The Absolute Best Whistler Hotels for Families

Whether you want ski-in, ski-out, or a hotel pool with a view, here are six of the best Whistler hotels for families to stay and play this season.

Whether you want to ski-in and ski-out or are looking for the best family hotel pool in the village, the resort community of Whistler, British Columbia, has accommodation options for every family’s taste and budget. Our family has stayed in many of Whistler’s most fabulous hotel properties, and each one has its own charm and advantages. Here are six of the best Whistler hotels for families to stay and play at any time of year.

whistler hotels for families

The Best Whistler Hotels for Families

It’s important to note that all the properties listed here, and all accommodations in Whistler have instituted special health and wellness policies in accordance with government regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19. In most Whistler accommodations, wearing a mask on-premise is mandatory. There are sanitation stations throughout hotels, including in elevators and in hotel restaurants. Many hotels are restricting the number of guests in elevators at any one time, and reducing housekeeping during guest stays. Guests will have to reserve spots to use the fitness centers, gyms and pool facilities through reservation systems that can be accessed from smartphones. While this can be frustrating, it’s the only way to ensure everyone can access popular spots around the hotel in a safe manner.

Whistler Luxury Hotel Properties


Confession: The Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre is one of our family’s favorite hotels in Whistler. Pan Pacific has two hotel properties in Whistler (the other hotel is the Mountainside at the base of Whistler), but Whistler Village Centre is slightly off of the main stage, and therefore a bit quieter and more suited for families. It feels like a boutique hotel – intimate and close to all amenities. The family-sized suites include a full kitchen, dining area and spacious rooms for kids and gear.

The Village Centre is the only hotel in the village that includes a full, hot European Breakfast for all guests. Served between 7-10 AM, the breakfast buffet is outstanding, featuring baked goods, hot and cold items, drinks, juices, fruit and yoghurt. It’s the perfect start to any successful ski day, especially when they serve maple syrup whipped cream – to die for delicious!

For après, the Pan Pacific hotel offers a cosy hot chocolate and cookie tea-time. It’s a lovely way to end the day and begin the evening. There’s a good-sized, heated outdoor pool and hot tub with outstanding views of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

It’s just a 5 minute walk to collect your ski gear at the complimentary ski valet at Pan Pacific Mountainside, located at the base of Blackcomb.

whistler hotels for families
A pool with a view at Pan Pacific Village Centre (Credit: C Laroye)

Whistler Rating: 4.5 Stars   Travelling Mom Rating: 5 Stars

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The Four Seasons Resort and Residences is a gorgeous luxury getaway in the heart of Whistler’s Upper Village. Rooms are generously sized, with large, five-piece bathrooms and lots of closet space. There’s even a pet valet service that brings a special dog pillow and treats for your pooch. My husband really appreciated the complimentary do-it-yourself latté machine in the main lobby in the morning. The outdoor heated outdoor pool is expansive, and there’s a steam room in each change area, as well as a spa.

The ski concierge at the base of Blackcomb mountain will save you time and effort schlepping gear to and from this slope side hotel. The helpful concierge staff kit everyone out for the day, and will have hot chocolate & cookies waiting for you upon your return from the slopes, which are a short walk from the hotel.

The main Whistler village is a forested, ten minute walk, or a quick shuttle bus ride. The hotel’s breakfast buffet is generous, with lots of delicious hot and cold items. As extensive as it was, we did find it a bit on the pricey side.

If staying during the summer season, inquire about the Porsche Driving Adventure. Guides with luxury Cayenne SUVs pick up participants from the Four Seasons Lobby. Driving into the backcountry of the Callahan Valley north of Whistler is an experience you’ll never forget.

 Whistler Rating: 5 Stars   Travelling Mom Rating: 4.5 Stars

best whistler hotels for families
Pool side looking back towards the Four Seasons Resort. (Credit: John Sutton, Four Seasons)

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The HIlton Whistler Resort & Spa is in the heart of Village action near many shops and restaurants. My youngest son loves the HIlton for its great location and vibe – it’s busy and bustling with skiers, other kids, and fun activity. The rooms are large and spacious, with up to three-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens. Large or extended families can also opt for connecting rooms so there’s space for everyone.

The outdoor pool and hot tub have great views of the mountains, especially at night. There’s complimentary ski valet storage for guests on your way to and from the gondolas, which are practically at your doorstep, you’re that close.

