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Sylvia Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights in September because the location was recommended and the hotel sounded unique. The location of the hotel was great, I would highly recommend staying in this area when visiting Vancouver. The hotel was incredibly overpriced for what you got. When we arrived at 3:30 the staff weren't sure if there was even rooms ready... More

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Wellingborough
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the original hotels in the area and it shows a bit in the decor, furnishings, lifts etc, very traditional but pleasant and welcoming. Comfortable large rooms, no air conditioning only portable units but opening windows and good sea views if at front. Situated right across road from beach in 'nice quiet ' end of town within easy walking... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is a lovely and located in a fantastic location, with doable walking distances to much of downtown Vancouver. It is a historical building, furnished with antiques. It has a great restaurant and lounge. I have eaten at the restaurant on two prior occasions to this stay and have never been disappointed. Since it is an older building it... More

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

You are correct we are a heritage site and the hotel is over 102 years old so the bathrooms are a little small, however the hotel has a number of room sizes to fit everyone's needs. We do not offer the view rooms and many of the larger rooms on third party sites so please call the hotel directly to... More

Charleston, Sc
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9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Love this hotel and its location. Quaint and charming. We've stayed here before and enjoy the one-of-a-kind nature of this historic accommodation. We love the neighborhood and its beach, park, many restaurants and other offerings.

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Ittre, Belgium
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24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Sylvia for a week. The hotel was very flexible in agreeing to a good rate for our visit. We choose a suite and we were very glad that we did. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything that we needed and more besides. The rooms were certainly large enough. The bed was comfortable. Even though... More

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

Thank-you for your kind words about your stay with us and the high praise that you will be back and would recommend the Sylvia Hotel to other travellers. The location is often mentioned and our guests love the closeness to everything, the beach, Stanley Park and all the restaurants and shops close by. Please book directly with the hotel; for... More

Surrey, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely dinner in the restaurant overlooking English Bay. Fantastic location! Excellent food and really good service. Our waitress asked if we were staying in the hotel, for our room number for the bill. We said no, but it had planted a seed. We then went for a walk along English Bay and were enjoying all the views... More

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

What a great review, I enjoyed hearing that you made a last minute decision to stay with us and enjoyed your room and the service. Now that you have stayed with us we hope you will return soon so we can serve you again. Thank-you for your scores and rating and taking the time to write about your experience. More

Davis, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sylvia Hotel, on English Bay in Vancouver, is a wonderful place for a short (or long) stay in this wonderful city. A block from Stanley Park - one of North America's premier urban parks - the Sylvia is over a hundred years old and is as gracious as a hotel can be. The rooms are cozy and well appointed.... More

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

Thank-you for your great scores and rating plus the recommendation to other travellers to stay at the Sylvia Hotel. Please call the hotel directly when you plan to book your next stay as then you will have access to all room types and the get the best rate we offer at the time which is not the case when booking... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been a long time since we have been in a hotel that needs so much work. We are not sure if it is because it is designated an "historical" property, but we were so disappointed with our stay. We were scheduled to stay much longer, but had to check out after the first night, since the bed was... More

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

I always appreciate when guests leave their comments. I will however defend the quality of our beds, we change our beds every three years which is 1/2 the time that most hotels update their beds. We offer pillow top mattress and a top quality product as it is my motto to have greats beds because after all we sell sleep.... More

Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to beat the location of this historic hotel. Right on English Bay. Walking distance to many restaurants and the walking along the beach. Rooms are old - it's an old hotel - but clean and well maintained. Only complaint was the service in the restaurant. Some folks were great, others not so great - a lot of... More

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

People often comment on the location as it is one of the selling features of our hotel and I believe it is the best in Vancouver with English Bay right across the street. I was sorry to read that you may experienced inconsistent service in the restaurant while you were here and I will forward your comments to the Food... More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to stay in a wonderful city. The location is excellent, right on English Bay, a short hop to Granville Island with lots of good restaurants an easy walk away. This hotel has an unique history, loaded with character. Be sure & look for the children's book based on the hotel cat called "Mr. Got To Go".... More

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

Thank-you for your great scores and rating. So happy that you support the 3 three children's books in the MR. Got to Go series. The books are very popular with children and parents alike as it is great bedtime story and the fact that they are based on true stories makes all the difference. We hope that you will return... 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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