OK GANG - TRAVEL REVIEW FOR THE STANDARD HOTEL/SPA MIAMI
Now you all know by now I love spa's services and holistic body, face& mind treatments. I was all geared up to enjoy The Standard Miami but....... didn't turn out quite how I expected.
Flight there & home w/Jetblue www.jetblue.com- terrific airline my favorite besides Virgin Atlantic - driver from airport was wonderful and helpful .
Arrived at hotel - looked cool from the curb
It took quite a while to get bellman to help with bags - lobby was cramped and front desk attendant's were not terribly friendly. Instead of telling & showing me where spa / pool was (room was not ready) they just pointed. Took me forever to finally find room on my own - thanks front desk not marked number from sidewalk/hall
A lot of unkept areas and tripping hazards........
Things were dirty - not at all how looked on the website - the wallpaper heading to the ladies locker room was ripping and carpet tiles were filthy!!!!!
The whole scene was odd - one floor to check into the spa - sauna front desk - another floor to get a robe and locker room - no spa shoes were given - things so spread out. The HAMM area was dirty and and towels not replenished often. Ritual baths there too and take a while to fill so I was told to leave my treatment scrub and robe by bath and use steam - when I came back a couple had emptied my bath and began using it and my scrubs - WTF? I told them and front desk gave me new scrub set and tried to charge me for 2! Than it was Co-Ed and I know Miami is Miami but really - seemed a little to "swinger" like to me. Not holistic spa more like trying to be the "W-HOTEL" ya know? One goof ball was every where I went doing - yoga stretches and making overly zealous noises - ya know?
Good note - some of the juices were really good - ginger lemon aide very yummy and good for you!
The avocado toast was my favorite but - anything else they kept putting bell peppers on. It showed up in everything - even after I said I was allergic to them - over and over again.
The in room baths were super and loved that but not a lot of privacy - my next door neighbors were having a good'ol time but I was looking for some quiet & serenity - when that was the case loved my outdoor bath.
Long and short - I would NOT go back - not the health trip I wanted - not the customer service and not the "heathy" atmosphere I have come to love, need and expect from spas of this caliber and price$$$. It is close to the South Miami Scene and clubs etc. if that's your plan - cool. It's not on the beach but florida sunshine and the pool was pretty and sunsets were lovely!
So that's my thoughts on The Standard Miami - Not so much folks - better off at home steaming and sauna at Spa world www.spaworldusa.com and doing my own juices and cleanse!
In Portland, Maine right now and "LOVING IT" will give you the lowdown this weekend!
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