Disclaimer: We received this trip to Hotel Zed in Victoria in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own
If you’ve ever read a romance novel or watched a romcom there is usually a couple who runs away for a romantic rendezvous at a hotel. Sometimes it happens midday and this is known as a “nooner”! Yes you read that right! We’re talking a little hanky panky mid day! Hotel Zed in Victoria invited us to experience a real-life nooner pre- Valentines Day!
Victoria is one of my favourite places on Vancouver Island as it just has such a romantic fun eclectic style. As you can tell Hotel Zed fits right in perfectly. What better way to bring a little romance to your Valentine’s day plans than by sneaking away for some adult time to Canada’s most romantic city? We went to enjoy their Valentine’s Day nooner package and loved it so much that we stayed the night!
Now, Who or What is Hotel Zed?
Hotel Zed is easily the coolest, most fun, retro hotel in BC ever. With 2, soon to be 3 locations in BC, Hotel Zed is a MUST STAY destination. But secretly, they are the people behind Accent Inns. They had this amazing and might I add a brilliant idea to create a funky hotel that was not pretentious. Let me tell you, they hit the nail right on the head! They literally thought of absolutely everything from the decor, both inner and outer. Complete with retro alarm clocks and rotary dial phones, Hotel Zed retro factor did not disappoint, even the lobby is on point!
For those of you playing coy and wondering what is a Nooner at Hotel Zed?
A Nooner at Hotel Zed is simply an extended lunch break with some midday adult-sized fun! Hotel Zed offered hungry couples on Valentine’s Day three hours of bliss just over lunchtime which included one of their amazing rooms for a few hours. Did I mention it also comes with 4 Hotel Zed sexy card games to help get you in the romantic mood, if needing help is even a thing?
Sometimes date nights just aren’t possible! I get it, we don’t have childcare very often so sometimes maybe it’s easier to sneak away while the kids are in school or daycare? We did exactly that! Hotel Zed bring back the playfulness to your life that many of us adults are missing!
When we stayed at Hotel Zed, the weather was certainly not in our favour with winds making it feel like -10. We spent time enjoying the free coffee in the lobby and checking out the vinyl record collection. We even typed cheeky love notes on their vintage typewriters. One of our biggest highlights was the ping pong lounge which made for a little competitive fun with an adult twist! Winner truly did take all if you know what I mean! *wink wink*
Being so cold, we definitely preferred to stay in and create our own heat if you catch my drift. *nudge nudge* However, there were many kids who braved the weather to enjoy the Zedinator waterslide and outdoor hot tub. We are hoping to go back and enjoy the indoor pool and the other fun outdoor amenities. Hotel Zed also offers free bike rentals to access the nearby Galloping Goose Regional Trail.
Our stay at Hotel Zed was nothing short of incredible! Hotel Zed honestly has created a fun retro environment that is perfect for couples or fun getaways with the kids! Blowing your kids minds have them to dial 0 on the rotary phone to connect with the front desk!
If I can talk about the staff for a moment. Carmen checked us in and took care of us the entire time we were there. You can tell she loves her work environment and taking care of her guests! Initially, when we checked in, we had a room with an adjoining door to a room full of kids. They upgraded us into a beautiful suite and made sure we got settled in ok. Her smiling face and friendly demeanor was such a breath of fresh air. Carmen brought the hotel to life and made sure we felt right at home!
And just in case you worked up an appetite, Hotel Zed has a lovely on-site restaurant located just inside the lobby. The Ruby specializes in rotisserie chicken and the most amazing brunch EVER! Be sure to get on the list early or make a reservation, the food is that good. Even if you have to wait, enjoy the free coffee and amenities the lobby has to offer. Just looking at the photos of the breakfast tacos leaves salivating!
To sum it all up, Hotel Zed, no matter which location you’re staying at will be an amazing breath of fresh air! Whether you’re headed for a nooner on Valentine’s Day with your spouse or a getaway your kids, you will not regret staying at Hotel Zed. Next Valentine’s Day, be sure to spice up your love life and create your own romcom by and sneaking away for a nooner!
To book an overnight guestroom, call or go online to https://www.hotelzed.com