We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bee & Thistle Guest House

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Vancouver
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Bee & Thistle Guest House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

277 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Bee & Thistle Guest House
See the most recent reviews
Showing 265: English reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My wife and I recently stayed for a few nights while celebrating our "babymoon". This guest house was just what we were looking for. Friendly host and a comfortable room in a beautiful home. Loved the location as well. Quiet street with lots of good restaurants close by within walking distance. Stocked fridge in the room with some good treats...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mvkicker
Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Visiting from Australia, our friends took Florence and we stayed in Lions Loft for 3 days. Having travelled for near 2 months and stayed in some 20 locations, the B & T was as good, if not better, than any. Home with character, spotlessly clean and well appointed. On this trip we experimented with accom outside of the larger cities,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank BDJ750
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We recently stayed at this exquisitely renovated home and were very happy with all the thoughtful and well appointed details. The bed was so comfortable as were all the amenities provided. We had a lovely view from the sweet little balcony in front of our room to enjoy the sunset. Although the timing for our arrival and departure did not...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MJV0301
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We had booked this room a while ago when it was still a B&B, however, it was clear in the confirmation that in 2016 breakfast would not be served. We missed that message. Had we realized, we likely would not have booked it. The room we had was very nice and quite comfortable. There are free snacks and beverages in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DavJM
buzzinn1, Owner at Bee & Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Dear guests: We are so sorry to hear that your stay with us wasn't perfect, which is what we strive for with each guest! It's important to us that our guests not be surprised by the fact that we're no longer serving a full breakfast (we do put gourmet yogurts and granola bars in the room fridges for a light...

Reviewed 9 July 2016

We own a B&B in Idaho. We have studied a lot B&B's and have "sampled" B&B's simple because we own a B&B and always have an eye towards improvement. It was an absolute delight to stay at "B&T Guest House." Lynn and Michael have obviously devoted themselves to attention to detail and design. We know from personal experience what it...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Maureen and Al S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay with Lynn and Michael. The rooms were well appointed, comfortable with everything we needed. The loft room also had a full kitchen which was great to make breakfast each day particularly as the local Cafes don't open very early. However, the best part of the stay was the tasty biscuits Michael had made that were...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Tania M
Charlotte
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We were here for three nights. We've stayed in 100+ B & B's, and this one was definitely top notch. It's an early 20c Victorian located east of downtown on a quiet residential street, but only a block and a half from Commercial Drive, one of Vancouver's most happening streets (with 60 or so restaurants within walking distance, including one...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank lchjr
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I love this home and it felt like home. The hosts were kind and attentive and every detail was tended to for our stay. I got to try two rooms of the house, while my friend had another. All were beautiful and totally outfitted with little fridges and very modern bath facilities. The neighborhood is perfect for a day of...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Mauri S
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We really enjoyed our stay in this 1920s built guest house, which was very comfortable and full of character. Lynn, Michael and their staff were very welcoming, and we even found home-made cookies in our room each day. At the time we stayed they had stopped serving breakfast, but this wasn't too much of a problem as the fridge in...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank colintowner66
Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 4 June 2016

This guest house is on a quiet, tree-lined street near Commercial Drive's restaurant strip (but without the noise and traffic). Our room (the Ivy Room) was beautifully appointed - large, comfortable bed, in-room refrigerator, and lots of nice amenities. It's not cheap, but it's very much worth it. The owners are friendly and extremely generous with information about restaurants and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lawrence H

137 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (133)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (29)
Viewed
Room/Suite (21)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Dining (33)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (39)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Vancouver hotels
Downtown
L'Hermitage Hotel
L'Hermitage Hotel
#1 of 89 in Vancouver
3,528 reviews
Gastown
Victorian Hotel
Victorian Hotel
#38 of 89 in Vancouver
700 reviews
Downtown
St. Regis Hotel
St. Regis Hotel
#9 of 89 in Vancouver
2,302 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
West End
West End Guest House
West End Guest House
#1 of 50 in Vancouver
675 reviews
West End
English Bay Inn
English Bay Inn
#6 of 50 in Vancouver
220 reviews
West End
Barclay House Bed and Breakfast
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Commercial Drive

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $167 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Bee And Thistle Guest House
Bee & Thistle Guest House Hotel Vancouver
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Bee & Thistle Guest House staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question
Bath, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Bee & Thistle Guest House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Molly's Room is good for one maybe 2 people.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelz429, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Bedrooms on higher floors have balcony and bit of view!”
 of 5 bubbles GillyP_12, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lions Loft for longer stays and eating in.”
 of 5 bubbles BDJ750, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in two different rooms and found that each room offered individual qualities that we enjoyed.”
 of 5 bubbles AlandMaureen, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The very top room is an apartment with a kitchen. All the rooms are lovely, but the rooms at the front of the house have the views.”
  • living in the Victorian, with modern upgrades
  • each bathroom is unique and modern
  • The first little room: facing the back garden with a nice view.
 of 5 bubbles MauriS120, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
5 of 5