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Sylvia Hotel

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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Sylvia Hotel is located in the westend of Vancouver, a bit away from the bustle of downtown. It sits on the edge of Stanley Park, with a seawall across the street which will take you for miles either way along the ocean, or into Stanley Park. Bus service is frequent, and located a block away. The location of this... More 

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Montreal, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Sylvia is a beautiful old hotel with the right balance of modern convenience and old school charm. Staff are professional, friendly and helpful. Located right next to English Bay, a short walk to Stanley Park, and a few steps from a variety of excellent restaurants on Denman Street, location doesn't get any better, or more picturesque, than this.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is across from the beach, a casual stroll to and through all of Stanley Park and within easy walking distance to other vibrant, trendy and diverse neighborhoods in Vancouver. The hotel staff is all smiles, very pleasant and eager to accomodate. Our king size room was large, clean and comfortable, although it could use some up-dating. The bar... More 

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

Thank-you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. The location is often mentioned with the beach across the street, Stanley park 3 blocks away and downtown a short cab ride. I always appreciate it when Guests mention the excellent service offered by my team as they all work hard to exceed guests expectations. I will... More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The landmark Sylvia hotel is perfectly located in the west end on the shores of English Bay beach and at the south entrance of Stanley Park. Nice large rooms and beautiful view on English Bay. The only comment is if your room is facing east as was mine, you'll want to leave your windows open, as the lack of AC... More 

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

Thank-you for staying at the Sylvia Hotel and taking the time to write a few comments. We do have some very large rooms and some very small rooms as well so please always call the hotel directly to discuss your needs to avoid disappointment. Our location is great and mentioned often in our reviews as people do not expect to... More 

Newark, Delaware
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Sylvia is a clean, comfortable, basic hotel with a professional staff and great location. The facts that they have their own parking garage, a helpful staff, and a restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating with great views, are all additive. We paid to get a slightly larger room with a King bed. The shower was powerful. The bed was comfortable. The... More 

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

Clean and professional staff, who wouldn't like to read those words when describing the Sylvia Hotel. Thank-you for those kind words. Comfy beds are important to me as well because in my opinion we "sell sleep" so the beds need to be "comfy". Please do come back and when you do always book directly with us as we do not... More 

Boston
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old hotel with a charming history, located close to Stanley Park and within walking distance of the sea wall - nice place to sit and watch the sunset. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the desk clerks were very friendly and bent over backwards to be helpful. We had dinner in the restaurant one night, which... More 

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

"Charming" a great way to describe the Sylvia Hotel. I read your comments as well as a few of the past reviews and see a trend, clean and comfortable rooms, great views and food in the restaurant and lounge and very friendly staff. I am proud to read the reviews when our guests have such nice things to say about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Vancouver for one night after our cruise to Alaska. My mom had seen this hotel on a previous visit and thought it looked "quaint." I was worried that quiant meant tiny and uncomfortable. It turned out the hotel was quaint, but super nice. It was originally built in 1913. The hotel is really lovely and the rooms... More 

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

Thank-you for taking the time to write a review. I agree with you the hotel is "super nice" and the staff are "nice" as well in my opinion and yours. I never get tired of the views of English Bay while I have lunch and I agree with you the "breakfasts are awesome". Thanks for mentioning it, we do hope... More 

Canton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at The Sylvia! We had a king suite on the top floor. Their prices are very reasonable for Vancouver. Lots of space with a full kitchen and living area. This is across the street from English Bay beach and just down the steeet from anything you need. We walked a few blocks to rent bikes and... More 

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

Thank-you for mentioning the value of staying at the Sylvia Hotel while in Vancouver. Kitchen units are popular with guests that stay for more than a few days so that they can save on eating out every night. I appreciate you mentioning the cleanliness of the hotel and my great staff. I will post your comments in the staff lunch... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely hotel, the staff are all really friendly (even when our train was late and we arrived at 1.30am). We had a room that looked out over the laughing statues. It is comfortable, clean and has everything you need (including a very reasonably priced laundry service). The breakfast room overlooks English Bay where the hotel is located,... More 

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

Thank-you for taking the time to write a review and mentioning my friendly staff, they appreciate it when guest mention the service they offer. I like it when guests mention the fact they feel the hotel is comfortable and clean. The views from the restaurant and lounge are great while enjoying a meal and people watch. Hurry back we will... More 

Queen Creek, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed here for a few days before our cruise to Alaska started. We wanted to stay close to the ocean, and after looking around, discovered the Sylvia. Pro's: * Close to the Bay & Stanley Park * Quiet location at night, even with the windows open. * Restaurant had good food (we had both lunch and breakfast there,... More 

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

I enjoy reading the reviews that our guests write. Everyone has a their opinion of our hotel, and what I liked was your pro's comments, good location, great service and clean property. You are correct, we do not have Air conditioning as we are a heritage site and we want to stay true our heritage. Most guests l9ove the fat... More 

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