Most people go to Whistler in winter for skiing or snowboarding. They don't plan to stay at hotels during the day so the most sought characteristics are a comfy bed and a roomy and clean room. Also being very close to ski lifts is very important, as not to walk "miles" with the ski boots from your place to the lifts.
The Sundial hotel is clean, has good beds, in room mini kitchen, in room fireplace, excellent localization by the ski lifts, very safe closed parking, smiling youngsters at front desk, newspaper at your room door daily, buuuut no breakfast included in the rate, something easily found in Whistler, no gym in the premises,no swiming pool, average size bathing towels and a very ugly reception with ugly sofas.
This said I tell you that it is very nice to stay at the Sundial but , I feel that the only reason they call it a "boutique" hotel is because outside of the building there is a boutique ( French term for a store) that sells ski goods.
So when deciding about the hotel in Whistler bear in mind that this is a very nice place but don't expect Phillipe Stark design, stilish lobby, thick huge towels, great gym, tasty breakfast.
It is not a boutique place and the use of this adjective is deceiving !
Stay there but don't be foolished by "boutique"
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sundial Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Whistler Village right next to the Whistler and Blackcomb Gondolas. This location in Whistler Village makes it convenient for shopping, dining, and enjoying all the entertainment Whistler has to offer. All 49 luxurious one and two bedroom suites feature master bedrooms, full kitchens, flat screen tv's and gas fireplaces, including eight suites with private outdoor hot tubs. Personal service is not just a philosophy here, but a part of the way each day unfolds. Sundial Boutique Hotel suites provide breathtaking views of the mountains, and complimentary amenities such as high speed wireless internet, local phone calls, roof top hot tub, and ski concierge services ensure you have all the modern conveniences of home. Outdoor heated pool access is provided in the summer months (June - September) and the rooftop hot tub is open year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sundial Boutique Whistler
- Hotel Sundial Boutique