I stayed at the Met for a couple days over a weekend and booked the king luxury room. I booked 60 days in advance, through the website, which gives you a slight discount ($200/night + taxes).
The location of the hotel was perfect for me. Yaletown, Stanley Park, and Granville Island are all within 30 minutes by foot. There is also lots of shopping in the area.
The room itself was nice. The king bed was very comfortable with plenty of pillows. The alarm clock had an iPOD dock to play music through. There are big windows with a nice view of the city. The TV in my room was a 27" rounded screen TV, which was a little suprising because I'm pretty sure they advertise LCD TV on their website. No big deal since I didn't come to Vancouver to watch TV. The bathroom was typically of the Met, very spacious and beautiful, with shower and bathtub.
I have never eaten at a Metropolitan hotel, since the menu prices always seem very expensive ($23 for mac and cheese at the met soho in TO). At this hotel, the continental breakfast was like $18. I was only in town for a short time and didn't get to try out the restaurant, anyway, so maybe the food is just THAT good.
The health club on the third floor is top notch. A small lap pool and hot tub are in a well lit atrium. There is also work out equipment with a rowing machine, bikes, weights, etc. The men's change room has a steam room and sauna (with TV). I was very impressed by the health club. There is also a squash court, but it was closed while I was there. Use of the health club is free for hotel guests.
On the same floor as the pool, they have a business centre that has computers, printers, fax machines, photocopiers, and internet access (all complimentary). Around the corner is a small library. Looking around I also found a small fake-grass putting green outside on a terrace with putters and balls sitting around. Nice touch.
The hotel staff that I met all were very polite and courteous, helping me hail cabs without even asking. The elevator was a little slow, and since they only have two elevators and one was broken, you might wait a few minutes before it shows up.
Having compared the price I paid with other hotels in the area (the four seasons is across the street), I think the Metropolitan Hotel in Vancouver is a great deal. I would happily stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver is a luxury full service hotel in one of the best locations that the city has to offer. Arriving at Vancouver International Airport, take the Canada Line to Vancouver City Centre Station and from there, we are a mere two minute walk. 197 luxurious guest rooms and suites await you, all which feature extra large marble bathrooms; most of which feature separate bathtub and showers. Connecting rooms are available, as well as an array of suites. Diva at the Met, is the hotel’s iconic restaurant, serving the finest in local seafood, meats, poultry, vegan and gluten free dishes. Nightly specials in the lounge attract both a local and international crowd nightly. Our staff anxiously await your next visit. ... more less
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