Skiing solo? Find a partner at this hotel for singles
This winter, you can plan a ski vacation just the way you like it. It doesn’t matter if you’re single! Now there’s a hotel for that. The new Pangea Pod Hotel Whistler in the heart of Whistler Village just opened for business. And not only is it brand new, this innovative British Columbian hotel is also Canada’s first pod hotel.
A hotel designed for single travelers, the Pangea Pod Hotel makes traveling on your own feel inviting.
This hotel for solo travelers offers multiple social spaces with the goal of inspiring single travelers to mix and mingle.
The hotel even boasts Whistler’s only rooftop bar, a glamorous little oasis to après ski with your fellow soloists. You might be thinking to yourself, “Ok, Pangea is Canada’s first pod hotel. But what is a pod hotel?” For those of us in North America, that’s a reasonable question.
What is a pod accommodation?
Also known as capsule hotels, pod hotels were popularized by the Japan. And now this style of accommodation is slowly creeping into Western culture.
The concept of a pod hotel is to take the amenities of a boutique hotel but shrink them to the size of a bed. This way, guests can enjoy the privacy and high thread count of a four-star hotel without the room rate. The hotel also wins by being able to double or triple the number of guests accommodated.
Some call this hotel an upscale Whistler hostel but it really is an accommodation that takes many of the best elements of a small hotel and a hostel and combines them into practical and affordable accommodation.
A cheap hotel in Whistler with a sense of style
If you’re looking for Whistler cheap accommodations, this is a way to get it but with a bit of style and several typical hotel amenities.
While most Japanese pods are modular plastic cubes, Pangea does a nice job of appealing to the aesthetics of a modern, North American traveler.
The Whistler Pangea pods offer decor similar to what one might expect from a Kimpton or Andaz. The pods offer wood finishes with shelf and closet space as well as artwork on the walls.
There are hangers for clothing and hooks for towels. Each pod also has its own fan and both USB and standard charging points.
Additional amenities of this Canadian pod hotel include ski and snowboard storage, board games in the Living Room, an espresso bar and free wifi throughout the property. Bike racks are available on a limited basis. A reservation must be made in advance to store your bike.
Pod accommodations for two
And in case you book now but meet that someone special before your trip, Pangea does allow double occupancy in pods. However you must make a double occupancy reservation in advance. Otherwise, the hotel will charge you a hefty double occupancy fee.
Female only pod suites
The Pangea pods are divided by suites. For added safety and comfort, the hotel does offer female-only suites for added safety and comfort of women guests. (Access to each suite is limited to the guests booked in the suite.)
Location of the Pangea Pod Hotel Whistler
This Japanese-inspired hotel is located at 4333 Sunrise Alley in Whistler.
If you’re familiar with Whistler then you know this location is right in the heart of the village and just a quick stroll from the Whistler Blackcomb gondolas. And it is within minutes of Whistler’s best shopping, bars and restaurants.
How to make a booking at this Whistler pod hotel
Rates run between approximately $45 and $160 per night for a single-person pod, depending on the date of your trip.
For more information on this pod experience or to book your hotel pod, visit the Whistler Pangea Pod Hotel website. (If you’re a frequent visitor to Whistler, be sure to get on the Pangea email list to receive special offers and seasonal deals.)
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