We found ourselves with mixed feelings in providing this review. To the positive, we found unit 303 itself quite lovely. The owner has clearly invested a lot to update the unit with great furniture, finishings and decorative touches. It was well equipped in the kitchen for anything we might have wanted to do. As an older unit, we enjoyed having more space and the separate bedroom for our adult daughter. The location, as advertised, leaves you right in the village and steps away for most everything.
To the negative, that village proximity comes with a cost. The property notes it's central location as being above a "restaurant, pub, a busy area" which is really code for "noisy at night". The biggest issue is the incessant noise from the nightclubs below, with little way to escape the pounding beats from 9pm thru 2am, plus the racket from the drunk partiers making their way home over the next hour. Also, while the view out the windows was quite lovely to the mountains, being situated at the service end of the pubs and market below meant a lovely early wakeup with the changing of the garbage bin, and earlier wakeups from the back-up beepers of several delivery trucks.
Having no elevator at first glance is not a huge issue for anyone without any issues with carrying up their luggage 4 flights of stairs. However, as an older building, the stairways and hallways are narrow, there are a number of narrow, self-closing doors to go through, and there is also an initial long stairwell coming up from the parking garage.
All in all, we gave a "3" rating because the unit itself is lovely, the price was fair (save for high Whistler taxes but not the owner's fault....) and the location is right in the village. Perhaps a younger group won't mind the noise so much; a family looking for a peaceful evening and sleep, perhaps not. We stayed Friday thru Monday day night so a mid-week stay might be quieter.