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The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
The Miami outpost of a hotel brand well known for its Los Angeles and New York properties, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is less a hotel in the traditional sense, and more a spa with guest rooms set amid tropical gardens. The concept extends to the hotel’s atmosphere, which is downright staid compared to the party scene 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 Danish and 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: a co-ed hamam, gardens with hammocks and swing chairs, and a hydrotherapy circuit (including bayside infinity and icy plunge pools) are just a few of the on-site attractions.
By Julie Schwietert Collazo, AFAR Local Expert
Adult Fun And Relaxation In The Sun
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is an adult playground for the stressed. Its hotel, bar, restaurant, and world-famous spa are all designed for relaxation. For starters, it’s located about a mile from the beach. So while you still get the Miami glam, it's in a more chill environment than you'll find on South Beach. When you add in the spa with the hamam, mud lounge, steam room, arctic plunge, cedar sauna, sound pool, and hydrotherapy, you'll find it hard to leave. Access to the spa is complimentary for hotel guests. The property at The Standard is filled with fun art and sculptures, like the naked cupids overlooking the spa area. And the adult-only pool overlooks the inlet, extending the zen from edge to edge of the property. The hotel's design has a distinctly 70s vibe with a modern twist. The vintage furniture, artwork, and ping pong table channel The Brady Bunch in a cool and hip way (as you can only expect from a Miami hotel).
By Michela Baxter, AFAR Local Expert
Relax with a Higher Standard
The tranquil spa at The Standard hotel offers top-tier massage services, group acupuncture, a full salon, massage and body treatments, fitness classes, and yoga, as well as a Turkish-style hammam and a Roman waterfall hot tub. To further your wellness ritual, experience one of the many workshops on-site, including yoga retreats and specialty classes. The spa’s infinity pool has unparalleled views of the bay across the Venetian Causeway, and take time to wander the exterior gardens or sit in the spa’s mud lounge, Finnish sauna, and arctic plunge pool.
By GiAnna Wyatt, AFAR Local Expert