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The Sylvia Hotel
3 stars

The Sylvia Hotel

1154 Gilford Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2P6, Canada
+1 604 681 9321
C$ 160

rate per night


based on 1,211 reviews

The Sylvia Hotel
Thu 30/5
Fri 31/5
Room type
Nightly total
Standard Room
C$ 160
Double room
C$ 184
Queen room
C$ 193

About The Sylvia Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Comfortable hotel on the beach, near English Bay Beach A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour business center are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, a business center, and conference space. Sylvia Hotel offers 120 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Vancouver hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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Latest deals for The Sylvia Hotel

Thu 30/5
Fri 31/5
Queen room
2 queen beds
1 queen bed
2 queen beds
Standard Room
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
bed type unknown
Double room
1 queen bed
bed type unknown
1 queen bed
King room
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Sylvia Hotel

  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee shop
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV


  • Electric kettle
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Stovetop
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen


  • Minibar
  • Packed lunches
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Coffee shop

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • 24hr front desk

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Eco tourism
  • Bicycle rental
  • Casino
  • Cycling
  • Skiing
  • Ice skating


  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Ski storage
  • Storage available


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating


  • Shower
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pants press


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Alarm clock

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care


  • Tennis

Reviews of The Sylvia Hotel

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7.7 Good
Pros:The location couldn't be better. The hotel is right across the street from English Bay with beaches, walking and bike paths. Stanley Park is a short walk north and just south you'll find lots of cafe's, shopping and bus service. You will also see the British influence along the tree lined streets with beautiful gardens and cottages mixed in with large apartment complexes. Also, the hotel has a great dining room and bar overlooking the water. The room service prices were reasonable and service was quick. Lastly, the hotel is dog friendly with no additional deposit required.
Cons:My stay fell between the Canada Day and US Independence day holidays and very warm summer weather, so it was extremely busy. There were so many people enjoying everything, but it made for a lot of noise. There is no actual air conditioning, just a portable unit and windows. I couldn't keep the windows open at night because of the noise. Also, if you open the curtains, you are visible to others in adjacent buildings. Next time I would prefer a room facing east. You won't see the water, but it should be quieter.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:From my checking to my check out, from assisting with directions to helping with train service the staff was the best I have ever encountered. I extended my stay by two days because of the staff, location, and the historic vibe. Also very gracious housekeepers.
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:Very comfortable. Clean, well appointed for our needs. Perfect location.
Cons:Little or no heating control in room.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:the Sylvia is a classy, simple yet elegant place to stay. The location, a few minutes from Stanley Park, and across from the bay, is convenient and beautiful.
9.1 Wonderful
Pros:The Sylvia Hotel is located right on English Bay. Great spot for watching the sunsets and people. The room was on the small side, but the bed was very comfortable. The linens were fresh and clean as was the tub/shower and sink. The Wifi worked well. The staff was friendly and knowledgable. This hotel is within walking distance to many shops, restaurants and services. The area seemed very quiet. We did not have a car, so we took a taxi from the airport ($35.00 CAD - plus tip.) Grandville Market - which is a must visit- is a short distance from the Hotel. About a 20 minute walk to the False Creek Ferry - then a short ferry ride to the Market. Stanley park is only a 20 minute walk from the hotel also. We would surly stay at the Sylvia again.
Cons:No mini fridge in our room
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The hotel staff and restaurant staff were so kind and generous.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:We chose this hotel for the location, close to Stanley Park, the Aquarium, a Starbucks and great restaurants a block away, and a lovely beach out front where we watched an incredible sunset. Their policies, like leaving the key at the front desk, were the same that we'd encountered in Europe, and the front desk staff were friendly and made an effort to remember our names and get to know us. They gave us coupons for the Aquarium (and we loved the Aquarium!). We probably could have got away with using the street parking as there was a spot out front that we took as we checked in, and we could have stayed there until 9 am for sure (according to the street sign), possibly until 11 am since it said the spot was rated for 2 hours between 9 and 6. The window had a lovely view of a fountain by the office building next door, and looking to the left, we could see the bay and trees along the beach.
Cons:The room felt small compared to most American hotels, but there was a nice table with two comfortable chairs by the window. There was a tiny gap between the wood of the bathroom vanity and the floor. I didn't mind, but I could imagine my mother cringing as she likes everything to be modern and new. The bathroom was on the small side--comfortable for one person, a bit tight for two. On the plus side, the tub and sink did seem rather new, and were bright and clean. The wifi did not work well, so we didn't use it. It was just easier to use our phone as a mobile hotspot.
8.8 Very good
Pros:Recommended by a friend and worth it. Older hotel (loved actual keys!) that was quaint. If you expect a modern chain, you'll be disappointed. Checked in early and was pleased with the staff friendliness.
Cons:A concierge would be nice for recommendations. Staff gave sweeping/general recommendations about places to eat. The answer was "everything is good".
6.5 Okay
Pros:You can't beat the location. Staff is very friendly. Great views.
Cons:No A/C. No cross current. Rooms on two sides of the building get morning/afternoon direct sunlight that turns the rooms into an broiler. It was 90 degrees and we literarily could not stay in the room and rushed to get out of it as soon as possible.
8.8 Very good
Pros:The historic Sylvia Hotel was perfectly located in the west end neighborhood. The staff was absolutely delightful.


