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
- 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
We just had one night away at the Standard and loved it! The area is so much fun with tons of restaurants and things to do right there. The hotel was very cool. I didn’t like the view of our first room. The staff could not have been more accommodating. For $24 more, I upgraded to a higher floor over looking the water and that made the experience. We loved the view from the impressive cocktail lounge-definitaly worth a visit. The gym of the 17th floor has the basics and another spectacular view. The rooms were decorated nicely, quiet and comfy beds. They said don’t get too high up-the music from the disco might be heard. We had a fabulous visit and would return.
I’ll start with the beginning. i booked a room for 7 nights through Booking.com
After few days i’ve got a credit card charge for the first night. i asked the hotel and they says its Booking and not them.
When i checked in the receptionist told me they charge for the first night right after the booking.
The attitude of the staff was so bad.
No smiles. nothing.
Swiping the card, giving room key and bye.
How about telling me about breakfast, gym, bar or whatever? i’ve been to many hotels around the world and many amazing hotels in NYC and never experienced such a bad welcoming.
I won’t be back there and do yourself a favor and stay in another hotel while in NYC.
Standard Hotel has been my favorite hotel for 9 years. However the quality of service has been falling down. Looks to have less staff. Not so welcoming and pleasing/trendy as before. service not fast. No more welcoming water or else (snacks, fruits...) and not any personal welcoming letter anymore in your room. Cosmetics have been changed to average quality ones... Unfortunately Service quality looks to have been squeezed for budget reasons. This is pity for such a beautiful design Hotel.
The Standard is my favorite place to stay in the city and it never fails to impress me. Today upon checking in I was informed that I had actually made two reservations, due to my computer being glitchy. Brandon and Anna (sp) were so helpful and ensured that there would be absolutely no problem in making sure that this problem was corrected. Additionally they upgraded me to a King room from a queen and made sure that they had a great night at the biergarten.
When I got to my room I soon ordered room service and whoever was on the other end of the line was one of the friendliest people I have ever spoken to. I have never had someone take my order with such enthusiasm.
This hotel really gets it right when it comes to customer service, and the rooms, food, and general scene are in my opinion the best in NY.
This famous hotel is now getting old! They change the chef and the menu in the restaurant and it’s really not what it was! I don’t think that we will come back here.
You can ear the music bass from the discothèque down to the 8 floor all week end long and it’s annoying to sleep.