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Sylvia Hotel

3.0 of 5 1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars NEW

The Sylvia has been a landmark in Vancouver's West End for a long, long time. We've ended up staying there because it's one of a handful of hotels in the city that accepts dogs no-questions-asked, and we travel to Vancouver with our 100lb American Bulldog fairly regularly. We'd have to cut her in half to stay at the Fairmont in... More 

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I was happy to read that you were able to travel with your pet and yes we do not put size restrictions like some other hotels, plus we are the only hotel I know of in Vancouver that does not charge extra for pets, some places charge $25-35.00 per pet per night. We are a heritage site and the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my partner for my birthday celebration at the end of February. We had a fantastic time! The old hotel has so much character and class. The room we had came with a king sized bed, very beautiful high ceilings and was really quite spacious. The staff were all friendly, helpful and very accommodating. The English Bay... More 

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

Happy belated Birthday and thank-you for staying with us on that occasion. I agree with you that the location is great for all the reasons you mentioned and more. I always appreciate it when a guests makes a point to mention the friendly staff and service they received during their stay. I believe that all hotels have four walls and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It’s been my pleasure to spend almost three months at the fabulous Sylvia Hotel on beautiful English Bay. My husband and I stay here every time we come to Vancouver; this year was a sabbatical year and we decided to take advantage of the Sylvia’s excellent extended-stay rates and give ourselves a real treat. The Sylvia Hotel is like no... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An old beauty. Restaurant, bar, and dinning. Smaller rooms in the old section, which is nice, larger room in the addition. Right smack dab on English Bay. Great sightseeing, with Stanley Park a short distance. Not cheap, not expensive. Great service, and parking.

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Thank-you fro taking time to write a review about your stay. I love the header "peace and quiet with in 5 minutes of the rush". our location is great for people that want to be close to downtown and yet be away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and all the traffic and noise. We have so many room... More 

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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a fabulous location - basically at the end of popular Denman Street in Vancouver and right on English Bay and the Seawall. It also has history, being over 100 years old and is picturesque, being covered with ivy. Things of note: -- The entire hotel (except the lounge) has a musty smell. You get used to it... More 

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

The location is always mentioned by guests writing reviews because in a major city to have the views and beach right across the street is special and being so close to the downtown core the Sylvia Hotel has the best location. Thank-you for mentioning the cleanliness of the rooms and how comfortable the beds are, after all we do "sell... More 

Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic last-millennium feel throughout this hotel. What's not to like about creaky floor boards and moaning door hinges? For all those allergic to sheetrock walls, robotic entry systems and clinically-appointed foyers, Sylvia (as her olde-world name suggests) is a fine, rustic alternative.

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

Welcome to our guests from Portland. With over 100 years of service we are a heritage site and are proud to stay close to our heritage and the offer the service of days gone by. We are not for everyone, however with that being said who does not want great service and a great location and great value? I guess... More 

Vancouver, British Columba, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night, Valentine's night, in this Historic Hotel which I've always been intrigued with, being a lifelong lower mainland resident! The room was a good size, older (which I expected), and clean. If you are wanting a modern hotel room and hotel, this isn't the place for you. The bed was very comfy. The staff at the front... More 

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

Happy belated Valentines day and thanks for staying with us. I appreciate when guests mention how clean our rooms are. In my opinion you should not even have to mention that as it is so important and should be the minimum standard, however the housekeepers like reading it. The Be Vancouver site does offer great packages and deals during the... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very charming and makes one feel they are back 100 years ago. The rooms are a bit tired but they are charming, and ours was quite large. Parking fees were better then some of the other local hotels. And it is nice being waterfront to English Bay. A good experience all around.

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

Thank-you for staying with us and taking time to write a review. You are correct we are over 100 years old and guests keep coming back year after year. The location of the hotel is popular as well. We have tried to keep the parking rates as low as possible and compared to the local area we are one of... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suppose the best way to sum the Sylvia up, is you get what you pay for. Pros: Parking is cheaper than anywhere else downtown, at around $18 for the day/night. Cheap price Location is fantastic, right on English Bay and close to food, restaurants, etc No charge for pets to stay there Great history to the place, it's been... More 

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

First off, thank-you for writing a review. Your "Pro" comments are fair and accurate, most places in Vancouver do charge between $25-35.00 or more per night for parking. The location is the best in the city in my opinion and we do not charge extra for pets where most if not all other hotels charge $25-$35.00 per pet per night.... More 

Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to the Sylvia for 44 Years..our go-to place in Vancouver. So ..... one could say some of the rooms need some work, but the location on English Bay is what keeps us going back. That and the staff who are usually friendly and helpful. The one downside this trip is the food offered...not quite up to... More 

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

Thank-you for your loyalty, 44 years and counting. We appreciate your business. I was concerned about the comment about the food. We just changed the menu at the beginning of the month and would like to hear more about what you ordered and what you did not like about the changes. So far our comment cards have been very positive... More 

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Address: 1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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Also Known As:
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#31 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#33 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#49 Business Hotel in Vancouver

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