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Sylvia Hotel

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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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We had an overnight stay to celebrate a birthday. The service was excellent, our room was lovely, and we were impressed by the attentiveness of the staff. We brought our dog and were delighted to see how pet-friendly the hotel is. We had a very good dinner, and both food and se
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I'm looking at a black and white postcard of 6 lifeguards circa 1936, standing in a beefcake line in front of the Sylvia! This hotel is part of Vancouver's heritage, and now its part of every trip we take to the big city. What stands out most in my mind? The staff are wonde
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The Sylvia has been a fixture of Vancouver's West End for a century, and I last visited it (as a child) in the 1950s. The location is unbeatable, right on the beach in English Bay and in a quiet area, though there are lots of neighbourhood restaurants and shops on Denman Avenue
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I booked the Sylvia hotel for its location too. I liked being just across the beach ( English Bay ) and the little shops/ cafes eg Starbucks / Tim Hortons / Burger King / 24 hour mary around it .

I also like heritage buildings. But perhaps I had the romanticised idea of an upd
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Response from rossdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
I am sorry that the Sylvia Hotel and it's charm was not to your liking, we notify every Guests of the renovations going on at the Hotel. Yes we have taken steps to protect the carpets and Guests as renovations are not being done. We have 120 rooms with many different room types and sizes, please call the hotel when booking again to discuss room size if you require more space. Thank-you for your thoughts and comments.
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I booked this after researching a huge range of hotels in Vancouver. Best price was via a third party hotel website booked via a shopping cashback site. I liked that the hotel had history, was situated right on the bay and seemed good value plus spoke on it's website about the qu
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Response from rossdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Well, where do I begin? I think it is just best to say that we may not be a hotel for everyone. Our Guests love us as stated in 99% of the reviews on this site. What makes me question this review is that almost everything about the hotel was not appreciated by this Guests, yes we are under renovations and a heritage site hotel, however with all your listed issues you did not check out after seeing your room and then decided to stay extra nights? Every Guests at check in can go to their assigned room and if not what you expected you should check out (check out of any hotel that does not meet your needs or standards, which is advice I would give any Guest). I am sorry you felt so upset about the hotel but I thank-you for staying anyway, just disappointed that this is how you dealt with it.
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During the high summer season is there entertainment on Saturday nights? Or is it just random nights
You can email the Hotel direct and they will be able to advise you of their entertainment. They are very helpful. Contact details are on their website.
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I’m interested to see an earlier answer regarding rooms without a view. We booked in January and booked for a higher priced room but were allocated a room facing the back wall of the restaurant , so how early do you have to book to get a sea view?
Sorry, did not see the question until just now. hmmm. In answer to the question, a friend of ours has stayed there on a number of occasions and has asked for a room on the older side of the hotel. He's been pretty lucky at getting one with a view every time.
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parking for the restaurant?
There is ample parking under the hotel and on the street. Paid parking is in effect on most of street parking but there are free spots on the adjacent streets but very difficult to find as most are reserved for residents with permits!
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is there parking for the restaurant
Sorry....missed the question. Yes!
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We are staying at the Sylvia for 1 night. What is the cheapest way to get there as we won’t have a car. Does the sky train leave right from the airport and get close to the hotel? How much would it cost for 4?
with 4 people its best value to take a taxi from the airport directly to the hotel. It will cost you about $35 which is very good for 4. Its fast, comfortable and simple. You can take sky train but it does not take you very close to the hotel so you have to transfer to a bus which is too much trouble with luggage. I am not sure how much the sky train and bus would cost but likely similar for 4 persons.
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"Ask for rooms on higher floors"
"View rooms are in the front, but our view from the room facing west had a nice angled view of the water."
"Ask for a room that has a Bay view for the sunsets!"
"Rooms with kitchenette are great for self catering"
"Don't do the double room...not nice . King is better. Can get street noise at night on lower floors."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 103 - US$ 171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
119
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