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The Standard Miami

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  • Why:Art Basel
  • When:December 5-10, 2012
  • Who:Just me
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The Standard Miami Stained glass windows in the interior restaurant.

Stained glass windows in the interior restaurant.

The Standard Miami The Back Lobby - ping pong, foosball, booze and books.

The Back Lobby - ping pong, foosball, booze and books.

The Standard Miami Bedroom. Simple, sweet, and effective.

Bedroom. Simple, sweet, and effective.

The Standard Miami Endless supply of treats in the mini bar.

Endless supply of treats in the mini bar.

The Standard Miami Outside my room, mellow hang area for private time.

Outside my room, mellow hang area for private time.

The Standard Miami

"I love the planet and I'm really not that dirty!"

The Standard Miami Entrance to the spa: a wormhole transporting <br data-src=

Entrance to the spa: a wormhole transporting
you into alpha relaxation.

The Standard Miami A classic Turkish style Hamam: a Grecian half circle layout of stone with hot coils warming you underneath.

A classic Turkish style Hamam: a Grecian half circle layout of stone with hot coils warming you underneath.

The Standard Miami The Miami skyline in all its glory. <br data-src=

The Miami skyline in all its glory.
A few minutes from the Standard's boat docks.

The Standard Miami Exterior Deck backside. A lovely place to begin your day with breakfast and the New York TImes.

Exterior Deck backside. A lovely place to begin your day with breakfast and the New York TImes.

The Standard Miami Looking out toward Lido, casual back <br data-src=

Looking out toward Lido, casual back
deck dining overlooking the water.

The Standard Miami Where all the magic happens. Poolside buddies, <br data-src=

Where all the magic happens. Poolside buddies,
Claudia Donaldson of Nowness and Waris.

The Standard Miami Schmoozing, sunning, and oysters at the pool.

Schmoozing, sunning, and oysters at the pool.

The Standard Miami Blue skies and blue water. I have arrived at The Standard Spa.

Blue skies and blue water. I have arrived at The Standard Spa.

The Standard Miami The Standard Miami is a converted spa hotel <br data-src=

The Standard Miami is a converted spa hotel
from the 1950's called The Lido Hotel.

Highs & Lows

  • Great pick to escape the city, cleanse the body, start a juice fast, do some yoga, and return to the city recharged.

  • For those “in the know” it’s a highly social gathering of fashion, entertainment, and music business folk. A pitstop for the “who’s who”. Good for power meetings.

  • A relaxing pool you can get lost in for days...and nights.

  • The hotel is dog friendly. Yay!

  • Hectic valet: if you’re in a rush to get in and out, give yourself extra time for valet parking to get your car. It can be quite a wait.

  • Due to the policy of no kids in the pool, the hotel is not a family friendly escape. (however, I'm sure the adults appreciate the non pee-pee pool)

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique

  • Vibe

    Hip, seaside, creative and healthy getaway.

  • Location

    Off the grid away from noisy Ocean Drive, but conveniently near enough to bicycle (or taxi) into heart of South Beach shopping, bars, etc. Best of both worlds at your disposal.

  • Rooms

    105

  • Music

    A curated playlist emanates from all speakers. International, sexy, funky.

  • Year Opened

    2005

  • Designed By

    Morris Lapidus | Alison Spear AIA | Shawn Hausman

  • Health & Wellness

    Yes, a power pool. Gym and spa are great.

  • Restaurant

    In harmony with the fact it's a spa hotel, the menu honors well being with organic meats, fish and unprocessed foods with a Mediterranean vibe. P.S. They supply juice cleanses too!

  • Bar

    Yes. Tucked behind the lobby.

  • Children

    Leave them at home.

  • Price

    Medium, $200-ish per night.

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