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Palm Harbor, Florida
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Stayed here for a week in June. The location is actually what makes this hotel. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable, though very dated. However, we didn't have any WiFi service for the whole week,(on the 2nd floor) the walls are thin so depending on who is next to you it can be noisy and the carpets were badly...

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for staying with us and sharing your opinion about your stay. We hope you will return again so we can serve you again. I was disappointed that you think the hotel is run down and smelly as other guests do not share your views about the cleanliness of the hotel.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 19 July 2015

I stayed there from Jul 13th (Checked in on 14th due to flight arriving late) and checked out on Jul 16th 2015. The hotel is located in a great location with beautiful views. And it definitely has a charm about it. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. I have two main complaints about the hotel. The biggest one was the...

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your comments and I will look into the wifi issues you mentioned. We have a 96.7 % great rating with the wifi and I do hear of the occasional issue which we are working on in a small number of areas in the hotel that the single is weaker at times. Our thec company is aware and is...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 July 2015

The Sylvia Hotel is in a Great Location. Walk out the hotel, you are surrounded by Stanley Park, English Bay, innumerable small, local and reputable restaurants, cafes, public transit, a few steps away- a supermarket, and even a community centre (10 minute walk). For me, it was way better than the hotels downtown that are surrounded by towering buildings, huge...

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

I love a well written review, you seemed to cover off what most guests would like to know, the location is convenient and close to everything including the transit system. we do not have AC but like you mentioned all the windows open and keep the room cool with fresh air and fans are provided in every room. I was...

Decatur, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 18 July 2015

The best thing about the Sylvia Hotel is the location. Across the street from Sunset Beach and next to Stanley Park, guests have access to the best of Vancouver. The hotel was originally an apartment complex. We stayed in a king suite and it offered plenty of room for our family of 3. The rooms are rather dated and the...

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for staying at the Sylvia Hotel and taking the time to write a few words. I appreciate you mentioning my staff and the service they offer. Our location is fantastic as you mentioned and yes the kitchen units are great for people that want to stay a few days and not have to eat out every day or at...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Nice old hotel with history great location and just the right amount of funkiness. Near Stanley Park and many shops and restaurants. The hotel restaurant and bar was very convenient for quick drink or dinner if you didn't want to venture out.

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

You said it all in your header, "good location fair price and historic". Thank-you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. I love the views from the restaurant and lounge and it is convenient if staying with us or dropping in after a walk around Stanley Park or a day at the beach. Please do...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Our first visit to Vancouver and how pleased we were with the hotel. Full of character and in a lovely position in front of the beach and near to Stanley Park. We had an excellent room and ok the wi fi was not great in our bedroom but we could go downstairs or use the computer provided by the hotel...

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your comments and rating and scores posted on this site about your stay with us. I appreciate it when I read we will be back, that is high praise and means that you enjoyed your stay and the location of the Hotel. I will pass on your comments to the crew about your appreciation of the service you...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 July 2015

A nice old hotel with a lot of character and charm. A little tired but the charm of the hotel and good service make it a nice hotel to stay. No air conditining or screens on the window, so it is up to you if you will open the windows and risk bugs coming into the room. Overall a great...

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for staying with us. We are a heritage site and over 104 years old. I appreciate your comments about the service you received during your stay. I believe we offer great value and service. Please book with is again on your next visit to Vancouver.

Yellowknife, Canada
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The Sylvia remains the most homey, comfortable and down to earth hotel. Yep, she is old but she has style and service in spades. And of course the location, with a wonderful bar, right on English Bay can't be beat. The Sylvia is my favourite hotel stay in Vancouver.

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

I like short reviews that say a lot. Thank-you for taking time to write a review and post it on this site. Saying that the Sylvia is your favorite hotel also says a lot as Vancouver has so many hotels. I also believe that tis is a special place. We hope that you will return soon and often.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 July 2015

The Sylvia has a premier location in the West End. There are other hotels around Denman St. comparably prices (Best Western, Coast Plaza, Times Square Suites), but the Sylvia has the best location - on the beach and adjacent to the seawall. While the location is great, certain aspects of the hotel could use some work. The TV in our...

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for coming back 8 times and we look forward to serving you again for the 9th time. The location is the fantastic as you mentioned with everything so close and the beach across the street. We did have a change to some of the tv channels that was out of our control, the company we used made that change...

BC Canada
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The location is superb, the staff is friendly and the restaurant has beautiful views. The parking garage is on site and you are slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of the west end. It's a short cab ride to downtown. The rooms are older, but I found them to be clean. We love this hotel and stay here when...

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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for all your kind words about your stay. The location on the Hotel on English Bay does have fantastic views. You are correct we are a pet friendly hotel and have been for over 60 years and we are the only hotel in Vancouver that does not charge extra for pets. I appreciate it when guests reviews mention the...

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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
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Sylvia Hotel

Address: 1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Price Range: RM459 - RM964 (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 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#33 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#46 Business Hotel in Vancouver
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“Ask for room overlooking English Bay!”
 of 5 bubbles worldlycanuck, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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.”
  • double, beach facing
  • 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
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