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Whistler lodging suggestions?

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Im finally doin it! Im going out to Whistler this upcoming season. I know theres alot of places to stay, so I come asking for help. If you've had good or bad expieriences at certain places, please post'em up. Im going out with 1 friend, for 7 days in January. Heres what Im looking for:

 

- Close to the slopes

- Close to the nightlife

- Something with a kitchen so we dont have to eat out every meal

- Moderately priced

 

Any suggestions?

post #2 of 8

Last spring I stayed at whistler with of a group about 20. We stayed in the holiday in sunshine, Had a great time there. The rooms had a kitchen for cooking, there was approximately a 5 minute walk to get to anything you needed, bars, grocery store, liquor store, gondola for whistler or blackcomb. There was also a hot tub for after a long day on the slopes. I can't recall the price, but I'm sure you can look it up online. I recommend taking a look at it.

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I'd check out AlluraDirect.  I've rented through them a couple of times and always been happy.  Prices are usually good, but depend on the property owner (they set their own rates, alluradirect doesn't do it).  It's also very easy to search/filter for what you want, vs. something like VRBO which works, but is always so hard to find what you're looking for.

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Originally Posted by Mdnitedrftr View Post

 

- Close to the slopes

- Close to the nightlife

- Something with a kitchen so we dont have to eat out every meal

- Moderately priced

 

You can meet the first three criteria easily.  There's lots of lodging that fits that description.  For the last one, well, it depends on your definition of "moderately."  High season just before Whistler hosts the Winter Olympics doesn't come cheap, or even moderate, in my book.

post #5 of 8

And in actuality, it's easier to do close to the slopes for a moderate price than it is to do close to the nightlife.  The closer you are to the village, the pricier it's gonna be.  The upper village on blackcomb and creekside can have some much more affordable options that are still pretty darn close to the slopes.

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Originally Posted by jaobrien6 View Post

I'd check out AlluraDirect.  I've rented through them a couple of times and always been happy.  Prices are usually good, but depend on the property owner (they set their own rates, alluradirect doesn't do it).  It's also very easy to search/filter for what you want, vs. something like VRBO which works, but is always so hard to find what you're looking for.

Good call on Allura Direct! They have alot of options. Ill have to talk it over with my buddy and see what he wants to do.

post #7 of 8

Allura is a good idea.  Check out a development called Aspens.  Ski in ski out though its on the Blackcomb side....I think its in an area called the Upper Village.

 

We actually used Starwood points and stayed at the Westin.  Absolutely fantastic but the $500+ a night tag would have been too expensive had we not used points.

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Keep an eye on the Whistler Blackcomb website too as they often have good accomodation deals going.  I used to work there for Guest Relations and would always recommend the likes of Crystal Lodge ... they have rooms with kitchen areas, they are more reasonably priced than the likes of Westin & they are only a 5min stagger in ski boots from the lifts (and in the main village so bars, restaurants, etc on the doorstep).

You also see people occasionally renting out their condos on the Vancouver Craigslist ... http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/sub/ ... search for 'Whistler' ... there seem to be a few recent posts.
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