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Sylvia Hotel

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1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice location on English Bay. Easy walk to ferry to Granville Island. Good public transport to downtown. An historic hotel with some quirks. Big room, a small 2nd bedroom we did not book, tiny bathroom, poor wifi. Breakfast average. Seemed expensive but I am told Vancouver is very pricey.

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Solihull, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here in May this year. 4 days of glorious sunshine and temp in the 80's. So a location just across from English Bay Beach was just perfect. This was a wonderful (and sometimes eccentric) place to be in the evenings and with the great bus service to downtown was not at all inconvenient for our daily sightseeing. Vancouver... More 

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

Yes May was a great month for weather and this year was as good as many in the past, I was happy you stayed with us. Our location is mentioned often for all the reasons you listed and more. We are a heritage site so our bathrooms are small but very clean and our windows do open to help keep... More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is in a great location and is in a really cool historic building. There are views of the water and the beach is directly across the street. There is easy access to downtown and is within walking distance of both downtown and Stanley park (not to mention there is a hop on hop off bus stop right outside... More 

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

Thank-you for taking the time to write a review. Our location is very convenient for services, downtown and transportation. I do feel my crew do a great job to exceed guests expectations and I am sure they will be proud to read your comments. We do have many rooms sizes and rates and only put the smallest rooms on third... More 

Banff, Canada
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a team so very accommodating to room sizes and further complications of being a large group. We went swimming in the ocean (which is only a walk across the street) , they supplied us with beach towels and were very friendly even as we returned sopping wet. Then outside of course is beautiful and the location is amazing... More 

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

I hope that your entire group enjoyed their stay. The beach across the street is popular (not everyone goes in for a swim) but those who do enjoy it. Our location is often mentioned because people are amazed how convenient we are to everything. You are correct our bathrooms are all small as the hotel is a heritage site so... More 

Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location across from English Bay is the Sylvia's strongest suit. On-site parking is convenient in a congested area. We found our room tired and dated, with dim hall and room lighting. Old power outlets would not hold plugs well, were awkwardly located (or already deployed) for charging phones etc. Windows were open for fresh air, since there is no A/C.... More 

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

Many guests comment how much they like the fact that the windows all open to cool the room instead of the forced air from an AC unit. I will be discussing your comment with my front desk crew about stating your room number as that is not a part of our regular practice and I thank-you for mentioning it. I... More 

Broome, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Olde English style hotel in a fantastic location overlooking English Bay, across the road from the beach (off sorts) and restaurants everywhere close by. Staff very friendly and helpful, we arrived on a morning flight from Australia (14 hrs) and they checked us into our room several hours early.

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

Welcome for Australia we are so happy that you booked with us. I hope that you enjoyed Vancouver and will tell you friends back home about your stay at the Sylvia and your time in Vancouver. Thank-you for writing a few comments for other guests to read. More 

manzanillo, mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very comfortable hotel, small room but clean. Elevators were temperamental but not a problem. Awesome location to see the fireworks. Great to stroll out of the door and be almost in Stanley Park. Great coffee shop on Denman St close by and also laundry wash and fold service at end of holiday to not go home with a smelly suitcase.

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

"Great location" two headers in a row form two different guests saying the same thing is great to read. We must be doing something right. Location is fantastic and I believe it is matched by the service and value you receive when booking with us. Always call the hotel directly if wanting the best rates and room types. Hurry back More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 days at Hotel Sylvia. The hotel staff are delightful. The hotel is perfectly positioned on English Bay just next to Stanley Park and on the beach. The hotel has a very relaxed atmosphere which was perfect for our family of 2 Adults, 2 teens and an 11 year old. The rooms are generously sized, our accommodation comprised... More 

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

Thank-you for staying 5 nights at the Sylvia Hotel this August. Delightful staff and great value in the food and Beverage areas are great comments for other guests to read. We do sell sleep so we take pride in the quality of our beds thank-you for mentioning it. Your summary is perfect and I truly hope that you can return... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not one bad thing to say about this place. The rooms were very clean, we had a great view of the Bay, the staff was exceptionally friendly and we booked online for a great deal in the middle of summer! I will recommend this hotel to everyone travelling to Vancouver!

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

Great Header, thank-you, I love the high scores and rating plus some very nice comments. Clean, Great location and great staff.....you said it all in a very few words but hit the mark. Please do comeback and when you do always call us directly for the best rates and room types. More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many hotels in Vancouver are now very corporate but the Sylvia is different, it really feels like it's part of a neighborhood in the city. This place is quirky, and you never know what your room will be like, but the staff are great and the location is unbeatable. The hotel is also truly dog friendly. A lot of places... More 

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

We are a heritage site, and we have been a part of the city for 104 years. I believe we are the only hotel in the city that does not charge extra for pets, (some places charge $25-35.00 per night per pet). You are correct we do have many room sizes and shapes so if you come often you may... More 

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