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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 10 October 2013

This location was great for a solo traveller without a car. I could get around the safe and vibrant streets of the West End on foot. I could probably stay for two weeks without running out of restaurants, cafes and bakeries to try. It was close enough to Stanley Park that I could head there for a morning stroll and...

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Kristy. We still have some neighbourhood secrets to share on your next visit! Cheers, David

NYC
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Nelson House has sure earned its great reviews. Stayed in the Hollywood room for two days. The room is creatively decorated to match its name, and very comfortable. We were greeted with a thorough introduction about what is where in Vancouver, and also found an excellent list of recommendations in the room. Breakfast is generous and very tasty. Reserved parking...

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Thanks folks! I see that you have travelled widely, so it's doubly nice to be appreciated!! Cheers, David

Wilsonville, Oregon
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Superb location with gracious, accommodating hosts. Very clean, with interesting and lovely décor. Michael and David were both very helpful in giving of tips on what to see/do and they know the city well. We stayed on the top floor, the Shang-ri-la Suite, which was spacious and comfortable. Great mattress ! I slept soundly every night. Breakfasts were scrumptious and...

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Hi Susie, Your review said it all. We certainly enjoyed having you as our guest and will hope to see you again soon! All the best, David

San Francisco
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We arrived in Vancouver for a few days and the Nelson House was the perfect place for our stay. It is in the heart of the West End, in walking distance of the Denman and David corridors, so food and drink are close by. As is Stanley Park. The hosts had great suggestions for what to do, and their restaurant...

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you, Larry. I'm especially glad that you enjoyed our B & B breakfasts and our restaurant favorites. Hope to see you back in Vancouver again soon. Cheers, David.

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 7 August 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Nelson house in July. The location was perfect, close to downtown, we walked everywhere!! They also had parking just up the street which was great, as parking in Vancouver is very expensive. The hosts were great with offering up information on things to do and the best ways to get there. They were...

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Hi Deanna, So glad you enjoyed your stay. We had some great conversations over breakfast. As for the antique brass bed in your room, it is on excellent casters(for the reasons you mentioned) and actually rolls away from the wall one-handed! We always demonstrate this at check-in but I think that we arranged a self check-in for you due to...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 6 August 2013

My partner and I stayed here for our annual Vancouver vacation as we have for many years, and we continue to be very pleased with this choice. It is a small guest house in the heart of the West End, the perfect location. While it is not the most upscale choice, the rates are very reasonable, particularly with the hot-cooked...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We had a really nice time over there. They give you good tips what you can do in the city and even provide you with beach towels. Breakfast is nice and freshly made. Only within a short walk from downtown and easy to stroll over Davie Street.We liked it and everyone we met there did so, too!

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Thanks Tom. A bit of a mix-up on the room numbers but then we think that all our rooms are "very nice and quiet". Cheers, David

Arcadia, California
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Just as planned our keys were set aside so we could get in and unpack. The rooms are charming but quite small; okay if you're traveling light, but not so good if you have two largish suitcases and camera equipment etc. There were very few draws to unpack into which meant even more floor space was taken up with a...

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

As an owner/innkeeper for 23 years, I parse every word of every Trip Advisor's review. It seems to me that our reviewer loved our downtown walk-to-it-all location and made the most of our proximity to summer fun. However, realistically in life, there is always something of a trade-off. We cannot guarantee country quiet or control the weather. Vancouver's night temps...

San Margherita, Ohio, USA
Reviewed 19 July 2013

David's quiet, neighborhood home is within easy walking distance to everything from Stanley Park's towering old growth forest, to the restaurants on Davie, Denman, and Robson streets, the waterfront, the Granville Island ferry... How could anyone not fall in love with this city?! But even if there were none of that, David and his wonderful staff would make the stay...

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you, Frank. You are quite right, Vancouver on a sunny day is one of the world's most beautiful cities!

Tynemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We stayed in the Nelson B&B for 4 nights in June 2013. This was our first visit to Vancouver from the UK and we were really pleased with our stay from our arrival. We arrived in the afternoon, and our room wasn't quite ready, but was made to feel welcome by Joy? I think. The local information was invaluable about...

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VancouverCalling, Owner at Nelson House B & B, responded to this review

It was lovely having you as our guests. All of us here love hospitality. I can say we even promote vacation relaxation! Our downtown location helps a great deal. More time to ease into the day. Early check-ins always welcome. Very early buffet breakfast available for the jet-lagged. The hot, home-style meal (9-10.30) is still there for the urban night-owls...

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Staying in West End

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Nelson House B & B

Address: 977 Broughton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2A4, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Price Range: €56 - €150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Nelson House Bed And Breakfast
Nelson House Hotel Vancouver
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“The only 2 rooms we saw were very small, with only one place to sit other than the bed.”
 of 5 bubbles CMFriend, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Vienna room was very charming”
 of 5 bubbles jstrassberg, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“go for the holliwood room.”
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 of 5 bubbles happyBundaberg, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“loved the Bombay Room. Nephew and husband liked the Hollywood room as well.”
 of 5 bubbles W7014AXleeh, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Choose one with a private bath if available. Hollywood is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles lgenfregeau, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
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