Whistler is an amazing destination for the whole family. All ages will love their stay up in this wonderful coastal mountain town, from grandparents to babies and everybody in between. Any time of year there is something excellent going on and the town is blessed with an abundance of activities and things to do. In the winter of course it’s the skiing that takes precedence but in the spring and summer seasons when the snow melts and the sun shines bright an entire new spectrum of outdoor activities assumes the lead. Hiking and mountain biking is especially wonderful here in Whistler. And of course there’s unbelievable dining and shopping opportunities. The shops and restaurants and so good that after some family-friendly outings, Ma and Pa just may feel inclined to venture off for some romantic one-on-one time. In this case you’ll want to put your children up at the best kids clubs in town. Here they’ll be having a blast and meeting friends and playing games and learning while they’re at it. Not every hotel offers kids clubs, of course, but the family-friendly Whistler hotels that do are outstanding. So if you’re bringing the kids on your next mountain vacation, consider staying at one of the following.
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
This phenomenal five-star resort located right in the center of the action at the base of both mountains was recently voted “Canada’s Best Ski Hotel 2013” at the first annual World Ski Awards. The accommodation is exceptional with gorgeous all-suite accommodation and every room equipped with a cozy fireplace, private balcony and amazing views, home theatre system, cozy living room, and full kitchen. The Pan Pacific manages to harness and channel the majestic vibe of the Coastal Mountains in a luxurious scenario that is guaranteed to provide you with an outstanding vacation experience.
When you’re traveling with kids, Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre has you taken care of. From baby-sitting services and infant pool diapers to complimentary breakfasts and valet slope-side ski storage, travelling with your family is easy as can be. The hotel’s crack Service One Team is always on-hand to ensure the necessary arrangements are taken to cater to your family’s needs in the pursuit of total comfort. You’ll also enjoy daily complimentary breakfast, children’s robes, family games, fireplace screens, baby monitors, and baby-sitting services and family activities.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
Welcome to what many would say is the most luxurious hotel in Whistler. It’s modern elegance mixed with rustic alpine charm – sophistication, relaxation, and rejuvenation all in a wonderful package. The rooms are comfortable and stylish and the services an amenities go above and beyond the expectations to provide you with one heck of a classy and cool vacation.
Four Seasons go out of their way to make the youngest guests feel welcome and right at home. They offer a wide array of features that help make your stay effortless. And of course the resourceful Concierge is always close at hand to make reservations for a family dinner, offer suggestions for tomorrow’s family outing or help arrange a babysitter when it’s time for a one-on-one. Other features available on demand include childproofing, baby furniture and toiletries, toys and board games, DVD library, kids menus, s’mores around the fire pit, and hot chocolate or lemonade in the lobby. When you provide the names and ages of your children the staff will prepare a personalized children’s newsletter, child-sized bathrobes, and a welcome stuffed toy upon arrival
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a Canadian legend and one of the most dignified five-star luxury hotels in town, offering gorgeous accommodations and personalized service that will ensure your vacation is damn near perfect. Conveniently located in Upper Village, it’s close to everything you might need in terms of dining, shopping, and activities with something for everyone from romantic getaways to kid-friendly programs and packages.
There are so many ways Fairmont Chateau provides for children and youth from accommodations with cribs and connected rooms and the abundance of activities with something perfect for every age group and inclination. On-site at the resort you’ll find biking on the valley trails with complimentary bike rentals, golf on the world-class 18-hole course where juniors golf free with a paying adult, horse-drawn sleigh rides, lawn games like croquet and frisbee and bocce, tennis, and swimming in the big beautiful pool. Complimentary child amenities include child-sized bathrobes and toiletry kits. Kids menus are available and kids 6-12 eat half price off the regular menu at Wildflower. And at the gym there’s the RU READY fitness program for kids aged 7-17, designed to improve athletic skills in a variety of sports with specific drills and activities.
Sundial Boutique Hotel
Experience luxury on the mountainside at the Sundial Boutique Hotel, renowned for its exemplary personalized service and incomparable location right in the centre of town. This gorgeous all-suite accommodation reflects the natural ambiance of a west coast getaway, steps away from restaurants, shopping and night life where guests can indulge in Whistler’s good times. As a boutique hotel, Sundial is providing an artistic and entirely unique take on hotel experience and it’s something you’ve got to try for yourself. They provide access to a wide range of activities and amenities designed to make your trip special. And yes it is another great place for families with kids.