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Bee & Thistle Guest House

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We loved our visit to Vancouver and staying at the Bee and Thistle. Lynn and Michael were very gracious and welcoming hosts. We stayed in Ivy's room which overlooks Parker Street from the second floor. We had two beautiful sunny days, and many rainy days, but throughly enjoyed our stay and exploring the local shops and restaurants rain or shine....

Thank TimVidal
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Bee and Thistle for three nights while we were in town for a wedding. We stayed in the Molly room which was small but very nice and had everything we needed. The house was lovely and is clearly very well cared for by Michael and Lynn, the owners. The house is a block and a half...

Thank Lindsey B
Regina, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Stayed in Molly's Room, which is the smallest of their guest rooms. Window looked into the back yard. Room was a nice size and offered all amenities. Very quiet location and would stay there again. Close to restaurants and public transit.

Thank Michael Z
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 26 November 2016

What an extraordinary home, restored to perfection by Lynn and Michael. From the warm welcome and amazing view from our room terrace to the home-made cookies and delicious coffee, we were well taken care of. They no longer serve breakfast but the house is located near many good breakfast spots. A ''must have'' experience!

Thank SnowDancer55
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My best friend Gilly has already put a great review on here about the lovely Bee and Thistle and the wonderful hosts Lynn and Michael. There couldn't be a better home from home to stay in Vancouver. By the time we left we felt like we were leaving relatives as Lynn and Michael had done everything possible to make us...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My best friend Amanda and I have returned from an incredible 15 night stay at the Bee and Thistle on Parker Street. I did all my research, read the reviews and booked it! We were so very lucky in that we stayed in the Garden Retreat (not yet on the website but a one bed studio with full kitchen and...

Thank Gilly P
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I cannot think of a more perfect place to stay if you want a welcoming home from which to explore downtown Vancouver. The Bee and Thistle is located in the heart of the city, in walking distance to the excellent restaurants of Commercial Street. Bring or rent a bike and you can easily explore everything downtown has to offer from...

1Thank CJoshuaV
Federal Way, Washington, United States
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife and I got away for a few days to beautiful Vancouver, BC and stayed at the Bee and Thistle. It was wonderful - easily one of the nicest places we've stayed. The room was spacious and quite grand. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was nicely appointed. The hosts were gracious and attentive. And the little additions...

Thank Joe D
Bucks, UK
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stayed here for two nights in August. We were upgraded to the Ivy Room which was a stunning room; our son was in Molly's room which was also beautifully furnished. The B&B is near Commercial Drive and so a car or public transport is needed to reach downtown. Lynn and Michael were wonderful hosts: Lynn gave us a map...

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Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Finishing up our holiday, my wife found this quaint little B&B. It is located in a residential neighborhood off Commercial Drive (which turns out to be a highlighted visitors spot). While our hosts, Michael and Lynn greeted us, they left us (in good hands) to visit their grand kids. Their able assistants Jo(?) and Sierra provided excellent service when called...

1Thank Bonebaker G

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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
  • 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: $165 - $232 (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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