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“The only place we stay while in Whistler!”
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Blackcomb Lodge
Ranked #21 of 49 Hotels in Whistler
Wenatchee, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“The only place we stay while in Whistler!”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

We have been to Whistler several times and we always stay at the Blackcomb Lodge. The location is superb being it is right smack in the center of the village square and all it's goings ons. We try to secure a room with a balcony overlooking the village square so we can sit with our own cocktails and watch all the silly people! It does get a bit noisy at night on this side of the resort but it is worth it for us. I just turn on the AC unit and a portable fan to drown out the noise from late night partiers. That is of course we aren't one of those partiers!
Housekeeping does a fine job and they also respect the Do Not Disturb sign if you have posted it on your door. If they see you in the hall they will ask if there is anything you might need and always with a smile! Front desk has been consistently pleasant even when I bug them over the phone repeatedly before we even arrive! Several of the studio suites have full kitchens and king size beds. Some are Loft suites which can house quite a few folks. The furnishings are comfortable and modern and with a lodge type feel.
We strongly reccomend this resort to those who are ready to have a good time and enjoy the sights!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dave_Mitchell_WP, Front Office Manager at Blackcomb Lodge, responded to this review, October 14, 2011
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Blackcomb Lodge. We appreciate and want to thank you taking the time to post this review. Your tip to request a village side room to take advantage of some great people watching is spot on. I would also like to point out that if a guest is looking for a quieter room they can request to be on the driveway side of the building and this will cut down on the noise a considerable amount.
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 6, 2011

After reading some of the reviews here I was concerned about staying at the Blackcomb Lodge because I like clean and I like quiet. After a four day stay, I have no complaints in either respect. We really enjoyed our stay. We didn't have much contact with the staff but those we met were polite and helpful. The lobby is small but well kept and has a ski lodge ambiance totally appropriate to the location.

We had already been assigned a quiet side room when we checked in and it was as described. Only once did I hear the people across the hall come home after I went to bed and that was just a bit of momentary conversation and a closing door. No noise from outside at all despite being surrounded by the village.

The studio we booked was clean and well equipped (No bread knife though - seems like an odd omission). Decent cabinetry and lots of it. It has a dishwasher which you don't always get, in my experience. Not too much counter space if you want to do a lot of cooking but for breakfasts and lunches it was great.

Room 117 has two single beds, in case anyone checks in there. I was annoyed at first but the beds pushed together easily. The housekeeping came every day and did the towels and garbage and cleaned the bathroom. They "made" the bed by throwing the two single quilts over the joined beds in a rather lumpy manner but at least they did it.

The location can't be beat and it is the real star of this place. You are right in the village surrounded by shops, restaurants, pubs, grocery and liquor stores and the iconic Moguls coffee shop is next door. Araxi Restaurant is one of the best in Whistler and is outside the front door. Ingrid's cafe and deli is just around the corner.

What more could you want? Oh, maybe an IPod dock would be nice. Perhaps when they replace the clock radios they could get one with a dock.

Room Tip: Room 117 has twin beds, is on the quiet side. View of mountains & hotel/yoga studio. No IPod do...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dave_Mitchell_WP, Front Office Manager at Blackcomb Lodge, responded to this review, October 14, 2011
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Blackcomb Lodge and that you would choose to stay with us again. We appreciate and want to thank you for taking the time to post this review. As we are right in the middle of the busiest area of the Whistler village there is definitely exposure to the noise that comes along with it. As was the case with your stay we always try to put guests seeking quiet on the non village stroll side of the building and this reduces the noise considerably. Guests can always contact us prior to arrival and this will help insure they get the side they prefer.

All of our 'Studio' suites come with beds that can be configured as either a king size or two single twin beds. Guests can request how they would like their beds configured prior to arrival or as was the case with your stay we can make the change after check-in if needed.

Our company has been striving to improve in all areas and our housekeeping department is no exception. I am glad we were able to meet your needs with regards to the cleanliness of your room as this is of utmost importance to us.
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Trail
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

I stayed here with my 3 kids and my parents while visiting family in Whistler. The lodge is in a terrific location...directly in the center of the village. One step outside the door and you have so many shops and restaurants to choose from. It was great too because most regular hotels only allow for a family of 4. Our room, the suite with loft, slept all 6 of us comfortably, with room to move around.
Here are the positives:

Kitchenette-fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans, glassware, fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher!! It was great to have the kitchen as 4 nights of eating out gets expensive. The grocery store is directly across the street and we ate in for breakfasts and one dinner too.

