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

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

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

Where to Eat

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

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

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 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking 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


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.
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.

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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