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Whistler Resort and Club
Ranked #41 of 49 Hotels in Whistler
Reviewed July 8, 2011

We stayed at the Whistler Resort and Club. We had what is called a one bedroom suite. It sleeps 4 people. A very nice setup: Upon entering the suite, you enter into a small hallway enough for your skies and such. From here their are two doors. One leading to the bedroom with full bath and the other to the living room and kitchen and dining area. Here is also a full bath and the sleeping accommodation is a pull out murphy bed (I believe it is called). Very comfortable I was told. Both the bedroom and living room have flat screen TVs with a DVD player. The spa was great, plenty of room, not one of hose four people hot tops. We did not try the swimming pool as it was covered with five feet of snow! Since this is a condo and not a hotel, where was only one day of room service. Kind of nice not having to worry too much about people entering your room as you are on the slopes.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank friendlytrips
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Reviewed January 5, 2011

I was a bit worried about staying here after reading some of the reviews below. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. The place is certainly not run-down as other reviewers have suggested, it's just that the decor is simple and slightly dated (ex. unfinished wood paneling in the hallways, very '70s looking bathroom counter). There is NOT a curfew as stated in another review, you simply have to punch in a door code to enter after the front desk has closed.

Pros:
-Large, comfortable rooms - Our one bedroom suite could have slept 3 couples comfortably (Queen bed in bedroom, double sofa bed and twin Murphy bed in living room).
-Full kitchen, very well equipped (4 burner stove, oven, microwave, kettle, dishwasher, large assortment of pots, pans, and implements).
-Free parking (almost unheard of in Whistler).
-Awesome location - A short walk to the Creekside gondola for skiing, as well as a number of shops (grocery store, liquor store), and restaurants (Southside Diner is great for a hearty breakfast).
-Laid-back atmosphere - Away from rich poseurs in Whistler Village.
-Fireplace in room (although we didn't use it), and flat-screen TVs.
-Nice indoor jacuzzi, which is kept actually hot, not lukewarm like many. There is also a sauna.

Areas for improvement:
-Decor is outdated (although this didn't bother me at all).
-Lighting in rooms was switched to CFLs, and they are too dim, especially for the first minute or so while they warm up. The light they give off has a harsh blue cast. Not so bad during the day: windows let lots of natural light in. This could be easily remedied by just switching the light bulbs.
-Free wireless internet, but there is an onerous sign-in process each time you connect, and the connection is slow and unreliable.

Overall: don't go here if you're looking for luxury, or the newest and trendiest, or to see and be seen. But if you're looking for a laid-back place to relax away from the crowds, this is perfect. Would also be great for large families, given the amount of space and the well-equipped kitchen.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank SkydivinDoc
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Reviewed October 2, 2010

The Bates Motel of Whistler! While being an older property, there is no excuse for stained, holy sheets and blankets - and bugs in the bed. The lighting in the unit was so dark that you could barely see the stained, gross carpet. The sliding closet doors were off their tracks which made using the closet impossible. The synthetic blankets looked as if someone had shorn the borders with scissors. I used two of the supplied bathrobes for bed warmth because the blankets supplied were so old and disgusting. The lamps in the living room - circa 1960 - were glass and filled with dried foliage and only worked part of the time. Do not waste one penny staying here. I ended up moving to a far nicer hotel for $20.00 per night more in the Village. Inexcusable accommodations for any property, let alone one that calls itself a "resort, club or timeshare."

Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
3  Thank barbra43
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Reviewed July 18, 2010

This place looked like a run down condo hiding in the corner of the street and the sign was made out of a small piece of wood. You will pass it if you blink your eyes.

The room had a kitchen, but the microwave button was broken, there was not enough cook ware, and the pot in the cabinet was burned on the buttom. The pipes made very loud noises whenever we turned the faucets on. The beds were God awful! The only good thing was that they did have nice sofas to sit on.

The place is right next to a Pub and there were people sitting out there talking really loud whole day long (obviously they were drunk). We could not enjoy our balcony at all since we could not even hear ourselves talking.

The place has a curfew (yes, curfew!) for the customers. We were given a pass code for the door after the front desk was closed at 5. However, the pass code would not work after 9 and we had to be back by 9 or would be locked out. When we were there the first night, the alarm went off at midnight. There was nobody in charge, nothing in the instructional book about the fire safety, and nobody answered the phone number that was given. We did not know if we should stay in the room and might be burned to death or rush out of the door and get locked up ouside for the night. Thank God that it was just some idiots set the fire in the recycle dumpster, but that was stressful enough.

The front desk person was a young girl, who was polite but cold, and did not know anything. The pool was not available even though in the confirmation said that it would open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, so we thought we would jump into the jacuzzi. However, the jacuzzi was disgusting. The water was yellow and we could see sand on the buttom of the jucuzzi.

We would not stay there again if we ever go to Whistler.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank floatingsoul
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Reviewed December 31, 2009

Yes - this is extremely affordable ($150/night), however - the pipes scream when you turn the water on, the bathroom door is rotting at the bottom, there is no telephone in the room, the mattress is ~10 years old, and the walls are paper thin. We came across some very rowdy guests next door and planned an escape from the window in the event of an emergency.

I felt like I was in the Great Outdoors circa 1980, with zero comfort and no feeling of safety.

Ps. the front desk closes at 6pm. So if you need anything, you had better have it on hand. Cheers!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank MollyMilone
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Reviewed October 21, 2008

We arrived later than we said we would due to a long drive, and the reception was closed. Luckily, we were able to collect our key as it had been left in a key safe. Staff were very helpful, and provided free tea, coffee and biscuits on reception. They even lent us a kettle to use in our own room.

We stayed for 2 nights in a room on the ground floor facing the rear of the hotel, the room was small but big enough for the two of us. Unfortunately, it was chilly & rained for most of the time we were in Whistler, so we didn't get to canoe on Lake Placid. My friend used the sauna and jacuzzi, which was basic and in need of refurbishment, but still useable. The roomn warmed up really quickly, which would be a bonus if you stay in the winter.

The hotel is about a 5 - 10 minute drive to Whistler centre, and in a quiet location. The Southside Diner is walking distance away, and serves huge, filling breakfasts and evening meals for a good price, so no need to drive into Whistler after a long day.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with friends
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4  Thank crazyclb
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Reviewed March 16, 2008

Whistler Blackcomb is a FABULOUS world class ski resort - with prices to match (bring lots of money) - so it is a pleasure to find an affordable place like the Whistler Resort and Club. The plusses:
* great price ($150 CAD for a studio with full kitchen, couch, Murphy bed)
* lovely hot tub and sauna
* location just 300 m from Creekside lift, close to convenience store, grocery, several restaurants and shops, handy WAVE bus to get you to the village
* casual and hospitable feel
* helpful staff with lots of tips for transportation etc.
* lowkey fellow guests will not overwhelm you with their poshness or their eye-popping wealth (although they may keep you awake with their occasional drunken revels)

The not-so-plusses:
* dingy decor (scary owl pictures on wall look like rejects from 1973)
* cheap kitchen furnishings (handle broke off pan)
* bed and linens rather thin and old
* skis and poles have been scarring the walls for a long time now
* the whole place is screaming out for freshening and upgrades

WR&C is, amazingly, a timeshare that people have been buying into for 20+ years.

The choice here is clear. If they did the $2M freshening this place needs, then the rooms would probably cost $325 each like other places in Whistler. Net net: I like saving money, I'll stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with family
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Address: 2129 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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#12 Top resorts Hotel in Whistler
Hotel Class:3 star — Whistler Resort and Club 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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