Sylvia Hotel - Vancouver  3 stars

1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, Ca, Vancouver, Canada, V6G 2P6  show mapSave
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The three-star Sylvia Hotel is perfectly placed in the northern part of Vancouver, facing the picturesque English Bay.

This unique 1912-year apartment building provides meeting room and parking.

The warm and cozy 120 rooms and suites are fitted with satellite TV and wireless internet access.

The hotel’s restaurants provide delicious regional dishes and selection of beverages.

Burrard SkyTrain Station is about 2.4km away.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   120.

City Center Vancouver - 2.4 mi
Airports Coal Harbour (CXH) - 1.2 mi, Vancouver Intl (YVR) - 6.8 mi
Train Stations Yaletown Roundhouse Skytrain Station - 1.4 mi, Olympic Village Station - 2.0 mi
Underground stations Waterfront Skytrain Station - 1.4 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 - 900 ft, Sunset Beach - 2800 ft


All accommodations offer unique interior design, picturesque views over the harbor and the city, work desk, in-room safe deposit box, satellite TV with remote control, iron and ironing board, telephone, free high-speed wireless internet access, bathroom with shower, hair dryer and bathrobes, and clock radio.

Dining options

Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge features cozy fireplace and inviting atmosphere to savor wide range of wines, martinis, light meals and selection of traditional local favorites.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 


The charming meeting room that can accommodate up to 25 persons is equipped with complimentary digital projector and white board.

High-speed wireless internet connection is available throughout the venue.

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  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Trouser Press

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is CAD 18 per day.

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Wedding Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Tennis court
  • Ski storage
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • TV
  • Direct dial telephone



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 4 may stay at the price of CAD 5 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CAD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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All accommodations offer unique interior design, picturesque views over the harbor and the city, work desk, in-room safe deposit box, satellite TV with remote control, iron and ironing board, telephone, free high-speed wireless internet access, bathroom with shower, hair dryer and bathrobes, and clock radio.

Contemporary Double Room
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Sylvia Contemporary Double Room
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Sylvia Contemporary Double Room
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Sylvia Contemporary Double Room
Bed type: King Size bed
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    Tradition Guest Room
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    Sylvia Tradition Guest Room
    Sylvia Tradition Guest Room
    Sylvia Tradition Guest Room
    Sylvia Tradition Guest Room
    Bed type: Queen Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds or King Size bed
    Size: 175 sq. feet
    Room facilities
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      Sylvia Suite
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      Sylvia Suite
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      Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed and 1 Sofa bed or Queen Size bed
      Room facilities
        Spacious Room
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        Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
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          Sylvia LocationWhat's nearby

          • Current hotel
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          • Underground stations
          • Train stations
          • Parks
          • Tourist attractions
          • Museums
          • Convention centers
          • Stadiums
          • Food and meals
          • General

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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          City Center is about 3.7km away.

          Stanley Park Pitch and Putt is only 850m away.

          Roedde House Museum, designed in the late Victorian manner is about 1.1km away.

          Vancouver Convention Center is about 2.6km away.

          Tourist attractions
          • Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
            2700 ft
          Popular areas
          • Caesars World Intl
            4600 ft
          Monuments and Landmarks
          • David YH Lui Assoc
            1400 ft
          • Roedde House Museum
            2300 ft
          • Bill Reid Museum Foundation
            4000 ft
          • Vancouver Maritime Museum
            4300 ft
          • B C Book Prizes
            4300 ft
          • H R Mac Millan Space Ctr
            4600 ft
          • Museum District
            4600 ft
          • Queen Elizabeth Park
            1000 ft
          • West End
            1700 ft
          • 1700 ft
          • Lumberman's Arch Booth
            1700 ft
          • Vancouver Children's Farmyard
            1700 ft
          • West End Community Ctr
            2300 ft
          • Teahouse Restaurant
            2700 ft
          • Seasons in the Park Restaurant
            2700 ft
          • 4000 ft
          • Vancouver Aquatic Ctr
            4600 ft
          Universities, Institutes
          • Vancouver Career College
            1400 ft
          • Advanced Education Council
            3700 ft
          • Canadian College of English
            3700 ft
          • Vancouver Language College
            4300 ft
          • Iti Information Tech Inst
            4600 ft
          • Asia Pacific Intl Graduate Sch
            4600 ft
          Medical care and Hospitals
          • CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
            4600 ft

          Local Attractions

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

          Near the hotel

          • English Bay
            700 ft
            Denman and Davie Sts., Vancouver
          • English Bay Beach
            900 ft
            Beach Ave., Vancouver
          • Stanley Park
            3500 ft
            West Georgia Street, Vancouver
          • Denman Street
            2300 ft
            Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanada
          • Vancouver Downtown
            3000 ft
            Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanada
          • Sunset Beach
            2800 ft
            Off of Burrard Street and Beach Avenue, Vancouver
          • Cathedral Grove
            3300 ft
            British ColumbiaCanada

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge

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

            100 ft
            1154 Gilford Street

            Phone: (604) 681-9321

          • Raincity Grill

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

            500 ft
            1193 Denman St

            Phone: (604) 685-7337

          • Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine

            76% likes this, based on 208 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian

            600 ft
            1096 Denman Street

            Phone: 604-683-3333

          • Cupcakes

            60% likes this, based on 87 reviews
            Cuisine: Dessert, Bakery
            Price Range: USD 7 - USD 12

            500 ft
            1072 Denman Street

            Phone: 604-629-1935

          • Tanpopo Japanese Restaurant

            Cuisine: Japanese

            600 ft
            1122 Denman St

            Phone: (604) 681-7777

          Getting there.

          Vancouver International Airport is about 14.8km away.

          By car take the Grant McConachie Way E, keep right at the fork, follow signs for Granville Street E/City Centre/Centre-Ville/BC-99 N and merge onto SW Marine Drive, continue onto Granville Street, turn left onto Granville Street/Granville Bridge, take the Pacific Street W exit, merge onto Pacific Street, continue onto Beach Avenue and turn right onto Gilford Street/Pendrell Street.

          Getting around.

          Vancouver Pacific Central Railway Station is about 4.9km away.

          Pacific Bus Depot is about 4.9km away.

          Burrard SkyTrain Station is about 2.4km away.

          Denman Street/Pendrell Street bus stop is only 250m away.

          Sylvia Reviews

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

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Based on 449 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Couple

            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!

            • Average rating
          • Couple

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

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

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            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.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            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...

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

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

   choice, we always stay at The Sylvia Hotel

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

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

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            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?

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            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.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            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.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            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

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            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.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            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.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            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.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            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.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            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.

            • Average rating
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