This article was published on July 28th, 2019
When it comes to hotels and accommodation, you can find an entire spectrum of places to stay while you’re away. Locating the lodging that works best for you is the key to a great gaycation away. For an A-list accommodation while in Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island, check into Hotel Zed.
Staying in boutique hotels and motels is part of the road-tripping adventure. While cookie-cutter chains provide familiarity, step into the extraordinary at places like Hotel Zed, where modern travel meets nostalgic travel. Located just outside the downtown core of Victoria, BC, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Hotel Zed is a 1950’s motel that’s been transformed into a really fun and cool motel.
At Hotel Zed, you’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time as the hotel embraces the history and nostalgia of the vintage era but respects the conveniences the modern traveler expects. Hotel Zed has done the vintage thing up: Rotary phones, vintage furniture, an Air Stream trailer, on-site diner, neon signs and the bathrooms come with the original sink, toilet and tub.
Hotel Zed isn’t completely a time capsule, though, as there are many modern twists. The hotel’s restaurant diner serves up modern classics and fabulous hand-crafted cocktails. The rooms have modern fans, that look vintage as the buildings have not been retro-fitted with AC. New, retro-style lamps that give the vibe of the 1950’s are throughout the hotel.
Rooms come with bedside plug-ins to charge your devices and are all clean and refreshed, with new beds, pillows, linens, carpeting, and fixtures. Fresh paint and artwork can be seen in the rooms and halls. Hotel Zed has original windows and doors, but with upgraded security for your safety. Hotel Zed feels warm and welcoming – kids can run around the playground and there is a slide with a pool and hot tub. There’s no non-sense. But the layout of the property makes it feel secure.
With a 24/7 front desk and reception and staff that incredibly knowledgeable about the local area – for things to do, places to eat, local watering-holes, and getting around Greater Victoria, there is no better place to stay than Hotel Zed. There’s even an outdoor space to relax and enjoy the ocean air, and the hotel sits across the street from a Starbucks and Mayfair Mall – with all the trendy retail shops.
And if you’ve never been to Victoria, it is truly a Canadian gem. Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, well known for its British-style architecture, double-decker red busses, and British history. Hotel Zed is just outside the downtown Victoria area, and close enough to walk into historic the waterfront. It’s also right on a bus-route – easy to get to/from day-time tourism adventures or take the night bus back from a night out on the city.
If you’ve never been to Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island, now is your chance to stay in a fabulous motel like you’ve never seen. Check into Hotel Zed and leave your worries at the door.