by Santorini Dave • Update: October 7, 2018
The 12 Best Hotels for Families in Whistler, BC
Year-round mountain resort offering spacious 4-bedroom residences (for up to 8 people) with cozy wood interiors and superb forest, mountain or valley views from furnished terraces. Rustic-style residences have deep soaking tubs, full kitchens, queen-sized sofa beds, a gas-burning fireplace, and guest powder rooms. There are also a range of one and two bedroom apartments and suites that sleep families of 4, 5, or 6. The hotel offers ski concierge, 1 restaurant, a heated free-form outdoor pool, and access to 3 golf courses. Kids can enjoy a junior golf program, dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowboarding etc. Special adventures such as a chance to explore ice caves or play golf on a remote glacier that’s only accessible by helicopter can be arranged. Both Whistler village and the Base of Blackcomb mountain are a short walk away. Hotel Phone: +1 604 935 3400.
Situated steps away from 2 gondolas (Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains) this all-suite hotel offers practical lodge-style 2-bedroom suites (families of 6) that are more like mini apartments with mountain, village or valley views. One-bedroom suites sleep families of 4. Rooms feature fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, private balconies & gas fireplaces. Opt for mountain view rooms for the incredible views and the views of the fire & ice shows. Offers ski in/ski out access to both mountains. Also enjoys a great location in the village close to shopping and restaurants. Facilities include an Irish pub/restaurant with a heated patio, an outdoor heated salt water pool and 2 whirlpools. Hotel Phone: +1 604 905 2999.
All-suite hotel next to Whistler village, a short walk away from the Whistler Village and Blackcomb Excalibur gondolas, offering tasteful 3-bedroom penthouse suites (for up to 10 people) with large roof patios, kitchens, sofa beds, 2 gas fireplaces, and multiple balconies. There are also 1 and 2 bedroom suites for families of 4 to 6. Suites offer exquisite views of the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and/or the Village walk; corner units are recommended for the views in multiple directions. Bonuses include a free breakfast and convenient slope side ski lockers at its sister Mountainside resort. Hotel has 1 bistro, a heated outdoor pool, 2 hot tubs and is close to stores and restaurants. Hotel Phone: +1 604 966 5500.
Decorated with indigenous art, this resort offers spotless 2-bedroom suites that can interconnect to create 3-bedroom suites (for up to 8 people) with spectacular mountain views. Suites have jetted soaker tubs, wood burning fireplaces, sofa beds, fully-equipped kitchens, in-suite laundry, and multiple balconies. Some suites have steam rooms. The resort has 1 restaurant specializing in Pacific Northwest cuisine, 1 bar, a heated outdoor pool, and 2 hot tubs. Great location steps away from the gondolas that’s also close to the shops and restaurants. Hotel Phone: +1 604 932 1982.
Luxurious residential-style suites at the base of Whistler mountain, close to 2 gondolas, with fireplaces, soaker tubs and full kitchens. Aside of 2-bedroom suites (up to 6 people), its best rooms are its spacious 3-bedroom, 2-level penthouse suites (up to 10 people) with jacuzzi soaker tubs, dens, sofa beds and breathtaking mountain or village views. Ask for rooms from the 8th floor upwards for unobstructed views. Offers interesting activities for families such as RZR tours and ATV tours. Has 2 small hot tubs, 2 dining options, and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool. Superb location steps away from both gondolas, close to bars and shops. Hotel Phone: +1 604 905 5000.
6. The Listel
Less than a 5 minute walk away from both gondolas, this hotel offers comfortable, good value rooms (sleep family of 4) with a small fridge and coffee/tea making facilities. Bonuses include a basic complimentary continental breakfast and a ski valet service. Has 2 dining options and a small hot tub. Be aware that it lacks a swimming pool. Hotel is within walking distance of pubs, shopping restaurants and the Olympic plaza. Hotel Phone: +1 604 932 1133.
