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
We traveled to the Chateau Whistler for our staff Christmas party. Driving up to the Chateau we were greeted by the sight of soaring lit Christmas trees and entered a hotel decorated for the season. The staff were attentive and friendly. We had excellent cocktails in the Mallard Lounge and took full advantage of their extensive Scotch offerings. Dinner in the Grill Room was exceptional and right from the opening charcuterie board through the seafood, bison, and desert. The wait staff were knowledgeable and the service was excellent. A great place to take your staff for a special occassion.
Our family of four stayed in Whistler in the beginning of December for 6 nights. WOW!! I could not imagine a more beautiful place. Its like a castle in a dreamy winter wonderland. Also the Christmas decor made it extra pretty. My husband and I had a suite with a fireplace which we enjoyed so much. The view of the mountains from the room is breathtaking.
We came with a large corporate group and the staff did an excellent job of organizing daily breakfast, equipment rentals, and the ski valet was so nice after a long day on the slopes.
Each and every person we encountered was helpful and friendly.
We really enjoyed coffee and pastries for an afternoon treat at Portobello. Yum!!
I could not say one negative thing about this beautiful place. We had the most memorable and fun trip in Canada and our stay at the Fairmont added to that!
This hotel is super comfortable and our stay was very special. The staff work hard to look after you. The ski valet and shuttle service made our lives so easy. We would definitely be back. Thank you!!
We allways return to whistler and call the gold floor our home in whistler.
Treat yourself to the gold floor. The service is outstanding and personalized. The staff are gracious and ready to look after every need. Sit back with a coffee drink food and enjoy the ambience.
The rooms are cozy clean.
Say hello to Dale or Ian and the rest.
When we booked the hotel we weren't aware that the complimentary bikes and tours as well as the golfing had ended at the end of October and we arrived in November. A little disappointed.Normally it isn't an issue to check in early at any Fairmont but this time we waited around for over an hour (they had done a complete cleaning/maintenance of the entire Gold Floor was the reason) and didn't get invited to our room until I made a second phone call directly to the someone on the Gold Floor bypassing the front desk completely. The breakfast buffet was stupendous as were all the other treats that are available on the Gold Floor. I loved the complimentary shuttle bus service that ran into Whistler every 15 minutes or so.