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Bee & Thistle Guest House

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Carmel, California
Reviewed 15 June 2012

We regularly stay near Commercial Drive, to visit our kids, and this is by far the best place to stay - beautiful remodel of old heritage home, spotless, comfortable rooms and beds, welcoming hosts, huge (maybe too huge) breakfasts, central location but far enough Drive to be quiet.

4Thank Hal327
New Jersey
Reviewed 11 June 2012

The Bee and Thistle is in a category of it's own. Lynn and Michael are wonderfully warm and helpful hosts and they take extra steps to insure that you have a memorable stay.They love what they do and it shows in the smallest detail. We were greeted with delicious homemade cookies ( as there are everyday) and a folder with...

2Thank BethMiriam
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Outstanding B&B, spotlessly clean, fantastic breakfasts, stunning rooms and decor and first class hosts. Nothing was too much trouble for Lynn and Michael, they go out of their way to make you feel at home. Beats ANY of the big chain hotels hands down. Thoroughly recommended.

2Thank DCLA19
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 June 2012

We stayed at the Bee & Thistle for 3 nights for a surprise engagement trip. After lots of research and deliberation between hotels in Vancouver (L'Hermitage and Rosewood) I settled on Bee & Thistle based on their outstanding reviews. Room: Once we arrived we were very impressed with our room (The Lion's Den). The room was tastefully decorated and very...

1Thank Ashkan2100
Reviewed 5 June 2012

We stayed for two nights at the end of our trip and we weren't disappointed by the location, the welcome and the breakfasts ! The quality and cleanliness of the rooms was excellent, as were the nice touches such as the free mini bar and daily home made cookies. The local knowledge and help to plan our days (and our...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 29 May 2012

We can`t imagine any better place to stay in Vancouver if you are looking for an original, personal, and comfortable place with the most friendly and welcoming hosts, a great breakfast and an interesting neighbourhood. The Bee & Thistle is located just a fiew steps away from Commercial Drive, a multicultural, lively area with lots of restaurants of any food...

Thank Claudia H
hong kong
Reviewed 14 May 2012

We stayed at Bee & Thistle for 1 week as we had some family business to attend to. Having been to Vancouver a few times before I would say this is the best accomodation ever! Location is good, easy for downtown sights, as well as towards other suburbs, and up to North Vancouver and Whistler. You have to drive though,...

4Thank yvonne06
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Lynn and Michael run an excellent B&B - definitely the best that we have stayed in anywhere in the world. Every detail from the clever keyless entry to the front door of the imposing old house, through the exquisitely presented and tasting breakfasts to the beautiful yet functional decor of the rooms has clearly been carefully pondered and the most...

Thank David T
Fort Worth
Reviewed 29 April 2012

Where to begin - the hospitality, gourmet breakfast, delicious cookies left on your bed after returning from a day of adventure, the amazingly restored 1908 house that has every amenity plus (i.e., remote control gas fireplaces in every room, heated private bathroom tile floor, as well as, heated wood floors in your room) , great location, location, location from downtown...

1Thank KimAndJoeTexas
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 April 2012

...and Lynn & Michael of Bee & Thistle deserve their high ratings. They offer the extra touches that are so appreciated--warm cookies on the bed in the afternoon, a (free) stocked minibar and very comfortable beds in nicely appointed rooms. If I had to offer any fair balance, it would be the breakfasts. I am a guy who eats oatmeal...

3Thank syncomm1

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Staying in Commercial Drive

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Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 1908 heritage house located near downtown Vancouver, Canada, with views of mountains and harbor. All rooms have min. queen beds, luxury linens, fireplaces, t.v., iPod docking stations, ensuite bathrooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bee & Thistle Guest House

Address: 1842 Parker St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2K9, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Commercial Drive
Price Range: $160 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Bee And Thistle Guest House
Bee & Thistle Guest House Hotel Vancouver
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“Lions Loft for longer stays and eating in.”
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“We stayed in two different rooms and found that each room offered individual qualities that we enjoyed.”
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