The Standard isn’t your typical hotel in Miami. It’s not a high rise and you don’t have to take an elevator to get to your room (at least the one I stayed in). It’s more like a “motel style” hotel or as they say "is less of a hotel and more of a spa with guest rooms". At first, I was unsure about this hotel. The rooms are small, enough for only 2 people and that’s still pushing it. There’s a bath tub outside your room on a private terrace.
But you’re in Miami, you aren’t meant to be in your room. The property is gorgeous with plants, hammocks, and swings.
There's an infinity pool looking over the bay with plenty of seating and excellent service. There’s a restaurant on property as well as a retail store.
Now since this is a spa hotel, there's hydrotherapy options indoors and outdoors. I started outside at the pool. There are steps posted that tell you what to do and when in rome, you just do it. You start in the Roman Waterfall Hot Tub and let the water massage your back, then you get in the Arctic Plunge, and then you head into the infinity pool. Your body feels so relaxed after doing this and especially on about the 3rd time. The benefits are improved circulation, reduced stress, relieve pain, improved energy and removal of toxins.
I’d highly recommend this hotel if you’re looking for a spa experience and some relaxation. It's in Miami, so I’m sure it can get hopping but my experience was the opposite and I was ok with that. I was there to relax and lay by the pool.