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Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

We stayed at the Sylvia August 14th and 15th.

My wife and I live in Ladner and wanted to have a mini-staycation in Vancouver as we really enjoy the beautiful city.

Our contact with the staff was positive from the get go, they were helpful, courteous and prompt.

Our first night was in room 308 and initially were only staying one night. Our first impression was the history and ambience of the hotel, we instantly liked it and ended up visiting each floor to see the photos.

As we enjoyed the first day so much we decided to stay another night and were extremely fortunate to get room 802.

Wow! what an amazing view and atmosphere.

It was an experience we thoroughly enjoyed and will never forget.

Staying at the Sylvia greatly enhanced our 2 day adventure.

We will be back. Hopefully sooner than later.

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A heritage Boutique Hotel located across the street from Vancouver’s English Bay, next to Stanley Park and only minutes from downtown, the hotel offers character rooms with  stunning views of the bay as well as a delicious on-site restaurant and lounge.

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Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
1154 Gilford Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

Sylvia Hotel
At first I thought I should have stayed downtown, closer to Canada Place (where I got off a cruise ship) and near Sky train to take to Vancouver Airport. But in the end I was glad to have stayed at the West End of Vancouver.
The hotel, established in 1912, is located across the street of English Bay and not far from Stanley Park.
My room was very spacious. After a long day walking it was nice to come to the room and soak in the tub.
My room faced the street and I thought it would be too noisy. But I slept great!
I purchased a croissant at Tim Horton’s and some fruit at a small market store. I’d make my own coffee in the room using a single coffee maker.
The first day I arrived from the cruise ship (taxi from Canada Place CDN$11.00), I got to the hotel just after 9am and my room was ready! Quickly settling in I went about exploring the West End plus later walk around English Bay and Stanley Park.
The next day I took the C23 (more like a van) by the park with the laughing statues. For CDN$2.75 it’ll take you to Chinatown in about I think 25 min. (I didn’t time it). From Chinatown, I meandered to Gastown then exploring other areas of Vancouver making my way back to the hotel.
The last evening was more clear so I sat at one of the benches on English Bay enjoying the spectacular sunset.
The hotel has Happy Hour Monday to Friday from 3 to 6 pm in Sylvia’s Bar. The first night I had a glass of wine (CDN$5.00) and chicken wings (CDN$6.00). You can also get breakfast, lunch and dinner here. It is pricey.
There are two options to get to the airport.
1. If I wasn’t getting up so early I would have done this but opted out. You can take C21 bus CDN$2.75 (catch at the park with the Laughing Statues) to Yaletown Roundhouse. From here take the Skytrain (make sure it has YVR which is Vancouver airport code). I don’t know the cost of the train or the timing.
2. Taxi. Flat rate CDN$35.00. It was a nice scenic route, seeing other part of Vancouver I didn’t see. Took about 30 minutes.

CHECK RATESSylvia Hotel Vancouver
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A heritage Boutique Hotel located across the street from Vancouver’s English Bay, next to Stanley Park and only minutes from downtown, the hotel offers character rooms with  stunning views of the bay as well as a delicious on-site restaurant and lounge.

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Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
1154 Gilford Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

The room is clean and big, location is great, next to the English bay, easy bus commute to downtown (bus stop is less than 5 minute walk). Will definitely stay there again. The lobby provides a historic ambience

CHECK RATESSylvia Hotel Vancouver
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A heritage Boutique Hotel located across the street from Vancouver’s English Bay, next to Stanley Park and only minutes from downtown, the hotel offers character rooms with  stunning views of the bay as well as a delicious on-site restaurant and lounge.

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Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
1154 Gilford Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

We booked one night at this lovely, 100 year old property, en route to Nanaimo the next day.

Friendly staff at check-in, even though it was a bit of a zoo. We were so pleased to have been upgraded at check in, and went up to find we were in a corner suite on the top floor, with lovely views, even a snippet of English Bay. The room was comfortable, with new furnishings and updated bathroom, still fitting with the period of the building. Tall ceilings with original molding and period lighting, original paneled closet doors, all added to the charm of the room.

Free parking was in a small parkade.

We ordered supper into the room. Seafood chowder was delicious, as was the cheeseburger. Breakfast in the morning was in the lovely restaurant overlooking the water and the busy park, full of cyclists and runners. The food arrived hot and delicious and the service was excellent. ..friendly and efficient. We appreciated our own thermos of coffee.

We would recommend The Sylvia Hotel over a dozen Holiday Inns any day. So charming, one of a kind establishment!

