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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
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      4 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
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    Toronto, Canada
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    8 reviews
    5 hotel reviews
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    By far, the best value in downtown Vancouver. This is a vintage hotel, so if you're expecting 'nouveau hotel groovy' then this isn't it. But if you want a hotel with great location, staff who know you by name and a really comfortable bed and an actual KEY to your room - then you'll 'get' the Sylvia. Steps from the... More 

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

    I enjoyed reading your review. I agree with you that we are the best value in Vancouver, the location is fantastic and convenient. It is important to me to read that guests will return as that says a lot about the value and service they received during their stay. So hurry back. More 

    Deal, United Kingdom
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

    Stayed for a week here on the front overlooking English bay,first time was 5 nights on 3rd floor room was very hot as the sun shone on side of hotel and no aircon just a fan.comfy bed and great service from reservation staff especially Ali. Janet in the restaurant looked after our needs for breakfast,had a few drinks in the... More 

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

    Thank-you staying with us and taking the time to write a review. We do have a great location and many restaurants and shops in the are with in walking distance. We are a heritage site and all the windows open to give a nice breeze off of English Bay to keep your room cool. Thank-you for mentioning the service you... More 

    Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

    Mum and Dad (36) kids (8+5). We booked a two night stay late July/Aug and it was HOT! Let's be clear this is not for you if you like your modern, sleek, tech driven hotels. However if you remember exquisite non-chain hoteliers this is right up your street. A beautiful building with period features and architecture the hotel is incredible.... More 

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    Germany
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
    2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

    + Great part of town, opposite the beach, close to the park + One of the very few historic buildings + Area is good for families + Busses to go downtown right in front of the door - Internet is unacceptably slow. When will hotels understand that internet access is a key necessity for travelers today. It took me one... More 

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    Bainbridge Island, Washington
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

    The value of this place is the stellar location on the beach at English Bay, near Stanley Park. Perfect for the summer fireworks display, cycling in the park, swimming in the pool at Second Beach. We've stayed here several times, and despite the deficits, will return. The building dates back to 1912 and definitely shows its age in the worn... More 

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

    The location is often mentioned because of all the access to the beaches and restaurants and Stanley Park all so close. Every room does have a hair dryer and amenities are replaced daily unless they are still full and you can ask for more anytime if needed. Please come back soon and stay with us. Thank-you for your rating and... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

    We stayed in the Sylvia Hotel 10 years ago so were looking forward to going back. It's in a great location - right beside the beach and a relatively easy drive from the airport and close to the ferry terminal for Naniamo. Parking is not included and was $18 per night. First impressions were that it hadn't changed a bit... More 

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

    We are a heritage site and over 104 years old and we have worked hard to stay true to our heritage. The rooms are spotless and the beds are comfy because after all we do sell sleep. I was happy to read that you see the value in staying with us. Please come back soon to visit the next time... More 

    New Orleans
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

    We stayed at the Slyvia for three days in July and from the moment we booked our room, every staff person provided helpful, friendly and professional service. Our room overlooked the beach and had a very comfortable bed. The location is perfect and they even have music in their bar most evenings. We thought it was wonderful.

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

    'Top Notch Service" what a great header, says it all. Every hotel has beds and four walls but I think the service is what makes the difference between hotels. My staff work very hard to exceed guests expectations so thank-you much for noticing and mentioning the service the offer. I hope that you will return again so that we can... More 

    Victoria, British Columbia
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    First I have to say how wonderful the hotel staff were. My Mom and I came with my sister and her family so we had two rooms on the 8th floor. The staff was kind enough to put a fridge in my sisters room that did not originally have a fridge. The hotel restaurant has amazing food and those staying... More 

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

    I special place to spend with family, what great praise. I am very proud of my staff and I like reading when guests appreciate the service we offer at the Sylvia Hotel. The chef will be happy to read that you felt the food was amazing and with the location and views it is a special place. You are more... More 

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    59 hotel reviews
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    The Sylvia has been in Vancouver for many years. It is grand, convenient, and classic. There is a bar and restaurant as well as a nice breakfast. The staff is friendly and the place is clean. It is right on the beach, walking distance to Stanley Park, Robson Street, and downtown Vancouver. There is a bus stop close by and... More 

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

    I always love it when guests mention the housekeeping department, they all work so hard to make sure the Hotel is spotless and the "beds are comfy" and the "linen crisp". The Food and Beverage department will also enjoy reading your review about the breakfasts. We will be here to serve you again when you return. Thank-you for staying with... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    Spent the first two nights of our honeymoon here. The outside of the hotel is old historic, but the inside didn't match--just old and need of upgrade(carpet stained in our room). The location is great, just across from the water and Stanley Park and near lots of restaurants on Denman St. The staff was friendly and helpful. The TV is... More 

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

    Thank-you for spending your honeymoon with us. I was happy to read that the staff treated you well and you liked the location. I am not sure why you mentioned that the Tv channels were limited? we have every channel including French stations well over 100 to chose from? However I will look into if something was wrong during your... More 

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