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.