by Lissa Poirot
A boutique hotel on Miami Beach, this hotel features the rooftop COMO Shambhala Urban Escape with pool, juice bar, yoga terrace and four treatment rooms. The hotel features poolside dining and a restaurant on the main level. Families will enjoy babysitting services available, DVD players in the rooms, and Wi-Fi. The hotel’s 74 rooms are contemporarily paired with Miami’s Art Deco style. Ocean View Suites provide a separate bedroom and living space and 1.5 bathrooms, while the COMO Suite penthouse also includes a kitchenette and dining area, and can be connected to two guestrooms to create a two- to three-bedroom suite.
Our Editor Loves
- Rooftop pool
- Babysitting services
by Gillian L
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.