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The Sylvia Hotel

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8.6
Excellent
2,106 reviews
+1 604-681-9321

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Child Care
Restaurant

Immerse Yourself in the Historic Sylvia Hotel

What Does a The Sylvia Hotel Room Include?

The Sylvia Hotel is located in a designated heritage building on Vancouver’s English Bay. It is considered one of the city’s greatest landmark treasures. The hotel has 120 rooms that are a great value and provide plenty of amenities. You will find comfortable bedding, along with a flat screen television with cable channels. Other features include a coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, and daily housekeeping services. 

What Amenities/Features Does The Sylvia Hotel Offer? 

The Sylvia Hotel is home to the city's first cocktail bar — The Sylvia Lounge. You can enjoy refreshments next to the cozy fireplace. The hotel restaurant, the Bistro offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with contemporary classics on the menu. For something truly unique, discover Mr. Got To Go, a stray cat who found a home at The Sylvia and is the inspiration for two popular children’s books. 

How Much Will a Stay at The Sylvia Hotel Cost? 

Among Vancouver hotels, you’ll find that rates at The Sylvia Hotel are affordable. A standard room with a queen bed is $151; while rates for a suite starts at $220 a night. 

What’s There to Do Nearby? 

At the nearby English Bay and Stanley Park, you can enjoy activities such as windsurfing, kayaking, bicycling, and swimming. Take a short ferry ride to Granville Island. Just steps away, do some shopping on trendy Robson Street, or soak up culture at the Vancouver Art Gallery. 

What’s the Bottom Line? 

The Sylvia Hotel is a great place to stay to enjoy the history of the city. It is also among the most affordable Vancouver hotels. 

 

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1154 Gilford St
Vancouver, BC V6G2P6
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
8.6
Excellent
Beach
"Marvelous seaside" "Excellent location to beach"
Location
"Hotel location excellent" "Wonderful restaurants within walking distance"
100% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
Service
"Fabulous staff" "Wonderful front desk staff"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
84% said the reception staff was great.
Bar and Beverages
"Excellent cocktails" "Lovely bar area"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 74%.
Bar service was average, according to 60%.
Food
"Restaurant food excellent" "Excellent cuisine"
70% loved the menu selection.
The price was ok for 50%.
Breakfast
"Excellent for breakfast" "Amazing brunch"
64% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Vibe
"Exemplary atmosphere" "Beautiful historical building"
92% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
69% criticized the unstylish hotel.
Value for money
"Cheap motel" "Free continental breakfast"
The price was ok for 50%.
64% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Room
"Gorgeous ocean view" "Tiny coffee maker"
95% thought the view was good.
83% said the beds were comfortable.
Amenities
"Bikes just down the road" "Business center is lacking"
59% thought the building was acceptable.
81% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
WiFi
"Weak signal" "Spotty internet connection"
87% said the wifi quality was bad.
Wellness Area
"No fitness room" "No gym"

Good to know...

Friendly atmosphere
Great view
Hotel could use some updating
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 15.00 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: between CAD 8 and CAD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (Infant Bed) Fee: CAD 5.00 per night