My husband, son and stayed in the Hilton in Whistler for a week at the end of the snow season this year, and we were very impressed with our room. We had booked a 2 queen suite, and the size of the room really blew us away. The living area with sofa bed and kitchen was a nice size, and the bedroom was huge with a wall to wall wardrobe on one side. More than enough room to house each of us and all our luggage and snow gear.
The kitchen was fairly well stocked, so we were able to cook breakfast every morning easily, as well as store our snacks etc. Given the slightly more expensive price of breakfast in the hotel restaurant, we were happy to be able to save a few dollars by cooking at least one of our meals ourselves.
The hotel staff were super friendly, which is what we have come to know and expect from Hilton staff. We loved the toiletries provided, again at a quality which we have come to expect as standard from a Hilton hotel. We didn’t think much of the ‘outdoor firepit’, which was a gas fire at a low setting which didn’t give off much heat to warm you in the cold weather. But the room also had a gas fire in it, so we could enjoy that together in the warmth of the room.
The location of the hotel was fantastic for skiing/snowboarding. Exiting the hotel from the rear brings you right to the Summit Sports shop where you can get all your rental gear, and if you go out the shop’s front entrance you are right in front of the Whistler gondola. Plus Summit allows you to store your boards with them at the end of each day, which is convenient and saves you lugging equipment up to your room each night.
Whistler itself is a lovely location with plenty of places to choose from for dinner, so we didn’t eat at the hotel at all. Whistler prices are a bit more expensive than the rest of BC, but that’s pretty well known. They are still far cheaper than where we are from (Perth, Western Australia) but we could notice the difference from the other places we visited in BC. We can definitely recommend the restaurant 21 Steps- while we were there, they had a 3 course menu for $35, which was the best food we tasted in Whistler. It was so good we went there on 2 separate nights.
The day we left, the hotel happily held our luggage for us to allow us to spend our last day on the slopes, and they also allowed us to use the downstairs spa/pool showers to freshen up before heading off. The bell hop was also very kind in letting us access our luggage a few times on that last day to add various items to it as we made some last minute purchases.
We were very happy with our stay at the Hilton and we would definitely recommend it to anyone who might be visiting Whistler. I only which we could have stayed longer :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- EXPERIENCING WHISTLER STARTS WITH HILTON Relax and unwind at the luxurious, award winning Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Whistler Village, host mountain resort of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympics Games. Named by Condé Nast as the 10th top resort hotel in Canada, the hotel is steps away from the chairlifts of the legendary Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains, and offers an array of world class restaurants, stylish boutiques, and buzzing nightlife at our doorstep. ... more less
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