It’s the waves crashing and raging flames. It’s the roar of a rebellious nature.

Escape to Hotel Zed’s very own ROAR, where we cook with live fire and quality, local ingredients are at the centre of everything we do.

Rinse off after a day on the beach or the water with our outdoor warm water surfboard showers. These things are a sight to behold—hopefully you’ve got a waterproof camera on hand!

Nestled between the rainforest trees, this massive hot tub fits up to 15 people! When you’re done soaking, step inside the barrel sauna and gaze out the bubble glass window at the peaceful rainforest beyond.

Hotel Zed is all about having fun, and we think rebels of all ages should have a chance on the playground! We’ve got a play ship and marine-themed spring riders for your little sailors, but we recommend adults take ‘em for a spin, too! Or, play a few rounds of shuffleboard or tetherball (remember that?) or bocci if you’re feeling more competitive! If you just need to chill, relax in our comfy deck seating complete with cozy firepits!

You read that right. We have a totally interactive replica of a vintage VW bus at our Tofino hotel! When we say “totally interactive,” we mean totally interactive. Everything from the pedals to the door handles to the dash was crafted by local artist Alex Witcombe of Drifted Creations to be super realistic. Have you ever wondered what a to-scale engine would look like if it were made out of driftwood? No?! Well maybe you’re curious now that we mention it…so you should come check it out! This is one of our most popular photo ops for children, pets, families and full-grown adults.

Equipped with a wealth of local knowledge, the experts at Swell can set you up with bike, paddleboard and surf rentals, lessons and more. Grab a paddleboard and walk right down to our private inlet access or take your surfboard for a seven minute walk to world-famous Chesterman’s Beach.

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Looking for a pet-friendly hotel in Victoria, Kelowna or Tofino? We might just be the most pet-friendly hotel you’ll ever find. Seriously. Dogs, cats and other furry or feathered friends are all welcome, with no limit on how many you can bring with you. Plus, we donate $1 from every pet fee to the BC Humane Society!

All of our locations are totally bike friendly. We’ve got lots of bike storage around the hotel, but you’re also welcome to bring your bike right into your room with you if that’ll help you sleep easier. Ask us about the best bike paths and routes nearby–our rebels have you covered!

The Tofino Inlet is the best kept secret of this West Coast community, and Hotel Zed Tofino has private access to it! Guests can enjoy this secluded natural wonder on our property just steps from your guest room. Simply wander down our short rainforest path and you’ll emerge at the waterfront. There’s not a better place in the world to have your morning coffee.

As you walk down the path towards the Tofino Inlet, don’t forget to look up—you’re in an actual bird sanctuary! Picture yourself on our deck, looking out on the water, with hundreds of migratory birds flying overhead. If you’re interested in connecting with nature, this is the place for you. There’s nowhere else quite like this in Tofino—or anywhere in the world!

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