The Listel Hotel Whistler
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Goedemorgen (het is hier 7.30) , we zijn net wakker na een hete nacht hier in Whistler. Er blijkt in zo ongeveer het enige 'sjieke' hotel wat we geboekt hebben niet eens airco op de kamer die wij hebben te zijn, er staat een ventilatortje en that's it! En aangezien het buiten weer tot laat in de avond erg warm was (30+) kun je begrijpen dat met …
10th Feb to 14th Feb
After tracking the snow closely for days, the dump to break the little dry snow spell in Western Canada was set to happen, so we were booked to head up to Whistler!
Anyone who knows anything about snow resorts, skiing or snowboarding has heard of Whistler, consistently rated as the number 1 North American …
We don't mind wetting our whistle but it was a shame we had wet/showers/overcast all the time in Whistler today.
It actually rained all the way from Vancouver to here – with one short break when we were on a stretch with no views. We could see enough to see we would have enjoyed the outlook on a nice day. We had …
Another day of driving and a terrible place for lunch called Cache....the other bus decided to get a picnic lunch from Whistler this would have been better I think.
A spotting of a bear with a cub was the highlight but no time for a photo which was sad as it would have been an amazing photo.
Then there was Whistler, this is …
... were pretty spectacular and are the third highest in British Colombia cascading down a 335m drop. We continued walking (from now on to be referred to as hiking as per local lingo!) along a trail to 'The Chief', a sheer 652m granite rock face. The men made the steep climb up to one of its peaks, a good blast to get the legs going again. Cathy and Orla climbed the hardest bit (according to them!) The trees, and mosses ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Listel Hotel Whistler
Great Location, good deal mid week including lift passes, free breakfast was ok, parking at $15/night was a bit steep
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Not far from everything you want to see. Good clean room and friendly staff
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Listel Hotel Whistler
Great location, nice and quiet and good value.
We enjoyed our stay at the Listel. It is in a great spot convenient for the village amenities and ski/bike lifts yet in a fairly quietr spot. The staff were very helpful. We found the room to be very comfortable indeed and was spotlessly clean. Good value for money.
Good for the budget traveller
Not a bad place to stay for the budget-conscious. Average-sized room, comfortable and clean. Lack of airconditioning didn't bother me. Liked how close it was to the centre of the village, but still away from the main stroll - I could imagine how loud it could get there! Employees were helpful - good tips on sightseeing and attractions. We paid $12 for parking, but they let us park our car an extra day for free.
Well, what can I say, the rooms we had did not have airconditioning, only a small fun, and it was super hot. I could not get any sleep because of the luck of airconditioning, and the heat. The emplyees seem like they dont know hot how smile, and look depressing, and they dont offer any help. Rooms were small, and no room to walk. the inside of the hotel looks hold, and needs some fix up. Dont stay here there are many nicer hotels for the same price.
This was our 2nd year in a row staying at this hotel, and it did not disappoint.
It still offers low key but comfortable and clean rooms just off the centre of the village.
The staff are all friendly and helful and really will go out of their way to make sure you have a good stay.
The attached champagne bar/bistro is pricey but special , with occaisional great offers(look out for their $10 a dozen oysters!)
In short, I would not hesitate to recommend the Listel again
Good value Listel
great trip to Whistler. Listel is in the middle of the action, but a quiet location - best rooms are on the 3rd floor facing the Hilton, and they have free high speed internet access, which is excellent
Bearfoot Bistro is not worth the money, don't bother - go to one of the many restaurants in the village
I have stayed at the Listel Whistler twice now and would definitely recommend it if you are travelling to Whistler on a budget. The hotel is great value, especially as it is so close to the Whistler Gondola and is seconds from the heart of Whistler village.
The rooms are clean and comfortable, nothing special though. It can be noisy at times but only due to drunk people on the street shouting in the middle of the night. You would probably get that in most hotels close to the village anyway.
The bathrooms are clean but are a little small. I was travelling with two tall guys (both well over 6 foot) and they struggled getting their heads under the shower.
