The Sylvia Hotel - Vancouver

1154 Gilford Street, Vancouver, Canada, V6G 2P6  show map
 3 stars
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The Sylvia Hotel - Vancouver

Wi-Fi
Parking

CAD 18 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The great value The Sylvia Hotel features a spectacular view of English Bay. The hotel opened its doors in 1912 and was remodeled in 2008.

Kitsilano is about 20 minutes' walk away. The property lies within 4 km from the city center.

Welcoming guests with a courtyard, a picnic area and a library, the hotel is placed next to an oceanarium, restaurants and bistros.

The Sylvia Hotel is within a 10-minute drive to Coal Harbour airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 120 non-smoking rooms appointed with a mini bar, satellite television, a fridge, a dining area and a personal computer. Some rooms have the city view. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can savor coffee and cocktails in the café bar. Offering various dining options, Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge and Shamrock Alley are about 5-minute walk away.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

There are bicycle rental services on site.

Relax

The Sylvia Hotel offers sports activities including snow skiing, hiking and cycling.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at CAD 18 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   120.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Library

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator on request
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave on request
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1154 Gilford Street, Vancouver, Canada, V6G 2P6

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City Center
  • Vancouver
    3.7 km
Airports
  • Coal Harbour (CXH)
    2.0 km
  • Vancouver Intl (YVR)
    10.9 km
Train Stations
  • Granville Skytrain Station
    2.1 km
  • Waterfront Skytrain Station
    2.2 km
Underground stations
  • Waterfront Skytrain Station
    2.2 km
  • Pacific Central Station
    3.6 km
  • Bus stop
    600 m
Restaurants
  • Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge (cuisine: Canadian)
    30 m
  • Raincity Grill (cuisine: American, Canadian)
    130 m
Beaches
  • English Bay Beach
    220 m
  • Sunset Beach
    810 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    8
  • Number of rooms:
    120

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Rooms and availability

Contemporary King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Tradition Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Spacious Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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The Sylvia Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre800 m

Popular areas

  • English Bay100 m
  • Cypress Mountain400 m
  • English Bay Beach700 m

Shopping areas

  • Robson Street1.2 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Inukshuk400 m
  • Roedde House Museum700 m
  • Prospect Point Lighthouse1.1 km
  • Coal Harbour1.3 km

Stadiums

  • West End Ice Rink500 m

Museums

  • David YH Lui Assoc400 m
  • Roedde House Museum700 m
  • Roedde House Museum700 m
  • Barclay Heritage Square800 m
  • Bill Reid Museum Foundation1.2 km
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum1.3 km
  • B C Book Prizes1.3 km

Parks

  • Queen Elizabeth Park300 m
  • Vancouver Children's Farmyard500 m
  • Grouse Mountain500 m
  • West End500 m
  • Lumberman's Arch Booth500 m
  • West End Community Ctr700 m
  • Teahouse Restaurant800 m
  • Seasons in the Park Restaurant800 m
  • Vancouver Aquatic Ctr1.3 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Vancouver Career College400 m
  • Advanced Education Council1.1 km
  • Canadian College of English1.1 km
  • Vancouver Language College1.3 km

Local attractions

  • Vancouver Aquarium1.7 km
    845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • Christ Church Cathedral1.7 km
    690 Burrard St., Vancouver
  • Bill Reid Gallery1.8 km
    639 Hornby Street, Vancouver
  • Granville Island1.9 km
    1661 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • Vancouver Art Gallery1.7 km
    750 Hornby St., Vancouver

Near the hotel

  • English Bay160 m
    Denman and Davie Sts., Vancouver
  • Stanley Park1.1 km
    West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Vancouver Downtown880 m
    Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanada
  • Cathedral Grove1.0 km
    British ColumbiaCanada
  • English Bay Beach220 m
    Beach Ave., Vancouver
  • Denman Street710 m
    Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanada
  • Sunset Beach810 m
    Off of Burrard Street and Beach Avenue, Vancouver

Restaurants nearby

  • Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge30 m

    Address: 1154 Gilford Street
    Phone: (604) 681-9321

    69% likes this, based on 109 reviews
    Cuisine: Canadian

  • Cupcakes130 m

    Address: 1072 Denman Street
    Phone: 604-629-1935

    76% likes this, based on 102 reviews
    Price Range: INR 384 - INR 705

  • Milestone's Restaurant170 m

    Address: 1210 Denman St
    Phone: (604) 662-3431

    69% likes this, based on 113 reviews
    Cuisine: International

  • Raincity Grill130 m

    Address: 1193 Denman St
    Phone: (604) 685-7337

    79% likes this, based on 283 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Canadian
    Price Range: INR 3 398 - INR 3 398

  • Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine190 m

    Address: 1096 Denman Street
    Phone: 604-683-3333

    74% likes this, based on 176 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    8
  • Number of rooms:
    120

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Cities nearby
  • Burnaby hotels - 10 km
  • Coquitlam hotels - 24 km
  • Richmond hotels - 11 km
  • New Westminster hotels - 15 km
  • Delta hotels - 19 km
  • North Vancouver hotels - 7 km
  • Panorama hotels - 22 km
  • Surrey hotels - 27 km
  • Ladner hotels - 19 km
  • Richmond hotels - 10 km

The Sylvia Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Sylvia Hotel

Average guest rating

8.2out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 449 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    3.2

    Absolutely nothing.

