When our family set out to do a little "research" on all the 5 star hotels in Whistler it didn't take long. You see, although there are quite a few luxury hotels in Whistler BC, there is only one true 5 star hotel.
The Four Seasons Whistler.
And until recently, the Four Seasons was one of the few hotels in
Whistler that we had not had the pleasure of staying at. We'd spent
countless hours of "hard work" researching most of the other luxury
accommodation in the resort... The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, The Pan
Pacific Whistler Village Centre and The Whistler Hilton (all 4½ star
hotels) to name a few,
but never the ultra luxurious, five star, Four Seasons Resort Whistler.
|Our son Cal ready for some "research" in
spa/pool area of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
|Cal relaxing with his mom at the
Fairmont's outdoor fire pit
|The boys checking out the lobby of the
Whistler Hilton after a day on the mountains
||Mom and our boys sampling the complimentary
breakfast at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
Free stuffies... clearly
reason there are no other
5 star hotels in Whistler
It didn't take long to convince us (well, at least the boys).
Upon check-in the they were presented with free "stuffies" (an eagle and a beaver if I remember correctly).
That was it. They were sold.
This was the best hotel in
Whistler. I mean, c'mon. Free stuffies!
But mom and dad weren't left out either. There was a free "adult" gift waiting for us in our room. A nice bottle of red wine, along with some exceptionally decorated chocolate treats and gummie worms for us all. Mom and dad were almost convinced.
|Complimentary wine, chocolates and
gummies in our room
|Relaxing in our Deluxe Suite,
Four Seasons Whistler Resort
Mom and Callum relax in the lobby of the Four Seasons Whistler decorated for Christmas
|Lots of decorations for the kids
||Warming up by the lobby fireplace with
some complimentary hot chocolate
|The bathroom in our Deluxe Suite
||The ice sculpture bar by the pool
|The Four Seasons Whistler Ski Concierge...
help with the kid's ski boots and complimentary après-ski hot chocolate
Tourism Whistler (the official tourism organization for the Resort Municipality of Whistler), awards the Four Seasons its only "5 peak" rating. (The "peak" rating system is their version of the star rating service.)