We travelled to Whistler over President's day weekend, and had a wonderful stay! I waited too long to book, and EVERYTHING was taken...it was frightening. If you book early (as I has the previous year) you can actually get screaming deals. Alas, those deals are meant to soak up unbooked rooms, and, wow, it does the trick! Inventory is completely wiped out after the big sale. I wound up searching daily: Whistler Central ressies, Expedia, individual hotel sites, etc....NOTHING. No rooms. Despair! Suddenly, Le Chamois pops up...one room, good rate, and I grabbed it. Then, my heart sank as I read reviews....eeeewww, it sounded old and run down. Oh well, we would make the best of it! At least it was immediately adjacent to the slopes, even if it was away from the main village.
WELL. The place turned out to be fantastic. The room itself was a one bedroom, newly updated with granite counters in the kitchenette and bathroom, new carpet, nice Scandinavian furniture. Very, very, nice. The Hotel lobby is fine as well...nicely appointed (if not 5 star, definitely 3/4 minimum!!), friendly and helpful staff (and we used them a lot!!!!). The location was amazing. The Blackcomb lifts are feet from the door, there are stores and restaurants aplenty, even if there is not the go-go action of the lower village. But the path to the lower village is just across the street, and we timed it to be a 7 minute walk to the Whistler gondola. Now, come on! That is nothing (although a pain with skis, but hey, we had our own lifts steps away, with easy access to all of Blackcomb and Whistler). The place we stayed last year was "in the lower village" but it was at least an 8 minute walk to the lifts! My daughters loved, loved, loved the Chamoix location, even though initially they thought they would not.
Le Chamoix has a wonderful ski valet, so you only need to ride the elevator down, step outside, grab your skis, and take a few steps to the lifts. After skiing, you can hits several dining/bar options at the bottom of the Blackcomb lifts, or stow your gear with the valet and make the short walk to livelier action in the lower village.
Perfect for us! The units are privately owned, so perhaps privately maintained and furnished, and t that may account for the wildly different reviews of units. Ours was great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Chamois Whistler offers guests the chance to indulge in a charming boutique hotel that blends European elegance with the casual lifestyle of Western Canada. The spacious guest rooms offer tranquil mountain or forest views and comfort with convenience kitchens and distinctive character and decor. Le Chamois features a year-round an outdoor heated pool and hot tub. Note that Le Chamois is not a full-service hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Chamois Whistler
- Le Chamois Hotel Whistler