Rated 2 out of 5 by Mike56 Westin Whistler
I booked the Westin expecting a good set of facilties at the hotel. The room was good, had a good view, saved money having the kitchen which we used for breakfast, was quiet, staff helpful, close to the lifts, a good valet service todrop off skiis etc. But other than using our room, we found little else of interest in the hotel. In effect it became an expensive Suite. There is no atmosphere in the hotel at all due to the layout. It just seemed a very big warehouse. Pool too small.
January 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by DKUSTRA62 Very disappointed this time
i reviewed this hotel in Jan and it was great,this stay not so much, i know the hotel was sold out,but room this time was very small,last time was upgraded to loft unit,this time given very small room,as for the room1024 it missing fire grate so very unsafe with wires showing,as it was very dangerous,i talked to someone who said they would fix it,but no one showed up(not great with small kids)one on the nights i went to front desk to ask for a pencil as my son needed one for work and front staff girl was very rude and told me Westin has no pencil in all the hotel(really)not one in the back office,also i know it was not the fault but elevator broken on Sunday to get to underground parking,very hard to access anything and to top it all off it was raining and the hotel was out of umbrellas, it just seemed no one cares,anyway i must be a gluten for punishment as i am going back next weekend
April 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by shirokuma Great location
If you're here to enjoy the outdoors then you couldn't ask for a better location; everything is right outside the doors. The gas fireplace gives the room a warm feeling and it's nice having a kitchenette. The rusty toaster in the drawer could use a Brillo-pad scrubbing, though!
The Aubergine restaurant was fantastic. The server was professional and attentive--she anticipated my every need. The wine choices and food (especially the warm bread) was excellent.
August 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kintakunte Omotenashi ( entertainment )
thanks for welcoming us so friendly, having always merry greetings and small chats with smile. So often they were good stimulus to us to set up for the day. the best thing I loved there was the warmth of the staff in Whistler and Vancouver, that made me think I want to be with you again.
April 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by John45S Holiday Stay 2012
Staff was good and very friendly....Location is about the best in Whistler village with easy access to everything. However, I found the hotel to be very "cold" in that it did not take full advantage of its location or facilities to feel like a resort vs. a room near the lifts. Virtually no fire pits or entertainment, Lobby is not a place to relax and get a drink and hotel charges too many fees like ski -storage I have never seen at any comparable property.
January 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Andrew21 Winter Escape
It was a one night stay with a few friends to do some boarding the next day. It was perfect because they allowed early check-in at 12:30pm and for after check-out we were also allowed to park until 5pm all no extra charge. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. The pool was amazing an experience and very memorable as it was snowing a lot and the snowflakes looked like falling stars. Truly a magical winter escape for my friends and I. Thank you.
February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grannyfrannie The Westin Experience!
The Westin Group is always our preferred place to stay and The Westin Resort and Spa at Whistler is no exception. A beautiful property; a very warm welcome from the Bell-boys/Concierge to Reception.
Our room was spacious, beautifully fitted out and, of course, the Heavenly Bed.
Excellent recommendation for excursion and restaurant.
We had only allowed for one night at the resort and wish it was more. We will look forward to our return. Fran and Dex
August 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MountainMan Convenient & Serviceable
Everything is convenient at the Westin Whistler Resort:: Whister village access, Gondola for both Whister & Blackcomb, full kitchen, even shuttle service to-from Vancouver. As a loyal SPG member, I have stayed at much nicer SPG properties. The Westin Whister resort is starting to show age and needs some renovation.
The only complaint we have is that the room we stayed has a false ceiling and we can hear every footstep from the guest room above us.
March 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PJ13 Great relaxing Resort in Whister
I have stayed three times at this property in the past year and every time I am pleased with the consistent great service that I receive. The hotel is conveniently located and has nice spacious rooms and suites. The staff always explain the amenities and location of the room being provided at check in and are polite and professional. The facilities are great and its the perfect place to kick back after a great day of biking, hiking or shopping.
September 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kenny604 House keeping missed something.
Everything from front desk staff to restaurant staff has been great!
We liked every bit of our stay except for one little detail!!
After the kids went to sleep, I started to pull out the sofa bed for myself.
In disbelieve, I discovered an old pair of socks stuck inside the sofa bed!
This tells me the bed sheets were not replaced after it was last used!!
I ended up using some towels to cover the sofa with the hope that the pillows are clean!
