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Queen Creek, AZ
Reviewed 21 June 2015

We recently stayed here for a few days before our cruise to Alaska started. We wanted to stay close to the ocean, and after looking around, discovered the Sylvia. Pro's: * Close to the Bay & Stanley Park * Quiet location at night, even with the windows open. * Restaurant had good food (we had both lunch and breakfast there,...

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

I enjoy reading the reviews that our guests write. Everyone has a their opinion of our hotel, and what I liked was your pro's comments, good location, great service and clean property. You are correct, we do not have Air conditioning as we are a heritage site and we want to stay true our heritage. Most guests l9ove the fat...

Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 19 June 2015

This hotel is located right on English Bay at the entrance to Stanley Park. It was our first ever visit to Vancouver and we're so happy we selected the Sylvia! The staff was so helpful and very friendly! The 24-hour desk coverage was nice. Rooms are okay....a little dated and worn, but it IS a historic hotel. The location and...

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

Welcome first time guests to the Sylvia Hotel, I hope it will not be the last. Thank-you for mentioning the service you received from my crew, they all work hard to exceed every guests expectation. Our parking is only $18.00 per night when most places in the area are $25-35.00 per night. Again thank-you for staying with us and we...

Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

When a hospital stay in Vancouver wa required and the FIFA World Cup event was on in Vancouver, the only hotel available in the downtown core was the Sylvia. I had eaten thee over the years for the outstanding views of English Bay. While the room was sparse and dated, the staff and the service made this minor. As it's...

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

Thank-you for your comments and mentioning the fact that we are a heritage site and the Sylvia is clean and comfortable. We are close to everything yet away from the noise and traffic of the downtown core. With the beach across the street and transit so close we do have a great location. The restaurant does have great food and...

Venice, Florida
Reviewed 17 June 2015

This hotel is right by the water/beach and has great views. Relatively speaking, it is moderately priced, compared to the big chain hotels. There are great restaurants nearby (Fish House), however, it has its in-house restaurant which is very good. Bicyclists and walkers dominate the streets and nearby Stanley Park accommodates them as well as car trips with great scenery....

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

I appreciate you telling other guests to try the Sylvia Hotel. We enjoyed having you stay with us. We do offer good value and the location is special and so close to everything. June weather was great all month so far. You are correct we do not have air-conditioning and all the windows open to keep the rooms comfortable and...

High River, Canada
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Three other couples and ourselves just returned from 4 nights in Vancouver where we stayed at the Sylvia Hotel. We recommended this hotel to our friends as we had so enjoyed it on previous visits. The location is right on the waterfront of English Bay and it provides such great people watching, walking paths and a view of the water...

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

I was so happy to read that your entire group enjoyed their stay and that you took full advantage of our location. We are close to everything and there are a number of great restaurants with in walking distance. One of my favorite things to do is people watch from the restaurant or lounge or the patio on a nice...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 15 June 2015

This was my second stay at the beautiful, antique Sylvia Hotel on English Bay in Vancouver, BC. You cannot beat the location to walk to Granville Island, and Stanley Park. Lots of dining locations in between and the hotel itself does very nice breakfast! Would always recommend! Thank you for a great stay.

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

Welcome back I like it when guest return as it shows me that we do offer great service and value. Thank-you for your kind words and mentioning the great breakfasts and location. You are welcome to return anytime and we will look forward to serving you again soon. Call us directly to get the best rates and room types when...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 14 June 2015

An excellent hotel on the edge of English Bay. Hotel staff was fantastic, rooms are large but older. No issues, everything in great working order. MUST NOTE: no air conditioning in rooms. Didn't need the air conditioning. With a brick building that has ivy on the outside, room stayed comfortable Excellent food in restaurant and good prices Will definitely stay...

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

Thank-you for a great header "beautiful stay at the Sylvia", Nice short review that mentions the excellent food and value. Plus the location is often mentioned because we are so close to everything. You are correct, we do not have air-conditioners but all the windows open wide to help keep the room cool, most guest are happy that they can...

Key Largo, Florida
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Great Location. Great views. Great food. This is a classic hotel of the Vancouver of a hundred years ago (but with WiFi internet, flat screen TV's and a modern menu). The room was better then what we had requested and was very comfortable. The staff was very helpful. With big windows and right across the street from the park and...

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

Thank-you for taking the time to write a review, You covered it all the great service, staff, food and location. I was happy to read that you will be back and when you do return always call us directly to get the very best rate and room type as we do not put all room types on line.

Toronto
Reviewed 12 June 2015

It was about 10.00 in the evening and we were sitting in our room congratulating ourselves on choosing the Sylvia Hotel. Check in had been charming and, although the building has a musty smell and is generally rather battered, it is clean and well decorated. Our room was large, about 360 sq. ft.and very well appointed with good bedside reading...

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

Thank-you for staying with us. I am sorry you had a mouse in your room, I was happy to read that my staff moved you to another room, you are correct a mouse sighting is not a regular occurrence, we recently did some trimming of the vines and I we feel we disturbed some of the wildlife maybe living in...

Cobble Hill, Canada
Reviewed 11 June 2015

We have been coming to this hotel for over twenty years and have always enjoyed our stays here. Many of the rooms are not fully updated but that is part of the charm. The location is right on English Bay which is the place to be in Vancouver, but is still an easy walk to the downtown shopping area and...

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

Thank-you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. I agree with you the Sylvia Hotel is "one of a kind" being 104 year old and a heritage site since 1975 we are unique. The location is one of the reasons guests stay with us but I feel the service is what keeps guests coming back....

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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 )
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  • 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: ₹ 6,727 - ₹ 14,288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
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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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“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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