The Spot: COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
The COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach occupies an authentic pre-war Art Deco building, originally designed in 1939 by the celebrated American-born architect, Albert Anis. The nine-floor boutique property consists of 74 guestrooms and views of both the ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. This essential Miami experience delivers the perfect blend of rest and revelry, urban modernity and period charm by way of light-filled rooms and leading-edge designs.
We stayed in a Lake View suite – a sun-drenched by day, sexy by night – one-bedroom that offers a separate living room and bedroom with king bed. We felt spoiled by the rainshower and soaking tub, which you typically don’t find in many boutique city properties.
We dined at the Traymore Restaurant, which focuses on seafood and the local flavors of Florida. We chose our meals from the COMO Shambhala menu which features farm fresh, healthful fare that is mainly vegetarian/vegan. Some favorites included a flax bread topped with avocado, tomato, fresh sprouts and olive oil and a vegan pizza topped with delicious veggies, which the chef customized to accommodate our dietary preferences.
The best spot on the property complete with plush cabana beds, poolside bar and a hammock for those mid-day musings. The pool area is enclosed, so it creates a serene atmosphere away from the bustle of the boardwalk. The beach is a skip away, so you can easily hop from the sea back to the bar for a bite. Being a health-conscious traveler, I eyed the berry smoothie bolstered with coconut yogurt and local honey.
Service and Staff:
They say it’s the people that make a place and here the staff certainly makes your stay pleasant. A little kindness and attention go a long way and we felt the love from the moment we walked through the doors. Thanks COMO.