Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Zed

3110 Douglas St., Victoria, British Columbia, V8Z 3K4, Canada

A self-confessed "rebel against the ordinary," Hotel Zed's megawatt color scheme and retro chic interior have transformed a former, run-of-the-mill motel into one of Victoria's hippest stays, cocooned in a mid-century vibe with modern elements. Guest rooms feature 1960s-style rotary dial telephones,refurbished Tanker steel desks in neon colors, media hubs, comic books, and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Guest amenities include a vinyl record listening station, vintage typewriters where you can type up a postcard and mail it for free, as well as free use of vintage bicycles, roller skates, skateboards, and the hotel's shuttle bus, a fully restored 1967 Volkswagen van. Kids will love the pool's Zedinator, a bubble-gum pink waterslide, and the games room with its Wii station and old-fashioned Ping-Pong table. Staff dudes are exceptionally cool, adding to this groovy blast from the past.

PROS

  • lots of free stuff, including downtown shuttle
  • uber cool vibe
  • hip, friendly staff

CONS

  • 10 minutes from Downtown core
  • poolside rooms can be noisy
  • no elevator

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 250-388–4345

HOTEL DETAILS

62 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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