If you're looking for the ultimate in luxury travel, look no further than Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver (known to the locals as "The Met"). From the two lions guarding the entrance to the sleek, contemporary lobby to the bright, theater-esque lighting, Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver is all about glamour—making it the perfect option for those visitors who want to travel Vancouver in style.
The rooms at Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver are spacious, luxurious, and mirror the glamour you'll find elsewhere in the hotel. Beds feature natural down comforters and Italian Frette linens, making for a cozy and comfortable night's sleep.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver is located on a busy street in downtown and rooms can get some street noise—so if you're a light sleeper, you might want to look for quieter accommodations.
The bathrooms at Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver are uber luxurious, with floor-to-ceiling marble tile, separate showers and soaking tubs, and Molton Brown toiletries (make sure to try the pink peppercorn body wash!).
The lobby is gorgeous without being overdone. The chaise lounges and art lining the walls create a contemporary feel while the large floral arrangement on the center table makes for an inviting focal point.
Need to get somewhere during your stay? Stop by the front desk; the hotel offers complimentary limo-service in the property's Jaguar to downtown destinations.
Swim a few laps and enjoy views of the surrounding skyscrapers in the hotel's heated indoor pool, then follow it up with a dip in the hot tub or some relaxation time in the steam room.
There are plenty of options to stay in shape during your stay at Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver. In addition to the lap pool, the hotel has a fitness area with plenty of cardio equipment and free weights as well as indoor squash courts.
Diva at the Met is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is on the pricey side, but the three-course table d’hôte menu is reasonably priced (stop by for a power lunch for $29 per person or a more leisurely dinner for $45).
Catch the early happy hour at Diva at the Met from 3pm to 6pm, where you can enjoy cocktails like the Vancouver Iced Tea (made with Jim Beam whiskey, amaretto, green tea, and apple cider). If you're more of a late-night drinker, no worries—happy hour starts again at 9:30pm, so feel free to stop by for a nightcap.
The Met offers valet parking, but with a location right in the center of downtown, you can easily get around on foot or take advantage of the ample public transportation opportunities (Waterfront Station, which has access to SkyTrain, the West Coast Express train, and the SeaBus ferry, is a quick 7-minute walk away).
If you're in a rush in the morning, grab a coffee and pastry to go at Bel Café (2-minute walk). For an affordable lunch, grab a bowl of noodles at Ramen Gojiro (5-minute walk), then enjoy a more upscale dinner at Black + Blue (8-minute walk), where you can enjoy some of the best steaks in the city.
Stop by Moose’s Down Under (4-minute walk), for a laid-back atmosphere and an impressive beer menu (including a variety of beers from—you guessed it—down under). If you're more in the mood for a cocktail, head to Blackbird Public House (2-minute walk), which has an excellent selection of whiskey cocktails, including the Coco Cafe, which mixes whiskey with coconut water, cold brew coffee, mint, simple syrup, and bitters.