It’s official. We have found a place where families can have an adventure without leaving the hotel!

Hotel Zed is unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before. The hotel is a kaleidoscope of colours and activities. They have declared themselves to be “rebels against the ordinary”, and it shows throughout every element of design. Nothing is ordinary – everything is extraordinary.

Top ten reasons families should stay at Hotel Zed:

1. The name: Hotel Zed pays homage to Canadian pronunciation of the last letter of the Alphabet… from Eh to Zed – Canadians are proud and this hotel celebrates that!

Hotel Zed Lobby

Hotel Zed (not ZEE)  lobby greets you with a throwback to the future!

2. The Zedinator – Yes, they could have said, “Hotel with pool and waterslide” but they went above and beyond to give it a cool name and make sure it’s the biggest slide they could fit! Be warned, you have to test it out no matter how old you are! This hotel is for kids of all ages!

This was our view from our room. Needless to say from the time we got to our room to the time we arrived in the pool was about 2.5 minutes!

This was our view from our room. Needless to say from the time we got to our room to the time we arrived in the pool was about 2.5 minutes!

 

3. The Games Room – This kid haven has everything from guitar hero to ping pong table… and it’s huge! Talk about a great place to party!

Hotel Zed Games Room

What a games room! Pink Pong, Guitar Hero, TV’s and more! Photo courtesy of Hotel Zed.

4. Free Bikes – Eco friendly and family fun! Hotel Zed offers free bike rentals (and lids too) for every member of the family.

Want to cruise around town on two wheels? Why not borrow a bike? There's even a tune up station out back!

Want to cruise around town on two wheels? Why not borrow a bike? There’s even a tune up station out back!

5. Free Skateboards and long boards – Prefer to get around town on four wheels instead of two? Why not try skateboarding or long boarding. Oh, and did I mention that’s free too?

Longboards at Hotel Zed

Free Longboard Rentals and lids too! What an awesome way to explore the city!

6. Typewriters – “What IS that anyways?” Kids have free reign to try out a typewriter and send a letter to family and friends. This hotel is all hands on and kids can play, explore and learn while having fun!

Hey Kids, go play on the typewriters!!! Hands on learning and a throwback to another time = recipe for fun!

Hey Kids, go play on the typewriters!!! Hands on learning and a throwback to another time = recipe for fun!

7. Bored? There are no excuses to be bored at any time, and they aren’t afraid to remind you of this! Every room comes with a full bulletin board and a checklist of things to do around the hotel. My favorite afternoon idea – head to the lobby and play board games!

Are you Bored? It's your own fault then! This hotel has lots for kids to do and isn't afraid to remind you to check it all out!

Are you Bored? It’s your own fault then! This hotel has lots for kids to do and isn’t afraid to remind you to check it all out!

8. The phones – Even the simplest ideas have been amplified into something fun. Old rotary phones replace the traditional models and our kids asked, “What is that” before trying it out.

Hotel Zed... complementary phones! Now I wonder if kids these days can figure out how to use them?!?

Hotel Zed… complementary phones! Now I wonder if kids these days can figure out how to use them?!?

9. The VW Bus – Want to sneak off site and head to downtown Victoria to check out the sites? Why not take the free VW shuttle around town? They will book you in and tour you around all the major sites, and come back and pick you up at any time! A fun, free, family friendly adventure… I love it!

Hotel Zed, Victoria, BC

“Rebels against the ordinary” I love it!

10. The Staff – The staff are all outgoing, fun individuals. They go out of their way to make sure everyone has everything they need and then they add in a couple of extras to make sure you’re well informed and set up for a great day.

The Staff at Hotel Zed were constantly going above and beyond to make sure guests had everything they needed at the hotel and for their city adventures.

The Staff at Hotel Zed were constantly going above and beyond to make sure guests had everything they needed at the hotel and for their city adventures.

The only challenge our family faced with this hotel is that it was SO MUCH FUN the kids didn’t want to leave! We had to bribe them to check out Victoria and all of the awesome activities and adventures that were around the hotel! Check out our video of our visit:

 

For more information about Hotel Zed and Victoria, check out their websites or better yet, head over there and experience this family adventure in person!