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“Mixed Feelings” 4 of 5 stars
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The Standard Miami
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #45 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Mixed Feelings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Relaxing vibe upon entrance into the grounds. The most basic of basic rooms. Pool area and steam room on the third floor make this place. However, front desk staff is a skeleton crew expect to wait. Check in is at 4:00 and room wasn't ready till 4:30. Front desk blamed it on new house keeping staff. Really, at $341.00 per night you don't expect that nonsense. Would probably come back and stay for the pool experience alone.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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ISMiami, General Manager at The Standard Miami, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Dear DinerDave88,
Thank you for your recent review and comments. I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us and take any and all comments to elevate our level of service. We will address your concerns internally and hope you find yourself visiting us again soon!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Basically most of the other reviews here are are right. This place is both the best and the worst. The rooms are simple, cheap looking, stylish yet flimsy. The bathroom is boring and the fixtures everywhere are cheap looking. I found one outlet in the entire room to plug in chargers, etc. The furniture is something that you would find in a sophomore dorm room. That said, it is not the worst and the camping vibe of the rooms can be fun. Well, fun until you consider what you are paying for the room.

Now, all this said, I would still stay at the Standard again. Why? The property is relaxing, the pool is great, service is as good as Miami gets (that is not great, but not horrible) and the location is away form the mayhem of South Beach yet still very close. You can, and will, relax at the Standard. What I appreciate most is in comparison with the many arguably nicer properties in South Beach, the Standard is blissfully free of the high season Vegas-vibe of horrible people doing horrible things in questionable fashions. The property has a fun yet mature vibe. The spa and facilities are one of my favorites anywhere.

Know what you're getting with the Standard and you'll be fine.

Room Tip: Worth getting a king, the smallest rooms are extremely small. Expect to live out of a suitcase as t...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I can honestly say that this is my favorite hotel in Florida, if not all of the US. The Standard Hotel and Spa has brought me back to Miami year after year. Bryant and Jose at the front are incredibly accommodating and the staff around the hotel make me feel at home every time I visit. The grounds are always maintained and clean, the foliage is extremely peaceful and the pool, restaurants and spa are second to none. Anyone looking for a little getaway or some peace and tranquility, this is the perfect place.

Room Tip: I personally like the lush large garden rooms however the wet rooms with the outdoor tubs are amazin...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Very good experience at TheStandard South Beach. The rooms are very comfy and clean. The pool, the SPA and other amenities are fantastic. Staff is super friendly and helpful. The hotel is located on a quiet island near South Beach, you can walk to LincolnRoad in 10minutes. The breakfast was amazing.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Second stay in Standard Miami ! Close to South beach attractions but away from the bad taste of Ocean Drive ! Maybe it s not for everyone as service is quite cool but friendly without being too familiar. Restaurant is nice, not so cheap, but good food. Might be a littly messy when full but nice atmosphere. Breakfast is nice, in the garden and a good start! Spa is quite large with different rooms (more explainations would be usefull). It s a relax hotel, not tacky, and you feel in vacations mood even during a businnes trip as I was. Like it and will come back again !

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Martigny, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Three of us had lunch on a warm, sunny February day at the Lido Restaurant at the Standard Hotel in Miami Beach. The setting is idyllic. Water's Edge, gorgeous views across the bay and many boats going back and forth. Which was just as well. It gave us something to look at while we sat and waited for our food - two hours and 30 minutes for a "light" lunch!

The food, I hasten to say, was just fine even if the prices are a little high. But given the views and the general ambiance I have no problem with the prices. However our waiter - "Luis D" - was hopeless. A real disaster. We waited about 15mins to even get a menu and would not have had one then if a lovely French waitress had not seen us waiting and brought them to us. It took another 30 mins to place our order. And maybe another 15 mins to get our starter. Luis seemed to disappear into thin air. We noticed that next to us two tables had been served, first lot of people had left and others arrived and they had been served before our main courses arrived.
Not once did he stop by to see if we needed more water (we did!) and to ask if all was well. It then took forever to get a dessert menu and when the desserts came (finally) my order was wrong and had to be taken back to the kitchen.

Luis - when we did see him! - blamed the poor service on the other waiters and the kitchen staff. This could not be true since other people were being served speedily at other tables. Luis does not understand what being a waiter is all about. The French lady does - and I thanked her. And when we left she said in French that she was "désolée" for the poor service... but what could she do more than she had already done?

The food is great. The view is to die for. And if I ever return I do hope that I shall not sit at a table in Luis' section!! In fact I shall make sure I do not...

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

No other resort compares to the Standard Spa Miami! The service is top notch, extremely accommodating, could not have asked for more. The spa is one of the best I've been too. The crowd, pool and bar super chill, very cool and inviting! I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#22 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#29 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#40 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#55 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Standard Miami 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on tiny Belle Isle in Biscayne Bay, The Standard, Miami is an indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy playground that fosters stress-free socializing in a tropical, contemporary setting. With a minimalist design, the holistic hydrotherapy spa hotel provides a stylish yet intimate ambience just blocks from the glitz of South Beach's nightlife and celebrity crowd. Owned by hotelier Andre Balazs, the hotel, winner of Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Favorite Spa Hotel award, features a one-acre garden with do-it-yourself hydrotherapy-based scrubs, plunges, open-air mud baths, and stunning amenities that include a 103° F Roman Waterfall Hot Tub, a 50° F Arctic Plunge, and a 12-foot Falling Water Column. The 12,500-square-foot spa boasts one of the largest hammams in North America, in addition to an exceptional treatment menu of bodywork, massage, facials, and complementary health alternatives. More than 40 fitness classes are available weekly (including eight types of yoga), and the hotel's restaurants offer healthful Mediterranean coastal cuisine and al fresco dining. The modest guest capacity (a mere 100 rooms) complements the hotel's communal setting. ... more   less 
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