In my opinion, the biggest downside to the Listel is the restaurant and wine bar. They are both very expensive, very exclusive and very fashionable. Somehow they seem very 5-star whereas the hotel is only 3-star. It seems strange to me that the hotel would have a restaurant that their average guest can't afford. I guess they rely mostly on customers coming from outside the hotel (?). Not to worry though, there are plenty of affordable restaurants within walking distance.
Good Location but just okay
I just stayed at this hotel over the weekend. While the location is good, the hotel itself seems to have a bit of an attitude about itself. When you arrive the entrance is unimpressive and I found the front desk staff to be a little snotty. As a platinum BW member I am entitled to upgrades (based on availability of course) and they were pretty condescending when I asked about it. The rooms are fine, a little small. The shower head was ridiculously low (I hate that) and the breakfast buffet was overpriced for what you got but food in whistler is overpriced everywhere. When I checked out the manager was there dealing with a guest who's clothes were ruined by the dry cleaning service. I asked him a question and he was the snottiest of them all. I felt like reminding him he worked at the Best Western, not the Four Seasons so to cut the attitude.
Living in BC, I find people to be friendly for the most part so I was just suprised at the service level at this hotel.
All in all, the hotel is fine. Had the staff been just a little friendlier I would have liked it a lot more. I paid $119/nt and was unhappy to find that another guest paid $89 and $109. Parking is $12 as well.
On a positive note, they do allow dogs there which if I ever stay here again it will be for that reason only.
I and two friends stayed at the Listel this past weekend. We had a great stay! The rooms were spotless except for a dirty sink (!?), which they cleaned immediatley. The finishings were nice, and the beds have a feather-type duvet on them rather than the typical polyester bedspreads that are useless. The hotel is also in a perfect location -right in the village. The gondola's were just steps away. For the price, this was the best! Oh...and for those going up in the next little while, the temp was 20 degrees in the village and 10 on the mountain -everyone was skiing in T-shirts!
My husband and I along with our dog have stayed at the Best Western Listel Whistler twice now (once in April and once in June). Overall we enjoyed both of our stays.We were very impressed with how pet friendly the hotel was. There were no limiting rules for having a dog in your room. We also enjoyed the flexibility of being able to leave our dog unattened and free (not locked in a crate) in the room while we went out (we put out the do not disturb sign just to be safe).The hotel staff was very laid back with having dogs. On our first stay there were several dogs around and noone complained about the occasional bark in the hall (you can't hear any barking from room to room - the walls are very sound proof!), or having the dogs walk off leash through the hall.The hotel does keep all of the dogs on the main level down one seperate hall way, so if you're not a dog lover don't worry, you wouldn't be with the dogs!A slight downside was that the dog rooms are also the smoking rooms. For non-smokers it's unfortunate that all dog rooms smell like smoke still from the previous smoking guests. However, the smell is not too overpowering and after leaving the window open for a day, it goes away.The rooms we found quite good in size and we really enjoyed that there is an empty fridge in the room for us to use, as well as a tea kettle.The hot tub and pool areas are nice too. However, the hours of the pool are a bit limiting (12pm to 9pm).On our second stay, our only negative complaint was that the one of the beds' duvet covers had some small blood stains on it. This was a bit disgusting. However, we didn't mention anything to the staff about it... Had we done so they probably would have dealt with it for us. The staff were all very friendly!The value of this hotel is excellent. Right in the heart of the village at this price is great! We heard about the restaurant being overpriced so we didn't eat there. But it's not a problem as there are many places to eat, right outside the front door!
Not Bad !
Not bad, Probabley the cheapest hotel bordering the village. I paid $109 CAN for a 2 Dbl room. The room was nice. Restaurant was excellent, pricy though. The champange bar is over rated. Dinner for just me at the bar and 3 cocktails was $60. It's in the upper village so walking to the slopes was no problem, just the stairs to the village proper was a pain in the ski boots. Over all if you're a someone that likes to ski, you're not rich nor are you poor (my income $45,000) this place gives you the most bang for your buck.