The Sylvia Hotel
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The Sylvia Hotel

1154 Gilford Street, West End, Vancouver (BC), Canada, V6G 2P6
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    The Sylvia Hotel Reviews

    8.2
    Excellent
    /10
    (35 reviews)See what guests said
    6.8
    Good

    "The bed was very comfortable as well."

    John

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    December 25, 2018

    8.4
    Excellent service

    Things you’ll love about The Sylvia Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • 50 meters to the beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Bar

    • Skiing

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.5
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    Exceptional location - 50 meters to the beach
    Popular
    Nearby
  • English Bay (First) Beach190 m
  • Vancouver Seawall1.35 km
  • Stanley Park1.39 km
  • Granville Island Public Market1.84 km
  • Granville Island1.99 km
  • Vancouver Public Library2.24 km
  • Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre2.32 km
  • False Creek2.45 km
  • Queen Elizabeth Park5.35 km
  • Museum of Anthropology8.65 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked a few minutes ago

    Value for money7.9
    Location rating9.5
    Nearest airportVancouver Harbour Flight Centre (CXH)
    Distance to airport1.8 km

    Rooms available at The Sylvia Hotel

    7.7
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    One-Bedroom Suite with Kitchen
    One-Bedroom Suite with Kitchen
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    • Shower and bathtub
    • Kitchenette
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    Standard Queen Room
    Standard Queen Room
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 1 queen bed
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    Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
    Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
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    • Shower and bathtub
    • 2 queen beds
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    Room Selected at Check-In
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard King Room
    Standard King Room
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard Room, 2 Queen beds
    Standard Room, 2 Queen beds
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Standard Room, 2 Queen beds
    Standard Room, 2 Queen beds
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Suite with Kitchen
    Suite with Kitchen
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Standard Room, 1 King Bed
    Standard Room, 1 King Bed
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
    Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
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    • Separate shower/bathtub
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    What people love about The Sylvia Hotel

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Staff were very helpful and room was comfortable."

      Pusparani

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      August 30, 2016

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "A very unforgettably lovely stay."

      Pusparani

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      August 30, 2016

    • 6.4
      Good

      "the room was ok and staff was friendly."

      Janessa

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      February 15, 2016

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    More about The Sylvia Hotel

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Amazing building with a lot of history ina beautiful setting..."

    Pusparani

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    August 30, 2016

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    What they offer

    7.6
    Very good

    "Very good location"

    Pearl

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    December 18, 2016

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    Checking in and out

    Check-in from: 03:00 PM
    Check-out until: 12:00 PM

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    Upon check-in photo identification and credit card are required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Please note, the guest's credit card will be preauthorised on the day of arrival for total room rate and tax.

    Reviews of The Sylvia Hotel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (35)Booking.com Reviews (1053)
    8.2
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    10
    Cleanliness7.8
    Facilities7.5
    Location9.5
    Room comfort and quality7.7
    Service8.4
    Value for money7.9
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Bernadette from United States
    Couple
    Room Selected at Check-In
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Great location but may be time to do some work on the rooms”

    Love the charm and location Did not love stepping up into the bathroom or seeing a huge crack in the middle of the bathroom sink

    Reviewed April 30, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    John from Canada
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    An old , classic hotel. Great location when the weather is nice, but not so much in the winter.”

    Cons: The hotel is 107 years old, so it doesn’t have the amenities of newer hotels. Plumbing renovations were ongoing while we were there. Parking was expensive and the website didn’t indicate it would be an extra charge. The front desk staff were not as friendly as I would expect and hope for. Pros: The location is across the street from English Bay, and the entrance to Stanley Park, so that’s quite nice. There are also restaurants and some small shops nearby. The bed was very comfortable as well.

    Reviewed December 25, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Gordon from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Standard King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    location location location”

    If antique ambience is your thing, this building has it, including lots of historical information about the hotel. If seawall access is your interest, you can't do better. The only concern for me is a pervasive musty odor, perhaps characteristic of a >100y old bldg, so if you have respiratory allergies, it might exacerbate them. The attached restaurant has an amazing view even though access to great room views is limited in number. It's worth being on the bucket list for anyone.

    Reviewed March 24, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jay from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Good location, fine facilities.”

    Just in front of the English beach, but i can not see ocean view. Because my room is in second floor. Easy to go everywhere. I can hear the sound from the hall. Clean. FINE.

