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“Nice room, great location”
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Mountainside Lodge
Ranked #23 of 49 Hotels in Whistler
Reviewed October 2, 2012

I stayed here one night for a chance just to see Whistler. My room was on the first floor with a murphy bed and that really set off alarm bells for me initially, but being on the first floor was not a problem at all and the murphy bed was fun! The studio room I was in had a kitchen area against the wall, eating area for at least four people (not sure why 4 people would be eating in a studio hotel room) and then there was a step down to a living room with a couch and a murphy bed that came down from the wall - very cool! (You remove the pillows from the couch and the murphy bed folds down on top of the couch) The bed was as comfortable as your "normal" bed. The living room also had a fireplace. The room was clean and the free Wifi worked great. One negative is the parking charge of $18. Although most hotels in Whistler Village area charge for parking, the price seemed steep considering it was the off-season and there were about 10 cars in the parking garage. This is not downtown Vancouver! Another negative is the lobby and front desk area is really small, so every time you leave the hotel you pass by the front desk, directly by it. I'm the type where after I check-in, I do not want to see or have to say hi to the front desk!

The location of the hotel is outstanding. It is very close to the Whistler Village and appeared to be close to the ski lifts (was not there during the ski season). In the Village area there are a lot of restaurants to choose from and a grocery store which was handy to get groceries and put them in the fridge in the room. In all a good stay and would recommend it, as long as you are prepared to pay for parking!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Easy to find driving in from Vancouver. Check in was painless, reception staff friendly & helpful.
Pleasantly surprised by the size of the room, full kitchen & good size bathroom. Pull down wall bed was comfortable. Everything you'd need was in the room. Would be happy and comfortable in this hotel for more than a night.
Parking was expensive in underground car park, but although checkout was 11am we were allowed to stay in the car park which enabled us to look around Whistler before moving on.
Plenty of restaurants, bars & shops within walking distance.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I recently stayed here for the second time with my partner, and we both recommend it highly. It is great value for Whistler village, particularly as all suites come with a full kitchen. We have stayed in both the small suites and the loft - both are very nice. The outdoor pool area and hot tub are great. The rooms may be a bit small, but are very well designed and show great attention to detail (robes, fully stocked kitchen, nice fireplaces, pillow toppers on the beds, flatscreen tv's etc). The service on both visits was first-rate. The location is perfect for the village. Parking does cost $18 a day, but you will get that anywhere you stay in the village. We will definitely be back again!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Just completed a 3 night stay.
Pros: Location to Blackcomb and Whistler gondolas is perfect. Secure parking directly under Lodge. Well stocked kitchen. Pool deck area is clean and well maintained. Proximity to Village, grocery and shopping is great.
Cons: Old building so many features are failing or not in service at all. Building is HIGHLY illuminated at night which makes sleeping extremely difficult. No curtains only wood slat blinds. No in unit washer/dryer. Poor quality sleeper sofa. Twin trundles are only addequate for children or adults under 5 feet (1.5 meters). Bathrooms are extremely warm with inadequate ventilation. Some units only have tubs, no shower. Be sure to inquire.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed in a studio with kitchenette and the Mountainside Lodge for a 5 day summer vacation. Booking this hotel was the best plan for our trip because food in the village can be expensive... Unless you prepare it yourself!

Located at the end of the village, this hotel is easy to find. Parking is expensive, but it's expensive everywhere is Whistler. We were on the third floor of the building, which was convenient because the elevator is very slow and it is much quicker to take the stairs if possible. The walk to the in village grocery store was 2 minutes, but prices there can be fairly expensive. Better to walk to the end of the village to the larger grocery store, or you can drive as well. The gondola was also two minutes away - try and find the back path between some other hotels, it works better than going all the way around.

The room itself was very spacious for a hotel room. The Murphy bed was surprisingly comfortable for a bed that folds down from the wall. The bed was handy, you just fold it up and you're in the living room again! The kitchenette had everything we needed including cutlery, bottle openers, pots, pans and cleaning items. There is also ensuite laundry which was very convenient.

Would highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to stay Whistler in the off season, the room rats were very reasonable. However, I have not stayed nor looked at for winter so I do not know the value then.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Spacious 2-level loft bedroom suites on 3rd floor. Large bed couch in living area, easily sleeps 4, can do 6 with dining area trundle bed (best for kids). Unit has 2 flatscreen TVs & DVD on main floor. 2 full baths, main floor incl. working jet tub. Dry sauna 2nd floor. Gas fireplace over heater a/c unit. Good sized kitchen with everything incl. dishwasher. Full sized fridge. Large closets. Overall a great stay for the off-season price. Saw prices near $70/night CDN for September.

Hotel is on edge of main village. Multiple breakfast cafes very close & open early. Large outdoor pool. ATM inside off main lobby by stairs. Adjoining Umberto's restaurant is semi-pricey but very good with excellent service.

Downsides: slow, small elevator. Loft skylight cannot be shaded. Expensive hotel parking, but cheaper than public lots.

Would recommend.

Room Tip: Adjoining Umberto's restaurant is semi-pricey but very good.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Now it's summer but just today I recalled our wonderful time at Whistler the end of February, 2012. The timing of our arrival couldn't have been better. There had been a dump of 20 inches of snow the night before. Not 5-6 cm like usual, but 20 inches! Locals told us they had the best skiing in years. We did, too. The other part of "wonderful" was staying at the Mountainside Lodge. I'd stayed here twice before and liked the lodge, the great outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, and being in the center of Whistler Village where all the action is. This handy location is less than a block to walk to the Whistler gondola...with or without skis.

This time we had a room on the 5th floor next to the elevator and with an unblocked view of the Village and where skiers gather to take the Whistler gondola. We also enjoyed watching people swim and steam rise from the pools next to a huge mound of snow. Another plus is Umberto's Italian restaurant inside the lodge. Excellent and elegant though expensive.

Our cozy loft room had a flatscreen TV and toasty-warm gas fireplace with raised hearth in the small but attractive sunken living room. The couple with us enjoyed their queen bed loft with bath and even a dry sauna and large closet. In the living room my friend slept on top of the couch rather than open it to a sofa bed and take up space. I slept on top of the day bed that served as seating for the dining table rather than use the trundle below. This may sound awkward, but both of these sleep arrangements worked fine. The small kitchen was adequate enough to make French toast for breakfast. Delicious, I might add, on a snowy morning.

Front desk people were friendly and helpful on the phone as well as in person. Parking and ski lockers under the lodge are convenient. The only drawback is the sometimes slow elevator. The cost for four of us was less than $800 for 3 nights including parking. Very reasonable I think. So, if I go to Whistler again, I'll stay here...unless I stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Room Tip: Up high, 5th floor with a view of Whistler Mt and the Village.
Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 4417 Sundial Pl, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #23 of 49 Hotels in Whistler
Price Range: $119 - $429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mountainside Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Mountainside Lodge, you’ll find all the comfort, service and amenities you desire when you’re ready to balance your sense of adventure with something for your other senses. Mountainside Lodge is surrounded by spectacular mountain views, yet close to the delightful ambiance of Whistler Village. You just won’t find a better base for your adventure all suites have mountain views, attractive tile and rich carpeted floors, gas log fireplace and wooden blinds. The bathrooms have a jetted tub and bath amenities including a hairdryer and cozy bathrobes. The fully equipped kitchen with dining area, has a dishwasher, full size stove & fridge, microwave, iron and ironing board. You’re never far from a stylish hideaway, a gourmet meal or a rejuvenating massage when you make Mountainside Lodge your base for adventure. ... more   less 
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