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Centurion Lounge Miami: Review

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Centurion Lounge Miami: Review

After not “LIV’ing it up in Miami at the Royal Palm, having a fun ride down in my broken business class seat, and sweating through basically everything I touched, it was time to go back home to LA. I was flying home on a retrofit 767 and really thought I had a chance for an upgrade when I first bought the ticket. However, as the day drew nearer the flight filled up and reality set it – I’d be sitting in economy. So I was very thankful that I had the posh Centurion Lounge Miami to check out and grab some breakfast.

Location:

  • Near D12
  • Upstairs
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terminal map
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location

Check In:

Who can enter:

  • American Express Platinum and Centurion card holders + 2 guests
    • Additional cardholders are also given this perk
  • American Expresss cardholders for a fee of $50 based on space availability.

Check in was very easy. It was so early in the morning that very few people were even awake…in the world. I’m sure of it. This was my first time in the lounge and it was pretty cool having most of it to ourselves. By the time we were done taking our little personal tour, people were starting to enter the lounge.

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Immediately to the left there are some lockers and seating

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lockers
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showers, but someone was in it at like 530am. probably a ghost
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seating
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seating and notepads
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more seating

There was a notepad to write down directions of how to get back

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notepad
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more seating

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And then some refreshments cause I’m pretty sure we were in Boca Raton we walked so far

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refreshment

After walking back from all the seating we made our way to the main area of the lounge.

Past the spa…which wasn’t open

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spa

And then to the left half of the main lounge area

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bathrooms
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family room
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fun big seats and on to the work area
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work area. this guy is a machine to be working at this hour.
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computer stations

Then on the other other half. The exciting half with the food and bar

As you can see people have started to filter into the lounge. Apparently everyone heard Miles the Monkey was doing a review and they came by the hoards to meet him.

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please let me relax in peace

The Food

Hot items

  • quiche
  • potatoes
  • pita
  • tomato cheese thing ( that’s the official description…I know, right?)
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hot food

THEN THEY BROUGHT PANCAKES. OMG THEY WERE DELISH

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i think we need more potatoes
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caffeine please!
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this will do, but what will everyone else eat?

Cold dishes

  • 0% greek yogurt
  • nuts, berries, dried raisins, etc
  • fruit
  • pastries
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gnom gnom gnom
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fruit

This is how early we were. They didn’t even have the hot food out yet.

Pretty sure the only reason it hadn’t been served yet was because even the heat hadn’t woken up yet. Luckily it did, and it warmed our food up. Cahmon Heat, no wonder you lost Lebron. 😉

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food station

And finally the bar

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I would have told Miles it was too early to drink, but in Miami that’s not really the case. In fact, the clubs are open past sunrise, so I convinced him he couldn’t drink because there weren’t any boots and cats.

 

The Verdict

Very nice lounge. Amex is killing it. The Centurion Lounge Miami is no exception and I look forward to coming back at some point when everything is up and going…like the spa and maybe the bar for a specialty drink. As the footprint of lounges grows I think the value of Amex Platinum continues to rise as well, especially if you have one of these bad boys at your closest airport. Depending on how often you travel and the time of day, just the meal replacements alone could cover a couple hundred of expense throughout the year. Add in some massages, the feeling of being a BALLER, and some adult beverages… you could save the annual fee just in the lounges themselves. If you’re in the Miami airport and in Terminal D it’s well worth your time.

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