Four Seasons Resort Whistler
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Not a huge amount to say about yesterday. We picked up the rental car after a huge Belgian breakfast and drove up route 99 towards whistler. Stopped off at Shannon falls for a bit more touristy photo's. Arrived at Whistler around 14:00, and decided to hit the pool as the weather is simply beautiful. Lounged, drank and then walked into whistler …
Wow, what a great weekend! The weather was hot, so we hopped in the car and drove to Whistler, about 2 hours away. We stopped along the way to marvel at Shannon Falls, and a little later we drove a couple of miles along a dyke with estuary on both sides. We saw a heron doing his (or her) best to be as still as possible and not be noticed. It was …
... bike riders take the first lift up to 1850m and then ride to the bottom. They look like storm troopers with the gear they have. They must be mad!! I should note the vast majority were male! As if we hadn't done enough walking up the top, we walked to the Lost Lake, just to the north of Whistler. It is beautiful little lake fed by a river from a glacier, so has a nice colour. Was pleased to get the boots off when we got ...
... view of the whole area this took about 25 minutes and boy are you high up the wind rocks the gondola a bit.
Once down we had a pleasant walk back to the car away from all the mountain bike rides and people. The weather was holding up till we drove back to our condo and it was raining again. Got a surprise Skype call from Phyllis and John caught up on the gossip and what mail we had. then while I was in the ...
... powder is way more fun for snowboarders than skiers, my parents like nicely groomed runs. It was good riding with them this week though, because they like to take it relatively easy which gave me the chance to work on my CASI Level 2 riding. It was also nice to be able to show them round these two huge mountains.
At the weekend we all went down to Vancouver together for one night before they left to go back home to Belgium. We left Whistler ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Ok so far
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Historical Traveler Reviews Four Seasons Resort Whistler
My Girlfriend and I stayed at Whistler 12/9/04 - 12/12/04 and it was great. The hotel just opened in July, so everything was brand new. The room had a romantic fireplace and nice large bathroom. The service, as always at Four Seasons, was impeccable. I'm not much of a cold weather traveler, but I thoroughly enjoyed this trip, mainly because of the Four Seasons. The food and service at the 5280 Bistro was excellent and you must have a hot chocolate in front of the fireplace to complete your stay.
To clarify - I did not stay overnight at the Four Seasons, however, I have eaten dinner twice, had many of drinks in the bar and had a massage in the Spa. The Spa was quite disappointing - my "relaxation" massage was anything but - I had a very nice women who did teach me how to relax by breathing a certain way and such, but she was so rough and worked very fast (did get a full hour though). Also, the spa "relaxation room" was bright and awkward. There were windows to the outside and it felt like a small office waiting area (your sitting in your robes with men and women). Finally, 4 out of 5 restrooms were out of TP (I found this out too late and it was still this way after my 1 hour massage) and at first my locker had not been cleaned out of the previous persons towels/sandals and such. It's all not a really big deal, but at about $130 CAD, this just didn't sit right with me. After my massage, we went to the bar and it was very crowded - unfortunately, our drinks took forever! We got our food before our drinks, that's how understaffed they were. I saw a few people leave because they waited so long. My first dining experience was exceptional and the staff has always been very, very nice and professional - it seems like just a few kinks to work out. It's a beautiful hotel and the rooms look very comfortable yet modern (we took a tour).
Had a wonderful family vacation!
We stayed at the Four Seasons Whistler from 11/20-11/23/04 and had a wonderful time! The staff was extremely attentive and the resort and room were exceptional!! We have stayed at many fine hotels in the past, but this one is outstanding. During our trip we also stayed at the Chateau Whister for 3 nights. Let me tell you, the Chateau doesn't even come close to the Four Seasons. If you are looking to be pampered go to the Four Seasons. We are planning another trip to the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, CA next month. We love the Four Seasons!!
