Sylvia Hotel

Address: 1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6G 2P6, Canada | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the West End area of Vancouver, is near MV Constitution, English Bay Beach, Denman, and Bayshore Rentals.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsSylvia Hotel Vancouver

    Reviewed by tristinhull

    Pretty hotel

    Reviewed Apr 15, 2014
    by (9 reviews) , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    Very pretty at the Sylvia hotel very helpful staff enjoyed my stay.

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    Reviewed by barry-krista1


    Reviewed Sep 6, 2011
    by (2 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The Sylvia is ideally situated for a stay in Vancouver not in the city center but down by sttanley park and beach.
    the staff are friendly and always willing to help, The rooms are comfortable and spacious . The Sylvia is 100 years old in 2012 and has the charm of being an old building with a few modern touches.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

    Beware of unhelpful staff


    We stayed at the Sylvia last year and had a terrible experience because of unhelpful staff and poor management. We lost the key to our safety deposit box and were willing to pay the fee ($100.) to cover this, but the situation was handled terribly by the manager (much lying and bullying on his part), and we would never go back. Also we had booked three months in advance to get a room with a view on an upper floor and were put on the second floor with the view blocked by trees.

    Love the Sylvia


    Do you want to stay in a sterile tower? Or do you want to be in the heart of history? Do you want to be in a concrete jungle? Or do you want to be on the threshold of nature? English Bay is across the street, and Stanley Park is a block away. And because Vancouver is a 'walking city' you can get from there to Gastown in about 20 minutes. What's your hotel room for? To povide a bed, a shower, and maybe, breakfast. Then, you're gone. The staff have always been kind, considerate, and attentive. And i will always go back. In fact, the last time I was there, i took a trip on a tour bus to aclimate myself with the city, and as we came out of Stanley Park, i asked the driver if he could let me out at The Sylvia. As I was getting off the bus, I heard the driver saying, "This is the most intelligent woman in Canada".

    Very nice and welcoming


    i stay here alot and i can always count on the sevias to be graet the staff work tougheter whith great entoseasim. the rooms are very clean and cozy thank you

    The Sylvia


    Beware of the lack of service provided by the staff and management at this hotel. Although the building and scenery are beautiful, they are not interested in providing kind, helpful service to their guests.I had clothes stolen from my room, by the staff, and the management have done nothing to help.

    Nice Value & Location


    Considering the price and location, this is a great option. Our "small" queen room was actually quite sizeable, with nice big windows (missing view was expected) and thick curtains. All was clean w/ plump pillows. If you nit-pick over things like missing curtain pull rods, holes in the wall left behind by removed fixtures, or having to dig hallway doors open with your fingers due to a lack of a handle this might not be for you. But we could handle it. The bar had a view, relaxed feel and reasonable prices. The desk staff was pleasant enough. And the location was more than pleasant - though a bit away from the main tourist action (a plus for many), well served by Denman St, Stanley Park and English Bay. Definitely recommend.



    I've stayed at the Silvia on numerous occasions and have found it always to be very welcoming. From the congenial staff (some with lovely Brittish accents) to the very clean rooms, not to mention one of the best locations in Vancouver just steps away from shopping and the natural beauty of Stanley Park. The Sylvia is my first choice when i am visiting in Vancouver. To me, it is "old" Vancouver, at it's kindly down to earth best!

    Great value!


    A superb location and a fine shabby/chic ambiance.excellent service from the staff. highly recommended for being a good value.



    Stayed at the Sylvia for the second time and loved it. The hotel is comfortable older building and has an upgraded resturant. We had the grilled salmon which was delicious.

    The nicest part of the Sylvia's location is the access to a quaint neighbourhood that exsisits around English Bay. I enjoyed many an early morning walk with a cappicino in hand walking the sea wall at English Bay.

    Good beer and food at the sylvia


    The rooms are clean and comfortable albeit smaller than the N. American norm. However, this is more than made up by the hotel's excellent location and value-for-money rates. All public rooms have a pleasant ambience. The food is of a high standard no matter in which location it was taken. Of special note was the fillet of sea bass. Also, all staff encountered were friendly and helpful. As a beer aficionado I would especially recommend the Tree Amber ale.

    The Sylvia


    My husband and I stayed at the Sylvia during the summer. While it is not fancy, it is clean and comfortable, and cheap!!! The best of all was the location. It was close to great restaurants, around the corner from Stanley Park, and across the street from English Bay. I wouldn't at any other place.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Vancouver

    Joes apartment

    A travel blog entry by jamieking on Sep 18, 2014

    10 photos

    Ended up muckin around until almost lunchtime. Andrew was home for his lunch by the time i was ready to head out. My plan was to try find the post office again, head to the vans shop, get food somewhere and then go to the science center. Andrew said he was keen on going to the science center aswell so i would come back to the house at 3:30 and we can go then. Head into town, see the usual sights. Iv been going on about this alot in each blog entry but i still really cant believe ...

    Peace, love and lumberjacks

    A travel blog entry by sparkeflies on Aug 04, 2014

    27 photos

    ... so everyone was off work!!

    V-Babs, Ros and Jones joined me for the last thing on my Vancity bucket list – cycling the Stanley Park seawall. The seawall makes a 10km loop around the park, taking you through park, beaches and with stellar ocean and city views throughout. It’s another example of Vancouverites weird hate of turning around though. Like the Grouse Grind. You can only cycle the seawall one way. DON’T ...

    BCIT visit 8.30am - 1.00pm

    A travel blog entry by pamt on Jul 08, 2014

    24 photos

    BCIT works 50 year anniversary 2014 David Cresswell Randhir Sanghera James Albright - applied research 25 years Paul Mike Boronowski - marketing and communications, social media Dave - jive enterprise collaboration platform, intranet alternative? Tim and ? - UAV technology Schools clustered as industries rather than faculties. 6 schools, 345 programmes. Energy, Business, Health Science, Construction and Environment, Computing and ...

    It's SUPPOSED to be a Yaris 'or similar'

    A travel blog entry by aspqrz on Jun 02, 2014

    3 photos

    ... it was ... just like Sydney Chinatown, but more ... North American. And a whole lot bigger, of course.

    Back to the Library to rest and surf the net on their free wifi ... before heading off to the car and back to the Travelodge, back by around 6 pm, even though it was rush hour.

    The parts of the city I saw (by no means all) were all quite close, and it was easy to walk between them, so you could soak in ...

    Tea on a Train!

    A travel blog entry by patty.mcefee on Jul 12, 2007

    4 photos

    ... the point is (!) that I got a really good deal on a 5-star hotel! I was on the 24th floor (I think it had almost 40 floors!). The elevator is one of those that zips up 24 floors in just a few seconds (A couple hours later, I tried to take it down just one floor to get ice and, like it had a mind of its own, it took me all the way to the lobby instead. Turns out I needed to insert my key card after 9:00 pm!!) I had room service for dinner, pricey but oh so ...

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