Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
Located in the heart of Whistler Village, steps away from shops, dining and nightlife
The Adara Hotel is located in the heart of Whistler Village, putting dining, shopping, nightlife and outdoor activities steps away. The hotel does face the central part of the square, meaning that views are lousy when compared with those at other hotels in the area.
Development in the late 1900s built this tiny logging town -- once known as "Alta Lake" -- into a full-scale ski resort area. Whistler hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, is considered the top skiing destination on the continent.
This 41-room boutique is one of the smallest (and most intimate) hotels in the area, and has a central location in Whistler Village. The rooms are among Whistler's most stylish (if a little dark and narrow), with mod furniture, and cool touches such as photo prints on pine, and chrome antelope heads. But a few details didn't stand up to close inspection: the dinged-up loft stair handrail, mysteriously spotted PlayStation 3 controller, and grimy showerhead. The prison-like balconies, small covered pool, and other missed-mark attempts at hip can make this a tough sell with so many surrounding options.