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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
Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Amazed with quality of accommodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

9 night stay.
Into Vancouver (Ski Holiday) after flight from Australia; cleared Customs etc, met the "Whistler Shuttle' (pre booked through Ride Booker) representative and whisked away. Dropped off at the front door of Legends to enable a very quick and polite check-in for First Tracks Lodge. Walked 100 metres from Legends Check-In to Fist Tracks Lodge and into a 5th floor 1 bedroom + den + 2 bathrooms. All this room for 1 person! As other reviewers have stated the Condos have everything, neat, clean, well built and maintained. Ski locker at the building entrance which is all of 50 metres from the Gondola. Best located ski accommodation I have ever encountered.
I have been to Whistler every 2 years for the past 20 years and First Tracks Lodge is the best Condo accommodation that I have stayed in + has the added advantage of walk in walk out the door to the Gondola.
No need for a car to access Whistler or Blackcomb village as the Bus stop is conveniently located
100 metres from the door ($2.50 per trip or purchase 10 trips for$20). Supermarket, Starbucks, Ski hire, Whistler Blackcomb Guest relations / Kids Ski School all within 100 metres.
Would I stay here again? Yes!
Any downside? No!
Recommend First Tracks? Yes, every time in preference to any other Condo in either Creekside or Whistler Village
December - 9 night stay - start of the Ski Season - There was a member of staff available in the foyer of First Tracks every day until the evening to answer questions or assist with bookings etc.
Thank you for a pleasant and relaxing , no hassle stay in a quality condo.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, Michigan
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164 reviews 164 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We were here off-season and the price was only $200 for what was really a full-size condo. There was a bedroom, den, fireplace, small deck, full kitchen, washer/dryer, two bathrooms and heated floors. There isn't much of a view as it's at the bottom of the gondola. It's convenient to some amenities but you may want to drive into the village itself. Only complaint? During the off season at least, you have to go to another building to actually talk to a staff person. This was inconvenient when our keys wouldn't work for the fitness room.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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yorkshire
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Sheffield
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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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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 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Whistler
#1 Family Hotel in Whistler
#4 Romantic Hotel in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — First Tracks Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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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