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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 #2 of 53 hotels in Whistler
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“tops in a ski-in/out condo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

First Tracks at Creekside is a first-rate property, both for the location & for the quality of the condo itself. We had a 2-BR, 2-bath 3rd-floor unit -- spacious, quiet, very solid. Great bed, great bathroom. A large kitchen for a 2-BR, though thre could've been a better selection of pots/pans/utensils. Ski locker downstairs, out the door & 50 yds to the Creekside gondola -- just as convenient as could be. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ovations, Director of Sales at First Tracks Lodge, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you very much for your recent Trip Advisor review. We are pleased to read that you feel we are a first-rate property and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were only in Whistler for one night, hence the review title. You could set yourself up for a week in these self contained units which have everything you might need. We chose this 'hotel' as the price was good in the low season. Location in Whistler Creekside Village was fine for us as we had a car. Very comfortable self-contained accommodation and we have no hesitation in recommending. You could stay in Whistler Village at a much higher price however this location is only 5 minutes away.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Benenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Had a great stay at First Tracks, we were there from April 2nd to 16th and had all 4 seasons in those 2 weeks. Very quiet, and some of the shop units are empty at present. Not a lot of choice for restaurants, but Creekbread and Dusty's were favourites. Rolands (BBQ Bobs) is basic pub grub. We are a family of 4, so $9 on the bus to the village each way, or $12 for a taxi. The hotel is excellent and very quiet, pool a little chilly and the hot tubs a little hot, so had to keep moving from one to the other! Otherwise excellent. The runs down are steep and slushy this time of year, but you can catch the gondola from the midstation and download that way.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 April 15, 2013

We had a lovely stay at First Tracks lodge. It is right by the creekside Gondola - great spot if you like quiet evenings and hanging out with your group.

The pool was very nice, service was great.

The room was spacious and the beds were super comfy. Parking was a reasonable (for Whistler) $15.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We were a family of five and stayed at First Tracks for 9 days at Easter. The journey from Vancouver is relatively straightforward but following 15 hours on two flights it was an extremely tiring.
Check in was at Legends which is just round the corner and was quick and efficient.
2 bed apartments are plenty big enough for 5 people (one on a bed settee) with a fully fitted kitchen and open plan dining area. Both bathrooms are en-suite with baths and separate showers with the master having a Jacuzzi bath. The accommodation is very good quality and there is maid service daily. There are pools and a large outdoor Jacuzzi which get the sun in the afternoon, as well as a steam room and gym.
The apartments are located approximately 3 miles out of Whistler village at Creekside which is something you need to consider for eating out and nightlife. There are only a few options within walking distance so it’s taxis or the local bus. They are however literally right next to the lift and ticket office so from a skiing perspective they are perfect.
The skiing is fantastic and there is plenty to do for all ability levels. Conditions were not right for off-piste but I can imagine it being really good. Whistler and the surrounding area is picture postcard beautiful.
In summary, we had a great holiday and would definitely recommend First Tracks, however, when we go again we will stay in Whistler village, because there is far more going on. We will also spend a few days in Vancouver which looks like a great city.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stayed for a week with family. The chalet was perfectly kept, and convenient with plenty of extra bedding and things like soap for the washer. The Creekside gondola is maybe 20 steps out the back door and grocery store, ski rentals and great restaurants just across the street. We were in the hot outdoor spa, overlooking the snow and pines, most evenings. We didn't do alot of cooking, but the kitchen seemed well equipt if we had wanted to take greater advantage of it. Would certainly stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Ovations, Director of Sales at First Tracks Lodge, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thank you very much for your recent trip advisor review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed the hot outdoor spa most evenings. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back on your next trip to whistler.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at First Tracts for a week in April for spring skiing. Check in and out were easy. The one bedroom with living and dining areas and full kitchen were very nice. The king bed was very cozy. Nice balcony. We had a view of the pools. We could hear ponies, but it was not much. We had to take the bus to go to Whistler Village to shop and to meet friends, but the Creekside Gondola provides quick access to the slopes. Would stay there again. Our room was much bigger than our friends' who stayed at the Westin in a one bedroom. No complaints from me and I am prone to complaining!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ovations, Director of Sales at First Tracks Lodge, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experiences at and photos of First Tracks Lodge. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed the quick access to the slopes and the spacious suites. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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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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