The Best Luxury Hotels to Book in Whistler, Canada

Relax with views of wintry forests and snow-capped peaks from a luxe room in Whistler
Relax with views of wintry forests and snow-capped peaks from a luxe room in Whistler | Courtesy of Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside / Expedia
Debra Smith

Whistler is renowned for its outdoor sports and its luxury hotels – and it’s just a two and a half hour drive from Vancouver along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway by limousine. This planned village has incorporated the best of European ski resorts around a picturesque, walkable plaza. Many of the best hotels are mere steps away from the lightning-fast ski lifts, others offer peace and quiet on nearby forested mountainsides. Here are some of the best luxury hotels in Whistler, Canada – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Fairmont Chateau Whistler Gold Experience, for a personalized experience


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The crown jewel in the Fairmont Whistler’s twinkling tiara is their exclusive Gold Level. Register at the private reception on the seventh floor and you’ll enter a realm of personalized service that’s beyond the ordinary. Your concierge will secure convenient tee times at the 18-hole championship golf course, find the best table for fine dining and arrange for individual ski lessons. For guests of the Executive Gold Suites, a semi-private elevator whisks you to a loft apartment, where 25ft (7.6m) floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Rainbow Mountain.

2. Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel, for a taste of luxury

Boutique Hotel

A couch seating area around a cozy fireplace at Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel, Whistler
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A joyful melding of fine art, custom furnishings and spot-on service makes Summit Lodge one of the best luxury hotels in Whistler. Suites have soft Sealy beds and full kitchens with granite countertops and dining areas. Pamper yourself with Malin + Goetz toiletries or visit the Lotus Spa for a revitalizing massage – plus the heated outdoor pool and hot tub are waiting for you year round. Warm up by the fire pit in winter, sheltered by tall fir and spruce trees.

3. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre, for stargazing from your balcony


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The village is at your doorstep at this four-star hotel in Whistler. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast delivered to your suite, or be a creative cook in the fully equipped kitchen. All suites have fireplaces and balconies while valets hustle to store your skis, bike or other gear. Two-bedroom, two-bath suites in this contemporary stay are open plan with spacious living areas. After a day outdoors, the full service spa beckons on the main floor, and the concierge is waiting to hear your dinner plans.

4. Nita Lake Lodge, for peaceful bliss

Hotel, Lodge

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Serenity and seclusion are the watchwords at Nita Lake Lodge. Oversize suites are your reward for staying just seven minutes from Whistler Village by complimentary shuttle. The Rainforest Suite, at 2,100sqft (195sqm), invites you to take a grand staircase up to your master suite, complete with a modern four-poster bed. Downstairs, a basalt gas fireplace flickers near the floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of the Creekside gondola. Organic treatments at the Spa at Nita Lake will have you feeling rested and refreshed. The lodge is pet-friendly, too.

5. Carleton Lodge by Gibbons Life, for modern penthouses


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Staying in the very center of town has its advantages. Ski in and ski out from Carleton Lodge – a luxury hotel in Whistler that has direct access to the two high-speed gondolas that fly up the sides of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. After a day on the slopes, retire to the Platinum Suite: a residential-style penthouse with two bedrooms, a loft and a gourmet kitchen. Warm up by the fire in a leather wing chair, or watch the busy goings-on below in the village.

6. Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa, for golf lovers

Resort, Spa Hotel

The exterior of Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa, with snow on the ground, mountains and tall trees around it
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The Hilton Whistler is ideally located for summer and winter sports – two world-class golf courses are five minutes from the resort. Both are 18-holes – one is a lakeside Jack Nicklaus course and the other is Arnold Palmer’s first Canadian course. Whistler’s two main ski lifts are also five minutes from the hotel. This all-suite luxury property features a wood-burning fireplace, 55in flat-screen TVs and a marble steam bath in the two-bedroom Alpine Suite. Tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a hot tub are open during the summer months.

7. Delta Hotels by Marriott Whistler Village Suites, for delicious food offerings


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Discover contemporary luxury at the Delta Whistler all year round and all around the clock. You’ll find expansive suites with soft linens, fully equipped kitchens and fireplaces in every suite. Room service dining is provided by Hy’s Steakhouse, featuring legendary quality Canadian beef – while a grocery shopping service is available upon request. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness room, an indoor/outdoor connected heated pool and two hot tubs – perfect for enjoying on sunny or snowy days.

8. Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside, for people watching on the slopes


Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
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Stay at the Pan Pacific Mountainside, where you’ll be close enough to see skiers and mountain bikers heading down the slopes from your balcony. Winner of the 2021 Conde Nast Top 5 Resorts in Canada Award and named Canada’s Best Ski Hotel, the lodge-style all-suite property is within walking distance from the ski lifts. Choose an upper-floor suite to enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows with the best views of the mountain or the outdoor heated pool and hot tubs.

9. The Listel Hotel Whistler, for an eco-conscious stay

Budget Hotel

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The Listel takes great care of its guests, their pets and the environment. A holder of a 3 Green Key rating for environmental stewardship, green initiatives include refillable dispensers in guest baths, using 100 percent forest-free sugar cane fiber paper, refillable sparkling or still water stations to eliminate plastic bottles, and guest room and public area compost collecting. There’s no scrimping on luxury in the Premium Suites, though – with comfy, triple-sheeted beds, a bath with towel warmers, dual sinks and a jetted tub. Let Listel’s valet service take care of your skis or snowboard and your bicycle in the summer. The 98 rooms and suites are spacious enough for the whole crowd, including your pup.

10. Crystal Lodge, for luxury central convenience

Budget Hotel

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Bike, ski, shop or sleep in – the choice is yours at Crystal Lodge. This four-star hotel in Whistler is just a five-minute walk from the ski hill, but you’ll have to tear yourself away from the range of independent stores and charming coffee shops along the way. It’s easy enough to stay in – with a games room, cedar sauna, pool and hot tub at your service. The two-bedroom suite boasts 1,505sqft (140sqm) of modern cabin style pleasure. The friendly staff is ready to assist with fine dining suggestions throughout the pedestrian-only heart of town.

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