Summit Lodge & Spa

Star Travel Rating

4/5

Review type

Accommodation

Location

Date of travel

Jun, 2014

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Travelled with

Wife

Reasons for trip

Culture / Sightseeing

Summit Lodge can be found in the perfect location in Whistler. The room (423) was very well equipped with some wonderful mountain views. You have a large microwave, fridge & hob together with sufficient utensils to service 4 people. There was a frying pan, which was a little warped but fully serviceable, 1 large pan & several glass dishes for the microwave. Tea & coffee was replenished most days (I think they missed 2) the coffee was delightful as you have a coffee machine, you can purchase extra if you require them. We managed to cook a variety of meals from salmon to steaks. There are numerous restaurants all within walking distance catering for every choice, but remember the portions are on the large size but are excellent value for money. The room not only has a table & two chairs but also a two seat sofa, also lots of cupboard space for hanging clothes together with an iron & ironing board. The rooms have individual heating controls so it was very to keep cool. It can be a little noisy at night if you leave the window or door open. The bed was not very comfortable at all sad to say. The hotel states that all mattresses are Sealy, I couldn’t find a name on ours but then again it was a little tired!! The shower on the other hand was excellent, over the bath but not too high that you had to struggle. In fact the best we have had for a while. Lovely bath towels but unfortunately the head towels were not big enough for the wife to wrap around her head!!! Bathrobes were also supplied although we did cause some confusion when after a week we asked for clean ones, eventually ending up with 4 instead of 2! An excellent plus after a long journey is that you can pre order bread, milk etc online before you travel, sadly no butter though. It was more expensive than at the supermarket but so nice & very tasty! The supermarket is only about 4-5 minutes away. You go out of the main door, cross the road, go down the short walkway turn left and you are there. There is large selection of goods including cooked chicken, soups, sandwiches fresh fish & meat everything you will need. The main disappointment for us about this hotel was the fact it was a doggy hotel. We love dogs & didn’t think this would be an issue however unlike hotels in this country where there maybe one or two, here there were several. Again no real issue they were all fine, however we did object to sleeping in a kennel as sadly that is what the room smelt like. We stayed for two weeks in Whistler which for us was a mistake, if you are a thrill seeker love biking, bungee jumping etc then this is for your. If you just like the hiking or gentle strolls then one week is sufficient. There are several lovely short walks to different lakes & of course the Peak to Peak Gondola which is not to be missed. There is a Greyhound bus station again just a short walk away where you can get to Sqaumish or Pemberton. There is a mine & railway museum at Squamish & at Pemberton a little museum of old buildings. Both are lovely bus journeys & take less than hour (tickets are purchased at the tourist information & if you book a couple of days in advance are cheaper!) Would I use this hotel again? not really sure. It was certainly as I have said in a great location but the smell of dogs was definitely a huge no for us. Maybe a new mattress & a dog free room then the answer would be yes. As for Whistler itself it is a must see maybe two centre it with Vancouver Island would be a better option.

Judith Lightfoot

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