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Bee & Thistle Guest House

1842 Parker Street , Vancouver, BC V5L 2K9 Canada (Show map)
4.8
131 Reviews
CAD 140 - CAD 225
per night

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About

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.

Rooms & Rates

The Lions' Loft

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

Florence's Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $160

Ivy's Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $175 - $185

Molly's Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $140 - $160

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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great experience

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


Outstanding B & B

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.


Wonderful home away from home!

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.


Very comfortable and clean rooms

3.6 on September 26, 2014

We gave 2 stars for service because it wasn't until after the first night we were there that we were notified that there would be no towel or trash service for 7 days because the inkeepers were taking a week off. We were not given this sort of warning when we made our reservations, nor at any time prior to arriving there. We had been warned that there would be no breakfast the second morning we were there, but didn't realize (or connect the dots, I guess) that there would also be no other services provided (breakfast included) for the next 7 days. Fortunately, we were leaving after the second morning anyway, so the lack of other services didn't impact us too much.


Brilliant breakfast B&B

5 on September 25, 2014

We stayed 6 days in the Lions Den, the top floor. It is self contained and a lovely space to relax when you are all walked out from sightseeing. The breakfasts are continental style but amazing with fresh baked goods daily made by the hosts. If visiting Vancouver again would defiantly stay here. We were made very welcome.


A perfect stay !!

5 on September 24, 2014

We had wonderful days in the B&Bl and thank you for the perfect stay.


Warm, comfortable, and relaxing stay

5 on September 08, 2014

We enjoyed our 2-night stay at the Bee and Thistle tremendously! The rooms were cozy and clean, and the bed was heavenly to sleep on. Our hosts, Lynn and Michael, were so pleasant and helpful. The breakfasts were tasty with homemade scones and muffins. The Bee and Thistle is close to public transportation so you can get downtown Vancouver very easily or stay in the area and enjoy some wonderful restaurants within walking distance. We enjoyed our stay very much and would gladly go back if we ever visit the Vancouver area again.


Wonderful stay in Vancouver!

4.4 on August 14, 2014

Bus & train provide easy access to downtown Vancouver, with the bus stop just down the street from the B&B on Commercial St. Staff is very nice, but I wish there would have been late checkout or early check-in options. That would be the only feature that would've taken service over the roof! Overall, great place to stay.


A Great Stay!

5 on August 14, 2014

We had a wonderful time staying at the Bee & Thistle. The house is beautiful and always kept very clean, and Lynn & Micheal were always willing to help with finding your way around Vancouver, giving suggestions of places to go, etc. The breakfast buffets had a variety of delicious, mostly homemade foods including a daily baked good that melted in your mouth. We will definitely be staying there again next time we're in Vancouver!


Gem

4.4 on August 09, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bee and Thistle. The Ivy room is spacious, clean and offers some great views out to vancouver. The breakfasts are fresh, delicious and adequate. The hosts Lynn and Michael are always around to assist and offer advice. Although not in the city centre, the local transport is easy to use and get downtown when needed.


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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown

Airport

Vancouver, BC, Canada (YVR-Intl.) 5 miles

Directions to property:

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)

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Copier, Private entrance, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Mini Fridges in all Rooms, Net Book Computers in all Rooms

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Close to most of Vancouver sights & activities

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 - 6:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum. However, we do make exceptions on a last minute basis.
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: Equivalent to one night room rate, including tax.
  • Cancellations: We must be notified by email of cancellation request a minimum of 7 days prior to arrival date for full refund.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lynn Ferguson & Michael McClacherty

Languages spoken

Hebrew, English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Travel, cooking, gardening, books, photography, hospitality

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 Weekdays; 9:00 Weekends
  • Serving Location: ., Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Please contact us


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Details

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1842 Parker Street , Vancouver, BC V5L 2K9 Canada (Show map)

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