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Sylvia Hotel

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1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel has a great location. The beach is right across the street and there are lots of food options within walking distance. There was even a night club within walking distance. The rooms aren't very modern but it was very comfy and clean. The bed was firm and we had a relaxing nights sleep.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Sylvia Hotel - Located in English Bay. Only thing separating The Sylvia from the Ocean is a Beautiful park which borders Stanley Park. Very quaint. Not large. Very clean. Rooms are old but have modern furnishings although Bathroom is somewhat dated. Restauarant and Lounge both within the Hotel with a nice menu. Staff are very friendly to both my... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the old world look of the hotel when I booked it and was not disappointed. May not be the most modern/updated hotel but it was very comfortable & clean. The staff was very welcoming; Ali greeted us at the front desk and she made sure we had a great room with a view. Chad immediately handled our bags and... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose the Sylvia as other family members had stayed there previously and enjoyed it very much. We stayed 2 nights, went to Victoria, then returned to the Sylvia for 2 more nights in May because we liked it so much. Rooms are clean, quiet and as we stayed on the 2nd floor, easily accessed by stairs or elevator. We... More 

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

I liked the fact that you returned for two more days because you enjoyed the hotel so much, very high praise thank-you. We are a pet friendly hotel and have been since 1960, I believe are the only hotel in Vancouver that does not charge extra for pets. The live music in the lounge is very popular with Guests and... More 

Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Sylvia Hotel for 4 nights in April with my traveling dog Jenny. Loved the location because we were on the beach on English Bay and only minutes away from Stanley Park where we took many hikes. The Fish House, our fav restaurant, is also close by as well as many other stores and eateries. I was... More 

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

Thank-you for spending 4 nights with us. I enjoyed reading your review. My staff all work hard to make our guests experience a special one so thank-you for mentioning it. I will post your comments in the staff lunch room. The location of our hotel is mentioned often by most guests because of the convenience and the beach across the... More 

Vancouver, Wa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed one night at the Sylvia. Everyone was sweet and accommodating. We stayed in the Melville Room which was part of the library there at the hotel. Unfortunately guests were loud and having a party until late (in the library) and even though we were not sleeping, or trying to, the constant noise was irritating. No... More 

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

You did not stay at the Sylvia Hotel, I believe you stayed at the Buchan Hotel down the street, please remove your comments and repost on their site. Thank-you More 

Calgary Alberta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sylvia is a grand old hotel right on English bay, an easy walk to Stanley Park, Granville Island, downtown, and several interesting restaurants. I would say for anyone expecting a cookie cutter hotel, please just stay in a cookie cutter hotel as the Sylvia May not appeal to everyone. But for those who appreciate history, quaint elevators, turning in... More 

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

Thank-you for your comments and I can tell by the words you choose that you do appreciate the heritage feel of the hotel and you are correct we may not be for everyone, however I do believe that everyone appreciates great service and we do offer that. Our location is popular with guests new to Vancouver and those that like... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful hotel was recommended to us by a friend who lives in Vancouver, as THE place to stay. How right he was! What a lovely family friendly hotel. Very traditional and filled with lots of stories and well loved. We had a good sized room, very clean and well presented. The hotel was in such a lovely location by... More 

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

A well written review in my opinion. it mentions all the things that future guests would like to know and that you mentioned the Food and Beverage which we are also very proud of. Book Sunday brunch early every week to avoid be sold out. The views are great over looking English Bay. You are correct, there are lots of... More 

Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night. Directly on English Bay Beach. Room was very small, but they warned me of that. Bed was relatively comfortable. Restaurant & bar very good. Access to Stanley Park and mass transit was good.

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

The next time to stay with us please book a larger room, we have so many room types and sizes, so I know we could make to happy if you book directly with us inform us that you would like a more space. We have rooms that are very small and some that are very large, so let us help... More 

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72 hotel reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old hotel in a good location, at the beach, near Stanley Park, and close to the people I visit in Vancouver. It is adequate, and I will stay here again. The bed was fine, the bathroom had plenty of hot water, and the streets are quiet at night. But it is getting run down: drop ceilings that... More 

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

Thank-you for your comments about your stay with us. I know that everyone ahs an opinion on how to keep the heritage feel of an older property, thank-you for yours. I feel it is just as important to have a safe environment and great location, a great bed and good service as well. I was happy to read that you... More 

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