How is Pangea different to a hotel?

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How is Pangea different to a hotel?


Take a look at our name. We’re known as the Pangea Pod Hotel. We call ourselves a hotel because we offer many of the same comforts as a hotel, like your own personal sleeping space, double beds and plenty of useful mod-cons. But in other respects we’re also quite different to a hotel, like the fact that we’re comparatively much more affordable. Still, we chose hotel because there’s no other word to adequately describe our style of accommodation.

If you want to find out exactly how our property differs from all other Whistler hotels, and why we chose to break the mold, keep reading…



Of course, the thing that really defines Pangea are the pods. In other Whistler hotels you’ll find standard rooms, some of them small, some of them big, some of them absolutely gigantic and rather pointless. All well and good, but do you actually need so much space when there’s so much to do outside? Plus, Whistler hotel rooms can be eye-wateringly expensive, so wouldn’t it be better if you had the option of paying only for the space you use?

If you’re of that mindset, Pangea is the way to go. Because our pods are far more space-efficient than normal hotel rooms, they’re are also far more affordable. What’s more, they offer virtually everything you need for your stay (read more about that here) – there’s really not much in the way of mod-cons that a hotel room can offer that one of our pods can’t.



We want to be completely upfront in saying that our pods do not offer 100% audio privacy (though we’re sure you’re well-travelled enough to know that few hotel rooms do!). However, the pods have been engineered in a way that reduces noise, and they also have individually controlled, built-in fans that create white noise which dampens outside sounds. In terms of visual privacy, the pods have a curtain at the entrance that you can draw back when you want to shut yourself off from the outside world.

The pods are housed within private suites, with access to each suite restricted solely to guests staying in that specific suite. Within each suite you’ll find our modular bathrooms which are designed to ensure you’ll rarely have to wait to use a washroom, shower, vanity or changing space.



One of the things that really sets us apart from most hotels is the social vibe you’ll find at Pangea. In this respect we’re a bit more like a hostel, where it’s invariably easier to start up a conversation and make new friends. It’s an atmosphere we actively foster in our communal spaces such as The Living Room – a blend of lounge, bar, cafe and espresso bar where you’ll find our custom-crafted, family-style tables (not to mention plenty of board games). This forms the social hub of Pangea, and in many ways is our raison d’être: to bring people from all parts of the world together (hence why we named ourselves after a supercontinent).

You can’t get this kind of environment in most hotels in the world, let alone Whistler.


Stay tuned to our blog and social media channels for more insight and more tips and tricks to experiencing the best of the unique mountain town of Whistler on a budget.

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