Rated 1 out of 5 by Gfamily Great location, no so great accommodations
We signed up for a penthouse suite expecting to have 7 people who would need 4 bedrooms. As it turns out, it was good my sister and her daughter did not come as accommodations were tight. Penthouse had only two true bedrooms despite the billing it sleeps 10. Sofabeds in rooms are not bedrooms. Also only had one true bathroom and 2 halts (common bathroom had shower, second bedroom had connected bathroom with no shower).
Worst two features:
1) East Wing elevator was out of order for 3 days. Meant long waits to get up and down (no stairs). Staff did nothing to apologize except say :not my fault".
2) $8/day/person ski valet charge was not announced and is highway robbery. To hotel's credit, they removed fee when I complained.
March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bikezen Excellent view from hotel room of slopes
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was accommodated nicely and of course the bed was wonderful. I particularly enjoyed the nice work out facility and views from the hot tub. We will be back for mountain biking this summer and will stay once again at the westin.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deano Great service. great food. great location.
I had little bit of trouble when I check in. Manager in duty called me and apologized for unconvinced service. And she even wrote a letter for that again. The service I recieved was great. Breakfast buffet was great too. It wasn't very veriety chose of food. But quality was great. Serving was very good too. I did not need to ask anything because our waitress was all ahead of me(she knew what I need every time). My little dog had were with us for this time and she made some trouble. But how manager handled were outstanding. I really appreciate what she even offered me.
March 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jal5 Great location
This hotel was in a great location... Our room took a bit of time before it was ready, so kids were getting tired. But ended up with a nice room on the 8th floor. My only complaint was that our room wasn't cleaned till very late the next day, not till after 4 which was frustrating since one of my kids had broken her wrist from snowboarding and was in a great deal of pain after coming from the hospital and had to wait till our room was ready till she was able to rest.
I was going to call and complain but housekeeping was just 2 doors down from our room and didn't think it would take no more than an hr or 2. Like I said it didn't get done till after 4.
I was also I formed that there was a complimentary shuttle that would take me to the hospital where my husband and kids were but ended up driving myself because the driver couldn't be found...
I understand we were there during peak season - spring break but I feel that that should not affect hotel service.
Overall, it's a nice hotel.
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brutus01 Always Great Staff
From the bellhop and car service staff, to the front desk, it seems the Westin has amazing staff.
The room is clean, the cleaning and service staff are great.
I even got a dessert to go from the restaurant for my daughter in the room who was craving chocolate......
March 19, 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 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 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 2 out of 5 by JMac Hotel needs major update
Bed was terribly uncomfortable and room was as far away from lobby as you can get.
March 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lynn The location is great
We loved our stay in Whistler Village. The hotel is perfectly located near the gondolas and central in the village.
Be ready to be nickled and dimed for everything. No skis in the room so valet (no locker is offered) service only; $8.00/day/pair of skis!
Wifi is free in the room but if you want to use their computers you need to pay. Also $2.00 everytime you use the phone to call whether local or not (free between rooms only). In the Junior suites; you get kitchen ameneties but no table and chairs to eat from; folding chairs and table would have been much appreciated!
March 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by highlife fun times at Whistler
This hotel is in a great location- very short walk to the Whistler express gondola. The facilities were great, and the room we had was excellent. Staff were friendly and courteous. Best of all is that we had 3 great days of weather for skiing!
March 8, 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 Al77 Cannot Go Wrong
Superb hotel. Great staff.
February 27, 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 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 tanyaf HEATING SYSTEM NEEDS HELP
our room was too hot! the heating system would not allow the cool air to come on so to cool the room from a setting of 74 degrees you had to open the windows. you could not turn the temp down from 74 degrees manually. plus the keycards to the room never worked. it always took 4-5 times to get the door open. service was generally quick.
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SkiFamilyFun Excellent staff
The staff was amazing. Always had a smile on their face and willing to go the extra mile.
February 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Miro This hotel IS Well located
Good location but very old infrastructure. Poor front desk service - never seen so un politely front desk staff.
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by justclimbharder From first walking into the grand lobby, I was impressed
The bell man quickly gathered up our six bags from the charter bus. We went inside and the checkin was quick and courteous. Within10 minutes of getting off the bus we were in our very clean and spacious room with a balcony and fireplace. Definnitely will be stating there again!!!
February 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Clarke Noisy room
Noisy rooms. Wasted a half day of skiing waiting for a quiet room. After being kept up most of the night, found our reimbursement unsatisfactory.
February 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PL58 Great Location and Facilities
Love staying at this hotel, right at foot of Whistler, great après ski, close to great restaurants and the Westin quality in rooms and beds.
February 19, 2013
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