Whistler, Canada is an amazing place to take your family for an unforgettable ski vacation. In addition to the world-class skiing and stunning beauty, there are virtually unlimited things to do in Whistler for families.
Be sure to check out our Whistler vacation guide: Planning a Great Ski Trip to Whistler with Kids. Also take a look at our guide to North America's best ski resorts for kids where we cover the best terrain, food, lodging, and activities for skiing families. For a little inspiration, browse through our 'Skiing with Kids' board on Pinterest.
Fortunately, hotels in Whistler are everywhere. From small boutiques to enormous luxury chalets, you’re sure to find the perfect hotel. Here we’ve highlighted several great Whistler lodging options that your family will love. Hopefully this list will help you narrow down the dizzying amount of options. We loved Whistler, and we hope to try a few of these ourselves when we return!
1.) Four Seasons Resort And Residences Whistler
2.) Westin Resort and Spa Whistler
3.) The Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
4.) Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
5.) Fairmont Chateau Whistler
6.) Delta Whistler Village Suites
7.) Adara Hotel
8.) Summit Lodge & Spa
9.) Sundial Boutique Hotel
10.) Mountainside Lodge
11.) Crystal Lodge Whistler
12.) Pinnacle Hotel Whistler Village
13.) Aava Whistler
14.) Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler
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The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler boasts 291 luxurious guest rooms and is great for families looking for a truly special trip to Whistler. Close the the slopes, families will appreciate not having to go very far to have fun in the snow.
As you would expect, the Four Seasons covers every detail. Special touches for families include a personalized children’s newsletter, a stuffed toy, and kid-sized bath robes! Ski rentals are available right at the resort and a full-service ski concierge will make sure you’re spending more time skiing instead of fighting with your (and your kids’) equipment.
Local activities include sleigh rides, tubing, zip lining, ice skating, and more. Three whirlpools and a heated pool will soothe sore muscles and keep the kids happy. As with all Four Seasons resorts, kids under 18 stay at no additional charge. The Four Seasons earned 4.5 stars and a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
Things You’ll Love: Ski concierge who takes care of all your equipment. Proximity to the village and lifts. It’s a Four Seasons.
Who Should Book: Families looking for a luxury ski experience and who appreciate all the family-friendly details the Four Seasons offers.
The Westin Resort and Spa Whistler is where we stayed when we visited Whistler, and we loved it! The hotel is situated right next to Whistler mountain and the Gondola, so getting to ski school or up the hill is a breeze.
There is a rental shop on-site with a ski concierge that will take care of your fittings and rentals when you arrive, and make sure you aren’t lugging your gear around during your stay. We also loved the ski tent at the base of the mountain that collects skis and poles at the end of the day. This is a great feature of the Westin Whistler and one that will save your family a lot of time and effort.
All rooms are larger than average and can accommodate two adults and two kids. Small kitchenettes and fireplaces are standard. We definitely took advantage of this by purchasing food at the nearby grocery store and saved a nice amount of money by eating breakfast and lunch in the room. We also saved time in the mornings by not eating in the restaurant. Wi-Fi is complimentary to SPG members (free to join).
Things You’ll Love: Proximity to the gondola, fully equipped kitchen, and ski concierge make it easy for families. Village shops and restaurants are just short walk away.
Who Should Book: Families who want to be as close as possible to the slopes and want some extra space for families of 4.
The Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside offers beautiful suites right next to the slopes. Parents will appreciate the fully equipped kitchens, heated salt water pool, and complimentary ski valet. Kids under 18 stay free with each paying adult.
Family-friendly amenities include board games, kid-sized robes, high chairs, and fireplace screens. Cookie delivery (yes, cookie delivery) will give everyone something to look forward to after a long day of skiing Whistler.
The Pan Pacific Whistler is located right in the heart of Whistler village with easy pedestrian access to all the shopping and food Whistler has to offer. Consistently rated as one of the best ski hotels in Canada and with numerous other accolades, the Pan Pacific Whistler would be a great choice for your family ski vacation.
Things You’ll Love: Easy access to the gondolas at both Whistler and Blackcomb. Cookie Delivery!
Who Should Book: Families looking for upscale suites close to the slopes and easy access to Whistler village.
The Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa is located in Whistler village giving families easy access to the slopes, shops, and restaurants. Basic rooms offer two queen beds and can accommodate two adults and two kids.
Other amenities include an available ski valet to assist with your equipment, pool, hot tub, casual pub-style dining at Cinnamon Bear Grille (with children’s menus), and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.
A 24-hour fitness center and award-winning spa will appeal to parents wanting to work those sore muscles after a day on the slopes. The Hilton Whistler has the only Javanese spa in North America, and has earned four stars and a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
Things You’ll Love: Easy access to the slopes with complimentary storage for your skis and gear.
Who Should Book: Value-minded families looking for comfortable rooms close to the action. Also good for families wishing to use Hilton HHonors points to book.
