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Hotel Zed

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   3110 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 3K4, Canada (Formerly Blue Ridge Inn) (Burnside)
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Ranked #32 of 57 hotels in Victoria
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When the update is finished, I am sure it will have the desired Victoria hipster, retro feel, but currently (end of July) it is a work in progress. Our room was at the back away from the road noise - a good choice. Room nicely decorated, good TV, WIFI, but no A/C, and the old fashioned fan and open windows... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at Hotel Zed while in town for a wedding. I used to live in Victoria and remember the not-so-great motel that was formerly at this location. The concept of Hotel Zed is awesome - funky, retro, hipster and oh-so-Victoria, but the execution didn't quite pan out. The rooms have all been redecorated but weren't gutted during the renos,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price is good, the staff fun and friendly. They offer a shuttle service in a cool Volkswagen van downtown if you don't feel like driving after you get here :-) they also have bikes available. Overall a very Victoria, British Columbia experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Zed is clean, the beds are comfortable and the staff friendly and eager to help as much as possible. It felt like more of a motel than a hotel but the 3* rating seemed appropriate. We booked this hotel thinking that it was very close to the centre of Victoria. However it is situated on the main road into... More

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hotelzed, General Manager at Hotel Zed, responded to this review

Sophie304 Thanks for the review! We appreciate the feedback on your stay as we strive to make Hotel Zed the best place to stay in Victoria. Hope to see you again. Chris Knight General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Zed - it's clean, bright, quirky and there are lots of sweet perks. We took the bikes out for the whole day and went all over Victoria. The location is on the edge of town, but on the bikes -along the galloping goose trail it is pretty quick and easy to get downtown.... More

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hotelzed, General Manager at Hotel Zed, responded to this review

Missrich100 Thanks for the great review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Chris Knight General Manager More

Columbus, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

When I found this hotel online I knew this was going to be awesome for me and my teen daughter on our Mom-Daughter backpacking trip. Happy to say our expectations were met and exceeded even. This hotel just opened in May so the pool was done but not quite ready, that's okay. Loved the lobby area and the gourmet coffee.... More

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Johnfromaccentinns, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Zed, responded to this review

Dear bnazarian, Thanks so much for choosing Hotel Zed during your Mother-Daughter trip. How cool you guys travel together. We are a family owned business so stories like yours really connect for us. Thanks so much for the very kind remarks on our new Hotel and for your patience with the few items we are still finishing. Thanks also for... More

Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a little gem of a hotel in Victoria, BC. Clean, funky 70's decor, dial phones, a 60's VW bus that takes you around where you want to go. They have a boffo pool, laundry facilities, free Keurig coffee and tea in the lobby. There is a mall across the street, Denny's a couple of blds over and Swiss... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We booked this motel for our week's stay in Victoria based on the Hotel Zed website which seemed to promise a funky, retro style stay. The decor is definitely coming along and the lobby looks great with cool retro offerings like a turntable and vinyl as well as typewriters for guest's use. The lobby also offers Keurig coffee and tea... More

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We happened upon Hotel Zed while researching Victoria on the COHO ferry website (between Port Angeles and Victoria) and are glad we gave it a chance! All of your basic needs and comforts are taken care of, but done with a retro style that’s vibrant and cheerful. You’ve got to love colors after living in the Pacific Northwest for a... More

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Cloverdale, British Columbia, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Thought the hotel was funky and was impressed with how clean it was. Beds are comfortable. Bathrooms are clean, but not very luxurious. Was a happy camper until the construction started at 7:30 in the morning. It's loud - trucks, saws, metal bouncing off concrete. I thought it might be limited to a short time but a call to the... More

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hotelzed, General Manager at Hotel Zed, responded to this review

Dear Tasmin R I am sorry to hear the construction noise affected you. We are doing our best to limit noise disturbances prior to 10am and to end by 4pm. Luckily we are down to our last week or so of construction. I do apologize for the staff talking loudly but am pleased you enjoyed the Hotel Zed concept! We... More

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Address: 3110 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 3K4, Canada (Formerly Blue Ridge Inn)
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Burnside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Zed 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Blue Ridge Hotel Victoria
Blue Ridge Motel

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We're a ridiculously fun & eclectic hip hotel in Victoria BC that is so completely awesome your mind will be blown! Ok, slight exaggeration, but we swear it's like nothing you've ever seen before: '67 VW shuttle, typewriter station, vinyl listening station, pool & waterslide, ping pong lounge, high tech media hubs in the rooms and comic books in the bathroom ... ... more   less 
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