Holidaying in Whistler, BC

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    Jun 27, 2012 3:11 PM GMT
    Hi fellas,

    My partner and I are planning a trip to Canada for the end of the year, and we're having trouble deciding on a place to stay while we're in Whistler... which leads me to the following questions; for those who've been:

    1) Where did you stay while holidaying in Whistler?

    2) Did the accommodation match your expectations?

    3) Was it a financially expensive exercise?

    4) Would you recommend the hotel/motel/whatever to your friends or family?

    Feel free to go into as much (or as little) detail as you like; goodness knows that when it comes to planning a vacation, you can never know too much.

    Just a few quick notes on the trip: we'll hopefully be there for a week or two in January 2013, and the plan is to spend as much of that time skiing as the weather allows.

    Many thanks in advance! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 27, 2012 3:39 PM GMT


    It's expensive, which is why we've never stayed there, but day trips are good, unless the traffic or snow gets out of hand..I take it you're coming up in December?


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    Jun 27, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    The three best hotels - within close distance to the slopes are
    *Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
    *Four Seasons
    *Chateau (Fairmont)

    I like the Pan Pacific best though - for the location, small gym and pool. You can see the slopes from your suite. There are fireplaces and small kitchens (great if you like to have breakfast inside your rooms).

    There are good restaurants all over - but my favorites include:
    *Quattro (on Main) (604) 905-4844
    *Rimrock (on Whistler Road) (604)932-5565
    *LaRua (on Blackcomb) (604)932-5011
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    Jun 27, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    Canada? In January? Well all right.
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    Jul 05, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    meninlove saidIt's expensive, which is why we've never stayed there, but day trips are good, unless the traffic or snow gets out of hand..I take it you're coming up in December?

    We'll be in Canada by early December, yeah.
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    Jul 05, 2012 5:13 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidThe three best hotels - within close distance to the slopes are
    *Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
    *Four Seasons
    *Chateau (Fairmont)

    I like the Pan Pacific best though - for the location, small gym and pool. You can see the slopes from your suite. There are fireplaces and small kitchens (great if you like to have breakfast inside your rooms).

    Thanks for the recommendations, Jockbod48! Think those spots might be a little out of our price range though...!
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    Jul 05, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    are you crazy???? stay in vancouver and bus it up to whistler, no matter where you go in BC its gonna be expensive but you dont need to stay right in whistler transportation to and from vancouver is easy and doesn't take that long plus you can also visit victoria which is also worth a trip
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    Jul 05, 2012 5:20 AM GMT
    That's an expensive time to go to Whistler... my favourite hotels there are the Four Seasons and the Fairmont though... as someone has already mentioned.
    You can score some pretty amazing deals if you search the right sites though... send me a message if you want more details on where to look
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    Jul 05, 2012 5:22 AM GMT
    I stayed in the pan pacific for my buddies stag a few weeks ago.

    Heres a video i made, its kinda funny, but you ge tthe idea

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryL0fcyeDmU
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    Jul 05, 2012 5:27 AM GMT
    I stayed at the Delta because it was relatively less expensive, with the emphasis on relatively. It has a heated outdoor pool, which I liked the idea of, and it was a fairly close walk to the lifts. It is in the village itself so once we parked our car it stayed in the lot until we left. I would consider staying there again. Check for package deals that often include lift passes.

    Whistler is on the pricey side. If you are going to be there during the Christmas school break plan on booking early.
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    Jul 05, 2012 5:27 AM GMT
    canuckguy74 saidare you crazy???? stay in vancouver and bus it up to whistler, no matter where you go in BC its gonna be expensive but you dont need to stay right in whistler transportation to and from vancouver is easy and doesn't take that long plus you can also visit victoria which is also worth a trip

    This is exactly why I created this thread. It's suggestions like yours that will save us $$$! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 05, 2012 5:32 AM GMT
    RuggedRanger15 saidI stayed in the pan pacific for my buddies stag a few weeks ago.

    Heres a video i made, its kinda funny, but you ge tthe idea

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryL0fcyeDmU

    Totally get the idea icon_wink.gif looks like you guys were on your way to having a hilarious evening!

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    Jul 05, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    trampolini said
    RuggedRanger15 saidI stayed in the pan pacific for my buddies stag a few weeks ago.

    Heres a video i made, its kinda funny, but you ge tthe idea

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryL0fcyeDmU

    Totally get the idea icon_wink.gif looks like you guys were on your way to having a hilarious evening!



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