Rated 4 out of 5 by NOwifi Wi Fi
Wi Fi reception was non-existent, very disappointing. Great Wi Fi reception is an expectation not an amenity to be hoped for. The front desk directed me to call "technology" which is not located on premises and was no help.
February 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shred46 Generel observations
The Hotel shows obvious signs of ”use” and would benefit from a touch up.
Especially the rooms shows sign of use and lack essential accommodation for drying and hanging of ski clothes.
The provided internet is borderline useless, and should not be considered as anything but a marketing issue(must have for hotels this day and age).
The hotel wins hands down the price for the must dysfunctional hotel service provided: The Ski Vallet, not only are you paying for having your skies/board in the hotel(which at other hotels is a free service, as a ski locker) , but for this money you are also subject to endless queuing when picking up or dropping off.
On a more positive note, the setup with an arcade of shops etc. situated in the hotel is very nice.
Also the fitness facilities and pool area are very nice.
Above all though is a very dedicated staff doing the outmost to service you and for that reason I would still recommend the hotel.
February 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by wish11111 worst stay there yet
stayed at this hotel many times, and this trip was by far the most disappointing. The room was not ready on our arrival, and we had to prompt staff to check again on its status after check in time of 4pm. The staff were not friendly and courteous. The buffet breakfast was below par compared to other visits.
February 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LisaD Absolutely perfect experience in Whistler! Thank you Westin!
We have been to this property several times and it never ceases to impress. The location is literally perfect, the service is excellent and our 1 bedroom is the perfect size for our family of four. The concierge are very helpful and knowledgable. Jeff the manager at Aubergine Grill is awesome. We did everything while here...kids in the 5 Day Adventure Camp and they absolutely loved it...after the first day of course. Now they are sad they can't go tomorrow. Everything is easy here and designed to make your stay comfortable. The ski Valet is a great touch and the Westin Drivers were a lifesaver when we missed our ride back from the sleighride. Awesome family vacation!
February 16, 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 5 out of 5 by ragnido Great location
Situated at the bottom of the lifts the hotel is well placed for anything that you may want to do in whistler and is far enough away from the main stroll for a peaceful time. The room was ideal for s short stay - comfortable with everything you may need. The staff are very helpful and friendly.
February 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brian Nice and Close
Aubergine dinner experience was excellent.
Our hotel room was spacious; some finishes are in need of touchup but well appointed and clean. Staff were all very pleasant and took good care of us. Some service charges (parking, ski valet) seemed a little steep but were efficient and effortless.
February 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Clubchamp2 Internet connectivity
I had the full Internet access package - the connectivity varied between one and two bars and the speed was so slow as to make it a useless amenity. Supposedly this level of connection is appropriate for Netflix, but often I got shut out because of no signal.
January 31, 2013
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 4 out of 5 by nessie great location
loved the location and facilities - sadly we had a great room but by the lift shaft so a little noisy and had to ring for our room to be serviced as there was confusion over how often our room was to be serviced - all in all though we would stay again but in a different room
January 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by whydoineedone Way better deals in Whistler
Room was not what was expected- A double queen "Suite" is a relatively small hotel room with two beds, and a microwave,
Add $30 for parking in spots so small they are impossible to get in, and extra for hi speed internet, more expensive, and less amenities then other hotels
January 27, 2013
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 5 out of 5 by BKH8 Excellent facilities.
One of the best resort we stayed in at snow, close to gondola and valet facility is excellent. Very good gym facility to stretch those tire legs after long day skiing. Wonderful spa and swimming pool for children. Reasonable price food at aubergine grill.
Will book again next year.
January 14, 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 5 out of 5 by Tim2013 Awesome Whistler Location
Great location near to all the major lifts out of Whistler village.
Great staff, great rooms and FireRock bar a welcome haven every night after hitting the slopes hard.
We had an awesome 10 day stay.
January 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lykki Not what we expected
Spent 5 nights and compared to other stays at similar "star" properties we were not too thrilled.
SPG Gold member we were looking for upgrade - none available. 4pm late check out requested at the beginning of our stay and we were told the last morning we needed to be out of our room at 1pm - so we had to skip the morning skiing to pack up our room. Something we were expecting to do later in the day.
Pool was over chlorinated - almost hard to breath the air with the chemical smell.
Proximity to the lift and village was excellent.
Internet speed was terrible and the property still charges $9.99 if you are not a Gold Member
You MUST check your Skis with their Valet for a fee each day PER person unless you rent from the shop in the hotel. We did just that and were still charged the Valet fee that I needed to have reversed on our bill.
Parking is $30-35 per day!
Our house keeper was the same lady each day and she was fantastic.
Sushi resturant in hotel was great.
