After 4 years visiting Whistler in the 1990's, we joined Club Intrawest in 1996 at the Whistler property. Our visit from 26 Jan.-2 Feb., 2013 was our 11th to our "home" Club Intrawest Whistler. As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our week, and our two bedroom lock-off lodge more than met our needs. However, all was not perfect, and that is why I am writing this review.
CI Whistler is an extremely popular property, and it seems to be very well run. However, in terms of maintenance or design, things could be improved. I will begin with our dishwasher. In order to close the door of the dishwasher (which in the unit we had this year was oddly placed right next to the laundry/utility room wall and door), I had to wiggle it out away from the wall. Overtime this issue has resulted in a distortion of the door of the dishwasher as well as damage to the wall. A new, slimmer profile dishwasher could solve this problem. It, and the other appliances in the unit (except the washer/dryer) could use updating.
I have always enjoyed the hot tubs in the Adult Environment, but this year the newer and larger tub was always closed. The showers in the rest room in that area were also out of order whenever I tried to use them. On previous visits, I have enjoyed the opportunity to shower down there and thus ease the strain on the two showers in our unit at the end of each ski day.These are really not major issues, but in the overall scheme of things and in the spirit of the image which Club Intrawest wishes to convey, they should not be overlooked.
We still feel that our investment in Club Intrawest was a wise one, and we look forward to many more trips "home" as well as to the other CI and HGVC properties that we have enjoyed visiting over the last 16 years.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- World-class mountain resortClub Intrawest is a private vacation club. From time to time, Guests are invited to stay at the Club on a nightly, cash basis. Just a short walk from the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain, Club Intrawest – Whistler features beautifully appointed mountain lodge style Vacation Homes. Full kitchens, oversized balconies, in-room washer/dryer, Jacuzzi tubs and complimentary wireless internet access are just the beginning. Enjoy a family pool environment, an adult pool environment, eucalyptus steam room, BBQ areas, private movie theatre, games room, fitness center and more. Venture out and Whistler/Blackcomb is right at your doorstep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Intrawest - Whistler Hotel Whistler