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“great stay outside of the village”
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First Tracks Lodge
Ranked #12 of 49 Hotels in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“great stay outside of the village”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Beautiful amenities, spacious rooms, and a great, quiet location that is still conveniently close to the village, without having to deal with the noise and busyness of the village. We rode our bikes using the Valley Trail to and from Creekside to the Village, which was about an easy 15 minute ride (one-way). Highly recommend a walk or a ride along the Valley Trail as it leads to many lakes and lovely beaches/grassy parks. Can't wait to come back for a stay during ski season as First Tracks is right at the base of the gondola. Front desk service was always very helpful as well.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Ovations, Director of Sales at First Tracks Lodge, responded to this review, 15 September 2011
Thank you for your wonderful remarks and for your recent stay. We could not have said it better ourselves, so thank you for being such a great ambassador for First Tracks Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime this winter!
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North Vancouver, BC Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2011

We were looking for a two day/ one night get away to Whistler this summer and didn't want to pay an arm and leg to stay at a reasonable hotel. After reading much of the reviews, we decided to to give this hotel a try. WOW! a very pleasant surprise. The receptionist was very friendly, even helped us with a great restaurant recommendation (Alta Bistro - a must try). The one bedroom suite was spacious with updated amenities, great decor ( a home away from home and more), even heated floors, separate shower stall and jacuzzi tub. All for $140 per night and it included parking (which can be upwards of $20 at other hotels).

Yes, it is located at Creekside, so if you prefer the hustle, bustle and noise stay at the Village but for peace and quite at night stay here. One tip - on Monday nights the band plays at the Dusty's Pub, so may want to request a mountain facing room to avoid some of that noise.

We enjoyed our stay and will be staying there on our next visit as well.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Ovations, Director of Sales at First Tracks Lodge, responded to this review, 31 August 2011
Thank you for your positive feedback and for choosing to stay at First Tracks Lodge. Your comments have been shared with the rest of our team, as it is reviews like yours that make all our staff proud of the place we work. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you and your family back again soon.
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

Beautiful property. Great rooms. Clean, spacious and well-appointed. Pool area nice and warm. Traveling with a 9 yr and 12 yr old. And totally met our needs. First rate all the way.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

First Tracks was one of our best lodging experiences on our trip through Oregon, Wash. and British Columbia. We loved that we were not in Whistler Village, though the Village was quite close, a few minutes by car. Many rode bikes or walked there. It did have it's own small shopping and eating area. There were lifts behind our unit, which must be convenient during the winter months.

But the best part were the accommodations. Spotlessly clean and beautifully appointed, they slept more like a home than a condo or hotel. We had a 3 bedroom unit- 2 master suites and another full bathroom and bedroom, as well as a table that sat 10, 3 beautiful flat screens, balconies, and a fully equipped ultra modern kitchen. Granite throughout, unbelievable closet space, heated bathroom floors, jacuzzi tub, lovely furniture, wonderful lobby area, secured parking, and great pool and spa, not to mention workout room and sauna. This place was amazing. And quiet!

The girl who helped me was wonderful on the phone, and great in person. When I called with a question, she answered the phone "Hello Mrs. ______, how can I help you?" That is personal service, and that makes you feel special. Not one bad thing, and that says a lot when you've stayed in many different hotels over the course of a trip!

Room Tip: The rooms were spacious with either queen or king beds, and there is a sofa bed in the living room.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Ovations, Director of Sales at First Tracks Lodge, responded to this review, 10 August 2011
Thank you for your wonderful feedback and for choosing to stay at First Tracks Lodge. We look forward to the opoortunity of welcoming you back again sometime soon.
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

We stayed at First Tracks over the August long weekend and had a great experience! We had a one bedroom and den. The room was very spacious, clean and well kept. We have previously stayed at the Fairmount Hotel in the Village and found this to be a MUCH better place. We read reviews that the pub across the street was loud, and we were nervous upon check in because there was a BBQ cook off that weekend in the square in front of the pub, but we never heard a thing in our bedroom.
The kitchen was very nice and it was great to have two bathrooms! I would highly recommend and we will be back again!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2011

We specifically chose this resort for its non-Village location as I knew we would prefer the quiet. We loved everything! Loved the underground parking with key card access and the carts for luggage. Our room was #301 and overlooked the pool. The 2 bedroom unit was spacious and luxurious with nice finishings, furnishings, space for everyone and even heated floors! The pool and hot tubs were warm and the resort overall was very nicely maintained. It's a short walk across a small bridge to get to a Starbucks, bank, Subway, and grocery store. The grocery store was small but had a good selection with fair prices. Next time we are in Whistler we will be coming straight to First Tracks Lodge! Only 2 miles to the Village and all that offers, but we loved the peace and quiet of returning to our room at Creekside!

Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2011

I decided to stay in Creekside!! (cab rides to the village or back are $11+tip). I like to spend lots of time in the Village so wasn't sure of being this far away. But, it all worked out just fine!
The accommodations themselves are simply beautiful. The design, layout and styling of the lobby area and condo unit was awesome, and the SIZE of the unit was even more awesome. The 2-bdrm with a pullout couch actually ended up being a 3-bdrm really, and we had soooo much more room than we ever anticipated. The banquet-style dining room area was perfect for our birthday dinner on Saturday night with the Canucks game, and the HUGE kitchen with premium appliances was great! Two days spent in the rare hot sun at the pool couldn't have been better - awesome pool and hot tub deck, with big barbecues available. (Workout facilities, too, looked great!)
Check-in and check-out, although done at a different hotel around the corner, was super quick and easy. Staff encountered were great; friendly, professional, but laid-back at the same time. I had called ahead to arrange a cot in our room, and to arrange for someone other than me to be checking in, and both of these issues were taken care of without a problem.
Perfect getaway. Two bedroom could easily accommodate two families. We will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: First Tracks Lodge
Address: 2202 Gondola Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B2, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Whistler
#5 Romantic Hotel in Whistler
#6 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Whistler
#13 Business Hotel in Whistler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — First Tracks Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located ski-in, ski-out at the base of Whistler Mountain in Whistler Creekside, First Tracks Lodge is an upscale, condo style hotel. This all suite hotel features suites ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. Each suite offers a full kitchen with upscale appliances and granite counter tops, a living area with a gas fireplace, private balconies and one full bathroom per bedroom. This property truly offers all of the comforts of home in a most convenient location. In addition, the Creekside Village is just steps away providing convenient access to a grocery store, liquor store, ski and board rentals, Whistler kids programs as well as a few coffee shops and eateries. ... more   less 
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