Four Seasons Resort Whistler Hotel

, Whistler, Canada
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Four Seasons Resort Whistler Hotel

4 star

Rooms: 273

4591 Blackcomb Way - Whistler - British Columbia - V0N1B4 - Canada Hotel Website | 604 935 3400
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Fantastic hotel, expensive prices, average staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Four Seasons over Memorial Day weekend. They were offering a buy one get one night free promotion, so it was a perfert opportunity to try a Four Seasons. The building, grounds, and room were excellent. The pool/spa/fitness areas are better than some gyms I have been to. They even pumped music into the pool so when you were underwater you could hear classical music. There was new age music playing in our room as we walked in for the first time, and the ice bucket had already been filled.

The only issues were with customer service, price, and location. When we pulled up in our car, the valets were right there to help. They said if we wanted to self-park in the garage, the hotel would validate our parking ticket. "Validate" does not mean park for free in Four Seasons lingo. It was $23 to self park or $28 to valet park. When we checked in we told them we would not be parking in the garage. They didn't understand what we meant, couldn't imagine us parking anywhere else, and then asked us where we would be parking (with attitude) - which I thought was none of their business (there are free gravel overnight lots at Whistler and the Blackcomb Lodge in the heart of Whistler Village is only $10 per 24 hour period). After all of the arguing, there was still a $23 parking fee for each of the two days we stayed there, but did not park there.

The 5280 Bistro and Bar seem to be very nice, but the prices are quite a bit more than in the Village. It was dead in the bar even though it had great atmosphere. The room service prices were just silly.

Finally, the location is good and bad. The good part is that it is quiet and beautiful. The bad part is that it is a 10-15 minute walk to the village which is fine in good weather, but could be a pain during ski season. There is a free bus that stops near the resort and takes you to the village, and the Four Seasons has an SUV that takes guests around for a fee/tip?

Overall it is a very nice place to stay if you don't mind spending a lot of money on extras, or if you don't mind putting your foot down when they try to sell you on their overpriced goods and services.

the Four Seasons does it again!

from carolineBethesdaMd
My husband and I stayed here for three nights in March. From check-in to check-out, our experience here was fantastic. The staff was sincerely friendly, and always courteous and professional. The decor was perfect and truly inspiring. Our room was very comfortable. One afternoon we sat by our fireplace and watched a movie, which is something we never get an opportunity to do at home. We ate dinner in the hotel dining room one night, which was the best meal of the trip. I wouldn't bother with other restaurants in town. We took a yoga and a pilates class in the spa, and both were excellent, taught by professional instructors. As usual, you can't go wrong staying at a Four Seasons Resort. I would highly recommend this property!

Exceptional Stay

from TarheelTraveler
The Four Seasons Whistler Resort gets five stars. All staff members were cordial, professional, and had the desire to meet your every need. They remembered our names as we came in and out of the hotel lobby and even though that was not expected by us; it certainly made us feel special.

We had a superior room with balcony. Our room did overlook the construction of their new vacation ownership property so we didn't look out much and on occasion heard construction. The room was spacious, sleek, and plush. The bathroom was gorgeous and met your every need. I was very pleased with the entire look of our room. The bed was extremely comfortable.

We really liked the bar in the hotel. It's a great place to relax in a warm and inviting atmosphere. We're not skiers so we did not take advantage of the ski ammenities such as ski concierge, but it looked like a great service as we walked around the village.

You cannot go wrong with this hotel. It may set your wallet back, but if you can afford to spend it for a few short days then it's worth it.

four seasons of fabulous!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed at the 4S from March 8-13, 2005. The resort still has its new, clean feel, with an amzing cross between ski lodge and contemporary hotel. The bed was absolutely fabulous (more "heavenly" than you know whose!), great duvet and pillows. oversize bathrooms and nice amenities. Got an upgrade on checkin, likely because of the slow season there and bad skiing. The ski concierge service was fabulous! We were treated like royalty there, with offers to put our boots on, and they found several pairs of ski boots (even from another store) for one of our party having problems with the fit of his rentals. The hot chocolate was to DIE for! The weather happened to be fabulous, and we sat by the pool, which has very comfy chairs. they even brought drinks out to the hot tub one night for us. The spa was very nice and the massages great. One objection: what's with the cucumber water? It didn't taste very good! The food in the restaurant was very good - they make a point of addressing you by name at your table. In fact, the food was quite reasonable, and better than the Barefoot Bistro and Araxi. My contact lens case was accidentally discarded (it was sitting on a facecloth on the bedside table), and of course, they replaced it. I was asked on checkout if I was satisfied with how the issue was handled. Overall, i was thrilled with our visit. I would love to go back someday.


