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Sylvia Hotel

3.0 of 5 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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West Kelowna, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a pleasure staying at the Sylvia Hotel on English Bay. Pristine white bedding & duvet, wonderful views from corner room. One window looked out on the bright lights of downtown Vancouver (at night). The other window looked out over the waters of English Bay. Very friendly staff & food in their restaurant was A+. Great location.

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Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Funky old hotel across the street from English Bay Beach and a couple of blocks from Stanley Park. It was the first bar I ever had a drink in 45 years ago and the lounge is still a delightful place with live music a few nights of the week. Found the food from the kitchen to be very good.

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

Thank-you for your great comments about your stay and the service and quality of food in the Lounge. Our lounge was the first lounge in the city and we have been serving guests ever since. The views from the lounge are great and the live music on Wednesdays and Thursdays have been very popular. I hope that it will not... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms, elevators and public spaces are looking worn and need a little TLC but the location on English Bay is worth it. Public transport outside door convenient for getting to skytrain. Running, walking and cycling the seawall or Stanley Park - access across the street. Lots of restaurants and pubs nearby. Low season rates and pet-friendly.

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

We are a heritage site and we have worked hard to stay true to the heritage experience of the Sylvia Hotel. The location is great for shopping, exploring and enjoying Vancouver. I feel that 2015 will be a great year to explore Vancouver with so many concerts and sporting events as well and major conventions coming to our city this... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I decided to treat ourselves for an overnight stay here for our 29th wedding anniversary. From the moment we checked in till our departure, the customer service here 'rocked'. Even my previous telephone conversation with staff to determine which room we should choose went beyond 'the call of duty'. The personnel working here want to ensure that you... More 

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

I always enjoy reading reviews that mention the service my crew offer while staying at the Sylvia Hotel. We all work so hard to ensure a great experience and when Guests notice and take time to write their comments in a review. The location is popular and if you rent a room with a kitchen it is very handy and... More 

Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always like coming back to the Sylvia hotel. We take a room that comes with 2 double and a single which is plenty of room for our family of 4. This is an older hotel,with spacious rooms and a great cafe/bar for breakfast/lunch. Its best feature is its location- steps to English Bay and Stanley park as well as... More 

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

Thank-you for your comments about your stay. I love reading comments that mention the great value that we offer. The location is always mentioned for all the right reasons, the beach, restaurants and transit all close by. However my favorite thing to read is when the guests mention they had a great time and my staff made all the difference.... More 

vancouver,canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time for New Years at the Sylvia, the DJ rocked! The rooms were large and clean. The staff was wonderful. Will definitely go back as the location was perfect with restaurants and the beach in front. Spectacular view from the room on the 8th floor.

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

Happy New year to you as well. Thank-you for staying with us over the holidays. I wish all the best to you and your family in 2015. Thank-you for your kind words and scores on this site, we hope we will be able to serve you again this year. More 

Langley City, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were part of a group of 6 couples who booked the Sylvia's New Years Eve package. This package was offered for $330 per couple and included 1 night stay (double occupancy - king bed), dinner and party on new year's eve and brunch on New Year's day. Also included was free internet, parking and a late checkout on Jan... More 

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

What a great review about your New Years with us, sounds like a great time was had by all. Thank-you for mentioning the cleanliness of the hotel and the comfort of the beds. We pride ourselves on the hard work that my crew do to exceed the guests experience. I heard so many compliments about the food and service that... More 

Qualicum Beach, Canada
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160 reviews 160 reviews
19 hotel reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel while visiting relatives in downtown Vancouver over Christmas and loved how convenient it is to all the main attractions, downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. We were happy to be able to check-in shortly after 1 pm too. Our very cozy and quiet room was one of the small queen rooms, just a little too cozy... More 

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

Thank-you for staying with us over Christmas and you are welcome for the chocolates left on your bed as a treat fro staying with us over the holidays. I appreciate the well written review with tips for future guests. We try very hard to offer great service over the holidays to make sure that your experience is like spending time... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As other reviewers have said - excellent location close to a wide variety of activities and night life. Restaurants and shops all within walking distance. We live 20 miles outside of Vancouver and 4 of us stayed for 2 nights during the Christmas holidays to see the various Christmas light and tree displays and to celebrate a birthday. The 8... More 

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

Merry Christmas, Thank-you for your kind words and rating about your stay with us. I was surprised how many locals stay with us to Christmas shop, attend movies and site see. So many people love the location and the heritage feel of the Sylvia Hotel. We have so many room types, so please ask for a room that fits your... More 

Edmonton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing hotel was built in 1912 and it overlooks English Bay and the famous Sea Wall of Stanley Park. You are right in the heart of downtown Vancouver, with so many wonderful choices of restaurants and unique stores. The rooms are charming, the service is impeccable and both the bar and dining room have ocean views. The food is... More 

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

"ONE OF A KIND`, Thank-you for such a great review and scores. Most people know that we have a great location which is close to downtown and the beach. I appreciate that you mentioned the value and good service you received while staying here. I was happy to read that you will be back when you visit from Edmonton. I... 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:
Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
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#31 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#33 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#37 Business Hotel in Vancouver

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