American Express has been expanding its Centurion Lounge collection in the USA. One of the highlights is the American Express Centurion Lounge in Miami.
Here’s our review of the Amex Lounge in Miami International Airport.
Centurion Lounge Miami Airport Location
Miami’s Amex Centurion Lounge is in Concourse D, not too far from Gate D12. You will have to take the elevator from the concourse to the fourth floor to get to the main lounge.
Miami airport can be a little frustrating, as you may have to go in and out of security if you want check out different areas of the airport.
For example, if you are shopping or eating in one concourse, you may need to re-enter security if your flight departs from another concourse.
Check the Miami Airport map for more information.
Accessing Miami Amex Centurion Lounge
Access to any Centurion Lounge is complimentary for Amex Platinum Card and Centurion Members. You will have to show them your physical Amex Platinum credit card, same day confirmed boarding pass, and an ID.
Each Amex Platinum Cardholder can bring up to two guests with them.
Centurion Lounges are a very popular lounge for premium passengers, and at various points in the day it can be very crowded. As a result, Centurion Lounge sometimes limits access within 3 hours of boarding pass departure time.
Checking in was easy for us, and the friendly staff checked our credentials in quickly manner.
Centurion Lounge Miami hours are 5 am to 11 pm.
Food and Drink at Miami Centurion Lounge
We arrived at Miami Centurion Lounge in mid afternoon for lunch. As at other Amex Centurion Lounges, a local chef highlights the region’s flavor in his or her menus.
Local chef, Michelle Bernstein, is in charge of the menu at Miami’s Centurion Lounge.
Food at MIA Centurion Lounge
Here are some of the menu items that were available during our visit:
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Harissa Chicken
- Side dishes of Asparagus with Lemon Zest, Lemon Couscous
- Vanilla Pudding (highly recommended!)
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Snacks, such as butter cookies are available at the hot beverage stations.
Drinks at the Miami Amex Centurion Lounge
The main bar serves alcohol, of course. One thing we like about Centurion’s drink selection is that they always have interesting specialty cocktails. They’re available from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Examples of specialty drinks at Miami’s American Express Centurion Lounge:
- Rum and Choke (that’s not a misspelling!)
- Cherry-Almond Star
- Hebridean Hello
- 305 Special
- Key Lime Gimlet
- Journey Maker
Wine and beer selection can be chosen from the rack display next to the bar. You can get the standard beer, such as Budweiser, O’Doul’s and Stella Artois.
For beer snobs like Michael, they offer craft beer of Blue Point Toasted Lager and Goose 312 Wheat Ale.
Wine and bubble can choose no less than 10 kinds of bottles to enjoy.
If you opt for non-alcoholic drink, you’re covered as well:
- Peach-Mango Iced Tea, Unsweetened
- La Minita Regular Coffee
- Twinings Large Leaf Collection
and a standard espresso machines for lattes, shots or cappuccinos.
Amenities at Centurion Lounge Miami
The Centurion Lounge Spa is one of the perks that you can request in Miami. The complimentary 15-minute chair massage or express manicures from the Exhale Mind and Body Spa are great treats you can enjoy on your layover.
Appointments are on a first-come first-served basis, so we would recommend putting your name on the spa list the minute you get there.
Here are some of Centurion Lounge Miami Spa Services:
- Flow Chair Massage
- Deep Tissue Chair Massage
- Fusion Chair Massage
- Perfectly Polished Hands
- Perfectly Groomed Hands
The Miami Centurion Lounge Spa is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tipping is always welcomes if you use Miami Centurion Lounge’s Spa Services.
There is a shower inside the Miami Centurion Lounge – but only one. If you’re craving a shower before you hop onto your next flight, or after a long flight, you will have to ask the front desk to add you in the waiting list.
There’s a dedicated children’s room inside the Miami Centurion Lounge, with basic entertainment, like kids toys, TV program, and nursing chairs for families with young children.
Parents will love that this is a separate room, so if you have kids who need a distraction, this is a great amenity for you!
It’s crowded sometimes!
During peak hours, the Miami Airport Centurion Lounge can get over-crowded. This has become a problem, in our opinion, with a lot of lounges. It used to be that lounge access was pretty exclusive, but with credit card access, along with options like Priority Pass, they’re getting more and more crowded.
We don’t think that’s a huge problem though. They might be getting crowded, but they’re no longer exclusively for wealthier travelers. We think that’s a good thing and we also think lounges will adjust.
Seating areas at Amex Miami lounge
When you have a crowded lounge, it can be very difficult to find an empty spot inside the main area. However, we discovered that there’s a hallway to the left of the main front desk that wasn’t nearly as crowded – like, almost no one was there!
You can find empty sofas and chairs, along with a small hot drink station and cookies, in this “hidden” hallway.
Keep in mind though, if you want hot food, you’ll have to go to the main area, get it, and bring it back.
It is definitely much quieter and less crowded though, so it’s worth it, in our opinion!
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Other Centurion Lounge Reviews
We’ve visited a few other Amex Centurion Lounges around the United States and the world. Overall, it is a great system of airport business lounges.
Here are some other reviews:
- Mexico City Centurion Club
- Philadelphia Centurion Lounge
- San Francisco Centurion Lounge
- Seattle Centurion Lounge
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Halef moved from Indonesia to the US nearly two decades ago to go to college here. He hasn’t looked back. He’s been to over forty countries and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. He’s a Landscape Architect in Atlanta, GA.
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