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
I can't remember the last time I wrote a review for a hotel, but my stay at The Standard, High Line warrants a quick note. After a four-year hiatus from NYC, I came back for work and was reminded about why it's such a magical city. Staying at The Standard was a great book end to each day for my 3 night trip. While the rooms are definitely on the pricey end, and the hotel can sometimes feel like it's a bit overrun by folks clamoring to indulge at one of its many fine bars/restaurants - these seem like reasonable trade offs for its prime location + views.
- Quick/efficient check in & out - staff was prepared (Thanks Samantha Yang for making it easy!)
- Several restaurants and bars located on premise to fit any mood (quiet drink in or party out).
- Literally atop the High Line providing easy access to Chelsea Market and lots of other fun spots in the Meatpacking District
- Walking distance to several other bars/restaurants if you want to venture out of the hotel
- 5 min walk to the 14th St station for quick access to the rest of the city.
- Spectacular views looking west.
- In the evening, the hotel draws a lot of outside partygoers (who are headed to its well-known bars) which can create a bit of traffic in the lobby and congestion at the lifts.
- In some rooms (or least mine and my friend's), the divide between the shower and the bed is just a glass partition. If you travel with company, make sure it's someone who won't mind...
Very fun and "hip" hotel. The views are fantastic from the room and the roof bar. The shower area was a bit risky for me sharing with a friend but would be awesome for a significant other. The plaza space was a great spot for wine and Christian was great help deciding. David the front desk manager was also a great help during my stay and took great care of us. Her is smart and helpful in every way that matters. GrEat hotel experience
This is not your standard hotel.
If your looking for a different scene with a bit of quirkinesses then this place is for you. I definitely recommend this space for a weekend getaway, as the rooms are intimate. Keep in mind that this is New York, room size will be comfortable- including the closet space. As far as amenities, everything is in the room, Including a bluetooth speaker. If your not looking to step out of your room to purchase snacks and beverages they are actually placed in cabinets for your convenience. I got so caught up with the room style that during the night I realized the beds are low rise (touching the floor).This is actually great , I was able to fall asleep to a great view of Manhattan( depending on the room type of course). The one thing I absolutely adored the most was the oversized bathtub next to floor to ceiling windows with the view of Manhattan. It absolutely makes a difference for a relaxing stay. I went ahead and brought a bath-bomb to top it all off! The hotel does have a restaurant on site and a club (so keep that in mind if you don’t mind music on the last floor). But overall this place by far has caught my heart ♥️ . Guest service is always super friendly. But shout out to Ryan in reservations for being such a superstar. He might have not been behind the desk at check in, but he had the same hospitality over the phone by going above and beyond. And Samantha at the front desk definitely made my stay extra special by sending up a bottle of champagne for my special weekend getaway. You guys can definitely count on me coming back!
See you very soon.
Very good service. Check-in was one of the quickest I've experienced with no lines. The room itself was average I would say. I had a king room with a view of the Empire State. It was somewhat small. There was no iron or ironing board in the room and the full length window lets a LOT of light in the morning. Frankly the standard king room is average and not memorable other than the view.
The Top of The Standard and the Standard Grill are the showpieces of the hotel with great views and service. The onsite club, Le Bain, can't be beat but entrance is not guaranteed as the front desk advises.
The location can't be beat for trendy restaurants and shopping.
I would return but maybe upgrade the room. That may throw the "value" out of whack though.
Hotel is lovely but expensive $409 a night in May. Was very disappointed with the bathroom: No privacy since the shower has all clear glass walls, a door on the toilet area which makes a very loud noise when shut. The tub/shower is so high that I was not able to get into it for fear of falling. Very modern looking.