Whistler Hotels

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Skiers ought to consider a few factors before booking their Whistler hotels. The most important criterion for some vacationers will always be proximity to the slopes. Especially at the height of the season when things get crowded, it can be a mad blitz to the chairs and gondolas when the mountain first opens each morning. For some, the prospect of sitting on a shuttle bus while others carve perfect 8s on the mountainside is too much to bear.

For others, Whistler hotels need only have one feature: first-class service. Typically, those who don't don the boots and gloves pay particular attention to the finer points of their accommodations. How bright and spacious are the rooms? How late is the buffet open? Do valet attendants, hotel clerks, and restaurant workers have that quintessential European charm? For warm-weather fans, these can be the deciding issues.

Choices in Your Whistler Hotels

Most die-hard skiers and snowboarders opt to stay in Whistler hotels located within Whistler Village. This puts them front and center for all the action and brings both the Whistler Village gondola and Excalibur gondola within a ski pole's reach. From the Hearthstone Lodge and Listel Whistler Hotel to the Executive Inn at Whistler and the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, there are tons of hotels from which to choose.

As an alternative, check out Whistler accommodations in Squamish as well. The picturesque town is less than 45 minutes south of Whistler for those who long not to be in the heart of all the action. You may also decide that Whistler lodging in Creekside or Upper Village is a good compromise--not smack in the middle of all the tourist chaos but still within city limits.

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