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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The single room is clean and roomy.the service is good and good value for money.it is centrally located near to shopping Centres and transport The staffs are friendly and helpful.the foods are nice and tasty

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Prince Rupert, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful historic hotel, very charming. My husband and I stayed there for our anniversary. We were given Rm. 315, very pretty but issues with the placement of the toilet ! Way too close to the sink ! Say no more ! We requested a different room, basically for the view and stayed in 227. Great view facing... More 

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

I was so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. The location and service are always mentioned and I believe is why most people always come back. The view rooms are special over looking English Bay. When you book with us again please always call the hotel directly for the best opportunity to get a room with... More 

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

Title says it all. I don't want to say more, because, actually, I'd prefer if it stayed a bit of a secret. If you want a pretentious 5 star hotel, don't bother. If you want the cheapest place in town, ditto. But if you like intentionally understated elegance with walking access to the unparalleled natural amenities of Stanley Park, this... More 

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

Thank-you for your comments and rating, pus the title of "BEST HOTEL IN VANCOUVER" is very high praise. I often hear guests say that they do not want to put good comments on trip advisor because they do not want others to find out about us as it is hard enough to get a room here when we are busy.... More 

Victoria, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sylvia Hotel is in a great location on English Bay and an easy walk to Stanley Park and good nearby restaurants. This was our second visit to The Sylvia and both times it was very comfortable and the staff were warm, friendly and accommodating. It is an older hotel which is spotlessly clean and with interesting touches from a... More 

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

I was great to read your comments about your stay at the Sylvia Hotel, I will pass along your comments to the head housekeeper about the cleanliness of you rooms and service. The location is great for most travellers with transit so close by and of course the beach. My staff work every hard to do their jobs with guests... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sylvia has so much character with outstanding service. The location over English bay is awesome. Thursday offers free live jazz. Room service was extremely fast and good value. The Sylvia is within walking distance to many great rrstaurants

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

Thank-you for mentioning the great service you received on your stay with us. I will pass along your comments to the Bellman about the friendliness and speed and value of room service. We appreciate high praise (Great Hotel) in the title and we would love to be able to serve you again on your next visit to Vancouver. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it is old and sort of pokey but we love it. The location is ideal and it has a great atmosphere. We love the bar and the view. It is always busy but that seems to never be an issue. Close to the beach, restaurants and Seawall.

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

I appreciate your comments about your stay, "A Gem of a Hotel" nice title for your review. We are a heritage site and the location is great. When you return please always call the hotel directly for the best rates and available room types as we do not always list all room types and best rates on third party sites.... More 

Comox, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sylvia is a beautiful old hotel conveniently located on English Bay with easy access by bus or foot to downtown Vancouver or by foot to nearby Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium. Covered with 100-year old Virginia creeper, this 1912 building retains the charm of an older age while offering luxurious touches like crisp white duvets, absorbent bath towels,... More 

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

Thank-you for taking time to write about your stay with us (and welcome back from the island). I was happy to read that you enjoyed the room and the experience in the dining room. Our location is often mentioned as a great place to stay because we are so close to everything. I hope that you will return and when... More 

Calgary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our favourite hotel in Vancouver. It is excellent value with pleasant staff, a fabulous bar restaurant that is very comfy with a great view of English Bay and no pretensions. Great location for walking Vancouver. As another reviewer said if you want perfect plastic.... This is not the place for you. In fact it is probably not a good place... More 

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

Thank-you fro your kind words about your stay at the Sylvia, high praise which is always welcome. I will say that I would like the word to get out and hope that all guests will have a great experience as you did. I understand why you do not want more people to find us as it is hard to get... More 

Salt Spring Island
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We prefer to stay at the Sylvia because of the location and lack of pretension....but if you are looking for perfect plastic...this is not the place for you. It is a good place for walking on the sea wall or Davie, Robson and Downtown. Great restaurants on the neighbourhood. The rooms are very old and the repairs are sometimes shoddy....but... More 

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

Thank-you for your comments and taking the time to write. I always appreciate when guests write about the great service you receive while staying at the Sylvia hotel. If you get the time please call me about what repairs you are referring too? so that I can follow up. Being a heritage site we are always trying to keep true... More 

Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is our first choice of stay whenever we go to Vancouver. It is an old hotel but very convenient location. You can easily take a walk to local coffee shops, restaurants and take a stroll at Stanley Park within a walking distance to your hotel.

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

Thank-you for taking time to write a review about your experience at the Sylvia Hotel. We often have Guests comment about the location of the hotel. We are close enough to downtown and yet far enough away to have tree lined streets and the beach right across the street. We hope that we will be able to serve you again... 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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#32 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#33 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#36 Business Hotel in Vancouver

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