Vancouver, BC, Barclay House in the West End

Triple A - Three Diamonds

Frommers Favorite: Two Stars- Very Highly Recommended

"Barclay House is my top pick among Vancouver B&Bs", Carol Pucci, Seattle Times, December 29, 2002

It's been nearly a year since I wrote about taking Amtrak between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., but I still get e-mails and phone calls asking me more about my stay at the Barclay House, a B&B in the city's West End. I would recommend both in a heartbeat.

Not having a car is rarely a problem anywhere in this city, but my favorite neighborhood the West End, a residential area near Stanley Park, English Bay and lively Denman, Davie and Robson streets is ideal for exploring on foot, and the cozy Barclay House (800-971-1351 or www.barclayhouse.com, private baths) is my top pick among Vancouver B&Bs. Bedrooms have all the mod-cons, including VCRs and terry-cloth robes in the closets. Not a teddy bear in sight, just adult diversions such as sherry in the living room on rainy afternoons. Winter rates start at $93 U.S.