The Zed Sked

Hotel Zed Brand expands into Kelowna, BC

September 9, 2015, Victoria, BC – The phenomenally successful Hotel Zed brand will be adding its cool factor to downtown Kelowna next summer, announces Accent Inns/Hotel Zed CEO Mandy Farmer.  Since the first Hotel Zed launched two years ago on a busy street across from a Victoria suburban shopping mall, the new hospitality brand has ...

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Hotel Zed don’t Fear the Walking Dead Pool Party

What: Suit up in your best swimsuit or speedo and join the Super Heroes of Victoria and Hotel Zed to face your fear of the zombie apocalypse, all in support of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. On Sunday, Aug. 23, jump in the pool and swim instead of scream as Hotel Zed premieres the highly anticipated Fear The Walking Dead on an 80&r...

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Hotel Zed won VIATeC's new award for Creative Excellence!

Victoria Advanced Technology Council’s newest award for Creative Excellence recognizes a Greater Victoria company that has demonstrated excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship with a commitment to creativity. It seems our ridiculously fun & eclectic hip hotel really is like nothing you've ever seen before! People love this cr...

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The Ultimate Victoria Pub Crawl

Of course, any pub crawl can be mixed and matched to your own liking, but here's what I would do, and as a rare 3rd generation Victorian and local beer aficionado, I know my stuff.  While you are waiting for partners in crime to get ready, get a jump start by heading to Zed’s very own Ruby Diner for an amazing local craft beer on ...

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Slow-roasted rotisserie chicken arrives at The Ruby, Hotel Zed’s new restaurant

March 27, 2015, Victoria, BC – Opening a restaurant specializing in brunch and rotisserie chicken next door to Denny’s and KFC could be perceived as a big gamble, but when The Ruby opened at the funky, retro-inspired Hotel Zed last week, both the restaurant and hotel owners knew exactly what they were doing – introducing a space t...

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Attn: Beer lovers!

The best beer experience of your life is about to happen in Victoria, especially if you are into craft beers. Victoria Beer Week is a nine-day series of events highlighting an amazingly broad selection of super delicious BC craft breweries while also providing educational opportunities to learn more about craft beer.  Yes, I'm talking a...

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Ping-Pong Champion of the World

At Hotel Zed, we dare to be different, focusing on the personal touch and a retro funky feel. That’s why we have our Ping-Pong lounge, vinyl records, typewriters, and comic books. But, we also have free hi-speed WiFi and media hubs to connect your tablets to your in-room LED TV. We’re not afraid to be ahead of the trend, and we welco...

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Get lucky this Friday the 13th

Hotel Zed, Victoria’s rebel against the ordinary, is inviting all couples, lovers, and even loved ones to get lucky this Friday the 13th by pencilling in a ‘Nooner’ and enjoying an extended lunch hour. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. only, rooms are available for $50 Cdn, based on availability. Check out is at 2 p.m., and seven-day ...

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Rebellious Winter Zed Sked

Winter is definitely rebellious here in the province's capital as the tourists are all gone, the storms are breathtaking and Victoria's indie culture continues to thrive.  Here's a smattering of suggestions: Hike in a rainforest when it's really raining: Visit the famous 3 Sisters in Carmanah Walbran Park and have them all t...

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HOTEL ZED GETS RECOGNIZED

It’s been 6 awesome months since Hotel Zed was born.   Already we are getting some amazing recognition throughout BC and beyond.  Perhaps one of the coolest was on November 4, 2014 when Destination BC unveiled their new $2.6M marketing strategy and highlighted our very own Mandy Farmer for her innovative new product and experie...

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Bleisure or Bizcations

Yup, you heard me right, why not mix a little fun with your next business trip to Victoria and the best way to do that is to stay at Hotel Zed! Our 1967 vintage shuttle bus (aka "Doris") will make sure you get to your meetings on time and arriving in style! Your significant other will have plenty to do back at the Hotel (ping pong, wat...

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Fall is about RELAXATION

There's pressure on those glorious summer sunny days to get outside and enjoy every last ounce of it.  So now that the misty crisp weather has started to pour in, it's a breath of fresh air to just relax. Here's our Zed Sked for a completely relaxing stay: Sleep in and have a lazy morning around our lobby drinking awesome free c...

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Win A Road Trip to Zed

Win A Road Trip to Zed! Hotel Zed may be located in Victoria but our fans seem to be coming from all over BC. To support and thank some of our further afield fans we have partnered with the wonderful folks at KelownaNow and Kelowna BMW for a very cool contest. If you live in the Okanagan, this is definitely the cool road trip contest of the year...

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The "ZED Bus" Contest Winner!

Don't worry, you didn't miss out on actually winning the Zed Bus, I'm not giving her away, that would be crazy! But you might have missed out on attending the largest Social Media Camp in Canada, held this past weekend here in Victoria BC.  For us, this was the perfect opportunity to launch our ridiculously fun Hotel Zed. How do...

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Aunty Mandy's ZED Sked

There's something special about being an aunt even though I've got kids the same age at home.  I would never let my kids have chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast nor sploosh on extra maple syrup while letting them wash it down with lemonade?! Are you nuts? But Aunty Mandy allows it, and offers cookies for dessert after breakfast! ...

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Vintage Victoria

Victoria, B.C., long known for high tea at the Empress Hotel, antiques in Oak Bay and roses at Butchart Gardens, is cultivating a new retro-culture du jour thanks to a wave of vintage fashionistas, chefs, hoteliers and cocktail-makers. Forget Palm Springs or South Beach—a nostalgic getaway is just across the Salish Sea. stay: Hotel Zed com...

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This weekend is going to be awesome...

It's official: the saying "Nearly dead, newly wed" to describe Victoria's population is OVER!  My proof? Take a peek at what's happening this weekend alone in Victoria: Theatre SKAM's Bike Ride! This is alternative theatre at its best: a mobile feast of live performances, bike rentals, bike decoration, music, fun a...

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Canada Day, Eh!

Ok so as Hotel “Zed” we just have to say a few words about Canada Day. It’s our heritage and it’s part of our name. What do we mean by that.  It’s why we are called Hotel “Zed” and not hotel “Zee”. Zed is the Canadian/British equivalent of the American letter Zee in the alphabet. We're ...

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My Perfect Day

8:00am "The First Coffee" My honey has stumbled down to the lobby to fetch us the first cup of awesome coffee for the day.  I am so glad it is not that crap that hotels usually serve. 8:30am "Lazy Start" Sipping 2nd cup in person at the lobby.  I'm at the vinyl listening station, with my headphones on, per...

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The Urban Bicyclist's Radical Adventures in Victoria

Nothing beats the freedom of a bike for heading off the beaten path and making for some of the cosier and quirkier neighbourhoods around town, all while enjoying the ambiance of the journey.  Plus, Hotel Zed has free bikes for you to rent! Two measly little blocks away from Hotel Zed is Victoria's major bicycle artery, the Galloping Goo...

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