Oyster knows what travelers look for in hotels. When we review properties in person around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you're planning a vacation on a budget and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our expert top picks for value in Whistler and get inspired!
The upper-middle-range, 81-room Summit Lodge and Spa has a casual ambiance. Its large, bright rooms aren't stylish, but they do come with kitchenettes, fireplaces, balconies, and free Wi-Fi. Dogs are very welcome here (and can stay for free), and there's a small spa on-site offering Javanese-style treatments. The Lower Village location is a bit removed from the main tourist action; it's a short walk away from Whistler Village, and a shuttle bus ride or long walk away from the lifts, but the Summit Lodge & Spa offers great value for a 4-pearl hotel.
From the outside, the Aava Whistler Hotel looks like many other Whistler hotels -- Bavarian-style architecture, lots of exposed wood, and well-kept grounds with some greenery. On the inside, the 191 contemporary (but inexpensive) rooms come with quality linens, up-to-date technology (such as fee Wi-Fi), and stylish touches, . The location isn't ski-in, ski-out, but it's still convenient -- just a short walk to the restaurants, bars, and ski lifts in the Village -- and has plenty of on-site amenities, such as a small pool, a putting green, a sauna, and a casual restaurant.
This 98-room mid-range hotel was formerly a Best Western. Although it lacks the charm or character of some other Whistler hotels, it offers its guests convenience in multiple forms: free in-room amenities such as Wi-Fi, coffee, and mini-fridges; a great location that's just a street over from Whistler Village's main drag; and equipment storage for summer and winter sports. The continental breakfast, although basic and sometimes crowded, is another free perk. On the negative side, the rooms feel dated but overall, it's still a solid value pick.