Vancouver bed and breakfast vacations are a wonderful way to experience warm hospitality provided by friendly innkeepers. You'll not only have a comfortable place to rest and recharge, you'll have the chance to make memories and choose accommodations with individual flair. As full-time Vancouver residents, the innkeepers often know and love the city, meaning they can provide expert advice on the best things to in this busy and exciting place.
O Canada House
Vancouver Bed and Breakfast - O Canada House
O Canada House, a fine choice for Vancouver luxury B&B accommodation, has an interesting connection to history. The historic home, nestled in the heart of downtown, hosted songwriter Ewing Buchan when he penned the Canadian national anthem in 1909. Now a Vancouver B&B, the inn has been carefully restored to the elegant era when the song was composed, while adding modern amenities. All of the suites come with private baths, as well as TVs, DVD players, and a small refrigerator; guests also enjoy wireless Internet connections, access to the pantry, and free parking. You'll have the chance to meet with the innkeepers and other guests in the morning at breakfast and at the evening sherry toast.
Many of the top attractions are located within a few minutes of O Canada House (pictured), an award-winning Vancouver bed and breakfast. With concierge service, you'll have the insider's view on what to see and do, as well as good directions. Within four blocks, you'll have the chance to enjoy the shops of Robson Street, admire the views of Sunset Beach Park, and hop on a water taxi. A slightly longer walk from this Vancouver B&B will bring you to Stanley Park and the Canada Place Pier.
Manor Guest House
Manor Guest House
In a quiet neighborhood at the southern edge of downtown, you'll find another choice for Vancouver luxury B&B accommodation. The Manor Guest House, built in 1902 in the grand Edwardian style, still features handsome hardwood floors and soaring ceilings. The guestrooms, most with private baths, have been filled with antiques straight from England and rugs from Persia. Outside, elegantly tended gardens and large porches providing a welcome break from the hustle and bustle. This Vancouver B&B puts a lot of care into dining experiences, offering a vegetarian breakfast and catering to specific dietary requirements. Guests are even welcome to prepare their own meals, while many interesting restaurants are within walking distances.
While many of the Vancouver bed and breakfast inns are concentrated in the downtown area, you'll also find them in the Gastown neighborhood, This historic district provides an elegant backdrop for another provider of Vancouver luxury B&B accommodation, the Kingston Hotel. This boutique hotel and B&B offers a mix of rooms with private baths and European-style rooms with a shared bathroom down the hall. No matter which you choose, you'll have access to the hotel's amenities including WiFi, access to the sauna room, and a complimentary breakfast, served in the cozy fireplace lounge.
A short drive from the city center, you'll find many Vancouver B&B inns that overlook the water. The fittingly named Lockehaven Waterfront Resort is located along Deep Cove and the North Vancouver shore. The owners originally built a vacation home, but wanted to share this picturesque locale with others. Today's guests enjoy luxury accommodations, complete with kitchenettes, offices, and sleigh beds. Breakfast is served every morning promptly at 9 a.m., on the deck if weather permits. A full buffet is served on Sunday. After you've fueled up, you'll have the energy to enjoy outdoor adventure—the kayaking is especially great here.
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