We stayed at the Blackcomb Lodge for a few days over Easter this year. We generally stay at the Whistler Pinnacle, which we always enjoy, but this time we had a friend with us, so needed a studio suite, which the Blackcomb had.
The hotel is in a great location, right on the main square in "downtown" Whistler. The walk to the base of the mountain is less than five minutes. The room itself (King bed, bathroom and kitchenette on the main floor with a overlooking loft with two single beds above) was perfect for our needs. The kitchen area was pretty tiny, and wouldn't be suitable for preparing actual meals, but for snacks and so on it was fine. There is no dining area, other than the coffee table.
Others have mentioned the noise at this location. In our case, our room faced away from the town centre, so this was not an issue for us. If we return, we would specifically request this same "view".
Our only real complaint was that the elevator broke while we were there. Because the loft rooms are really two stories, even walking up to the second floor was a bit of a hike with gear. I was nursing some torn ligaments in my ankle, which didn't help. I couldn't help but wonder why the elevator wasn't repaired over the three days it was busted, although it was Easter weekend. Regardless, it should have been repaired as this is the only elevator.
Ski storage was by way of racks in the foyer, which were then rolled into a retail area and locked up at night.
We would likely return, especially if we needed a second sleeping area, and assuming there was a rear-facing room. Overall, it was good value. We didn't use the pool or hot tub... They are located in the basement, adjacent to the parking area. We did like the proximity to the lifts. The Pinnacle is at least double the distance which isn't insignificant when hoofing it in ski-boots.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- # We are pleased to announce that The Blackcomb Lodge & Spa has completed an extensive $5 Million Dollar Renovation and is now open and waiting for you to arrive and experience the comfort. # Blackcomb Lodge could not be closer to the fun and excitement of Whistler Village. Restaurants, shops, cinemas and art galleries surround the hotel. The Village Gondola is a brief 2 minute walk through the pedestrian village. Each Studio or Studio Loft unit provides full kitchen facilities and a variety of bed configurations for both families and couples. Relax in Whistler's only indoor pool, hot tub and sauna. Araxi Restaurant offers superb dining and an award-winning wine selection. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blackcomb Hotel Whistler