The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler in Whistler (Whistler Village), you’ll be minutes from The Range and Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Whistler Village Gondola and Whistler Core Climbing and Fitness Centre.
Make yourself at home in one of the 400 air-conditioned rooms featuring fireplaces and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Kitchens are outfitted with refrigerators and microwaves. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access at this resort, which also features 2 spa tubs. Additional amenities at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and ski storage. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
This was a great hotel close to everything right in the village. It is very close to the conference center as well if you are there for an event. They have a fridge and kitchenette so if you have room with this, bring your own snacks and drinks! There were also dishes there which is also useful. The check-in line was very long, we waited about 15 minutes, which given the line size was not too bad. We had a cute but very small balcony and separate bedroom area. There was a great tub in the bathroom, a fireplace and the rooms were fairly up to date. Would stay here again.
I have stayed four times this year at the Westin. This trip it was one night at the Westin,one night at the Four Seasons (see my Four Seasons review).The Westin is on the outskirts of the Village, about a ten minute walk from all the stores and restaurants, and right next to the Whistler gondola,convenient for skiiers.
Westin was remodelling the large lobby area this visit,there is a large roaring fireplace, and many seating areas now, primarily in a modern furniture style, not the ski lodge feel,so it is more a corporate look. Great for conferences as I noted large ballrooms getting new carpet.
My studio faced the rooftops of the Village in the distance, probably charming when there is snow.Note that the hotel is really built against the hillside base of Whistler Mountain,so the floor number does not really describe its height. A ninth floor with a "forest view" will be looking directly at the slope of trees. A fifth floor view on the village side is really a third floor from the ground, since there is a patio level below.
The studios have been totally remodelled this year, and the kitchenettes well designed with all stainless steel appliances-fridge,d/w,induction cooktop,convection oven and microwave. The cupboards are knotty pine, new, and give a chalet feel, and fully stocked with dishes and utensils.
The Westin bed was great as usual. For two people, the studio is fine but small. There is a gas fireplace, and HVAC is central, so no unit going through the outside wall. For a family, you would need at least a one bedroom. I have stayed in the one bedrooms, and while the bedroom is small, it leaves more room for a table and two chairs in the main room. With the studio, you have to use the coffee table to eat at.
I didn't try the pool or fitness center, but they appear very clean. The pool is partially indoors/outdoors with a clear plastic divider above water. I preferred the Four Seasons pool as it was larger. There is a spacious indoor promenade lined by shops and art galleries.
Staff are primarily Australian young people, refreshingly cheerful and helpful compared to my experiences in many U.S. hotels.. The other name for Whistler is "Whistralia", since it is extremely popular with Aussies.
In summary, the Westin is a reliable choice, it is not at the level of the Four Seasons, but also rates are lower, it is quality, close to the village, and probably would be a great choice especially for families or attending conferences there. Parking is expensive at $34 a night as it is at all Whistler hotels. The advantage is that you can walk around the Village without cars everywhere.
Housekeeping was rather aggressive with the "key rap" at 11am (not an Australian),checkout time is noon. Also I noted that the inside of my room door was coated with weeks worth of dust, not good for those with allergies. You wouldn't see that at the Four Seasons.
Showed up at this hotel tonight and they oversold the hotel by 5 rooms. We called 3 days in advance to advise we would show up at 10pm. We unloaded our vehicle and had the vehicle valeted. We made our way up to the first floor to check in to be told to wait for a Manager. We waited 20min with our 2 kids aged 10 and 13...to be told by the Manager who arrived to tell us they sold our prepaid room to someone else. ARE YOU JOKING? This Manager has no care in the world and told us he moved us to the Pan Pacific. It’s a dive, not even comparable, what a disappointment. We didn’t pay for the Pan Pacific. We paid for the Westin. This Manager has zero credibility and should be fired for treating people this way, he has no regard people and made zero effort to find us comparable accommodations. We decided to drive home 2 1/5 after he told us he couldn’t find us anything comparable. This hotel has serious issues. We have never been treated this way by Any hotel in Whistler, EVER...SHAME ON YOU WESTIN. We are returning home with our 10year old crying in the backseat. We always stay at the Fairmont Whistler, and thought we would try something different. Thanks for wasting our time..