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Sylvia Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
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Ranked #34 of 97 Hotels in Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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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 1 week 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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Milford, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a flight to Seattle when I sat next to a woman who had spent a lot of time in Vancouver. I'd never been to Vancouver and she insisted that I if I had the chance. She recommended the Sylvia hotel, saying it is the place that she stays every time that she goes to Vancouver. I made... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has an ideal location, right next to Stanley park and the bay. My family and I walked out one day and walked around the park and to downtown. The next day we walked around Granville. This is the perfect way to see Vancouver. This hotel had a lovely place for breakfast/brunch and pretty rooms with lots of charm.... More

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England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has such a greal location right by the sea. We were really pleased we had booked this from the moment we arrived. Hotel has great character. Staff were all really helpful and made us feel at home very quickly. Comfortable bed and pleasant room. Bar and restaurant were both good, we enjoyed the quality of the food and... More

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

"Perfect stay" this is what I wish all guests write about, thank-you for staying with us. Nice review with some good info for future Guests. Remember to always call the hotel directly for the best rates and we do not put all room types on line so call us if you would like a room with a view or a... More

Seattle, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to have a kitchen in the suites and if you're high enough up, great views of english bay. Can be pretty noisy street sounds at night with the windows open. Not fancy but all very comfortable and clean. Great service and accomodation of our bikes. Really we go here because of the history of the place, the history of... More

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

Having rooms with kitchens is a plus for guests that plan to stay for more than one night and cook in their room to save the costs of eating out each night. Room 801 is special, great views above the trees of English Bay and more space than most guest's need, that room is very large and rarely available as... More

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is beautifully located, the staff are very friendly and helpful. I have read a number of reviews that talk about old and period. I found the hotel is in serious need of an update. There is old and stylish and just old. Thus falls in the latter camp and flaking paint and the very worn look makes it... More

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

Thanks for taking time to write a review and for staying with us. The beds are comfortable and the staff appreciate your comments about their service and friendliness. We are over 102 years old and it does not appeal to everyone taste, however we do thank-you for staying with us. More

Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I discovered this wonderful, historic hotel back in my younger days as an alternative to the expensive executive hotel where I was attending a conference. It is an old building with tons of personality and slow elevators and we truly love it here! It is an old apartment building right across from the beach. We come every summer with the... More

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

What a well written review, thank-you for your comments, you have answered allot of the questions that guests want to know before they book. The location is fantastic for so many reasons. the staff all work hard to offer great customer service and or course we will always remain true to our heritage. Thanks for mentioning the quality of the... More

Toronto, Ontario
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Sylvia in August with my wife, 2 twenty-something sons and our Wheaton Terrier. Needless to say, the hotel is dog friendly, so we loved it, but if you don't like dogs, perhaps it's not the spot for you. The Sylvia is an old, 8 storey hotel, with small elevators, small bathrooms and rooms that are a... More

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

We are a pet friendly hotel and have been since 1960, in fact we are the only hotel in Vancouver that does not charge extra for pets. We think that everyone should travel with the whole family including your family pet. The seawall is a favorite spot for locals as well as visitors to our city. the patio looks right... 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*
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