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.
All 63 Vancouver B&Bs / inns

The Balfour Inn

1064 Balfour Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1X1, Canada
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Balfour Inn to your Saves list
The Balfour Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
35%
Ranked #46 of 63 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Write a Review

14 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    1
    4
    2
    4
    3
See reviews for
4
4
2
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Mississauga, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

booked a room with private bath, arrived to find my room had only a shared bath (with 4 others) which turned out to be a tub with a hand held shower head , no stopper, no bath the heating for the house (old radiators) were not working, therefore the house itself was very cold and damp, each room had a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you like old huge Victorian Villas, quite green surroundings (a lovely garden), fantastic staff, decent breakfasts, individually decorated rooms (many with old original details) - and good price for all this - then The Balfour Inn is your place! We are amazed! Its like coming home to you´re loving aunt, that takes care of you and really really likes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Terrace, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I don't like the fuss and bother of downtown hotels, not to mention the cost. The house is old and lovely and the surrounding area is quiet and beautiful. It's a quick walk to VGH and transit is just down a half block with Starbucks on the corner. My bed was super comfy and the room clean. The common bathroom... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I had the hilarious pleasure of staying at the Balfour Inn Vancouver recently. It can only be described as Fawlty Towers of the north, which I am sure the owners would laugh at. Staff often don't have a clue, literally, of what is going on and guests can't understand them, leading to some very entertaining moments of total miscommunication -... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Terrible mattress (could feel the springs), musty smell and mould growing in our basement suite room. Window won't open to ventilate for fresh air. Staff are friendly and rooms clean. However, lodging places must have decent mattress, ventilation and clean smell (without mould) before I would want to stay. We had booked two nights but checked out after one night... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Its not one of those fancy hotel, but it is very nice and clean. Its right in the middle of the city and BC Children's hospital was just a stone throw away. Staff was very thoughtful and nice. Will surely recommend to go!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Smelly rooms, bad bed's totally not what you expect for this price. left after one horrible night (snoring came true the floors!) We left to a other place just $20 more per night in DT vancouver! My advice, don't go there!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

I chose this B & B based on the beautiful website, however, it dod not live up to my expectations. My room was so small, that the door opened outwards. There was a stale, musty smell in the room and wireless did not work. Honestly, I would not recommend this establishment.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

We stayed here for two nights. The rooms and beds where ok and clean, the breakfast was ok but not special. 'Shared bathroom' was indeed shared, but not with 2 rooms but minimal 5 and the shower didn't worked to well. The house was very old and for that reason, noisy. The management was not that friendly, the people who... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sonoma County CA
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

We were glad we chose the Balfour. We had been looking at lower-priced places near Chinatown and Gastown, but it was not that far (we had a car) to get to this beautiful old neighborhood and it felt relaxed and quiet. Our dog-friendly room turned out to be in the basement and was a little bit oddly furnished, but it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to The Balfour Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Balfour Inn

Address: 1064 Balfour Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1X1, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and HotelsClick so you can book your The Balfour Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Balfour Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.