December 28, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by davesolomon Excellent location but staffs were terrible
Usually when u pay the big bucks to stay in a star hotel, u expect everything in order. Unfortunately, for the first time I had a terrible experience with Westin.
1. Platinum breakfast was totally not worth it. They serve you in a bowl - very small portions of five fruits and yougurt.
2. No westin heavenly shower. The tiny little shower nozzle - powerful speed of water can poke your skin and u just want to get out of shower asap.
3. No one at the concierge for 45 minutes - we wanted to buy peak to peak gondola tickets and was waiting.
4. Escalators didn't work for 50 minutes - we were in the 8th floor with an infant + stroller and were just struck in 8th floor because the escalators didn't work.
5. Valet parking is very pricey and have to wait for 20 minutes each time to get our car.
Location - Best Location in the whole of Whistler.
September 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SJA54 a great ski vacation
Location cannot be beat -- right in Whistler and steps to the gondola.
Property is quite nice. SPG recognition is great (we received an upgrade over Christmas week). Standard rooms are quite nice and some of the upgraded rooms are stunning,
Concierge team was excellent and gave us a lot of help pre-arrival -- airport transport and dinner reservations.
Have stayed several times and would definitely return.
February 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by EddyGoldmember This hotel still meets my lofty expectations
We've used this hotel almost every year for eight years. Didn't stay last year but I heard internet was free then. Not this year. As for the ski valet charge, I understand that skis could damage a room, and you have to pay people to sort them for hotel guests. $9 per pair per day per guest far exceeds the employee costs. I suspect profit margins have dwindled, perhaps due to some snowless months. I put my skis in my car, and was happy not to wait in line at the valet in the AM. $30 parking per day represents a 33% increase during my eight year courtship of this hotel, again suggesting profit gaps. If you're gold or platinum, decline your gift and get free wifi. You may have to ask about enhanced rooms, as the girl I dealt with seemed unaware of this aspect of gold and platinum benefits. (If she was aware she didn't offer the enhanced room, but provided one when I asked) I will continue to stay at this hotel.
March 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lost5hrs Dissappointed
We arrived early, hoping to get our room. The front desk kept telling us a check in time that never happened. We checked in at 4:15 PM. Were told luggage would be right up. Waited one hour, called front desk who said it would be right up. Waited another hour, we went down stairs to get our own luggage! Our luggage was on the only cart there. The bellman apologized and brought it up to us. We missed our dinner reservations!!!
February 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Grant Average experience
I have a mixed review that resolves in an average score.
Places to improve? SPG recognition (Paying Platinum got literally nothing, charm factor, service
Bottom line is that beyond the location, there is nothing to keep me coming back. That is quite disappointing. I would rather pay the same price for another hotel that would make my stay feel more special and less like I am doing them a favor.
November 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gina Great position for the ski lifts
We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for your staff to help with. Everyone we met was happy and very willing to help. The ski collection at the base of the lifts was a most welcome service. Everywhere we went in the hotel was very clean and well kept. The fittings and fixtures where top of the range and the hotel had a luxury feel. All in all an excellent place to stay.
March 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by highflyer74777 Usual high standard from Westin
I spent an excellent 10 nights at Westin Whistler, with almost all aspects of my stay meeting or exceeding my expectations. Superb location, very comfortable 2-bedroom apartment (though relatively small), clean everywhere, great facilities (but a bigger outdoor hot-tub?!), and most of all brilliant staff - front desk, bellmen, ski valet, concierge, housekeeping - all very courteous & professional.
February 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lynn123 Beautiful Hotel
this hotel is very nice and a great location. I thought the front desk staff could of been a little more helpful with hotel amenities as we discovered most just walking around. We were unable to get the discount on rental equipment at the hotel as we did not have the discount certificate with us upon renting our equipment. This should be an automatic discount upon proof of staying at hotel.
March 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jason39 Great hotel but be aware of the parking charge
The hotel room and hotel facilities were great. Location was perfect . . . . 5 min from the Gondola and a large variety of restaurants within 1 to 10 min walk. Be aware of the parking charge - $30 / day for self park . . . .during the summer. This is not managed by the hotel. We ended up moving to the free public parking in lot 5 . . . .about 10 min walk to the hotel through the village.
