Everywhere my mother travels, she prefers to stay in bed and breakfasts (B&Bs), rather than traditional hotels (or an Airbnb). For my mother, there’s simply more charm and sense of place in a bed and breakfast.
If you’re planning a trip to Vancouver, BC and want to stay in a B&B, these are the Best Bed and Breakfasts in Vancouver, BC.
If you're traveling with kids, ask about kid-friendly accommodations at your chosen B&B before you book. Most Vancouver B&Bs are adult-oriented. Babies and infants are welcome, but some B&Bs can't accommodate kids. (Both O Canada House and Bee & Thistle on this list are kid-friendly.)
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O Canada House Bed & Breakfast - Downtown Vancouver
O Canada House was built in 1897; it was named "O Canada" because Ewing Buchan wrote one of the first English versions of Canada’s National Anthem here. Billed as a luxury bed and breakfast, O Canada House has won awards for its restoration and interior design. It's also the best located B&B in Vancouver: it's about five blocks from the Vancouver City Centre Canada Line station (rapid transit) and within walking distance of Downtown Vancouver attractions and dining. Includes free parking.
Address: 1114 Barclay Street, Vancouver
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The West End Guest House was built in 1906 by the Edwards family and lovingly restored and refurbished. Today, it has all the modern amenities plus loads of charm, including lots of old photos and family history. Includes free parking.
The West End Guest House is located just a block from Robson Street, with easy access to Robson Street shopping and dining. It's about a 20-minute walk from the Canada Line / Downtown Vancouver core.
Address: 1263 Haro Street, Vancouver
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Built in 1904, this sunny Victorian heritage home in Vancouver's West End offers the perfect combination of coziness and contemporary amenities. Barclay House is located near Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, and West End restaurants. Includes free parking.
If you love heritage houses, make sure to visit the Roedde House Museum--nearby on Barclay Street--during your stay.
Address: 1351 Barclay Street, Vancouver
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Located two blocks from Commercial Drive--which is packed with restaurants and pubs--the Bee & Thistle Guest House is another Vancouver bed and breakfast in a historic home. Built in 1908, the Bee & Thistle is a cozy combination of antiques and modern amenities. Family-friendly, it offers cots for kids.
The Bee & Thistle is about a 20-minute walk from the Broadway-Commercial Drive SkyTrain station, where you can take the SkyTrain into Downtown Vancouver. By car, it takes about 20 minutes to reach Downtown Vancouver.
Address: 1842 Parker Street, Vancouver