Hotel Zed Kelowna

Hotel Zed Kelowna

Hotel Zed Kelowna is a perfect place for families to stay.
You’re not going to find a cooler place to stay than Hotel Zed Kelowna! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

I expected it to be really cool. I knew it was colourful and fun and Instagrammable. Funky, retro and hip – everything I’d seen online told me that Hotel Zed Kelowna would be the most unique hotel in which I’ve ever stayed.

We had a blast on our stay at Hotel Zed Kelowna!
Skate date? You’ve come to the right place! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

What I didn’t know was that Hotel Zed Kelowna would be THE perfect family getaway in the Okanagan – and that we’d leave planning our next visit!

The funky retro lobby at Hotel Zed Kelowna.
The lobby and hangout area just screams 70’s cool! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

Right from the moment we set foot in the lobby, we knew that Hotel Zed is more than just a hotel – it’s a vibe! They’re true to their slogan – “Rebels against the ordinary”. Everything about this Kelowna Hotel makes for an experience that’s just a little different – and truth be told, just a little better!

Feel the retro vibes at Hotel Zed Kelowna!
Roller skates, skateboards and funky helmets add to the decor! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

It’s a vibe

The lobby is more than just a lobby – it’s a gathering space! Free coffee and tea are available for guests, day and night. The girls loved the retro lounge area, complete with record player, typewriter, table games and more! Roller skates, skateboards, bikes and helmets are available on-site for guests to use – and are proudly displayed as part of the decor! Everything, from the funky lights and shag pillows to the plush padded gold front desk lets you know that you’ve stepped back in time to the disco era!

Just a girl enjoying her Bonnie Tyler records at Hotel Zed Kelowna!
Just a girl and her Bonnie Tyler records. Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.
We loved our Kings and Bunks room at Hotel Zed Kelowna!
The bunks in the Kings and Bunks room! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

Every room is equipped with a classic rotary phone, logoed for Hotel Zed of course! We were lucky enough to stay in a King and Bunks room, perfect for our family of four. The rooms are very clean, the beds are ultra comfortable and the style is supreme, with accents of orange, purple and red – plus rainbow art on the walls!

The rooftop patio at Hotel Zed Kelowna
One of the rooftop patios at night. Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.


Amenities? Hotel Zed has ’em! From rooftop patios and hanging egg chairs to the seasonal pool and hot tub area, hanging out outside Hotel Zed is as much fun as hanging inside! You can chill, soak up the sun (or stars!) and gaze out to gorgeous Lake Okanagan without ever leaving the property!

The pool at the fabulous Hotel Zed Kelowna.
The pool with the iconic, colourful hotel in the background! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

But wait! There’s more! The girls’ favourite part may have been the Ping Pong Lounge! It’s packed with family fun options for all ages. We found video games, two drawers full of board games, a collection of colouring material and art supplies, and, perhaps the cutest surprise of all – the dress-up drawer!

Hotel Zed Kelowna has a ping pong lounge that is packed with family fun!
The Ping Pong Lounge is the perfect family hangout!

Location, location, location! Hotel Zed Kelowna is a bright and colourful beacon in the heart of the city. City Park is right across the street and the classic Ogopogo statue is just steps away. We had a great variety of restaurant options within walking distance. Free parking is included for hotel guests, too.

Kids will love the retro roller skates at Hotel Zed Kelowna!
Hotel Zed is a vibe! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

Hotel Zed boasts that it offers “all the comforts of home, if your home was weird!”. It’s a fun little trip back in time – and I can say for certain that our future will include a return to Zed!

Bring the camera! Hotel Zed Kelowna is full of photo ops!
Bring the camera – there are funky, retro photo-ops everywhere! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

Hotel Zed Kelowna

  • Where: 1627 Abbott Street, Kelowna, BC
  • More info: on the Kelowna location HERE!
  • Find other locations: in Tofino and Victoria!
Hotel Zed Kelowna has a rotary phone in every room!
Every room has a rotary phone! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.
We can't wait for our next visit to Hotel Zed Kelowna!
Safe to say we loved our stay! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

Editor’s note: We were graciously hosted for one night of our stay at Hotel Zed and we are so grateful for the opportunity to share our experience!

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