Briar Rose Inn

314 W. 11th St., Vancouver, Washington, 98660, United States

If you’re looking for a kitschy, romantic escape from the city, The Briar Rose Inn has just what you're looking for. Built in 1908, this bed-and-breakfast, which is just north of Portland proper in Vancouver, WA, has a cozy charm that will appeal to travelers looking for a quiet, comfortable, “just like home” experience.


There are four rooms at The Briar Rose Inn, each with their own unique charm: the Hearth Room (king-size bed), the French Toile Room (queen-size bed), the Provence Room (two twin beds), and the Hemingway Room (full-size bed). The first three rooms are decorated in a feminine, shabby-chic style while the Hemingway Room has some more masculine touches and darker colors (no pink in this room!).

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The bathrooms at The Briar Rose Inn are exactly what you’d expect to find after taking in the decor of the rest of the place; wallpaper that reminds you of your grandmother’s house (but in a good way!), claw tubs, and Victorian-inspired details.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There are four rooms at The Briar Rose Inn… but only three bathrooms. If you book either the Hearth Room or the Provence Room, be prepared to share with your neighbor.

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The Briar Rose Inn is housed in a 1908 craftsman, so there’s no lobby - but there is a cozy sitting room that’s perfect for snuggling up with a hot drink and a good book.

If you want to spend some time relaxing in the sitting room, make sure to ask your hosts to whip you up a hot chocolate - it’ll add to the cozy vibe.


Considering the fact that the Briar Rose Inn is a bed-and-breakfast, it only makes sense that they serve up the first meal of the day! A hearty breakfast (served in the dining room, which maintains all of its original features) is included with your stay.


There’s no alcohol served at The Briar Rose Inn… but if you sneak in a bottle of wine, we won’t tell.


Getting Around

The Briar Rose Inn is just a 5-minute walk from downtown Vancouver, but if you want to explore the city, you’re going to need to drive (downtown Portland is about a 15-minute drive away). Or, if you don’t have a car, the Vancouver Amtrak station is 10 blocks away, where you can hop on a train and be in Portland in about 30-minutes.


Take a quick stroll to Sushi Mo (2-minute walk), a local favorite with a large selection of sushi and a killer happy hour. Or hop in the car and head over to Benny’s Rod and Custom Pizza Joint (7-minute drive), where you can grab a quick pizza or burger (in a restaurant decked out like a retro gas station, no less). If you want to head into Portland, you’re not far from the Alberta Arts District, which is home to some great eats including Bollywood Theater (19-minute drive), which serves up Indian street food. While you’re in the area, make sure to stop by Portland’s most famous ice cream spot, Salt & Straw (19-minute drive), for dessert.


If you want to stay nearby, check out Beaches Restaurant and Bar (6-minute drive), a laid back spot to grab drinks with a killer view of the river. If you’re willing to venture a bit farther, head into Portland and check out the Secret Society Lounge (16-minute drive), a cozy lounge with an impressive collection of Absinthe.


The Briar Rose Inn isn’t for everyone, but if you’re into the bed-and-breakfast experience, this is a solid option in the Portland area. The shabby chic interior, awesome breakfast, and great location that’s convenient to the city without being in the thick of downtown make this a great choice for Portland visitors looking for a quieter, more relaxed visit.


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Phones: 360-694–5710

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