Suite of the Moment: COMO Metropolitan Hotel, Miami Beach


A splendid example of Art Deco luxury design in South Beach

The OceanView Suite at COMO Metropolitan Hotel in Miami Beach will start a series of suites resp. rooms having a lasting impression on me, be it resulting from the design, the style, the furnishing, the grandeur, the view, the location or – best case – from all together. The posts will be published in loose sequence – depending on the experiences I made and
on my time budget. I plan to take a quick glance at the hotel in question and then to dwell on the accommodation in some details.

The hotel at a glance

My husband and I stayed at the COMO Metropolitan Hotel in South Beach Miami on our trip from New York City to New Orleans by plane and then to Miami by car, see my corresponding post. We had already known the COMO hotel group from two stays at another place, which were great. And in Florida we enjoyed the experience at the Metropolitan very much too.
The hotel is located at South Beach, known as a nightlife hotspot. However, the hotel is situated at the frontier of South Beach and Mid-Beach, a bit removed from the hip clubs and resorts in a quiet residential stretch of beachfront. You will not find pool parties and loud music here but a calm and relaxing environment perfect for a serene escape.
The Metropolitan underwent an extensive renovation. The 1920’s Art Deco building got a new fresh look without losing its period charm. Its interiors were styled by Italian designer Paola Navone and this in a contemporary and in some parts, especially the rooms, minimalist way.

The public areas just as the lobby and restaurant/bar are gorgeous. They are modern but have at the same time some pompous details just as the stately columns dividing the ground floor in two parts. When entering the building you find the sleek Traymore Bar on one side and the Traymore Restaurant on the other one. Stylish high-backed seats separate it from the rest of the room.

The Ocean View Suite in detail

The first thing that catches your attention when entering the spacious Ocean View Suite (73 sqm) on the 7th floor is the rooms’ color scheme. Light peppermint green is combined with shades of grey and in addition there is a lot of white and shining chrome. Together with the black and white speckled floor it is quite a sight, especially if you are in favor of minimalist decor. Geometric patterns, a simple bed and other clean-lined furniture complete the picture.
There are two bathrooms, all in grey, white and chrome. The smaller one has a large vanity, shelves and a toilet.
The main bathroom is oversized, featuring a dual vanity and a semi-separate toilet and bidet.
There is a spacious shower with an adjoining deep soaking tub, which is really a unique feature, at least I have never encountered such an two-in-one concept.
The dimensions are generous, you never feel cramped when using the facilities.

And of course there are the views, after all it is an Ocean View Suite. Here when looking to the south,
to the north
and straight ahead plus a closer look to the pool.
Speaking of which, there is also a different view of the pool from the side of the beach.
And to give the whole picture of this great hotel, here also a photo of the restaurant at dinner time and two dishes we had, once a refined dessert and the other time one of the many fantastic breakfast items on the menu.

All this added up to making our stay a memorable one. Also the staff did its best to give us satisfaction, maybe with one exception but this is not the subject of this post. After all, I wanted to share with you our great suite first and foremost.

Date of stay: April 2016

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