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Calgary
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Sylvia has a loyal following with guests who stay there year after year, which is an obvious recommendation. It has a faded charm, unpretentiously comfortable, fabulous location, well priced, great breakfast, very pleasant staff, and welcomes dogs. We stay every time we go to Vancouver, and so do many of our friends. As another reviewer put it: it is...

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Missoula, Montana
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

The very best element of this hotel is the staff. Front desk staff, housekeepers, and the bell man all went out of their way to help in their roles as hosts. When we asked about taking the bus, the desk staff gave us a hotel-produced map with color-coded bus lines marked for different destinations and told us about fares. When...

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

I read all the reviews and reply to them all, I really enjoyed reading this review as the General Manager, it reads like a report card to me on how every department touches every guest and how important it is all along the way. Thank-you for taking the time to write your review and being as detailed as you where....

Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I pull up to the Sylvia Hotel it is like coming home. The friendly staff and the amazing lounge awaits me for the infamous Martini. The food is always creative featuring seafood, and various other pleasures with the flare of elegance and history that the Sylvia Hotel wears gracefully. The rooms looking out onto the Bay are my favourite....

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

I really enjoyed reading your review, I found it informative and well written. I know others will find some good information from your review. We appreciate your loyalty and hope we can earn your business on every visit. We do have any different room sizes to enjoy based on your needs, so always call the Hotel directly to get the...

Southampton, Ontario,
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was a bit concerned after my better half booked our room, but, this is a lovely old hotel without the plagues of old hotels. Built in the early 1900's our room was large, comfortable and very clean. Perhaps a bit dated but it all worked for us.The front desk staff were terrific, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We...

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to write a review on this site. I appreciate your comments and feedback. I agree with you that the staff of the Sylvia Hotel work very hard to exceed every guests expectation. The food and views in the Restaurant and lounge are the best in the city in my opinion. Please consider us when you...

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First visit to the Sylvia. I requested a room on a high floor and received same. Next time I will ask for one over looking the water instead of the a garage! The hotel has excellent bones - built in 1912 and is in a great location. Great walking in the neighbourhood and next door to Stanley Park. A coat...

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for staying with us in November, I hope the weather was good while you were here. You are correct we are a heritage site hotel and opened in 1912. The location is often mentioned as we are so convenient for shopping and enjoying the area. Thank-you for your recommendations to your friends and we will do our best to...

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is great and we loved our initial stay which was for 2 nights. Staff was friendly and helpful. We had an updated room- remodeled bathroom, new pillow top mattress, etc. We enjoyed two meals in the restaurant and the food and service were excellent. However, when we returned later the same week for 1 more night we were...

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you had an issue at check out, I will review your comments with the Manager on Duty to see what we could have done better. Thank-you for bringing your concern to my attention. I was happy to read that you enjoyed the first part of your trip with us and we work hard to get...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The heritage of the Sylvia hotel alone was worth staying there. The staff was attentive, friendly, and very gracious. We can't say enough about the staff, especially the security guard, Marvin. He went out of his way to make our stay wonderful. We went for a quick family vacation to Vancouver. The Sylvia is within walking distance of great food...

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your comments about your stay with us. I will pass along your thanks to Marvin (I know he appreciate it). I agree with you the staff all work hard to exceed every guests expectation, I was so happy to read that you noticed their efforts. The location is often mentioned for the convenience of the park and access...

Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed at the Sylvia the end of September for three days/nights. Bus ride from the airport was approximately 40 min. The Sylvia is located across the street from the beach and park at English Bay. The view was gorgeous; we enjoyed walking along the pedestrian path, taking pictures of the beautiful sunsets over the water. There...

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for writing a review, I enjoyed reading your comments. I know that other travellers will enjoy all the information about the hotel and surrounding area. I appreciate your comments about the staff and the service you received while staying with us. I hope on your next visit you will take the time to have a meal in the lounge...

Pemberton, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we go to Vancouver we always stay at the Sylvia- the location is incredible, the windows open, they have parking and the rooms are spacious. There is variety in the space- always a unique room and it is comfortable, not a boring box. The restaurant is great and the hotel is surrounded by food from around the world. Best...

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

Yes we do have many different room sizes and shapes and I agree with you that our hotel is unique. Our location is often mentioned as it is one of the best in Vancouver. We appreciate your business and hope that we will continue to earn your loyalty. Thank-you for staying with us.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel came highly recommended for its comfort convenience and a quiet charm. It exceeded my expectations in every department. The location is perfect with the beautiful English Bay literally across the road and walking distance to the city (if you are fit) Shopping, restaurants and coffee bars all close by. A bus stop 200 metres away was ideal to...

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Ross D, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel, responded to this review

I really enjoyed reading your review, you covered off items that are important to most travellers and it was very informative, so thank-you for taking the time to write a review on this site. It is always great to hear from guests and that have stayed with us for the first time. Our staff work so hared to exceed every...

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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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  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • 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: $142 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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Also Known As:
Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
Hotel Style:
#33 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#33 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#46 Business Hotel in Vancouver
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“It would have been nicer to overlook English Bay”
 of 5 bubbles Shoeguy-1, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a newly upgraded room.”
 of 5 bubbles susansI7774ND, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I would request a room that has been remodeled with an upgraded mattress.”
 of 5 bubbles 989sonyas, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the English Bay have wonderful views.”
 of 5 bubbles 977tonyc, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“top floor is good.”
 of 5 bubbles JonR212, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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