“Contemporary take on an Art Deco classic, with an Asian spa, seafood restaurant, cool pool and almost private beach”
Reached via rather industrial, dark corridors and heavy grey doors, the 74 rooms and suites are conversely flooded with light. Ultra-designed down to the last pen by Paola Navone, they take their palette of dove grey, white and peppermint green from the original lobby terrazza floors. You’ll find those cool floors echoed in the bedrooms, along with creative details such as fluted walls and white button-back leather cupboard doors. While the seating isn’t the sort you’d flop into, the kingsize bed certainly is. We had a blissfully sound night’s sleep.
Our Metropolitan Room had a view of the Intracoastal Waterway, but the prize rooms are, of course, the sun-filled Ocean View rooms and suites, which are more like apartments, some with separate living rooms, some with balconies. Twin rooms are available on request.
For full details of the different Room Types, see Rates.
You're in for a treat at The Traymore. By day, it’s informal and bright, with a sense of the outdoors filtering through the Venetian blinds; by night it’s more glam and artily lit. Down one side is a long cocktail bar where you can kick off with a speciality gin-based aperitif, choosing from 40 hand-crafted gins and house tonics.
Menus brim with irresistible dishes using the best local ingredients, with the emphasis on seafood. We tucked into crisp-fried cod with celeriac remoulade, and a fragrant seafood stew with tomatoes, fennel and feta, every mouthful bursting with individual flavours. The desserts are works of art - we loved the sesame tuille with passion-fruit cream, mango and mango sorbet, and a featherlight orange chocolate mousse with crunchy feuilletine and blood orange sorbet.
As for breakfast - an exquisite feast awaits at the bar, with tropical fruits and berries, dainty yoghurt pots, the best granola ever, and melt-in-the-mouth pastries.
For a change of scene, take a culinary tour through Miami’s ethnic cuisines, sampling Cuban, Latin, Greek, Spanish and Thai at nearby restaurants; reception can advise.
The hotel has baby cots or rollaway beds, interconnecting rooms and babysitters. There are kids’ menus and children under 12 eat half-price. Nevertheless, the Metropolitan feels like an adult environment. It's most suitable for pre-toddlers (too many hard floors and edges for little ones) and beach-loving children aged around 7 to 11; teenagers would most likely prefer to be in the midst of the action of South Beach.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years)
All rooms can fit a baby cot. The Suites can fit 1 rollaway bed.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking