Pinnacle Hotel

, Whistler, Canada
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Pinnacle Hotel

, Whistler

Rooms: 84

4319 Main Street - Whistler - British Columbia - V0N1B4 - Canada Hotel Website | | 604 938 3218
305 Traveller

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8/10
Comfortable, affordable and convenient
Submitted by: Louise Rouse in 06/05/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Cheap Getaway Holiday Maker
We enjoyed our stay at the Pinnacle Hotel because it met our needs. We were treated very well, it had all the amenities we needed and was extremely convenient to the Village. I have recommended it to my friends.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Pinnacle Hotel

Good place to stay in Whistler

from TAmembers
Stayed here for a night on journey from victoria to rockies and we enjoyed it very much. Whistler is a fairly small, modern but very pretty village with many resturants and shops. There was building work outside the hotel but it didnt bother us. Hotel is well located, the room was very comfortable and it had a well equipped kitchenette in the room if you wanted to self cater. Had to pay $15 a night to park at the hotel. Would love to return in the winter and see it in the snow!

July 2005

from purple4mee
Checked in: July 25
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 caf├ęs 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 :)

Nice

from Emma1110
Room was huge we had a fitted kitchen, 2 balconys with good views, jacuzzi and an ok sized bed - the room was clean.

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 best

from dave_genn
I can't recommend this hotel at all. While it was far from terrible, I can't see myself returning anytime soon.

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 location

from A TripAdvisor Member
When arriving here after an 8-9 hour drive from Jasper, it was great to be greeted by the friendly receptionist and what looked like a great hotel!

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 packages

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I stayed at this hotel with our two daughters (aged 3 and 6) and found the rooms to be clean and well appointed. We found the location to be very close to the village and often would stop in at the room for a break during the day. Great accomodation for a family on a budget.

Not what I expected!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I was actually expecting a little more after my research on this hotel and looking at the photos as well as reading the reviews on the website. Bed Sheets were a little dirty but everything else seemed okay. I wouldn't highly recommend it. If you are not staying in the hotel a lot and spending most of the time outside then its not bad just to sleep in. I paid about $147 with taxes (in june 2005) and I think it was bit too much for the room in this hotel. The most I enjoyed in the room was the dvd player and the jucuzzi.

Horrible

from A TripAdvisor Member
I went to Whistler with my boyfriend for the weekend and found the Pinacle on the internet. When we got to our room it smelled of urine, the kitchen was unclean and the room did not feel clean dispite the cleaners just being there. We purchased the Wine and Dine package which was a disapointment. The basket cost around $50 and was full of junk except for the wine. We decided after our disapointment of the room and the $135/night price tag that we could not stay there. We went around the Village and went to about 5 different hotels before deciding on the pan pacific which was only $120/night and a beautiful room with a full kitchen. We went back to the hotel an hour later to check out and the man on duty didn't even bother to ask why we weren't satisfied and just said the manager would call us in the morning. The manager didn't call us in the morning because no one even told him! We called him and he was very cooperative with us. All in all if you are going to Whistler in the summer you can find a much better hotel for your money.

great stay for the price

from flydn11
Enjoyed my stay at the pinnacle. The rooms are a bit tight, but with just two it's perfect. Bring DVD's to watch and you will be happy. THe huge jacuzzi really is the icing on the cake. Also, the sit down shower isn't too shabby! Really enjoyed the room and the location is great. If you're not going to go ski in ski out(which is impossible now because there's NO snow to ski on) then go with the pinnacle. Really nice place with five star amenities. My boyfriend and I ate every meal in the hotel room, saved us a few hundred dollars. If you want a great burger or sandwich go to Splitz(FANTASTIC). Stay at the pinnacle, it's worth it.

What a great time we had

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Pinnacle hotel had everything we wanted. It had a jacuzzi right in the living room, a balcony with a view, and a fireplace. We also took advantage of the full kitchen. It came in great use when I cooked my fiance some spagetti. I would definitely stay here again. Its location is also quiet, yet very close to where all the action is. By the way, Whistler is the best snowboarding area I've been to.

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.

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  • Address: 4319 Main Street - Whistler - British Columbia - V0N1B4 - Canada
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