We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All reviewslynn michaelcommercial drivewonderful hostsfreshly baked cookieslovely homecomplimentary snacksstocked fridgeeach afternoonheated floorsplace to stayresidential neighborhoodlovely bathroombreakfast is servedyogurtcomfortable bedfelt like homerented a car
The Bee & Thistle aims for perfection—and hosts Lynn and Michael’s aim is very good. From our immaculate and beautifully decorated room (Ivy’s Room)—airy, spacious, comfortably contemporary in a home more than 100 years old—to the delicious freshly baked cookies that arrived in our room...More
We stayed in Ivy's room which has a King sized bed. Nice touches were the in room computer; complimentary snacks in the fridge; etc. Unfortunately, my husband found a grey sock under the bed skirt. We don't wear grey socks. Other than that, everything was...More
Joey's Retreat in the Bee and Thistle was a lovely modern lower level suite, complete with kitchen, laundry and bath. The owners were extremely helpful, even to the point of loaning us a GPS when ours failed. The binder of information was detailed and coordinated...More
I love heritage homes, and this place is beautifully restored. My room (Molly) was cosy, warm and welcoming. The bed was very comfortable, the washroom a tad tiny but spotless, the mini fridge was well stocked and the huge coconut lemon cookie made by the...More
Our one week at The Bee & Thistle Guest House was an absolute joy: wonderful hosts who genuinely cared about our stay, comfortable rooms, characterful building, helpful location, superb guest pack bursting with local information, freshly baked cookies and a regularly restocked fridge full of...More
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.