    This is not a hotel, it is a hostel. It was dirty, smelly and very very basic. For the cost of $180 incl taxes a night it is nothing short of a rip off!

  • Couple
    7.0

    Great Location, free parking, good advices from front desk.

    Expensive, poor internet reception, not many options on breakfast menu.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Location was terrific - access to Stanley Park, running the sea wall, shopping and visiting downtown. The restaurant was great - reasonable prices, good food, and great view of Kits and the ocean.

    No there wasn't anything we didn't like about the hotel.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    The location on English Bay and the tradition it carries, with the view from the restaurant

    The colours of the carpets and walls in corridors and even the restaurant . are uninviting,on the gloomy side. A coordination of more neutral shades would not take away the tradition...

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The oldest hotel in Vancouver....updated nicely....quaint, peaceful hotel. Staff was very helpful, courteous, excellent food and waiters in restaurant. Exceedingly beautiful waterfront.

    nothing....by choice, we always stay at The Sylvia Hotel

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    The staff were very friendly and I liked the character and style of the hotel. The location is also excellent.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    We enjoyed the location and the food at the hotel's spacious restaurant. It's an old hotel, and we found the ambiance delightful, the fifteen-minute visit from a seagull on our window ledge a good photo opportunity and the view of English Bay cannot be easily beaten.

    The floor-level indicator in one of the two elevators servicing the 8 floors is stuck at "5". Has anybody noticed?

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    Good location at English Bay near Stanley Park

    The room was really small and very dated. Tiny television set, old furniture, sort of staying at your grandmother's house--not in a good way.

  • Single
    10.0

    Very comfortable, friendly staff, price for food and service was of value, complimentary internet was excellent and easy to use. View fantastic, good bar and food service.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The location on English Bay is hard to beat, the value is superb and the hotel is an icon in Vancouver in terms of it's heritage status

    The lounge and bar could be better. The pub food in the bar at night is abominable

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The quiet atmosphere - you felt like you were the only one in the hotel; the clean rooms and nicely refurbished. I appreciated that there were no newspapers at the door every morning - waste of paper. The staff were extremely polite and helpful. The service in the restaurant was very good and the dollar value of room service cannot be surpassed. I would return to the Sylvia without hesitation - close enough to everything but away from the rush of downtown.

  • Single
    8.8

    An old building, but stylishly done, with plenty of space in my room. While not all up-to-date fixtures, etc., in the room, it was pleasant and quiet, and had a gret view into the West End of Vancouver and over to Englsh Bay.

    No in-room safe or in-room fridge.

  • Couple
    8.8

    Good location at the English bay near the Stanley Park - stylish old hotel with charm. Good breakfast in nice location.

    Wireless Internet connection slow and unreliable on the upper floors.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    The hotel location was the best for the money. The hotel had a convenient garage and did not have a valet rushing to take our bags.

    The restaurant food was terrible. No shampoo in the bathrooms was poor. Standard room was very tight as was the bathroom. Location made the difference only. I would recommend the hotel to anyone who wants the location and not fussy about the room or amenities.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    It's Centrality and position by the water with good Access to the Parks and wild life( animals) The staff were so helpful and kind.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Sylvia Hotel - Vancouver Vancouver location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1154 Gilford Street, Vancouver, Canada, V6G 2P6

Get directions
City Center
  • Vancouver
    3.7 km
Airports
  • Coal Harbour (CXH)
    2.0 km
  • Vancouver Intl (YVR)
    10.9 km
Train Stations
  • Granville Skytrain Station
    2.1 km
  • Waterfront Skytrain Station
    2.2 km
Underground stations
  • Waterfront Skytrain Station
    2.2 km
  • Pacific Central Station
    3.6 km
  • Bus stop
    600 m
Restaurants
  • Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge (cuisine: Canadian)
    30 m
  • Raincity Grill (cuisine: American, Canadian)
    130 m
Beaches
  • English Bay Beach
    220 m
  • Sunset Beach
    810 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    8
  • Number of rooms:
    120

Hotel Awards

CanadianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedVancouverThe Sylvia Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Hotels Recommended by Guests in Canada

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