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“Nelson House B&B? Yes please!”
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Nelson House B & B
Ranked #9 of 54 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
san francisco
1 review
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“Nelson House B&B? Yes please!”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

I recently attended a conference in Vancouver and chose to stay at the Nelson House. What a fantastic home away from home! The facilities are lovely, clean, quirky, and really cozy. The guests were respectful, very quiet, and the whole place just exuded warmth. The hosts go out of their way to make you feel very comfortable. My plane was delayed 3 hours and they left a key out for me so that I wasn't stranded wandering around. How sweet! The breakfast every morning was fresh, delicious, and well-prepared. It was also nice to sit down at the table every morning and meet the other guests; it felt much more human than a massive hotel. This will be my go-to-place from now on any time I'm in Vancouver. Thank you Nelson House!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Pittsford, Vermont
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Not only was the location of this B&B perfect for roaming around Vancouver, Kait and Ingrid were very helpful, particularly in their recommendations of places to see and eat. The room was welcoming, clean and spacious, and the rates were quite reasonable. The breakfasts were delicious and so plentiful that we usually didn't need to eat again until about 3pm. Next time we're in the area, we will be sure to stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Blaine
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Nelson House Vancouver BC!! We really loves staying in the "Shangri-La" suite with its warm ambiance, jacuzzi tub and great privacy!! Kait was very helpful with reservations on the phone and David was so insightful with a plethora of info on Vancouver sights, history, economy and cooking a beautiful breakfast!! We WILL be back very soon, although the room rates go up with the seasons, that's not an issue when the hospitality is superb!!!! Thanks Nelson House!!!

Room Tip: Shangri-La suite is like a little apartment with privacy! 2 person jacuzzi with skylight and mini k...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

Really friendly, clean, quiet, quaint atmosphere. Great hot and cold breakfasts, and they made breakfast based around my dietary allergies. Kait and Ingrid are fabulous employees and Ingrid was extremely helpful for guests who were new to Vancouver. Also a great location for a great rate. Would stay again!

Room Tip: Mattress in Bombay suite was firm and so were pillows, so know your preference and ask what they can...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Richland, WA
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

What a great option to have in Vancouver! The location couldn't be any better... it's easy walking distance to pretty much all of downtown. The old house is cozy and is set in a quiet, comfortable neighborhood only a few blocks off the bustle and amenities of Davie, Robson, and Denman Streets. Stanley Park and the ferry to Granville Island are just a little further. The room (we had the top-floor suite) was simply appointed and comfortable with natural light from all four sides. Guests taller than 6 feet will have a tough time in the suite as the ceiling is low in all the wings (kitchen, bed area, part of the bathroom). There is no shower, but after one use of the single-person jacuzzi tub and tin of epsom salts we decided that this was a good thing. Besides, you could always use the common shower shared by two of the other rooms if you really wanted. We never even noticed the other guests or anyone on the street during our stay except the muffled sound of garbage trucks one morning... hey, it's the city. The TV is tiny, but you're not coming to Vancouver to watch TV, right? We slept very well, usually roused late by the smell of breakfast. The breakfast was perfectly simple: some fresh fruit, juices, coffee/tea, yogurt, granola, little pastries, and a well-prepared hot item. Oh, and conversation good enough to make you get a later start than you thought you would.

The staff and proprietors weren't around much, so don't put off asking them for anything you need because you may not get another chance. Their advice is good, too... we spent an entire day doing mostly what one of them told us and had a fantastic time. Overall, it's a simple, welcoming place that gives the impression of staying at a friend's house. Just right.

Room Tip: Tall folks (>6 foot) may want to avoid the "Shangri La" suite due to low ceilings, but...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

We would wholeheartedly recommend Nelson House B&B. Friendly, welcoming and helpful staff, Kait and Ingrid, helped us get our bearings for a very enjoyable visit to Vancouver. Owner David is a most gracious host and, again, very welcoming and helpful to the itinerant guest.
Other reviews say it all – a memorable place to stay. We were in the Shangri-La suite and enjoyed the comfort, space, everything about the place really.
The varied breakfasts, both in menus and guests, were eclectic and always an inspiring start to the day. We would love to come back to Nelson House if chance allows. Barnaby and Karen.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

Just spent a week in Vancouver staying at Nelson House B & B and honestly cannot fault this place. I stayed in the Sailors Room which was super comfortable. Ingrid, Kait and David went out of their way to make me feel welcomed and their knowledge of Vancouver helped me plan out my days. Each morning you are served an amazing breakfast with the menu changing each day. The B & B itself sits in a beautiful, quiet, tree lined street with the shops of Robson Street a 5min walk one way and the restaurants, bars and nightlife of Davie street a 5min walk in the other direction....you could not get a better location!! I HIGHLY recomend Nelson House B & B to any travellers.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Nelson House B & B
Address: 977 Broughton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2A4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Character, comfort and convenience in Vancouver's downtown, West End. A three-story, century old home operating as a bed and breakfast since 1990. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Nelson House Bed And Breakfast
Nelson House Hotel Vancouver

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