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
Seriously, what jokester thought of charging people top dollar for a place to sleep and then subjecting them to the noise of their bridge-and-tunnel-crowd-nightclub blasting until 4am, even from many floors below??! On the first night of my stay, I was on the 14th floor. This was utter hell. Not only could I hear the music ALL night, I could LITERALLY feel the bass. I asked to be moved away from the noise but no rooms available. I was moved this morning, day two, and am only wasting my time writing this in this moment because I’m once again being kept awake, even on the 9th floor (8 long floors below the club) and need a distraction from my exhaustion. It is currently 3am. Maybe I would care a little less if I was on vacation, but I’m not. When I called the front desk to complain, it was like they had heard this complaint so many times it was as expected as someone calling to order room service. (Doing the math, I’m calculating they must hear the complaint about 193 times per night: 1x20 from each of the 20ish rooms per floor X top 10 floors of the hotel, minus the few drunk guests here for the club, along with a few foreign tourists who don’t speak enough English to complain, and probably at least one Japanese couple too polite to say anything). I hate this place. I hate the plastered girls stumbling over in the elevator. I hate the unnecessarily dark hallway leading to that too slow elevator. I hate that they don’t even offer any red wine in their minibar selection to help lessen the pain of the whole experience. I hate the broken internet, and above all, I hate the thought that no one cares whether I get a good night sleep, or even a night of any sleep at all. Don’t stay here. Not joking.
Would give it less than 1 star if I could. Hotel is absolutely worthless. 3 of the 4 elevators are broken and were for over 8 hours. When asked to speak to the night manager was told not his problem that elevators were broken and my room rate guarantees no part of the hotel except my room. So don’t plan on any restaurants or bars because you won’t be admitted because that’s not included in your room. Also after 25 minutes of waiting for the elevator up or down you may just choose to take the stairs. Again, though it’s not their fault 3 of the 4 elevators are broken and they can’t do anything about it, they don’t seem to care or want to fix it. So pay a ton of money to stand in line to eventually get to your room and nothing else. Absolutely awful customer service and not worth 1/4 of the price you ultimately paid. Would never recommend this hotel. Would have rather stayed at a chain hotel where they cared about your review.
We (3 couples) booked rooms at Standard Hotel (Highline) in NYC. I am an attorney and don’t normally post reviews but felt compelled to in this instance. I had been to the Standard for drinks before and was excited to stay at the hotel because of the good amenities, which are the roof top bar and club. We paid nearly $500 per night. When we arrived, we were informed that the rooftop bar was off limits to guests as it had been reserved for private parties for three nights. We were very disappointed in our experience and there were NO apologies for it. We were subsequently told by staff (nonchalantly) not to book in December because the amenities were generally booked for the month of December. If you ever go here, you should call in advance to confirm no private parties. The hotel does not prioritize the guests, so go to a more traditional hotel if you are looking for that kind of service.
I´ve stayed here for almost a week. The room had a view that was really over the top. I´ve stayed in the 16th floor and although I´ve been warned about the noise from the club I didn´t hear a thing. The room and bathroom were fully equipped with all the basic amenities. I will suggest to improve the wifi. I know they offer super fast wifi for $19 but this should be offered without any cost as today is a basic necessity when you are traveling abroad. The staff is super nice and the burger from the room service super tasty!!
Arrived early for early check in. Room wasn’t ready which was okay, but they told us just 15 minutes so wasted hours waiting in the hotel because it was actually 2 hrs and 15 minutes.
Once we got to the room, it was great! Fabulous view!