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Lillooet, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are a person who likes dogs, watching the ships go by, walking on the beach, having easy access to great food and proximity to all that Vancouver's West End has to offer, and a longer stroll away from downtown, the Sylvia Hotel is the place for you. The Sylvia is the kind of hotel that can be a...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is wonderful. They don't just allow dogs, they are very friendly to them. We stayed there in one of the rooms with a kitchen and living room. Our room had tons of space for the dogs to play and relax when we weren't there and we were directly across from the park where we could walk them easily...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wonderful location and the friendliest staff!! Comfortable accommodations right on beach avenue. Loved the decor and historic ambiance. Close to tons of restaurants. Walking distance to Stanley Park. Would definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I come to Vancouver, the Sylvia is my top choice for places to stay. What do I most like about the Sylvia? 1. The staff--everyone is unfailingly pleasant, professional and helpful. I have the sense that each person who works at the Sylvia feels a personal responsibility to make things go well. It is as if they are inviting...

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to write a review on this site. I like reading your review with the breakdown of your reasons why, nice approach and enjoyable to read. I am sure other readers will get some good information from your comments. I encourage all guests to call us directly when making your booking with us to get the...

Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have stayed at the Sylvia over several years. Superb location on English Bay and the sea wall. Staff always courteous, helpful, friendly and professional. Prices can't be beat. Hotel not the most modern, but clean and with character.

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Welcome back and thank-you for your loyalty. The staff will like your comments about their service and professionalism. We offer good value for your money and work on exceeding every guests expectation on service. The location is often mentioned as well as the heritage of the hotel being 105 years old. Thank-you for staying with us.

Sunshine Coast BC
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the past 10 years we have been coming to the restaurant at the Sylvia Hotel, especially enjoying the breakfasts here. It has always been great...until now. The staff we have seen there for the last 10 years were not there but the ones on shift were friendly and helpful, although there were only 2 servers and they were far...

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your 10 years of loyalty and so you know how hard we work to offer a great experience in the restaurant. I am sorry on this visit we did not hit the mark. I see you mentioned how busy we were on the day. We do our best to schedule the correct number of staff for the business...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very clean, double corner room with a wonderful view of English Bay. Beds and bedding very comfortable. Staff very helpful with planning our day, transit info, suggestions for touring. Good breakfast choices on the menu in restaurant. Located very close to many transit routes, making it easy to get anywhere in the city. The sea wall walk is...

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guildford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here after flying in from UK and were very pleased with welcome, setting and rooms. Dinner in the hotel bar was great. Clam linguine recommended. Friendly staff. In the morning possible to rent a bike and cycle around the sea wall of park. Will be back

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Really love the header "Lovely Hotel", I hope you enjoy your time in Canada and thank-you for staying with us. The chef will appreciate your comments about the food and service. I hoped you enjoyed the view of English Bay from the lounge and restaurant. Please do come back to stay with us again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel always feels like home. I have stayed here many times. Every time I am in Vancouver. Even passing by I will stop just to stay the night here. Great staff always pleasant and helpful. I wouldn't stay anywhere else! Comfy beds, rooms with character and a location second to none.

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Welcome back and thank-you for your loyalty. The staff will enjoy reading how much you appreciate their service and I know how hard they work to exceed every guest's expectation. I was happy to read that you noticed how comfy our beds are (after all we do sell sleep). Being a heritage site we try to stay true to the...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff very attentive, polite and professional. Always available. We were thankful for the use of their umbrellas... rained every day :( Very comfortable beds, bedding. Nice pillows! Across the street from a sand beach and to the Sea Wall walk. Easy access to Stanley Park. Short walk to sea ferry to get to Granville Island. Transit stops within a block...

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your well written review about your stay with us. I am sorry about the rain (I call it liquid sunshine). The location is often mentioned as we do have a great location for whatever reason you need a room in Vancouver. I hope that you will return again soon. I appreciate your rating and scores.

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Banquet Room
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Additional Information about Sylvia Hotel

Address: 1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Price Range: RM455 - RM966 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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#6 Best Value Hotel in Vancouver
#33 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#33 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#46 Business Hotel in Vancouver
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“Bay side rooms have the best view, but are more expensive. All rooms are comfortable, and, anyway, English Bay is right across the street.”
 of 5 bubbles Reniala, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Corner, 7th floor bay facing room had perfect view for sunsets and English Bay. Space more than adequate for our needs.”
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  • 7th floor, corner room, beach facing
  • 7th floor, corner room, beach facing
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A corner room with a view of English Bay = delightful!!”
  • LOVE the vines of ivy surrounding the exterior!
  • Incredible view of English Bay
 of 5 bubbles gillianwhitten, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room with a beach view”
 of 5 bubbles jilli36, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“English Bay view rooms. Be warned: summer rooms are frequently sold out, so book well in advance”
 of 5 bubbles dwalsh2, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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