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Sylvia Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
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Ranked #33 of 96 hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stay in this Hotel whenever we go to Vancouver B.C. It has quite a history which I don't have time to go into here. Most rooms have an view of English Bay, it is right next to Stanley Park. It is within walking distance (couple miles) of downtown B.C. It is a very old and quaint brick building... More

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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 few comments about the hotel and your experience. We are located very near Stanley Park and right across the street from the beach. We always improve the hotel in the off season to keep up with current trends but always respecting the heritage of the hotel. Being over... More

British Columbia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at the Sylvia probably twenty times and have always enjoyed the great ambience, views, friendly staff, good food. One time I was upgraded to a lovely suite after having booked a king room, which was especially nice. However, I just stayed there two nights and did not enjoy myself. I had planned to spend the days writing in... More

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

I am sorry that you had to experience the inconvenience of some of the Reno's that we were required to do at this time of year (slowest time of year) and being sold out it was impossible to relocate you to another room. We do our very best to plan for Reno's when we would have the least amount of... More

Jasper, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 hotel reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second stay at the Sylvia; we were there seven months earlier, in the spring-time. As before, the various hotel staff members were very friendly and helpful, both on the phone when reserving, and with check-in, check-out, and during our stay. Again this time, our departure from Vancouver was well past check-out time, so we appreciated the complimentary... More

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

Welcome back, I seem to be saying that a lot over the years, so many return Guests making the Sylvia the hotel of choice when staying in Vancouver. Thank-you for mentioning the friendliness and service offered my the crew I will look into your concern about the plugs in your room and see if there is a fix for that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was perfect! The location can't be best the view is amazing and the bar/ restaurant has great food. The room was very spacious. I would highly recommend to everyone. Only issue I can see is the bathroom was a tad small but didn't bother us.

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

Thank-you for your great title and staying with us. Not much I can add to your comments except hurry back as we would love to be able to welcome you back as a returning guest. The new menu has been very popular with the regulars. Summer is filling up very fast so if you are planning on returning this summer,... More

Malvern, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had the pleasure of writing reviews about the Sylvia for many years. I return every year to enjoy this unique establishments hospitality. The hotel is over 100 years old and looking well for it's age, I consider it my second home! Since the arrival of Ross Dyck, the General Manager some five years ago, I have noted every... More

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

Welcome back, and thank-you for your kind words. I appreciate the loyalty to the Sylvia Hotel and I love the fact that you have noticed the changes and upgrades to the property. A well written review with loads of information for other guests. Being 100 years old we take pride in the service we offer and the location is fantastic.... More

Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the premier hotels in Vancouver. If you are looking for something different in the best location in the city, the Sylvia is it. In the West End, a block from Stanley Park and next to the vibrant village atmosphere of Denman St, the Sylvia has all you will want and need. Our huge 6 windowed room... More

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

Thank-you for your great review. The location has always been a favorite of our guests as you mentioned so close to everything. I appreciate you mentioning the service of my staff as they all work hard to exceed guests expectations. Being a heritage site (hotel open over 100 years) we do offer a slower quiet pace like days gone by.... More

STIRLING
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this hotel! What more can i say? I've chosen the Sylvia over the years and over chain hotels because everything at the Sylvia is not cookie cutter! And i love that. The staff are more like friends you're happy to see again, the location is unparalleled, the room windows open onto english bay, dogs in the lobby, great... More

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

I like the " to the point review". We work very hard to make every guests feel like you do about the Sylvia Hotel. We are not for every-ones liking, being over 100 years old and everything that comes with that like charm, heritage site, slower pace and yes pet friendly. We are the only hotel in VANCOUVER THAT DOES... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had a wonderful visit to the Sylvia. The location is perfect for walks to Stanley Park and strolls along the seawall. The food in the dining room is good. The breakfasts are outstanding. Lovely views of the water from the restaurant and bar. It's cozy and quaint and the rooms comfortably furnished and well kept. Easy walk to... More

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

Thank-you for taking time to write your comments on this site. I was happy to read that you found the hotel location great for your needs. My staff work hard to offer you the best of services and make sure that you feel right at home. Remember to always call the hotel directly to get the best rates and room... More

Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I spent 7 nights are that lovely vintage hotel. The suite (bedroom, kitchen, lounge, bathroom, parking & wifi) was comfortably furnished, with a king sized bed that we got lost in - but not due to any sagging. The suite was serviced daily. There are shops near by & Ann excellent bus service to Downtown.

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

Excellent! a nice comment to describe your stay in one word. I hope that you will return again for another 7 days soon. When you do book again remember to always call the hotel directly to get the best rate and room types and we do not offer all room types on line. Thank-you for the great rating and scores.... More

St. Albert, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Every year I take a trip with two girlfriends for a chance to get together and have some bonding time. This year we chose the Sylvia Hotel in Vancouver and we were all very pleased. We had a corner suite on the third floor with a bedroom, kitchen and foldout bed in the common room. The views from our front... More

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

Thank-you for taking the time to write and introducing some of your girl friends to the Sylvia Hotel. I was happy to read your comment about the service and cleanliness of the hotel. I do hope that you do make it an annual event. The location is great for get-a-ways, transportation, restaurants and the sea wall right outside your door.... More

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Also Known As:
Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
Address: 1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#35 Family Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvia Hotel 3*
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