January 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Yung horrible service
I'm a spg gold member, but my check in time is pass 4pm. I was there to check in by 2pm and was told the room is not ready yet. Came back again at 3:30pm and was told another half hour, when I return again at 4pm, I was told another 20 minutes. The lady who helped me told me they were very busy that day. A hotel like that should not be giving that as an excuse, it's just poor management!!!
The day I check out, one of the cleaning crew knocked on my door at 8:30am to see if they can come in to tidy up!!! Really!?!?!? I have to check in after 4pm, but you going to asked me to leave at 8:30????
Also, as an spg gold member, I took the speedy internet as an check in gift. But the internet is so slow, that I can't even check in to my flight!!
Overall, this is my third time in this hotel in the passed 4 years, and every time I get more disappointed... I guess I'm not going back there anymore!! Unfortunately you guys are the only spg hotel in that area, so I'll have to look into other chsins next time I go back.
January 4, 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 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 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 4 out of 5 by whistler2012 Great location!
I am a gold member. Our room was NOT ready at check in and we needed to wait until 6:30PM for it to be ready. IN addition, on check out, we were NOT able to have a LATE check out. After MUCH debate, we managed to convince the manager to give us a 1:30 checkout, which is NOWHERE near the 4;00 pm checkout. When combined with the exceptionally LATE checkin time (6:30pm on our day of arrival) and our disappointing DEPARTURE time that required a lot of work on our end, EVEN though we are GOLD members, this made for a disappointing GOLD member experience.
December 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FamilyFive Great Whislter Trip For Family of Five
Our family of five made our first trip to Whistler to ski on December 18, 2012. It was the first time our 5 and 8 year old had ever put on skiis. Our hotel stay was the best. Hotel staff was excellent and took care of our every need with great urgency. We waited for nothing on this trip. This hotel was more convenient than I could have imagined. 25 yard walk to check the kids in for ski school each morning, and 45 yards away from the Whistler and Blackcomb Gondolas. Best three day vacation we have had. Cannot wait to go back.
December 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DinahG Great Hotel Great Location
This is the place to stay in Whistler. Staff is helpful and courteous, rooms are nice, comfortable, and the resort is in a great location.
December 26, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by MadPlatium This hotel is just thinking of MONEY!!!
I am SPG platium member, and I asked for little bit early check-in and late check-out, however, they did not honor any with various mon-sense execuses... also, the service is terrible and they told you it is busy busy... no service, get out quick, so more guest, more money.... unbelievable, you need to exame the manager...
December 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eva19 Best location
Once again, I enjoyed my stay & I can state with 100% certainty that with courteous, professional staff, location of the hotel everyone will have wonderful time. I am looking forward to my next stay.
December 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by tandlski holiday getaway
we have been staying at this hotel over the last several years and it seems quality has gone down hill a little. rooms are not as clean has use to be, dust everywhere (lights ect) millwork in horrible condition from use and water damage in bathrooms. beds not as comfortable (sagging in places-not quiet the heavenly expierence) rooms overall needs a remodel. Very dissapointed in having to pay for ski storeage and overpriced parking, this is a mountain resort and nearly everyone has ski/boarding gear, never paid for this in the past (not cool)...limited internet is not great for a business traveler, free service is SLOW.. other service is overpriced. resturants/bar were great. SPG members treated as regular guests w/limited upgrades (rooms/amenities ect)
December 21, 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 5 out of 5 Fantastic hotel in the perfect location
The hotel is in an ideal location for both the Whistler Gondola and the Village. The Valet service was an added advantage at the end of the day, especially when traveling and skiing with children.
December 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Our dreams came true
We held our wedding at the Whistler Westin, Dec 2011, just days after the hotel had finished a major decor upgrade. We had changed our venue with just 6 weeks to the wedding date as our prior venue involved so many compromises that it was no longer our dream wedding. The Catering and Conference Director and the chef jumped to action, amid their own decor changes, and spoiled us silly! They delivered everything we hoped for and more: single venue for ceremony and reception, great food and hang out space while photos were taken and proximity to the village for those who wanted to explore, beautiful decor for photos outside and inside, dance floor included, care for our guests with food allergies, and desserts that are still being talked about a year later.
December 4, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by AnnaB Headache
You would think that 4,5 star hotel can put together correct billing but even simple matter for one-day stay came as a big headache. First, watch your billing in Aubergine Grill, they putting extra on your bill and expect that $4 dollars here or there nobody would paying any attention; second, Westin's system (or people) is fully ignoring the fact that you paid your bill in advance - they still charge you and you have to call 2-3 times and every next employee add the confusion on your bill.
All nice impressions from facility are ruin because of amount of time and effort on telephone and explanations what are wrong this time!
December 2, 2012