Ratings based on 519 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.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great Location

Posted Aug 24, 2014
Great location near Stanley Park and facing English Beach. It was surprisingly quiet for sleeping at night. Older hotel shows it age, but has some updates. Good value.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from prince george bc

Perfect location

Posted Aug 21, 2014
Great drinks and snacks in bar. Perfect access to seawall
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.