4.5
Very Good 339 Reviews
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What We Love

  • There's a heated pool, eucalyptus steam room, two hot tubs and a fitness center
  • Two nightly films are shown in the media room
  • Air conditioning was recently added to each unit
  • Great for small families

What To Know

  • The Creekside Gondola does not operate during the spring and summer months; the gondola in Whistler Village is a short bus ride away
  • Check-in and front desk located at Legends across the street
  • Some rooms lack views and can be noisy
  • Underground guest parking is about $15 per night
  • Not recommended for night owls

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
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Overview

The Review

During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Creekside was privileged to host the alpine events. Only a five-minute bus ride from party-hearty Whistler, it occupies a quiet corner of the famed ski resort. At Evolution, a cozy complex of three- and four-story lodges, they refer to the units as “resort homes.” They’re basically condos, individually owned, but seamlessly managed — like, say, a hotel. To access the front desk and concierge, you simply cross the street to the Legends resort.

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Even the smallest one-bedroom units have big balconies and full gourmet kitchens. The summer crowd will be stoked to hear that all units — unlike those in most ski resorts, which think humans evaporate with the snow — now have air conditioners.

A heated pool, game room and poolside barbecue are just a few of the family-friendly offerings. Better still, the media room offers two movies a night — one for children and one for adults. And how about this: The young guns get their own hot tub, so you don’t have to worry about sharing yours with a Pokemon fan.

The single snowboarding beer-drinker type might not appreciate the serenity at Evolution (or in Creekside), but that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to stir up trouble. A local bus stops right in front of the hotel to whisk you away to the hip bars and clubs of Whistler Village — and it runs well into the wee hours so you can drink ’til the bartender calls it quits.

How to Get There

Evolution
2020 London Lane
Whistler, VON 1B2 Canada

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 339 Reviews
Sweet escape
Reviewed 9 hours ago

This hotel is everything I could desire.

I loved that I didn’t have to walk past a reception desk every day (and for those who don’t like this, the walk is literally 40 seconds away).

Amenities: Sauna, steam room, pool and two jacuzzis. All very relaxing, clean and not crowded, at least while we were there. You’re surrounded by trees, it offers such a peaceful escape. They also have a media room that has pool, foos ball, two Nintendo switches and a media room with a wide variety of movie selections. They have a gym, it’s a bit smaller, has treadmills, bikes, elliptical, 3 machines that all target different areas of the body and dumbbells. You could definitely get yourself a good workout and the view to the sun terrace is an added plus.

We stayed in a one bedroom and it was incredibly spacious. A full kitchen, a living room with a tv, couches, a chair and a fireplace. A bedroom with a balcony that also has access to the fireplace and another tv in it. A bathroom that has heated floors, a bathtub and a glass shower. ooooh, let me not forget, you have your own washer and dryer in the room too.

The location is 2.5 miles from downtown Whistler. It’s a 6 min drive, hour walk, or a bus ride away. I didn’t take the bus. We opted for the taxis or walking. A taxi cost us about $11 each way. The walk is gorgeous and they have a trail made for that or bikes. There’s two lakes close by and they are stunning! There’s a slope and gondola near by (didn’t use so I don’t know where or what but I can see it out my window).

There’s a market, Starbucks, and some other shops that are a 2 min walk away.

Overall, this place is wonderful for its value. It gives you so much to make yourself feel at home yet also feel like you’re on holiday. If I were to do it all over again, I’d stay here 1,000 more times.

A great base for skiing in Whistler
Reviewed 3 days ago

Evolution is a great self catering option in Creekside, we had a one bedroom apartment which was modern and plenty big enough for the two of us. It had a good size lounge, a well equipped kitchen, a very big bathroom (with under floor heating) and a small entrance area with a washer and dryer with space to hang wet ski clothes and boots without them encroaching on your living space. The kitchen has oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and a large fridge freezer. Bathroom had a separate shower and tub.

My only suggestion for improvement for the room would be a pillow top mattress, a weeks skiing is tough enough on the body as it is but wasn’t helped by having such a firm mattress!

We had ski storage in the basement garage but you need to be careful carrying your skis down the drive if there is a lot of ice on the ground as we slipped over a couple of times as it was slightly downhill.

