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First Tracks Lodge
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2202 Gondola Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, Canada   |  
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Ranked #1 of 52 hotels in Whistler
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Luxury at an affordable price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We loved it here.I had imagined it to be a long way out, but it is at the bottom of a Gondola at Creekside. A short drive or bus ride into Whistler village,bus stop is around the corner.There is a supermarket and several restaurants within a few minutes walk,We had a lovely suite ,a large bedroom with big comfy bed , two bathrooms ,a jacuzzi bath in one, living ,dining, kitchen area , and another room with a bed settee and tv .Also a great balcony. I suspect we had been upgraded. We overlooked a hill, and it was very quiet in September.The kitchen was well equipped,with washer and dryer and powder included which was very useful. Also an enormous fridge, cooker and dishwasher.
We had a battle with the heat /ac couldn't quite understand it, so turned it off as we were too hot, the weather was warm. Instructions would be useful. Also found the whirlpool wasn't working ,although it had been on earlier when we looked at the pool area. It's necessary to wash pool towels from room after use. We had free parking included, in an almost deserted garage.
Great place would go back.

Room Tip: High floor on a quiet side, not overlooking pool or road.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Pros: Spacious, well-appointed, comfortable units; appreciated daily room cleaning (tho the unit could have used a good dusting and the carpets a steam clean)

Cons: Units overlooking the pool can be noisy (if I hear "marco polo" one more time ...!) and I'm guessing the ones overlooking the gondola and pub are worse during ski season.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Fabulous! - I absolutely loved this place. Massive room / suite with a fully equipped Kitchen, dining table, two large sofa's, separate TV room, two bathrooms. This place was bigger and more luxurious than most peoples appartments. It was a great introduction to the area, and having chosen it before going to the main village of Whistler, I was very, very pleased. Great discounted rate as we were out of season. Very minor down side; the fans that were all inexplicable linked to the heating system...but perhaps that was meI couldn't suss out how to switch it off. BUT....defintley hstay there again and again, and again...pool, hot swimming pool and jacuzzi all great too.

Room Tip: Balcony, suite.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Our suite was huge, even though it was just a single bedroom one. A large kitchen area, equipped better than most homes, large dining table easily suitable to seat six or more at a push, with a large living area with sofa and armchair and a vaulted ceiling which made the place seem even bigger. Outside was a lovely balcony overlooking the Olympic square, with chairs and table but still felt nice and private. The bedroom was superb, with quality bedding and lots of space, and of course the bathroom was equipped to the same high standard, with jacuzzi bath tub and walk in shower. Every touch in this place spoke of quality, including the feature fireplace, even down to the coffee maker and the ice dispensing fridge.

The lobby of the hotel also was a delight, with plenty of seating, a reading area and big open fire places. All this and due to the season the place was quiet as a mouse and superb value. I'm confident that even at high season this place would be worth the money, we loved it and will be returning.

This place felt like a genuine quality location in a beautiful town, reception (check in via their sister hotel next door) was very helpful, even providing a list of restaurants which had deals on that week! We had parking under the hotel (free) and free wifi.

Well done first tracks lodge you made a great impression on us!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

The First Tracks is a building hotel / chalet style up market suites, right opposite the gondola in Whistler Creek, the little annex to Whistler Village which has had millions pumped into it and now offers peacefulness, a top notch supermarket, Starbucks, a few shops and a few pubs / restaurants (though some, plus the gondola, are shut out of season).

The Lodge was superb, a large suite with modern facilities including kitchen and a great gym / pool area too. The cycle path walk of 4km and bus back was a great way to pop to Whistler in the evening, though the room was so good we cooked for 2 nights. The only negative was a propensity for horrible energy saving curly lightbulbs which we changed for old style ones of our own due to the way the new ones affect our health.

All in all we enjoyed our stay. Great rates out of season and good negotiation by them to knock a bit off and ensure we stay longer.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We wanted to stay at Whistler Village and just couldn't find a nice 2 room suite open for our friends and us ,anything available charged extra for the other couple(it's a two room suite?)and they all charged for parking.We called a reservation line that dealt with all hotels in the area,had a fantastic girl names Kylie who recommended First Tracks Lodge,we really weren't sure as it wasn't in Whistler Village.Wow are we ever happy she suggested First tracks Lodge,only a 5 minute drive to the village,AMAZING and very large clean rooms,it had a deal which made the room a super great deal but it also included free secure parking....will never stay in the village again.Whistler Creekside was was beautiful,quiet and had everything we needed,Can't wait to go back

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

It's hard to add to the reviews already posted as I agree with their comments. This was one of the nicest places we're ever stayed. We enjoyed being a few miles away from the action of Whistler village.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2202 Gondola Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Whistler
#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Whistler
#5 Romantic Hotel in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — First Tracks Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located ski-in, ski-out at the base of Whistler Mountain in Whistler Creekside, First Tracks Lodge is an upscale, condo style hotel. This all suite hotel features suites ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. Each suite offers a full kitchen with upscale appliances and granite counter tops, a living area with a gas fireplace, private balconies and one full bathroom per bedroom. This property truly offers all of the comforts of home in a most convenient location. In addition, the Creekside Village is just steps away providing convenient access to a grocery store, liquor store, ski and board rentals, Whistler kids programs as well as a few coffee shops and eateries. ... more   less 
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First Tracks Hotel Whistler
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