Four Seasons Resort Whistler
What We Love
- Kid-friendly and pet-friendly rooms are spacious and comfortable, with views of the mountains or forest from private balconies
- Daily free wine tasting
- Vast outdoor heated pool and three hot spring–style whirlpools
What To Know
- Whistler and the resort are a two-hour drive from Vancouver International Airport
- Free WiFi and no resort fee
- Free car service within Whistler Village
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The hotel perfectly marries a rustic mountain sensibility with European grace via peaked roofs, slate floors, wooden beams and lots of plush leather sofas. The personalized service makes this huge resort feel like a boutique hotel, and the location at the base of Blackcomb Mountain is ideal for those who want the feeling of a true retreat — even though buzzy Whistler Village is just a 20-minute walk away.
Bed and Bath
Warm shades of mocha, latte and cream with dashes of burgundy lend a masculine tone to the luxe mountain vibe. The requisite flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations are there, of course, as are gas fireplaces in comfortable sitting areas that lead outside to private balconies overlooking the forest and snow-covered peaks. Huge baths are stocked with L’Occitane products and outfitted with his-and-hers sinks, soaking tubs and separate showers that feature walls inlaid with slate.
Sidecut is a sleek steakhouse featuring an open fireplace and an 1,800-degree infrared grill that cooks Canadian prime beef to juicy perfection. Right outside is the heated patio, which has its own fireplace where kids (and kids at heart) roast marshmallows after dinner. For après cocktails and live music, guests stop at the swanky Fifty Two 80 lounge. And the spa offers rejuvenating facials and balancing treatments such as the fruit crush body wrap.
In the Area
Sip a local BC microbrew or cocktail at Garibaldi Lift Company, a favorite après bar and lounge for hikers, bikers and skiers. Melt away muscle soreness during a hot-and-cold hydrotherapy treatment at Scandinave Spa, a 20,000-square-foot outdoor spa surrounded by a spruce and cedar forest. Araxi features a delicious farm-to-table menu that brings the best produce and meats from the Pemberton Valley to your plate. Sip vodka in the subzero Belvedere Ice Room at Bearfoot Bistro.
How to Get There
Nice hotel and good once you're there but it's definitely got it's down sides compared to other hotels in Whistler.
The biggest downside for us was definitely the location, although it is good, access when walking is poor. We like to walk into the village and with young kids are often pushing a stroller and this hotel has terrible access for pedestrians, particularly with strollers. It is definitely possible to walk / push a stroller, but the access points are so poor that it feels like you have to walk an extra half km to get into the hotel. If you're walking from the base of Blackcomb you have to walk all the way around to the front of the hotel despite there being a path that run right behind the hotel (even including stair that go to fire exits from the hotel). Geographically the Fairmont isn't that much closer to the village, but if you are walking its about 25 minutes closer.
Once in the hotel it's much better. We stayed in an executive suite and I can't really fault the room. It had comfortable furniture, nice finishings and plenty of space for us and our two kids. On arrival we had some happy kids as the first they they found when they walked into the room were two gigantic cookies with "Welcome" written on them. Great attention to detail as they clearly remembered that we had two young kids.
Unfortunately the attention to detail didn't last. They knew we had four people in the room but only ever gave us three towels. TVs are old, cups/glasses are only enough for 2 people. It'd be nice if they would have at least some spoons for coffee and a kettle to make tea.
The staff at the front door was always more interested in talking with each other than greeting the guests. It's definitely not a big deal, but very different than the experiences I've had at other high-er end hotels in Whistler.
We enjoyed yet another glorious stay at a Four Seasons property. The hotel is very warm and welcoming in its décor. The setting at the base of Blackcomb is serene and beautiful. And the service is as you'd expect from Four Seasons -- 100%.
Loved being at the 4 Seasons in Whistler. Perfect location away from teh hustle and bustle but easy to get anywhere. Wife and daughters had some fantastic treatment sat the Spa and mad full use of the pool and fitness centre.
Rooms probably approaching need for a refurb but clean and comfortable.