Below I have listed the absolute best Whistler hotels for families. They have great amenities, space and perfect locations. Some offer ski in and ski out, some have great pools, some are luxury and some are budget-friendly. There should be something for every family in this post!
Whistler is one of the best resorts in North America and the number one resort in Canada. It definitely earns that title and offers such a wonderful vacation for families! We love its pedestrian-only village vibe, its epic snowflakes, the summer biking, its laid-back attitude, and its wealth of activities all year round. There are lots of family friendly hotels in Whistler village which is so great to see! Many accommodations are condo style which families like mine really appreciate! Others offer multiple bedrooms and setups for large families to make sure that every family that comes to Whistler can find the perfect accommodation!
Best Whistler Hotels for Families
Luxury Whistler Hotels for Families
The Pan Pacific Village Centre is the best Whistler hotel for families. It has a heated, outdoor, saltwater pool and 2 hot tubs. All suites have a full kitchen and a balcony and lots of space! One of the best features is the complimentary breakfast that is delivered every morning! It is perfect while getting ready to hit the slopes or suiting up for a day at the lake! For larger families, the two bedroom suite is perfect as it sleeps 6 comfortably. The closest ski lift (the Excalibur Gondola) is just 300m away. In the summer months, the Pan Pacific Village Centre is a favorite due to its location. It is a short bike ride or scooter across the day lots to the Fitzsimmons Bike Park and the Skateboard park. These are two favorite summer things to do in Whistler with kids! It is also an easy walk down the village pedestrian walkway to Whistler Olympic Plaza which has plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, a huge grass field (which is a sled hill in the winter), skating (in the winter) and a playground!
The Four Seasons is one of Whistler’s luxury 5-star properties. They offer playpens or cribs and high chairs for guests. They also offer childproofing items, art classes, a seasonal playroom, and little luxuries like kid’s bath robes. Larger families can book their 2 and 3 bedroom units and enjoy having a living room and bedroom.
The Four Seasons Whistler has a beautiful swimming pool and hot tub. In the winter they have a ski valet option where you can leave your skis at the ski hill instead of having to bring them back to the hotel. In the summertime, there is a valet at the front door for bikes!
Four Seasons is located in the Upper Village near the Blackcomb Gondola. It is perfect in the wintertime for those who want to ski out of Blackcomb Base II. To get into Whistler village you will likely need to take a vehicle (as it can take 20 minutes to walk into the main village area), but in the summer it is a perfect bike ride or walk!
The Pan Pacific Mountainside is the perfect location right at the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola that takes riders up Blackcomb and the Fitzsimmons Express providing access to Whistler Mountain. It is located in the main village of Whistler and is a top pick in the wintertime! It has a year-round outdoor heated pool and 2 outdoor hot tubs. The location of the Pan Pacific Mountainside makes it a perfect Whistler hotel with kids. Having the ski access right there means no packing up skis and driving to the lifts. The Two bedroom suites offer fully equipped kitchens and plenty of space.
The Hilton Resort has an outdoor swimming pool that every kid loves and the convenience of an on site restaurant, Cinnamon Bear Bar and Grille. It is situated in the heart of Whistler Village. The closest ski lift is about 6 minutes walk, but with kids it can be closer to 10 minutes. The Hilton has a variety of rooms, up to three bedroom suites that sleep families, making it the perfect family-friendly hotel in Whistler Village. Note that self-parking is $37 per day (plus tax). Pets are also allowed at the Hilton. There is complimentary ski valet and bike valet offered at the Hilton. In Ski season, it is closest to the Whistler gondola.
The Crystal Lodge has an outdoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna. There are a variety of rooms up to a three bedroom suite offering options for large families and multi generational vacations to Whistler! It is located near the Hilton in the same part of the village. Parking is $24 per day plus taxes. The hotel is pet-friendly so all members of the family can come and enjoy Whistler, all year round!
The Adara Hotel in Whistler is a 5 star boutique hotel offering a year-round pool and a hot tub. All rooms feature a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. It is next door to the Crystal lodge and the closest ski lift is the Whistler Gondola. They offer complimentary ski, golf, bike and luggage storage. The Adara hotel is pet friendly and sleeps up to 4 people.
Best Hotels in Whistler for Families on a Budget
The Delta Hotel is another family-friendly property that offers rooms with full kitchens. When traveling with kids, this is a definite plus. There is coin laundry on site which may be needed to dry out wet ski gear. The Delta offers babysitting services as well. There is a heated indoor/outdoor pool as well as a hot tub. The Delta is in Whistler Village close to everything with walking into the Village a breeze! It is a bit of a long walk to the ski lifts with ski gear and kids so keep that in mind.
8. Cascade Lodge Whistler
Cascade Lodge has one of the best big pools in Whistler making it one of the best places to stay in Whistler for families! It also has two hot tubs and a giant pool deck with lounge chairs! Part of the Cadcade Lodge is a time share and part is rentable by the night.
Cascade Lodge full kitchens or kitchenettes depending on the room you book. It has secure underground parking (paid) and is a quick walk to Whistler village. There is also bike storage in the garage and a ski valet in the winter (off the lobby). The grocery store is just a 2 minute walk away. The Olympic plaza is less than 5 minute walk and the perfect place to grab a meal, a coffee and for skating and sleeding in the winter! It is a bit of a long walk to the ski lifts in the winter. Cascade lodge is my personal favorite for the best hotel pools in Whistler.
The Aava Whistler has an outdoor pool and hot tub with view of the mountains. It is just 2 minutes’ walk from the heart of Whistler Village and in a great location. Free WiFi is provided in all areas. There are a variety of rooms including a two bedroom suite, which is perfect family friendly hotel in Whistler. Note that Aava does not have kitchens. It is located in the same area of Whistler Vilage as the Hilton, just tucked a little behind it and a bit outside of the village pedestrian area.
More Whistler Travel Resources for 2023
If you are still in the planning stages, this information will help you plan your visit to Whistler.
Start with how to get from Vancouver to Whistler. If you are from out of town, there are ways to get to Whistler without a car.
Since you are likely planning a trip to Whistler with kids, his post has all of the best things to do in Whistler with kids! It has things for all seasons! If you have young children or beginner skiiers, read up on the Magic Chair for your winter visit! If you are a British Columbia resident, your kids can ski for free if you register in advance for an epic pass. More details are here.
Shopping? Whistler Village has plenty of shopping options from clothing, to gear to souvenirs. Make sure you read this post on Whistler souvenirs before your trip!
Looking for photo inspiration, check out Whistler’s top photo spots. You can also book a family photoshoot or find tips for a Whistler photo shoot. If you use the code LINDSAY you will get $25 off your booking as well! Click here to search and book a photoshoot in Whistler.
Some things you may be forgetting to pack on your Whistler vacation:
- Extra gloves for kids. If you are visiting in the winter, kids seem to get their gloves very wet playing in the snow or skating or skiing. Bring an extra pair of good gloves so your little ones do not end up with cold hands
- Consider a boot drier. Another winter essential that we always bring with us is a boot and glove drier. It gets all the way to the fingers dry quite quickly and means you are not waiting for gloves to dry or throwing them in the dryer!
I have a whole post on things to pack for Whistler for all seasons. Check it out to see what else you may be forgetting.
Lindsay Nieminen is the creator of UncoveringBC.com. She grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Vancouver with her family. She aims to inspire inform, and educate others about traveling in her home province of British Columbia. She is also the creator of carpediemourway.com which aims to show parents how to seek out adventure at home or abroad, with their children in tow!