We stayed in Unit 111 as part of our first ski trip to Whistler. We dealt directly with the owner to book and she confirmed all the details our our rental. When we arrived we accessed the keys via a lockbox (that happened to be broken and took a little doing), and then used an access code to enter the actual room. There is no concierge, or anyone to greet you or answer questions when you arrive. But that's often the case when dealing directly with an owner. It wasn't a big deal.
This condo is a one-bedroom, ground floor unit and included everything we needed for our stay including a small well equiped kitchen. This is a very cozy unit and well kept. There was a nice gift basket waiting for us with popcorn, oatmeal packets, and nutri-grain bars, which was a nice touch. Plenty of pillows, blankets, and towels were provided. There is a TV with a reasonable selection of channels.
Underground parking was great, although the spaces were not huge. I drive a larger truck, and it took some doing to get out of the spot we had parked in. If I had not thought-out my parking plan when I arrived, I would not have been able to get out.
As a tip, there are two luggage dollies in the lower parking area for use by guests. We drove up to the front door and offloaded all our stuff, then carried it all to our rooms. It wasn't until we parked the truck we realized that they store them in the foyer of the parking area.
There is a ski locker area right inside the front door as you enter, although we chose to store all our gear in my truck in the garage. It is locked throughout the day, but apparently the completely lock it out later in the evening so nobody can get in.
The condo has a washer/dryer unit - you put your clothes in the one drum and it both washes and dry's everything. We tried one load twice, but after it came out wet both times, we just decided to bring it all home since we were only staying for two nights. Apparently there is a coin-op laundry room with washers/dryers in the lodge, but we didn't use it.
There is an outdoor pool and a hottub at the lodge, but we didn't use it because it was closed the morning we wanted to use it.
The hallways are definately worn from all the traffic, and even though there are signs when you enter asking you not to bring your ski gear into the lodge, we saw people walking through the halls with all their gear. This explains the dings, bangs, scrapes and worn paint in the hallways, etc. But the inside of our unit was in great shape.
The Lake Placid Lodge sits a short walk from the Creekside chairlift (less than 5 minute walk). This was very convenient! You can buy all your passes right beside the lift. We were there mid-week before Christmas, and only had to wait a couple chairs to get on the lift. The area around it has a few restaurants, coffee shops, gear stores, liquor store, etc. It is about a 5 minute drive (or more) from Whistler Village. So be prepared to drive if you want to access the larger area that that has more amenities. The area around the Lodge was clean and felt safe.
The owner of this unit did a great job, and we would definately consider staying here again if we decide to return to Whistler.
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- Also Known As:
- Lake Placid Hotel Whistler
- Lake Placid Lodge Whistler