Our stay at the Adara Hotel in Whistler, BC marked a few firsts for our little family: our first vacation of 2021, our first hotel stay since the beginning of the pandemic, and our first time travelling with our baby, who was 3 months old at the time.

The Adara Hotel in Whistler Village

Outside The Adara Hotel in Whistler Village

Adara Hotel Whistler Review

The location of The Adara Hotel can’t be beat: it’s at one end of Whistler Village, on the side near Old Spaghetti Factory and Bearfoot Bistro. With a newborn (and a dog!) in tow, we know that getting a stroller in and out of our car can be a pain, so staying somewhere that’s pet-friendly in a central location was a must for our weekend getaway to Whistler.

With a 24/7 concierge, check-in was easy and efficient. The lobby of The Adara Hotel was recently refurbished and has the vibe of a cozy cabin lodge with high ceilings, stone walls, and a fireplace. We stayed in Room 208, which is a one bedroom suite with a king-sized bed, plenty of natural light, and a balcony with mountain views.

The Balcony of Room 208 at The Adara Hotel

Room 208 at Adara Hotel

Our One-Bedroom Suite (Room 208) at The Adara Hotel

At The Adara Hotel, there’s no breakfast included, but there are so many options for dining in Whistler Village, I would have preferred to eat breakfast out of the hotel anyway. However, I appreciated the tea and coffee selection in the room: locally roasted beans from Hammer Coffee and sachets of tea from Vancouver tea company Tea Leaves.

Some of the places we ate at during our visit to Whistler included: Ecologyst (for coffee), Bearfoot Bistro, and Peaked Pies — all within walking distance of The Adara Hotel in Whistler Village. Hotel guests at The Adara can also get 10% off food purchased with a drink.

During our visit, we hardly encountered any other guests in the entire boutique hotel (which could be a factor of visiting Whistler at the end of summer) and didn’t have any challenges with noise. However, Buffalo Bills is in close proximity to The Adara Hotel, and I noticed that there were disposable ear plugs on the bedside tables as a precaution for noisy nights.

On the roof of The Adara Hotel is a pool and hot tub and firepit. The pool is small, it’s not a pool you’d swim laps in, but a wonderful size for relaxing in year-round, especially because the pool is heated.

In Whistler, you have the entire spectrum of accommodations to choose from: from budget hostels, to luxury chain hotels, to cabin/apartment rentals. To me, The Adara Hotel was a happy medium: modern boutique accommodations without a luxury pricetag, clean, pleasant, homey, comfortable, good value, and above all, an excellent location in Whistler Village.

For more information about The Adara Hotel or to book online, visit: adarahotel.com.

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