Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel

Whistler, Canada

The hotel

Summit Lodge is certainly doing something right — after all, happy travellers named it ‘Canada’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel’ at the World Ski Awards three years in a row. That’s partly down to its exclusive location, surrounded by Whistler Village’s après ski restaurant scene — although it holds its own in the dining stakes, with an upscale tapas joint and high-end sushi bar. It ticks off all those luxury ski resort musts too, including a deluxe spa; complimentary WiFi access; private outdoor patio with heated pool and hot tub; swanky suites with cosy fireplaces, soaking tubs, kitchenettes, and balconies with village or forest views; and even free summertime bike rental. But Summit Lodge also has a cheeky side, with fun flashes of hot pink, vivid turquoise, and electric purple giving a mischievous twist to your suite’s otherwise natural and neutral Canadian décor.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Ski
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located at the heart of Whistler’s Food District, a 5-minute stroll from the centre of Whistler Village. Transfer time from Vancouver Airport: 2 hours 15 minutes.

Hotel information

81 rooms. All with balcony, in-room temperature control, flat-screen TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, clock radio, coffee maker, kitchenette, dining table for two, fireplace, iron and board, hairdryer, full bathroom and bathrobes. Deluxe Studios with 1 queen-size bed and a a queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Executive Studios are more spacious and feature a dining table for four and extra storage space, with 1 king-size bed and a double sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Elements Urban Tapas Parlour (open for breakfast, lunch Mon-Fri and dinner). Sachi Sushi (open for lunch Tue-Fri and dinner). Room service*. Heated outdoor pool, sauna and hot tub. The Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa*. Complimentary bike hire and snowshoe rental. Laundry/dry cleaning service*.

*Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel for first-time visit to Whistler

Mar 29, 2020 leehH3967JP Basingstoke, United Kingdom

This was our first time to Whistler and needed somewhere a bit special that was conveniently located. Summit Lodge did not disappoint. The staff were welcoming and the extra little touches like free tea and coffee in the lobby - along with a sparkling wine reception one evening - really made a difference. The hotel provided a free shuttle to the… Read more
This was our first time to Whistler and needed somewhere a bit special that was conveniently located. Summit Lodge did not disappoint. The staff were welcoming and the extra little touches like free tea and coffee in the lobby - along with a sparkling wine reception one evening - really made a difference. The hotel provided a free shuttle to the Whistler Village lifts which only took about 5 minutes and was therefore never more than a 10-minute wait away, from directly in front of the hotel. Our driver, Pierre, was excellent - very friendly and helpful. We usually walked back to the hotel at the end of the day rather than get the shuttle. This would have only taken 10 minutes or so had we not stopped off at various bars in the village for après - something that is severely lacking on the slopes when compared to Europe. The hotel provided free storage for boards and skis. It is located on the lobby floor which makes it very convenient to pick up and drop off. The only disappointment was that they couldn't accommodate boots or poles, so these needed to be lugged to and from the room every day. The room was a good size and had a gas fire and a small balcony. Housekeeping was excellent - Amy deserves a special mention for looking after us so well and delighting us with her towel animal sculptures! The outdoor hot tub was a nice way to end the day's skiing before getting dressed and heading out to one of the many bars and restaurants within easy walking distance of the hotel. We once tried the tapas place - Elements, which is attached to the hotel - for breakfast. The food was excellent but probably wouldn't go there again as the service was very slow and the food was served up with a large portion of attitude from the waiter. All in all, a fantastic hotel that is fully-deserving of its #1 status. We would have no issue with staying here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible management and hospitality, lovely property

Mar 20, 2020 344aviv

We visited the night Whistler shut down due to COVID-19. And unfortunately, we actually didn't get to stay at the property. But in the worst times, we witnessed first hand what an incredible job the management did in handling this. When we checked in, they informed us about Whsitler closing and offered us a full refund if we wanted to cancel.… Read more
We visited the night Whistler shut down due to COVID-19. And unfortunately, we actually didn't get to stay at the property. But in the worst times, we witnessed first hand what an incredible job the management did in handling this. When we checked in, they informed us about Whsitler closing and offered us a full refund if we wanted to cancel. Over and above this, they offered us a chance to use the hotel for however long to freshen up and then leave if we chose to cancel. The property was kept immaculately clean with sanitizer and disinfectant. I was very impressed and hope that I get a chance to return at a different time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent place to stay in Whistler

Mar 17, 2020 384zacharyc Ottawa, Canada

We had a fabulous time at Summit Lodge for our recent ski vacation. The room was clean and tastefully appointed, and the kitchenette was perfect for our needs. The hotel distinguished itself with very good service and playful little touches like the "rent a fish" program. The ski storage and shuttle service were excellent and friendly. The hotel… Read more
We had a fabulous time at Summit Lodge for our recent ski vacation. The room was clean and tastefully appointed, and the kitchenette was perfect for our needs. The hotel distinguished itself with very good service and playful little touches like the "rent a fish" program. The ski storage and shuttle service were excellent and friendly. The hotel is very conveniently located in the north village, near the grocery store, several fabulous restaurants and other amenities. We were lucky to go just before global coronavirus travel restrictions came into effect. When our collective lives regain a sense of normalcy, please strongly consider booking here. Best wishes to the staff and owners in these challenging times. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay!

Mar 16, 2020 Pathfinder435771

Thanks to the entire staff at Summit Lodge! We had a wonderful time. Thanks to Pierre for his excellent shuttle service. You even picked us up at the bottom of the slope one day! I could not believe it. It was really appreciated. Thanks to the housekeeping team as well, such as Rikah. The room was always clean and felt like home. We will be… Read more
Thanks to the entire staff at Summit Lodge! We had a wonderful time. Thanks to Pierre for his excellent shuttle service. You even picked us up at the bottom of the slope one day! I could not believe it. It was really appreciated. Thanks to the housekeeping team as well, such as Rikah. The room was always clean and felt like home. We will be back this summer. Thanks! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Feel loved at Summit Lodge

Mar 16, 2020 JoseM185 Rustington, United Kingdom

We stayed at the Summit Lodge in Whistler during March’2020. Sadly our skiing holiday was cut short due the Coronavirus outbreak... The response from the hotel during this difficult time was very good and accommodating. The hotel and rooms are great, well maintained in all areas. Best of all - the staff indeed, who make you feel like you are a… Read more
We stayed at the Summit Lodge in Whistler during March’2020. Sadly our skiing holiday was cut short due the Coronavirus outbreak... The response from the hotel during this difficult time was very good and accommodating. The hotel and rooms are great, well maintained in all areas. Best of all - the staff indeed, who make you feel like you are a friend. Well deserved special mention to Pierre, the shuttle driver, always cheerful and happy to provide local info; and Amy, the lovely and super efficient room cleaner who left our room spotless and was always happy to talk. If I come back to Whistler I would love to be a guest here again. Best of luck during this difficult time to everyone! Read less