"Vintage Boutique" Sylvia Hotel Tip by NCCruiseGurl

Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver: 1,266 reviews and 14 photos

On suggestions from two friends and carefully critiquing reviews on VT and other sources, we (my fella, a cruise buddy and I) booked two nights at The Sylvia. We were aware that there may be some issues with carpeting or nicks of paint off the walls, as this is an old hotel. We were delighted with our one bedroom suite (room722). We particularly asked for a bay view when booking. It was a corner room with windows overlooking the English Bay. The ventilation from the open windows was wonderful. Our suite had one bedroom, a living-dining room, a small kitchen and a bathroom. The kitchen had a sink, stove, microwave, refrigerator, china, glasses, coffeemaker, teapot and utensils for 4 people. You can request an ice bucket at reception and get ice on the first floor. We walked to the 7-11 and Safeway to get coffee, fruit and rolls for breakfast. The bathroom was basic and had bar soap and a shower dispenser of shampoo-conditioner-bath gel. The lobby staff was extremely helpful and likable. We did eat the nachos in the bar and would not order them again as they were nacho chips and all the fixings served in an edible bowl. Either the nachos or the edible bowl would have been enough. That?s the only food we purchased at the hotel. Loved the bar view over the bay. Our friend drove up to visit us for the day and did not have to pay to park during the day in the underground parking.

Unique Qualities: The location was great and we enjoyed a walk along the seawall on a glorious sunny morning. The only negative was I could not get wireless internet to work in our room.

Address: 1154 Gilford St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6G 2P6, Canada
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: just off Beach Road on English Bay
Phone: +1 604.681.9321
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.sylviahotel.com/index.htm

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  • Updated Sep 28, 2009
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