Rates & Reservations


Thank you very much for considering the Bee & Thistle Guest House as your home away from home in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Please take a moment to read the terms and conditions of this reservation.

Availability & Reservations:

Please note: A two-night minimum is usually in effect, particularly for advance summer bookings, but please inquire anyway!

Travel trends in recent years have seen a huge rise in popularity of websites offering very attractive, low rates in exchange for short term rentals in private homes or suites – simple accommodation and no breakfast. We also see a trend toward fitness, healthy eating, lighter meals, organic & locally grown food.  Many of our guests come to Vancouver for the fabulous food culture in our beautiful city, as well, and are excited to go out and experience our wonderful restaurants.   The “no frills” (i.e. accommodation only) option was so popular in 2014 that we have decided to provide both Option #1 (including breakfast & full services) and/or Option #2 (no breakfast or housekeeping) for the remainder of 2014 and during the busy summer season of May 1 – September 15th, 2015, but only the “no frills” option from January 1, 2015 – April 30, 2015 and from September 16th, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

We are continuing to do our best to keep our rates very affordable and in 2015 will only be bringing them back up to what they were in 2013, with again a nice reduction in rate when you choose the “no frills” option ($40 reduction per night during our low season and $20 reduction per night during our high season from May 1 – September 15, 2015).

Option #1: “Full Frills”, i.e. Accommodation Including our lovely Continental Breakfast.

Option #2:“No Frills” Best Value: Accommodation Only - see excellent savings in the chart below! Even better in 2015!  The same luxury rooms in our wonderful old heritage house, the same great location, but exploring the myriad of nearby local restaurants for your breakfast (or the Loft has a full kitchen if you wish to self cater breakfast). Please note that this option does not include housekeeping (but let us know if you need anything and we will do our best to assist). Rates are automatically adjusted to the “accommodation only” rate from September 15th – May 1st if you use our on line booking system. To take advantage of the lower rates during the period from May 1 to September 15, 2015, please email us your request and/or simply make a note in the “comments” section of the reservation when you make it on line.

Special Rates for Maiwa Students or Instructors:  10% discount for stays of two nights or more while attending or instructing a Maiwa course, plus further $10 per night discount if single occupancy.

Check Availability:




# of Nights


Rate Schedule 2014/2015:

Option #1 2014 Option #2 2014 Option #1 2015 Option #2 2015
Standard Rates “No Frills” “Standard Rates” “No Frills”
(Incl Continental)  (No Breakfast Incl)  (Incl Continental)  (Low/High Season)

Molly’s Room

Rates $155 /night $135 /night $175 /night $135/$155 /night

Florence’s Room

Rates $165 /night $145 /night $185 /night $145/$165 /night

Ivy’s Room

Rates $195 /night $175 /night $215/night $175/$195 /night

The Lion’s Loft

Rates $235 /night $215/night $255/night $215/$235 /night


Above rates are based on double occupancy per room. We welcome children and families, space permitting. Any additional guests four years old and older, in the same room, will be charged $50/person/night. However, due to space limitations in the dining room, we can only accept two persons per room from May 1st to September 15.

Much as we love animals, we must enforce a “no pets” rule.

We are a no smoking facility. Smoking on the premises is permitted only on our veranda or balcony and then only if no one else is using the veranda or balcony.


We require a deposit equal to the applicable room rate for one night (plus applicable taxes) in order to secure your reservation. The deposit will be refunded, less a $50 cancellation fee, subject to notice being provided via e-mail to yourhosts@beeandthistle.ca a minimum of fourteen (14) days prior to your scheduled check-in date.



If you have a food allergy, please let us know prior to your arrival and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements. However, we do use nuts and a wide variety of ingredients in our kitchen and cannot guarantee that our food will not have been in contact with them.

Check In/Check Out/Left Luggage

Check in time is between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. However, we try to be flexible so please contact us if you need to make alternative arrangements. We will do our best to accommodate you. Check out time is 11 a.m. A late check out may be available for an additional fee. If you require early luggage drop off, please let us know when you will be here so we can meet you. We will not accept responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen luggage.


Breakfast is served at 8:30 AM. For early departures, we will be happy to provide you with a continental breakfast to eat in your room or take with you if you booked under Option #1 above.

Guest Parking

We usually have available parking on the street in front of our house. Let us know if you have any problems finding parking.


Directions to the Bee & Thistle Guest House can be found on our “Location” page.


For emergencies or urgent matters, please contact us 24 hours a day at 604-669-0715 (main phone), or 604-837-3934/778-232-4598 (cell phones).


We will not be responsible for any omission, negligence or error due to website maintenance or difficulties. The property is privately owned and management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and will not be responsible for accidents or injury to guests or for loss of money, jewellery, or any other valuables. The management reserves the right to assign and reassign the guest to such accommodation as the management sees fit. We operate under the Innkeepers Act. Management reserves the right to hold guests liable for undue damage to property. For your safety, please lock all doors, windows and front main entrance when coming and going.


Your privacy is very important to us! All disclosed information including your email address, name, company name, address, phone number or fax number will be used solely for the purposes of contacting you in reply to your requests for information or reservations availability and is not sold, rented or otherwise given to third parties and is divulged only when you request us to make a reservation. Personal information and/or credit card information is used solely for processing your payment.