Hotel in Detail:The Hilton London Metropole is one the largest hotels in London with its 1054 modern bedrooms, suites and apartments. The large size and 24 floors affords some amazing views of the London skyline from the top levels including one of the onsite restaurants.
The bedrooms have a contemporary style with warm rich tones.
They all feature
full air conditioning, telephone with voicemail, minibar, flat screen TV with pay movies, writing desk, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, phone with voicemail, alarm clock and wireless high speed internet access.Room service is available 24 hours as is the maid service.
Sports Bar: With an Informal but buzzy atmosphere and 50 seat capacity. Modern and contemporary with an alcove area and areas with sofas and several large screen plasma televisions showing major sports events and news channels. Serves a range of drinks from beers and wines to cocktails. Also serves a snack bar menu and platters (food is served all day till 22.30). Open noon till 23.00 (from 13.00 weekends and bank holidays).
Herb N' Kitchen: Grab and go concept café serving a range of healthy options from soups to fresh salads and artisanal sandwiches. Light and contemporary restaurant where your snacks can be eaten in-room or in the lounge or indeed on the move. Ingredients are sourced from the local market. Clean lines, natural items and a rustic yet refined atmosphere are the modern elements on offer. Options include Pastries, fresh fruits, cereals, soups, salads, cakes, juices, teas and coffees.
Open 07.00 till 20.00.
Fiamma Restaurant: 322 seats. Fresh contemporary colours are the setting for this restaurant serving international cuisine with a Mediterranean flavour and theatre cooking. The menu options include fresh fish, pizzas, pastas and grills, freshly made salads and desserts.
Open for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 06:30till 22:30 (till 23.30 weekends).
The EDG Lounge and Bar: Located on the ground floor and has a capacity for 50. Here you can relax in the spacious leather sofa seats and cosy chairs. Drinks include a large range of wines and cocktails. Makes an ideal meeting place for friends or colleagues with coffee served in the mornings, snacks at lunchtime and tea served in the afternoon.
The bar (30 foot long) is open to the general public as well as to Metropole hotel guests but is guests only from 23.00 till 02.00. Also serves light meals and snacks. Opens at 10.00. WiFi available here.
Whisky Lounge: Sophisticated and relaxing atmosphere and serving over 70 whiskies from around the world including exclusive and rare labels. Drinks can be enjoyed along with savoury or sweet light bites. The bar has been themed along the lines of a private members club and furnished with old whisky decanter light fittings, display cabinets, and grey club chairs with hints of dark cyan and teal.
Open from 17.30.
The Hilton Metropole hotel caters very much to the business traveller with 40 meeting and conference rooms that can accommodate up to 1500 delegates. In all there is a massive 46,000 sq ft of conference area catering for up to 1500 delegates.
The hotel offers a dedicated business centre where the facilities include copy and fax, WiFi Internet access, Projector, Secretarial Services and computers.
The hotel has its own fitness room with a full range of cardio and exercise equipment and 12.5 meter heated indoor swimming pool. The onsite LivingWell Health Club also has a sauna and steam room as well as a sports shop which includes suitable clothes if needed. Open: weekdays 06:00 - 22:00, weekends: 08:00 - 20:00.
A feature of the hotel is the marble floor in the lobby. All areas of the hotel enjoy air-conditioning and are non-smoking.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Edgware Road (Bakerloo Line) 158 yards (144 metres), Railway Station: London Paddington 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 4.4 miles (7.1 km). This hotel boasts 5 tube stations with a half mile radius (0.8 km). The Hilton London Metropole Hotel is located on the Edgware Road (a busy main road) on the Northern edge of central London. This is the Northern end of the half mile section of the Edgware Road which runs from Marble Arch up to the Western Avenue A40 flyover (the Westway). At the Marble Arch end the road is full of shops, boutiques and restaurants geared towards the Middle Eastern visitor. At the North end the type of shops become more conventional and include a major supermarket. To the West of the hotel is just 0.4 miles from Paddington Station from where you can catch the Heathrow Express non-stop train service to Heathrow Airport. To the North of the hotel are residential areas such as Maida Vale and St Johns Wood. To the East is the area of Marylebone which has a popular High Street, not surprisingly named Marylebone High Street. Other nearby attractions and landmarks include the Alexandra Fleming laboratory (0.2 miles), Hyde Park (0.4 miles), Oxford Street (0.6 miles), Lords Cricket Ground and MCC Museum (0.6 miles), Madame Tussauds (0.7 miles), Wallace Collection (0.7 miles) and the Abbey Road Studios (1 mile).