1154 Gilford Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2P6

What's nearby

  • Inukshuk0.5 km
  • Vancouver Aquarium1.6 km
  • Kitsilano Beach1.6 km
  • Vancouver Art Gallery1.7 km
  • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art1.7 km
  • Orpheum Theatre1.9 km
  • Granville Island Public Market1.9 km
  • Granville Island2 km
  • Canada Place2.3 km
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden3 km
  • Chinatown3.1 km
  • TELUS World of Science3.3 km



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about The Sylvia Hotel

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High season


Average price (weeknight)

C$ 335

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 377
Cheapest month to stay with an average 31% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 36% rise in price.
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When to book a room at The Sylvia Hotel

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Top tips for your stay at The Sylvia Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Sylvia Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and November.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Sylvia Hotel, plan to stay on a Saturday or Sunday. The most expensive day is usually Tuesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Sylvia Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 292, while the most expensive was C$ 397.
  • How long should you stay at The Sylvia Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at The Sylvia Hotel

  • What makes Sylvia Hotel special?

    The exterior walls of the building are densely covered in a creeper vine, creating a jaw-dropping sight that has to be seen to be believed. A breathtaking element of the city, the color of the leaves changes with the seasons. On the outskirts of the downtown district, car traffic is barely noticeable, delivering a quiet oasis. A well-known landmark in Vancouver, it served as a post for the navy during World War II and was one of the tallest buildings in the city until modern development. Two children’s books were written about the history of the hotel and are available to purchase in the lobby.

  • What is the best accommodation at Sylvia Hotel?

    Make the most of the stunning waterside location by booking the Beach Avenue Suite. Large windows face out towards English Bay and Stanley Park, letting in an abundance of natural light. The dining table and sofa couch offer a spacious area to relax. Available from roughly C$ 329 (approximately $252) per night, it has a maximum capacity of 2 adults and 2 children.

  • What pet amenities are there at Sylvia Hotel?

    Upon your arrival, you will be given food and water bowls, a blanket, tasty snacks and waste disposal bags. The hotel has an on-site grass area for walks and toilet breaks, while the Stanley Park Dog Park is an 8min walk away. Two pets of any size are allowed per room with no additional fee.

  • What discounts does Sylvia Hotel offer?

    If you are planning an extended stay in town, significant savings can be made when you book 7 or more nights. Expansive rooms with full kitchens and living areas can be reserved for roughly C$ 140 (approximately $107) per night, with additional services such as overnight parking also reduced in price. Further discounts are available if you book for a month.

  • How can I get to Sylvia Hotel from the airport?

    Located about a 35min drive from the Vancouver International Airport, catching a taxi is a popular option. The hotel is located within Zone 11 of the city, meaning you pay a flat fare of roughly C$ 38 (approximately $29). Alternatively, you can board the Canada Line train to Yaletown-Roundhouse Station and then switch to the #6 Davie bus. It stops at the corner of Davie Street & Denman Street, which is a 2min walk from the hotel. The journey will take around 45min and cost roughly C$ 8 (approximately $6).

  • What special services does Sylvia Hotel provide?

    The Sylvia Hotel Restaurant has happy hour on weekdays between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm, with complimentary appetizers served. There is ski storage facilities. Trouser pressing can ensure your pants stay crisp while away from home. Packed lunches provide the perfect grab-and-go fuel for exploring Vancouver’s many attractions. The restaurant has a cozy fireplace you can gather around during the evening for some quality family time.

  • What business facilities are there at Sylvia Hotel?

    You will find a computer desktop in the 24h business center. Printing, photocopying and faxing services are also available. Newspapers can be supplied to your room for an addition charge.(Prices checked 10/07/19).

  • Where is The Sylvia Hotel located?

    The Sylvia Hotel is located at 1154 Gilford Street in West End, 2.1 km from the centre of Vancouver. Inukshuk is the closest landmark to The Sylvia Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Sylvia Hotel?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at The Sylvia Hotel.

  • Does The Sylvia Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Sylvia Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Sylvia Hotel from the airport?

    The Sylvia Hotel is 1.7 km from Vancouver Coal Harbour. The Sylvia Hotel is 10.8 km from Vancouver Intl.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Sylvia Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Sylvia Hotel in Vancouver and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Sylvia Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Sylvia Hotel.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to downtown

2.1 km

Nearest Airport

Vancouver Coal Harbour

Distance to airport

2.0 km