The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
What We Love
- The 60-foot heated outdoor lap pool with underwater music
- Topnotch fitness center
- Dining options abound: there are five restaurants, plus room service
- The hotel’s Vida Spa, specializing in Ayurvedic treatments
What To Know
- A five-minute walk from Whistler Village, for restaurants, bars and shops
- Reservations are recommended for the popular Sunday brunch at the Wildflower restaurant
- It's a pet-friendly property
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The hotel was built in 1989 and has 550 guestrooms. Common areas and hallways are ski-resort chic, with pinecone motif carpeting, iron “twig” wall sconces in the hallways, plus shabby-chic tables, stone tiling, folk art wooden ducks, and overstuffed sofas in the lobby.
Bed and Bath
A classic Fairmont look pervades the 550 luxe guestrooms, which are done in a subdued mix of beige, cream, caramel and dusky blue, with dark wood furniture, heavy curtains with valances, and club chairs. Upgrading to any room with mountain views is worth the investment, but village-view rooms have their charms. Bathrooms have a curved marble-top vanity and deep tubs, and last year they added new chichi products by Le Labo Rose 31.
Wildflower Restaurant on the main floor serves seasonal Pacific Northwest cuisine such as BC trout and Pemberton beet and Schramm vodka–cured salmon for dinner, but also offers breakfast and lunch in a relaxed setting with windows that offer incredible views of the mountains. Sunday brunch is epic. Mallard Lounge is the ultimate upscale après-ski rustic-chic hangout — leave the nachos ’n’ beer for the partiers in Whistler Village. Here you’ll settle in year-round on a cozy sofa by a roaring fireplace, gazing out the window while you sip a handcrafted cocktail and listen to live music. Try the Purple Rain: Ketel vodka, Beefeater gin and Violette liqueur. For a fast bite in the morning, grab a Belgian hot chocolate and breakfast sandwich to go at Portobello Market & Fresh Bakery.
In the Area
Featuring such Canadian specialties 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 20,000-bottle wine cellar, as well. If you really want to utilize your gourmet in-suite kitchen, check into the Whistler Cooking School. Classes are run both day and evening, for beginners and experts alike. The guest chefs are stars in their own right. When it’s time to party, the Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub is both a go-to for locals and visitors alike for a lively night out, be it for a pint or a pie — steak and Guinness pie, that is. Dancing afterward? Everybody ends up at Buffalo Bill’s, where top DJs spin late into the night.
How to Get There
An impressive hotel, well located in Blackcomb, easy convenient ski concierge, a good variety of eating & drinking choices with lots of huddle and bustle with friendly staff.
Unfortunately the room size and their decor let it down, how to tackle this must be a real headache.
I have stayed at a variety of properties at WB, and the Fairmont is the favorite. The service great and there is a valet that will have you gear ready in the morning and store it at the end of the day. Rooms are a good size and there are multiple restaurants and an excellent spa on property,
The location can't be beat! In the morning take the new Blackcomb gondola right outside the hotel all the way up to Rendezvous Lodge, you can ski/ride straight to the hotel from Blackcomb, and apres in the Mallard lounge to watch people come down the mountain. Also, the lines were always shorter for the Blackcomb gondola compared to the Whister gondola. The main village in a short 5 minute walk along a pedestrian trail. The hotel also has a shuttle and car service so you will not need a car.
First time to whistler for boys snowboard trip. The mountain rivals any ski resort in the world, the end. The hotel was just as amazing.
Exterior-beautiful and enormous. Well kept and an abundance of courteous staff.
Interior-all areas extremely clean and richly appointed. No disappointments.
Staff-all amazing and very helpful. Housekeeping was superb and arranged my shoes, folded shirts left on bed... the best. Guest services was not only kind and courteous but very efficient with everything we requested.
Dining-wildflower breakfast buffet best in the world. Portabello with nice selection and quality food. Mallard lounge always happening with great small bites and drinks.
Ski valet-great service, got chocolate and good conversation always available.
Spa-pools and hot tubs very well maintained and clean. Poolside drink service just amazing.
Rooms-generous size, very clean, housekeeping very thorough, great tv selections, great views.
Convenience-less than 10 minute and nice walk to village, less than 20 feet from gondolas(not exaggerating).
Honestly, have been on many ski trips and this hotel/mountain combo is BY FAR the best we have ever had.
We stayed here in Feb for 9 nights. It was a pleasure from check in to check out. The hotel management deserves praise for the training they have put into their staff as everyone from front desk to room cleaning were great and a pleasure to interact with. The service recovery is exceptional. We spent 9 nights trying to find something wrong with the hotel and the only thing we could come up with is: No chocolates left on the bed as part of the turn down service - thats it! and honestly that is not a real issue. lol. We loved the hot chocolate at the tent after a day on the mountain. The spa is great and the outdoor pools are really hot. The gym is good but could be bigger - it does get crowded during the day. An extra cable machine would be great. The free daily Yoga classes are a nice touch. Overall we were very happy and we will return in the future. One thing to note if you plan on using the minibar fridge for your own stuff - the fridge automatically charges you when you remove anything from the minibar. We emptied the whole fridge to put our own food in it and we charged for the entire contents, but as soon as we spoke to front desk and a staff member confirmed everything was still there it was removed from the bill :-)
It is rare to find a perfect hotel but for me the Chateau Whistler offers a service second to none. The facilities and level of service leaves you feeling like a VIP. The staff are outstanding, attentive and sociable. Our deluxe slope side room was wonderful and the ski valet service helpful. We have already booked a return visit. We would like to thank Manager Alex Merry for making our stay perfect and for ensuring such an excellent customer experience.