Whistler, BC Hotels
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Perched high in British Columbia’s Coastal Mountains, Whistler is a true four-season resort destination. Adventurous travelers will appreciate the many world-class snowboarding, alpine skiing, and hiking opportunities in winter. In summer, Whistler offers some of Canada’s best rafting, ziptrekking, kayaking, fishing, biking, and golfing. Travelers will find a wide array of accommodations to suit every budget, including stunning five-star luxury at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler and the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside; full-featured, affordable accommodations at Airbnb options; and more basic hostels like the Fireside Lodge.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Whistler, BC

Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
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4.7
4299 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
from $132
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
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4.5
4359 Main St, Whistler
from $92
Executive - The Inn at Whistler Village
Executive - The Inn at Whistler Village
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3.8
4250 Village Stroll, Whistler
from $88
Sundial Boutique Hotel
Sundial Boutique Hotel
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4.5
4340 Sundial Crescent, Whistler
from $123
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
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4.5
4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler
from $160
Horstman House by Whistler Premier
Horstman House by Whistler Premier
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4.3
4653 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
from $109
Whistler Cascade Lodge Hotel
Whistler Cascade Lodge Hotel
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3.9
4315 Northlands Boulevard, Whistler
from $103
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
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4.1
4050 Whistler Way, Whistler
from $120
The Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler
The Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler
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4.0
4899 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler
from $93
HI-Whistler
HI-Whistler
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4.0
1035 Legacy Way, Whistler
from $22
More About Whistler, BC Hotels...

Book a Cheap Hotel Midweek in April or May

As one of British Columbia’s most well-known outdoor playgrounds, Whistler is busy all year round. In April and May, the temperatures are comfortable and the ski crowds thin, so it's a great time to book a cheap hotel. Choose a mid-week stay for even more affordability. It's possible to save big on last-minute hotel bookings, but it’s important to beware of major festivals and sporting events, which can cause rates to go up.

As an upscale ski destination, budget hotels are in short supply and sell out fast. Economy hotel rates in Whistler start just below $100 nightly. The Whistler Premier - Village North and Aava Whistler Hotel are solid budget hotel options in this price range.

Find a Budget Hotel in Whistler Village

As Whistler is primarily a ski destination, the center of the action focuses on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and Whistler Village at their shared base. Therefore, budget travelers will find the best cheap hotel options away from the village center. Fortunately, the Whistler area is compact so active travelers can simply walk or rent a bike from any of the numerous outdoor rental shops around town. Many hotels also offer free shuttle buses to and from the base of the mountains.

Travelers looking to stay in the heart of the action can still find centrally located, budget friendly hotel options. The Listel Hotel Whistler is located in Whistler Village and has affordable off-season rates. Executive - The Inn at Whistler Village is a modern, lodge-inspired hotel ideal for budget travelers on a romantic getaway. Travelers seeking accommodations at a traditional hotel chain will love the Delta Whistler Village Suites. This renovated, three-star hotel is reasonably priced and only four blocks from the ski lifts.

Don’t Miss the World Record Breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

Beyond skiing and the typical outdoor adventures, there is so much more to see in and around Whistler. The unique PEAK 2 PEAK gondola is Whistler’s best sightseeing opportunity. Spanning nearly two miles and soaring 1,427 feet above the valley floor, it’s the world’s longest continuous lift system with unparalleled views of the area.

Lost Lake is another must-see attraction for active travelers. It has a beautiful, well-developed trail system for hiking and biking in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. Horstman House offers three-star accommodations ideally situated near Lost Lake for a reasonable price.

Board the SkyLynx Bus for the Cheapest Airport Transportation to Whistler

Most visitors to Whistler will arrive via Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Travelers primarily interested in convenience will no doubt want to rent a car at the airport counter. It’s worth noting that the Sea-to-Sky highway connecting Vancouver to Whistler is among the most beautiful and scenic drives in North America. Travelers interested in the most affordable transportation option, however, should look to the Whistler SkyLynx operated by Pacific Coach Lines. This bus line operates continuously from downtown Vancouver and the airport to Whistler Village with one-way fares starting at $72 plus tax.

Book Early to Secure a Cheap Hostel Stay

As a world-class ski destination, Whistler caters primarily to upscale visitors. Budget travelers looking for the cheapest accommodations will need to book early to secure a stay at one of the area’s few hostels. The University of British Columbia operates the UBC Whistler Lodge*, a 42-room hostel open to both students and the general public at varying rates. The Fireside Lodge is a clean and comfortable  hostel with some of the area’s lowest rates. Hostelling International’s HI-Whistler hostel is a modern, centrally located, and well-reviewed hostel with budget-friendly rates.

Airbnb Offers the Best Value with the Most Features and Amenities

For a small ski town, Whistler hosts a large number of Airbnb options. Travelers will find nightly rates comparable to the area’s mid-range hotels. Private rooms within walking distance to Whistler Village are available for decent nightly rates. Plus, many Airbnb options offer full-featured amenities and all the comforts of home. The Whistler Creekside Villa provides guests with a cozy, efficient, well-appointed home away from home. The aptly named Home Base, Whistler BC is a beautiful, secluded property with an open-plan lounge, kitchenette, and dining area plus a full bathroom available for a good price.

Find Whistler’s Best Travel Planning Information in a Dedicated Lonely Planet Guide

Travelers looking for a concise overview of things to do, things to know, and other travel planning essentials for a trip to Whistler should look to Lonely Planet’s British Columbia & Canadian Rockies. The guidebook’s British Columbia chapter is available as a single downloadable PDF (http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/ebooks/canada/british-columbia-canadian-rockies-6/british-columbia-canadian-rockies-british-columbia-6/) for only $4.95. For an excellent, online resource, HelloBC (http://www.hellobc.com/whistler.aspx) offers up-to-date listings of things to do, places to stay, travel deals, and more in and around Whistler.

As one of Canada’s premier outdoor destinations, Whistler offers a wealth of exciting year-round adventures. Travelers seeking the ultimate convenience should hire a rental car to travel to Whistler from Vancouver International Airport. Budget conscious travelers are better off going with the SkyLynx bus for the most affordable option. With a little advanced planning and a well-researched Airbnb stay, budget travelers can visit this stunning destination without breaking the bank.

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