On-Site Review of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

The family-friendly Fairmont Chateau Whistler welcomes pups of all types By: Janeen Christoff
Fairmont Suite // (c) 2011 Fairmont
Fairmont Suite // (c) 2011 Fairmont

The Details

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The one thing that really stands out in my mind about the Fairmont Chateau Whistler was the surprising number of dogs in the lobby when we arrived. But, then, this makes sense because Whistler is a very outdoorsy destination, and one thing that Fairmont Hotels & Resorts prides itself on is its ability to blend into a destination. So, it makes sense that outdoor-lovers headed to Whistler, where there are numerous pet-friendly hiking trails, would want to bring man’s best friend.

Indeed, the hotel is proud to be pet friendly and does truly welcome all the members of the family. We left our dog at home as flying a 65-pound dog to Canada for a short visit seemed cumbersome, but we did bring our two toddler girls, who were warmly welcomed at the property as well.

For dogs, the Furmont Club supplies them with all the necessary amenities, such as beds, water and food bowls, baggies and even a doggie turndown service and pet-sitting. There is a charge of $25 per night. Children also receive special amenities such as child-size bathrobes and Johnson & Johnson bath products.

The Fairmont also offers a family dining program allowing children ages 5 and under to eat for free; children ages 6 to 12 can eat for free selecting from the children’s menu or 50 percent off the adult menu. There is an indoor/outdoor pool for them to enjoy, and Whistler is home to world-class skiing and snowboarding, as well as the Coca-Cola Family Tube Park, ziplining, wildlife tours and more.

For clients, the 550-room resort offers a variety of accommodations. We stayed in a Fairmont Gold Executive Suite, which was more than adequate for our family of four. There was a king-size bed in the bedroom and a pullout couch in the living room. The room had two fireplaces, which made us feel cozy even in the summertime. Fairmont rooms are 400 square feet and feature either a king-size or two queen-size beds. Deluxe rooms are the same size and only the view varies. In my opinion, all of the scenery is beautiful, but clients can choose from slopeside, valley, village or woodland views.

All rooms include standard amenities including air conditioning, high-speed Internet access, alarm clock, coffee/tea maker, television, deluxe toiletries, down duvets, cotton bathrobes, hairdryer and more.

Clients can experience the beauty of Whistler with the Everyone’s Original package this spring. Rates start at $399 per night based on double occupancy.

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