It is nice that we only live roughly 2 hours away from Whistler, BC by car but those times where we want to stay a day or two we’re always looking out for a great accommodation. The price has to be pretty good too as it can get quite expensive staying a night or more in Whistler.
A quick look over the Whistler/Blackcomb website provided us with Last Minute Deals. I wanted to book a hotel room for the night for while we were up in Whistler for the Araxi Hell’s Kitchen Finale Party but didn’t want to fork out an arm and a leg to do it.
On Whistler/Blackcomb’s website they have a section for 2 types of accommodation deals; Miguel’s Picks and Last Minute Deals. The special thing about these two types of deals they have in place, is that you do not know what hotel you are booked at until after you have booked your duration of stay. One of the Last Minute Deals that was listed was $59/night for a 4-star hotel. Not bad for a night in Whistler right? We have typically payed $99->$159 per night are various locations in the Village.
After I confirmed my reservation and entered my details I found out which hotel we would be staying at for the night; the Mountainside Lodge. The Mountainside Lodge is located behind Whistler Village near the Pan Pacific at Skier’s Plaza. It is also about a 5 minute walk from Araxi which would be great, as the weather is starting to dip near the freezing levels.
I told Robyn which hotel we would be staying at and she was a bit concerned. Her and her friends stayed recently at the Mountainside Lodge and they were less than impressed with it. I was a bit worried, but a night could hurt right?
When we arrived at the Mountainside Lodge and I went to check in I was greeted by one of the nicest and friendliest front desk people ever. The check in process was quick and easy, and I also got an upgrade to a loft suite. Amenities such as a kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and even an in suite sauna!
The living area has a gas-fireplace, flat-screen television, ample seating, fold out bed. Did I mention it is air conditioned too? Granted, you probably don’t want to use it during the winter months.
The dining area is spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is a great addition to this loft room. It has a range oven, dishwasher and refridgerator. Mountainside Lodge also includes some excellent silverware and flatware. Some places we have stayed at have had sub-par flatware and silverware, not to mention pretty shoddy cookware. The Mountainside Lodge includes great cookware too! Even their glasses looked of great quality. Robyn and I were both quite impressed.
Not the greatest photo but the ground level bathroom is nice. The first level bathroom also includes a nice jetted soaker tub with shower. To help soothe those achy muscles after a long day on the ski slopes no doubt!
The loft is pretty cool and in Whistler I have always enjoyed the loft-suites. Here a very comfy queen-sized bed allowed us for a great sleep after the Araxi Hell’s Kitchen party. There is also a smaller flat-screen television that can be watch from the bed, for those who do that sort of thing.
Now the loft portion also has an en-suite bathroom, a non-jetting soaker tub, as well as its very own en-suite sauna! Not very often that a hotel room has its very own sauna, pretty cool huh?
Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the Mountainside Lodge and we will definitely book with them again when we come back to Whistler to ski and snowboard. If all the rooms are similar to the room we stayed at, we would recommend people to check them out and consider them for their stay in Whistler too.
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