We have visited Whistler many times over the past 15 years so are very familiar with the hotels and area. When I was searching for a last minute night away in Whistler, I initially used Kayak.com to compare rates. The Westin was coming up for a fairly reasonable rate (much more reasonable than what I would normally see) so we thought it would be a great chance to try out a higher end hotel in the village. After checking the price on Kayak.com ($184), I went to compare the Westin's website and there was a difference in the rate for the same room ($249). I called the property directly to inquire if I was to book the Kayak.com room, would I be getting something different or would I be paying some sort of "resort fee" that I wasn't aware of. The booking agent was very professional and explained to me the room I was interested was just put on sale for $149. I was told that I should follow their page on Facebook so I could be made aware of the sales and I appreciated that. I have since seen this coming weekend go on sale again so now that I am aware, I will def. make use of the occasions when this happens.
Upon check-in we were greeted warmly by the bellman and the front desk. The front desk asked me if I was a SPG rewards member and I am not so they signed me up and it was done instantly. We chose to self-park for $30 (ugh - I was well aware of the parking rates prior to our stay, I would have prob. freaked out if I wouldn't have known that in advance - the only reason I did know was the multiple mentions of it on Trip Advisor) Valet was only $4 more but we didn't have that much stuff as we were only there for the night. We were informed upon check-in that the Westin's pool was closed for refreshing but they offered us use of the hot tubs or use of the pool at the next door Sheraton hotel and we did make use of it because the weather was amazing!!
The village view room was lovely and clean, slightly smaller than I expected but still adequate room for the 4 of us (2 adults and 2 kids). I loved the fact there was a small patio with nice wicker chairs and a small table. My kids really wanted the Swedish Berries from the minibar but for $4, we just walked into the village and bought some treats at IGA. The beds were very comfy and the sofa bed was lovely too (we often stay in rooms with sofa beds being we have 2 kids and most of the time they suck but this one was really lovely).
We did ski but did not make use of the ski valet. I felt that for the $8 pp, we could carry out skiis the short distance. Skiis and poles are not allowed in the rooms, which I can appreciate so we just left them in our truck to avoid the valet cost.
We asked for a late-check out and were accomodated because it wasn't very busy which was excellent.
I would most def. recommend this hotel, just be aware of the parking and ski/bike valet charges in advance... having that sneak up on your bill wouldn't be so much fun. Will be watching the Facebook page for sales and will be back again soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Whistler Village just yards from the gondolas and the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler is an all-suite, full-service conference hotel and spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Resort And Spa, Whistler
- The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler Hotel Whistler
- Westin Resort Whistler
- Westin Hotel Whistler
- Westin Whistler
- Whistler Westin