The Standard Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida is the one of the finest hotels in the area. Located on Belle Isle on Biscayne Bay, the Standard Hotel and Spa is in a prime location to stay when vacationing or staying in Miami Beach. This luxurious hotel is surrounded by a beautiful beach and ocean front with deep blue waters and calming breezes. The entire hotel and grounds resemble a tropical paradise with lush greenery and lovely fountains all around. Guests that stay at the Standard are pampered and spoiled in a rich atmosphere beyond belief with on site services that can be accessed throughout the hotel or right in your private room. Not only do they have luxury but they also have all of the accommodations that you would expect to find in any fine hotel. Please note that guests must be at least 14 years old.
The Miami Beach Standard Hotel and Spa houses 105 rooms on two floors to choose from starting with smaller rooms to larger suites. The basic size they offer is called the missionary room. These rooms are located on the ground floor and have queen size beds and a view of the garden. They have two different sizes of dry rooms that are located on the second floor having large beds and overlooking the pool and the gardens. The lush rooms are located on the first floor and are surrounded by the lush greenery of the gardens and have private outdoor terraces. Also located on the first floor are the wet rooms. These rooms are similar to the dry rooms but they have private outdoor living rooms that contain a soaking tub and comfortable furniture. They also offer suites that have separate living areas and huge windows overlooking the ocean with a private terrace. The rooms at the Standard are furnished with lavish decor and tall blonde wood beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters. They have day beds on the terraces for guests to relax and enjoy the outside in privacy and each room has a mini bar for refreshments. Each room also has a flat screen TV with a DVD player/CD player, free wireless internet connection, and room service is available 24 hours a day.
The hotel offers a wide variety of amenities for their guests to take full advantage of. The Standard Spa has seven different spas rooms to choose from like a Turkish Hamam, aroma steam room, sound pool, and mud lounge where guests can enjoy the healing therapy of community bathing. Aroma steam is a great way to relax the entire body and soul by surrounding you in calming scents. Aroma therapy and mud baths along with the social atmosphere of community bathing have long been thought to have vast healing properties. Guests who want a more private spa experience can have treatments in the privacy of their own room. In room spa treatments include therapeutic massage, Chinese herbal baths, and acupuncture. The spa at the Standard Hotel also has yoga and meditation classes along with retreats and lectures that offer spiritual enlightenment. There is a large outdoor pool lined with palm trees and beautiful gardens with roman style fountains. This hotel has a no guests under 14 policy so topless sunbathing is allowed (it’s optional not required) The Lido restaurant and bar overlooks the Biscayne Bay and is located adjacent to the hotel. The restaurant serves continental and Mediterranean style dishes while the bar serves appetizers and cold drinks. There is always someone at the front desk 24 hours a day to serve guests with any needs they may have. The front desk also has a DVD library for guests to use for free.
The Standard Hotel has valet parking for all of their guests and a shuttle service for those guests who wish to travel off the island and venture into the city. Down town Miami is just across the bay from the hotel and is booming with attractions, historic sites, and with many different styles of restaurants for all tastes. There are several restaurants near the hotel like the Burger and Beer Joint that makes a delicious burger and fries, Spris which is an Italian pizza parlor, and the Wish restaurant that is perfect for a nice romantic dinner for two. There is also an entertaining night life just blocks from the hotel with social bars like the Purdy Lounge and fabulous night clubs. There are various companies that offer tours not only of the city, but also boat tours of the water with scuba diving and snorkeling classes.
The Standard Hotel
40 Island Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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