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Our score: 4.4/5.0

COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach

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Daily breakfast for two
To be taken in the restaurant
Room upgrade upon arrival
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US$100 for spa services or food & beverage to be used during your stay
Early check-in / Late check-out
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Complimentary Wi-Fi

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  • Lead-in rooms are small; book a higher category for more space
  • Ideal hotel for those who want South Beach without the beach/pool party scene
  • To use the spa during your visit, book well in advance. It's very popular
Arrival experience

The approach down the small tree-lined driveway to the hotel made me feel like I was arriving at a film star’s villa circa 1940: there is not really anything that screams ‘hotel’ from the start. It’s very low key but from the moment that the car came to a halt, the impeccable service kicked off. My bags were whisked inside and I was escorted directly to the front desk where I was introduced and from then on, I was always greeted by name by all of the staff.

The lobby is the main focus of the hotel as soon as you walk through the door. All white with accent shades of grey, it is almost like a large reception room filled with comfy sofas and banquette seating. Magnificent columns create a focal point.

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Rooms and suites

I was in the lead-in room category and although nicely furnished, the room was fairly small, around 350 ft² (32 m²) in size. Minimally furnished, the room looked bigger than it was. The bed was very comfortable. Several rooms offer balconies should that option appeal.

Like the lobby, the decor is predominantly white with accents of grey. I loved the leather coated wardrobes, also in white, which were lit very impressively at night time to give the room a lovely glow.

The technology in the room is functional, but do note that all sockets are set to power down when you are not in the room, something I didn’t know until it was too late and I returned to my room to find my laptop battery dead. I later learned that there is a socket in the desk where I could charge my stuff, the only socket in the room that doesn’t have the eco-feature. The WiFi worked very well in the hotel but I could not find any USB sockets in my room although I did notice one in the wall of one of the suites I later visited on my tour.

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The bathroom

Functional yet pretty small, there is a large walk-in shower which has a fantastic shower head. The vanity was only a single unit, but the sink was quite large although there wasn’t much space around it for my toiletries. The whole bathroom is tiled from floor to ceiling in white making it slightly clinical in style. The lighting was good, with a large, illuminated mirror above the sink. If bathtubs are important, then make sure you book a suite which has a bath.

The amenities were the beautifully scented COMO Shambhala range in 50 ml sizes bottles.

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Dining

Following the COMO philosophy of health and well-being, the breakfast offerings are fresh, delicious and plentiful: all made on the premises of course. Pastries, a variety of freshly squeezed juices, fruit, and à la carte dishes made to order are on the menu. Every day feels like a weekend here in this restaurant and breakfast is a laid back affair – no hustle and bustle here – this is all about a leisurely dining experience. The ethos at Traymore is to use organic, locally-sourced ingredients as much as possible in their menus.

During the rest of the day, the poolside restaurant serves food with a Floridian twist as well as American and Mediterranean favourites like salads, seafood, burgers and fresh pizzas from the brick oven.

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Spa and wellness

The famed COMO Shambhala spa has four treatment rooms, a yoga terrace, a relaxation terrace, and a hydrotherapy pool. Steam rooms promise a relaxing, all-round experience. The spa offers signature treatments here, utilising Guinot and Dr Hauschka brands for facials for both men and women.

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Pool and beach

The main pool of the hotel is situated beachside and is shielded on all sides by whitewashed buildings and foliage, giving bathers added privacy. There are plenty of sun-loungers and the odd cabana which can be reserved for an additional cost. The pool is not particularly noteworthy, there is no ‘wow’ factor here, but it is functional and in a great location being just behind the beach. Staff are on hand at all times.

Not so nice was the fact that the loungers were all very close together which may force camaraderie with the person in the next chair, whether you like it or not.

The beach here, accessed from the hotel grounds, isn’t as wide as some other parts of South Beach. The hotel provides full beach service, complete with sun loungers, umbrellas and the half-shell style cabanas. I noticed there were full-time staff members on attendance throughout.

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Staff and service

Service is what I would call more European in its approach, somewhat formal and gracious. Whenever I arrived back at the hotel or walked through the lobby, staff greeted me by name and were willing to stop and have a chat. They enquired whether I was enjoying my stay and whether I needed anything to make my day more special. Friendly and charming, the service was excellent and made my stay memorable.

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Guest profile

Wealthy, young professionals and a slightly older clientele looking for a hotel with incredible service, in a great location and minus the ‘party’ atmosphere. There were some families as the hotel does have a nurturing atmosphere and offers interconnecting rooms and suites suitable for parents travelling with kids.

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Departure experience

The check-out was very quick and the three staff members on the front desk all chatted to me about my experience at the property. I left thinking that the hotel most certainly lives up to its ‘boutique’ five-star status, offering top-notch, personalised service.

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General information

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    How to get here

    30 minutes by road from Miami International Airport

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    Accommodation

    53 rooms & suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi

  • Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

  • Spa

    Spa

  • Gym

    Gym

  • Restaurants

    Restaurants

  • Beach

    Beach

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