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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
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best for ski in ski out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Had a two bed apartment. Accommodation was fantastic, spacious area and very comfy beds. Disappointed with cleaning, very dusty and no signs of carpets bring hovered all week. Hugely important if you have a child with asthma. Having to use a key card to get in was a huge inconvenience especially when trying to get into the ski locker room. Best for ski in ski out and so close to lift meant very little need of lugging skis around. Could do better on cleaning otherwise would have rated 10/10. Great for families and very little noise.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Seattle, United States
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had a 3 bed room 3 bath for 3 adults and 4 kids. It was great, 2nd floor unit, view of Gonadal. Ski in Ski out , ski lockers. Room was clean and in good shape. Pool and hot tub was Good. Wish one of the rooms had two twins instead of queen's. Didn't like the $15.00 nightly parking fee, especially when we had two vehicles. No restaurant in building currently so no room service, however big ample Kitchen so we didn't care. Just remember if you get a mountain side room in the winter that they groom the hill in the middle of the night and that beeping can be tough to sleep through.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Beautiful property located right on the Creekside gondola. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment which was more than adequate with lovely furnishings and a large bathroom, full kitchen and laundry facilities. Cleanliness was impeccable and service prompt (when we requested a kettle and high chair).

Hot tub was great and used daily. There are two tubs - one for adults only and also a heated pool.

The location is fantastic, you walk out the back door and onto the gondola and can ski right back to your door on the fantastic Dave Murray downhill run. Plenty of facilities in Creekside including a pub (Dusty's) across the way, grocery store (expensive of course) and liquor store (standard prices). Great locals pub (Roland's) and a diner a 5 minute walk across the highway.

This is certainly not Whistler which is a 5 minute bus ride away (or take the gondola and ski/board there - you cannot travel directly to the Whistler village via the gondola) but was thoroughly enjoyable and good value for money(especially if you take advantage of early booking offers).

My only gripe was they did not provide complimentary tea/coffee (only for the first day) which I found very odd and disappointing for a hotel of this calibre. And it certainly wasn't cheap to buy at the creekside market! Note to take your own if staying here.

Would certainly stay again and highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

First Tracks lodge at Creekside is almost everything you could ask for - large and very well-furnished rooms, great pool / hot tubs / steam room, ski lockers, and phenomenal location right next to the Creekside gondola. The ski school, ski shop, grocery store, and a few restaurants are all within walking distance. If you imagine a luxury ski vacation right next to the mountain, this is pretty much it.

Creekside is a 10min drive away from the Whistler village, and if you're into the nightlife scene you'd probably be better off closer to the village. But for us, with young kids, Creekside has been great and it's our favorite area to stay in Whistler.

Of course, every place has a downside - this place ain't cheap! The other minor downside is that we stayed in a unit facing the mountain, and the grooming cat did its work - including the loud beeping sound when backing up - at 5am!! It only did this two mornings but it was annoying to be woken up.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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34 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

The accommodation at First Tracks Lodge is excellent, very spacious, clean and well maintained. If you want to cook yourself there is plenty of crockery, utensils and pans. They have ski lockers for each apartment so no need to haul your skis/board through the hotel. Plenty of hot water and powerful showers. Daily maid service and linen change although be aware the maids come early. We missed the service a couple of days because we had do not disturb on the door but a call down to housekeeping and they came back. Hot tub and pool area is nice. Well situated right next to creek side gondola which is just outside the back door. The only downside is there is not a lot of restaurants in creekside but we already knew this so not a problem for us. A $2.50 bus ride to Whistler village is easy from the bus stop just along from the hotel. The ladies that run the concierge desk are very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area and bus service. This is the place for you if you want peace and quiet instead of the noise of the main village.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was our first family trip to Whistler and First Tracks is the place to stay. Great location, very family friendly, and the staff were very helpful. The hot tubs and pool were welcome after a long day of skiing!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Our compliments to Marie, the concierge at First Tracks Lodge! We experience great service and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The location is as good as it gets for ski out and ski in. Step out of the door and your are in line for the Gondola. Ski back to the door, put your skis in the locker and take the elevator to you very nice, well equipped condo.
The only improvement we would suggest is for the Lodge to provide a van for shuttle service to Whistler village. The taxis are expensive and the drivers tend to be rude.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
#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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Also Known As:
1st Tracks Lodge
First Tracks Hotel Whistler
First Tracks Whistler

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