Whistler Rating: 4.5 Stars   Travelling Mom Rating: 4.5 Stars


The Westin Resort & Spa is another fantastic, family-friendly hotel property in the heart of Whistler Village. It’s got one of the best locations near the Whistler ski school check in and steps from the Whistler Mountain Gondola. This all-suite hotel features comfortable and spacious rooms with full kitchens, an elevated outdoor pool (with small indoor section) and hot tub, gym area, spa and steam room. The staff are super-friendly, and Westin has a Dog Program that includes amenities such as a Heavenly DogBed. This is not a small detail.

I swear by the (human version) Westin Heavenly Beds. They are just so comfortable, and we always enjoy a great night’s sleep on them. There is a ski valet service, but there is a daily charge of $9/day/set of skis, up to $27 per day. Do what we did and lock them in your car’s ski box, unless you have Pro ski gear and want them properly stored and secured.

Whistler Rating: 4.5 Stars   Travelling Mom Rating: 4.5 Stars

Creekside Condo Apartment


If a stay at Legends in Whistler Creekside feels different, it’s for two reasons. One, it’s actually a condominium-style lodge, with apartments that can be bought or rented. And two, it’s ski-in, ski-out at Whistler Creekside, which is south of the main Village. Creekside has great restaurants and cafes, and convenient access to the Creekside gondola, ski school and Whistler ski programs.

The Legends property has a heated outdoor pool with two hot tubs (one family-specific), as well as games and media rooms. The staff is friendly, and parking is included. The spacious suites feature full kitchen and washer dryer laundry closet, which is exceptionally handy if staying for an entire week. The suites feel like a home away from home. A short 5-minute drive brings you into the main Village.

Whistler Rating: 4-Star Hotel   Travelling Mom Rating: 4 Stars

Whether you want ski-in, ski-out, or a hotel pool with a view, here are six of the best Whistler hotels for families to stay and play this season.
Legends in Creekside (Credit: Mike Crane, Tourism Whistler)

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Whistler Budget Hotels


The  Aava Whistler Hotel is a well-appointed, contemporary hotel that is conveniently located just on the edge of Whistler Village Centre. It’s close to all the village amenities and people-watching action. Rooms are clean, if a bit snug for a family of four, with queen beds, sofa-beds and a basic bathroom. Amenities include ski lockers, and a small heated outdoor pool and hot tub. The hotel is quite affordable by Whistler standards, and the staff is always friendly and accommodating. With just a 5 minute walk, you’re at Whistler mountain gondola.

Whistler Rating: 4 Stars   Travelling Mom Rating: 3 Stars

No matter if you want ski-in, ski-out, or a hotel pool with a view, here are six of the best Whistler hotels for families to stay and play this ski season.
Aava Hotel at dusk (Credit: Mike Crane, Tourism Whistler)

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Feature photo: Westin Resort. Credit: Tourism Whistler

Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. The Travelling Mom visited the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre and the Four Seasons Resort Whistler courtesy of Tourism Whistler and the hotels. As always, our opinions are honest and our own.





11 thoughts on “The Absolute Best Whistler Hotels for Families”

  1. Hi! Any insight into the Summit Lodge Hotel? Trying to decide between Four Seasons, Fairmont and Summit Lodge for our first time in Whistler w/ our 16 month old daughter.

    1. Hi Lyndsay, The Four Seasons and Fairmont are beautiful, luxury hotels. I’m sure you’d be happy in either one. Summit looks to be beautiful and has the advantage of having the comforts of home, i.e. kitchen, lounge area. Not that you want to cook on holiday, but it’s great to have that option, especially at breakfast time with you wee one. 🙂 When will you be traveling to Whistler?

  2. Love your page and came across it while planning our first trip to Whistler with our 16 month old daughter (traveling from Los Angeles). I came across the Summit Lodge Hotel and thought it looked like a great potential with its charm and small feel. Have you ever stayed here or have any insight into it?

    I’ve also heard the walk into the village is a bit rough with a stroller from Four Seasons – any idea if this is may be the case?

    1. Hi Lyndsay, Thanks for your comment. I think Summit Village Lodge would meet your needs. It’s recently refurbished and has a kitchen which is great when traveling with kids. I haven’t stayed there but it looks lovely. Note that the Upper Village is about an easy 10 minute walk to the main village. I don’t think you’ll have any issue with a stroller on the Village Walk, it’s a paved pathway and a beautiful walk in either direction.

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