The Standard, High Line
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Winner: Audience Favorite
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best Nightlife
- Food, drinks and fun at The Standard Biergarten and Standard Grill
- The Top of the Standard is one of the swankiest rooftops around (cocktail attire is required)
- Amazing views of Manhattan
- Unique architecture — the building literally straddles the High Line park
- Near the clubs, restaurants and shopping of the Meatpacking District
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
See and be seen. Straddling New York’s elevated High Line park, the all-glass modernist facade puts the pretty people both inside and out on display. The loungey lobby has a runway-like entrance between peep-hole screens to a gleaming marble check-in desk. Then you’re whisked up to your room in a club-like elevator with trippy video art installations by Marco Brambilla. The hotel’s Biergarten and the Standard Grill provide a warm contrast with a clubby Old World vibe via penny-tiled floors, tufted merlot banquettes and burnished hardwoods.
Bed & Bath
Continuing the let-it-all-hang-out theme, the 338 rooms leave nowhere to hide with glass-walled bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows inviting the outside to get a peek in. But those windows also frame postcard perfect views of the Hudson, uptown and downtown Manhattan. The feel here is urban crash pad with a white-on-white, clean-lined look softened by honey wood paneling. Reasonable room prices mean there aren’t a ton of bells and whistles. But queen beds topped in fluffy down pillows, rainshowers and large plasma TVs provide all the comforts you need.
The Standard is as much a playground for locals as it is for out-of-towners, from the haute biergarten’s always-packed ping pong tables and wintertime skating rink all the way up to penthouse party spot Le Bain (plunge pool on the dancefloor anyone?). The Top of the Standard is also one of the swankiest rooftops around — cocktail attire is required. You’ll see everyone from Martha Stewart to Madonna in The Standard Grill slurping oysters, sipping big bold reds and tucking into juicy porterhouses (and other more figure-friendly farm-fresh fare).
In the Area
You can feel like you’re in the pulsing heart of Manhattan without even needing to leave the hotel. But you’re also smack-dab in the middle of some of the city’s best shopping and art. So take your plastic for a walk down Washington Street to Diane von Furstenberg’s flagship and along 14th Street to of-the-moment designer stores like cult boutique Jeffrey. If you’d prefer more culinary indulgences, walk up to Chelsea Market and gather picnic essentials among the cheesemongers, lobster purveyors, bakers and gelato makers before checking out the sunset views of the Hudson from your perch above the city on the High Line, a park built on elevated railway lines. Daredevils can learn to fly through the air with the greatest of ease at Trapeze School New York, which sits on a pier on the Hudson during the warmer months.
How to Get There
My family and I just spent five days at the Standard Highline and couldn't recommend it enough. The concierge team, especially Lily, were very helpful both before and during our visit, helping with the restaurant bookings we already had an also making great local recommendations for others. She managed to get us a last minute table for 6 on a Saturday night which was impressive! The rooms have absolutely stunning views and very comfortable beds. We visited the Standard Grill for breakfast and dinner, the No Pool bar, and the rooftop bar, the food, service and staff in all three were excellent. The hotel is in the best area of New York, full of bars, restaurants and easily accessible to get everywhere else by subway, uber or by walking along the beautiful Highline. Thanks so much Lily and team - we can't wait to come back!
Unfortunately they didnt present themselves on booking.com as a 21+ hotel. As we were travelling with children Ages 14-20 , they were not allowed in their rooftop bar, nor in their pool, nor in the bars on the below levels. Definitely a NO GO with children!
We stayed in this hotel for 6 nights in one of the Hudson Studio.
View is breathtaking and the room are confortable and clean.
The room are a little bit old but I saw they are working on it as they were doing some renovations in our floor.
Service at the desk was efficient and they have one of the best rooftop bar of all New York.
On the other hand service at No Pool on the Plaza was bad, we went there 3 times for breakfast and every time the service was bad. The staff is working so slowly and if take such a long time to get what we ordered ( coffee and juices).
They also made some mistakes ( when it’s so easy to write the order on a piece of paper).
And it takes them ages each morning to give the change back.
The food is ok but it’s quite expensive for what it is.
I would not recommend this restaurant of the hotel.