Sylvia Hotel Vancouver  3 stars

1154 Gilford St, 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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  • Parking
  • 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-refrigerator
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathroom telephone
Kitchen facilities
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cable TV
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • 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. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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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.

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    Bed type: Two Queen Size Beds
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      The Sylvia Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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      • Airports
      • Underground stations
      • Train stations
      • Parks
      • Tourist attractions
      • Museums
      • Convention centers
      • Stadiums
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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
      • Cypress Mountain
        1700 ft
      • Caesars World Intl
        4600 ft
      Monuments and Landmarks
      • Robson Street
        2000 ft
      • 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
      • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
        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
      • English Bay
        400 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.

      The Sylvia Hotel Reviews

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

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Based on 421 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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