Tofino visitors, meet Hotel Zed
There’s nowhere else in the world quite like Hotel Zed Tofino. This swanky love letter to the 70’s is a rainbow dream amongst the serene Tofino rainforest.
Hotel Zed is the best place to stay in Tofino for any rebels seeking a truly unordinary experience. With a sunken living room for chilling, a mini disco for dancing, an actual psychic’s den for dreaming and the world’s first bike path that takes you right through the lobby, there is no other Tofino resort like Hotel Zed.
We’re located just five minutes by foot from world-famous Chesterman’s Beach, but we’re located right on the Inlet with exclusive access to the Inlet and the bird sanctuary.
Inside, guests can dine, drink and enjoy happy hour at ROAR, boogie in our mini disco with the light-up dance floor and sequin walls, or search for our hidden arcade. You’ll never, ever get bored at Hotel Zed.
Crash in These Pads
Hotel Zed Tofino has some of the weirdest and most wonderful rooms in town. No matter which one you choose, you’re in for more than a good night’s sleep—our pads are experiences in and of themselves.
All the comforts of home, if your home was weird.
We’ve all been there. You check into a hotel, get settled in your room, and come to a horrific conclusion: there’s nothing to do here! Hotel Zed amenities turn your stay into play so you’ll never be bored during your trip.
ROAR Live Fire Restaurant and Bar
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.
Funky surfboard outdoor showers
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!
Rainforest hot tub and barrel sauna
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.
All ages Rebel Playground
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!
Custom-made driftwood VW bus
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.
Swell Paddle + Surf
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. Check out Swell’s Website
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!
Hidden 80s arcade
Our Tofino hotel has an extra special hidden gem—no, really. It’s actually a secret arcade room! You can ask, but we won’t tell you where it is. The hunt is part of the fun. When you do find it (we believe in you), you’ll be treated to all the old school arcade games you know and love—totally free.
Retro Spaces for Work and Play
We take our retro aesthetic beyond the bright colours and funky fonts—it’s a whole vibe. Our lobbies are retro-chic sanctuaries, with lots of nooks and hideouts so you can set up your laptop or just hang out. Our guest rooms have legit rotary phones, retro alarm clocks, upcycled furniture and more! Every Hotel Zed is curated with so much detail you’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time (no DeLorean necessary).
When you stay at Hotel Zed Tofino, every day’s a dance party. Our mini disco has all the tricks: a glittery sequin wall, a whole bunch of dreamy, mirrored disco balls, wicked lighting and a light-up dance floor that just begs you to boogie. Use our tunes or play DJ yourself!
Given that retro is kind of our whole thing, we get that you probably think we’re obsessed with the past. But what if we told you our Tofino hotel offers you a chance to see the future? That’s right—the psychic’s den in our Tofino lobby is decked out with a crystal ball, Tarot cards, a mystical, starry ceiling and other mystical treasures. If you’re lucky, we might just have a legit psychic on-site during your visit.
More than a place to pass through, each Hotel Zed lobby is designed for you to hang out in. You’ll find tons of unordinary treasures including board games, retro knick knacks, typewriters and more. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time, but got to bring all of your modern comforts with you!
Live Fire Restaurant and Bar
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.
Book your stay
Ready to make Hotel Zed your new favourite destination? Fine choice! Check availability and secure your spot in a one-of-a-kind Zed pad today.