The Sylvia Hotel - Vancouver

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

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

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The unique The Sylvia Hotel comprises non-smoking rooms in the vicinity of The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, Christ Church Cathedral and Canada Place. The hotel opened its doors in 1912 and was remodeled in 2008.

Offering superb setting in Vancouver just near a ferry port, The Sylvia Hotel overlooks English Bay. Nestled in the shopping district and 4 km from the city center.

Quick access to an oceanarium, bistros and restaurants is provided.

The Sylvia Hotel is at a short distance from Vancouver Art Gallery train station. Coal Harbour airport is 5 minutes' drive from away.

Rooms

There are 120 guestrooms featuring tradition guest room, contemporary double room and spacious room equipped with a sitting area, coffee/tea makers, a mini-refrigerator, multi-channel TV and a patio. Some rooms at The Sylvia Hotel have a view over the bay. The guestrooms offer an English interior and carpet floor.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the dining room each morning. A downtown area features Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge and Won More Szechuan Cuisine within 50 meters of the venue.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

A meeting room, a business center and audiovisual equipment are also offered at the hotel.

Relax

The hotel provides cycling, hiking and snow skiing for an active pastime.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • 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 available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Library

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • 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
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, Ca, Vancouver, Canada, V6G 2P6

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City Center
  • Vancouver
    2.3 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
    1.1 mi
  • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
    1.1 mi
Underground stations
  • Waterfront Skytrain Station
    1.4 mi
  • Pacific Central Station
    2.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge (cuisine: Canadian)
    100 ft
  • Raincity Grill (cuisine: American, Canadian)
    500 ft
Beaches
  • English Bay Beach
    800 ft
  • Sunset Beach
    2700 ft
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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    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Sylvia Hotel - Vancouver Vancouver location
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    Hotel Address:

    1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, Ca, Vancouver, Canada, V6G 2P6

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Vancouver
      2.3 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Vancouver Art Gallery
      1.1 mi
    • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
      1.1 mi
    Underground stations
    • Waterfront Skytrain Station
      1.4 mi
    • Pacific Central Station
      2.2 mi
    • Bus stop
      2000 ft
    Restaurants
    • Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge (cuisine: Canadian)
      100 ft
    • Raincity Grill (cuisine: American, Canadian)
      500 ft
    Beaches
    • English Bay Beach
      800 ft
    • Sunset Beach
      2700 ft
    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

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    Hotels Recommended by Guests in Canada

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    The Sylvia Hotel Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre - 2700 ft

    Popular areas

    Shopping areas

    Monuments and Landmarks

    Stadiums

    Museums

    • David YH Lui Assoc - 1400 ft
    • Roedde House Museum - 2300 ft
    • Roedde House Museum - 2300 ft
    • Barclay Heritage Square - 2700 ft
    • Bill Reid Museum Foundation - 4000 ft
    • Vancouver Maritime Museum - 4300 ft
    • B C Book Prizes - 4300 ft

    Parks

    • Queen Elizabeth Park - 1000 ft
    • Grouse Mountain - 1700 ft
    • Vancouver Children's Farmyard - 1700 ft
    • West End - 1700 ft
    • Lumberman's Arch Booth - 1700 ft
    • West End Community Ctr - 2300 ft
    • Teahouse Restaurant - 2700 ft
    • Seasons in the Park Restaurant - 2700 ft
    • Vancouver Aquatic Ctr - 4300 ft

    Universities, Institutes

    • Vancouver Career College - 1400 ft
    • Advanced Education Council - 3700 ft
    • Canadian College of English - 3700 ft
    • Vancouver Language College - 4300 ft

    Local attractions

    • Vancouver Aquarium - 1.1 mi
      845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver
    • Christ Church Cathedral - 1.0 mi
      690 Burrard St., Vancouver
    • Bill Reid Gallery - 1.1 mi
      639 Hornby Street, Vancouver
    • Granville Island - 1.2 mi
      1661 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
    • Vancouver Art Gallery - 1.1 mi
      750 Hornby St., Vancouver

    Near the hotel

    • English Bay - 600 ft
      Denman and Davie Sts., Vancouver
    • Stanley Park - 3600 ft
      West Georgia Street, Vancouver
    • Vancouver Downtown - 3000 ft
      Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanada
    • Cathedral Grove - 3300 ft
      British ColumbiaCanada
    • English Bay Beach - 800 ft
      Beach Ave., Vancouver
    • Denman Street - 2400 ft
      Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanada
    • Sunset Beach - 2700 ft
      Off of Burrard Street and Beach Avenue, Vancouver

    Restaurants nearby

    • Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge - 100 ft

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

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

    • Cupcakes - 500 ft

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

      76% likes this, based on 102 reviews
      Price Range: USD 6 - USD 11

    • Milestone's Restaurant - 600 ft

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

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

    • Raincity Grill - 500 ft

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

      79% likes this, based on 283 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Canadian
      Price Range: USD 53 - USD 53

    • Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine - 700 ft

      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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    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 St, Vancouver, Ca, Vancouver, Canada, V6G 2P6

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Vancouver
      2.3 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Vancouver Art Gallery
      1.1 mi
    • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
      1.1 mi
    Underground stations
    • Waterfront Skytrain Station
      1.4 mi
    • Pacific Central Station
      2.2 mi
    • Bus stop
      2000 ft
    Restaurants
    • Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge (cuisine: Canadian)
      100 ft
    • Raincity Grill (cuisine: American, Canadian)
      500 ft
    Beaches
    • English Bay Beach
      800 ft
    • Sunset Beach
      2700 ft
    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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