from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at The Four Seasons Whistler last month and were very impressed with this property. Having stayed at Four Seasons properties for our past three vacations, we are starting to get to the point that it is difficult for us to stay at any other hotel chain, which is unfortunate due to the expense! The property was very quiet while we were there, in part, no doubt, due to the less than ideal snow conditions this year. The ski concierge service was amazing, they are literally waiting for you to take your gear the minute you get off the slopes. Yes, the resort is in the Upper Village, but the van runs every 15-20 minutes to Whistler Village and the van drivers are always so friendly and prompt. The Bistro Restaurant at the resort was fabulous, great breakfast, dinner and apres-ski drinks at the bar. Don't waste your time or money at Araxi in the Village, totally overrated, noisy and crowded. Sachi Sushi and Mongolia Grill are cheap but have great food. Spa was amazing as well, well-priced, extensive facilities, friendly staff, etc. As a bonus we had two celebrity sightings, Anthony Michael Hall eating dinner in the lounge and Scott Speedman in the hot tub!

Pampering of the highest quality

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife & I recently spent 5 nights at the Four Seasons and found everything to be just right. The staff - from the moment the Escalade picked us up off the Greyhound bus from Vancouver (we felt we had arrived already at that point) to departure were fantastic.

The room (330) was large and comfortable - not your standard "moderate" room at all with interesting shapes and plenty of closet space for all the ski gear. The Ski Concierge is the best idea ever - it seriously improves the apres-ski to know there is no need to lug the skis & poles back to the hotel and that they will be warm and prepared for the following day.

While located out of the main village, we found that after a day's skiing and a few drinks at the bottom of the mountain (Longhorn or Dubliner) that we were ready for a return to the hotel (in the shuttle) to soak in the jacuzzi (with hot chocolate and marshmallows brought around by the staff), swim and eat at the hotel restaurant (great food) or watch a movie on the in-room DVD (we brought some of our favorites with us).

Overall highly recommend if relaxation and pampering are what you are looking for from a visit to Whistler

Beautiful Hotel ! 4 seasons vs. Westin - no comparison

from linlees
We just stayed at the 4 seasons Whistler & loved every minute - right from the Wow factor when you enter the front door. The rooms were beautiful - brand new we had a 1 bed suite and with our 2 kids it was perfect - they put a rollaway in the room too. 2 lovely bathrooms. The service is typical 4 seasons, so attentive and personal - they go above & beyond any other hotel we have stayed in. In the hot tubs they serve you complimentary hot chocolate with marshmallows - such a nice touch!. The spa was to die for - all the products were available to try & gratuity at your discretion - lovely robes, slippers, iced water - so upmarket and relaxing. The prices were much cheaper than the Westin spa. We went on to stay at the Westin after and really wished we hadn't - it was so awful in comparison - all open showers - terrible spa that added 25% fee to their treatments! 50min massage was $165!.................back to the 4 is true it is a 10 min walk from Whistler village and about 5 mins from Blackcomb butr if you prefer it quieter then this is a good choice. If you are looking for the nightlife & bars then stay in Whistler village.

My kids and husband all preferred to ski blackcomb so even when we moved to the Westin we made the journey across - it was quieter and nice blue runs.

Ski concierge was fabulous - they were so helpful - it made everything so easy - they kept all the boots helmets etc ( Westin only keep your skis).

We had the breakfast package - it was great value & a super breakfast

Even though there were ;lots of families staying as it was president's week , the 4 seasons never felt busy - we will definitely be staying there in future.

We ate at Araxi ( expensive but great food) . Bearfoot Bistro ( we splashed out on their 5 course $125 menu it was quite amazing - the best meal we can remember having anywhere but rich and not an every night place!) and Rim Rock in creekside ( this was our favourite - the best menu - so much to choose from, reasonable priced drinks and our server was brilliant!)

Four Seasons is Great...But Not The Epicenter...

from AJS3316
My wife and I just spent five nights at the Four Season's in Whistler. As you drive into Whistler along the main road you come upon Creekside first, Whistler Village second, and Upper Village third. The Four Seaons is located at the far end of Upper Village. Not a bad location if you like a little more solitude, but a little extra work if you're interested in hitting bars, clubs, and restaurants. Upper Village has a couple okay restaurants and apres ski locations (Monks and Merlins), but seems to cater to a slightly older crowd. It also has easy access to Blackomb Mountain.

