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“Good valuem, near restaurants and Stanley Park.”
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Sylvia Hotel
Ranked #34 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 November 2010

A little tired but clean and close to everything, including the water, Stanley Park, trolley line,
nearby restaurants and short walk to good shopping.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2010

This is probably our fifth stay at the Sylvia over the past twenty years, a 1912-vintage apartment hotel right on English Bay. The outside walls are stone, covered with Virginia Creeper, very European, as Vancouver itself is, really. Leafy neighborhoods, lots of dogs and squirrels,( and even a family of four racoons!), fun for walking, right on Stanley Park and near downtown. No car required.

Sylvia has quiet, spacious rooms, most with kitchens, some with fabulous views of the harbour, good beds, attentive, unobtrusive housekeepers, hot water, great room service from the good kitchen, nice bar for drinks. And the rates are very reasonable. It's even dog-friendly, though we come by train this time.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

Apparently you can't go wrong staying at the Sylvia. I was there for 6 days and, again, concluded that it is one of the best cost/benefit ratios in the world.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 October 2010

We came in late at night and left early the next morning, so didn't get to sample the local area. The hotel was older but neat and clean. We needed something near the Amtrack station (10 minute cab ride) that was reasonable price but not in a bad neighborhood. We'd go back.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 October 2010

What the hotel lacks in modern amenities in makes up for in charm. Friendly, helpful staff and probably the best location in the city. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 October 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for three nights during our summer trip to British Columbia. This is a family hotel with a lot of charm. The staff was very friendly and super helpful.
Our room was clean and spacious, although it was not above the tree line so we did not have much of a view. I suggest asking for a room on a higher floor to have a view of the Bay.
What we loved the most about this hotel was its location. It is right outside Stanley Park and has a great view over the English Bay. There's a bike rental shop some blocks away and it's quite easy to rent bikes and go for a tour of Stanley Park and other parts of downtown Vancouver. There are also lots of shops, cafes and restaurants close by.
We really enjoyed watching the sunsets over the English Bay while sipping wine on the hotel terrace. We had dinner one evening on the hotel terrace and the food was quite good. Breakfast at the hotel was fine, nothing exceptional.
We would definitely stay there again on our next trip to Vancouver.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2010

This hotel is on the sea front at English Bay, not downtown but plenty of action and places to eat nearby, good strolling into Stanley Park and around the bay and walkable to Canada Place etc. The atmosphere is very pleasant, rooms clean and comfortable (you could be lucky enough to get a sea view), and there is a reasonably priced restaurant and bar overlooking the bay. Only fault was - no coffee & tea making facilities in the room, which we found in all other Canadian hotels.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2P6, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Vancouver
#29 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#33 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#46 Business Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range: £83 - £174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sylvia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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