For something relatively cheap, and right in the central part of the main village, I like the Executive Inn. Really quite a good value. It's about 1 minute from the lifts. Location is perfect if you want to be right in the middle of everything. Probably the best value right in the central village near liftside.
And the people there were quite decent about refunding a "no refund" deposit last winter due to a death in the family. (wish I could say the same for the heartless b****rds at Air Canada.) I made a point of staying there when I went up there for a couple of days last summer, and personally thanked the manager.
I'd definitely stay there again. For a "budget" hotel it was a great loft room, huge deep jacuzzi. Plus they've got a great chocolates shop right in the lobby
I've also stayed at the Whistler Cascade Lodge, which is right on Northwinds Ave, across the way from the Delta Whistler Suites. Not in the older central village, but in the closest part of the "North Village". About a 10-minute schlep to the lifts. I stayed there in the 98-99 season, the first year they opened. They were pretty affordable then for a "luxury condo hotel" but the last two seasons they've gone up in price. Not bad if you can get a deal though.
Whistler's own central reservations at www.whistlerblackcomb.com
has always given me good deals and have been very helpful.
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