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This was our second stay at the Bee & Thistle. Hosts Lynn and Michael restored a century-old home last used as a rooming house to its original grandeur while adding the modern touches and conveniences we all expect today. Their latest project was converting a...More
The Bee and Thistle was a perfect place to stay, just a couple of blocks from a bus line, walking distance to the Sky Train (an easy ride to downtown), and right near numerous restaurants, cafes and stores. Lynn and Michael were gracious, helpful hosts....More
Lynn and Michael are thoughtful hosts who helped us make the most of our short visit. The home is lovely with a comfortable bed and luxury bath amenities. I wish we had more time to enjoy the neighborhood.
Bee & Thistle is not only a wonderfully located guest house, but it is also well managed and maintained. Bus service to the down town area is only a block and a half from the front door. The owners, world travellers themselves, have excellent insight...More
This is a wonderful older, but renovated and stylish home just off lively and eclectic Commercial Drive. We had a room overlooking the rear of the property and it was quite lovely for our needs, including a lovely soaker tub and shower and fridge stocked...More
A guest house located in a 1908 heritage house situated next to "the Drive", which is 10 minutes by car from downtown Vancouver, Canada. Cozy rooms are a blend of historic and contemporary, with touches of …Moreluxury. Some have views of mountains and harbor. All rooms have queen or king beds, fridges, luxury linens, fireplaces, t.v., ensuite bathrooms, complimentary snacks & drinks. The Lions' Loft and Joey's Retreat are both suites with king (Joey) or queen (Loft) beds, full kitchens, lovely bathrooms, gas fireplaces and flat screen t.v.s. We are 1 1/2 blocks from Commercial Drive, which is a very popular and casual neighborhood with more than 60 moderately priced restaurants, coffee shops and pubs within easy walking distance. All Vancouver points of interest are easily accessible via public transit. The #20 bus stops 1 1/2 blocks from our house and the Commercial Drive/Broadway skytrain station is an easy 15 minute walk along vibrant Commercial Drive (or 5 min. bus ride). Less
USD 123 - USD 173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.