August 20, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by doglover1 problems with booking/billing
I had difficulty creating the reservation for the ISCFR conference by phone. I had a simple question about accomodating 3 people in a room and was passed along to 3 separate phone numbers in an attempt to make the reservation. After repeated attempts, I finally made the reservation online. On billing, the hotel made mistakes in billing that resulted in multiple phone calls to correct.
August 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by smc123 Gorgeous
love love this hotel and its location, everyone was super helpful and friendly as it was my first time there, the room was soo cozy witht the fireplace and king size bed!! it also had a kitchenette which is nice so u can cook, also if u like to have a few drinks the lounge is nice but there are also plenty of bars/restaraunts walking distance from the hotel!! ging for x mas next yr!!
December 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kevin1970 Great time
Thank you for making our anniversary getaway memorable! We will be back.
As a SPG gold member I appreciate the consistency and attention at check in, more of a "personal" feeling. While our check experience was efficient, it lacked awelcoming feeling and my wife and I felt as if we were bothering the woman whom assisted us. No attention to detail nor recognition of status or other.
November 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Marting Nickel and dimed
Rooms are showing their age, had to pay to store our skis! Internet access is extra and doesn't work during peak times (like late afternoon when unwinding after a day of skiing). And the thermostat needed a manual for operation and still had a mind of its own. Thank goodness the skiing was great and Whistler shone through as it always does.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tobySF Perfect for skiing all day
Great location and generally great staff. Rooms are on the small side. Food is excellent.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VancouverLocal Great ski vacation
My stay at the Westin Whister was outstanding. As a "local" from Vancouver, I had planned a staycation to get me back into skiing after 10 years away from the mountain. The Westin staff and hotel facilities made the stay memorable and something I will look to repeat soon. In particular, Stephanie (or Bethany? Australian) at the other end of the service express line and Cory (Patriots fan) in the ski valet area offered outstanding service and made me feel at home. I loved the eucalyptus steam room as an alternative to a crowded chlorinated hot tub at the end of a day of skiing. The proximity of the hotel to the Whistler lifts was so appreciated - just had to walk 20 feet, deposit my skis at the ski valet and return to my warm room.The full kitchen in the room was fantastic to allow me to prepare hot porridge and my favourite coffee each morning before I hit the slopes. I will recommend others to book at this hotel.
January 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by merit25 Great Vacation, Great Service....Disapointed in room maintanence
We had a terrific stay and vacation in Whistler.
The property location and friendly staff were superb and made our stay very enjoyable.
We were disapointed in the level of upkeep/repair of the room, especially for this level of property.
*One of the telephones did not work
*One of the burners on the stove top did not heat
*Dresser drawers were falling off of the rails.
January 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mpolick Great Location, Nice Rooms
The Westin Whistler is located in the heart of Whistler Village and provides stones throw access to the lifts. You will find great access to the all the great food, skiing and experiences that the area has to offer. The Concierge was very attentive to our needs and made changes to our itinerary based on our request, this made our experience at Whistler very memorable.
January 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ryan182 Great location, staff but man the internet....
I've done 6 or 7 stays here over the last couple years and you really can't beat the location, the staff is good and the rooms are nice. The platinum recognition is good and the last few times they've even upgraded my room before checkin which is really nice BUT they really REALLY need to do something about the internet at this place. As a platinum guest you're given a code to use the "premium" internet which is otherwise $9.99/night, I can only imagine how furious anyone who pays the $9.99 must be since you get about 3 minutes of time before it kicks you off, you have to wait several minutes and then get to re-enter the code. FWIW I have an IT background and tried on iphone, PC, ipad and macbook, all with the same result, I even tried the free internet to see if that was better but its the same. I am guessing most people here aren't trying to work but I was trying to stay somewhat caught up and it really was an issue.
March 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dallas152 Now an SPG
I got to the hotel and was greeted by the front desk staff (I believe her name was Lu). Although we had arrived early she had no problem checking us in and letting us know about the SPG program. After a very quick few minutes we were checked in and now are SPGs. It was a really great start to our trip.
We had drinks at the lounge, Hannah and angus were awesome.
August 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ric66 Housekeeping needs work
Went green first day and opted out of house keeping, THEN when sun came up saw heavy layers of dust and grime in on furniture, shelves, beds. Took housekeeping option next day, the result = no change.
Waited an hour and called 3 times to get an extra blanket sent to room...which forces me to stay up to midnight waiting for delivery.
July 22, 2013