Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

8.05 reviews
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645 Howe St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2Y9, Canada
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The Metropolitan is a 197-room luxury hotel in Vancouver’s business district, across the street from Pacific Centre Mall and the Vancouver Art Gallery, and walking distance to the Vancouver Convention ... Read more
Centre, Canada Place, Robson Street, Canada Line, Skytrain and local buses. All rooms have either windows that open or a Juliette balcony. Facilities include meeting rooms, banquet rooms, a business center, fitness center, squash court, and heated indoor swimming pool. Diva at the Met is the highly-acclaimed onsite restaurant. Valet parking is available for an additional charge. The hotel is pet-friendly and dogs are allowed on certain floors.

Amenities

Bar
Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Bathtub
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Local from Vancouver, Canada

Hello classy! Love the Metropolitan Hotel. I usually find hotels like this a little pretentious but not at the Metropolitan. The staff made me feel like a true guest of theirs. As it was originally a Mandarin Oriental, there is a lot of Asian influence in the décor and design of the building which I found to be very unique. The room was great. It felt very spacious and beautiful. Loved the big windows with curtains. It made me feel very classy! I was very impressed with the amenities as well. There is an indoor pool complete with saunas that both feel more relaxing than your average hotel pool. Attached to the hotel is the restaurant Diva at The Met which I have been to on separate occasions. Food is always good there but be prepared to pay top dollar for it. Since it is located downtown there are many other great dining (and drinking) options to choose from if you don’t want to fork out the cash at Diva.

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Local from Vancouver, Canada

Largely catering to a business clientele, I got the full service treatment you’d expect from this type of hotel at a very reasonable price. From the bellmen who insist on taking your bags and holding every door to providing the room with the view, as I had requested, the customer service was top notch.
With a spacious, comfortable suite and amenities aplenty, this centrally located hotel had an up-to-date fitness centre, indoor pool and hot tub with skylights sure to let the summer sun shine in (sadly, I was visiting in winter), a secure parkade, and the oft-raved about restaurant, Diva at the Met (also closed during my visit). Right in the centre of downtown Vancouver, I found there was a wealth of high-end shopping boutiques, eateries, night life, and transportation at my fingertips.

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Local from Vancouver, Canada

It's really, really hard to find fault with The Metropolitan Hotel - except that I can't afford to live here! The hotel has a subtle Asian theme (it used to be a Mandarin Oriental hotel) and feels luxurious and romantic. The guestrooms have all been upgraded and are immaculate with sumptuous Italian linens, mini-bar, and marble bathrooms. The staff anticipate your needs and will shine your shoes and turn down the room while you're out. If you have somewhere to be in the morning, instead of getting a cab you can go in style in the hotel's chauffeured Jaguar.

The facilities too are lovely with a heated swimming pool, sauna, a gym with the latest machines, and even a squash court. As soon as you make a reservation at the hotel, you should also make a reservation at the on-site Diva Restaurant - it's one of Vancouver's best!

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Local from Vancouver, Canada
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The Metropolitan is right in the downtown core, but still manages to feel quaint and quiet, which is why it’s one of my favourite hotels in the city.

In addition to the standard luxury hotel features, there are three things that I think make the Metropolitan extra special. First, it’s the only hotel I know of that has its own squash court (I love a good game of squash!). And there’s no need to pack a racket – the hotel has equipment that you can borrow.

Second, they take allergies very seriously. While other hotels merely swap bedding with hypoallergenic pieces, the Metropolitan also supplies scent-free toilettries and uses special cleaning products in the rooms. Plus, they’ve ensured that there’s an entire floor that remains pet-free.

Third, I love the good feng shui here! The property was originally built as a Mandarin Oriental hotel, which explains the curved staircases and opulent Chinese artwork. It feels that everything has been designed to create a calm, comfortable atmosphere. For example, there are doorbells for each room (to avoid loud knocking), and the building layout ensures that none of the guestrooms back onto the elevators. They’ve thought about the little details that can make a big difference.

The only downsides are the expensive breakfasts that average $20-25 (instead, check out nearby Scoozis or Murchies Tea) and the Deluxe rooms that have not yet been renovated (make sure to book at least a Luxury room).

The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because it's surrounded by other buildings, so you don't get much of a view.

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Local from Vancouver, Canada

Located across the street from the Four Seasons and adjacent to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the Metropolitan probably has a difficult time in the luxury market but it does offer a fairly nice product that has some nice features to compete with its more costly neighbours.

The rooms all have either opening windows or a Juliette balcony, 4-piece bathrooms, and are in the process of completing renovations to bring them up to modern standards with flat-screen televisions (although the unrenovated rooms definitely feel dated). A feature that I like is the luggage racks built-in to the hallway cabinets which is a nice touch for those of us who might not like unpacking their suitcase for a shorter stay. Guests have access to an indoor pool and whirlpool under a domed roof, and the change rooms have dry saunas with tvs. One of the things that may serve as a selling feature to some guests is a rare on-site squash court. Raquets and safety equipment are provided by the hotel.

The hotel has an obvious asian theme starting from the stone lions at the entry and permeating throughout with the a fan motif. Even the floors have hallways shaped like the fan.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • iPod docking station
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • Video-game console
  • Terrace
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • In-room massage available
Parking
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Pets
  • Pets allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 7
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Ski storage
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Separate bathtub and shower
Bed
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Free local calls
  • Free weekday newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 197
  • Number of floors - 18
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
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