If you're looking for a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, Granville House B&B is a great option. With easy access to plenty of outdoor activities (like nearby Pacific Spirit Regional Park and Iona Beach Regional Park) and comfortable, charming accommodations, this is a fantastic property for travelers who enjoy the B&B experience—and want to see a side of Vancouver other than downtown.
Each of the five rooms at Granville House B&B comes equipped with a king bed, down duvets and pillows, and blackout curtains—perfect if you want to catch up on a little sleep during your stay.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Rooms towards the front of the house tend to have a bit of street noise, so if you're a light sleeper, request a room tucked away from the street.
The bathrooms at this property are fairly large, especially for a B&B. They also come stocked with Purely Salt Spring Body Care products, which are made locally on Salt Spring Island.
There's no lobby, but the common area is super cozy, with a large foyer, grand staircase, and a fireplace with plenty of comfy sofas and chairs—perfect for curling up with a cup of tea by the fire.
A breakfast buffet, which includes continental options like fruit, yogurt, and cereal, is included with your stay and is served in the dining room from 5am to 11am.
Want a hot breakfast? Stop by between 8:30am and 10am for the chef's special of the day (which could be anything from a ham scramble to a veggie frittata).
There's no on-site bar at Granville House B&B.
There are 5 free on-site parking spots at Granville House B&B (one for each room). Guests can also use Car-2-Go and Evo car sharing services (it's a 15-minute drive downtown, so these come in handy if you're not traveling with your own vehicle).
Enjoy top-notch homemade pasta at La Quercia (13-minute drive), a casual Italian spot known for its rustic dishes, which you can order individually or family-style (making this a great option for larger groups). The Stable House Bistro (4-minute drive) is another neighborhood gem, where you can enjoy modern twists on breakfast and lunch classics, like a Reuben tartine or eggs benedict with duck confit.
Stop by Carlos O`Bryan's Neighborhood Pub (4-minute walk) for a Guinness and an Irish coffee. Or, if you're in the mood for something a bit more exotic (and want some food with your drinks), Vij’s (10-minute drive), a local Indian spot, has a wonderful menu of handcrafted cocktails (like the Maharaja, made with green cardamom Hennessy and prosecco) and foreign beers that pair perfectly with their eclectic mix of Indian spices.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Granville House B&B offers a charming bed-and-breakfast experience in a fantastic location that's tucked away from downtown Vancouver. With large rooms, excellent breakfast options, and easy access to the outdoors, this property is definitely one you'll want to check out if you're looking for a more laid-back experience during your next visit to Vancouver.