My husband and I rented a unit here for six months for the 2011/12 winter season, so we have plenty of experience with Glacier's Reach.
Firstly, it is in a great location - right across the road from the free bus shuttle which takes you to the lifts, and from the Marketplace supermarket. It is a ten minute walk to the lifts and to the top of the village, and the same to Blackcomb base, so super convenient.
The complex itself is relatively small, but I feel that's because there are a large number of units in quite a small space. Our condo was privately owned and very well looked after, and I couldn't fault the unit itself.
However, the main issues is NOISE and this is a big one...the problem with Glacier's Reach is that the walls and floor are thin, many units have outdoor hot tubs, and it's relatively cheap. Add to that that Whistler is a party town and attracts people who want to come and get absolutely smashed on drink and drugs most weekends.
The 11pm noise curfew is ignored my most weekenders, and when called, security are useless half the time, so we had to call the police a couple of times. One time we called security as the stag party downstairs (who had hired a hooker) were being noisy, and instead of sorting the issue out, the guy went inside!!
However, this issue is more a general Whistler issue, and having been to parties in other complexes, one endemic to Whistler condo complexes. My advice, spend a bit more money than the cheapest places available and you might have half a chance of a decent night's sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All of our suites at Glaciers Reach have Private hot tub, year round pool, full kitchen, in suite laundry, high speed internet, living room with entertainment centre and free parking. We have been offering our guest’s quality accommodation at a resort complex called Glaciers Reach since 1999. Our vacation homes are fully equipped, well maintained and very clean. On behalf of all of us at Glaciers Reach we hope that you enjoy your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glaciers Reach Whistler
- Glaciers Reach Hotel Whistler
- Glacier Reach