As I mentioned in my last post that highlighted The BEST Restaurants in Whistler, Whistler is hands down my FAVORITE place in the world! I absolutely love exploring and trying the best places to eat in Whistler. This blog post will highlight some of the best hotels in Whistler.
My husband proposed to me in Whistler in 2020, and we got married in Whistler in 2021. It will always have a special place in my heart.
Not only is it beautiful, but there is so much delicious food that makes it one of the best places to visit.
Now that I’ve talked about my favorite places to eat in Whistler, I’m here to highlight a few of my FAVORITE places to stay!
Here is my list of the Best Hotels in Whistler!
Nita Lake Lodge is by far our FAVORITE place to stay in Whistler. Tucked away in Whistler Creekside, it’s an absolutely beautiful lodge and has its own private lake.
I like it because you’re outside of the village, which during peak times can get VERY busy and hectic. But you’re close enough that it’s still very convenient (just a 5 min drive from the village)!
In my opinion, it is the BEST hotel in Whistler.
And I’m not just saying this because it’s where Dom proposed to me! It’s truly a relaxing getaway. It also helps that our favorite restaurant in the WORLD is located right beside the hotel!
When we first started dating I booked a trip to Whistler for Dom for his birthday. We stayed at Nita Lake Lodge and ate at Red Door Bistro right next door. It’s been an annual tradition ever since.
The hotel itself is beautiful. It’s a popular venue for weddings! Our wedding was actually supposed to be held here before we cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions and eloped instead.
I HIGHLY recommend getting a Studio Lake View Suite – the views of the lake are definitely worth the extra money. The rooms at Nita Lake Lodge are upscale but still have a homey mountain vibe.
The suites have tons of space and I love their gas fireplaces and the bathrooms with heated slate floors and rainfall showers!
Nita Lake Lodge has great room service. I highly recommend ordering their breakfast in the morning, it’s worth it in my opinion! Or if you want a cozy night in, you can order their room service dinner and enjoy it by the fireplace while watching a movie.
The hotel is pet friendly, so you can let them know if you’re bringing your fur babies. Which is perfect because Whistler is a great place to bring your pets!
Also, if you live in BC, look out for the BC Residents Special Rate. You get a discount at checkout, usually around 20-30% off!
You can rent complimentary bikes, paddleboards, kayaks and canoes in the summer as a guest, along with bikes and snowshoes for free in the winter.
I love renting their bikes and riding around the lake and then to Whistler Village or down the trails to the nearby lakes, like Alta Lake. Kayaking and canoeing the lake is also a fun and peaceful activity!
Bring your own skates if you come in the winter as the lake completely freezes over and there are lots of people skating on the lake or playing ice hockey!
Even when the lake freezes over, there is a small hole in the ice by the swimming dock for you to take an ice cold dip – if you’re into that! Just make sure you be careful and always have someone with you.
In the winter, there are free ski lockers and shuttles to Whistler Village.
If you’re looking for ULTIMATE relaxation, check out their full-service spa with a steam room and rooftop hot tubs! They also have good mani/pedi options, I love this spa!
The best part about Nita Lake Lodge is that there are some great food options. As I mentioned earlier, Red Door Bistro is right next door – but make sure you make reservations well in advance as it fills up quick! The hotel’s room service is good if you’re looking for a night in the comfort of your suite.
I also highlighted Cure Lounge + Patio inside the hotel in my BEST EATS blog post – their flatbread/pizzas and cocktails are great for Happy Hour! Lakeside Restaurant is right beside it if you’re looking for a fancier meal.
Another one of our go-to places to stay in Whistler, Fairmont Chateau is the definition of ultimate luxury. It’s the perfect setting for couples, families, meetings, or weddings. They combine classic elegance with a modern alpine setting and is considered one of the Best Hotels in Whistler by many.
If you are a golfer, then Fairmont Chateau Whistler should be at the top of your list for best hotels in Whistler as it includes a par 72, 18-hole Audubon-certified championship golf course.
The best part of Fairmont Chateau in my opinion, is their newly reimagined Fairmont Gold. Like a luxury hotel within a hotel, the Fairmont Gold experience starts the minute you arrive at the front door. There is an exclusive 8th floor reception and concierge, a private guest lounge overlooking the beautiful mountain views, along with exclusive services and amenities.
We stayed at Fairmont Gold when we got married in 2021 and it was amazing.
The Gold floors are located on the 7th-12th floors and you get access to the exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge.
The lounge is beautiful, with amazing mountain views and alpine-designed themes. There’s plenty of space and not too many people, so you can really come here to relax after a day of exploring the mountains. There is a food and beverage service, curated by Executive Chef Isabel Chung, and offers complimentary continental breakfast, cocktail canapés, and late-night sweet treats.
There’s also a self-serve Honor bar with a great alcohol and signature cocktail selection. The Gold Lounge menu changes throughout the day, so make sure to check out the menu and time windows on their website! The staff here are so incredibly friendly, they truly go out of their way to make sure your every need is met!
We stayed in a Fairmont Gold Junior Suite, which was newly renovated. It included high floor, private check-in and check-out, Gold Lounge access, along with a suite with a sitting room and king bedroom separated by a gas fireplace and sliding door. The bathrooms include a Skinjay essential oil shower experience, which was a really interesting feature that we loved!
