We were looking for a last minute rental over the 2011 US Thanksgiving weekend and ended up staying in unit 207 at Greystone. This year (2012) we came to Whistler for the same weekend again, and chose to stay at the exact same place.
After reading the negative review below I find it necessary to say that before choosing to stay at a place like Greystone one needs to understand the difference between a condo hotel, which Greystone is, and a full service hotel, like Hilton or Four Seasons, which Greystone is not. You do not get a full service desk, daily room service, a restaurant, a souvenir shop or a pool with sauna here (although there is a hot tub), what you do get instead is spacious condo style accommodations (size might vary) with everything you need for a comfortable stay at a very reasonable price, with helpful service when you need it (we didn't end up needing anything either time as the unit had everything we needed). In short, staying in a condo hotel is more like renting a fully furnished hotel style appointed apartment for a few days. We had a two-bedroom/two bathroom unit in a great condition at half the cost of what our friends staying at the Four Seasons next door (a 5 minute walk) were paying for their room about 1/3 the size of what we had.
Since each unit in a condo hotel is individually own and decorated (Acer Vacations only provides general reservation and maintenance service at Greystone), and may differ in size, layout and furnishings, you should always check the actual pictures, layout and description of the unit you are reserving, as this is exactly what you will be getting here compared to _an_ available room/suite of _the_ type you reserved you’d be staying in at a regular hotel. Our unit looked spacious, spotless and well appointed on the pictures, and that’s exactly what it was in real life.
There is nothing wrong with Greystone’s location either. Yes, it is in the so called Upper Village, which is just a quieter part of Whistler a bit away (about 15-20 minutes on foot, or a few minutes by frequently running public shuttle, or by car, if you are so inclined) from all the hustle and bustle of Main Village where all the shops and restaurants and whatever night life Whistler provides are (and where you should be staying if you want a watering hole within 1 minute crawl from your door), yet it is still only a couple of minutes away from the nearest lift.
In short, we had a great stay at Greystone both times we've been there, and will likely stay here again when we come to Whistler – our type likes certainty in life. Don’t know what else I could add to this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Greystone Lodge provides some of the finest affordable family oriented ski-in ski-out accommodations Whistler Canada. Greystone Lodge is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain next to the Wizard Express and Magic Chair lifts. A boutique style condo complex with only 50 units makes Greystone Lodge one of the smaller vacation rental locations in the Benchlands neighbourhood in Whistler. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Greystone Hotel Whistler