COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
What We Love
- Phenomenal Traymore restaurant serves flavorful dishes (try the pan-seared halibut with artichokes and fava beans)
- Award-winning COMO Shambhala holistic brand found in restaurant and spa
- Rooftop hydrotherapy pool with sweeping views of Miami Beach
What To Know
- City Rooms face two adjacent buildings, while Metropolitan Rooms overlook the city and Intracoastal Waterway
- The hotel also owns a private boat dock
- A $30 (plus tax) resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In March 2014, the Metropolitan by COMO opened in Miami Beach as the first U.S. property from the renowned group. Located just a few blocks from South Beach’s trendy shopping, dining and nightlife spots, the 74-room boutique hotel occupies a building from 1939, and the original name, the Traymore, remains etched into the colorful stone floor. The lobby maintains elements of a bygone era, with stately columns and artistic handrails that lead to the elegant restaurant and bar.
Bed and Bath
The 74 guestrooms mirror the hotel’s Art Deco style, painted pastel green and with contemporary decor elements from Italian designer Paola Navone. City Rooms are 330 square feet and feature amenities such as espresso makers, health-conscious snacks and 42-inch flat-screen TVs, while higher-category rooms have balconies and views of the Intracoastal Waterway or Atlantic Ocean. The bathrooms have tiled rainfall showers, robes, slippers and signature COMO Shambhala bath products.
The rooftop of the Metropolitan by COMO offers a hydrotherapy pool with relaxation beds that overlook the beach. Guests also have access to the 24-hour fitness area and steam room, which offers playful spa shower settings. COMO Shambhala Urban Escape is the hotel’s luxury spa; it uses its own nature-infused product line and features treatment rooms with ocean views and balconies and an open-air terrace. On the ground level guests can also lounge in the private pool area, which offers beach access and poolside dining. The Traymore restaurant serves outstanding cuisine from chef Jonathan Lane, such as pan-seared halibut with artichokes and fava beans, and roasted young chicken with leeks and spring peas. Guests can also order off the COMO Shambhala menu for healthy, locally produced items and nutrient-rich raw dishes and juices.
In the Area
A bike rental kiosk is just steps from the patio, and it offers a convenient, enjoyable way to explore the area; there’s a tourism office next to the hotel that can provide ideas about where to ride. For local culture, head a few blocks south to the Miami Ballet and the Bass Museum of Art, which features special events including live jazz in the evenings. Also nearby is the Lincoln Road Mall, a vast outdoor walkway lined with restaurants, bars and plenty of shopping and people-watching opportunities. For adventure seekers, Sky Banditz offers kiteboarding lessons that launch right behind the hotel, as well as paddleboard rentals for those interested in a more relaxing water activity.
How to Get There
This hotel has a calm, relaxing feel and has a great location. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. We were disappointed to find on arrival that the rooftop pool is currently closed as there was no mention of this when we booked. However there is another outdoor pool adjacent to the beach which was very nice, with plenty of sun loungers, cabanas and a small bar. There were also iced water coolers both at the pool and beach, which was a welcome touch. The sun loungers by the pool did look rather mouldy once the cushions were removed and the hotel should think of replacing them for next year. Our bedroom was very comfortable, although the original black and white patterned tiled floor was not to my taste. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioning worked well. The room had all the facilities you would expect including a nespresso machine, fridge/mini bar and safe. Strangely there were no cups or mugs for coffee, but we were able to get some from the bar. We requested a kettle as we like to make tea and this was delivered to the room very quickly. The bathroom was very spacious with a large rainfall shower. There was a turn down service in the early evening and complimentary bottled water was provided. We enjoyed the cocktails at happy hour and it was pleasant sitting on the outdoor terrace. The staff at the reception, pool and beach were all lovely. The cleaning staff did a fantastic job and the rooms and public areas were very clean. We had a late flight on our check out day and we were able to use the spa changing facility to shower and change before leaving. The hotel is in a convenient location, within walking distance of the Lincoln Road area where there are many shops and restaurants and just seconds from the beautiful beach. As others have mentioned, there is construction work going on next door which is unsightly and noisy at times, but we were told this is due to finish soon.
COMO Metropolitan (the former Traymore Hotel est. 1939) is a beautifully appointed boutique hotel on Miami Beach. Rooms are not huge but tastefully done and have an awesome waterfall shower. Infiniti pool is gorgeous and the property has some nice outdoor seating for breakfast, dinner, cocktails or whatever. Hotel offers happy hour every day 4-7pm and during summer also hosts “rose Thursday’s” with small bites and live jazz which was great! The service and hotel staff were outstanding - so friendly and attentive. Special shout-outs to Renic at the front desk, Sergio/bell cap, Marco and Patricia at the pool bar and Juan at the restaurant bar. Breakfasts are delicious (and filling)! The only downside is the apartment building construction noise next door, which at times was really loud. But that’s the reality of the entire Miami Beach strip due to all the new construction and renovations. I highly recommend COMO Metropolitan if you’re looking for a small, upscale hotel for a special getaway.
We are very disappointed with our experience at COMO. We paid for an ocean-view hotel room, but were given a city view room. We paid for breakfast to be included, but still got charged for breakfast. We were also charged a resort fee of $30.00 per day, which seemed steep, as we were not aware of these charges till seeing our final bill. It seemed deceptive and would not recommend staying here.