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“A Romantic Refuge in Our Hometown” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #3 of 63 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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1 review
“A Romantic Refuge in Our Hometown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2009

January 2009
Vancouver, B.C
Written by Annie

My partner and I wanted to be tourists in our hometown. This included choosing a cozy and private Bed and Breakfast in the cosmopolitan West End of Vancouver.
The English Bay Inn, with its lovely antique decor, and charming host Greg, were a delightful find! The service was excellent and the breakfasts sumptuous.
Whether you are a Vancouver resident, or a tourist from afar, we would highly recommend this tasteful abode.

  • Liked — Excellent service, privacy, decor, breakfast, conversation with host and guestss
  • Disliked — not applicable
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Halifax, West Yorkshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2008

Its always a daunting task for the independent traveller to choose where to stay during a multi-location trip. Personal tastes, convenient location and budget all play a part in your decision. Get it right, and the rest of your party applaud you, but get it wrong and your holiday could be ruined. Fortunately for me, the English Bay Inn was one of my better decisions. We arrived later than planned to find an envelope with a key inside, and an offer to make ourselves at home. How many hotels would trust you like that ? The EBI is one of a few remaining large houses that were abundant in the West end. It sits between high rise buildings like a rose between thorns. A nice quiet area perfectly located to take advantage of all that Vancouver has to offer. We chose the four poster bed and fell about giggling as we tried to climb into it. Breakfast was a time to meet and chat with other guests from all corners of the globe. As a Yorkshire man, my personal taste in breakfast requires a frying pan, various pork products and eggs,but that wasnt to be. My travel companions appreciated the healthier fruit alternatives though. All in all, a very interesting place to stay.

  • Liked — Its unique Individuality
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2008

We had the suite with a little private sitting room and TV downstairs with the huge bedroom and en suite up stairs with working fireplace. This was booked thinking it was just a bog-standard B&B, I was amazed. It's chinz heaven, very alice in wonderland. It's a gorgeous building nestled amongst swanky high-rises within 2 minutes walk of the glorious English Bay beach.

Breakfast is a formal affair with other guests in the very 'english-manor-house styled dining room, all guests at the one huge dining table. The food was top notch. The hosts were friendly and (as with most Candanians I encountered) enternally helpful.

This was the location for my reunion with my boyfriend after 3 months living in different countries so it will always remain special in my memory. However the big fireplace, the beautiful decor, the great location and the warmth of our hosts make this about the best place I've ever stayed in my life.

Oh yeah and Vancouver is pretty darn cool- in you're British it really worth checking out the British themed bar somewhere around Granville Street, it's hilarious :-)

Stayed October 2007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2008

If you read all the reviews for this place it will sum it up as a place you must stay when in Vancouver, they say it all . Absolutely delightful. First impressions on arrival was it looked really beautiful. It was raining and the owner came out with brolly to help us. This started a lovely overnight stay. The room was really quaint. The lounge very regal and smart. Port or Sherry were available. The breakfast was alsolutely the best and the house manager very friendly and helpful. Its locally sited for Stanley Park, lovely walks by the sea. The local main area and a reasonable walk into the city. I had tried to book this place on my arrival but was unsuccesful but perservered and got it on my way back. I would thoroughly recommed this place to stay when in Vancouver.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Olympia, WA.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2008

My husband and I came to Vancouver for the first time and we were really excited about staying at the bed and breakfast. We chose English Bay Inn because of the beautiful looking rooms and great location. Boban, the owner met me at the door and was very kind, funny and warm the entire time. We ended up staying in two of the rooms, suite #5 and suite #4 and they were both great. The fireplace in suite #5 was very relaxing and kept me asleep all night. Breakfast is fab and was a great start to the day. We ended up calling Boban back for a 3rd night and he was more than happy to meet us back at the b &b for another night of pure relaxation. Boban is an amazing entertainer and defiantly worth a chat with, we will be back again and can't wait to see Vancouver and Boban in the future.

Lyndsay & Kris
Olympia, WA.

  • Liked — Boban, he will keep us coming back!
  • Disliked — Having to leave:(
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

We stayed in Suite 5 at the English Bay Inn for our anniversary. We found the decor pleasing and the furniture comfortable, especially the sleigh bed. We loved the fireplace and jetted tub, and will always remember the gourmet breakfasts.

The Inn is walking distance from Stanley Park, the False Creek ferry (serving multiple locations including Granville Island market), and the city proper, teeming with a variety of restaurants, shops, and markets.

Perhaps the best part of our stay was the warmth and genuine hospitality of the owner and operators of the Inn. Our hosts were eager to ensure that we had everything we needed, including tips on sites and shops to visit in and around Vancouver.

Our experience at the English Bay Inn was one-of-a-kind, and we whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone who wishes to experience the best Vancouver has to offer.

  • Liked — Location, Friendly hosts
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2008

Oscar and I had the most wonderful visit to Vancouver thanks to our great stay at the English Bay Inn. Greg fixed a fantastic breakfast every morning and made sure we had everything we needed for a great day exploring the city and surrounding areas. I highly recomend this lovely B/B in the most lovely part of Vancouver-West End. So many things to do just within walking distance!

  • Liked — Location, friendliness of staff, great food, wonderful accomadations
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 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:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — English Bay Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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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