The Miami outpost of a hotel brand better known for its Los Angeles and New York properties, the Standard eschews the social scene and party vibe, instead focusing on wellness and health. This more restrained attitude is noticeable in the hotel’s decor, which is downright staid compared with the busy eye-candy designs characteristic of so many Miami Beach hotels. A nearly all-white color scheme and extra-comfortable linens, pillows, and robes give rooms—small by local standards—a calm, comfortable air. Extra attention has been invested in the hotel's common areas, with lots of 1950s-inspired furniture and spaces arranged in such a way that some spots offer solitude while others focus on bringing people together. There's a reason many guests have called the Standard a playground for adults: hammocks, swings, a fire pit with vertical lounge chairs, and an icy plunge pool are just a few of the on-site attractions.
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The Standard is one of only two hotels in the Miami Beach area that sits directly on the bay, and it's perfectly positioned for stunning sunsets. This part of Miami Beach is generally more low-key than Collins Avenue; in fact, the Standard is located on Belle Isle, a small and primarily residential island that's just a quick detour off the main drag. For guests wanting to dip their toes into the social scene, the other main thoroughfare, Lincoln Drive, is just a few minutes away by car.
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Rooms: 100 rooms; from $249. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: Lido Restaurant and Bayside Grill is the main restaurant, open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and serving Mediterranean-inspired meals. A lobby cafe and terrace serves smaller plates, also Mediterranean; and a bar-lounge, open on weekends, features cocktails alongside good old-fashioned fun like bingo night and ping-pong games. Spa and gym details: The Standard is well-known for its spa, which, in addition to offering the usual menu of treatments, also hosts classes for guests wanting to become certified in certain treatment modalities. There's the “Aroma 101” class, for example, in which participants can earn certification in aromatherapy, and a series of life coaching workshops. The spa also offers unusual treatments and classes geared toward wellness, such as Digeridoo 101. Outdoor classes include stand-up paddleboarding or the “Brazilian booty” cardio class.
Who it's for: Travelers for whom rest and relaxation is more important than the social scene. Our favorite rooms: The Bay View Suite is the hotel's largest room. In addition to the bedroom, there is a sitting area and a wraparound terrace with a view of the bay. Adults only: This hotel is not for families. The Standard Miami does not allow guests under the age of 17.