Photo credit: Hotel Zed
Photo credit: Hotel Zed


RADically different at Hotel Zed Tofino

When I envision a holiday, there’s always something magical about vacationing in a town like Tofino where you can be RADically different without worrying about what people will think of you. A place where you’re welcomed with open arms, hearts and have that giddy feeling when you step into an eclectic sunken living room that you’ve found your way home.

This is what Hotel Zed Tofino is ALL about.

Hotel Zed lobby

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They are simply rebels here to make a difference in your stay, and the world. They bring bold, bright colours into a serene place to stand out and be unique. They invite you into their home as family and we all end up leaving knowing we’ll be back each and every year.

Hotel Zed Tofino is an extraordinary hotel that brings a slice of a swanky 70’s retro vibe to Tofino, a tiny surf town nestled in the rainforest on Vancouver Island. Home to cozy guest rooms, and amenities you’d never seen before, this is the place to be. From a psychic’s den (a total must to get a reading while you’re here!), custom driftwood VW interactive van, to a mini disco room, free laundry amenities, and secret retro arcade you’ll love every detail of this place.  

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Guest rooms feature luxurious beds, heavenly rain showers (or a lovely tub and shower), locally-sourced coffee, cozy spaces to chill, and hand selected eclectic design and artwork features sought out by the hotels Founder, Mandy, that really emulate the whole epic 70’s vibe happening throughout the hotel. 

Looking for a bit more room when the whole fam/friend-jam joins you?! Look no further than the Family Room in the Forest Building. Home to a full kitchen and parlour room, a main room with a lovely king bed, and ensuite bathroom, and space for extra folks; including a double-size bunk bed, one twin bed, an additional bathroom and gorgeous rainforest views.

Adventure Awaits

Swell Tofino paddling

Photo credit: Swell Tofino

Cruise through town with a bike from Swell Tofino (located on the property) then head out for a surf or stand-up paddle board lesson with their awesome crew. Live the good life while in Tofino and feel like a local while conquering the roaring waves learning from the best of the best.

Stillwater Spa at Hotel Zed

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After a morning surf, cruise through the lobby on your bike (yes, you heard us right! There’s a bike lane through Hotel Zed’s undeniably awesome lobby) and head straight to the inlet for a relaxing afternoon massage at Stillwater Nature Spa. Mary, the founder of Stillwater provides a nourishing, holistic experience that revitalizes the soul. 

Keep the relaxing vibe going and take to forest bathing in their open-air hot tub and barrel sauna that’s nestled in the radical rainforest.

RADically Different Dining in Tofino

ROAR at Hotel Zed

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Live life with a great big ROAR while dining at ROAR restaurant lovingly located in Hotel Zed. The restaurant team rebels against the ordinary as they cook with live fire, and are rooted in the intention of creating a unique dining experience that enlivens the senses. From sharing stories of locals and using ingredients from the land they call home, the chefs and wizards of bartenders have simply created a space where you feel like you’re gathered around a campfire enjoying a meal with your favourite folks. 


Photo credit: Lux.Fino

Looking for a little adventure beachside, look no further than Lux.Fino; an incredible luxury picnic company that offers unique experiences while watching the waves ebb and flow along the coast. Memories will certainly be while enjoying grazing boards, the loveliest macaroons, and locally sourced crab/fish that oozes with the flavours of the sea.  


Photo credit: JEJU

From oceanside to JEJU, every restaurant we stumbled upon while in Tofino just made it that much harder to leave the welcoming island vibe. JEJU is at the top of our go-to in-town restaurant as the bold and distinct Asian flavours pair well with the community feel of the place. We highly recommend sharing plates with your crew here, as everything on the menu is handmade with the finest ingredients and is the best.

Shed Restaurant

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If you’re looking for a chill vibe spot right in the heart of downtown Tofino, cruise your bike through the lobby and down the bike path to SHED Tofino, a place with a warm west coast atmosphere. From using the highest quality products from local farms and the ocean, SHED provides a fun space for you to chill out and people watch for the day. 

With the temperamental rainforest weather that is Tofino, we so recommend enjoying a drink or two at Tofino Craft Distillery to warm your palette with handcrafted premium quality Certified Organic spirits, then head to Chocolate Tofino to indulge in incredibly delicious handcrafted chocolates.

Whether you spend your days gazing up at the stars while nestled in the barrel sauna or take to exploring the edges of the Pacific coast, Hotel Zed Tofino is simply RADically different, and invites you to be just who you are on your vacation on the west coast. Book your stay at any Hotel Zed property, as we know you’ll have the best time.

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