If you’re willing to splurge a little, I highly recommend staying at Fairmont Gold. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience!
This hotel also had some of the best room service food I’ve ever had! We ordered breakfast every morning to our room and it was absolutely delicious!
One of the best parts about staying at Fairmont Chateau Whistler is you are so close to so many great options. Portobello and The Wildflower, both highlighted in my BEST EATS blog post, are located inside the hotel. You’re also located close enough to the Village that you can walk. There is also a complimentary shuttle that can take you.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler is also home to a full service spa that is one of the best I’ve ever been to! While Vida Spa is definitely on the pricier side, it’s to be expected from a high end spa in a luxury hotel. I think it’s worth treating yourself once in a while! Dom and I got couples massages here the day after our wedding and it was so good that I fell asleep and snored!
Fairmont Chateau Whistler is the definition of ultimate luxury.
With its wide range of services and amenities, great restaurants, and it’s one-of-a-kind Fairmont Gold experience, it is definitely one of the BEST hotels in Whistler!
Evolution Whistler is another luxury hotel tucked away in Whistler Creekside. It is another hotel that is consistently named as one of the best places to stay and one of the best hotels in Whistler.
I absolutely LOVE this hotel because every single unit comes with a fully furnished kitchen, even the one bedroom suites! You know me – I absolutely love cooking. It’s great to be able to cook up a quick meal in the comfort of your own room.
Evolution’s suites are SO spacious. We stayed in a Three Bedroom Suite with our friends and we had ample space for 3 couples. All 3 bedrooms came with king sized beds! There was also a pull-out sofa bed, so you could technically fit an occupancy of up to 8. There were also 3 full bathrooms. It’s so comfortable getting your own bedroom and bathroom, while also being able to hang out in the spacious living room and common area!
Like Nita Lake Lodge, Evolution is also pet-friendly. Just make sure you keep your dog leashed! Even if your dog is friendly, Whistler requires you to keep them leashed up unless you’re in a designated off-leash area. This is for the safety of your dog and everyone else. Whistler is home to many bears and can be dangerous to dogs in certain conditions, making it super important to keep your pups leashed up! It’s also worth noting to please pick up after your pet. There are lots of dog waste bins in Whistler, so please use them! Whistler is a great place to bring your dog, so it’s nice to have hotels that are pet-friendly.
Evolution also offers a BC Residents Rate, so keep an eye out for special deals!
Amenities at this hotel include a large pool and hot tub, steam room, large fitness room, and plenty of ski lockers in the winter. There is a game room with a pool table, foosball table, and two Nintendo Wii U stations. In the summer, there is a large patio area overlooking Whistler Mountain with sun chairs and a BBQ grill!
The hotel is also located right by the Creekside Lift if you’re skiing or snowboarding in the winter.
Evolution’s spacious suites with fully furnished kitchens makes it feel like you’re staying at home away from home while you’re on vacation. This is why it’s one of the best hotels in Whistler!
Four Seasons in Whistler rivals Fairmont Chateau for the best luxury hotel in Whistler. While I’ve never personally stayed here, we toured it while we were looking at wedding venues and it was absolutely beautiful!
The rooms are contemporary and modern with classic mountain styling. There are beautiful views of the mountains from the rooms as well. Like Fairmont, it’s on the pricier side but I can see it being worth the money. I’ll have to stay here next time and let you know how I like it!
While it isn’t a ski-in/ski-out hotel, there’s a full service Ski Concierge with plenty of benefits that will make it worth staying here.
There are tons of amenities and services, including a heated pool, one of the top rated spas in Canada, fitness centre, “The Library” lounge, and much more.
This award winning hotel has had plenty of glowing reviews from guests, making it one of the best hotels in Whistler.
Opposite the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola skit lift, Sundial Hotel is an all-suite hotel that is located in the heart of Whistler Village. It is a short walk from Whistler Golf Club and many of the top places to visit in the Village.
Similar to Evolution, their relaxed suites include full kitchens and gas fireplaces. Bathrooms have heated slate floors, just like Nita Lake Lodge. Some upgraded suites have balconies with private hot tubs and beautiful mountain views.
There’s a rooftop hot tub that everyone raves about, and guests can use the seasonal pool at a neighbouring hotel. The restaurant and pub in the hotel features weekly live entertainment and music, while there’s also sushi and Mexican restaurants. The hotel offers complimentary bike and ski storage.
This hotel is great because it has one of the best locations in Whistler. It’s located right next to the ski lift and is in the heart of the Village, so you are able to walk everywhere. The suites have beautiful views of the Whistler Blackcomb Gondolas.
This is where Dom and his family would stay when they would come up to Whistler for ski/snowboard trips. It’s also not as pricey as some of the other resorts on the list, but it still has everything you need in a hotel!
They offer seasonal promotions so make sure to check their website for any special deals!
If you’re here to ski or snowboard, this is one of the best hotels in Whistler to stay!
And there you have it! This was my list of the best hotels in Whistler that highlights some of my favorite places to stay in my favorite place in the world.
Did I miss any great hotels that you’ve stayed at before? Where is your favorite place to stay when you’re in Whistler? Let me know in the comments below as I’m always looking for suggestions!
If you’re traveling to Whistler and are looking for suggestions of where to eat, check out my blog post of The Best Restaurants in Whistler below! This post highlights my favorite places to eat around Whistler:
Until next time!