Enjoying a central location in the Whistler village along the Village stroll, a 3-minute walk away from the gondolas, the Crystal Lodge offers huge, comfortable 3-bedroom suites and 3-bedroom penthouses (up to 8 people), with full kitchens, gas fireplaces, and balconies. Designed with mountain motifs and wood and granite interiors, penthouses, in particular, offers amazing wrap-around views of the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains through floor to ceiling windows. The hotel has 6 dining options including a pub and bistro; lots of restaurants, pubs, and shops in the immediate vicinity. Offers a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, complimentary ski and bike valet, and a hotel games room with a Kinect, fooseball and other games for families. Hotel Phone: +1 604 932 2221.
Steps away from the Whistler lifts, this ski-in/ski-out, all-suite boutique hotel offers classy 2-bedroom personal hot tub suites with outdoor hot tubs on private balconies offering stunning mountain or valley views. Rooms feature heated bathroom floors, gas fireplaces, sofa beds, and fully equipped gourmet kitchens. Ask for village view rooms or rooms away from the noise of the pub for more quiet. The hotel offers the village’s only rooftop hot tub (though small, it has fantastic mountain views), 3 dining options (including a pub) and complimentary bike & ski storage. More cafes, restaurants, and shops are all within walking distance. Hotel Phone: +1 604 932 2321.
9. Adara Hotel
Spacious, 2-bedroom mountain view, loft suites (up to 6 people) are the highlight of this boutique hotel, set in Whistler village, a 5-minute walk away from the lifts. Loft suites feature high ceilings, wood accents, contemporary furnishings, an electric floating fireplace, Playstation 3, ipod docking stations, a full kitchen, and a private balcony. Choose the loft rooms on the 3rd floor or rooms away from the clubs/pubs for less noise. The hotel has 1 restaurant, a seasonal outdoor pool (closed for winter) and complimentary ski & bike storage; it lacks a gym though. Shopping, eateries, and entertainment are within walking distance. Hotel Phone: +1 604 905 4009.
Set in the quieter upper village area of Whistler, this hotel offers direct ski-in/ski-out access to the Blackcomb Mountain. An older property, it offers comfortable, 2-bedroom suites (family of 5 or 6) with full kitchens, gas fireplaces and superb mountain views from private balconies. Has a large outdoor pool, and 2 hot tubs but lacks a restaurant. Opt for a room away from the hotel entrance to avoid the clamor of guests boarding the free shuttles. While it is close to hiking trails and golf courses, be aware that it requires a trip to the village for a meal/drinks. Bonuses include a free buffet breakfast and a free shuttle to the village (approximately 10 minutes ride). Hotel Phone: +1 604 905 3400.
Located off the village stroll, a 5-10 minute walk away from the lifts, this hotel offers clean, bright 2-bedroom suites (up to 6 people) with full kitchens with a washer/dryer, fireplaces, and balconies. Avoid rooms above the pub or choose rooms facing the pool for more quiet. Has 1 restaurant, 1 pub, an indoor/outdoor connecting pool, 3 hot tubs (2 outdoors and 1 indoors). Lots of shops and restaurants in the area and is close to hiking and biking trails. Offers a free shuttle to the lifts. Hotel Phone: +1 604 905 3987.
12. Tantalus Lodge
Resort lodge a 5 minute walk to the lifts & main village area, that offers reasonably priced, big, slightly dated, 2-bedroom suites with bunk beds (up to 8 people), with real wood burning fireplaces (manufactured firelogs permitted), fully stocked kitchens, sofa beds, and large balconies. Ideal for large/extended families. Has 1 outdoor heated pool (open seasonally), 2 hot tubs and a dry sauna. Families can enjoy the tennis courts, a picnic area with bbq grill, and a beach volleyball court and a kids’ playground. Has no restaurant. Operates a complimentary ski shuttle during winter and offers ski, snowboard and bike storage. Hotel Phone: +1 604 932 4146.