Ratings based on 484 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
94% 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.
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!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Calgary, Alberta

Beautiful landmark close to seawall.

Posted Jul 17, 2014
Pros: Location, location and price!!!
Cons: Please don't change it. Please don't "tart it up" and jack up the price.
Location: See above.
Second time at the Sylvia. Last staged some time in the 70's!! Modest but well maintained. Super helpful staff and very good place to eat (took almost all my meals there). Cross the street from seawall (English Beach) which made impromptu walking wonderful. Close enough to downtown for an energetic walker (and the same for Stanley Park).
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel and close to the beach.

Posted Jul 15, 2014
We are locals who just spent the night from the burbs to re-acquaint ourselves again with Vancouver. We enjoyed our night at the beach and hotel for the day at the beach and touring around on the Hop-On Hop-Off tour bus. A wonderful location and a very pleasant evening spent at the hotel. The food was great and staff were very helpful and friendly.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Zealand

Historic hotel next to beach

Posted Jul 15, 2014
A grand old lady of a building. Sadly needs quite a bit of work on interior but staff hospitality was excellent, and room was quiet and comfy.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Calgary

Close to all of the great beach restaurants

Posted Jul 15, 2014
Pros: The antique flare
Location: Granville Island, beach relaxing, tanning. Ice cream.
Very serene and peaceful. Beautiful and antiquish!!