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Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
Ranked #28 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Larchmont, New York
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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“Nice hotel but for business only in our opinion”
Reviewed 12 August 2012

We stayed at the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver while visiting friends in August 2012. While we cannot fault the hotel for doing anything wrong, and it is a nice, conveniently located, modern hotel, I would not stay there again unless I was on a business trip and even then might pick a more relaxing location. The reason is that the view from our window was primary high rise banks, accounting firm offices and the like, and did not feel like being away from the working world. Quite the contrary, all we could see from our suite were endless corporate buildings. So for a place to relax, I would never stay there again. That said, it is personal preference and they did not do anything wrong and it is a good location downtown within walking distance of many sights as well as business locations.

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Reviewed 11 August 2012

My wife and i recently returned from a five night stay at the Metropolitan. Overall, a great visit.

Very well located. Easy transit access from YVR via Canada Line. A short walk to Sky Train and tons of bus routes.

Quick and painless check-in. Friendly staff throughout the property.

Rooms were comfortable with good quality linens. Air conditioning and wi-fi worked well.

No problems leaving our luggage for about five hours after check-out. They even offered us access to the health club when we returned to get our luggage before heading over to Amtrak. A nice added touch.

We'll definitely consider the Metropolitan for future visits to Vancouver.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

I don't think we can single out any particular staff member for specific praise and that's the good news. We stayed at the Met for two days and everyone on staff that we dealt with was very professional, very nice, and very helpful. That would extend to the registration desk staff that went out of their way to let us check out one hour later than usual because we weren't sure we would be able to get back from Chinatown by noon, the wait staff at Diva the hotel restaurant, and the bellman who was nice enough to go with me to our room and let me back in because I had left my water bottle on the desk after we had already checked out. The room was immaculate and the location of the hotel is in a great spot for walking about. We will definitely come back to Vancouver and stay at the Met again. My compliments, and those of my wife, to your company and your great employees. Rick and Elle

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Prince George, Canada
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

I have had the pleasure of being a guest at the Metroplitan Vancouver Hotel a number of times over the past couple of years both for business and family reasons. The location, the guest rooms and facilities are great and maybe more importantly the staff are always very friendly, very helpful and continually give guests the feeling of being pleased to see you return for another stay - an excellent "home away from home".

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

Stayed at the Metropolitan for three nights as first leg of Canada tour. Great room with separate living area and sofa bed, which was converted for the children (seven and five). Convenient location for Stanley Park and the harbour. Friendly and helpful staff.

Two (minor) let downs: quite a lot of street noise didn't make for the best night (7th floor) and the eating facilities were a bit fancy and overpriced for a family with small children. We ordered breakfast once (room service for two people and it came to about £50 (once the tax, service charge and delivery charge were added)).

Would be happy to return to the hotel if visiting Vancouver agan.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

I spent 3wks touring canada with my partner in July,2012 and the last four days of our holiday were spent at the metropolitan hotel in Vancouver. This was by far the best hotel of the holiday which took in Montreal,Toronto,Quebec,Lake louise,Jasper,Banff and Kamloops and this hotel stood high above all the others in value for money,customer services and conditions of the rooms. I cant speak too highly of this hotel and the staff. I felt like i was a millionaire when in fact i am just an ordinary guy.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

This hotel was vey quiet for a downtown hotel! It was very central to everything including the underground and just a few blocks from the cruise ship dock. The beds and pillows were great too! We walked three blocks too cruise terminal. Directly a cross the street was the underground mall. Two blocks up was the closest underground terminal. The underground was quick and easy to use. We did not need a car.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
Address: 645 Howe St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2Y9, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Luxury Hotel in Vancouver
#23 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#27 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#27 Business Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver 4*
Number of rooms: 197
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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