Get an overview of this hotelHeritage-listed Vancouver waterfront hotel

2 blocks to Stanley Park

In Vancouver's West End, The Sylvia Hotel sits on the water, across from English Bay beach. Stanley Park, 2 blocks away, has over 16 miles (27 km) of nature trails, tennis courts, and a water park. The Granville Island Ferry is a 20-minute walk, and it's a 6-minute drive to Burrard Station.

Bistro, bar, restaurant

The heritage-listed building was home to the city's first cocktail bar, and guests can still enjoy drinks by the fireside in the Sylvia Lounge. Breakfast and brunch in the Bistro come with English Bay views, and the cozy Restaurant serves traditional favorites and contemporary classics for dinner.

Free WiFi and views

There's a distinctive layout in each of the 120 smoke-free guestrooms, and picturesque views of the courtyard or city. Free WiFi is available throughout, and some suites have the added bonus of a full kitchen for in-room dining.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms.

Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Event facilities measure 400 square feet (37 square meters). This beach hotel also offers multilingual staff, ski storage, and a picnic area. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

The Sylvia Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 400 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 37 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Ski storage 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Total number of rooms - 120 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 1912 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Shower/tub combination 

Where to Eat

The Sylvia Hotel has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible parking 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 19

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 18 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CAD 15.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for CAD 5.00 per night.


Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 2, Pet maximum weight in kg is 100

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 6 and CAD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 18.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: CAD 5.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 15.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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