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Bee & Thistle Guest House

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Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 13 October 2015

The owners did not miss a beat! From the coded door locks on the front door and room door (no keys needed), to the comfy bed, to the fridge full of canned drinks and snacks, the heated bathroom floor, full coffee/tea/hot chocolate set up and homemade cookies left on my bed every night. I stayed for 3 nights the first...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 September 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Bee & Thistle during our most recent 1st visit to Vancouver. I prefer staying at B&B's. After reading the great reviews we booked 4 nights. We couldn't have been happier. The Guest House was beautiful. We stayed in the Ivy Room. It was clean, spacious, cozy and very comfortable. The bed linens were...

4Thank James A
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Spend 3 nights in this lovely b&b, in an interesting area of Vancouver. Nice Shops and dining close by. The hosts are very, very friendly and helpful. Rooms are all special, nicely decorated and with even nicer bathrooms. You get all the support needed, and more. Breakfast is more Continental and "on the sweet side", but where do you get...

3Thank openair13
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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Wonderful stay! Nice room, tasty breakfast, welcoming hosts in a interesting neighborhood with lot's of restaurants nearby. A good place to stay if you want a quiet place to rest up after a long day of exploring Vancouver. We can definitely recommend this place.

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Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Very homey feeling inn. Lynn and Michael went out of their way to suggest activities, help with planning and give guidance for using the excellent public transportation system. Delicious and aesthetically pleasing breakfasts each morning, serving trays artfully decorated with flowers from their garden and laden with exquisite home baked croissants, muffins, scones and local produce. Comfy room with everything...

1Thank Elizabeth D
North-East England
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

The whole experience was heavenly. Our room (Ivy) was tastefully furnished and decorated, as was the bathroom. Breakfast was plentiful and of a high standard and the fact that things were decorated with fresh flowers added to the feeling that here was a couple who took exceptional pride in everything. The local area provided many opportunities for dining or even...

1Thank ValNorth_EastEngland
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed recently and this is one of the best bed and breakfast experiences we have had anywhere in the world. Lynn and Michael are excellent hosts, the room (we had the top floor one, which is self catering though we were eating out) was beautifully decorated and there were even free snacks and soft drinks liberally...

1Thank PaulSchreier
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 July 2015

My partner and myself stayed at Lynn and Michael's B n B for 2 nites after arriving from New Zealand prior visiting Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Likewise we stayed 2 nites prior returning home at the end of our Canadian trip. We felt at home the moment we walked in the door and quickly went into holiday mode. Lynn and...

1Thank jcpauwels
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This was our first true B&B experience and now the bar has been set high. We stayed for 2 night in the Lion Loft room. Loved it. The location was easy to get to by taxi and by bus from downtown. And it was nice to be able to walk only a few blocks for many restaurant options on Commercial...

1Thank Shirley G
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Lynn and Michael have done an incredibly job with making you feel at home. As soon as I entered the Bee & Thistle, I knew it would be a very comfortable and relaxing place to call home. I stayed in Molly's Room which was perfect for just myself. Bee & Thistle was just a block and a half away from...

2Thank Kortnee S

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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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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • 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
Also Known As:
Bee & Thistle Guest House Hotel Vancouver
Bee And Thistle Guest House
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ivy's Room is wonderful.”
TimVidal, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Molly's Room is good for one maybe 2 people.”
michaelz429, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Bedrooms on higher floors have balcony and bit of view!”
GillyP_12, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lions Loft for longer stays and eating in.”
BDJ750, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in two different rooms and found that each room offered individual qualities that we enjoyed.”
AlandMaureen, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
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