Statistics confirm that people who always sleep at home are more likely to encounter renegade appliances and are less likely to encounter butlers bearing kegs of caviar. Even your odds with today's Groupon: for $120, you get a one-night-stay package, including truffles and a bottle of wine, at Hotel Metro downtown (a $255.60 value, including HST).
Hotel Metro's boutique amenities regale guests with 20 luxurious rooms, plus a spa and pamper-ready room services. The package adorns boarders with a one-night stay in a marvellous king, marvellous queen, or top-floor king loft suite (a $179 value), greeting travellers with truffles (a $25 value) and a bottle-size swimming pool of red or white wine (a $25 value). Lounge on Vera Wang king- or queen-size mattresses against vintage floral wallpaper and exposed brick walls dated to 1892 (loft suites only) as a 37-inch flat-screen TV competes with the hotel's downtown window views. Bathrooms brim with Aveda toiletries and 100 per cent cotton bathrobes, and a rainfall shower indulges dreams of washing outdoors without bathside competition from territorial birds. An iPod alarm clock radio can be set to pump victory anthems at dawn, instilling guests with the morning gumption to brew a mug of in-room Starbucks coffee and enjoy complimentary wireless Internet.
Guests can sate appetites at the adjacent Braise Food & Wine, a 126-seat restaurant that serves epicurean sonnets with its casual fine dining, bar, and lounge. Hotel Metro places patrons in the centre of downtown entertainment and attractions, including local art galleries, performance centres, cathedrals, town-crier screaming matches, The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, and Labatt Brewery.