Stayed at the Whistler Village Inn + Suites for the first time in March 2013 for 5 nights.
My first experience not good. The person on the front desk was busy talking (not business) to the young woman cleaning the reception lounge when I entered and he seemed more interested in resuming his conversation than dealing with me. Very unprofessional.
The hotel consists of two separate buildings: the Powder Lodge and the Keg Lodge, the latter has the pool and the former only an indoor jacuzzi, though guests can use both. I stayed in the Powder Lodge.
On the ground floor by the entrance there are ski lockers and guests (are supposed to) receive a key when checking in. I was neither told of the lockers or given a key but had to go back later to reception to ask for one. Whereupon I received the key but was told that there was a $5.00 fee if I lost it. Again, this did not seem very professional. (on the second day I had to return to reception because there was a problem with my key and the person working at the desk at that time was very helpful and professional).
I opted for the "superior loft" at an extra $16.00 per night, which was well forth it. The unit consisted of a living room (with a murphy bed) plus full kitchen, bathroom on the landing between the floors and loft bedroom on the second floor. There was a flatscreen TV with DVD player in the living room area plus another TV in the loft. Though disappointingly no HD. It's disappointing because I always believe that a hotel should at least offer services comparable to what you have at home. HD TV is no longer a luxury but is now just standard. However, my disappointment was somewhat eased by the fact that WiFi is now free at the hotel.
The common areas of the hotel looked nice, new and well cleaned. My room was on the second floor, so it was faster for me to take the stairs rather than wait for the elevator. However, there was always an odd odor in the stairwell.
My room seemed a little worn, particularly the carpeting and the bathroom. The kitchen was equipped for simple meals, though a newer frying pan would have been helpful. There was a full stove and oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and mini-fridge. No dishwasher. I left the dishes for housekeeping but also left an extra tip.
The bed and pillows were comfortable. Though even on the third floor I could hear the front door slam every time people entered or exited the building. The closing mechanism is probably broken so the outer door does not close slowly but instead slams shut.
Shower had good strong water pressure, always a plus.
The hotel is centrally located within the village, about a ten minute walk (at most) from the gondolas for Blackcomb and Whistler, with all the restaurants and stores within close walking range.
With the murphy bed the unit sleeps four but it might be cramped for four adults. It would be good for two people who are not sharing a bed or for a couple with small children.
I was not expecting luxury and I was not disappointed. If visiting Whistler with my wife I'd opt for something a little more luxurious but for a ski week by myself or with a friend Whistler Village Inn + Suites is adequate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location, Value & Choice, Whistler Village Inn + Suites has it all!Whistler Village Inn + Suites puts you in the in the heart of Whistler village. Shops, restaurants, nightclubs and the Gondolas for Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are all less than a two-minute walk away. Relax in any style with a choice of hotel rooms, lofts and suites with balconies overlooking Whistler village.Only minutes from championship golf courses and abundant outdoor adventure, to get the most out of your Whistler-Blackcomb experience, the Whistler Village Inn + Suites is where you want to be. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Whistler Village Inn + Hotel Whistler
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