One of our favourite places to escape to is Whistler. It’s even more beautiful in the winter during the holidays. There’s decorations everywhere, and if you are lucky you may get to see the village covered in snow. Now that we have two kids it is incredibly important to stay at a place that is very family friendly. We have several things that we look for right away before booking a hotel. These things would include checking to see if there are suites available with one or two bedrooms, are cribs provided, is there a fridge? The last time we stayed at Delta Whistler Village Suites was when we were first married, so it was nice to return with our daughters. We were instantly reminded why we liked staying at this hotel.
The staff go above and beyond to help you, their customer service is incredible. They were answering questions I had by email, phone, and Instagram well before our arrival. I inquired on one of their Instagram posts if I would be needed to pack a sled to make taking my daughter’s around the village easy. They informed me that the village paths are often kept clear and a stroller would do just fine. The night before we left, they promptly informed me that a snow storm was on its way through and the village paths were getting a major covering of snow. It was recommended I pack the sled.
We actually received a phone call while on the road that our room was ready and we could check in early to our room. This was a huge help to us. Having our daughter’s with us this time it was wonderful to get to check in upon arrival, and we arrived before the usual check in time, and get settled. We were able to unload our car, and get organized in the room. If your room is not ready just yet when you arrive, you can ask to park your car in the parking garage and go wander the village. It’s $30 to park yourself per night, or $35 per night to have the valet park for you.
The Delta has changed a lot since the last time we stayed there. In 2014 it underwent renovations, and you can definitely tell. The rooms have all been updated with a more modern, clean look. There is updated technology in the rooms. One feature I really appreciated was the SmartDesk that had all the connectors, and outlets I needed for my technology items right in front of me. No needing to duck under the desk, or pull out a side table in attempts of finding an outlet to use.
The view out our one bedroom suite was gorgeous! We woke up to the sun making the fresh snow outside sparkle. Our room was filled with a warm glow. At night time we were able to look out into the village of Whistler and take in all of the Christmas lights covering the trees and buildings outside. Having a separate bedroom was perfect for bedtime. We were able to stick to our bedtime routine for the girls. Getting both of them to bed in the room, but we were also able to stay up ourselves. No being forced into an early bedtime because the kids went to bed at 7:30!
The location of Delta Whistler Village Suites is great for families who are wanting to go to the outdoor ice rink, playground, and toboggan hill. These are just a couple minute walk away. The Delta is also within walking distance of several of our favourite eateries. While it is a little bit farther from the base of the mountain and the lifts than other hotels, it does not take long to walk there. Even with a preschooler dragging her feet a long the way.
The Delta is very family friendly in the fact that it makes sure kids are comfortable too. It caters to younger guests by providing baby items that may be needed such as a kid or baby proofing kit, “kids essential” activity packs, there are games, books, and other little activities for loan. If you as parents need a baby sitter because you want to go out for dinner one evening they can get that arranged for you through an outside baby sitting service. Just contact the front desk about that.
The one bedroom suite won us over with its roomy layout, large bathroom complete with a bathtub, full washer and dryer which is nice when babies are full of surprises. We used it again to dry out items after playing in the snow. With a full kitchen we were able to bring up food to prepare our own meals. This is important to us as we do not want to be eating out every single meal when we are away on vacation. We like saving a bit of money and making some of our own. There were all sorts of dishes, pots and pans, and utensils available to us in the kitchen.
The pool is outdoor but there is indoor access to it. There are also 3 outdoor hot tubs. Nothing beats sitting outside in the hot tub watching the snow fall. If you normally go to the gym when at home, there is a small fitness room available here. After you can go relax in the dry sauna to ease any pain in your muscles from working out, or from being on the mountain all day.
While The Delta is a bit up there in price, you will find that deals do pop up so keep an eye out for them if you are thinking of going up to Whistler soon. We were really pleased with our stay there, and it is definitely on our list of family friendly hotels. Next time we go up, we will be checking for availability here first!
Disclaimer: We were offered a discounted media rate at the Delta Whistler Village Suites in order to facilitate this review. All opinions about the hotel are my own. When booking a trip I encourage you to read current reviews that are available before doing so.