We love staying in Hotels that are a little quirky and have nice features out of the ordinary. When we were searching for places to stay in Victoria, British Columbia, Hotel Zed immediately caught our attention and we knew that is where we had to book. The drive to downtown Victoria was only around ten minutes, so it wasn’t in the city centre, but was not too far away. So bold and colourful, a fun and eclectic hip hotel, Hotel Zed takes you out of the ordinary. Their slogan is even fitting: “Rebels against the ordinary.”
The rooms were clean and simple, beds provided a good sleep and the overall decor and had the same fun bold vibes that went perfectly with all the little details. With attention to small details like vintage VW and retro Chevy shuttle vans, rotary dial phones, typewriter stations, and a comic book in each room, the attention to fun details did not go unnoticed.
Another great feature was the waterslide, The Zedinator. The kids loved the waterslide and have not stopped talking about it since. It was the first time our kids had been down a ‘real’ waterslide and they are hooked. Our oldest, Madison, even got brave enough to go down the slide herself!
Hotel Zed successfully has taken a basic budget hotel and gave it some wonderful quirky character. We certainly did not feel like we were staying at a “budget” hotel, and enjoyed the colourful experience the hotel provides. Even the outside of the Hotel is painted with a selection of vibrant colours.
Take a look at the wonderful experience we had staying at Hotel Zed:
Outside and Lobby
We had a fantastic weekend at Hotel Zed. The kids keep bugging us about going back, so perhaps we will have to check out their location in Kelowna, BC next. Hotel Zed is perfect for some quality family time; we made some wonderful memories!