We usually rely on Airbnb apartments because the self-catering aspect is so essential in family travel. But in Vancouver we book at The Sylvia in the West End because it’s front and center on English Bay, and adjacent to Stanley Park. This historic, ivy-covered hotel has unpretentious, family-friendly apartments with kitchens at decent rates.
Built in 1912, old shakes for a pioneer town, it’s a city landmark and also Vancouver’s first cocktail bar. More trivia: the famous Sylvia Hotel cat, “Mr. Got To Go”, has inspired two popular children’s books by Lois Simmie and illustrated by Cynthia Nugent. If it’s booked up, which it frequently is, check out Vancouver hotels and apartment rentals via our partner Booking.com.
1154 Gilford St., Sylviahotel.com