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Miami Hotels

The Standard Miami Beach

  • 40 Island Ave. Map It
  • Belle Isle
  • Clubby Atmosphere

Pros

  • Free bike and kayak rentals
  • Swank pool scene
  • Great spa
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Slight trek to South Beach
  • Small rooms with no views

Updated 05/09/2014

Fodor's Review

An extension of André Balazs's trendy and hip yet budget-conscious hotel chain, the shabby-chic Standard is a mile from South Beach on an island just over the Venetian Causeway and boasts one of South Florida's most renowned spas and hottest pool scenes. The message: we'll do what we please, and the cool kids will follow. The scene attracts trendy 30- and 40-year-olds interested in the hotel's many "do-it-yourself" spa activities, including mud bathing, scrubbing with

sea salts, soaking in hot or arctic-cold waters, and yoga. An 8-foot, 103-degree cascade into a Roman hot tub is typical of the handful of adult pleasures spread around the pool deck. The informal Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grille overlooks the bay's Mediterranean-style mansions and the cigarette boats that float past. You can also go kayaking around the island. On the hotel facade you'll see the monumental signage of a bygone occupant, the Lido Spa Hotel, and the much smaller sign of its current occupant, hung, with a wink, upside down. The rooms are small and simple, though they have thoughtful touches like a picnic basket and embroidered fabric covers for the small flat-screen TVs. First-floor rooms have outdoor soaking tubs but very limited privacy, so few take that plunge.

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Hotel Information

Address:

40 Island Ave., Miami, Florida, 33139, United States

Map It

Phone:

305-673–1717

Hotel Details:

  • 104 rooms, 1 suite
  • No meals

Updated 05/09/2014

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