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The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

40 Island Ave. | Miami Beach, FL 33139-1355  [SEE MAP]Miami Beach, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

On-site bar serves excellent cocktails, according to past guests
Some spa amenities are currently unavailable
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach certainly looks pretty: Rooms welcome guests with stocked minibars, Wi-Fi access (which the daily $29.99 resort fee covers) and rain showers. But for a change of scenery, make your way to the hotel's spa suites and mud lounge (the only spa facilities available until the full spa complex completes renovations in spring 2021) for some R&R. Considering rooms at this hotel can rise higher than $1,000 a night, many say this spa resort is not worth the money. Still, if you do decide to stay here, you'll have access to the hotel's waterfront infinity pool, as well as the organic Mediterranean fare served at the on-site Lido Bayside Grill. If you're looking to imbibe in true Miami Beach, Florida, fashion, plan on spending an evening at The Lido's bar and lounge; it may not be as lively as South Beach's bars, but travelers say the drinks are tasty. There's also a juice cafe if you're looking for something light by the pool. You'll find The Standard about a mile west of central Miami Beach along the skinny Venetian Causeway on Belle Isle.
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Location
Miami Beach, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 100 rooms
Primary View
Bay
Style
Modern

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

Condé Nast Traveler

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This 1960s Morris Lapidus-designed motel has been transformed into the most innovative new hostelry in South Florida. Creator and part-owner Andre Balazs' research into European spas is apparent here, as this water park-for-sophisticates is built around communal spa activities, rather than the solitary treatments that are the mainstay of US hotels and resorts. (Coed activities include lolls in the 90-degree hammam, birch leaf-brushing in the cedar sauna, or DIY-body painting outdoors in the bayside mud lounge.)

Travel + Leisure

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The Standard, in its own twisted fashion, actually honors the unhinged history of mid-century Miami Beach. ... A decidedly personal vision reigns in the public areas, with the usual Modernist suspects – Aalto tea trolleys, vintage Danish furniture, Arne Jacobsen sconces from an old SAS hotel in Stockholm – counterpointed by riskier propositions such as beanbag coffee tables and a Hans Hopfer denim sectional sofa that sprawls out like an errant amoeba.

Fodor's

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An extension of André Balazs's trendy and hip – yet budget-conscious – brand, this shabby-chic boutique spa hotel is a mile from South Beach on an island just over the Venetian Causeway and boasts one of South Florida's most renowned spas, trendiest bars, and hottest pool scenes. The message: we'll do what we please, and the cool kids will follow.

Frommer's

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Slightly off the beaten track on a small, condo-crammed island linked to South Beach by the Venetian Causeway, hotshot hotelier André Balazs rescued the decrepit 1950s Lido Spa and in 2005 transformed it into an adults-only boutique oasis whose spa facilities and services are very much the star of the show, with the longest list in town of wellness treatments and dozens of sundry activities and classes focusing on fitness, meditation, and beyond.

Oyster.com

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The Standard Miami is a hip, four-pearl spa hotel with 100 rooms located on Belle Isle, between downtown Miami and South Beach. The centerpiece is the hotel's famous spa, which features hydrotherapy baths, a mud room, and a Turkish hammam, and though some of the retro-inspired rooms feature perks like wrap-around decks with private soaking tubs, many are compact and could use a little TLC.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2513 have reviewed the The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2513 reviews 4.5 (based on 2513 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The property's standard guest rooms are small in size at 230 square feet. However, they are outfitted with creature comforts like queen-sized beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and down pillows, plus stocked minibars, flat-screen TVs and rain showers. Room views are of the property, a garden or Biscayne Bay.
  • Daily resort fee covers in-room Wi-Fi access
  • Claw-foot bathtub available in Bay View Suite
Nightly resort fee$29.99

Standard room size230 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is located on Belle Isle near Miami Beach's South Beach. The property is designed to allow guests to relax and provides a quieter atmosphere than properties in the heart of the area's party scene. A limited number of shops and restaurants can be reached on foot from the property.
  • Downtown Miami Beach sits a mile away
  • About 10 miles east of Miami International Airport; Roughly 25 miles south of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($44)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Standard's main restaurant is The Lido Bayside Grill, which features organic Mediterranean cuisine and weekday happy hour specials. Other casual options include the Juice Café & Terrace and the Lido Bar and Lounge.
  • Pingpong tables available at the Lido Bar and Lounge
  • The Lido Bayside Grill is open daily between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Lobby occasionally hosts special events, such as film screenings, bingo and readings

Number of restaurants1

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The property's main pool features an infinity-edge design, an underwater jet therapy system and ozonated water to help guests relax. The pool overlooks the bay. Additional wet facilities will be available when the on-site spa reopens.
  • Lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas surround the pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

Although the main spa facility is currently closed for renovations, guests can enjoy treatments in private spa suites or the mud lounge. Additional amenities, including bay-facing soaking tubs, an Arctic plunge pool and a Roman waterfall hot tub, will be available when the updated spa reopens in spring 2021.
  • In-room treatments can be arranged for a fee

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The Standard is an adults-only hotel.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    The fitness center, which is located on the second floor, is currently closed for refurbishment. However, several smaller fitness rooms with Peloton bikes, treadmills and weights are available for guest use. Visitors can also sign up for fee-based yoga classes or rent water sports equipment like paddleboards and water bikes.
    • Health coaching sessions can be arranged for a fee
    • Yoga classes take place at property's sunrise yoga dock
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    For meetings and events, The Standard offers two docks, The Lido Bayside Grill's dining room, the lobby and attached terrace, a garden area and a suite. Keep in mind, though, that there are no business center and traditional meeting rooms on-site.
    • Audiovisual equipment
    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Wedding

    While The Standard doesn't exactly scream "ideal for weddings," weddings can be held in the hotel's outdoor venues. Most of the outdoor event spaces provide breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay.
    • Depending on the event space selected, the maximum seating capacity is 60 people reception-style
    • Event space coordinators

    Maximum wedding guest capacity60

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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