Westin Mont Tremblant - Top International Chain Hotel in the Village

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2-Bedroom Suite
April 23, 2018 by
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I have stayed at Westin Mont Tremblant a few times in the past and thought I would refresh this thread with a recent review.  It is my go-to hotel in Tremblant.  While I normally compare the rates with Fairmont, Homewood Suites, and Residence Inn before booking, unless Westin is unusually expensive for my dates, then that’s where I go.  Some front desk staff work at both Westin and Residence Inn and I was told the Westin is built to a higher standard.  I have not seen it for myself, but I trust that this is true.  I have been to Fairmont before, but the Platinum benefits are slim over there.  For example, last year I went in the dead season in the spring, on a couple of week days to boot, and got no upgrade at all despite very low occupancy.  They gave me one of their better entry level rooms at the end of a corridor, but it was not an upgrade.  At Westin this year, similar time of year I booked the entry level room and got upgraded to the 2-bedroom suite which is the best room they have.  The hotel got a lot of last minute bookings last weekend because the ski season was extended at the last minute to include the weekend of April 21-22 because the weather in April had been colder than usual.  I paid $169 per night for a great ski weekend with sunny 10C weather which was an excellent deal. 

Room

The rooms at Westin Tremblant are quite nice and I believe they all have a kitchen and a fireplace in the living room, including the entry level rooms.  My 2-bedroom suite in the pictures below also had a second fireplace in the main bedroom, along with a Jacuzzi.  The ensuite bathroom had a shower and no bathtub.  The second full bathroom has a bathtub but no separate shower.  Also, that second bathroom has two doors: one leading to the hallway and another door leading to the second bedroom which is smaller in size as the main bedroom; the second bedroom has 2 double beds unlike the main bedroom which has one king bed.  The living room feels very roomy because of the cathedral ceiling and it also has a sofa bed, so combined with the king bed in the main bedroom, you can sleep 8 people in that room; you can even book it as such on spg.com which I imagine would be very convenient for some people.  The 2-bedroom suites do not all have the same layout in the hotel.  A few months ago I got another one a couple of floors lower which from memory was a bit smaller but had a larger balcony.  My room this time around did not have much of a balcony – you can stand there but there is not enough room to sit and relax.  The kitchen is convenient with microwave, oven, fridge, and lots of pots and pans for those who want to cook.  There is a small grocery store a few minutes walk from the hotel.  There is a dining area with a table that can sit 6 people.  If you want to book this room straight up, the price is usually quite reasonable at about double the price of the base room and you get more than double the space.

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Location

The location of the hotel is great – you can walk to the ski slopes and there are several restaurants, pubs, and shops right around the hotel.  It is very close to the Homewood Suites and Fairmont, which are in equally convenient spots.  The Residence Inn and Holiday Inn are a bit further down the hill; however Tremblant is compact so “further down” means only a couple minute walk.  You can park in the underground garage or alternatively drop off your suitcases at reception and drive down the hill to a free public parking.  It is less than 10 minute walk to the hotel from there.

 

Amenities

The hotel has a small pool and also a hot tub which is open 12 months per year, which can be an interesting option for some in the winter.  There is also a small gym but I never went there before – I just walked by. 

Dining

Breakfast is an issue that some Platinum members have commented about in the past in this thread.  They limit to 2 per room, and it’s continental only.  If you want to upgrade to warm food then it’s $9 extra.  And if you stay more than 2 in the room, it is still limited to 2 free breakfasts per room so you pay extra for other people, for example it’s $12 for children 5 years old or more.  On occasion in the past when I booked two rooms, they gave me free breakfast for 2x2 people, but sometimes they stick to 2 only because I am the only Platinum member booking the rooms.  They explained to me before that they are restricted in what they can do with offering breakfast because this hotel (along with many others in Tremblant) does not have a single owner; it is actually a bunch of rooms owned by private individuals who have a contract with Westin as the operator to rent out their room.  The terms of the contract are such that the owner of the room is charged for the Platinum breakfast (+1 guest) so if Westin expands the breakfast to more guests (or free breakfast to the 2nd room booked by one Plat) then it’s essentially the owner of the room who gets ‘cheated’. 

Overall

Overall Westin Tremblant is similar to Westin Whistler in a number of ways.  I would say perhaps a notch less luxurious but still excellent hotel, and most rooms are larger in Tremblant.  Looking at the floor plan they have a limited number of very small rooms but as a Plat I would guess you are unlikely to get those even if you are not upgraded from the ‘traditional room’.  On spg.com I see the traditional rooms range from 31 to 45 sq meters so a Plat guest probably won’t get the smaller version.  In Whistler, some suites are as small as 45 sq meters so despite a several category upgrade in Whistler you might have less space than not getting an upgrade at all in Tremblant.  I will continue to return to Westin Tremblant without shopping around much in my future visits – the Westin is of a better standard than Residence Inn, Holiday Inn, or Homewood Suites, and upgrades are generous for Plat unlike the Fairmont.

 

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