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The Bee & Thistle

1842 Parker St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2K9 Canada
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#1 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
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 luxury. 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).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Adults only
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Hebrew


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Grade: 91 out of 100
65Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
8Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Ingrid W wrote a review Feb 2020
Courtenay, Canada4 contributions
We stayed at the The Bee & Thistle and it was delightful. The home is beautiful, the rooms devine, and Jody was so helpful and kind. The restaurants all within walking distance were excellent. A lovely part of Vancouver to experience and enjoy. The York Theatre (The Cultch) was walking distance away. Jody mentioned the blooms of spring -we hope to get back. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Jocelyn L wrote a review Feb 2020
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This place is just beautiful. My friends and I came to Vancouver for a wedding and we couldn't have been happier with the location and the design of the manor. I'm always a little wary of a hotel room because I am often weak and have a serious immune problem. But this place was CLEAN. I felt completely comfortable staying in the room when I needed to and the condition of the bathroom was spotless. It was so much more pleasant and personal. They also gave us a super yummy cookie and a tart. It was lovely. There are also a zillion different places to eat only a couple blocks away but it is still in a quiet area. We usually stay downtown but this was much better. I'd also like to say that I thought it was a good value. We like to travel but also are not able to pay hundreds and hundreds for a room. We got the smallest room that was the least expensive and it was great. It was so nice to stay in a really, really nice place and not a dingy hotel room.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from buzzinn1, Manager at The Bee & Thistle
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you for your great review. We definitely take pride in our cleanliness. Our location is lovely for the diverse restaurants on Commercial |Drive. We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Jody
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Oppe wrote a review Nov 2019
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I would highly recommend the B&T! It is situated in a beautifully restored house within walking distance of all the amenities of Commercial Drive. I stayed in the Ivy room, having been graciously upgraded(!), which featured an in-room fireplace, a very comfortable king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with radiant heated floor. The room is wonderful; although the fixtures have been upgraded, the fir trim, floors and windows are original and in wonderful condition. The view of the North Shore mountains is breathtaking. Jody, who received me upon arrival, was very nice and made several recommendations that really added to the quality of my visit. Highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from buzzinn1, Owner at The Bee & Thistle
Responded 15 Nov 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review! Guests find our location perfect for all the fabulous choices for restaurant foods and also great shopping. We take pride in assuring your stay is comfy and we meet your needs. Hope to have you return! Great getting to meet you and your daughter.
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Lisa H wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia13 contributions17 helpful votes
The Bee & Thistle is a true gem, beautifully renovated and in a great neighbourhood. I stayed in Joey's Retreat for almost 3 weeks - a very well appointed apartment on the ground floor with full kitchen and a laundry. The apartment was immaculately clean and the bed linen so soft and luxurious - an incredibly comfy sleep. Although breakfast isn't supplied any longer, the fridge is stocked with snacks, yoghurt, cream and tea and coffee is also supplied. Oh and also a home baked cookie every day. These provisions are an extremely thoughtful touch. Commercial Drive, which is just round the corner, has a great many restaurants, cafes, shops and supermarkets - everything you’ll ever need. It is just a 20 minute bus ride from Downtown, so very easy to get into the city and with a Compass Card provided by Jody it was made even easier. Jody was very helpful from my first queries, to the booking and throughout my whole stay. I was visiting from Australia to take a couple of workshops close by and I had been planning this special trip for a long time. Staying at the Bee & Thistle made it even more special and memorable. When I come back (I’m now saving up again), I will definitely be staying here. Thanks Jody, Jack, Lynn & Michael. XX
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from michaelmcclachertyl, Manager at The Bee & Thistle
Responded 14 Nov 2019
Hi, Lisa, We all enjoyed meeting you! You where a fabulous, fun guest. We look forward to your return. Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. Have a great Christmas, Jody x
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TerieHopkins wrote a review Nov 2019
Bexley, United Kingdom20 contributions21 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay at the Bee & Thistle and were well looked after. We’d traveled from London to Vancouver and after a 5 hour delayed arrived very late, in the pouring rain and during the early hours .... we were welcomed by a lovely welcome note on the door and to a beautiful warm room. We met our hosts next morning and we were made to feel very at home in our surroundings .... we were taking a cruise out of Vancouver and this was a perfect place to stay beforehand. We highly recommended and hopefully will be returning. Thank you for everything.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from buzzinn1, Manager at The Bee & Thistle
Responded 14 Nov 2019
Thank you for your lovely review. We enjoy meet guests from all over the world. We look forward to your return!
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USD 122 - USD 135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bee & Thistle
Which popular attractions are close to The Bee & Thistle?
Nearby attractions include Storm Crow Tavern (0.4 km), The Cultch (0.1 km), and Arts Off Main Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bee & Thistle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at The Bee & Thistle?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Bee & Thistle?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bee & Thistle?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bee & Thistle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Absinthe Bistro, Sula Indian Restaurant, and Via Tevere Pizzeria.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bee & Thistle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bee & Thistle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yaletown (4.1 km), Engine 374 Pavilion (4.0 km), and Ceperley House (8.0 km).
Does The Bee & Thistle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.