Pinnacle Hotel, Whistler
Reviews - Pinnacle Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: Canada
- Traveller type: Cheap Getaway Holiday Maker
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Good place to stay in Whistlerfrom TAmembers
July 2005from purple4mee
Checked out: July 28
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Just a word of warning, though. They are building a library rightnextdoor so get a room that is on the other side of the construction (non-Blackcomb Mountain side) - it gets noisy during the day though it didn't really bother us. This hotel is far enough from the busy pub/bar areas so you don't get the noise of revellers but close enough to be able to walk to them if you want to partake.
The room was a good size. The kitchen was fully stocked - bring your own pepper and salt, though, as there was none. Our dishwasher leaked so we did our own dishes (not a big deal).
The jacuzzi in the room was amazing - I wanted to take it home! It's definitely big enough for two people. We had the fireplace on for about five minutes just because we could (it was the end of July so we didn't need it). Having a DVD player too was nice (though we didn't get a chance to use it).
The staff was very friendly. When you check out, they tell you that they support an orphanage in Botzwana and ask that you donate $1 for every night you stayed. Not a big deal but I've never been asked that before. It's nice that they are taking care of others.
There is a computer in the lobby with Internet access ($1 per 10 minutes). There are also a couple of Internet cafés within a couple of blocks.
The pool and hot tub are outside and are fairly small with bits of leaves floating. If you want to enjoy them, go around noon when the sun is shining in that area. We went around 5:00 one day - it was in the shade and very chilly. There are a couple of good looking exercise machines (treadmill and stairmaster) in the room by the pool.
There is an Italian restaurant attached to the hotel. Even with the 10% off coupon you get at check-in, the menu is expensive. There are tons of restaurants and pubs in the village to choose from - just a one (Milestones is just across the street) to ten minute walk away. Though alcohol is reasonable in Whistler, food tends to be a bit more pricier than we're used to. But that's part of being on vacation. There are a couple grocery stores nearby as well as a pharmacy and liquor store. There is a local bus service that's free.
We were wondering if there would be enough to do in Whistler in the summer - but we were wrong. We went up both mountains. The gondala for Whistler Mountain is about a ten minute walk away from the hotel - we did glacier hiking at the top (awesome!!). The gondala for Blackcomb Mountain is about a 15 minute walk away from the hotel. There are lots and lots of hiking trails. There is a terrific family program (we don't have kids) by Blackcomb Mountain - dirt bike trails, mini golf, rock climbing walls, luge rides, etc. The nightlife is fun - there is a band/singer in at least one pub/bar every night. Guitar Doug was great at the Dubh Linn Wednesday night!
We'd never been to Whistler before and loved it - we are fantasizing about retiring there :)
Reception staff were very nice and helpful.
Whistler is an ok place to go but it would be better in the winter for skiing.
Would reccommend this hotel but all the hotels in Whistler village looked nice too.
Mediocre at bestfrom dave_genn
First, the room was somewhat dirty. Odours from previous guests' cooking hangs in the air. The jacuzzi's filter was clogged with other peoples hairs. Carpets were worn. The washroom was small and lacked soap and shampoo. I won't even get into the dishes and cutlery provided. Considering it is up to the previous guest to ensure its cleanliness (the maid's won't touch it unless paid a $15 fee) I wouldn't count on the dishes being very sanitary. Don't even ask about the air conditioner. We used it once but realized it was emitting a terrible odour and didn't use it again.
Second, the location is horrible. Noises from the street below are audible throughout the night. Whistler is becoming a reckless city and the constant hooting, hollering, screaming, and screeching tires from below will keep you up all night.
Third, the staff is absolutely useless. I asked the staff for a recommendation on where to go for breakfast. The hapless frontdesk recommended a restaurant, Aunt Em's, that was absolutely terrible. In all my life I've never had such a horrible meal and can't imagine why the staff suggested the dirty restaurant.
I won't complain because I received a relatively fair price of $109/night on a statutory holiday.
However, save your money and go elsewhere. There are plenty of hotels that have comparable rates and can provide better service, cleaner rooms, and more ammenities.
Fantastic - Great hotel in a great locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We booked a studio room and were on the third floor overlooking the front of the hotel. The room was spacious with a great twin tub jacuzzi in the main area, with seperate shower/toilet area. The room was very clean and modern - everything we could need including a phone, kitchen stuff, tv, dvd player. The bed was SO comfortable (as were the 6 pillows!) it was hard to get out of it on a morning!
We were disappointed to find that we had to pay CAD$15 per night for parking as I did not read this anywhere on the web, but it was worth it for such a lovely hotel.
The pool looked a bit small and miserable but as it was too cold to go in - that didn't matter to us!
The hotel is situated 5 mins walk from the main resturants/attractions of Whistler and I would really recommend it. A great stay in a fabulous little village!
Great things come in little packagesfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Not what I expected!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Horriblefrom A TripAdvisor Member
great stay for the pricefrom flydn11
What a great time we hadfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Whistler
Book early and save It rains in Whistler. Late January, early February give better chance of avoiding this icy situation. Also book by mid November for best rates.
Internet Access You can get free 30min Internet access from the Telus Centre at the Roundhouse on Whistler Mountain.
Best Dining In Whistler Head to the RimRock Cafe for the best dining in Whistler. The fish was so amazing that my boyfriend and i ate there twice. The waitstff was happy to fill us in on what was fresh and what was frozen and everything tasted great. The place has a real mountian feel and you'll be comfortable in jeans. They have a fire going in the lobby and warm wood walls. Just what you'd imagine in a ski town. We go to ski towns to get mountian culture- not to head to reataurants that feel like they could be in the city though. The wine was great but expect to be a bit shocked by the prices if you're from the U.S. The mark-up was crazy on wine! Well worth it though.
Other names for Pinnacle Hotel
- the pinnacle hotel whistler
- Address: 4319 Main Street - Whistler - British Columbia - V0N1B4 - Canada
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