Ratings based on 512 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Seattle

Sylvia hotel stay

Posted Aug 6, 2014
Our stay at the Sylvia hotel was only for 1 night but it was very good. It is located very close to shops, restaurants and the English Bay beach. The room was clean. It was in the high 80 degrees when we were there and there was no airconditioner, but a fan was available. There was no mini fridge but an ice bucket and ice machine are available.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Victoria BC

Great boutique hotel, Wonderful Location

Posted Aug 6, 2014
Pros: Location, price, atmosphere
Cons: could be a fridge in the room but no big deal
Location: Great location for eating, exercise, shopping
Returned for a night to the Sylvia and as usual found the location, room, staff and price all hard to beat.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from North Vancouver

Great Older Hotel i

Posted Aug 6, 2014
Pros: Old style Hotel
Cons: AIR CONDITIONING IN THE ROOMS
The Sylvia is in a great location close to the beach, shops and great places to eat
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Temecula, California

Disappointing

Posted Aug 5, 2014
Pros: Close to the park and beach
Location: Close to beach and park
Got there late at night. Very hard to find, no thanks to the lousy streets in Vancouver. Hotel is really old. It was really hot and stuffy. Smelt old and musty. No air conditioning , so had to open the windows. Then in came the bugs. No screens, so had to close and sweat it out all night. Bathroom is small. Only one tiny slow elevator for the whole hotel that was always busy. Especially in morning when people are checking out. Got tired of waiting for 10 minutes to carried my luggage up and down 4 floors. Wouldn't stay there again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Australia

Great hotel great staff great location.

Posted Jul 28, 2014
Pros: The older style, the location and the comfort.
Cons: Water pressure and shower heads.
Location: Stanley Park and restaurants.
Loved the older style of hotel and the location. Nothing flashy just an honest hotel. It may not be for everyone as it's not modern but it has such a personal feel.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Vancouver Island

historic hotel downtown

Posted Jul 24, 2014
Pros: Ivy covered, romantic building.
Location: Tons of restaurants. Beach front. Walking paths. Bike paths. Stanley Park. Many downtown types of activities and businesses.
Much anticipated one night stay. Old, Somewhat stately. Amazing views from room and restaurant/bar. Small room, no air conditioning (not surprising, but missed). I loved the elevators - old, really fit the building.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Kelowna, bc

Great Heritage hotel in great location

Posted Jul 21, 2014
This was my first time at this hotel and I was very impressed. The staff were excellent and friendly. I chose this hotel because they are pet friendly and they even had treats for the dog! The location is great! It is right on the beach and within walking distance to all downtown shopping and entertainment. I would definitely stay here again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Boston

Stately Vancouver hotel

Posted Jul 21, 2014
Pros: Location and ambiance were excellent.
Cons: There is no air conditioning in the rooms. While not an issue for the vast majority of days in Vancouver, beware of this in the heat of the summer.
Location: Directly across from English Bay, it is in the hub of summer activity in Vancouver.
A great stay in one of the venerable old hotels of Vancouver. The staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Victoria, BC Canada

Close to beach and familiar

Posted Jul 19, 2014
Cons: It is 102 years old , the same staff have been with them for years. upkeep would be it.
Location: The beach the shops, and eateries are all there, love that.
We love the Sylvia for it situation and use it for family gatherings and overseas guests. it is like an old shoe comfortable, we can cross the road and swim and take in the activities in English Bay .
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Vancouver

Great Time!

Posted Jul 18, 2014
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful and the location was excellent.
Cons: The food we received for breakfast in the hotel was a little pricey and not excellent for the price.
Location: Within walking distance to everything!
We stayed for one night with our two small breed dogs and the experience was overall positive. Booking was easy, check in was a breeze. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Room was clean and in good order, there was no air conditioning but a fan was provided which was sufficient. Hotel was old and beautiful with lots of character. Easy to find, easy to park and overall entire stay was very pleasant. Only thing that was a bit disappointing was the breakfast we had in the hotel restaurant, thought it was a bit pricey for the quality of food we received. Portions were small and our waiter was actually quite rude but everything else was really great. Would definitely stay again!