    Reviewed February 05, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Pearl from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Holiday”

    Good stay

    Reviewed December 18, 2016
    7.6
    Very good
    Pearl from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Holiday”

    Very good location

    Reviewed December 18, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Pusparani from Malaysia
    Couple
    Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

    A hotel with old world charm”

    Amazing building with a lot of history ina beautiful setting. Staff were very helpful and room was comfortable. A very unforgettably lovely stay.

    Reviewed August 30, 2016
    6.4
    Good
    Janessa from Canada
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    Heritage building was great, disappointed with bathroom”

    My husband and I wanted to stay at this hotel because of the historical aspect. We knew it was an older building and wouldn't be anything fancy. The hotel room was decent until we found a pubic hair in the bathtub. Other than that, the room was ok and staff was friendly.

    Reviewed February 15, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Ang from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2015

    good hotel to experience in Vancouver”

    in west end area, reasonable price, good location, and the staff are extremely helpful

    I was recommended by a Canadian on the same flight to SF. and it turns out to be a very good choice of hotel. Thanks to the lady on the same SQ flight to SF on Nov 12 2015.

    Reviewed January 09, 2016
    7.3
    Very good
    Miles from United States
    Couple
    Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

    Weekend”

    Location. Ambience. Friendly staff.

    Room was less elegant than I would've expected.

    Reviewed April 13, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Alan from Canada
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2015

    A classic retro hotel, in a magnificent location”

    Location, price, service,

    The hotel is accessible by public transport from the airport (train/bus); no car or taxi necessary. It is right on the ocean, close to Stanley Park and within easy walking distance of restaurants and any other service a traveler could require. Bicycle rental establishments are sprinkled all over, and the cycle trails are well marked and often separated physically from traffic. For us, the stay was perfect.

    Reviewed April 04, 2015
    5.0
    Clint from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2015

    Poor customer service, bad attitudes”

    The location and the historic nature of the hotel are great. Convenient bar and restaurant located within. Easy to find.

    The showers are poor quality- taking a long time to heat up and thereby wasting water. There was a mouse in my room. The hotel staff moved me to a new room but did nothing else to convince me they were concerned with my experience at their hotel. In general they handled the situation poorly: making promises they never kept. In general the from desk was rude and did not seem as if they wanted to help.

    Reviewed February 28, 2015
    5.3
    Yiren from China
    Family with young children
    Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

    The good location hotel”

    Location big good view

    I can see the young man surfing in the sea,and can see the sun rise and sun set,it's so wonderful,

    Reviewed July 26, 2014
    7.7
    Very good
    Peter from Netherlands
    Couple
    Standard King Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2014

    1950's Hotel centrally located, value for money”

    Location, surprisingly quiet and value for money
    Reviewed July 12, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Glyn from Australia
    Couple
    Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

    Very nice hotel”

    Convenient location to Restaurants, parks and shopping

    Very nice

    Reviewed June 17, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    SHU from China
    Family with young children
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

    great place to stay, warm and clean!”

    Good location, beautiful building,good service.

    Everything is awesome in here,nice place,lovely outdoor landscape!

    Reviewed May 18, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    jesse from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2014

    The staff were great very helpful”

    The staff.
    Reviewed March 05, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    STEVANIE from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2014

    Friendly and clean hotel”

    the location, its staffs and cleaness

    IT was a wonderful short stay in Sylvia. I can easily walk to the beach get lost and found myself back again where I start. I like taking pictures, so I sometimes I stared very early at 6AM - or even late at 8 in the evening. I just walked along the beach shore, enjoy it, take some pictures, grab my breakfast and ate it on a beach bench or just easily enjoying my coffee. I can of careless that sometimes I left my luggage open, I found none of my things missing. And they have nice smell on their bed sheet. The staffs are very friendly, helpful and funny. If I ever go back to Vancouver again, I would definitely come back to Sylvia hotel.

    Reviewed February 19, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    trien from Indonesia
    Family with teens
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

    feel like home”

    comfortable, nice staff, high speed free wifi..

    THis is for the 2nd time for us to stay in this hotel, and definitely would come back again!

    Reviewed January 14, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Fernando from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

    Dependable plain accomodations Great neighborhood.”

    Location, dependable, comfy.

    Hotel is plain but has great location, friendly staff, clean rooms and good service. Hotel is a bit worn around the edges but makes up with comfort.

    Reviewed July 15, 2013
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