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1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20-11-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-11-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#13 of 87 hotels in Vancouver
Travellers' Choice
The Sylvia Hotel is a designated heritage building, ideally located on English Bay, beside Stanley Park and just 5 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Built in 1912, the Sylvia Hotel is a city landmark and one of Vancouver's greatest treasures. The location is a favorite for business travelers wanting to be out of the busy downtown core, for families vacationing on the beach or for romantic getaways. The Sylvia Hotel is definitely one of Vancouver's best kept secrets. The old fashioned character and friendly service gives travelers a home away from home. The Sylvia Hotel offers a fantastic location, great value, superb quality with a wonderful beach-side dining experience!
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Car park
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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saltchuk wrote a review Yesterday
Pitt Meadows, Canada9 contributions
and a room that exceeded expectations While the building speaks for itself, it's the people who work there that make the difference. There's something about the staff that suggests a pride in what they do and where they work Thank you to the owners and staff for creating a marvelous experience for us and preserving an historic icon of city
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Date of stay: November 2021
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SznneH wrote a review Sep. 2021
Calgary, Canada4 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
We only stayed one night in the Sylvia but it was terrific and we will be back. This is a wonderful historic hotel in an amazing location. Front desk staff were great -- especially Lindsay who went out of her way to be helpful. We had the good fortune to be upgraded to a full suite and the space was superb. We will definitely consider booking this suite if we plan to stay longer. The bedroom was spacious and comfortable, the kitchen had everything necessary for self catering, and the living room was relaxing and could accommodate additional guests. Restaurants, coffee houses, and the beach are mere steps away. The onsite lounge and restaurant were a great convenience for us after a very long day traveling. We plan to return.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Gaetan Bottier, General Manager at Sylvia Hotel
Responded Sep. 8, 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Gaetan Bottier General Manager
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elij539 wrote a review Nov. 25
Brampton, Canada1 contribution
We really enjoyed our stay at Sylvia Hotel , the hotel was clean, the restaurant in the hotel was great, the location is perfect , close to everything . If we visit Vancouver again, we would definitely stay at Sylvia Hotel again and we will recommend it to family and friends.
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Date of stay: November 2021
rhopkins2020 wrote a review Nov. 24
Bamfield, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband & I have stayed in the Sylvia occasionally for the last 25 years. we love the people, the place and the setting. Everyone is so cordial and helpful. The rooms have their own personality and the pub & restaurant have very good food.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Lynn H wrote a review Nov. 24
2 contributions
My stay at the Sylvia was marked with warm, efficient service throughout. This made my visit such a pleasure. The front desk, the cleaning staff and the restaurant staff couldn't have been better. The location is exquisite and very quiet.
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Date of stay: November 2021
US$87 - US$177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sylvia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sylvia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include English Bay (0.2 km), English Bay Beach (0.2 km), and A-maze-ing Laughter (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sylvia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sylvia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sylvia Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sylvia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kingyo, Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, and Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sylvia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Sylvia Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sylvia Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Sylvia Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yaletown (2.1 km), Engine 374 Pavilion (2.3 km), and Gaoler's Mews (2.8 km).
Does Sylvia Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Sylvia Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.