I booked the Alpen Glow via the help of a Tourism Whistler rep. I was stoked as it was pretty inexpensive, and as I was on business, and would not be in the room much anyway, so didn't really care. I went later to look up the map for the place and was greeted by this TripAdvisor site showing a serious low rating. I was so scared it was going to be a dive so I called my rep and while he he did admit "well, you did book the cheapest place in Whistler" (omg mention that before buddy I don't want to stay in a dive!) he assured me that if anything was unclean or out of sorts that we would be given a new clean room right away. Luckily it never came to that.
When we pulled up I had prepared my partner for a total dump of a place as that is what the reviews on this site made us believe would be there!! But instead, it was a clean front entrance, staffed by a friendly Australian staff member, with a nice, clean, quiet (well, mostly quiet) room on the 4th floor facing the trees and mountains. It was pleasant and clean and equipped with most necessary appliances.
The bed being pullout is kind of wack though, so we opted to pull the bed mattress out on the pull out couch and switch the two as it was better having the table up and bed out at once.This sounds complicated because it is. Kinda weird having the table be the bed (murphy style). Probably wouldn't stay here again because of this, they should figure out a different configuration really that is more convenient. As others complained, if you use the bed and the pull out couch at once, you cannot walk across the room, they are almost touching and take up the bulk of the space. There is seriously like a foot of space to squeeze through, not comfortable, kind of unsafe. Especially annoying.
But other than that, the room was nice and clean and the bathroom was nice. This is kind of a young person party building so if you are old or looking to not have loud rowdy skateboarders drunkenly smash cans above you on Saturday night (this place is cheapest in Whistler and close to Village) please do not come. Note: They were not too bad, were kind of hilarious, and other than a few thumps we were not disturbed even though these drunken disturbers were right above our room. We did find a crushed WildCat can on our balcony one morning, but not a big deal.
All in all, I would recommend this place to others if you are looking for a good value near the Whistler village. The staff were really helpful and shipped a package back to me when I forgot something behind. Also, staff let us keep our bags in a safe locked up room after check out time so we could explore the village unabated until our shuttle arrived. Really, they were top notch and that is the reason I am on here giving them a good review. They deserve it.
Last note, pool and hot tub were okay. Clean, hot tub was relaxing. Pool was a bit cold, heated would be more appealing to me personally, but my partner thought it was perfect. So ya, stay at the Alpen Glow if you want to save a little cash for whatever reason and if you want to stay somewhere with a young, fun, vibe where old fogies won't be all up in your grill. Plus the service was top notch. Thank you Alpen Glow!
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