Ratings based on 731 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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Brighton, UK

Yesteryear

Posted May 21, 2015
Old fashioned service and cleanliness in a great old building pn the beach.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted May 19, 2015
A spectacular location, right on the English Bay beach! The staff was very friendly and helpful and the quaint, vintage style room was very clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay there again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location, charming hotel

Posted May 18, 2015
This hotel is in a great location on the English Bay, close to Stanley Park. The hotel is older, but has a lot of charm and character. The staff were all very friendly and helpful.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent location.

Posted May 18, 2015
Pros: The place has history.
The West End neighborhood is my favorite part of Vancouver and the Sylvia Hotel is part of what makes it so nice.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom markham

Close to beach. Staff was very helpfull

Posted May 17, 2015
Pros: Close to every thing
Cons: Washrooms and elevators
Location: Nice restaurant just across the hotel on the beach
Washrooms and elevators need upgrades. Staff was nice and helpful. Could walk out for breakfast or dinner to some nice restaurants
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Vancouver

Heritage hotel on beautiful English Bay

Posted May 17, 2015
This is a beautiful looking Hotel from the outside and an incredible area being close to excellent restaurants, the English Bay beach and Granville Island. Was however disappointed in the rooms, despite having been somewhat updated, it was not well done. Badly chipped and peeling baseboards, terrible water pressure, dull brown walls with boring furniture left the suite feeling drab and so-so despite the hefty price tag to stay there. We also found a small mouse in our room that had an unfortunate meeting with their mice control, which was a sheet of plastic called Pre-bated Super Catch Master - the little guy was still alive but unable to get unstuck from it so would of just died a slow death, we put it out of its misery after not being able to free him either :( Probably wouldn't go back sadly, I had been really looking forward to the stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom las vegas, nv

Heritage building, great location

Posted May 16, 2015
Pros: Location, ambience
Location: Walk English Bay, Stanley Park, Robson Street about 6 blocks
The Sylvia is a 100 year old converted apartment building right on English Bay. The Ivy covered building has charm inside including a dial above the elevator showing the current floor. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Downstairs is the restaurant and bar; our only meal breakfast was very good. With slightly more than 100 rooms, service is personal. The location is less than 3 blocks to Stanley Park, 50 steps to English Bay, and one block to Denman Street and a host of wonderful small restaurants. It will be where we stay on our next trip to Vancouver.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom 東京

イングリッシュ・ベイに臨むカフェがいい

Posted May 16, 2015
Pros: ロケーションが最高。
Location: イングリッシュ・ベイ
イングリッシュベイのすぐそばにあるホテル。建物は古く、地元では、歴史的建造物として指定されているよう。レストランは、ガラスが大きく、イングリッシュ・ベイがきれいに見渡せる。晴れ間が多い夏の季節にはとてもよいと思う。 中は全体に古いがきれいに整備されていて居心地は悪くない。
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Historical Hotel

Posted May 8, 2015
Not only was the stay excellent, the closeness to Stanley Park and the beach walkway, but the history on this bldg is fascinating.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Portland, OR

Overnight End of Cruise

Posted May 4, 2015
We stayed overnight at the Sylvia at the end of our cruise. The experience could not have been better. We arrived early to the hotel, checked in, and explored the lovely area of the English Bay without any delays. The room was clean and comfortable, the downstairs bar and restaurant good, and the hotel staff as friendly and helpful as you could want. Stanley Park is just an enjoyable walk away as are many restaurants, bars, bike rental shops, cafes, and shops.