Adara Hotel Whistler
There are a number of accommodations better suited to families in Whistler, but that’s not necessarily the crowd that this intimate, 41-room lodge has in mind. With its modern/minimalist design aesthetic and tech-generous amenities—Playstation 3 systems and iPod docks in every room—Adara is definitely meant to appeal to couples and those who don’t mind a more "adult" vibe. Rooms are playfully decorated with bright accents and sleek decor. Perhaps assuming that most guests will want to avail themselves of some of the nearby restaurant scene and nightlife, rooms and suites don’t have full kitchens but include a mini-fridge and microwave, a Bodum French press for coffee and—why not!—a martini shaker. (Only the one two-bedroom executive loft has a full kitchen.) The lodge’s pool is only open in the summer months, but the hot tub can be enjoyed year-round.
By Deb Hopewell, AFAR Contributor
Whistler Village Boutique Hotel
The 41 suite Adara, is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Whistler Village. After a day of skiing you will be greeted by the smell of freshly baked cookies and a friendly resident golden retriever. The hotel has loft suites, as well as single floor suites with one king or two queen beds. They include many well thought out amenities such as ski boot driers, a PS3 entertainment systems with games and movies that can be borrowed, mini kitchens with martini shakers and a walk in rain head shower in the bathroom. The hotel also has a small outdoor hot tub with mountain views for after a day skiing or snowboarding. One added amenity we noticed on a recent stay are the ear plugs provided, which you might need given the hotel is located above some of Whistler's hottest night spots. If you want to be right in the middle of the action though, this is the place for you.
By David Brodie
4122 Village Green, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada