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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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301 reviews 301 reviews
55 hotel reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always stay at the Sylvia Hotel when we go to Vancouver. You cannot beat the location! Walk out the front door, cross the street to the beach, turn right and you are on the sea wall that goes around Stanley Park for six miles. If you head into the park by just turning right onto the street, you will... More 

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

I enjoyed reading your review and by the sounds of it you covered the whole city from the Sylvia Hotel, the location is great for all the reasons you mentioned. Our Guests come back year after year for the experience. I hope my staff exceeded your expectation and that you felt at home while you stayed with us. I hope... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sylvia is one of my favourite places in Vancouver. We stopped in there a few weeks ago to have some drinks and appetisers. We had a great time, the appetisers were tasty and pretty well priced, they had some drinks specials too and of course, the view. The Sylvia is located in a perfect spot, we watched the sun... More 

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

I agree with you, nothing better than sitting in the lounge, restaurant or bistro enjoying a meal and watching all the activities right outside our door plus the views of English Bay watching the sunset. We have live music on Wednesday and Thursday nights after 8:00 which also popular. Join us for Sunday brunch and sit on the patio get... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Sylvia Hotel is amongst one of Vancouver's most famous historical buildings located just steps off the amazing English Bay. The hotel has been renovated but still very much feels like an nostalgic older spot. It's classic and solid, but not a posh spot like the other Vancouver downtown properties. I like nostalgia and love to imagine it in its... More 

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

You are right, we are a heritage site since 1975 and our location is right on the beach close to Stanley park and shopping. Thank-you for mentioning the food and beverage department and our eggs benny ( a very popular item on the breakfast menu, on Sundays we go thru about 650 eggs in 4 hours at brunch). We are... More 

Coquitlam, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great visit and always do. Not sure why I need to write more. I already said that we go there on a regular basis. I It is a great place to stay. Food is great. Rooms are great. Location is great.

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

welcome back and thanks for writing another review. I guess coming back time after time says it all however we like to hear about each experience you have at the Sylvia. Thank-you for being a loyal customer and I am happy to read that we keep earning your business. We will look forward to your next visit to Vancouver. Please... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was a child in Vancouver I always imagined that the ivy covered Sylvia Hotel must be what England looked like. For my recent too-brief visit I was excited to finally stay at this iconic English Bay denizen. I was not disappointed. For starters the location is perfection (and I grew up in Kitsilano - arguably the best neighbourhood... More 

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

Thank-you for your creative header "A Classic Vancouver Gem". A well written review is a pleasure to read. I was happy to read that you enjoyed the service offered by my team and that you mentioned the cleanliness of the property. Our location is fantastic and close to downtown and the beach. We are a heritage site and we do... More 

Mountlake Terrace, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I found this hotel or Bring Fido and such a great find! Really nice older hotel next to English Bay. We always have a hard time finding hotels to bring our 3 dogs but this pace had restrictions or fees and put us in a room away from other guests so the barking wouldn't be an issue.... More 

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

Welcome from the USA, yes we are a pet friendly hotel and have been since 1960. I believe that we are the only hotel in Vancouver that does not charge extra for pets as most hotels do charge $25-40 per night per pet. Thank-you for staying with us and yes please bring your dogs on your next trip, we will... More 

Canmore, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sylvia Hotel was built in 1912, so it's been around a long time, with many renovations through the years. It as our second visit, the last one being 35 years ago--it is an old favourite for many people returning to Vancouver for a holiday. While it is a bit tired in its appearance, it is very clean and comfortable... More 

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

Welcome back after so many years. Thank-you for taking the time to write a review and comment on the level of service and friendliness of my crew. They do work hard to exceed every guests expectation and based on the feed back on so many reviews they are doing a lot of very good things. The hotel is 104 years... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just spent 5 days there. Old hotel but wonderful atmosphere and the location cannot be beaten. Great rates too. We will certainly be back if we visit Vancouver again. Super friendly and helpful staff. Clean.

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

Thank-you for staying with us for 5 days. It looks like you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the clean rooms and good service you received. I will post your comments in the lunch room to remind the staff how important their jobs are and how much our guests notice the hard work they do. When you come back to Vancouver... More 

Kirkland, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sweet older hotel, a little dated, but totally fine. Staff was helpful and polite. The location can't be beat! We walked out in the morning, crossed the street, and took the most lovely walk along the water and into the park - it was perfect!

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

We are 103 years old and we work hard to stay true to our heritage. I always like to read a comment like "it was perfect" cannot get much better than that. I hope you will return again soon however you better book early as summer is almost sold out already for most dates. Please call us directly for the... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just came back from a week long stay at the Sylvia Hotel. We had 2 bayside rooms that had beautiful views of English Bay. The rooms were comfortable with Windows that opened So you could hear the seabirds and waves below. It is a great location with easy access to many restaurants, GranilleIsland and Stanley Park. The staff were... More 

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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. I appreciate when reviews mention the service offered by my staff, they all work so hard to exceed guests expectations. We are a heritage site and yes the windows open to offer fresh air into the rooms from English Bay. Thank-you again for staying with us and when... More 

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