My family (wife, 9 month old, and myself) recently returned from 3 nights at the Nita Lake Lodge.
We were there for work and for a holiday. We booked through Expedia's Unpublished Rate program - and got a great rate. When you use that service they don't tell you the name of the hotel until after you booked - but it was fairly easy to know it was Nita Lake Lodge, as the description told me I was booking a 5 star hotel in Creekside area that was "boutique" and "pet friendly". When I searched all the hotels in that area that fit the description...Nita Lake Lodge was the only one! So we ended up getting a studio suite for around $165 a night after tax. It wasn't facing the lake... but heck... for a hotel that is usually $350 a night or so... this was fantastic!
Trip advisor also had a 50% off deal for parking... so that was nice too. Just tell them you saw their offer on trip advisor and parking in their secure underground parking lot is $10 a night. Not that it is a massive issue for most people... but its also nice as their parkade is like 8.5 or 9 feet high and has wide corners - so for those of us driving trucks - this is a big plus!
The studio suite was beautiful, big, and very comfortable. Great big bathroom with gorgeous shower and large soaking tub. We put our daughters pack n' play crib in the bathroom and it worked great. A one bedroom would have been nice, but the bathroom had more than enough room.
The hotel offers a free shuttle to the village area that goes every half hour until around 10:30 at night. The location "creekside" is about a 5-10 minute drive from the village which may be a downside for people wanting to be within walking distance of everything - but it was just fine for us.
Around the hotel are a series of beautiful walking trails that go around lakes, trees, gorgeous homes, and will actually take you right to the village (its a good walk though).
Fix cafe attached to the hotel is an awesome spot for breakfast, lunch or anything snack, coffee, pastries, and sandwich that you may want. We really liked this cafe. There are also several restaurants in the hotel. Just up the road is a grocery store, boston pizza, and a couple great pubs - all a quick couple minutes walk away.
The only downsides - and this isn't specific to this hotel - but their check-in time is 4:00pm... and we were literally not able to get our room until 4:00 or a couple minutes after. This always bugs me because when travelling, we leave early in the morning and like to get going on our vacation. Check out is 11:00... so that to me is a pretty big gap of time, and I'd love to see hotels up their efficiency so standard check-in time could be much earlier in the day. The other item was our room only had one size / style of pillow. Wow... do I ever feel like I'm being picky now! I imagine had I checked with the front desk they would have had other options for us... but I didn't... and as a result I didn't sleep great on their pillow. I always like the hotels that have a couple different options stored in the closet or on the bed. But frankly - these are my only complaints / suggestions for improvement.
In conclusion - we loved the hotel. It was baby friendly / business friendly, spacious, clean, and somewhere we'd go back to.
Oh - in the room we had a microwave, mini fridge, french press, cutlery , playes, cups, etc... so you are pretty well stocked.
I doubt you'll find rates like we got through that unpublished service - but I'd still be willing to pay quite a bit more to stay here - it was a great spot - and I imagine the one bedroom suites looking onto the lake would be even more amazing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on the shores of a stunning glacier-fed lake in Whistler BC, we offer unique and authentic moments on every occasion. Join us at Nita Lake Lodge to experience a fresh take on classic whistler hospitality. Impossible to imitate; our oversized suites, a full-service spa , and innovative local cuisine are just the beginning. Discover how our genuine service with a personal touch will elevate your whistler experience. Take our courtesy shuttle for a short ride or wonder along the lake side trail to the heart of Whistler. Located in the village of Creekside, we are only 500 metres from the base of Whistler Mountain and the Creekside gondola. After a day of Whistler adventures return to your unique lakeside retreat. Named in the top 25 hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor year after year, Nita Lake Lodge proudly re-defines upscale mountain comfort all year long. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nita Lake Hotel Whistler
- Nita Lake Whistler