The communal facilities are limited, there is a small games room & cinema room near the entrance. You check in & check out at Legends (the hotel next door which you also have access to). I will admit we didn’t use any of the facilities at Legends so can’t comment on those but the staff were extremely helpful and polite at check in & check out. The bus stop to Whistler stops outside both Legends and Evolution and a one way ticket is $2.50 (tickets can be purchased from the Legends reception desk). You can also walk to/from Whistler via a paved trail which takes 70-90mins depending on weather & trail conditions.

In Creekside itself there is a great little supermarket, a Starbucks and a handful of shops including ski rental (Can Ski).

Evolution is a short walk from the gondola in the morning and the slope at the end of the day. You get a gondola up the mountain to the lifts and can also get it down if you are tired or don’t have the confidence for the Black or Blue runs down (no easy greens down to Creekside) and the Blue can be quite icy with poor visibility.

Overall we had a great stay at Evolution and had everything we needed for our stay.

A wonderful place to remember!
Reviewed 3 months ago

We stayed in a 2BR suite with a Kitchen in Evolution Whistler. There is no reception as such but you get the keys from a nearby hotel. (I got my suite keys from Hotel Legends)
The whole process is very straightforward and simple.

Both the rooms were beautifully organized, kitchen utensils were clean and perfect. We cooked dinner one night and overall had a lovely time drinking, chatting and watching snowfall from the windows.
There are 2 bathrooms and both of them were exactly same. The best thing apart from a hot tub and glass shower was the floor heater in bathroom.

Location is a 10min drive from Whistler village but we didn't really mind the distance.

Nice BUT need more customer service
Reviewed 4 months ago

Excellent location if skiing is the main purpose of the trip, at only 5 minutes walking from Creekside Gondola that takes to Whistler mountain. This hotel has no restaurant and no lobby, check in and every service comes from next door Legends Hotel. It has a nice hot tub, outside little pool and a small gym; there is a game room for kids with 2 Nintendo switch machines, 1 pool and soccer table, one movie room with 3 showings a day.
Room 208 was nice, clean, with safe, modern with great Miele appliances ... but extremely dark, the room keys had to be changed daily because couldn’t keep magnet and there are only two drawers, so be prepared to have clothes all around the room for the whole stay because there is no way to put it away. Also poor noise insulation. The staff is polite, very young and quite incompetent and unprepared to deal with anything different than prepaid check in and checkout; management is nowhere to be found, totally unreachable, also via email.
I forgot a headset in the room and they were too busy to let me in after check out to retrieve it, front desk could not see it in the lost and found system... it turned out that housekeeping was also too busy to log it in till the next day; they wanted to charge me to mail it back to Canada: unheard of in a hotel at that price! Nobody was willing to go the extra mile and agree to comp a few dollars shipping... took me several emails, several calls to reach one sensible person that understood it was ridiculous that they would charge me for shipping given the circumstances and accepted to cover the cost. It was really a matter of principle that put in light their total lack of customer service. Also ludicrous that they offer only one little bag of coffee for coffee maker with a note “ for your first morning only”... when even the cheapest motel replenishes coffee daily.
All in all would probably return, but for sure it needs a lot of customer service training and hotel management if they charge those prices!

Good place but not great for families
Reviewed 4 months ago

Decent standard accommodation and excellent service. This is one of the cheaper Ovation properties in Creekside and it shows.

The layout of the two bedroom apartment has the bedrooms opening directly on to the open plan living room and kitchen, through a set double sliding doors on each side, so there is virtually no barrier between the rooms. Not ideal when you want to have children sleeping in one bedroom.

The noise between apartments and floors is quite loud and the comparatively cheap price of the apartments means there are more young party people than in neighbouring First Tracks. On several of the nights we were there was quite a noise from people in the hot tub until it closed around 10pm. They weren’t particularly raucous, but the noise does carry easily. The family hot tub is a good size and our children enjoyed it but it was often full of groups of adults (who could have used the adults only hot tub) and our children found this a bit intimidating.

If you’re a family and your budget can stretch to First Tracks, go there. Otherwise, good showers etc, comfortable furniture and well equipped kitchen. Bring your own pillow if you can.