If you want a quiet place with a full kitchen that is 5 minutes walk from the main village then look here.
First of all want to say that I discovered only too late that the Pinnacle was built in 1996 and renovated back in 2001. Had I known this earlier I may have made a change to a hotel renovated more recently.
From first blush, the outside of this hotel looks like any other, until you get to the front door which is a little less fancy with the unpowered double glass doors with metal handles. The lobby is quaint with a small check in desk. Nice polite staff.
Going up the one of two elevators to our deluxe 4th floor suite, a faint odor was detected which was prevalent even in our room. I will grant that for a snow resort that gets a lot of wet patrons over the years will tend to leave a musty wet smell...don't hope for lemon fresh.
The room was a fair size with a high steepled ceiling. We only noticed that the upper set of windows did not have black out curtains, nor any curtains at all. If you have to, use the sofa cushions to cover the upper window. The 1996 age shows even with the supposed 2001 renovation as our room had peeling wallpaper and paint, and the bed spread was a bit gaudish for our taste.
The TV is oddly placed on top of the very high fireplace, so viewing is not easily done from the sofa. The bed is better. As per other comments made, there is no drawer space for clothes, only two closets. Not very convenient as most of our stuff spent their time sprawled over chairs.
For Ipod owners, there is a convenient Ipod radio that you can hook your tunes up to.
The kitchen is the right size and stocked with all that you would need to cook. Warning, the range hood does not vent outside but instead back into the room so don't try cooking anything that will smoke excessively as the smoke alarm 14 feet up on the ceiling will not be accessable. There is a nice small table for eating.
There is a big jacuzzi in the room. Probably best in winter.
The bathroom is small with little counter space for your stuff.
Finally the temperature. In the warmer weather the room, being on the top floor heats up. If you like sleeping with an air conditioner on, with both the cold air issues and the noise issues, then this place is for you. If you can't sleep like this then perhaps a different place with a more modern, and quieter air conditioning system.
Overall, like i said, it was okay, but not great. It may have been our particular room, but there are other hotels in Whistler that are a bit more up to date that I think are more impressive.
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