Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly Victoria motel in Burnside with free parking


This family-friendly Victoria motel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of MayFair Shopping Centre, Uptown Center, and Topaz Park. British Columbia Parliament Building is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.

Property Features

This smoke-free motel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free area shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a spa tub, a sauna, and free use of bicycles are onsite.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free newspapers. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find refrigerators and free local calls.

Hotel Zed ratings based on 338 Verified Reviews

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4.0 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
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Beware of online booking impressions

3 out of 5
Posted Feb 18, 2017
Pros: location
Cons: I thought I was going to get more value for my money than I did in the end
Location: very busy in city traffic
The room was not depicted well online, way smaller than I was led to believe. NO in room coffe.
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1 out of 5
Posted Feb 1, 2017
blankets are thin. door was not secure. This was a business trip.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 18, 2017 by Walking Wizard
Hi there, Please except my apologies about you duvet being to thin and never hesitate to call the front desk if you need an extra blanket or have any other concerns. I'm not sure what you mean about the door not being secure. All our doors have the key card lock as well as deadbolts and privacy locks. Thank you for staying with us and i hope you do give us another chance. Cheers, Jon W Assistant manager Hotel Zed
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Retro showing its age.

3 out of 5
by from New York
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Pros: Location, sense of humor and fresh hot coffee in the lobby.
Cons: Needs a touch up, things are wearing out and that bright, fresh retro meme is wearing out.
Location: Close to almost everything in Victoria, but you do need a car to get around.
I've stayed here many times in the last couple of years. In the beginning the bright and sassy retro touches really added to the experience - almost like staying in an old Laugh-In set. Things are getting a bit long in the tooth, however, and old lights that blink on and off, heat that can't quite keep up with the cold bathroom floors and general wear and tear means it's time to re-retro the retro...
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5 out of 5
Posted Jan 17, 2017
Just the most perfect place to stay in Victoria. Have a terrific eggs Benny and head out to shop at Mayfair across the street or take the groovey shuttle down to Victoria's amazing harbour
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 26, 2017 by Walking Wizard
Dear guest, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your breakfast at The Ruby. They are one of the best spots in Victoria to eat! I also love our inner harbour and it's one of my favorite spots to relax on my days off. I'm so happy you had a chance to experience it. Thank you very much for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again! Cheers, Jon W Assistant manager Hotel Zed
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Victoria trip

3 out of 5
Posted Dec 29, 2016
Pros: Location
Cons: No coffee in any rooms. Accessibility for people with mobility issues. Problem with contacting office in the evening - phone just rang busy.
This hotel in on Douglas Street so handy to get around Victoria. The staff were friendly and the room clean.
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4 out of 5
Posted Dec 25, 2016
Great hotel, warm pool even in the winter, nice staff, but bring earplugs. Thin walls and some of the other guests are jerks.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 29, 2016 by Walking Wizard
Dear guest, Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to post a review about your recent stay. I'm really sorry to hear you had some loud neighbors. Please never hesitate to call us, as we have a quite time starting at 10pm and our staff is on 24/7. We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in Victoria! Cheers, Jon W Assistant manager Hotel Zed
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Fun, funky and affordable with great restaurant.

5 out of 5
Posted Dec 23, 2016
Great - the chicken Barley soup save my soul. Cleaning staff very pleasant.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 29, 2016 by Walking Wizard
Hey there, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed The Ruby, our restaurant located in the hotel. It's one of the best spots in Victoria to eat! I hope you got a chance to take advantage of our heated indoor pool and hot tub. We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in Victoria. Cheers, Jon W Assistant manager Hotel Zed
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Bed bugs, frontdesk no phone pickup 9pm to 9am

2 out of 5
Posted Dec 22, 2016
Pros: Once the customer service guys are in touch , they do everything for you above and beyond.
Cons: Pickup phone guys when someone calls frontdesk. Do regular pest control sweeps.
Location: Great place to see (Victoria parliament and butchart gardens).
No one picks up the phone, I have stayed here like more than a month (in bits and pieces) and had some good and bad experience. Bad part is one night there were bed bugs in my room, I am allergic to them and all on my legs were red spots. Next night after returning from work I called front desk at night 10 , no answer (they claim 24 hours service) , so I slept as had a 13 hour shift at work and was too tired to walk there. Next day even more red spots all over my body, So that day I decided to call them while I am enroute coming back from work. Again no answer I kept calling on and on. When I reached the hotel I parked my car and I went to the front desk and the front desk person was eating food. The Good part is , once you get hold of them they are very nice, they offered me new room and wash my clothes and gave me a mug (as a gift for inconvenience). During my shifting I forgot my belt and jeans in my old room, so I went at morning 7:45 no one at front desk, I called around 8:50 no answer (as usual). So ya, thats the only bad part, no answer to customer service phone from 9pm to 9am I guess. The hotel is good (except the bed bugs in my room during one of my stays), the rates are good too. Excellent people (once you are in touch), they are trying their best to keep the good service motto, but I would say to the owners. Keep a check, call at your hotel sometimes to see if people there pickup your phone, and have pest control do regular sweeps.
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great location for seeing Victoria and shopping

3 out of 5
by from Vancouver Island
Posted Dec 20, 2016
Pros: We loved the funky décor. Buses were available just outside the motel.
Cons: As with all older motels the sounds from outside and other rooms was often audible.
Location: It was a pleasant half hour walk to inner the harbor (if you are a walker), lots of food places and across the street from a major shopping center.
This is an older motel that was remodelled a few years ago. It was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. It was inexpensive and for one night served us for our purposes.
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Affordable hotel centrally located

4 out of 5
Posted Dec 9, 2016
Room was clean and all the funky 60's decor was fun. The bathroom needs some updating though. I am only 5 feet tall and was just able to stand under the shower head. My husband had much difficulty.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 16, 2016 by Walking Wizard
Hey there, Thank you for the nice comments on your clean room and I'm happy to hear the 60's decor was a hit! I hope you found sometime to go for a swim in our heated indoor pool or maybe a quick dunk in the hot tub during your stay. Cheers, Jon W Assistant manager Hotel Zed
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Hotel Zed provides a waterslide, a spa tub, and a sauna. The motel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This family-friendly motel also offers tour/ticket assistance, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff. Complimentary self parking is available on site. A total renovation of this property was completed in May 2014.

Hotel Zed is a smoke-free property.

  • Indoor pool 
  • Total number of rooms - 63 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Waterslide 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1960 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa tub 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Portable fan 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge.

Hotel Zed has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is 19


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 20 per accommodation, per night
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between CAD $15.00 and CAD $30.00 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: CAD 20 per accommodation, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Blue Ridge Inn Victoria
  • Blue Ridge Victoria
  • Hotel Zed Victoria
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  • Zed Victoria
  • Blue Ridge Hotel Victoria

We should mention

Children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.