Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
You’ll find plenty of lodging options in the heart of Whistler Village, but Pan Pacific remains the most consistent. What I like best about the “Pan” is a judicious use of space that allows me to feel I’m in a larger room than I paid for. For example, the studio suites feature Murphy beds and the one-bedroom suites can sleep four people comfortably and include a kitchen area, perfect for a couple friends or a young family. Located across from the Audain Art Museum within steps of the Whistler gondola and village center, I usually choose the Pan Pacific if I want to be in the mix during one of a dozen festival but not on top of village frenzy, especially in summer. A fireplace in every room warms things up be it deep winter or during the refreshingly chilly summer evenings. The saltwater lap pool provides a great reason to stretch out and prep your muscles for downhill biking or a long Sea to Sky Trail hike. The Whistler Day Spa will take care of the rest.
By Crai Bower, AFAR Local Expert
4299 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada