Ratings based on 697 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.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

location, location, location

Posted Apr 21, 2015
Really nothing else compares to the ease of enjoying best of Vancouver from the location of the Sylvia.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Edmonton, AB

Excellent location, history relived

Posted Apr 21, 2015
Pros: location, food, staff,
Cons: mattress getting too old, room needs updating
Location: Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island, Robson St.
Wonderful time, excellent staff, excellent food, excellent value
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Vancouver Island

Wonderful warm, sunny, spring weekend.

Posted Apr 20, 2015
Pros: The friendly and helpful passionate employees who also appreciate the hotel and its' history. The location and view out of my room.
Cons: The decor in the rooms doesn't match the history of the building and it is a tad outdated for current times. However, that being said, it is clean.
Location: Amazing location. The beautiful English Bay is steps away from the front door. Gardens, the Seawall walk/Stanley Park and lots to do.
I was fortunate to have had a stunning bay view during my stay, while also attending a weekend workshop at the hotel. That view, along with the fact the whole stay was enveloped by a warm, sunny, spring weekend as well as the smell of fresh salt air in my room, and the sight and sound of the waves from the beach across the street, made for an amazing stay. The bartender in the hotel lounge is extraordinary! Wow. Better than the finest hotels I've stayed at....up several notches. Every drink was crafted and beautiful as well as tasty. All of the staff are very friendly, warm and helpful; as well as they have a passion and pride for this historic gem. The rooms are kept clean. The neighborhood has a lot of natural beauty, people enjoying it, and places to explore.... beside the Seawall and Stanley Park just out the door. I hope to stay again and hope it will feel just as magical as this weekend did.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 16, 2015
comfortable bar with view of English Bay. Great location. Lots of restaurants and coffee shops around the corner on Denman Street.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Wolverhampton England

A very nice retro hotel.

Posted Apr 12, 2015
Pros: The original features and the location.
Cons: Don't change a thing its such a refreshing time warp hotel.
Location: Superb location a stones throw from the beach at English bay, next to Stanley Park, and easy walking if able to any where in the city.
From our arrival to our departure, we found the staff of this hotel to be very friendly and professional. The Hotel was pleasingly retro in a nice way, the fact that its one the oldest hotels in Vancouver just makes it cool to stay there and the location on the west side of the city just caps it all. I would highly recommend this Hotel to anyone wishing to stay in Vancouver.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Uk

Had better customer service. Saved by fab location

Posted Mar 31, 2015
3 night stay. Great location and room just OK. Had better customer service but no real problems. Stroppy waitress at breakfast. Thick layer of dust on picture rail in the room. But. The location is just fantastic. Used buses to get every where or walked along sea wall. Would actually stay there again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Orlando, FL

First time to Vancouver.

Posted Mar 29, 2015
Great first time. Friendly people. Anyone coming in for the first time should check out Grouse Mt and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Both are a must do. The Sylvia is located very central to many things, much within walking distance. It's unique charm and history make it a relaxing place to stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Winnipeg

Lovely!

Posted Mar 26, 2015
Great location! The room was very simple but very comfortable. Love the ocean view from the bar! Have stayed here many times and will happily continue to do so.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Sunshine Coast, BC

A walk on the beach

Posted Mar 26, 2015
Location: Stanley Park and the sea walk
It is a wonderful place on the beach at which I have stayed at twice. I have taken my dog with me and she is welcome there. It is a warm and cozy place.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom East Kootenays

Great location for this gem of hotel

Posted Mar 21, 2015
Pros: location and comfortable room
Location: Granville Market, Shopping, Stanley Park, Running on beach, photography
This is a great hotel to stay if you like to walk/run/stroll the area. It is right on the beach and close to lots of shopping, eating places and transit. It is an older hotel, but has a comfortable bed, a good shower and you can open the window at night. The hotel has character. We stayed for four nights.