We stayed at the Four Seasons from November 11-14 and I have never stayed at a Four Seasons before. This hotel was so fabulous it has ruined me for staying at any other chain. The Service was fabulous, the food... perfection and our room was stunning. My husband and I visited the spa and I had a facial while my husband enjoyed a massage.
Both were top notch. The only tiny negative I would complain about was the cost of parking. I'm not a cheap person but I felt a bit gouged by the cost of self parking ( $23 + tax). I would highly recommend this hotel as it is far and above better than the Fairmont Whistler.
On the drive into to Whistler you know that you have found a little bit of heaven. The scenic drive from Vancouver is magnificent - like no other drive in the northwest! And the Four Seasons, recently opened, is the perfect location for a romantic getaway in Whistler. The resort is so warmly rustic - yet intimate and refined too. The 4-S staff treats everyone like royalty... which is their hallmark. They made our stay memorable: steaming our milk for our coffee every morning, even sending complementary champagne and truffles to our room for our anniversary! Our advice is treat yourself to the premiere room ... the large room, oversized balcony, cozy fireplace, and the spectacular view of the mountains make it worth every penny. Spring for the bed & breakfast as the huge delicious "mile high" will serve as both breakfast & lunch. Late October offered us chilly nights but the sun was shining every day. The village was serene - no crowds! Due to the fact that it was slow season we had three course meals at the hotel for the incredible price of $34 CA! Village restaurants offered freebies, discounts, 5-course tastings, and no wait for a table! The spa at the 4 Seasons had 25% off treatments. The foot reflexology was the perfect way to start the day. Hikes around the lakes, falls and scenic drives are plenty to fill the days. Dress is resort casual... everywhere so pack your jeans and hiking boots. We felt welcome in Whistler and the locals are friendly and engaging. Whistler is an ideal location to spend three days if you just need to get away from everything...and the Four Seasons is a magical place indeed!
We spent a long weekend at the new Four Seasons Whistler in early October, 2004. The hotel offers a great promotion where you stay 2 nights and the 3rd. night is free. You can't beat that promotional deal! I can't say enough nice things about the hotel, the staff, the area, the weather, etc. Our room was fabulous, though I think the parking fee was overpriced even in the self parking area of the hotel garage. Other than the fee to park in the hotel garage, there was absolutely nothing to complain about! I could not have asked for better service or attention to detail. The location is away from the hub of the main village area; but we liked that. You will be pleased with your decision to stay at this Four Seasons. We loved it more than we could have possibly imagined. From Whistler, we took the ferry to Nanaimo and then drove 4 hours to Tofino to stay at the Wickaninnish Inn. What a trip. Both hotels were out of this world! You won't find greater hospitality anywhere in the area than at either of these hotels. Both hotels easily WOWed us.
The Four Seasons is Top Notch
My family stayed at the resort for 8 nights at the end of August. The hotel is beautiful and the staff was excellent. They were kid friendly and went out of their way to meet any and all of our needs. My two young girls had a great time and are likely spoiled in that few hotels will cater to them as this one did. It is head and shoulders better than the Fairmount which I have previously frequented. The Four Seasons is the class of Whistler.
Had a lovely stay there in mid August. Service was indeed excellent -- hotel staff without exception were friendly, courteous and attentive. Rooms were beautiful, huge bathrooms, walk in wardrobes, ultra comfortable bed with very nice Italian bedlinen, indulgent L'Occitane toiletries. Nice gym too.
Wow, this is heaven on earth...everything was so gorgeous. Our suite was huge and fully stocked with every possible amenity. Staff was friendly and courteous. The only possible drawback is that it is about a 15 minute walk to town, but the scenery is so beautiful we didn't mind. I would recommend this resort on every level.
Very nice property, and great service.
Service was a 10!
We visited the second week that the property was open... that was our problem, as most of the rooms were still under construction and they were apparently working out the kinks. The electricity went down a few times and early morning construction took place which was not nice. You would think they would not have had the place open just yet.
Staff was #1! Well, we were one of about 10 guest at the entire property so it was to be expected. I would recommend this resort as I you can see it will be amazing once all is 100%