There’s something so comfortable yet exciting about a retro-themed stay, and thankfully, there are plenty of hotels and motels across Canada that fit the bill. So whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a family vacation, here are 10 cool spots that are definitely worth the road trip.

Hotel Zed


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To kick off our list of retro motels in Canada let’s check out BC’s Hotel Zed. This spot actually has three locations in Kelowna, Tofino, and Victoria. So if you want a pop of colour with your stay you can’t go wrong with Zed. Their rooms come complete with retro decorations like vintage rotary phones. And they even have roller skates, skateboards, and cruiser bikes for your use. Plus, you can stay at one of their infamous airstreams for an even cozier experience!

Where: Multiple locations in BC

Lamphouse Hotel

If you’re headed to the Rockies and want a boutique hotel with drive-up convenience, the Lamphouse is for you. Rooms at this spot come furnished with MCM inspire furniture and you can enjoy a hot tub with mountain views. So treat yourself while exploring the great outdoors.

Where: 610, 8 Street Canmore, AB

The Burrard


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It’s hard to imagine that motel-style accommodations still exist in the heart of BC but they sure do! However, The Burrard definitely takes motels to the next level with a retro interior, Nespresso machines, and free bike rentals. So if you’re planning a trip to Vancouver, this might just be your spot.

Where: 1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

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This spot has those ‘rustic but make it modern’ vibes that are sure to make your stay in Manitoba nice and relaxing. Plus it’s located in Riding Mountain National Park so you can relax in style while getting out in the great outdoors. And if you ask us, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Where: 128 Wasagaming Drive, Wasagaming MB

The June Motel


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This spot definitely mixes retro and minimalist aesthetics to create the millennial’s dream motel. And that means you’ll definitely be able to snag an Instagram photo or two while staying here. Not to mention they have two locations in Prince Edward County and Sauble Beach with plenty to do in both spots. Or you can just kick back, relax and treat yourself.

Where: Multiple locations in ON

Moffat Inn 

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In addition to a prime location on the Lake in the heart of Old Town, Moffat Inn has all the old-school charm to make any overnight stay special. And for the best sushi in Niagara on the lake, you just have to head downstairs.

Where: 60 Picton Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Lighthouse Motel & Cottages

As the name suggests this spot definitely has some nautical influence. But in a cute way that will allow you to enjoy Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore. This spot is located right on the LaHave River so you’ll have plenty to see and do. Plus it’s just 30 minutes away from Lunenburg!

Where: 1101 Highway 331, Conquerall Bank, NS

Drake Motor Inn


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We’re going to guess that you’ve heard of this spot but there’s a reason for that and it’s because it’s absolutely worth visiting. This hotel is full of unique rooms with cool decorations, paint jobs, and furniture. So if you’re all about aesthetics and the perfect spot for Instagram pics, you’ll definitely want to stay here.

Where: 43 Wharf St, Wellington, ON

C3 Hotel

This spot mixes modern retro design with old-world Quebec architecture perfectly. So if you’re looking for a higher-end spot you really can’t go wrong here. You’ll be smack dab in the middle of Quebec City’s art and cultural district. So definitely check this one out if you’re heading to the area.

Where: 170 Grande Allee Ouest, Quebec, QC

Train Station Inn


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One of our last picks is the most unique stay we’ve seen in a while, a train. Yes, that’s right, you can choose from not 1 but 9 different cabooses to stay in. So if you happen to be into trains, this is pretty much a dream come true. Not to mention, each train is decked out in funky train-appropriate decorations. So don’t miss out on this one, folks.

Where: 21 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, CA


And that’s a wrap on some beautiful retro-themed hotels & motels to check out in Canada. We hope this list inspires your next road trip this year!