RETREAT: The Standard Lido, Miami

One of my favourite hotels in Miami esp when a proper dose of R&R is needed.  As soon as you walk through the door you instantly breathe out and something changes, the vibe is cool think 70s woven wall hangings, stained glass, an actual oak tree as a reception desk.  It's laid back and super low key which is very different compared to the super-sized hotels on the beach.  The Standard is situated on Belle Isle and comes complete with outdoor tubs and mini jettys perfect for toe dipping under the stars.  It also has a fire pit, the most amazing hamman and does the best mani-pedi in Miami (ask for Lorean) the rooms are low key and cute, think 50s holiday camp.  Also don't forget to order the fish tacos.

The Standard Lido

Angie Smith