With its nightlife, dining and two excellent mountains, Whistler satisfies most ski-honeymoon requisites. The Pan Pacific, a new all-suite hotel in the village (but far enough from its bustling center), has 83 accommodations, each with gas fireplaces and many with soaker tubs. Book a room on floor eight or nine, where you’ll be assured a mountain view. Whistler, British Columbia | 604.966.5500 | panpacificwhistler.com
Whistler’s newest remodel—formerly the Coast Whistler—unveils in time for the Games, with a village location that’s five minutes by foot from the gondola. Décor is best described as mountain-modern (lots of creams and whites, clean lines and a 20-foot-tall cylindrical lobby fireplace), and the 185-room hotel has a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, flatscreen HDTVs, fitness room and free wireless internet. The onsite restaurant, casual chain White Spot, specializes in burgers and comfort food, but there are plenty of more refined options throughout the village.
It’s a common story in Whistler: Visitors come for the mountains and stay for the lakes. But many skiers don’t even realize the valley’s five lakes exist. At Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler’s newest boutique hotel, guests can’t avoid the fact: The lake is steps away.
The new lodge is located two blocks from Whistler Mountain’s Creekside Gondola, in a quiet neighborhood a few miles south of Whistler Village. Half of the 77 suites offer mountain views. The other half, as well as the restaurant and an expansive bar, don’t just face the lake but seem to spill right into it.