The Sylvia

1154 Gilford StreetVancouverV6G 2P6Canada
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About The Sylvia

This charming, heritage-listed hotel overlooks English Harbor in downtown Vancouver, just two blocks away from Stanley Park. Picturesque views, good food and cordial staff keep a steady stream of guests returning to The Sylvia.

The hotel has 120 smoke-free rooms and suites, all of which come with cable TV, hair dryers, and tea/coffee making facilities as standard. Some rooms boast kitchen facilities and/or views of the city or courtyard.

Concierge services and laundry/dry cleaning amenities are available from the 24-hour front desk. Complementary Wi-Fi is accessible throughout. A guest elevator serves all eight floors.

Breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner are all served in the bay-facing restaurant. Highly regarded cocktails and stunning sunsets views can be savored at the Sylvia's bar each evening.

English Bay is 150 yards from The Sylvia. Kitsilano Beach, Robson Square and the Vancouver Aquarium are all a mile away.


1154 Gilford Street, Vancouver, V6G 2P6, Canada
Telephone: +1(604)6819321 | Fax: +1(604)6823551 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Location is ideal.

You only need to step out of the hotel's front door to be amongst English Bay's numerous cafes, bars and restaurants, and to walk along the seawall where all the buskers and street artists perform each evening. Having downtown within an easy stroll is pretty awesome too.

Some truly wonderful views.

Because it is one of Vancouver's older hotels (built in 1912), the windows in the guest accommodations open nice and wide, affording you some truly great views over the city and waterfront. Watching the sun set from the lounge/bistro is also a real treat.

Staff make a real effort.

It's so refreshing to stay with a team of hotel workers who take such evident pride in everything they do. Polite, efficient and almost as charming as the hotel itself, the guys and gals working here are certainly worthy of all the praise they get. Wonderful service all round.

Negative Reviews

Interiors look a little tired.

Some guests have noted that, unlike most of the guest rooms which look fresh and clean, some of the hotel's public areas look a little fatigued in places.

Wi-Fi is inconsistent.

The hotel's Wi-Fi is another thing that has managed to irk some guests. If you're someone who needs to be online a lot of the time then this may be something you should look into before making a booking.

But that's about it..

Aside from the niggling issues highlighted above, there isn't much else of a negative nature to note about The Sylvia.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 1370 reviews