Nita Lake Lodge
What We Love
- Location directly on Nita Lake, just a five-minute walk from Creekside Gondola
- All rooms have huge fireplaces, DVD players, iPod docks and kitchenettes
- Free WiFi
- Free trail bikes are available throughout the summer
What To Know
- Not in the center of Whistler (located in Creekside)
- Better suited to couples and honeymooners
- Lodge’s free shuttle runs every 30 minutes during the winter
- The property is entirely smoke-free
- Free ski lockers are available at the base of Whistler Mountain in Creekside
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Welcome to a modern Zen take on the traditional ski lodge—we’re talking clean lines, natural materials (wood beams, stone fireplaces), and inviting textures including buttery leather and nubby plaid. Colors reflect the hotel’s dramatic surroundings; from the inky waters of the lake to the rust-hued foliage. All of the 77 guest rooms (even the smallest studios) feature fireplaces, fully equipped (if small) kitchenettes, and 40-inch LCD televisions. Large slate tile bathrooms have separate rain showers and deep soaking tubs. Rooms overlooking the lake are rightly popular, but those with mountain and forest views are just as impressive. Larger suites, such as the two-bedroom Nita Suites, have split levels, kitchens and large balconies above the lake. Although skiing is the main focus in Whistler (hiking and biking in summertime), there are plenty of amenities at the lodge to keep non-skiers and youngsters occupied: a quiet library, a game room, a plunge pool, a hot tub, and more. In the summer months, free bikes and fishing rods are available. The impressive on-site spa highlights Nita Lake’s wellness vibe, with a yoga studio and a program of detoxifying treatments. The lodge also holds frequent fitness camps and classes with professional trainers. The Cure Lounge & Patio is a great place for an après-ski cocktail, with its comfy sofas, fireplace, and frequent live music. Otherwise, there’s the Aura restaurant, which specializes in European comfort food made from sustainable and organic ingredients.
In the Area
With its exclusive lakeside setting away from the hustle and bustle of Whistler village (but still close to the gondola), this boutique property holds some of the best views, food and amenities in the area. And that’s saying a lot for a place that hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. Featuring Canadian specialties such as Vancouver Island black cod and Canadian wild arctic caribou chops, the award-winning Bearfoot Bistro in Whistler Village is a local favorite. And be sure to take a swig from the restaurant’s 14,000-bottle wine cellar, as well. With access to more than 432,000 acres on hundreds of unspoiled mountains and glaciers in British Columbia, the local company Whistler Heli Skiing runs guided group tours to some of the country’s most stunning terrain until late April. From April through October, the most scenic and fun way to get from Vancouver to Whistler is the Rocky Mountaineer, a train that runs through the Canadian wilderness. It delivers you to the main station just a few steps from the doors of Nita Lake Lodge.
How to Get There
Had a wonderful 3 night stay at Nita Lake. Did the upgrade to the lake view and it was worth it - nice larger deck for evening glasses of wine under the stars. They are on a great trail system and the walk to Whistler village is about 45 minutes. Or if not, their complimentary shuttle is very convenient. Room was very spacious. Will be back!
Our family, consisting of three groups, booked three rooms and stayed here last weekend to attend a family wedding. When my wife booked our room we requested a room that could also accommodate our daughter and son-in-law. We were told that no such rooms were available and there were no more rooms available other than the rooms we had booked. So, our kids had to find other (expensive) accommodation. Upon arrival they mixed up my brother-in-law's room, which was supposed to be a large suite, with my sister-in-law's room. And, all of us discovered that each room had a spare bed, consisting of a hide-a-bed (pull-out couch) that could have *easily* accommodated our kids, who had unfortunately ended up having to spend a lot at another place. Front desk staff continued to mix up my sister-in-laws, attempting to apply charges the wrong person at least twice. In addition, when I needed the Wi-Fi password I dutifully checked the information manual in the room, expecting to find the Wi-Fi password in it since that was where it was in the ~15 hotels where we stayed during the past five weeks while travelling. Instead, there was a note directing the guest to call the front desk to get the password. When I did so I was informed rather curtly that the "password is on your key card envelope" (I did not have the envelope because my wife checked in and she received it), and then the person at the front desk gave me the password - the wrong one it turned out. All-in-all it was not a great experience staying at Nita Lodge.
As a whole, the hotel was clean, scenic, close to things in the area.
Our problem was we went as a family for a wedding. Three rooms were in the same last name. My room (regular King room) and my sister in laws ( hotel suite). Our names were mixed up and we got the wrong rooms, good for me, bad for her. Especially when they paid over $300 and were not re-imbursed. We told them several times and no apology or lowering the price. I got my room later in the night after our night out, front desk tried to give me my sister in laws room key and called me her name when she was standing there. When we realized I got the better room, her son was already asleep in the room. In the morning when checking out, they tried to put my incidentals onto her MC and called me her name again. Again, no apology or change of rate, just, "I heard two rooms were screwed up in this party". This is not a new hotel and we dealt with 3 different front dest people and they were all the same. Very disappointing for a hotel like this.
Great hotel overlooking beautiful Lake Nita. Very nice and well designed lobby, service is very attentive and professional and the restaurants are very good, including the coffee shop/bakery. But, the thing in this hotel are the suites. Our family of four stayed in a two bedroom, duplex suite which was absolutely stunning. The two level room had a mini kitchen, a nice living room with a fire place, a huge, very nicely appointed bathroom with a very large tub, a separate large shower, double vanity and L’Occitane amenities. The bedroom in the lower floor has a king bed, as does the bedroom in the higher floor, which has very good privacy and an equally impressive bathroom, minus the tub. Perfect for families or groups of friends. There were some minor maintenance issues, but it was an outstanding stay, nevertheless.
My wife and I really liked this place. From the time we got there until the time we left everyone was friendly and helpful.Our room was cleaned and made up very well. Always greeted in the hall by someone from housekeeping and they were always friendly and asked if there was anything we needed. We did pay for an upgraded room with a lake view and it was amazing. Got up every morning to look over the lake for us it was well worth the extra money. There was a lounge and somewhere to eat in the lodge plus a restaurant and bar right next door which was convenient. It was quiet at night and mainly because it was still off season. Lots of walking paths to walk.We attended a wedding there and from what I could see things went off smoothly. I would highly recommended this place.