Summit Lodge & Spa
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I'm combining Tuesday and Wednesday because I just haven't been doing that much to write about!! I've been enjoying a very quiet time in Whistler, walking a little, shopping a little, trying out different to-go menus! I've had one of those fruit smoothies everyday. So far, the blackberry is my favorite!
The gondola is still not running. I …
Wow, did I ever have a lazy day in Whistler! I spent the (entire!) morning here in my room just organizing my stuff, looking over everything I'd purchased so far (!), catching up with journaling and downloading pictures, and discovering that daytime TV in Whistler is almost exactly like daytime TV anywhere else!!
Finally, I had to leave to …
Such an early morning but the sun did not fail me and woke me up at 5:00 am! I had to pack, check out, and walk over to the Blue Horizon Hotel to catch the bus to the train station. I was sad to leave my beautiful room with its picture windows and to leave Vancouver too!
I talked to a very nice lady from Germany as we were waiting for the …
... but he didn't, he walked all the way to the end and back again! As pretty as it is Whistler is expensive and unless you have a lot of money to do things, there really isn't much to do other than walking, it was nice but we were ready to move on! Oh my god I almost forgot, we also had a few beers one night and shaved SAMs head - at least we don't have to look for anymore barbers (not for a few weeks anyway) :) ...
Day 1: Matt was up late the night before picking apart bikes and fixing them up. I tried to get an early night. This will literally be one of the biggest weeks of our life and I intended to be well rested. When we awoke on day 1 of bike camp and I asked how he slept, he replied not well. Too excited. The sun was blazing down, not a cloud in the sky. We arrived just in time for our buffet breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns, yogurt, fruit, bagels. The other bikers rolled ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Summit Lodge & Spa Whistler
Surpassed my expectations.
I have just returned from staying at the Summit Lodge. My experience of Whistler was excellent and I believe a big part of the whole trip was the quality of the Summit Lodge. The hotel was very clean, well run and friendly. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again and tell my friends about it.
A great place to stay and to get around from.
The hotels runs a very good shuttle bus, a supermarket is over the road and the free Whistler shuttle if you stay in the bars until late stops 4 minutes away.
Dog Friendly & Fantastic Spa
Stayed here over the Thanksgiving Holidays in the 1 BR Suite (Nov '04). I'll definitely be back. The view of the Mtn from our room was beautiful (pool facing) - and monrings had the sun shining thru our room for hours. The maid service was quick and would work around leaving the room for only a short time with my dogs and was very friendly with them as well. Had the Javanese massage - was fantastic after a day of skiing! One downside was the bed was hard. Great Crepe place across the street for breakfast and walking distance to the mtn. Great overall location.
Great stay in an expensive place
My family of four stayed for three nights at the Summit Lodge in August 2004. Our stay was very pleasant and we'd return in a minute to the lodge. This building isn't really a "lodge". It is a hotel with berber carpeting - all the better for ski and hiking boots but not like a lodge at all. All the hotels in Whistler seem to be called "lodges". It must be some sort of marketing thing. Our room was large with two comfortable queen beds. The small kitchenette had two electric burners and a microwave oven but no convection oven. The hotel is virtually across the street from the IGA supermarket, making eating in the room extremely convenient. The frig had a tiny freezer so we had to ask the hotel to keep our vanilla ice cream required for our family's root beer float party. At least one lodge employee didn't know that ice cream needed to be stored in a freezer (so much for a root beer float party!) but what can you expect when staffing in a place like Whistler? Aside from the melted ice cream, the staff was friendly and helpful. We didn't use the attached health spa at all but it was nice to know, after a day of hiking, that it was there if necessary.
Great rooms and sevice nice kitchens and bathrooms and nice veiws from window.(even to the front) First time I stayed in Whistler, not to far from the Mt.
Fabulous and pet friendly!
Spent two nights at the Summit Lodge over Easter weekend...our first trip to Whistler in years and our first stay at this property. Found a terrific rate on Expedia where the Lodge was also listed as pet-friendly. Not only did they have our room ready at 10am but they genuinely welcomed our pooch and gave her a treat every single time she came though the lobby. If you've ever attempted to travel with a pet, you understand our amazement. Our King Studio was on the small side but immaculate, tastefully decorated and quiet. For the price, no complaints. Request a room not facing the pool if the weather is warm, however, as it tended to get a bit loud in the evening. Nonetheless, for the location, the price and their pet friendly policy, we'll absolutely be back.
Great little place
I really enjoyed staying here in 2000. We had an enormous room with 2 queen beds, living room and kitchen. It was very clean and beautifully, tastefully decorated. The staff members were wonderful, and the jacuzzi was very nice. The only gripes I had were that it was kind of a ong walk to the slopes and good restaurants (especially if you are in ski boots & lugging skis), and the fireplace was just a heater with a hologram of a fire. Still, I would choose it over the Pan Pacific for overall comfort.
An October Stay...
Our stay was pretty good. The level of comfort and service was excellent. The only problems we had were that the rooms were definitely not "soundproof" as advertised on many sites, and we were awoken at the unearthly hour of 8:30 am on a Sunday to the cleaning staff vacuuming outside our room! Aside from those minor points though, it was a great stay.
Great Boutique Hotel
Very nice hotel. The room was rather small, the bed was right next to the balcony so you had to go around the bed. The fan/ac was also right next to the bed so the noise and cold air would force us to turn it down. The fireplace was beautiful but it was at the foot of the bed so you could't see it from the bed and it was too far away at an angle to enjoy it from the sofa. Kitchenette and bathroom were great. The staff was very helpful w/ good suggestions for activities. The price was also very affordable compared to the pricey Westin, Pan Pacific. Not too mention it was on the quieter side of downtown Whistler. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, although I would ask for a different bed configuration if possible.
Can't wait to go back!!!
What a fabulous hotel!! Right in the heart of the Upper Village, close to shopping, restaurants, bars and the mountain. The room was a nice size, and the kitchen allowed me to make meals when I wanted to. I was spoiled by the in-room fireplace and soaker tub. The staff was very friendly and helpful in suggesting places to see and to visit. I'm already saving to go back, and I highly recommend the Summit Lodge to anyone visiting Whistler!!
We love Summit Lodge in Whistler
Classy, intimate, wonderful, service oriented, well maintained. I can not say enough about this wonderful little hotel in Whistler BC. Our (3 person) family spends many weekends in Whistler and we know now ( after finding a few baddies...Glacier Lodge Suite 201 being the worst) to stay with Summit Lodge. The suites are lovely and clean, the pool and hottub are well maintained, the staff is helpful and friendly. Many hotels in Whistler are "tired" due to the excessive traffic. Summit Lodge manages to keep its freshness. We won't stay anywhere else now.