House Bed and Breakfast
elson House B & B is open all year except for December 24 & 25, Dec. 31 and January 1.
Rates are seasonal and vary by room type. All of our rates include full Canadian breakfast, free local calls, wireless internet, cable flat-screen TVs and off-street parking.
The chart below gives all of our annual rates. All rates are subject to change. Weekly discounts are available except in High and Peak Seasons.
Only our Shangri-La suite can accommodate three guests and there is a $50 surcharge/night.
Accommodations Taxes in Vancouver are currently a 10 % Provincial Sales Tax(PST) and a 5% federal Goods and Service Tax(GST).
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Special Offers & Promotions:
ALL Special Offers, Discounts and Promotions must be requested BEFORE deposit and confirmation. After confirmation, rates will not be changed. Each Special is a stand - alone offering. Discounts cannot be combined.
Last Minute Special - 15% OFF, if booked within 48 hours of arrival date
Please note - there is a two-night minimum stay required to enjoy this discount
- there is a two night deposit required to enjoy this discount
- you must mention this Special when booking
- to lock in your discount, it's best to 100% complete our secure Reservation Request Form(with your credit card), mention the Special in the "Notes" section & we will confirm your booking and rate by email within 24 hours
- once this Special is confirmed, there is no cancellation refund
Please enquire regarding Convention, US/CDA Active Military, AAA and CAA rates.
Children? The guest house is adult-oriented, gay-owned and people-friendly. Kids 16 years and over are welcome, if accompanied by a well-behaved parent.
Pets? "Zack", our Cairn Terrier, visits only the downstairs public rooms. Since every effort is made to keep guestrooms free of allergens, other pets cannot be accommodated.
Reservations are taken very seriously. We have been in business for twenty-four years and earned the respect of our customers and community. Every room/night that you reserve represents 17% of our 6 room, family-owned establishment. Imagine booking 17 % of your local Marriott!
Minimum Stay? Many smaller establishments require at least a two night stay. We will try to accommodate your preferred date and preferred room, even one-nighters, but please understand if we have to make some exceptions. We now have a two night minimum stay in our budget Sailor's room. As well, a two night minimum stay is required in any room during a US or Canadian Holiday Weekend.
On regular weekends, a request for a one night stay on a Saturday night can actually result in our losing a Friday and/or a Sunday booking. If you really must stay just the one night in our beautiful city, we can sometimes juggle bookings...please enquire.
After Checking Availability, please complete our secure and encrypted Reservation Request Form or use our toll-free phone. Your messages will always be answered within 24 hours.
Reservations are always held by a one night deposit: cash, traveller's cheques or a charge to your Visa/MC/Discover/Diners Club. Interac is also available to pay the balance in person. Sorry - no Amex, personal cheques or money orders. We will explain if, in some circumstances, for example a booking of seven nights or more, that deposit is non-refundable.
Please note that your Reservation Request(even with credit card number) is not a reservation until we confirm.
Privacy is respected and protected by Nelson House B & B. Your personal contact information is solely for our own B & B use. Sensitive credit card information can always be transmitted using our secure, high-encryption Reservation Request Form. We operate in compliance with federal and provincial privacy legislation.
Cancellations are taken just as seriously. Since we secure every reservation with a one night deposit, we are happy to make a full refund of your deposit if, and only if, you cancel by email to the address below at least seven (7) days prior to the beginning of your reservation.
After check-in, should you wish to shorten your stay with us, 50 % payment of any cancelled nights will be required.
Check-in Time is between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise arranged. Without prior arrangement, we might be out when you arrive! If you do run late, please give us a courtesy call prior to 6 PM - we worry!
If you are already in town or arriving early, you are welcome to drop bags with us in the morning.
For complete and printable driving directions plus a map to our door, just click on the Compass icon on the Attractions & Directions page.
Check-out Time is 12:00 noon. Please enquire concerning complimentary luggage storage.
Parking is off-street and included in your room rate. As most of the street parking is Resident Permit Only, please pull up temporarily and we will point out our private parking area.
For Business, we are a fifteen minute walk from the Vancouver Convention Centre and all downtown hotel meeting rooms. Be sure to ask us about our own Convention rates.
Wireless internet access is freely available throughout the B & B. There is also a broadband high speed line in the living room for your laptop. Four guestrooms, Vienna, Sailor's, Bombay and Shangri-La, are equipped with desks. Something urgent? We can send your fax or do up a few copies. No problem.
Breakfast is a generous example of Canadian cuisine, friendly chatter and heaps of hospitality. Healthy, local and organic ingredients are used to prepare our yummy home-baking, fresh fruit selections and delicious main offerings.
For early risers, coffee, tea, juice & milk join a self-serve buffet of baked goods, cereal & fruits. From 9 to 10:30 AM, we also serve a hot entree that will vary daily. A few examples are scrambled eggs & Bavarian sausage, Swiss cheese & asparagus omlets, challah French Toast with creamy orange sauce and our famous Eggs Nelson with hollandaise.
Dietary restrictions can usually be accommodated with prior notice. If you are maintaining a special diet, it is helpful to let us know in advance what you would normally eat for breakfast. Our home kitchen is unable to prepare "fast order" dishes.
*** Please Note: if you have severe allergies, we do use nuts, seeds and a wide variety of other ingredients in our home-baking and cereals and cannot guarantee that other food items have not been in contact with them. We cannot be responsible for any allergen whose mere proximity may cause you a hypersensitive allergic reaction. ***
A clean, green B & B: Yes - we reduce bags and packaging in all our consumer purchases, reuse towels until you indicate that it's time for a freshly laundered one, recycle household waste and compost garden waste. We do not provide the hotel-style, throwaway shampoos & conditioners. We do provide full-sized Jergens bath bars.
We offer free, twenty-four access to filtered water and ice. Our new gas furnace is 96.7% efficient. The technology in the B & B's air filtration system ensures that inside air is actually cleaner than outside!
We are proud to have been the first B & B in Canada to partner with Clean the World to recycle all of our used soaps to save young lives around the world from preventable infections and disease.
Smoking is only permitted outside on the front porch, in the garden or on the private decks of two guestrooms (Sailor's & Shangri-La). We provide unscented tealight candles for ambience. No guest incense or other candles please.
Gift Certificates are available in all denominations and are valid for up to one year. The Shangri-La Suite is particularly popular for celebrating special occasions. Please enquire for details.
Our Vancouver Romance Special will enhance anytime in our fair city. Whether it is your quiet getaway for two, Valentine's Day, honeymoon, anniversary or birthday, please ask us about our special add-ons. For a nominal fee, we will stock the room with something to surprise and please your sweetie!
" Long-established Nelson House...(a)grand Craftsman-style B & B...cheerful and helpful."
- from a travel review currently online at Gay.com and PlanetOut.com