At the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, your comfort and satisfaction come first. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities.
Cathy and I recently headed inland for a five-night break at Whistler. The village was vibrant with activity and lots of skiing, and we opted to stay at the Four Seasons Resort.
Just a 15-minute walk from the Upper Village, the hotel offers a far calmer atmosphere than the lively hubbub of Whistler Village. The bucolic joys of Lost Lake with its hikes, trails and striking views are just a few minutes’ walk away, as is the fascinating Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre which offers a superb chance to learn more of the area’s First Nations.
This is Whistler’s top luxury property, and it’s worth the splurge, whether it’s your first stay or you have visited many times.
The Four Seasons is a classic Whistler hotel: sophisticated yet also rooted in the outdoors, with lots of wood and stone, and cozy chairs where you can laze in front of the fireplace.
The legendary Four Seasons service is at play here, meaning check-in is a breeze and served up with a smile. We were greeted by the Client Services Manager, Evan, who advised us of our room upgrade (a pleasant and welcome surprise) and all the complimentary activities that the resort offers its guests.
From your arrival to your departure, the welcoming staff appear to be on a mission to make your life as stress-free as possible, with every request answered with a smile.
Winter season brings a ski concierge who stores guests’ gear and greet them with hot chocolate after a day on the slopes. Despite the frankly eye-popping rate rise over peak winter ski season, the Four Seasons still offers up a full raft of complimentary extras: tastings of British Columbia wine, daily s’mores-toasting campfire sessions, a shuttle service to Whistler Village and Mercedes Benz car service for trips to the nearby spa or Whistler Sliding Centre.
All 273 of the spacious rooms include gas fireplaces and balconies, and many feature those unforgettable mountain views. Dark woods and neutral tones feel soothing after a long day of outdoor adventuring, and there are plenty of plaid throws to curl up in. Large walk-in closets are perfect for stowing ski gear. And—oh, those beds. Definitely some of the most comfortable we have ever slept in.
Word of warning: save room to stow the L’Occitane bath products in your suitcase, as they’re far too lovely to leave behind.
The SIDECUT restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner.
We dined here on the second night and must say it was awesome. We were greeted by Deepesh, the Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, who took care of our every need. I also witnessed him graciously attend to all the other diners in the restaurant throughout the night.
At night, although the menu leans towards fine dining, it’s still a relaxed casual atmosphere with friendly staff working to make the meal memorable for all the right reasons. Famous for their modern take on steakhouse classics, dive into finest Albertan rib-eye or try lighter local steelhead salmon. Don’t miss out on the impossibly fluffy rosemary and potato loaf with maple and fleur de sel butter that comes with dinner.
This is essentially the hotel bar. With a vibrant, welcoming space reminiscent of your uncle’s cabin, the Braidwood Tavern serves top-quality American fare paired with a lively cocktail menu and craft beer selections from the best micro-breweries across the Sea-to-Sky region. We enjoyed a casual meal here one night and had a great time.
Spa and Gym
There’s a lovely spa with a signature Canadian maple syrup–and–brown sugar scrub, as well as a year-round outdoor heated pool. Although the Four Seasons isn’t in Whistler’s main Village, a frequent and efficient shuttle service (as well as a private driver) can whisk you back and forth whenever you desire. It’s also within strolling distance of the Village’s shops and restaurants.
I must admit that I am not a huge gym fan, but OMG the gym here even had me tempted to work out! It’s huge but not intimidating, Peloton bikes and Schwinn spin cycles abound. It’s definitely the best I have ever seen in a hotel/resort.
Frankly at the end of five nights we simply didn’t want to leave. We will return in the summer for cycling for certain.
Highly recommend, and we place this resort in our top 10 in the world!
For Andrew, travel is so much more than just learning history or taking photos. Rather, the value of travel is witnessing a lifestyle, bonding with locals, and gaining rich cultural experiences. That’s why he founded the Luxury Wanderer; a place to share itineraries, offer advice, swap stories, and foster a like-minded community of curious travellers.