However, we seemed to spend most of our evenings down in Whistler Village, which is a good ten minute walk from the Four seasons. The Four Seasons offers a shuttle over to the village, and it runs every 20 minutes. The only downside is it stops running at around 10:30 PM, so if you go over to Whistler Village, either call it an early night...or walk back to the Four Seasons on your own (there is a nice path if you can find it from Whistler Village). Which leads me to my next comment...

Whoever designed Whistler Village is a genius. The town is full of bars, clubs, restaurants, and shops. It is designed in such a way as to keep you in it. It can take a few days to learn how to navigate around the village without going around in circles. You feel a little trapped, but I guess there are worse places to be held captive.

We ate at Araxi and Quattro among other places. Araxi was good, but pricey. Quattro was cheaper, and outstanding. We considered eating at Barefoot Bistro one evening as we sipped cocktails at their champagne bar. One look at the unique and extremely pricey menu convinced us that we should try out Quattro instead. We were glad we did!! Unfortunately it was our last night, which is probably a good thing, because had we gone there our first night, I am not sure we would have eaten anywhere else.

The Four Seasons treated us like gold, and the ski concierge service was outstanding. The quality of the rooms was consistent with what you would expect at a Four Seasons. The outdoor pool is heated, and also has three jacuzzi's which never got very crowded. The slight seclusion was nice, even though it did make it more difficult to access Whistler Village. The workout facilities don't measure up to your home gym, but they are adequate. The gym also has a steam room and they keep the eucalyptus flowing.

If you're interested in being 100 yards from lifts to both Blackomb and Whistler mountains, as well as being in the heart of the village (shops, bars, restaurants)...I would recommend the Pan Pacific or the Westin. The liveliest apres ski location seemed to be Longhorns.

If you don't mind being 10 minutes way from the main village, or taking a shuttle to the Whistler Mountain lift, the Four Seasons is a nicer hotel than the Pan Pacific and Westin. The shuttle drivers take good care of you, and keep Warren Miller movies playing on the overhead tv's. The hotel pamper's its guests more than any other hotel in town.

One of the best hotels anywhere

from MCNAus
Just stayed 6 nights at the Four Seasons Whistler. Having stayed in the Four Seasons Paris (regarded as one of the best hotels in the world) I can report that this new hotel is right up there with the best. Room was modern and extremely comfortable and the service is all you would expect at the Four Seasons and more. Outstanding on all accounts.

enjoyed our stay

from leezaa
just came back.

The Fairmont Chateau seems to have a monopoly on views of the mountain and is closer to the lift. But it seems much more busy and crowded with people. The Four Seasons was much quieter and private (probably due to the cost difference) It is just a short walk to the lift, and besides, the ski concierge will hold your stuff next to the lift anyway.

However, the rooms were very nice, and I thought the restaurant was great. The seafood sampler is to die for

We stayed in the superior room. big bathroom, huge walk in closet

The fireplace is NOT woodburning-it is the switch-on kind

The coffee/tea in the room was pretty awful though. Not a big deal if you don't use these.

Used the ski concierge service. Very convenient, but the boots suck.

Top Local Tips for Whistler

Getting Around If arriving by car you can park it at the resort and from there on use the hotel 's private shuttle which will take you to the ski slopes and to various locations at the village

Whistler Mountaineer Rocks! If you are traveling to Vancouver I highly recommend visiting Whistler by using the beautiful Whistler Mountaineer. This train is a great experience where you’ll get to do the most amazing sight seeing in a very comfortable setting. We didn’t travel on the most luxurious cart, but we felt as if we did. The service, provided by this wonderful woman called Trena, was great and she explained every bit of the trip with great information. While you’re on the train you can visit an open cart and take pictures from there. Food and drinks are provided and you can even buy gifts! Oh, and by the way, it includes transportation to and from the hotel. Highly recommended!!

Bearfoot Bistro - great time at the Champagne Bar! We had dinner at the champagne bar at the Bearfoot Bistro and absolutely loved it! The bartenders had lots of personality and made some fantastic recommendations. It was pricey but worth it! Great wine cellar.


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  • Address: 4591 Blackcomb Way - Whistler - British Columbia - V0N1B4 - Canada
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