The Fairmont is unmistakable and dominates the landscape. This ski-in/ski-out hotel is located right at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and offers families a wide array of activities and amenities that will make your ski trip easy and fun. A ski concierge will take care of your skis and boots, and the snow host (located at the base of the mountain) will be ready to take your gear and offer up some hot cocoa after your last run of the day.
The Fairmont has 550 rooms and suites making it one of the largest Whistler hotels. The basic Fairmont room will accommodate four. All rooms are non-smoking and come with free Wi-Fi. Kid-friendly touches include a pool with pool toys, child-sized bathrobes, and complimentary amenity kits for kids, tots, and babies.
The Fairmont Chateau is a gorgeous ski lodge and is a great place to stay for families. They have earned 4.5 stars and a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Beautiful hotel.
Things You’ll Love: Kids 5 and under eat free off the children’s menu and kids 6-12 eat for half price.
Who Should Book: Families who want luxury ski vacation at one of the most impressive hotels in Whistler.
This hotel offers 207 recently renovated rooms and suites many of which have fully equipped kitchens, fridges, dining room tables, and sofa beds. This hotel is great for families wanting to spread out, save money on meals, and have room to relax after skiing.
High speed internet is complimentary and roll-away beds are available for larger families. They also offer two-bedroom suites for families needing the space. What you give up in proximity to the slopes, you gain in space and convenience. It’s also located within a short walk of the Olympic plaza, ice skating, and shopping in the village.
Things You’ll Love: Large rooms with kitchens, and an easy walk to the village to pick up groceries.
Who Should Book: Families looking to save money over a ski-in/ski-out property and who want lots of room.
With only 41 rooms, this cozy boutique hotel is nestled right in the middle of Whistler village. The basic double room can accommodate up to four people. Families wanting a bit more room can book a 1 bedroom suite.
Besides a prime location in the village, the Adara hotel offers free high-speed Wi-Fi internet and complimentary ski storage. Other perks include coffee, tea, breakfast bars, and cookies in the lobby – perfect for grabbing on the way to the slopes in the morning. A soak in the hot tub will have you feeling recharged and will make the kids happy. The Adara hotel has earned a 4-star rating and a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
Things You’ll Love: Prime spot in Whistler village.
Who Should Book: Families looking for a boutique ski lodge experience that’s more personal than the larger resorts.
Voted Canada’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel for the past two years by World Ski Awards, the Summit Lodge should be high on your list. Studio rooms with a sofa bed and one bedroom suites will accommodate two adults and two children. Although not slope-side, this hotel is right in the middle of Whistler village making it easy to stroll around and take in the nightlife after a day on the slopes.
Fully equipped kitchens make it easy for families to save money by preparing their meals at the hotel. If that’s not your thing, try one of the unique hotel restaurants, Elements Urban Tapas Parlour or Sachi Sushi. Contemporary furnishings, individually decorated suites, and unique design add to the sleekness of this 81-suite hotel. Complimentary Wi-Fi, hot tub, dry sauna, and fire pit are nice extras that will make your ski vacation special. The Summit Lodge has earned 4.5 stars and a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
Things You’ll Love: Free snowshoe rentals for exploring Whistler’s beauty on foot. Sleek, modern suites with granite counter tops are great for preparing meals.
Who Should Book: Families who prefer a modern design and a boutique hotel experience.
With an awesome location right next to the Whistler Blackcomb Gondolas, families looking for convenience will definitely want to check out the Sundial Hotel. In addition to a prime location, this all-suite hotel boasts fantastic views and spacious rooms that will accommodate four people. Full kitchens are great for families wanting to prepare meals on their own, and gas fireplaces and heated slate floors in the bathrooms will keep everyone cozy on those chilly nights.
Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, roof-top hot tub, coin-operated laundry facilities, and complimentary ski storage. Two restaurants are available as well as dozens of other options in Whistler village. For a special splurge, book into one of their private balcony hot tub suites. The kids will love it!
Things You’ll Love: You can’t get much closer to the ski lifts than at the Sundial. Large suites make skiing with kids a breeze.
Who Should Book: Families who want enjoy the amazing scenery right from their own hut tub.
For a family ski vacation that's a little more off the beaten path, try Japan! We took our kids to Hakuba Valley in the Japanese Alps over spring break and it was awesome. Read more about skiing in Japan with kids here.
Other Whistler Lodging Options for Families
This all-suite property features kitchens, gas log fireplaces, and is just a minute from the slopes. Studios can sleep 2 adults and 2 children. One and two bedroom suites are also available.
Located in the heart of Whistler village. Double rooms sleep four. Year-round pool, hot tub, and sauna.
On-Site rental shop and kitchens in every suite will make it easy for families to enjoy their ski vacation. Located in Whistler village and just a short walk to the slopes.
Located on the edge of the Whistler village and just a five minute walk to the gondolas. Junior suites with pull out sofa beds are perfect for families.
Ski-in/Ski-out accommodation located on Blackcomb mountain. Studio suites sleep three while one and two bedroom suites can accommodate more.
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We hope we’ve given you some great options to think about for your trip to Whistler Ski Resort. We absolutely loved it, and hope to return soon!
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