Ratings based on 557 Verified Reviews

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

Cool century old ivy covered hotel by the beach

Posted Oct 15, 2014
Were able to park the car in their underground lot and leave it there. The beach is 30 seconds away, Stanley park just a few more. Fun restaurants and coffee shops all within a couple blocks. The staff encourage you to leave your key at the desk when you leave, relieving you of the anxiety of constantly keeping track of it and also making sure the desk staff know you on sight.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Kelowna

Great Hotel ! Original

Posted Oct 15, 2014
Pros: Close to English Bay, stores and restaurants, also liked the fact that it was old and one of a kind We had drinks in the Lounge and breakfast there
Cons: Bathrooms could be improved and updated and the elevator did not work too well
Location: Wonderful location ! We went to Fly over Canada, the Halloween Train in Stanley Park and shopping on Robson Street, great restaurants as well !
Had a great experience; would stay there again. The staff were all friendly and the location of the Hotel was awesome. Love the history of the Hotel and its character.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Coquitlam

Nostalgic setting for an overnight stay

Posted Oct 11, 2014
Pros: I love the location of the Sylvia. I also like the free wifi. You pay for parking but are allowed to park free the next day until 6pm.
Cons: Perhaps a little freshening up of the room decor. It might be an idea to replace the room keys with electronic key cards for security reasons.
Location: Close to English Bay and Stanley Park with lots of nearby restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy.
The staff are very nice and accommodating. The hotel itself is very old but somehow one doesn't mind as it takes you back to a gentler time. I like the radiators in the rooms. It is always warm and cosy. I grew up in the West End and stayed at the Sylvia this time on the evening of my high school reunion. Many of my fellow alumni from out of town also stayed there. It was fun to bump into old friends in the lobby.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from nascimento

Old hotel, good location and polite staff

Posted Oct 8, 2014
Excellent days there, I come back. Hotel is near main locations.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Funky place

Posted Oct 6, 2014
Pros: Pretty much everything.
Super atmosphere, interesting place! Great clientele.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Calgary

Great location.

Posted Oct 5, 2014
Terrific location. Close to restaurants, coffee shops and across the street from English Bay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from UK

Scenic location in an historic hotel

Posted Oct 5, 2014
Pros: It's character and the location
Location: On English Bay, so you can go in the sea;walk along the sea wall to Stanley Park or round it; take the Hop on Hop off trolley service
A character. historic hotel in an excellent location just on English Bay, very near Stanley Park and near to the Hop on Hop off bus services.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ontario

Heritage building and fabulous location

Posted Oct 3, 2014
Pros: Location and views of English Bay.
Cons: Carpeting and bathrooms need updating.
The heritage architecture and wonderful views of English Bay from the dining room more than fulfilled our expectations. It is time for the d├ęcor to be refreshed - particularly carpeting and bathrooms.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Nashville TN

An absolute gem!

Posted Sep 30, 2014
Pros: We liked the classic design and curb appeal. Across the street from the beach and one block from some of the best small restaurants in Vancouver.
Cons: This was perfect for a downtown location - couldn't suggest an improvement.
Location: Beach. Dozens of restaurants within a block. Easy walk to the next beach. View. Easy parking below ground. Area was not at all congested.
We took a chance on a classic hotel in the city. This was by far the best hotel of the trip. Reasonable rates, clean, quiet, large room - we couldn't have done any better. The local restaurants were diverse and all excellent. The neighborhood felt safe and fine for a night walk. The beach has a beautiful sunset and everyone comes down to watch. Vancouver definitely has some interesting sculpture and art. We will definitely be back and stay at the Sylvia!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

location on beach, friendly staff

Posted Sep 29, 2014
beautiful views from dining room, great food at reasonable prices