Historical Note: The Hilton is not the same hotel as the 1886 Metropole Hotel which is now the Corinthia Hotel.
Parking: 170 spaces in underground car park (charges apply)
Room Numbers: 1059 / 24 floors
Check-in: 16.00 (4 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 (noon)
Parking:Public parking is available on site and costs £35 per day.
Internet:Wireless internet access in bedrooms charged at £12.99 per 24 hours. WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
More hotels from this chainAssuming your only interested in the Hilton chain your choices nearby include:
Hilton Paddington Hotel: is 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 81% and rates start from about £144.
Hilton Hyde park: is 1.0 miles (1.5 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 80% and base rates begin at about £140.
Hilton Hotel London Park Lane: 1.3 miles (2.1 km), rated at 79% and with rates from around £194.
Hilton Green Park: 1.4 miles (2.3 km), rated at 71% and with rates from around £142.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 74% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 83%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Hilton Hotels across the chain average 81% so this hotel is below the average guest rating for Hilton hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 631st from 861 London hotels, 26th of 29 Hilton Hotels, and 278th of 325 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.3 miles, 0.5 km) would be the 4 star Hilton Paddington Hotel, with rates that start from about £144 and which has an 81% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Shaftesbury Premier Paddington. 0.4 miles away (0.7 km), has scored 71% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £76 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 4 Star Hotel Indigo London Paddington may be one too look at. The Hotel Indigo London Paddington is only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (225 Edgware Road, W2 postcode) that we list cover a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 5 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 19 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 17 three star hotels (average rating 71%), 8 two star hotels (average rating 65%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 62%). Top 4 star hotel is Montagu Place Hotel at 91%. Overall the best rated hotel is The Arch Hotel (5 star) at 98%.
Base Rates: A look at how hotels compare for starting rates (base rates). These published rates are long term rates so do not take account of special deals and offers.
Of the 50 local hotels we have base rate data for 49 of them. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £104 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £38 at St George Hotel/Hostel (1 Star, 62%) while the highest base rates are £294 at Landmark London Hotel (5 Star, 90%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £228, Four Star average: £120, Three Star average: £68, Two Star average: £56 and One Star average: £38.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Hilton Metropole 26th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 16th for the 19 four star hotels in the area. 36th of 49 (11th of 19 four star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 44th of 47 when judging value for money (The Arch Hotel was top).
Background:The Hilton Metropole is the largest business hotel in the UK and the second largest in Europe as a whole.
Bought by Property investor Henderson Park as package along with the Hilton Birmingham Metropole for £500 million pounds in August 2017.
In 2013 became the first hotel in the UK Hilton chain to receive an upgrade to the new style lobby. The Hilton aim is for smartly designed and functionally relevant lobby spaces, for guests and locals to work, socialise and enjoy. The revamp cost £6 million pounds. Completed in two phases and designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson. The first phase included a new lobby bar and Whisky Lounge with a 20 foot bar. Phases two included two double-height entrance glass doors and an increase in room capacity by 4.with 354 of the largest Double-Double rooms in London at that time.
In May 2012 completed a £2.3 million complete transformation of the bedrooms in its Conference Wing
In May 2012 completed a £2.3 million complete transformation of the bedrooms in its Conference Wing
At the end of November 2006 the hotel was sold to the Tonstate real estate Group for £417 million. The deal also included the Birmingham Metropole. The hotel retains its Hilton branding and management while Tonstate take over the work of renovations.
London Hotel Awards:
Cvent 50 best meeting hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa 2017: 6th
Business Destinations Travel Awards 2010: Best Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events Hotel
C&IT Reader Awards 2008: '2nd Best UK C&E venue'
Visit London 2005: Silver award for best business hotel
Note: There is a lot of confusion between this hotel and the similarly named Metropolitan hotel on Park Lane.