Space-room for 3 adults and 3 kids comfortably. King size bed, two twins in the loft and a double size pull out couch. Not a lot of room to eat though...some of us had to sit on the bed to eat. But, we did find two folding chairs in the closet the day we were leaving. Silly us for not checking.

Location-see above. You couldn't ask for a more convenient place.

Pool and hot tub- The Blackcomb lodge says it is the only hotel in Whistler with an indoor pool. My kids loved it even though it seemed kind of small to me. My dad complained there was too much chlorine though. Nice to have the pool on the rainy day though!

Here are a few negatives:

Housekeeping- This is my one major complaint. The room was never properly cleaned while we stayed there. My son tracked some sand in on the first day there and it was there 4 days later when we left; moving the coffee table to set up the sofa bed revealed that housekeeping had not swept under it...for a long time; the towels we left in the tub on the first day to be exchanged were left until the following day...we had to track down the maid for clean ones; when we arrived in to the hotel and checked in, the dishwasher was full from the previous guests(they were clean, just not put away); air conditioner didn't work right either. The air it blew was warm and the top of the unit got hot to the touch(hot enough to burn your hand). We just kept the window open.

Noise- Being right in the center of the village, there is quite a bit of noise from the street for most of the night(until about 3am). Our room was directly above Araxi( the restaurant) and we heard people talking and laughing all night. But, that is part of the experience of being in Whistler...that is the lifestyle! Its not so loud that you can't sleep, and besides, if you are doing Whistler right, you should be so exhausted after a day of hiking, biking or skiiing that noise shouldn't be a problem. :) The noise did not keep any of us awake, including my boys.

This was a good hotel/lodge and I will definitely be back again. The staff were friendly and helpful and like I said, the location cannot be beat!!!

Room Tip: If you don't want the village noise at night, ask for a room that faces away from the village st...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2011

Stayed there for the weekend, found bed bugs on Saturday and they wouldn't even refund us for one night! The front desk guy, Dave was completely rude to us and started yelling. We are two young women and it was scary. He said he was the manager so I couldn't speak to anyone else. DONT STAY HERE!!

Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Dave_Mitchell_WP, Front Office Manager at Blackcomb Lodge, responded to this review, December 3, 2011
The Blackcomb Lodge has not had a confirmed case of bed bugs in over 3 years. It did have guests who were evicted for loud partying on August 21st by the manager in question.
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2011

We stayed in room 201 - corner unit. very clean and lots of space. It had a full kitchen living room and king size bed on main floor. There was a loft upstairs with a walk in closet and Queen size bed. The staff and location was perfect. Walk out side the doors and you are in the village next door to restaurants, liquor store, grocery store, pharmacy and coffee shop. The hotel was busy during this time so house keeping never made it to our room. No big deal as we always clean up after ourselves and you can call front desk to bring towels up. Photos online are exactly as shown.

Room Tip: Room 201 - corner unit and very quiet. Faces away from Village
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed July 30, 2011

The hotel is situated in the heart of Whistler Village, just a short walk to all main attractions including the Upper Village. I was told it's the only hotel with an indoor pool, which was very fortunate as the weather was slightly cool during our stay. Hot tub and large sauna at the pool area. The hotel has no restaurant but all rooms have full kitchens, so it allows for huge savings in the food area, only ate out once a day.

Room Tip: I followed the advice I read on Tripadvisor about the rooms, namely to get one that's on the oth...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Barueri, SP
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed July 29, 2011

Overall a good option in Whistler. Not fancy. Great location close to grocery store, farmacy, restaurants, cafes and everything else in the Whistler Village.

Pros
1) great location, nice bedrooms with complete kitchen facilities
2) friendly staff in the front-desk

Cons
1) house keeping service is really poor, they only take de trash out and change towells everyday. Depending on the house keeping group on charge, they didn´t even make the beds. Just one day we got a really neat room... and that was that for a two weeks stay.
2) no free wi-fi. And bad option of buying for wi-fi ... we bought an option of 3day and it worked for one day and not anymore.

Room Tip: Ask for the silent rooms if you want a good night of sleep.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Blackcomb Lodge
Address: 4220 Gateway Dr, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 49 Hotels in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Blackcomb Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the best address in Whistler! The Blackcomb Lodge could not be closer to the fun and excitement of Whistler Village. Restaurants, shops, cinemas, art galleries and night life surround the hotel. The Village Gondola is located just a brief 2 minute walk through the pedestrian village. Each Studio or Studio Loft unit provides full kitchen facilities and a variety of bedding configurations designed to accommodate both families and couples. Relax in Whistler's only indoor pool, hot tub and sauna. ... more   less 
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