So, as you might recall from last week’s vlog, our family recently enjoyed a short staycation up at Whistler. We rode the Peak 2 Peak Gondola and explored Vallea Lumina. For the couple of nights we were there, we decided to stay at the Westin Whistler. It’s literally steps away from Skiers Plaza where you can hop on the Whistler Village Gondola and Fitzsimmons Express chairlift.

In the past, I’ve stayed at Le Westin Montreal and The Westin Taipei, as well as other Starwood properties like Four Points Sheraton Chelsea in New York and the Sheraton Portland Airport. They’re always top notch with nice amenities and great service. None of them, though, have had 20-foot ceilings until this visit to the Westin Whistler.

It’s obvious enough that this hotel is mostly catering to a higher-end clientele. The location is convenient, since Skiers Plaza is right there. However, if you’re more interested in the children’s playground by Whistler Olympic Plaza, that’s all the way at the other end of Whistler Village. If you’re visiting from December to April, you might also be interested in Whistler Kids at the Westin. It’s basically a daycare for children 18 months to 4 years of age.

Room rates at The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler will naturally vary based on season and availability. You can typically expect to pay about $300 a night (or more); that doesn’t include the 10% resort tax, in-room Wi-Fi ($14.95/day for up to 10 devices, free for SPG Gold and Platinum members), or parking ($30/day for self-park, $34/day for valet). You do get access to the gym and indoor/outdoor pool, as well as a complimentary shuttle to nearby golf courses.

We were lucky enough to get the room at a discount. I don’t think I’ve ever paid $300/night for a hotel room. Have you?