We stayed at Nita Lake Resort for two nights in mid-February. This was our third stay at Nita Lake, and it remains our first choice for Whistler accomodations for its location, its spacious high-end rooms, and its exceptional staff.
The location at Creekside is very good for skiiing, and is about a 8 minute drive to the village. Fortunately the resort offers a free shuttle that runs very regularly for both drop off and pick up, so its very convenient to get in and out of the village. I know that some prefer to be right in the village, but we personally find Creekside, and particularly Nita Lake, to be far more peaceful and scenic. Nita Lake itself, of which many rooms have a view, is very nice. There's a great walking trail around it as well. Still it's only a 3-5 minute walk to the Creekside lift as well as a number of restaurants, bars, and liquor stores.
The resort is gorgeous and seems almost new. I've stayed in both 1 bedroom rooms as well as studios. They've all been large, bright, well appointed, with high ceilings and high-end finishing. Most importantly, they feel very "Whistler" in their chalet styling. The whole resort really does. Prior to Nita Lake we stayed largely at the Chateau Whistler (Fairmont) and Westin, and while both are nice, they simply don't have the charm of Nita Lake, and the rooms simlpy aren't in the same league, certainly at the studio/1 bedroom level.
Lastly, the staff at Nita Lake are uniformly excellent. They're accomodating, friendly, and professional. Pretty much what you should expect at any high-end resort. On our last stay Lola in particular was incredibly helpful, remembered our names (even our dog's, who I should mention was treated like a little king), helped us with our rooms, and on and on.
The Aura restaurant is probably the best under the radar secret in Whistler. I'm not going to say it puts Araxi and Bearfoot to shame, but it certainly compares favourably and at a much better value. The bar/louge is also top notch, I'm not a big caesar fan but everyone I've been up there with has said its the best they've ever had.
In short, Nita Lake is 5 stars across the board.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on the shores of a stunning glacier-fed lake in Whistler BC, we offer unique and authentic moments on every occasion. Join us at Nita Lake Lodge to experience a fresh take on classic whistler hospitality. Impossible to imitate; our oversized suites, a full-service spa , and innovative local cuisine are just the beginning. Discover how our genuine service with a personal touch will elevate your whistler experience. Take our courtesy shuttle for a short ride or wonder along the lake side trail to the heart of Whistler. Located in the village of Creekside, we are only 500 metres from the base of Whistler Mountain and the Creekside gondola. After a day of Whistler adventures return to your unique lakeside retreat. Named in the top 25 hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor year after year, Nita Lake Lodge proudly re-defines upscale mountain comfort all year long. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nita Lake Hotel Whistler
- Nita Lake Whistler