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The Sylvia Hotel

1,823 reviews
+1 604-681-9321

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Child Care

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
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Right on English Bay beach" "Beach is gorgeous"
"So many reasonable and delicious dining options" "Scenery around the hotel is breathtaking"
100% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
100% liked the proximity to shopping.
"Good cocktails" "Bar man excellent"
"Staff were wonderful and very helpful" "Front desk staff outstanding"
95% found the staff to be very friendly.
83% said the reception staff was great.
"Delicious dinner" "Wonderful restaurant and lounge"
Only 61% were satisfied with the menu.
The price was ok for 56%.
"Stroppy waitress at breakfast" "Breakfast in the bistro which was very good"
70% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Free phone in the reception" "Moderately priced restaurant"
70% said the breakfast was too expensive.
The price was ok for 56%.
"Beautiful old building" "Dated facilities"
66% criticized the unstylish hotel.
91% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"Free phone in the reception" "Cramped toilet space"
Only 68% said rooms were big enough.
94% thought the view was good.
"Wi-fi was not working" "No signal"
89% said the wifi quality was bad.

Good to know...

Friendly atmosphere
Beach nearby
Friendly service
Great view
Expert Reviews
Insight Guides
Attractive old hotel overlooking English Bay, adjacent to Stanley Park. Surprising grandeur for the price, hence very popular, especially during the summer.
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.
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
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • 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