Situated opposite Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space in Tokyo's Toshima neighborhood and shopping district, Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo is 1 block from Ikebukuro Station. Tokyo International Airport is a 60-minute drive away.
Pros: I like that they have bus service to and from both Tokyo airports (Haneda and Narita). This is very convenient. I also like that it's very close to the train station. Very convenient location overall and rooms are very nice and clean.
The Location Is the Real Draw HerePros: The location was exceptional. Incredibly centered and in a quiet section of Ikebukuro where you could truly get anywhere in a short time. Anyone with a JR Rail Pass will really benefit if you can get a spot here. The hotel otherwise is a little smaller than what the pictures on the website allude, but its not a big deal if you are out and about travelling. Cons: The concierge and the front desk left a lot to be desired. Don't bother asking them for much help unless its something fairly simple.
Great locationPros: Close to train station
Good staff service
Great location, clean rooms, fantastic servicePros: Excellent hotel with excellent service. Only after I had checked-out and arrived at the airport over an hour away did I realize I inadvertently left some very important items in my room. The staff at the hotel was extremely patient, kind, and went out of their way to send the items to us via their airport bus service at no cost to us. If not for housekeeping, the front desk, and guest relations coordinating the delivery and finding people that spoke our language to communicate with us, as well as the airport's helpful staff watching out for the right bus for us, we would have been lost. Special thanks to Mayumi Okuma-san. That's what I call superior service. I will always be grateful and will definitely stay at this hotel whenever I am in Tokyo.Cons: Free in-room wi-fi would have been a nice touch for the hotel because every other hotel we have stayed at in Tokyo and other major cities offer it for free, but the 500 yen per stay is still tolerable.
Pros: Amazing customer service.
Pros: Location highly convenient with train station located only minutes away. Lots of shopping in Ikebukuro.
Hotel employees very accommodating and highly professional.
Overpriced, skip the breakfastPros: The rooms are clean, the place is fine, the service is great. They don't skip a beat. The room safe is really convenient.Cons: Here's the thing, I stay in Tokyo a few times a year. The prices here are expensive for rooms this small. As for the breakfast, it's catered to Japanese travelers with food that I really can't put down in the morning. No whole wheat bread, no espresso coffee, not enough fresh fruit.