We just recently stayed five nights in unit 235. The accommodations were fine as it pertains to cleanliness and quality of bedding. I would stay at the Aspens again as we enjoyed the location in the upper village and the proximity to the slopes.
The disappointment was where unit 235 was located. We booked our room through Allura Direct. The description of the accommodations stated you would wake up to the view of the mountains from the bedroom and living room. The listing also made no reference to the specific unit (this was done post booking prior to arrival). We also reviewed the listings pictures that did not provide any indication as to what we would be facing (they conveniently did not show this).
In summary we were on the second floor directly in front of the only drive in entrance to the property. Directly to our right was the entrance to the property and directly to the left was the entrance to the underground garage. Every morning between 5:30 am and 6am we would awake to the sounds of large delivery trucks removing garbage, linens....etc....it was not once, but every day a large truck(s) would be right in front of the unit (30 feet). You would here all of the notice and the beeping and sounds of removing items and dumping garbage.
In addition as this is the main entrance every night when the bars close and people are taking cabs back to the Aspens or walking back from the bars you would hear all of the noise directly outside of your window (even with the windows closed).
On the booking web site there is clearly NO indication that you are situated right in front of the main hub of activity for deliveries and entrance to the property.
I would strongly suggest if you are entertaining booking at the Aspens you review the property map that shows where the units are located and that you do not book a unit that directly faces the parking garage or entrance to the building.
Upon further investigate I found other web site that included the unit number. I would suggest using one of these sights. The price appears similar or the same as to what we paid for a unit that is over looking the courtyard where the pool is located. These appeared to be great locations (and where most units are situated or others overlook treed areas).
Although the descriptor of this property on this allura direct web site was not incorrect it was a little misleading as we expected to be overlooking the slopes, not being woken up by garbage truck, linen trucks, and exposed to quite a bit of sound from cars entering the parking garage and people returning from the bars at night.
We will stay at the aspens again only if we could get a unit that faces the pool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We invite you to stay at The Aspens on Blackcomb, a gorgeous Whistler resort with individually-decorated furnishings and the option of spectacular mountain views. Centrally located in North America’s top ski resort, you’ll be able to hit the slopes straight from your front door. The Aspens on Blackcomb is the perfect romantic getaway. ... more less
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