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1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6 Canada
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The Sylvia Hotel is a designated heritage building, ideally located on English Bay, beside Stanley Park and just 5 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Built in 1912, the Sylvia Hotel is a city landmark and one of Vancouver's greatest treasures. The location is a favorite for business travelers wanting to be out of the busy downtown core, for families vacationing on the beach or for romantic getaways. The Sylvia Hotel is definitely one of Vancouver's best kept secrets. The old fashioned character and friendly service gives travelers a home away from home. The Sylvia Hotel offers a fantastic location, great value, superb quality with a wonderful beach-side dining experience!
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Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Car park
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
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English, French
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musicinvic wrote a review Today
In Vancouver for an overnight business trip - staying at the Sylvia is always a highlight and a treat. Watching the sunset from the restaurant/bar was lovely and so was the bubbly rosé. Thanks for being a constant after the years away due to the pandemic!!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sophia P wrote a review Jan 2023
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Loved everything about our stay at the iconic Sylvia! Staff were friendly, parking was easy, the room had a stunning view of the harbour and we got the best sunset, the room was clean and comfortable, breakfast the next morning was perfect and the restaurant staff were so friendly! Looking forward to coming again in July!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Gaetan Bottier General Manager
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Siv P wrote a review Today
I am always treated so nicely, and your service is always the best. I also like the history of this old and well-established family-owned business. The fact that the hotel is not part of a huge conglomerate is a huge plus for me. I so love the character of this old building which makes me feel more comfortable when I'm there. I'm originally from Stockholm, Sweden where this is the norm. Keep up the good work, I do recommend you to all my friends. Will come back soon. Siv
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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katgw584 wrote a review Today
Lovely stay again at the Sylvia Hotel. Friendly helpful staff, simple queen bed room that ticked all the boxes, and good value for money. Didn't have breakfast here this time so can't comment on the food. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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encarnaciongarza wrote a review Today
Great location. Easy access to the trail along the water front and to the city including Gaston and Chinatown. We received a nice welcome and quick checkin. The staff in general was courteous. Excellent restaurant!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Val Archibald wrote a review Today
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Excellent customer service and the restaurant was excellent view of the water Dine around was an interesting menu Very pleasant area of Vancouver Room service excellent Check in was very prompt as was check out
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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dandoram wrote a review Today
Calgary, Canada
Very comfortable room in a heritage hotel. I expected to meet Poirot in the dinning room. Hotels like the Sylvia are a reason to travel by themselves. Situated close to amenities (pubs, restaurants and transit) and an excellent walkway along the ocean takes you to Stanley Park. Overall, a very good choice for a visit to Vancouver. Oh, and the restaurant in the hotel serves an excellent breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Louise S-N wrote a review Today
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I really enjoyed my stay. It was a business trip but the price was right and the location could not be any better. The restaurant has a great vibe and the food is really good. Walks on the beach in the morning and surrounded by great restaurants. I will definitely stay there again. This is now my new favourite place to stay in Vancouver!!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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flemming156 wrote a review 1 Feb
Perth, Australia12 contributions6 helpful votes
We arrived with 4 of us and 4 big suitcases at Vancouver airport. We bought a 2 zone travel ticket at the airport station for $C36 jumped on train to Yale stop. Caught lift out of station jumped on bus along Davie street got off just before T junction. Walked 4 minutes and arrived in 50 min. People were so helpful. Beds Soo comfy. The staff were great. Very quiet VERY OLD 1912 and a lovely stay. Stanley Park is right there. Fantastic place to eat overlooking sea. Snow on beaches! Get a cycle pass. Stanley Park takes 2 hours on foot with short cut Runner s will adore it Bus to city 5 min Access and transport fantastic. Great place
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Use public transport / train from airport even with big suitcases. Easy.
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Gaetan Bottier General Manager
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Nomad609395 wrote a review Jan 2023
Great spot right on the ocean and within walking distance of Stanley Park and Grenville Island. It is an old historic building with lots of charm. Room was huge. If you want a pool etc. and lots of sparkle, this is not the place for you. If you want charm and a relaxing, laid-back experience, you'll love the Sylvia.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gaetan Bottier, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Gaetan Bottier General Manager
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$111 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouverWest End / Central
NUMBER OF ROOMS
120
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sylvia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sylvia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include English Bay (0.2 km), English Bay Beach (0.2 km), and A-maze-ing Laughter (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sylvia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sylvia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sylvia Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sylvia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kingyo, Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, and Red Umbrella Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sylvia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Sylvia Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sylvia Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Sylvia Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yaletown (2.1 km), Engine 374 Pavilion (2.3 km), and Gaoler's Mews (2.8 km).
Does Sylvia Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Sylvia Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.