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English Bay Inn
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1968 Comox Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1R4, Canada   |  
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Ranked #4 of 63 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“a perfect stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a superb B&B. A short walk to English Bay and the restaurants and very comfortable. Doug is the best host you could hope for and the quality of the breakfast was first class. Doug was full of suggestions on good places to go for a day trip or a good evening meal. Room was comfortable and the decor superb and spotlessly clean. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying their stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Aside from the fantastic location, the English Bay Inn is a wonderful place to stay. It is a beautiful old house, made even more so by the fine details in decorating. Our room was comfortable and clean, but certainly the small size typical of that age of house. However, with so much to see and do just a few minutes walk away, we didn't spend much time in our room other than to sleep! The breakfasts were delicious (the fluffiest omlette I've ever had!) and the conversations with Doug and the other guests were so pleasant! Doug was so great about sharing with us all the best places to eat and explore in the area.
A great stay in a lovely place!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Excellent location, a short walk to restaurants, the water, Stanley Park, and a nice clean alternative to better hotels. Doug is the quintessential B&B host; he'll tell you all you need to know about attractions that meet your interests. The breakfast is superb, and as noted by others, the scones are simply the best. The only ding was for not getting maid service (maybe this was a one time anomaly). I'm a tough grader, so this is an honest "very good".

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Doug's scones. That should be enough reason to stay at English Bay Inn. The rest of the breakfast is of very high quality too and, not to put too fine a point on it, very healthy!
Doug is an excellent host and the inn is wonderful. We stayed in 3 of the rooms over 4 nights and all were very comfortable. The Sunny room was certainly that. Perhaps not the best choice in mid-summer.
The free parking is a god-send in that area.

Room Tip: The Secluded Getaway (suite) and was the largest and best of the 3 rooms we had. Garden View is prob...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Stayed here for two days and wished we could have stayed a week. Room was one of the smaller "cozy" ones but still very comfortable and quiet. Great quiet neighborhood and close (three blocks) to English Bay and Stanley Park. Breakfast was amazingly good and original (best Eggs Benedict ever) and Doug was a great host and very knowledgable about the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed at the English Bay Inn for five nights in total spread over two short stays in Vancouver. The host Doug was really friendly and welcoming and had arranged to have our room ready early after our morning arrival from Australia, which was greatly appreciated. We enjoyed the Garden View room for our first stay and the Grand Bedroom on the upper floor for our second. The rooms are comfortable and cosy and towelling robes and free wifi are included.

This character filled B&B is conveniently located in the lovely English Bay district just adjacent to Stanley Park, where we also enjoyed several evening meals at the excellent Fish House, only a few minutes' walk away. The downtown area is about a half hour walk away on foot or about half that time by bus from nearby retail strip on Denman Street.

Doug makes a wonderful breakfast served in the beautiful upper floor room overlooking the front garden. We can attest to the excellent eggs benedict and papaya with lime mentioned in other reviews. Not to mention the scones produced by Doug's wife for which he happily produced the recipe!

On our second stay Doug learned that we had just celebrated my wife's birthday and we returned to our room later in the afternoon to find a lovely card and a bottle of chilled prosecco in the chiller! This sort of service is hard to beat and Doug was also very helpful with advice about Vancouver to assist us during our stay and from our observations this was a feature of his dealings with all the other guests. The other staff were also by friendly and helped me by providing me with access to ironing facilities on request.

We were very pleased to base ourselves here during our time in the city and would happily return. The house has a very happy atmosphere and we got to know many of the other guests we met here and shared time with them in the comfortable living room downstairs.

Thank you Doug, hope to be back!

Room Tip: As well as the room we stayed in we were also shown rooms 2 and 5 by other guests and they are all b...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the English Bay Inn for 4 nights in July 2013 prior to embarking on a cruise. We chose the English Bay Inn due to the price, location and excellent Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Arriving from the airport, we were greeted by the owner, Doug, with a warm welcome, help with bags, and enjoyable introductory conversation The room was comfortable and spacious and English Bay Inn is just a short walk to English Bay Beach, a variety of good restaurants. The breakfasts prepared by Doug were beyond fantastic. Next time we're in Vancouver, we'll stay there if any rooms are available.
Bob I

Room Tip: The first floor suite at the back is the best of all.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1968 Comox Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1R4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — English Bay Inn 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The English Bay Inn has been running as a bed & breakfast for almost 20 years. This beautifully maintained home is located just 1 block to English Bay, The Seawall and Stanley Park! Enjoy delicious breakfasts daily for stays in Rooms 1 thru 5, or go it on your own in Room 6, the full apartment with 2 Queen Beds & a full kitchen. ... more   less 
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