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“A Hidden Gem in Vancouver!”
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O Canada House
Ranked #3 of 54 Vancouver B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lexington
1 review
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“A Hidden Gem in Vancouver!”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

This was our third visit to O Canada House. My conference was at the Convention Center and the 15 minute walk along bustling streets was a minor trade-off for cozy accommodations, delicious breakfasts prepared by Chef Cheryl, and fascinating conversations with fellow travelers. My colleagues with a mere 5 minute walk from their mega hotels complained of sterile surroundings, no breakfast and little opportunity to sit and chat with other guests. Plus, my husband enjoyed a nightly sip of sherry by the cozy fireplace after a day of exploring Vancouver while I attended sessions. A home away from home!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

O Canada House is a very beautiful B&B situated in a quiet street and yet only a short walk away from Vancouver's centre and all it has to offer - my daughter and I certainly chose well as far as location is concerned. Even more so, we chose well when it came to comfort and hospitality - from the very comfortable bed to the wonderful breakfasts and the lounge with its open fire, our stay was such a pleasure and made our time in Vancouver so enjoyable. We would like to thank Cheryl and Flor for their hospitality and friendliness - it was lovely to come down to breakfast each day and be greeted so pleasantly and to have a chat. Not only that, but both ladies were very helpful when it came to things to see and do in Vancouver. O Canada House is so comfortable that we chose to spend more than one evening 'at home' in our room, watching DVDs and enjoying the goodies available from the 24 hour pantry!

It was with heavy hearts that we left our beautiful lodgings, and Vancouver. We would most definitely recommend O Canada House - if we are ever lucky enough to return to Vancouver, we will certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: We stayed in the North Suite, which is spacious, has a king size bed and has a lovely view of the ci...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

We've stayed in several hotels and B&Bs in the west end of Vancouver over the past few years, but there is a reason we keep coming back to the O'Canada House. the staff are very friendly. The breakfasts are fantastic. Way beyond what you'll get at other locations.
I've asked the staff for dinner recomendations on two special date nights with my wife and they made us reservations at exceptional restaurants for us. We now make this B&B our first choice when we head north to Vancouver.

Room Tip: The "cottage" room is cozy and romantic.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

B&B's aren't for everybody. If you choose this one and are attending a meeting down on the waterfront, expect a walk. But it's a lovely walk (even in the mist and rain), 20 minutes or so, and the city streets along the way are friendly to pedestrians. I was amazed at how Vancouver drivers actually stop for folks in crosswalks. Walking is the antidote for sitting in meetings all day.
B&B's aren't for everybody. If you are looking for creature comforts, space to relax in, access to good coffee 24/7, a mug to drink it in, and a fireplace to sit by, this is for you.
This B&B is fairly small. If you get others to book here as well, you literally can take over the entire house with your friends and colleagues. We did this for the national AAAS meeting. Made the stay even more delightful.
I'd book here again - no question about it.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

O' Canada, you would exclaimed!

Visited Vancouver for a too-short of two days during the gloomiest month of November 2011.
Arriving wet and unsure of what to expect, the charming historical house brought comfort and warm. Rooms opened up with wonderful decorations and the bathroom was intricately decorated.

Suzanne was most welcoming as she took her time and with great patience, explaining the details of the surrounding areas, of the most mundane task, of where to dine in. Very personalized opinions, sharing her experiences with the area of restaurants along Robson and in theWest End area, ranging from Asian, to local seafood, to heartwarming restaurants.

The next morning, the breakfast was simply the best. Cheryl was such a great chef! The best pancakes (second best was in the USA) ever tasted, and free flow of coffee, tea, milk, cookies all day round, the only thing to worry would be the extra baggage put on.

After exploring Vancouver for half a day, the rainy weather had to usher back home to O'Canada, where the adventure of Canada was continued with Suzanne, who most willingly and enthusiastically shared and exchanged different perspectives of Vancouver's life and culture. Whether it is serious topics on immigration policies, health systems, or the more mundane topics like the weather, traveling to Richmond and Peru, it was really a wonderful conversation with wit and humor and knowledge-gaining with Suzanne.

The last morning (the ferry ride was postponed to enjoy the breakfast here), Suzanne made the breakfast, because Cheryl had fallen ill. It was another surprise of wonderfully made sandwiches along with some fruit.

With heartfelt warm, heavy steps, while turning heads behind and viewing this charming house, O'Canada!, exclaimed loudly, one would understand that people makes up one of the important component on the charm of a city, a heart of a country.

(Room rates were reasonable because it was off-peak season. Otherwise, it would not be considered very budget, but definitely it would be value-for-money. Toilets would be cold through the winter season, but do be distracted by the stylish decorations)

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about O Canada House

Property: O Canada House
Address: 1114 Barclay St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1H1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,608 - ₹ 17,508
Hotel Class:3.5 star — O Canada House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award-winning B&B and home of the Buchan version of the Canadian National Athem in 1909. Perfectly situated on a quiet West End residential street yet only minutes walking to Robson St shops and restaurants, Stanley Park, the cruise ships, English Bay Beach, Granville Island and the downtown centre. Perfect for sightseeing, romantic getaways or the business traveller. Full hot delicous breakfasts are included as well as parking and a guest panry. Vancouver's foremost B&B. ... more   less 
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