Westwards over downtown Vancouver, B.C., the West End and Nelson House Bed and Breakfast, guesthouse accommodation. Follow the rainbow !
Nelson House Bed and Breakfast: in the downtown West End of Vancouver BC. Friendly B & B guest house accommodation.

Welcome to Nelson House

    Vancouver's Downtown B & B    


ancouver is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and now is the time to visit. Nelson House B & B offers you character, comfort and convenience in the very centre of it all(see Google map).

Nelson House B & B and gardenConsider a hotel alternative. We are your best value Bed & Breakfast - just a few minutes walk along the West End's tree-lined, residential streets to the very best of the city. Only two blocks to Robson Street and six blocks to Stanley Park - all of Vancouver's very best sights, shopping, dining, sporting events, nightlife and transit connections are handily nearby.

See those aerial views of downtown? Find our great, central location at the end of the rainbow in every one. In 2015, we are celebrating an astonishing twenty-five years as Vancouver’s very favourite downtown bed and breakfast accommodation. Your hosts have been welcoming the world for a long time now. Guess we must love it! Our popular lodging is inclusive, adult oriented and welcoming to all.

In brief:

  •  unbeatable downtown location for fun or business
  •  hospitality, not just service
  •  compare rates. Our "best value" rates include: full breakfast, free local calls, wireless internet & off-street parking!

This way to Nelson HousePlease scroll down this Welcome page for an overview of the B & B and a peek at the spacious Shangri-La suite. Here is our website in a choice of other languages.

The Accommodations page gives you a detailed room by room description with current rates.

As a tempting aside, please note that we also offer you a very attractive one bedroom, vacation rental condo, named Alondra, in sunny Old Town, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! So now, it's your choice - northern beauty or tropic beaches.

The Attractions & Directions page will help you plan the perfect vacation. It is your Vancouver Visitor's Guide with links to local tourism, business and special events information. Also - be sure to enlarge the printable downtown Vancouver map for our bed and breakfast location and our own suggested driving directions.

The Reservations page enables you to view room rates throughout the year, to see our current Special Offers,,details on taxes, currency exchange, our booking, cancellation and other policies. We are just twenty minutes walk to the Vancouver Convention Centre and offer a special Convention Rate to qualified visitors. Please be sure to enquire regarding any discount before booking.

Give us a call toll-free if you have any questions!

The Nelson House Bed and Breakfast Blog page, entitled "Life in a Bed and Breakfast" is a freestanding website full of opinion, photos and the day to day goings on at the B & B, in Vancouver, the world and inside your innkeeper's head. Nelson House B & B from the garden gate.

Nelson House B & B overlooks a quiet garden and Barclay Heritage Square. Our 3-story, 1907 character home has antique charm, fireplaces and stained glass balanced by personal decor that doesn't take itself too seriously. We offer five spacious guestrooms and a self-contained suite in a wide price range. All are comfortable, convenient and whimsically dedicated to the allure of world travel. Stay connected with free WIFI and cable flat-screen TV.

And relax! You are already where you want to be. We are a pleasant stroll to everything in downtown Vancouver: transit connections, the Convention Centre, Granville Island Market, Gastown, Yaletown, Chinatown, Stanley Park, beaches, the best clubs, restaurants and shopping.

In the manner of every classic “B&B”, we believe mornings are something to look forward to. A big, hearty welcome from Zack!Our full breakfasts are homestyle and healthy. For early risers, coffee, tea, juice & milk join a self-serve buffet of baked goods, cereal & fruits. Then, from 9 to 10:30 AM, we serve a hot entree that varies daily. Home baking, local and organic produce are our specialities. Most dietary needs can be met with prior advice.

The guest house is non-smoking. We co-host with “Zack”, our little Cairn Terrier. He visits the living room( to help with check-ins) by invitation only.

We do our best to maintain a clean, green B & B. Our high-efficiency gas furnace and state-of-the-art air filtration system removes allergens down to the size of the common virus. Not only is the house kept cosy, but the air circulating is actually cleaner than outside!

We give back. Nelson House B & B was the first bed and breakfast in Canada to partner with the Clean the World Foundation to recycle our used soaps in a world-wide program to save lives.

Top of the guesthouse is “Shangri-La”. This third-floor, open-concept suite is your own private and romantic getaway. Enjoy a relaxing lounge area with fireplace and 32" flat-screen cable, HDTV. The suite features For especially romantic B & B occasions: top-floor Shangri--La suite with fireplace & jacuzzi.a wetbar with mini-fridge, coffeemaker & kettle, a writing desk (if you really must work), a dream-quality queen bed (Tempur-Pedic!) and a standard single bed. The charming ensuite bath features a skylight, jacuzzi tub for two and hand-held shower.

We provide terri robes, luxurious Turkish towels, full-size Jergens soap bars and a hairdryer. Please bring your own shampoo/conditioner.


Step out onto your own little deck for star-gazing. Light our unscented tea-light candles for ambience. This is a perfect place for special occasions. You can also treat your special person(s) with a Gift Certificate. Currently CAD.$138(+ tax)/nt. Additional $50(+)/nt. for a third guest.

CHECK OUR AVAILABILITY CALENDAR HERE for Shangri-La or any other room.

Click Accommodations to see our other rooms.

" utterly delightful...Nelson House offers an ideal West End location, amicable hosts, delicious breakfasts (and) six spacious guestrooms...." - reviewed in Out & About

"A darling, welcoming B & B... conveniently located and very hospitable." - Nelson House B & B reviewed on yelp.ca 

"super clean and bed extremely comfortable...." - reviewed on yelp.ca, 2014




on to room accommodations...



Nelson House Bed and Breakfast

977 Broughton St, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6G 2A4
Phone : (604) 684-9793       Toll Free Phone : (866) 684-9793


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