WHISTLER’S CENTRAL GEM
Located right in the centre of whistler’s town centre, Crystal Lodge is considered one of the best places for those who want to explore the shops, bars, clubs, restaurants and attractions. From watching bears roam through Whistler to kayaking down the river, hiking, biking, playing golf or relaxing at a pool, a lake or spa, you have found the hotel that surrounds you with all of these things and more.
Just steps away from both Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas this is perfect for this who like to ski or snowboard. The rooms & suites are beautiful and you are surrounded by stunning views of the mountains and countryside. Not to mention the heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness room.
If you find yourself in Whistler, Canada then I would highly recommend booking a few nights stay at Crystal Lodge.
- Fantastic central location to literally everything
- Very friendly and welcoming staff
- Luxury accomodation & comfortable rooms
- Refreshing heated outdoor swimming pool
- Incredible views surrounding the property
Crystal King Room
During our stay at Crystal Lodge we opted to stay in the Crystal King Room which was perfect for our needs and provided a very comfortable night’s sleep. With aesthetically pleasing decor, spacious and comfortable furniture we almost didn’t want to leave to explore the town.
This room is perfect for couples or business travellers with plenty of space for you to move around and relax in.
Furnished with a large window overlooking the village and mountains it was a great way to wake up in the morning and take in those views. It comes with a king size bed, private ensuite bathroom, two bedside tables, air-conditioning, plenty of power points and a wardrobe to store all your luggage and clothing. Clean lines, sleek surfaces and light bedding are fresh and minimalist, which focus attention on the room’s featured decor.
What you get
The room comes equipped with free toiletries, tea & coffee making facilities, strong Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, fluffy pillows, large flat screen TV, security safe, large writing desk, iron with ironing board, clean towels, soft linens, minibar, slippers, robes and plenty of space for two people to relax in.
To view all their other rooms click here.
The Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool
This pool open 365 days of the year no matter what the weather. Its heated, large and a great way to either chill out or get some fitness in. There are plenty of sun loungers for you to pick from and it is secured with gating so only hotel guests can use it.
The Hot Tub
Located right next to the pool its a great way to relax and help those sore muscles after a few days of hiking or skiing around Whistler. With plenty of sun loungers, tables and chairs you can definitely make the most of your day hanging out here.
The Fitness Centre
On vacation, but still want to squeeze in a workout when time permits? Enjoy the various cardio machines, treadmills or free weights in their fitness room. The hotel fitness room is open 24 hours a day at no additional charge.
If you prefer to relax and unwind from your day on the slopes take advantage of their sauna. The hotel sauna is open from 8am-10pm daily at no additional charge.
Hotel Games Room
Want to entertain the kids, or just amuse yourself for an hour or two? The head to the games rooms where you can find classic favourites such as fooseball, shuffleboard and table tennis, the Crystal is a great place to relax and unwind. For a more modern twist, the Crystal Lodge is the first hotel in Whistler to bring you Kinect for Xbox®. The Hotel Games room is open to our guests from 9am – 9pm during the winter season.
Peak to Peak
A ride in the cheery red cabins of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is one of the most iconic things to do here in Whistler, summer or winter. The gondola links Blackcomb and Whistler, the two mountains that make up part of the skiing, biking and hiking paradise.
It’s a feat of engineering boasting an unsupported lift span of 3.024 kilometres or 1.88 miles. It’s also the highest lift of its kind with an elevation of 436 metres (1,427 ft). Needless to say with those numbers it offers some pretty spectacular views of the village, valley and surrounding mountains – 360 degree views in fact.
The suspension bridge is located right beside the top station of Peak Chair on Whistler Mountain. Access is included in the PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Summer Experience ticket, so you can make this trip part of a full day of adventure. You can also access the Raven’s Eye Cliff Walk from the bridge on the West Ridge Lookout.
Old stories tell of the wondrous things that happen near Whistler. Between the trees, in the shadow of mountains, legends say there’s a hidden valley where stardust falls from the sky, filling all living things with its pure light.
Join an evening excursion and follow cryptic radio transmissions and the lingering traces of two long-ago hikers to find the scenic trailhead where the real journey begins… This pathway leads toward a place filled with beauty, and proof that the legends of Whistler are true.
The Train Wreck
A part of Whistler’s historical and cultural identity, the Train Wreck site is a popular attraction and is located near the Cheakamus River just south of Whistler. The short hiking trail follows the Sea To Sky Trail and crosses a suspension bridge, offering scenic views of the Cheakakmus River rushing below before arriving at the colourfully painted box cars, which have sat in the forest since 1956.
The Lost Lake
Lost Lake is a small lake within walking distance of Whistler Village and is a popular attraction with a beach area and surrounding trails for hiking and biking. The Lost Lake Nature Trail is a less traveled hiking path from the Cross Country Connection ski rental shop, on the other side of the creek from Lorimer Road near Blackcomb Way.
It is perfect for swimming, sun bathing, or just enjoying the incredible reflective views of the mountains on the calm flat lake water.
Brandywine Falls (the spectacular 70 metre waterfall) is best seen from the viewpoint which also presents some marvelous views of Daisy Lake and the surrounding mountains.
This park provides opportunities for hiking, picnicking, mountain biking and viewing of the waterfall. There is a rarely used trek down to the bottom, however, it requires a bit of rock climbing and good intuition, plus there is the chance of receiving a $115 CAD fine if caught.
How to get there
4154 Village Green
Canada V8E 1H1
Toll Free: 1.800.667.3363
For DRIVING DIRECTIONS and a MAP on how to get here please click here
The prices will vary depending on what time of year you stay – to check out the pricing click here.
We stayed in August 2019 and for the Crystal King Room it would cost $233 CAD (£144) per night.
- Wi-Fi is available in public area for free
- Bike storage is available
- Tours are available to book at reception
- Luggage storage
- 24-hour reception
This hotel is absolutely stunning, unique, and the perfect place to stay while in Whistler. I am so glad that we chose to stay here for a few nights – it’s the most luxurious place in the village!
The room was fantastic, we had a super comfortable nights sleep and really enjoyed the unique decor which makes the room really interesting especially when you throw in the views of the mountains. The location was my favourite feature as it was super central and the staff are so friendly, they can honestly not do enough for you to make your stay that little bit more comfortable than what it already is.
You will want to spend longer
The village is very lively with lots to do, but on the outskirts, remains the beautiful surrounding mountains and countryside which are absolutely breath-taking and you will find yourself soaking them up the whole time you’re there. When you throw in the close proximity to the shops, bars, restaurants and all of the other attractions you are onto a winner!
If you are in Whistler, Canada, and you want to have a unique luxury Canadian experience, I would highly recommend Crystal Lodge.
***Thank you to Crystal Lodge for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.