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Review: Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Prince of Travel

Review: Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Prince of Travel

During a recent ski trip, I had the pleasure of staying at one of the more luxurious hotel options in Whistler, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

This sprawling and prestigious hotel sits at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, and this would be my first time posting up near Blackcomb after mainly staying around Whistler Village during my previous visits.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler – Booking

Whistler has earned a reputation as a top-tier but very costly destination, ranking amongst one of the most expensive ski destinations in the world.

Accordingly, standard rates at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler – generally regarded as the second-best hotel in the area, behind only the nearby Four Seasons – can be notoriously high during the ski season.

From November until around April, a night’s stay can range anywhere from $500–1,000+ (CAD), whereas during non-peak times, rates fall between $350–450 (CAD).

Fairmont is part of the Accor Live Limitless loyalty program, but it can be challenging to redeem Accor ALL points for free nights at a high value, as the program only allows you to redeem 2,000 points for €40 towards a stay. 

Fairmont Chateau Whistler – Exterior

If you’re looking to book at a lower rate, Fairmont often offers chain-wide or property-specific promotions, such as second-, third-, or fourth-night free deals. Additionally, you can keep an eye out for Fairmont’s occasional discounted gift cards sales, as well as Amex Offers at Fairmont properties.

In my case, I booked this stay using a favourable travel agent rate, and I leveraged the ongoing Amex Offer for some more savings. 

If you’d like to elevate your stay further, booking through the Accor STEP program would entitle you to additional benefits at no extra cost. Be sure to get in touch with a travel advisor with access to Accor STEP prior to your stay in order to unlock benefits like breakfast, room upgrades, early check-in, late check-out, and more.

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