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“Century-old hotel with a killer location right on English Bay" -- Frommer's

The Sylvia Hotel

Vancouver, Canada
  • Virginia creeper vines cover this charming heritage hotel steps from the English Bay seawall
  • Close to nature and city, the perfect location to experience the best of Vancouver in old-fashioned comfort
  • Enjoy a drink at Vancouver’s first cocktail bar or on the patio at the on-site restaurant
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1154 Gilford St
Vancouver, BC, V6G2P6
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Relish in the views of English Bay from this vine-covered hotel built in 1912. The charm and history of this hotel have inspired two children’s books; Mister Got to Go’s illustrations depict the iconic hotel and the cat who checked in and never left.

Stroll along the seawall seconds from the hotel, an ideal place to enjoy both the fresh air and city bustle of Vancouver. Stanley Park is a five-minute walk from the hotel making swimming, biking and kayaking easily accessible. Shopping on Robson Street and the Vancouver Art Gallery are a 20-minute walk away.

Eat on the patio or in the dining room, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a great view of the bay, or have a sip of something smooth at Vancouver’s first cocktail bar, which has been pouring since 1954.

The traditional rooms vary in size and shape but all have the basic necessities, and some suites have full kitchens. Long-term stays are an option, pets are welcome and Wi-Fi is free to all the guests of this landmark hotel.

From the press:
  • “This Virginia-creeper-covered 1912 building is popular because of its low rates and near-perfect location” -- Fodor’s
  • “A century-old hotel with a killer location right on English Bay; its guest rooms are pretty basic, but the low rates are almost as amazing as those spectacular views” -- Frommer’s


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • 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.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: between CAD 8 and CAD 20 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.

Getting there

Vancouver International Airport is 35 minutes by car from the hotel, and a $45 taxi ride. The closest SkyTrain station is Burrard, a 25-minute walk to the hotel.


  • 1154 Gilford St
  • Vancouver, BC, V6G2P6
  • Canada

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

agents available 24 hours

Questions? Check out our FAQs or give us a call.

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You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

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