Fodor's Expert Review Barclay House
1351 Barclay St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 1H6, Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada See on Map
If you want the traditional bed and breakfast experience in a prime location, you'll definitely want to check out Barclay House. This comfortable property, which is located in the West End neighborhood just a few blocks from Stanley Park, creates the kind of home-away-from-home feeling travelers love about B&B's—without having to sacrifice the convenience of being close to all the city has to offer.
There are six rooms at Barclay House, all of which are impeccably decorated with antique-style furnishings, lending the rooms the kind of charm you'd expect from this kind of property. Most of the rooms have a separate sitting area, which offer additional space if you're traveling with other people.
YOU SHOULD KNOW While no rooms share a wall at Barclay House, it is a smaller property than a traditional hotel—so if you're sensitive to noise, be sure to bring earplugs.
The bathrooms at Barclay House are all updated and fairly spacious, and many come equipped with claw-foot soaking tubs.
There's no lobby at Barclay House, but the common area has a fireplace and plenty of comfy seating if you want to relax with a cup of tea.
A generous hot breakfast is included in your room rate and offers the perfect opportunity to chat with the other guests.
If the weather is warm, ask to take your breakfast outside and enjoy it in the garden.
There's no on-site drinking at Barclay House.
Barclay House offers free off-street parking for guests. You can also catch the SkyTrain at Burrard Station, which is less than a 15-minute walk away.
Head to Sura Korean Royal Cuisine (5-minute walk) for a wide variety of authentic Korean dishes, including some of the best bulgogi in the city. For a truly local experience, try Forage (4-minute walk), which is specializes in locally grown, sustainable cuisine and is perfect for larger groups—all their dishes are served family-style.
Head to Lift Bar Grill View (12-minute walk), where you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail against the backdrop of the harbor. If you're more in the mood for a beer, try Lennox Bar (15-minute walk), which has an impressive selection of Belgian brews.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Barclay House is everything a B & B should be—it's cozy, it's comfortable, and the service is top-notch. And with a great location right by Stanley Park, the convenience can't be beat.
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