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The Sylvia Hotel

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8.6
Excellent
2,232 reviews
+1 604-681-9321

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Child Care
Restaurant
With a stay at Sylvia Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Vancouver, steps from English Bay Beach and 9 minutes by foot from Robson Street. This beach hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Sunset Beach and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Vancouver Convention Centre. Make yourself at home in one of the 120 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and irons/ironing boards.Amenities Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). This hotel also features ski storage, wedding services, and a picnic area. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11:30 AM for a fee. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Vancouver? This hotel has facilities measuring 400 square feet (37 square meters), including a meeting room. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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1154 Gilford St
Vancouver, BC V6G2P6
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User Highlights
8.6
Excellent
Location
"Hotel location excellent" "Wonderful restaurants within walking distance"
100% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
Service
"Outsanding dinner service" "Fabulous staff"
81% said the reception staff was great.
76% found the restaurant service to be one of the best.
Bar and Beverages
"Delicious red house wine" "Lovely bar area"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 86%.
Lovely bar service, according to 80%.
Food
"Restaurant food excellent" "Reastaurant excellent"
79% loved the menu selection.
The price was ok for 50%.
Breakfast
"Excellent for breakfast" "Traditional eggs benedict"
64% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Vibe
"Exemplary atmosphere" "Beautiful historical building"
88% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
72% criticized the unstylish hotel.
Room
"Loose faucet" "Broken heating system"
96% thought the view was good.
77% said the beds were comfortable.
Value for money
"Cheap motel" "Free continental breakfast"
The price was ok for 50%.
64% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Amenities
"Spectacular lounge" "Bike rentals across the street"
60% thought the building was acceptable.
79% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
WiFi
"Weak signal" "Spotty internet connection"
91% said the wifi quality was bad.
Wellness Area
"No fitness room" "No gym"
Pool
"No pool"

Good to know...

Friendly atmosphere
Hotel could use some updating
Great view
Bathroom could be optimized
Expert Reviews
Time Out
Eight floors high, the Sylvia was once the tallest building in western Canada and is now listed and a city landmark, with Virginia vines growing up the light brick exterior.
Afar Magazine
Vancouver’s only beachfront hotel conjures thoughts of a more genteel era, thanks to its Virginia Creeper–clad brick and terra-cotta walls and heritage building status. Erected in 1912 as...
Frommer's
Lots of folks love the Sylvia, mostly for its fabulous location, and many are eager to recommend it, but pretty as the old girl is from the outside, inside she's a modest, plain-Jane sort of place.
Hotel Information
Features
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Concierge
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
120
Fees
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: CAD 18.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: CAD 15.0 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: between CAD 8 and CAD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (Infant Bed) Fee: CAD 5.0 per night