After reading a few of the recent reviews, I wondered if there was anything that I could possibly add. I agree with many of the reviews already posted. The place is in an excellent location but that's all it has going for it. When planning for Whistler, I knew we had to stay in Whistler Village to be close to all the activities, shops, and restaurants. It seemed a hassle to have to wait for buses with all your ski equipment and you're wasting time waiting for a shuttle bus when you could be using that time to ski! The hotel was within walking distance to everything. We could have stayed in a better hotel for around the same price but we couldn't stay more than two nights and many of the hotels required stays of two nights or more.
The parking garage was convenient and reasonably priced. Entrance to the garage was right next to the front lobby so we could just walk to the car to get things. The only problem I had was that the doors didn't open automatically. There is a button to push to open them but they didn't open. Imagine trying to move all your luggage and prop the door open yourself as well.
We came as a party of three around 11:00 a.m.. We all had to wait for our rooms because they were not ready and unfortunately one of my friends had to walk her luggage to another building for her room. Luckily, my room was in the main building.
There is only ONE elevator and a small one at that. I really didn't have a problem with waiting too long for this one elevator each time I needed to use it. The place is not big but I wonder how terrible it would be if it should ever go out of service one day.
I found the staff friendly and helpful. My friends and I came in one rental car and because we were in different rooms, someone at the desk was willing to hold the car key for us while we loaded the car at different times during the day of our departure. Someone else at the desk was also willing to pass messages for us when we couldn't remember each other's room numbers to call and leave a message. They even let us leave the car there on the day of departure as long as we needed after we checked out of the hotel. So I did find them to do the best they could.
Now, as for the rooms, yes, they were dated. They were also dark as someone else has mentioned. The "hotel" room that we got was small and is nothing like the "suite" pictures that are on their website. I didn't expect any thrills based on what I read and I kept telling myself that the five star Sutton Place that I was checking into the next day in downtown Vancouver would totally make up for this one night stay. I didn't find anything particularly "unclean" and I knew that it was a ski resort town so there is definitely going to be much more wear and tear than your typical hotel. But it is time for a face-lift before than ski lift.
- 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
- Whistler Village Hotel