Listel Hotel exterior

This weekend, we checked into the Listel Whistler Hotel for a brief stay during the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival. We were looking for a small, family-run, conveniently located hotel close to the event action. When friends of ours visited Vancouver last year, they stayed in the Listel on Robson Street. We were impressed with both their room and quality of service, so we didn’t hesitate to reserve a room at its Whistler counterpart on this trip.

Listel Hotel lobby

Check-in was smooth even though guests were constantly at the desk. The inviting lobby has various seating options as well as checkers and backgammon tables. There are also free computers and printers for guest use.

Our car was left with the valet as secured underground parking ($18 per day) spaces are tight and staff constantly need to move cars (often blocking them in) to accommodate everyone.

Some of the amenities that caught our eye were an outdoor heated pool, indoor jacuzzi, men’s and ladies’ saunas, free wifi and an in-room safe.


Next door to the Listel is renowned destination restaurant The Bearfoot Bistro, where we were lucky to dine at on our first evening in town (grabbing one of the few remaining reservations). In addition to the Bearfoot Bistro, guests can enjoy the Belvedere Ice Room and the champagne lounge, both inside the restaurant.

ice room

Our third floor room had a lovely mountain view and two queen beds. The room was modestly furnished and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, including a fridge and flatscreen tv.

window view

The bathroom had a tub/shower and several wall-mounted shampoo and shower gel dispensers, small touches in keeping the hotel as eco-friendly as possible.

Dispensing without waste

I also liked the fact that the windows opened, allowing fresh mountain air to spill into our room.


The bed was comfortable and aside from a few drunken party goers returning to the hotel late at night, we slept pretty well.

I would recommend this hotel as it’s very close to the Whistler Convention Centre as well as to the Village Stroll. The Listel has a 3 1/2 star Canada Select rating, is completely smoke free and offers 98 rooms. For further booking information or to learn about their catering and meeting rooms, visit the website.

Note: We were provided a complimentary room for the purpose of attending Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival as media.

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  • Pingback by Bearfoot Bistro | ariane c design — April 27, 2011 @ 10:09 am

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