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“#17 The Gables”
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The Gables
Reviewed 1 February 2013

I think the management company/owner have read these reviews and taken positive action as we couldn't fault 17 The Gables. Eight of us have just come back from a two week stay there and could quite happily stayed there a couple more. We are eight friends, a mix of couples of singles, and the bed arrangements suited us fine.

There's plenty of space on the very comfortable sofas in the lounge area (I think recently changed reading other reviews), and a great sized dining table for breakfast / dinner and good wifi speeds on every floor.

When not eating out in Whistler we cooked at the house and didn't have any problems with a lack of utensils, or cooker etc. The washing machine & dryer came in very handy too.

You might expect with so many people in one house those up earliest in the morning or to bed latest at night would disturb others but fortunately not here.

When on a ski trip, the most important things are easy access to the lifts, some where comfy to relax after the slopes and a decent shower. Our accommodation reigned supreme on all 3 counts.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

I stayed in unit 39 with my girlfriend and had friends in the apartment just above us (45 I think).

Each unit has differing decor and design so I can only comment on the two I experienced. I agree with the point that a number of reviewers have made about it being slightly dated, but in some ways this added to the charm. Our unit had a bit of a 70's theme but the place was extremely clean and and comfortable. It came with a kitchen, washing machine & tuble dryer, living room with a fire that we used every night and boot room facilities.

As we were there over new year, it was a lot of fun to be able to host dinner and drinks parties, or just relax infront of the TV.
A short walk across the river and over the road and you're in the centre of town with access to all the best restaurants and bars.

Checkout was a little frustrating as we wanted to ski on our last day which meant getting a taxi to the Glacier Lodge in our kit, dropping our bags off, getting a taxi back to the slopes and then a bus transfer back to the Glacier Lodge to pick up our bags at the end of the day (although they do offer shower and changing facilities). This was a small point relative to the fantastic 8 days we had.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

We stayed here in the summer. Great location. Close to both lifts, biking trails and coffee shops. Very quiet. Great parking for 2 cars. Nice finishings and decor. Has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Owner is very accommodating. Check in super easy. Suite can get a little hot on warm summer days. Big screened patio doors help and nights are usually cool in Whistler.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

We stayed on a recent weekend and found it to be a very nice location. We were just outside the bustle of Whistler Village but a very short and scenic walk to it via a nice trail and over the bridge. Whistler weather in June is dicey so we had two soso days and one day of steady rain. That made the location close to the Village just great. The place was clean - no complaints there but, as others have mentioned, it hasn't been updated in awhile. But our one bedroom was good for the money - under $300 for two nights, including taxes and fees and one parking space was free which otherwise can cost a chunk of money in Whistler. Odd to have a 22-inch TV set these days but the flat screen worked fine. Check in was at another resort - the Aspens. Seems like different reviewers have had to deal with different locations for checkins and though it was difficult. It was an efficient process for us though we weren't there for skiing and we arrived at a reasonable hour. We would stay here again if the price remains reasonable.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We visited the gables in april for a weekend, the townhouse we stayed in was number 17, its clean but there were a couple of things that could have been better, first off our unit slept 9 and there is only parking for one we tryed paying extra for more but we were to to find a public lot, second its a little dated for the price, this unit could have used a few reno's. The whirlpool tub started leeking a lot of water out of thr roof when the pump was turned on. And a bbq on the deck would have been nice. Oh and the 22 inch tv in the living room is a joke.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Dave_Mitchell_WP, Front Office Manager at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2013

Thank you for posting a review of your stay at The Gables #17 with Whistler Premier. We hope you had a good time while visiting Whistler. Your concerns regarding the state of the unit were forwarded along to our property manager and owner. Unfortunately there is only 1 parking stall per unit and no visitor parking at the complex which we understand can be a bit of an inconvenience.

We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 19 April 2012

We stayed in The Gables #9. In The Gables this location is closest to the lifts (and the road) and you can hear the road noise quite easily, but that's not that big of a deal. I love this place for it's location. You can easily walk to Whistler or Blackcomb.

Overall, the place is serviceable, but fairly run down and not well appointed. However, thanks to my wife, there are now more utensils and dishes. It could still use more cookware to help you avoid the expensive (and not that great) restaurant food. The sliding door to the washer/dryer is broken and off the hinges and one of the upstairs closets also has a similar problem. The upstairs bathroom doesn't have a stopper for the sink. These are the kinds of little things that are minor annoyances, but should really be dealt with since you pay dearly for the location. Their Wi-Fi works fine.

What I loved about the place is that there is an upstairs bedroom with a queen bed and a downstairs "den" that is really a bedrooom without a closet. That worked great for us with a 3 year old (in a crib upstairs from Babies on the Go (or somesuch)) upstairs and the 10 year old downstairs.

We stayed at The Gables in 2007 closer to the trail that crosses the river. That makes you feel more like you are in a secluded setting with the trees and the river, but does make for a slightly longer walk to the lifts. I think I prefer the units farther from the road.

As others have said, check-in/out is a pain if you don't plan ahead. This time (unlike the first time) we arranged for a transfer from the bus (Perimeter Bus) to the condo. Otherwise you schlepp your stuff from the Blackcomb lodge or waste time arranging a very short cab ride.

Bottom line, if you are fussy about little details, look for another place. However, if you like convenience, this is a good place to consider.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stayed at Unit 9. Check in is a bit of a challenge at Blackcomb Lodge which is not easy to find for the Whistler uninitiated. The location is a short walk to skiing (5 min or so to either base) and this is the best feature of the unit- but not ski in or out. There are no additional features such as a pool or hot tub.

The unit was ok but definitely tired & dated. There were doors missing from bathroom cupboards, from closets and mold on the main bathroom ceiling. The bathroom fixtures were very dated and falling apart (the shower door, handles on the very dated and small "whirl pool tub" and cracked fixtures in the powder room). The shower/bathtub is actually difficult to get in & out. The main bedroom was reasonable & comfortable but the second was very small & claustrophobic with no window and an uncomfortable bed.

The kitchen was reasonably appointed but very second rate and limited utensils, pots & pans & cutlery. It would be a small investment to remedy this.

Parking is a little bit of a hike from the unit (although not unreasonable).

Overall I was disappointed as a middle aged professional and would seek other accommodation or our next Whistler visit.


Stayed: March 2012
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Address: 4510 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Whistler
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Business Centre with Internet Access Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #19 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Whistler
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gables 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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