Ratings based on 808 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 traveler

Comfortable old hotel

Posted Aug 30, 2015
Pros: Location
Cons: Water pressure in shower
Location: Walk or bike around Seawall Swim or sun bake on beach
We stayed in room 724 which was old but clean and comfortable. This room had a walk in robe. The shower was very weak but bathroom was clean. Wifi was weak and patchy. Staff were friendly and helpful. Sylvia is in the best location close to English bay. Bike hire is just up the road and Sylvia give you a discount off hire.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from pasadena ca

Posted Aug 28, 2015
Nice hotel. Close to beach. Everything OK But too old.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Would stay elsewhere next time

Posted Aug 26, 2015
Pros: Friendly staff. Close to the beach.
Cons: Renovations to make the place look nicer. Room service was only offered till 9pm and was quite pricey.
Location: Right near the beach! About a 10 minute drive from Rogers Arena.
Hotel staff was friendly but the building itself was run down. Definitely needed some renovations. Copper wires were showing along the pipes that ran into the wall. Bathroom door was missing a chunk at the bottom. Baseboards and counters didn't line up along the walls. Looked like the place was built a few decades ago and hasn't been improved since.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from O.

Perfect location - lovely vintage hotel

Posted Aug 24, 2015
Great location, nice restaurant & wonderful staff. Friendly, clean, nice breakfast in the restaurant. Close to the beach, restaurants, shops & everything in between.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Comox, British Columbia

Great location

Posted Aug 23, 2015
Cons: Wifi was extremely slow.
Been coming here for decades. It is a nice old hotel in a great location on English Bay but the old section of the hotel has been chopped up over the years and the rooms are highly variable in configuration, size and amenities. Staff are great.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sacramento, CA

Great location near Stanley Park

Posted Aug 21, 2015
Our room was nice, but the bathroom was TINY, with absolutely NO storage. Cleaning staff was very attentive. Restaurant and bar lounge were really nice, but sometimes the restaurant service was very slow. Not sure if that was due to the kitchen or lack of servers in busy times. We liked that we could rent bicycles nearby and ride along the seawall into Stanley Park. The beach was right across the street. Good restaurants nearby, too.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to everything. Hotel with character.

Posted Aug 9, 2015
Pros: Location on the beach and location beside the water
Hotel had a ton of character. Close to everything and able to walk everywhere in Stanley Park, downtown. Slightly dated but gave the Hotel more charm than staying in a chain. Hotel staff very helpful. Thank God for the fans in the rooms with the warm temperatures.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Lethbridge

Beautiful from the outside!

Posted Aug 5, 2015
No airconditioners or mini fridges in the rooms. Only one side of the building has really good views.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Francisco

sweet spot

Posted Aug 4, 2015
Pros: very cute
Cons: the rooms could use some minor updating.
Location: english bay, stanley park.....need i say more?
had been to the Sylvia before. great spot, cool little hotel. got setup on the top floor. the view is awesome.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from pitt meadows

great location

Posted Jul 30, 2015
Loved the location and enjoyed the hotel, clean rooms, just old school, no fridge in room?? :( A little on the shabby side in some areas, hall ways, walls and baseboards could use a bit of attention - but I would go back.