The Best Hotels in Whistler for Families

This post is for anyone who’s planning their family vacations in BC; a visit to Whistler with kids is an absolute must. I’ll cover when to visit Whistler, how to get to Whistler, and the best hotels in Whistler for families to suit any budget. Find out where to stay in Whistler for your next family trip!

Whistler Blackcomb may be the ultimate destination for hardcore skiers and snowboarders, but it’s also an amazing place for families. We’ve been going to Whistler for the past four years now, and each time we visit it’s a completely different experience.

There are plenty of things to do in Whistler with kids – read our post to find out why we spend our winter and spring break vacations in Whistler, Blackcomb. And, if you need a guidebook, we recommend this one of Vancouver & Whistler by Moon Guides.

When to Visit Whistler

Before deciding to go to Whistler, do some research. Snow conditions are best between late January and mid-February, if you’re REALLY into skiing. The resort is comprised of two adjacent mountains which are connected by the Peak to Peak gondola.

Its 8,100 acres of terrain receive an annual average of 360 inches of snow, and are divided into 15% beginner, 55% intermediate, 15% advanced and 15% expert trails. Since my kids are novice skiers, this year we visited at the end of March, to avoid a lot of the hardcore ski enthusiasts.

How to get to Whistler

We booked transportation from Vancouver airport directly to our AirBnB rental (click here to get $25 off your first AirBnb rental) in Whistler through Pacific Coach. The bus ride to Whistler Village was roughly 2 hours since the weather was nice and clear. Add another hour if conditions are bad. An adult ticket will cost you $55 and $25 per child, which was not bad considering the length of the route. There is WIFI on board and they also give discounts if you travel with more than 4 in your group. Whistler is a very pedestrian-friendly city, so you really don’t need to rent a car when you get there.

If you’re in Vancouver, you can book your bus ride from downtown Vancouver to Whistler below:

The Best Hotels in Whistler for Families

One of the biggest to-dos of planning a family trip to Whistler is figuring out where to stay. There are 100s of hotels in Whistler, but not every one of them is family-friendly. Wondering what’s the best place to stay in Whistler, Blackcomb? Here’s a list of our favorite kid-friendly hotels in Whistler and alternative Whistler family accommodations that’s guaranteed to fit any family travel budget.

Every time we visit Whistler, we pick a new accommodation to stay at, so we can get a feel for the place, and of course recommend a larger selection of places to suit every budget.

Budget Whistler Accommodations

Accommodation NameCheck Prices
AirBnBGet $25 off your first AirBnB booking
Blackcomb LodgeClick here to check the latest prices
Whistler Village Inn & SuitesCheck the latest rates & availability
Coast Blackcomb SuitesCheck the latest rates & availability

In the past we’ve used Airbnb (click here to get $25 off your first booking) which gives us the opportunity to go to the grocery store and cook our own meals. It’s a great option if you’re on a budget.

Other budget hotel recommendations: Blackcomb Lodge, Whistler Village Inn & Suites, Coast Blackcomb Suites

Mid-Range Whistler Hotel: Aava Whistler Hotel

Hotel NameStar RatingCheck Prices
Aava Whistler Hotel***Click to find the latest prices & availability
Summit Lodge****Click to find the latest prices & availability
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside****Click here to check the latest prices

The Aava Whistler Hotel is located just minutes away from Whistler Stroll in the heart of the charming Whistler Village. The location is very convenient and you’re able to get up in the mornings and walk over to the ski lifts. They have junior suites and if you’re a larger family traveling together, two bedroom suites to suit your travel needs. Bonus points for being a dog-friendly hotel in Whistler!

Other recommendations: Summit Lodge, Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside

High End Whistler Hotel: Four Seasons Whistler

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What was waiting inside for us 🙂
Hotel NameStar RatingCheck Prices
Four Seasons Whistler*****Click to find the latest prices & availability
Fairmont Chateau Whistler*****Click to find the latest prices & availability
Westin Resort & Spa Whistler****Click here to check the latest prices

On one of our trips, we splurged and stayed at Four Seasons Whistler and oh boy, did we get to indulge. We appreciate the attention to detail that the hotel provides, and in the winter time, the kids absolutely loved coming from the slopes and roasting s’mores at the fire pit and drinking some hot chocolate.

Other recommendations: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Westin Resort & Spa Whistler


Can’t find a hotel you like on this list? Here are even more hotels in Whistler Blackcomb

If you visited Whistler with family, what was your favorite family-friendly hotel? If you’re a local, tell me the best hotels in Whistler for families to recommend to our tribe of family travelers!


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