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“Just fine-close to slopes-shuttle stop a BIG +” 3 of 5 stars
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Raintree's Whiski Jack Snowbird
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4865 Painted Cliff Rd No C, Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B4, Canada   |  
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Ranked #46 of 53 hotels in Whistler
Anchorage, Alaska
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Just fine-close to slopes-shuttle stop a BIG +”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Just returned(2/26/2012) from a week at WJack-Snowbird and found it just fine. While not the best as in Four Seasons, Fairmont or other four five star properties it is certainly a solid three to three and a half & worth the money or in our case our weekly time share. We were two adult couples with no kids. The units are nestled in tall trees, the setting is easy on the eyes. Our 2 bedroom unit was was on the upper level with good views of the mountains opposite Whistler and Blackcomb, it was clean & comfortable. The master bedroom had a king size bed , the 2nd bedroom had two twins. The master had a water-closet(bathroom, loo, your name for it here) but the master shower was actually a converted hallway closet just outside the master bedroom. (odd i know, we figured it was done to make the units a higher level in the RCI ratings and Olympics) In any case the shower just outside the door proved to be no problem. Unit had a good washer and dryer and also space for two cars in the under ground garage. The outdoor hot-tub(s) were not working. While not on the 'slopes' this unit could be called a 'ski in' unit as there is a trail that leads from the slopes to the units that can be skied when returning from slope. To get to the slopes you take Whistlers very efficient shuttle system that stops just in front of the property. You can ride the shuttle to the the main 'Village" or to the 'Upper Village"(UVillage is very close to the unit). For ski access I would recommend just riding the shuttle up the street about five minutes to the
former 'Marriot' hotel where the Whistler Co. has one of their many rental shops; there you can access the slopes as this hotel is slope side. Also if you have your own equipment you can walk fifty feet from the hotel bus stop, and ski a 100 ft long trail to the slopes; from there it is a gentle 1 minute ski to the base where you can buy lift tickets or if you have a multi-day ticket get on the lifts and go. Check in to the unit is at central check in area in the Village so if you come by bus ask that you be allowed to pick up your keys before being dropped at the unit. Or just check in, catch the shuttle to the 'Snowbird' stop. Off hour contact with staff is pretty easy to do if you read the literature provided in the unit before going into panic mode. We found the staff helpful when we needed them as most staff is if treated right.
We travel a lot to many parts of the world(have yet to set food in Asia)
Snowbird is just fine.

Room Tip: Upper floors have better views.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Camrose, Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Two couples, four nights, wanted good access to skiing, insisted on a fireplace and a hot tub. The place was okay but the hot tub was under repair. Now, that was bad, but what made the whole thing intolerable was the utter frustration from trying to deal with this lot. What a disaster---you check in at some "turnkey" place that can't help you. The numbers you get give you answering machines that don't work or a fax signal. After over 100 attempts to actually talk to someone, I give up. They took my money, gave me no satisfaction, and get to laugh all the way to the bank. Stay away from this shady operation whatever you do.

Room Tip: Stay away from ALL the Whiski Jack places.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here for the 2nd time with a group of friends March 25th - 27th. This place is awesome value for money for a place to stay in Whistler. It's located in the Upper Village and only a 10 minute walk to Whistler Village. We stayed in a townhouse/condo unit with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, living room and dining room. You can tell this is an older unit that has not been renovated in quite some time, but that was OK with us. The beds were comfortable, everything was clean and the unit was well stocked with enough dishes, utensils, towels etc. for the 8 of us. There is a common hot tub and BBQ area which was useful for us. My only complaint would be the super early check out time (10AM), but I've been told that's pretty standard for these condo/townhouse style places. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place to any group that's planning a whistler trip who are looking to keep their costs down without sacrificing comfort!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4865 Painted Cliff Rd No C, Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B4, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
#21 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Raintree's Whiski Jack Snowbird 3*
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