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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Bucks, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 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... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 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... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We enjoyed our stay here for six nights in the "Lion's Loft" suite at the top of the building. As others have stated, although the hosts no longer serve breakfast, we had a full kitchen and were easily able to buy a few things to add to what was left for us. We had a very comfortable bed, a sitting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 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... More 

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 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,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 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... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 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... More 

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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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 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... More 

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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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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • 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
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Commercial Drive
Price Range: $120 - $169 (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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