We stayed at the Comfort Inn for only one night while driving from Seattle to Whislter. Luckily we were told to stay northof the Lions Gate bridge to avoid traffic tie ups in the morning rus hour. We did not have a reservation in advance and walked in to see a room before booking. The hotel staff was very friendly and accomodating and gave me a key to check out th room before commiting to it. We had free wireliess internet and free breakfast for about $80 CAD. All in all not bad!!! It was easy getting on the Sea to Sky highway in the morning and we made it up to Whistler by noon.
We also enjoyed eating at Earl's - which was right down the street.