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Le Chamois Whistler Hotel BC

My fiance and I are going to Whistler for our honeymoon. Lodging is very pricy but my lady insists that we stay at a nice & clean place not to far from the lifts. Not to far meaning less than 5 minutes walk. Preferably slope side. This hotel seems very nice and reasonably priced:
Le Chamois Whistler Hotel BC
Whistler Hotels - Whistler Ski in Hotel in Whistler BC Canada: Le Chamois Whistler Hotel

Has anyone stayed here before and can give me review of this joint? The location of the hotel is perfect but I've read questionable reviews on tripadvisor. The pictures of some of the rooms look really nice and the place is cheaper than a lot of other hotels.

What I really need to know is, is this a honeymoon worthy place or just another hotel? I don't want to book the rooms and get there to see this place is shitty. My marriage will end just as quickly as it started.
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i have no idea about that place, but that's freaking awesome that your wife was willing to go on a snowboarding trip for your honeymoon.
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It took a lot of convincing. She loves to snowboard too but her priorities have changed. I had to promise her a very nice hotel, close location to the lifts and at least 2 days off to relax and do nothing. I'm fine with everything she's asking for. I just need to fulfill my obligation and provide her with the nice room.
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I stayed there in 05. It was really nice. Its like 60 yards to the chair from the entrance.
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So I booked our honeymoon trip this past weekend and decided to go with another hotel. I booked the entire trip through a Whistler travel agent. Usually I book everything separately but I was able to save a fortune if I bundled everything together through Whistler.com (air, hotel, lift tickets, transportation to and from the airport). The price of the airfare from Newark to Vancouver ran about $1240 from the Whistler site but cost over $2700 directly from the Airline's website. The travel agent was able to get us a room at the The Fairmont Chateau Whistler for around the same price as the Le Chamois. The Fairmont is a 4 1/2 star resort while the Le Chamois is 3. I'm not trying to be a snob but my soon-to-be wife insisted on staying at a very nice resort or else we are not doing this trip. She wanted to go to Hawaii or some other tropical resort so it took a lot of compromising to get her to agree to Whistler.

I usually don't book my trip through travel agents but I can't believe how much money I saved over doing it myself. I know this will probably be the only time I will get out there but I want to make it worth while. I'll be boarding for 3 days. If anyone could advise me on some nice/fun blue runs (I'm just about intermediate, no steeps), which mountain I should start off with and some food recommendations I would appreciate it. I'm really stoked about this trip, I hope the weather don't suck.
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That's great, Deeken, congrats. I'm getting married in September and we've also discussed Whistler as a honeymoon destination (we'd delay the trip until winter). Keep us posted as to how it is!
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That's great, Deeken, congrats. I'm getting married in September and we've also discussed Whistler as a honeymoon destination (we'd delay the trip until winter). Keep us posted as to how it is!
Thanks bro. After a shitty Winter here on the East Coast I'm looking forward to some nice pow. Its a funny thing because my fiance is a very good snowboarding (bordering on expert) and she is the one that got me into it. Now I'm the one that is gung-ho about boarding and she's looking to hang em up. If only I got into it 10 years ago.

We're going the last week of feb till the first week of March. I'll give review of our trip when we get back.
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Hey, I was reading up on another trip and saw your post. My wife and I live in WA, and ride Whistler all the time. I would skip the hotels and book a place through Allura Direct. You can book a beautiful place for less than the hotels up there. We have had great luck doing it that way. Just my 2cents!

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the location is good, but its in the "Upper Village" meaning its about a 5-10 min walk to the actual main village. Personally I like staying in the upper village because there arent as many people making noise at night. I stay just across from that place at the Fairmont when ver I go. There is a nice lobby, good food, and great snowboard vallet service at the fairmont. If you can get a good rate id highly recommend it.

I cant speak on how nice the rooms are at Le Chamois.
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