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“Wonderful location, facilities and service!”
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Sylvia Hotel
Ranked #34 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful location, facilities and service!”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Thanks to the staff at the restaurant and hotel, for helping create a truly memorable experience. This hotel is truly unique in its character and value!

  • Stayed January 2012
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3 Thank Next_adventure27
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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Sometimes the short and sweet facts say it all, thank-you for your comments. I will post them in the lunch room for the Food and beverage crew to enjoy. Thank you for the great scores as well. We will look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Vancouver.
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

If you're looking for a piece of history with a real old fashion feel join the rest of us that love this little gem of a hotel. Right on the shoreline of English Bay. Heart of the city yet away from the bars and noise. It's old....but lovely.

Room Tip: Need to reserve. And winter the rooms take a while to heat up.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review, 27 January 2012
Thank-you for your comments, I am not sure you know that we were the first hotel in the west end of Vancouver. The location can not be beat. We are the only Hotel on English Bay. This winter we have had some unusually cold days with high winds, so the heat does take a few moments to get up to temperature, but once warm like your home it is warm and cozy. Look forward to your next visit.
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

The Sylvia might have been wonderful in its halcyon days, but it's barely apparent today. The rooms are in disrepair: broken closet doors, insufficient heat in the winter, motel quality bathrooms. The staff is friendly but not professional. The rooms are large, but you don't really want to spend much time in them...so choose Sylvia for its location. The view is amazing, if you have one, and the location can't be beat. I think that's also why this hotel can 'rest on its laurels' and still count on business during a genteel decline.

Room Tip: The view of English bay is great, but only choose that side of the hotel if you're not sensitive...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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rdyck, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review, 27 January 2012
Thank-you for your review, I am sorry that you have not noticed all the improvements we have made this year, new carpets in some rooms, new furniture, and lighting package, all rooms have been painted and upgrades to other areas of the hotel. With that being said we are committed to keeping the heritage of the Sylvia as close as we can to reflect the hotel as it was in days gone by. We will never be that stainless steel cold box type hotel, and yes the bathrooms are smaller as they were built in 1912 however they are spotless as many other guests have commented on in other reviews. I was happy to see that you appreciated the location and the profession staff I have to serve you.
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

We visit Vancouver often, but this was a first stay at the Sylvia. We were very pleased with our find. The suite (an upgrade) was quirky, but comfy, clean and spacious. Best of all for us was the super staff who are all pet friendly. Our Mai Lei loved the attention and treats each time she went by the front desk. We'll be back for another visit.

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bobbyGRichmond, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review, 17 January 2012
I always like reading the comments of a first time guests to the Sylvia Hotel, happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope that you will return again soon. I will pass along your comments and kind words about the staff.
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

My wife and I stayed there for a little "stay-cation". A fantastic view of English Bay greeted us in the morning when I went out to Delany's for our coffee. The hotel is very pet friendly and all staff who encountered our two labradors offered them cookies and gave them some love.

A nice, quiet bar downstairs is ideal for having a couple of cocktails at the end of the evening. We will return in the future!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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bobbyGRichmond, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review, 17 January 2012
Always like to read that our Guests enjoy the fact that we are pet friendly, I believe that we are the only Hotel in the city that does not charge for pets, we feel that 4 legged family members should not be charged as we do not charge for children either. The stay-cation is something that more and more people are doing, great idea. The Lounge was the first licensed lounge in the city of Vancouver and we plan to keep it quiet and with a great view of English Bay
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Additional Information about Sylvia Hotel

Property: Sylvia Hotel
Address: 1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#33 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#46 Business Hotel in Vancouver
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,094 - ₹ 16,502
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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