We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Winter in Whistler”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Crystal Lodge Hotel
Ranked #8 of 49 Hotels in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence
peoria, il
1 review
“Winter in Whistler”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2008

This hotel is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy their time in the village of whistler. The location is by far the best part. Literally steps away from the slopes. The staff went above and beyond to help us and even sent us chocolates to our room over a minor mix up when checking in. The room was not glamorous but had all the amenities, was very clean and was exciting because it faced the village. We could hear the concerts from our room and we enjoyed the upbeat atmosphere. The outdoor jacuzzi was nice and we also ate at the Spaghetti Shop in the hotel which was great. Skis and snowboard are not allowed in the room so complimentary storage is provided at the bottom of the lift. We researched hotels for our Whistler vacation on this website and found that Crystal Lodge was one of the cheapest hotels to stay at directly in the Village and we were extremely happy with going the economy route as opposed to spending a lot of money on a room that we were never in.

  • Liked — Location in the Village
  • Disliked — small room
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
Helpful?
Thank kntravel08
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,474 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,392
    782
    208
    60
    32
See reviews for
783
983
115
84
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (338)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Devon, UK
Level Contributor
59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2008

My wife and I had 10 days in the Crystal lodge at the end of Jan. It was our third visit to whistler and had the best time yet! On our first trip we stayed in the Delta village suites which were nice but a bit of a long walk back after a full day's skiing. The second time we stayed right opposite the Crystal lodge in the Best western hotel 'Listel whistler'. The Crystal lodge is very similar to the Listel Whistler.

I liked the excellent, organised and genuinely very friendly reception staff; the lovely warm fire and comfy seats in reception.
The hotel has a deal with the Carlton lodge at the base of the mountains which allows guests at the Crystal to store their skis there and not queue up to store them - It's brilliant! The location is brilliant- can only be beaten by the Pan pacific and the Hilton (but they are both way more exensive).
The hotel was very clean and our room was spotlessly clean every evening.

Our room overlooked the pool and hot-tub. These did get very busy at times and could only be accessed through the main (very busy) entrance and was overlooked by the adjacent Spagetti Factory restaurant. The room was fine (although many people would probably say it was pretty small but all standard rooms in BC seem to be this size).

Overall I loved the holiday and loved the Crystal lodge. My only concern is that the other side of the hotel ( overlooking the main 'strip') might be quite noisey in the evenings although i didn't get a chance to ask any other guests if this was actually the case.

We Will definately be going back to whistler next year and we will probably stay in the Crystal lodge unless the Listel is cheaper in which case we might go back there again!
E-mail me if you want to know more about whistler or the hotels there.

  • Liked — the location
  • Disliked — the fact that you had to go through the main foyer to get to the hot-tub
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank rick88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seattle
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2008

My family of 5 stayed here mid Feb. of 07. We had been to Whistler the year before and had stayed at the PanPacific. We were in a 2 queen with a hide-a-bed sofa. Although the room was a bit tight for 5, we basically eat out most meals anyway. We bought cereal and milk at the grocery in the village, and ate quick breakfasts in the room. There was small fridge for drinks,etc. I wouldn't recommend here if you want to eat in the room much besides ordering a pizza. The housekeepers did a great jobkeeping our room clean.

The ski valet is right on way out the door to the slopes. The entire staff at the hotel was nothing but courteous and helpful. You can walk to the gondola in less than 5 minutes. So wonderful if you have children lugging all of their equipment. The perfect location makes up for any disadvantages of room size. There is nothing like staying in the heart of the main village at Whistler. There is just something magical about it.

The Old Spaghetti Factory is connected to the hotel, as is a bar. there is another pricier restaurant in the main lobby but we didn't try it. Also the Second Cup coffee shop is around the corner. The BEST white hot chocolate I have ever had! Everything you need is right in the village just steps away.

We hit the slopes early and then would get back and relax before dinner. Also, try the fresh tracks where you get a to hit the slopes early. One of our best memories of the trip.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — tight room
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank skiboard
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
91 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2007

We were surprised to see that the location of the hotel is indeed perfect. A 1 minute walk from the Bus Terminal/ Visitor's Center and a 1 minute walk to the Carlton Lodge where the skis are valet..valeted..val laid. We had a Standard King and I found it too small. However, the room is clean, the bed is comfortable (the comforter is down or the like and is attached to the bedspread..for those who need that kind of info)
My only annoyance with the hotel stay was that somehow the lodge was the epicenter of all things loud and obnoxious..the bar of the hotel that is. Our room was facing the main drag and perhaps it was the night before Christmas, but for the duration of our stay all ye who are drunk and shrill passed by and through the Crystal Lodge tavern. I'm no old nanny, but a bucket of water was on its way were it not for the blasted slit-only hotel windows. I would absolutely recommend the hotel for a ski vacation, not so much if you're looking for serenity.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Small room-kiddy bar scene
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank 5StarBohemian
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maine
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2007

This hotel is in a good location right on the main strip at the base of the mountains by all of the activities available to book as well as the restaurants and shops. It was nice to walk everywhere. The hotel room was a basic nice clean hotel room. It had a pool and hot tub. Unfortunately we need wireless internet that they advertised they had but it was not working so we asked to use the computer they advertise is available for use by the lobby but I was disappointed they charged us a lot to use it when we had come prepared with our own but they didn't have their wifi working. I felt they should have let guests use the computer if they did not have the wifi available. Also the parking was costly and we were not told that it was an additional cost on top of what we had payed so we ended up paying more than we had expected in the end.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank SacoMaine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Whistler hotels
0.1 mi away
Aava Whistler Hotel
Aava Whistler Hotel
#14 of 49 in Whistler
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,665 reviews
0.3 mi away
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
2.1 mi away
Nita Lake Lodge
Nita Lake Lodge
#1 of 49 in Whistler
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,772 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Pinnacle Hotel Whistler
Pinnacle Hotel Whistler
#12 of 49 in Whistler
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,283 reviews
0.5 mi away
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
0.6 mi away
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Crystal Lodge Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Crystal Lodge Hotel

Property: Crystal Lodge Hotel
Address: 4154 Village Green, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
Phone Number:
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Whistler
#4 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Whistler
#8 Business Hotel in Whistler
#9 Romantic Hotel in Whistler
#11 Family Hotel in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crystal Lodge Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Crystal Lodge & Suites offers an unbeatable location in Whistler village, with a wide variety of rooms, lofts & suites, shops, restaurants and amenities to suit your every need. Just steps away from both Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas. The Crystal offers the most retail shops and restaurants attached to any one hotel in Whistler. Starbucks, Roots, Lululemon, Beacon Pub & Eatery, Wild Wood Pacific Bistro, Basalt Wine & Salumeria, and CanSki, to name a few. As a guest you will enjoy the benefits and discounts with our exclusive Crystal Advantage program. In addition to our location, rooms and services, you can also enjoy our heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness room, award winning 4 star service, complimentary wireless internet, heated underground parking, complimentary ski and bike valet. Your perfect whistler experience "at the centre of it all." ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Priceline, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Crystal Lodge Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Crystal Hotel Whistler
Crystal Lodge Whistler

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing