Tofino visitors, meet Hotel Zed

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Zed Tofino

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.

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Where the heck is Hotel Zed located in Tofino?

Hotel Zed Tofino is located along the Tofino Inlet, a ten minute walk from Chesterman Beach and a short five minute drive or ten minute bike ride from beloved shops, restaurants and bars in town. We’re also just a ten minute drive north from Long Beach, an iconic Tofino attraction where you can stroll, surf, swim and sunbathe.

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.


Coffee Lux

At Hotel Zed, we want your in-room coffee experience to feel like a little luxury.  We’ve collaborated with a local potter Daniela Petosa to create custom ceramic mugs in all of our hotel rooms. No wasteful paper cups here! if you wanna take that luxury home, the mugs are available for purchase.  


The Lanai Tofino

Right now the Lanai is closed for the winter – but the minute spring comes, the Lanai is open 7 days a week from 10 am – 10 pm. Our BBQ is free and ready to sizzle up your next outdoor feast! We have everything for a relaxing evening!


The World’s First Bike Through Lobby

Want to cruise Tofino on two wheels? Bike through the lobby on a bike path that goes right through the lobby. Need a bike? Visit Swell Tofino right outside our lobby!


Work or play in the Four Suits Entertainment Room

We have a custom game table with free cards and gaming chips. Go fish anyone? Not a gamer? Work in style and use this as your private office! Did we mention free wi-fi?


Relax In The Sunken Living Room

Kick back in our Sunken Living Room with teardrop fireplaces, comfy couches, and good company. Sip on a beverage from ROAR or ROAR Coffee & Shop, and relax!


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 center 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


Pet-friendly rooms

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!


Inlet access

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.


Bird sanctuary

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).


Mini Disco

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!


Psychic’s Den

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.


Stillwater Nature Spa

From May-October, enjoy a relaxing holistic massage at our on-site spa, nestled in the bird sanctuary just steps outside the hotel. Check out Stillwater’s Website!


Hotel Zed Colouring Sheets

We’ve taken the designs from our new staff uniform t-shirts into funky, downloadable colouring sheets. Print off and enjoy!

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.

Enjoy locally made coffee, pastries and meals at Hotel Zed’s on-site coffee shop. You’re welcome to enjoy your coffee and goodies in our sunken living room, at the playground, in the retro office or using any of our amenities. Dogs welcome! Or, take it to-go and explore Tofino! ROAR Coffee & Shop also sells merch and unique gifts crafted by local artisans.

Tribal Park Allies

The Tribal Parks Allies are a community of businesses committed to supporting the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s vision of achieving a socially and ecologically just conservation economy, where every dollar spent supports the ecological protection and restoration of the Tribal Parks ancestral gardens and the resurgence of Tla-o-qui-aht culture and governance.

It is important to us here at Hotel Zed that visitors to Tofino understand the history of guardianship and activism in this beautiful land that we all enjoy. So many tourists come in and out of this vibrant place and don’t learn more about the significance of these lands.

When you stay with us you will find a copy of a story in your room called, ʔiisaak in the Garden (Respect in the Garden). We commissioned this story in partnership with three local writers: Gisele Martin of the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation; Ian Gill, the CBC environmental reporter at the time of the Clayoquot Sound uprising; and Joanna Streetly, Tofino’s inaugural Poet Laureate. We hope you take the time to curl up with this story while you are here as it will give you a deeper connection to the history of Tofino and the land in which you are a guest.

Hotel Zed is committed to being Tribal Parks Allies and as part of this commitment we ask our guests to contribute 1% of their bill to the Tribal Parks Allies Program so the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation can continue the restoration and guardianship of their lands.

Learn more about Tribal Parks Allies and how you can support them by visiting their website.

ʔuuščakšiƛʔick (Thank You)

Just steps away from world famous Chesterman Beach!

Lonely Planet lists Chesterman Beach as one of the top 100 beaches in the world, and only two Canadian beaches made the cut!

Proudly Rainbow Registered

We’re Rainbow Registered!

All of our Hotel Zed and ROAR properties are proud to be Rainbow Registered.

Pride is so much more than a flag at Hotel Zed…although we have those, too. We are the first hospitality chain to be fully Rainbow Registered across all locations, and we hope to inspire others to follow suit.

This national accreditation is granted by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) to businesses and organizations who meet a stringent set of standards to ensure 2SLGBTQIA+ folks feel welcome, safe and accepted.

Make Every Drop Count – Tofino’s current water conservation measures

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