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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 #33 of 57 hotels in Victoria
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5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Really average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

Room was so small, there were no fridge and hair dryer. No air conditioning and it just had a little fan. Breakfast not included, it isnot bad for one night stay but more than one night... I dont recommend!! May be for just 10$ more you can have a better place to stay!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Surrey, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The place is clean and has a free parking. The only thing I don`t like during our stay was no aircon. We were not able to sleep comfortably because its so hot during the time of our stay. If they have that aircon, we probably enjoy our stay there.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

The former motel is clean and comfortable and an easy bus ride to Victoria's harbor area. There was a smallish breakfast and free parking. The latter is important because of parking fees in the main part of Victoria. It's still a bit on the pricey side, which was somewhat expected as we were there in high season. If you're taking the ferry in the morning, there is a good breakfast available at the Days Inn across from the Black Ball ferry terminal.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brampton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

If there are a few things you can live with, and you are on a budget, this is a fantastic hotel. What’s to live with? No air conditioning for one thing – however Victoria has a moderate climate. We were there in July. We had a two room suite- there were fans in each room and some windows could be left open so the temperature was fine. Also exterior and road noise did not seem to be a problem even though the hotel faces a very busy road. Another thing to live with- it is an old motel. It has been well maintained but it is not like staying at a modern hotel- older style bathroom, no elevator to second and third floor rooms. There was a kitchenette with a two burner stove, small fridge, microwave and sink. Breakfast is available on site but not included in the price. Rooms are clean, beds are comfortable and modern. Bathroom sink and counter have been updated. Fan works in bathroom. There is a queen sized bed in each room of the suite plus a couch. Older style TV’s in each room. The pool is indoor, is clean and kept at a very comfortable temperature. There is no hot tub but there is a sauna. Laundry facilities (Coin operated washer and dryer) are available for a small fee. The hotel is less than a twenty minute drive to downtown Victoria and right across the street from a major mall. If you are on a budget and don’t mind an older style motel, Blue Ridge is excellent value. Staff are friendly and very helpful. We were very pleased with the value for the money.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BlueRidgeInn, General Manager at Hotel Zed, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
Dear HappyEarthWalker,
You've stayed at more than one of our Accent Inns properties. Your name is recognizable. For those unaware Accent Inns also owns/operates the Blue Ridge Inn in Victoria. We don't see why folks that need or want a lower cost property need to get lower standards in service or an unkempt inn. We really appreciate your straight forward comments about our Blue Ridge Inn and hope to see you in Victoria again sometime.
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Calgary, Alberta
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Stayed two nights at the Blue Ridge Inn in late June, located directly across from the Mayfair shopping centre and a short drive to downtown Victoria. Room was clean and adequate with microwave & mini-fridge, clock radio and TV. No air conditioning or in-room safes. Kids enjoyed the heated pool (no hot tub). Overall a GREAT value with efficient and competent staff.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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BlueRidgeInn, General Manager at Hotel Zed, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Dear FunnyKat,
Thanks so much for writing a review. We are so glad your family enjoyed your stay and the kids had a chance to have fun in the pool. Looking forward to welcoming you back again.

Chris Knight
General Manager
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We recently stayed at the Blue Ridge. The room was comfortable and tidy and the bed was fantastic. We found the staff very helpful. The location was great for bus routes into town which was only 10 min and close to shopping and resturants. Overall great value for money, we would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

Clean, good value, welcoming, easy to find, laundry convenient, outside tables pleasant.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Zed

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
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Zed 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Blue Ridge Hotel Victoria
Blue Ridge Motel

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