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).

Welcome to Nelson House B & BWhy not choose heritage over cookie-cutter? 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 2016, we are celebrating an astonishing twenty-six years as Vancouver’s 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!

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Cherry trees in bloom by Nelson House B & BThis Welcome page provides 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. A two night minimum stay applies in the High Season and all US and Canadian Holiday weekends. If our calendar shows a room available for just one night, we welcome your enquiries.

The Attractions & Directions page will help you plan the perfect Vancouver visit. It has all the links to local tourism and special events information. You don't have to chance it with GPS. Use our printable downtown Vancouver map and our own suggested driving directions.

The Reservations page gives you room rates throughout the year, details on taxes, currency exchange(excellent US dollar value right now), our booking, cancellation and other policies. Remember - we are just twenty minutes walk to the Vancouver Convention Centre and offer a special Convention Rate to qualified visitors. Please be sure to ask about any discount before booking.Nelson House B & B from the garden gate.

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 is a century-old home that overlooks a quiet garden and Barclay Heritage Square. Built circa 1905, our 3-story character home has preserved charming antique and architectural details.

The exterior features a heritage garden, hipped roof, three dormers, double-hung, casement, bay and stained glass windows, a columned front porch and an enormous fir door with cut lead glass window and sidelights. 


The interior is highlighted by nine and a half foot ceilings, fir hardwood floors & stair rail, wainscoting & plate-rails in the foyer, parlour and dining room. The warmth of three fireplaces is balanced by varied and 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. 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.

We maintain a clean, green B & B. Our high-efficiency gas furnace and state-of-the-art air filtration system removes allergens. 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.exposed brickwork, 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 spacious 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.$218(+ tax)/nt. Except in High Season, a third guest may be added for $60(+)/nt.

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

Our top-floor Shangri-La suite. Perfect for your romantic getaway.


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



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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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