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“Excellent location for both mountains and the town”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Gables

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The Gables
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent location for both mountains and the town”
Reviewed April 12, 2007

My family and I have just returned from an excellent 10 days in Whistler. We stayed at the Aspens last year, which was very good, brilliant ski in & out for the Wizard chair, but a little inconvenient for the Whistler gondolas.

This time we stayed in a condo in the Gables. The Gables is excellently sited with a around a five minute virtually level walk to either mountain base, not a problem, even in boots. Whistler town and the Upper Village are also only short walks away but the Gables were quiet and secluded in their own wooded area.

We understand that the condos are all individually owned and therefore can vary, and can therefore only write about our limited experience: The condo was very well appointed with anything you could need and the owners could not have been more helpful, booking was easy over the internet and communication was also excellent. Our apartment was strictly non-smoking and with a useful entry hall where all outdoor paraphernalia could be left leaving the main living area clean and uncluttered. We used the Perimeter Bus service door to door from Vancouver airport, but underground garage parking is available if you have a car.

As you can tell, we are very happy customers and would undoubtedly look at the Gables again if (or more likely when) we return to Whistler.

  • Liked — Good quality, excellent location.
  • Disliked — No pool
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2006

My family just finished a stay at a Gables condo in Whistler. As Condos go, the Gables units are pretty typical in layout and amenities with full kitchens, etc. They do however, include covered, secure parking at no extra cost. This feature alone is worth about $15-20CDN at any of the hotels.

The location of this property between Blackcomb and Whistler bases is terrific and a very good value in a resort where you definitely pay for every extra foot closer you get to the lifts. The property is nestled in the woods slightly below the Blackcomb Way street level. The footpath leading from day parking to the Blackcomb base passes the edge of the property.

The units are individually owned and rented. We found ours (#3) via the Alluradirect website. The rental process was easy and professionally managed with no surprises. One benefit of this approach is no GST to pay or try to get reimbursed!!

The specific unit we rented was very nice but could use some updating especially in the bathroom. It also had the noisiest plumbing I have ever encountered in any room anywhere. Forget running the water if anyone else was sleeping.

The unit lacked a second TV in the bedroom, so when it was time for bed for our child on the pullout couch in the living room, no one else could watch TV.

My only reservation about recommending this condo 100% is that the units may be noisy when/if the property is fully occupied. When we were there, it was obvious that the units above and around us were empty. Given the secluded location however, the noise of others will be the only noise you would ever hear.

  • Stayed February 2006
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Palo Alto, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2005

We have stayed at The Gables condos five times during the past six years and find them to be convenient (walk to gondolas), quiet and comfortable. They are not quite budget-class (e.g., spartan), but are quite reasonable compared to similar condos in Whistler. They're all individually owned, so decor varies, but of the three different units we've tried, all looked fine. And owners provide many personal touches like restaurant guides, discount coupons, backpacks for taking lunch, etc. We've tried some hotels as well, but unless money is no object, you can't beat these condos for the above reasons.

  • Stayed April 2004
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Additional Information about The Gables

Property: The Gables
Address: 4510 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gables 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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