CHECK RATESSylvia Hotel Vancouver
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A heritage Boutique Hotel located across the street from Vancouver’s English Bay, next to Stanley Park and only minutes from downtown, the hotel offers character rooms with  stunning views of the bay as well as a delicious on-site restaurant and lounge.

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Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
1154 Gilford Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

This is a very charming and lovely hotel from another time. The elevators are Cute and scary. We had two massive rooms – and that is quite luxurious when travelling, but otherwise this hotel is not luxurious at all. My son found a nest of mice underneath his bed. He didn’t tell us while we were there because he didn’t want us to freak out, but hopefully they can ramp up there maintenance.

Second Review Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
We spent one night at Sylvia Hotel at the recommendation of family and friends and it lived up to the rave review. A beautiful old world / historic property in downtown Vancouver. Small rooms with modern fixtures and amenities. Comfortable and classic in appearance. You come to the Sylva for the location and the experience. Lovely bar and restaurant off the lobby that served an excellent breakfast with a glorious view over English Bay.

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A heritage Boutique Hotel located across the street from Vancouver’s English Bay, next to Stanley Park and only minutes from downtown, the hotel offers character rooms with  stunning views of the bay as well as a delicious on-site restaurant and lounge.

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Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
1154 Gilford Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

Unlike staying right downtown, this gem on English Bay is situated in what I feel is a real neighbourhood. I loved the opportunity to step right out from the front door and be not only on the beach, but right next to Stanley Park and with fabulous eating right around the corner. Also Rick on the front desk was tremendously helpful in giving me a sense of the surroundings.

CHECK RATESSylvia Hotel Vancouver
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A heritage Boutique Hotel located across the street from Vancouver’s English Bay, next to Stanley Park and only minutes from downtown, the hotel offers character rooms with  stunning views of the bay as well as a delicious on-site restaurant and lounge.

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Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
1154 Gilford Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

The Hotel has a very good location and a good restaurent, the hotel is very comfortable. most of the front desk staff are very kind and friendly. But the hotel is private and privately managed

CHECK RATESSylvia Hotel Vancouver
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A heritage Boutique Hotel located across the street from Vancouver’s English Bay, next to Stanley Park and only minutes from downtown, the hotel offers character rooms with  stunning views of the bay as well as a delicious on-site restaurant and lounge.

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Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
1154 Gilford Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

This is our 3rd stay at the Sylvia which is a very nice old style hotel on English Bay overlooking the water. Walking distance to Stanley Park or to downtown. Staff very friendly. Dogs are also very welcome. Situated in Vancouver West, our stay provided us with a very eclectic experience.

CHECK RATESSylvia Hotel Vancouver
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A heritage Boutique Hotel located across the street from Vancouver’s English Bay, next to Stanley Park and only minutes from downtown, the hotel offers character rooms with  stunning views of the bay as well as a delicious on-site restaurant and lounge.

View Sylvia Hotel Vancouver on a map

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
1154 Gilford Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
Sylvia Hotel Vancouver

If you want the best location, so you can walk to Stanley Park and enjoy the view of English Bay, and have a dog…this is a great spot. So keep in mind…it is outdated, doesn’t have central heat and air conditioning, still uses a key with your number on the tag (security wise made me nervous) , had 2 ceiling/plumbing leaks in the 2 nights I stayed. If you like a charming, historical hotel in spite of the lack of amenities, with super lovely service staff…choose the Sylvia. If you want a modern, full amenity hotel…don’t.

CHECK RATESSylvia Hotel Vancouver
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A heritage Boutique Hotel located across the street from Vancouver’s English Bay, next to Stanley Park and only minutes from downtown, the hotel offers character rooms with  stunning views of the bay as well as a delicious on-site restaurant and lounge.

View Sylvia Hotel Vancouver on a map

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
1154 Gilford Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver Amenities

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A heritage Boutique Hotel located across the street from Vancouver’s English Bay, next to Stanley Park and only minutes from downtown, the hotel offers character rooms with  stunning views of the bay as well as a delicious on-site restaurant and lounge.

Sylvia Hotel Amenities
24-hour front desk
Babysitting/child services
Bar
Bicycle rental
Breakfast in the room
Business centre
Cycling
Dry cleaning
Family rooms
Fax/photocopying
Free WiFi
Gift shop
Golf course (within 3 km)
Heating
Hiking
Laundry
Library
Lift
Luggage storage
Meeting/banquet facilities
Newspapers
Non-smoking rooms
Packed lunches
Pets allowed
Restaurant
Room service
Safety deposit box
Ski storage
Skiing
Tennis court
Trouser press
Vending machine (drinks)

Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
1154 Gilford Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

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