The Standard East Village
What We Love
- Two stellar restaurants: a bistro-style café with streetside seating and New American Narcissa restaurant from Michelin-starred chef John Fraser
- East Village location within walking distance of some of the city's best bars and restaurants
What To Know
- Request a high floor for the best views across the city
- No gym but guests have access to Crunch Bowery
- Advanced reservations for Narcissa are highly recommended
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Formerly the Cooper Square Hotel, Andre Balazs’ Standard Hotels acquired the property in 2011 and completed a top-to-toe revamp in December 2013. The new look ushers you past the glass-and-steel facade into a petite lobby inside the original historic tenement building. Warm wool carpets, whitewashed wood paneling and brass fixtures define this scaled down space, and there’s a leather-topped reception desk and antique cabinet filled with indie mags, posh chocolate and travel miscellany for purchase. Upstairs, guest rooms retain their minimalist style in a white-on-gray palette and have supremely comfy beds, blue leather headboards, boxy wardrobes that double as oversized minibars. A highlight: the knockout views across the cityscape framed in floor-to-ceiling windows—the higher the floor, the better the view. Café Standard dishes up casual bistro fare and echoes the lobby’s textured, colorful style from the mismatched artwork above the corner banquets to the horseshoe shaped bar surrounded by cherry red stools. There’s also a small outdoor patio for prime people watching on the Bowery. Fine-dining hot spot Narcissa has Michelin-starred chef John Fraser at the helm and is named for a beloved cow from Balazs’ Rhinebeck farm where many of the ingredients for the New American dishes are sourced. Our favorite seat: a stool at the chef’s table where diners can watch the cooks at work.
In the Area
In a prime location on the Bowery, a stay here puts you between the late-night revelry of the East Village, boutiques and bars of Nolita and big name brands in SoHo. But start with a dose of culture: the New Museum is just a few blocks away, known for its boxy architecture, outdoor installation pieces and innovative exhibitions. On the dining front, take your pick from the raft of restaurants along Bowery: Favorites include Mexican small plates at Hecho en Dumbo, gut busting smoked meat sandwiches at Mile End Deli and model-friendly, Med-inspired salads and more at The Smile. For drinks, plough through the excellent Italian wine list at date-night favorite, Quartino, join the lively scene downstairs at Acme or go low-key with good beer and bar snacks at Tom & Jerry’s. For retail therapy, head just south of Houston Street into Nolita and wander the length of lovely Elizabeth Street (Rag & Bone, Unis and Vince are here) and along Prince, Mott and Spring Streets.
How to Get There
i had the best time staying at this hotel. kelly and giovanni were so welcoming, warm, friendly and helpful. i felt like they were my buds and they made me feel like i was staying with friends. my first morning i was able to get a soy latte to go, and it was the most delicious latte that helped fuel my day. i had breakfast out on the covered and heated patio my last day, and despite the rain, it felt like i was indoors. i wish i could have stayed longer, but there is no doubt that i will be returning to this hotel the next time i am in the city.
Flew into NY to surprise daughter for her 23rd birthday. Kelly (front desk) was welcoming and lovely. Corner room was very well equipped and well sized by NY standards.
FYI - the toiletries were luscious!
Spent way too much time in the cafe - afternoon tea, breakfast and lunch. I was on a short timeline and the rainy weather kept me inside. The staff was extraordinary!
Will stay again and highly recommend!!!
The Standard in the East Village was everything above the standard, they were unbelievablely AMAZING!!! I planned my Mom's 60 bday celebration for the city and The Standard was the ideal to make the 24 he celebration happen! From their super flexible Standard check in/out option, to their amazing guest services team and attention to every detail to make my Mom's bday a truly special and memorable one! I cannot thank them enough!
Plus the rooms and amentinies are amazing, you gotta check it out!!
I loved the hotel and my room had amazing views through the panoramic windows. The one issue I had was that the room itself wasn't really optimized for actually hanging out inside...like the wifi barely worked and the TV had no guide, but I also understand that most people aren't chilling in their hotel rooms in NYC. I was for one afternoon/evening and would've appreciated a little more function. BUT, I would totally stay here again and recommend it.
I had a quick one night stay. The location was good, easy to get around. The room was nice and very comfortable. The staff were so friendly and helpful. I bumped my head as I was packing (my own silly fault), the staff were very attentive and wanting to make sure I was ok, they also had their client relations manager check to make sure I was ok and if I needed anything. It’s the little details that make a place a pleasure to stay at.