The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel
Reviews - The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel
Warm Welcomefrom JanetDenholm
We have received a very warm welcome and although we are not Canadian and do not have relatives in Whistler its still like spending Christmas and New Yrear surrounded by your friends.
We are looking forward to going back again this year.
Excellent Service/Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I would definately recommend this hotel to others.
A great locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
A first class hotel and locationfrom formula_one
The best hotel we have stayed in !!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Around 15 years experience of a Great Hotel - it is definitely a 5-Star Hotel!from GBSKIPRO
and stayed at the Chateau Whistler many times,
I feel the Chateau is by far the best hotel in Whistler!
It is a 5-star hotel! The service is excellent! They take very good care of the guests. January 2003 they ejected a bunch of free skiers and snowboarders, there to perform at the festival, within 24 hours, as they were disturbing the rest of their guests! They then upgraded the accommodation for any guest whos stay had been affected! That is 5-star service!
There was a bit of trouble during the name transition for Canadian Pacific Chateau to Fairmont Chateau, still cant understand why, just know for the first year or 2 service went down, however it has recovered and remains whistlers premier hotel. The mallard bar is excellent, even in many locals eyes. The fitness centre is also very good. A fantastic pool!
Finally you cant beat the location! You can ski to the entrance of the mallard Bar, and straight to the steps that lead to the boot room! IT IS THE ONLY TRUE SKI IN SKI OUT! i don’t know who classified the Westin as ski in ski out, im a fairly accomplished skier and i sure cant find a route! If you want Whistler, you want quality and you want ski in ski out, there is only the Chateau Whistler!
Great resort, Average roomsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The resort is adjacent to a small miniature golf course and also very close to the pony rides, land luge, trapeze, and kiddie trampoline.
Beautiful area, nice resortfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We were on a company sponsored trip, so we had a breakfast buffet available every day. The food was plentiful, but varied in quality. We also ate by the pool every day for lunch and the food was good; typical poolside food (nachos, hamburgers,etc.) The prices were in Canadian and were usually between $10 and $15 dollars for each item. There was a wait staff at the pool and service was usually prompt. There was a mix up with our food order one day and we were given the food for free with an apology. We had a dinner out at Caramba in Whistler Village and found the food to be very good and reasonably priced. It is very noisy and would be a good place for children.
The area is beautiful, particularly the location of the resort at the bottom of the mountains. The walk into Whistler Village is about 10 minutes and crosses a very pretty river. The shopping in the village is a lot of out door equipment, some touristy souvenir shops, and other stores like The Gap, Guess, Eddie Bauer, and even a Starbucks. I thought the prices were good on the souvenirs, but then I talked to some other people who thought they were high. Everything is in Canadian, which is about 30% less in American. I bought a pair of Robeez for my daughter for $20 U.S. and they are on the Robeez website for $26 and much more than that at home. They are apparently made in B.C. I would recommend getting enough money exchanged or using a credit card. One of the shop owners who was a Whistler native told me that a lot of the kids who work in the village have trouble making the conversion for you if their cash register isn't computerized. I unfortunately experienced this before I had that conversation. I went to a store and the purchase was $27 plus change and I asked the girl if she had the correct conversion and she literally put her hand over her face and said "I think it's $25 U.S." I said " I think the exchange rate is a little better than that" and she said "How about $22?" I thought it was about $20, but I didn't want to argue, so I just gave it to her. It should have been $18.90 for the exchange rate on that day, but who's counting?
The weather was 90 and sunny every day with so many activities available. We hired a nanny from the Nanny Network and had a great experience with her. They were very well organized and put me at ease ( I was very apprehensive, but my presence was requested at some adults only functions). The nanny called us on our cell phones(which had good reception, incidentally) at designated times to check in and was very capable.
The ride up to Whistler is only 78 miles, but takes about 2 1/2 hours due to the winding nature of the highway. Whistler is scheduled to host the 2010 Winter Olympics and will probably become even more popular. If you're not sure the Fairmont will be posh, the Four Seasons just opened in August and I saw the lobby. It looked awesome, but is a little farther away from the main village.
Magnificent Servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
A Very Nice Expereince, but not 5 Starsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Whistler
Best Dining Options Best selection: Rimrock Cafe (up market treat - try the Caribou!), La Rua (Exceptional Fish), The Keg (Steak), The Beetroot Cafe (breakfast) and Citta - Pitchers of Canadian and bowls af Fries and Rings). If you get to Creakside during the day try Dusty's for a Warrior Burger.... and last but not least Hy's Steakhouse (upmarket and with a wine list to die for)
Fast tracks lift tickets You can gift lift tickets at 7 11 and they are a bit cheaper there, so before heading up to whistler stop and grab them.
Eat Out The walk to the village is a stroll of 10 minutes and has a wide selection of bars, cafe's & restaurants to cater for all tastes and budgets, especially good is the Itallian Restuarant opposide the Pan Pasific Hotel as you enter the village, but need to book as it gets full. Also try the Spaghetti Factory and Chetas. You must have a Desperate Housewife cocktail in Monks Bar at the bottom of the Wizard lift. For a break from skiing all day try the 1/2 day Zip Lines through the woods for a adrenaline rush with spectacular views. The dog Sleigh is great is you love animals and beautiful scenery.
Other names for The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel
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- Address: 4599 Chateau Boulevard - Whistler - British Columbia - V0N 1B4 - Canada
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