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“Wonderful, relaxing place to stay”
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Evolution
Ranked #18 of 49 Hotels in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence
burnaby
2 reviews
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“Wonderful, relaxing place to stay”
Reviewed February 28, 2010

We have stayed at Evolution several times. The rooms are spacious, clean, quiet and modern. The beds are so comfortable that you don't want to get up in the morning. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. There is a grocery store, Starbucks, playground and several restaurants all within walking distance. There are beautiful walking, hiking and biking trails just accross the street. Creekside is a quiet , relaxing village. However it is only a few minute drive away from the main village of Whistler. We found it nice to enjoy the energy of the main village and then escape back to Evolution for some peace.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 16, 2010

We stayed for the week following Christmas. Our room was essentially a two bedroom condo, with a full kitchen, washer dryer, etc. Clean, comfortable and spacious, a few minor annoyances added up over time. It is definitely not a ski in, ski out experience. The five minute walk wearing boots and carrying skis seems to last forever at the end of the day. There is no lodge at the base of Creekside or anywhere else to store equipment nearby the base, so hump it you must. I would defintely ask for a condo facing away from the square. Snowplows, trash trucks and partyers seem to erupt in noise every half hour all night long. The unit itself tries hard to be modern, but sliding doors with see-through gaps from the living room to the bedrooms don't afford either sound-proofing or privacy. And yes, the glass on both sides gas fireplace does allow you see sit on the couch and see directly into the bedroom. Warm underground parking and a great outdoor pool and hot tub balance some of the negatives.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2010

Arrived on Jan 1 for two nights. We know Whistler well and wanted to give the new spot a try. First, the room wasn't ready at check-in - had to weight 45 minutes with only a "sorry its really busy today" in response. Reception is in another building entirely. finally given key - arriving at our room with garbage still outside the door. The room itself was very small, but nicely appointed and fairly well equipped. the heat is in the floors and we couldn't find a way to turn it down - it was stifling - worse when we turned on the the trendy gas flame fireplace looking thing. Other HUGE downside - we had a room facing the highway and parking lots. Tons of late night noise - snow removal, drunks, traffic. Brutal. When we arrived home from skiing the next day housekeeping showed up saying they wanted to clean our room - given that this is a ski resort they should assume guests are out all day, returning around 4pm. We waved off the making of the bed.

Should also mention that the fan over the bed, the air conditioner in the livingroom, and the stand up fan in the closet all suggest these little units cook in the summer.

There is just too much choice in Whistler to put up with this kind of scenario. If you do stay, make sure you get a mountain side room away from traffic.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 1, 2009

We stayed 2 nights and would only recommend this as a couple as 4 people would not work. That being said it was fantastic with washer and drier in suite and all the mod cons. If you want lots of service this is not the place as the building is run remotely. We chose not to get our rooms made up as they provided plenty of towels and we didn't want for anything. Full kitchen, dishwasher, cutlery and crokery.

Gym and pools looked good and the bus was right at the door. The Rimrock cafe 3 minutes walk at $49 for a 3 course (2 entrees and a main , think small but quality) was top quality and we went twice.

I can't comment on what it would be like in winter but the bus was at the door and we loved the feel of the place. It cost I think $145 CAD per night plus $15 per night for parking.

This was the highest quality hotel we stayed at for this money on our 3 week trip

Staff at checkin had good tips. It could have a free internet and maybe a drink machine but that was all we missed

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2009

Evolution is definitely one of the most stylish resorts I have visited in Whistler. The apartments (they can’t really be called rooms) were very impressively furnished and well-equipped with large balconies. The bathrooms were to die for, with more square footage than some bedrooms I have stayed at in Whistler: a giant soaker tub and separate shower, all in the most up-to-date style. High end appliances, LCD TVs sunk in to walls in every room and a very modern fireplace are all testaments to it being a recent development that hasn’t had a chance to age or date yet.
In fact, the fireplace, which is right through the wall between the living room and bedroom, may be the only drawback if you are in a group that needs some privacy but were hoping to use the sofa bed in the living room. It looks great, but isn’t that practical for some.
The resort amenities were all excellent, and again brand new: well equipped gym, large pool, two hot tubs and a sun deck, games room and movie room. There doesn’t seem to be any staff in this location – check in and out is through the reception at Legends just next door, and there are no attached dining facilities, but this didn’t detract from our stay at all.
It’s true that Creekside isn’t for those who want to party non-stop, but it does have everything you need for a great short break in Whistler. There are dining options for all occasions as well as a good market if you want to dine-in, and the proximity to the quieter Creekside gondola in winter and valley trails in summer are hard to argue with.
I’ll be back to Evolution.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed January 13, 2009

Great hotel. It was quiet (compared to the Village) but that was exactly what we wanted. It was a 3 minute walk to the gondola and 3-5 minutes to Starbucks and the grocery market.

My only con was that housekeeping wasn't perfect. It definitely wasn't bad, but it wasn't as full service as I expected. For instance, our bed was sloppily made.

  • Liked — Nice, cozy atmosphere. Great condo.
  • Disliked — housekeeping
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 16, 2008

Stayed here for one week.
Good;
*Full kitchen, including dishwasher, all crockery and utensils. (There is a well stocked grocery store in Creekside)
*Underfloor heating in the bathrooms.
*Very comfortable beds.
*Washing machine and dryer insuite.
*Small, but good gym area. Pool area has a great steam room, Sauna and a small heated pool plus 2 Jacuzzis.
*Bus stop right outside for easy access into the village (no shuttle bus is run by the accommodation), or you can take the path for a lovely walk which takes about 45 minutes.
*Rim Rock Cafe is only a 5-10 minute walk away.
*The Creekside gondola when operating (start of the season it was only open at the weekends) is only a 5-7 minute walk.
*The reception staff (at Legends, there is no concierge onsite - but it is only a 2 minute walk) were on the whole very good and helpful, lots of trainees and so although the queues were never long, you could be waiting around for a while.
*Recycling bin in the apartment.

So-So;
*The housekeeping services were very hit or miss. One day never coming at all. Sometimes restocking all linen, sometimes not.
*While these apartments are new, there are already a few small breaks and chips in the furniture/walls already. Just does not look quite so pretty.
*The fireplace, while it is nice to have this feature, is glass on both sides from the living room into a bedroom. So for those in that particular bedroom it is a bit strange/disturbing that people in the living room can look into your room from the sofa. (2 bedroom apartment)
*The ski storage area is in the hotel, it would be better if there was a locker closer to the Gondola area
*The water pressure for the showers in the 3rd floor room was terrible. Big, lovely shower and big showerhead, then this pathetic flow came out.

Stayed December 2008
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Property: Evolution
Address: 2020 London Lane, 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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Whistler
#14 Romantic Hotel in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Evolution 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This modern, chic lodge is located in Whistler Creekside, just a short walk to the slopes and offers one and two bedroom suites as well as one three bedroom suite. All suites feature a trendy and sophisticated design, full kitchen with high end appliances, dining area, living area with a cozy fireplace, private balconies and an in suite washer and dryer. The amenities are endless with an outdoor heated pool, two hot tubs, a sauna, eucalyptus steam room, fitness centre, a games room and a media room, which provides two daily movie viewings. Come experience all Evolution and Whistler Creekside have to offer! ... more   less 
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