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Sylvia Hotel

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06/26/2017 06/27/2017
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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed February 16, 2015

The hotel is very charming and makes one feel they are back 100 years ago. The rooms are a bit tired but they are charming, and ours was quite large. Parking fees were better then some of the other local hotels. And it is nice being waterfront to English Bay. A good experience all around.

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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. You are correct we are over 100 years old and guests keep coming back year after year. The location of the hotel is popular as well. We have tried to keep the parking rates as low as possible and compared to the local area we are one of...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed February 9, 2015

I suppose the best way to sum the Sylvia up, is you get what you pay for. Pros: Parking is cheaper than anywhere else downtown, at around $18 for the day/night. Cheap price Location is fantastic, right on English Bay and close to food, restaurants, etc No charge for pets to stay there Great history to the place, it's been...

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

First off, thank-you for writing a review. Your "Pro" comments are fair and accurate, most places in Vancouver do charge between $25-35.00 or more per night for parking. The location is the best in the city in my opinion and we do not charge extra for pets where most if not all other hotels charge $25-$35.00 per pet per night....

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have been going to the Sylvia for 44 Years..our go-to place in Vancouver. So ..... one could say some of the rooms need some work, but the location on English Bay is what keeps us going back. That and the staff who are usually friendly and helpful. The one downside this trip is the food offered...not quite up to...

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

Thank-you for your loyalty, 44 years and counting. We appreciate your business. I was concerned about the comment about the food. We just changed the menu at the beginning of the month and would like to hear more about what you ordered and what you did not like about the changes. So far our comment cards have been very positive...

Paris, France
Reviewed February 7, 2015

We loved staying in the Sylvia-- excellent service, the room was spacious and well lit. A wonderful location and a really lovely heritage hotel. We most definitely would return. However one of the days we were there I had occasion to shower around noon-- there literally was NO hot water, no matter how long I let the tap run. It...

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

I read your review and I have a question, did you call the front desk to report your concern? The reason I ask is, we have the best boilers in the business and are only a few years old. this is the only time in 6 years that I have been the General Manager that a guest has mentioned this...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stayed in the Sylvia for a one night stop over with friends. The 2 rooms (2 Queens + 1 queen) were clean, comfortable and quiet. 2 queens room was quite spacious. Staff were friendly and courteous and the hotel was located close to attractions such as Stanley park by car.

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

In your review you mentioned the room type you stayed in and how much you enjoyed the space, the Sylvia Hotel has so many room sizes and types it is important that you let us know your needs so we can match the needs to available room types when you book directly with us. Just to keep you informed, we...

Canada
Reviewed January 31, 2015

I love staying at this classic old-world hotel. This 112 year old lady sits regally on the shores of English Bay and her staff look after you as though you had stepped back in time to a day when service mattered. The Sylvia represents much that is missing from the cookie cutter hotels which are so similar their only difference...

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

"Grande Dame of English Bay" sounds official then, we are a heritage site and our location on English Bay does make our property unique. I loved the detailed review and I enjoyed reading about your experience and observations. Having breakfast (or any meal) in the restaurant and lounge offers great views and opportunity to people watch as they walk, ride...

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed January 31, 2015

People make the experience and this is no exception. The Sylvia might be old, but she has loads of character. And fantastic people. Every one of them. The clerks are better than most of the high-end 5-star hotels I have stayed at. The lounge folks are great. Even the maid was friendly and talkative. The rooms aren't new and modern,...

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

I wanted to say thank-you on behalf on my crew for all the kind words about the service they offered you. I feel that staff can make or break a persons stay and it is very important to recognize great service, so thank-you. I will post your comments in the lunch room for them to read. We do sell sleep...

Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Older couples present, outdated fixtures but charming with heritage touches, not for a young couple in their 30's. Beautiful beach, cute shops but expensive to dine. Busy location. The room we had was second floor facing ocean however below was a loud court yard and garbage dump for the kitchen exit. The hotel staff was unfriendly and requested that everytime...

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

Thank-you for taking time to write your thoughts about your stay. We are a heritage site and understand that not every Guests will appreciate the history of days gone by. We have a 1 key system (real key) for security reasons (plus it helps us get to know our guests as they pick up and drop off their keys). Vancouver...

West Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed January 26, 2015

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

"Highly Recommended" is what I like to read in all reviews. Thank-you for taking the time to write your review with your kind words about your stay at the Sylvia. The location and views are often mentioned as the beach across the street and down town so close we seem to be able to meet all the needs of our...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed January 14, 2015

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...

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Banquet Room
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Additional Information about Sylvia Hotel

Address: 1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Price Range: $110 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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#7 Best Value Hotel in Vancouver
#33 Family Hotel in Vancouver
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Ask for one with a water view. Corner ones are especially nice.”
victoriab993, 3 days ago | Read review
“Pay extra for the executive suite on the eight floor, the views are worth every penny!”
JenniferH968, 1 week ago | Read review
“A room facing the bay would be nice, we booked too late on a busy weekend”
Y2621KPsallyb, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the ocean and English Bay with view of Stanley Park”
milled2017, 1 week ago | Read review
“All the rooms are oddly shaped, but super-clean and comfy beds. A sea view is great, but you pay extra.”
T7477LCjenniferp, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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