The Bee & Thistle is 1908 heritage house located in the vibrant Commercial Drive area of Vancouver, a short 6 minute drive from the heart of the shopping and business district. The balconies on every level of the house provide views of downtown and the North Shore mountains, as well as distant views of the Lions Gate bridge, Canada Place and the harbor. The house is tastefully decorated to blend antique and vintage character with contemporary luxuries such as net book computers, iPod docking stations, fireplaces, flat screen t.v.s, custom showers, and/or soaker tubs.
4.4 on August 30, 2015
I've visited a lot of B&Bs and the Bee and Thistle offers the best service by far. Fresh baked cookies greet you along with a special note welcoming your arrival and a menu for the morning's breakfast. The breakfasts there are amazing - homemade granola, fresh baked pastry/muffin each day along with homemade jams. A beautiful dining environment. They encourage you to take and things along for your day - muffins, cheese, croissants. Location is convenient, only 2 blocks from many restaurants on Commercial Drive. Free street parking. And only 3 block walk to catch a bus that takes you right to Granville Island. Lots of balconies and a garden sitting area out front. I was hoping for a slightly nicer view...it looks toward the port on one side, but he mountains to the north are nice. But we didn't spend much time in the room. I highly recommend!
5 on August 04, 2015
Our room was large and beautiful. The bed was so very comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious with fresh produce and homemade scones and granola. Lynn and Michael were so eager to help us find the many places we had on our "list of things to do" in Vancouver.
5 on April 06, 2015
A fantastic home away from home. Comfortable, charming, centrally located for good eating on Commercial Drive.
4.0 on January 12, 2015
Great host and good service by the host. Very helpful with directions and restaurant suggestions. Location is great close to Commercial Drive. Room is fairly new with great furnishing. A fairly upscale bed and breakfast which justifies the price being charged.
5 on November 19, 2014
This B&B was GREAT! We loved our stay. Our room was gorgeous! We will definitely be staying here again.
4.0 on November 09, 2014
We found that every possible accistance was offered before we even had the need to ask. Assistance was offered on how to travel around the town. Information about staff movement was addressed in a very clear and concise faction. I would have said thet staff almost bent over backwards to assist. We would not look for another accomation in Vancouver on our return.
5 on November 05, 2014
Beautifully furnished Edwardian home in great area of Vancouver, convenient to public transportation. Staff was very accomodating and knowledgeable about area. Very willing to provide recommendations. Highly recommend.
4.8 on October 19, 2014
very friendly and helpful hosts, upgrade in the wonderful lion´s suite, delicious breakfast with a lot of fresh fruits, great location next to a variety of all kinds of restaurants
5 on October 05, 2014
The Bee and Thistle made our last stop in North America memorable for all the right reasons. From Lyn and Michael's personalized and attentive service, to the wonderful decor of Molly's room and the delicious breakfasts. Thanks again and full marks.
4.6 on September 27, 2014
We stayed at the Bee & Thistle for 5 nights. The house and our room was lovely and even tho our hosts Lynn and Michael were taking a week off to do some work to the house they still made themselves available to the guests which was really appreciated and provided daily cleaning of our room. We were warned in advance that no breakfasts would be provided during this week (which was fine as there were many restaurants in the vicinity) so hard to rate the dining but if the cookies which were left in our room were anything to go by they would have been very tasty. The B&B is in East Vancouver but we were easily able to get to the city and tourist attractions by bus or bus and sky train. Lynn & Michael made us feel very welcome and I highly recommend this B&B.
The Lions' is a self contained suite with full kitchen, fridge with complimentary soft drinks & snacks, coffee pot & microwave. It features french doors to a Juliette balcony with views of the "Lions", a twin rock formation on Vancouver's North Shore mountains, the city, the Lions' Gate bridge and Vancouver's harbour. The queen size bed, gas fireplace with antique fireplace surround, antique desk including net book computer, flat screen t.v., iPod docking station will make you feel like home. The ensuite bathroom has a deep, luxurious claw foot tub, custom shower, heated floors & skylight.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 195 - $CAD 225
Florence's Room is on the second floor with original mullioned windows opening out over the garden. It features a queen bed with luxury linens, fireplace, antique treadle sewing machine desk with net book computer for your personal use, mini fridge with complimentary soft drinks & snacks, coffee pot & coffee, tea and hot chocolate, flat screen t.v., iPod docking station and much more. The ensuite bathroom has a soaker tub, gorgeous granite tile, quality amenities, custom shower with rain head, heated tile floors.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 150 - $CAD 160
Ivy's Room is named for the woman who built the house in 1908. It features a gas fireplace, ensuite bathroom with tub & shower, king bed that can convert to 2 extra long twin beds, lovely bay window overlooking the front second floor balcony, views of the mountains and the harbour in the distance.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 175 - $CAD 185
Molly's Room is named for a woman who owned the house in the early 1900s. It's located on the second floor overlooking the back garden.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 140 - $CAD 160
Vancouver, BC, Canada (YVR-Intl.) 5 miles
If coming from the U.S. border, take Highway 99 toward Vancouver, cross the Oak Street Bridge at which point the highway becomes Oak Street. Turn right on Broadway, then left on Commercial Drive and right on Parker Street. If coming from the interior of B.C., take First Avenue exit off of Highway 1. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left on First Avenue. Turn right on Victoria Drive, then left on Parker Street (7 blocks from First Avenue)
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Ocean, Near G.M. Place & B.C. Place Sports Facilities, Near Vancouver East Cultural Center, Close to Bus & Train Stations, Close to Downtown Vancouver, Robson Street, etc., Close to Cruise Ship Terminal, 15 min. walk to Sky Train, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, CD player, Copier, Private entrance, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Mini Fridges in all Rooms, Net Book Computers in all Rooms
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Close to most of Vancouver sights & activities