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
Enjoyed our recent stay here a great deal. I felt the rooms could do with a little updating but loved the floor-to-ceiling windows, and the terrific views.
Check-in was speedy. The bed was a good size. Excellent shower.
Great location - very handy for restaurants and bars, the Whitney, Chelsea Market, and a short walk to the subway. Staff, in our experience, were all efficient and helpful.
You'll probably leave with an ear-worm of the relentless (and repetitive) music played in the very dark elevators.
Recently we returned to the Standard for a few days, and we were welcomed like royalty by Samantha. Why? Because that is just how she treats people. It was my son's birthday, and she made our celebration so special that you'd think she was doing this for her own family. We had a blast. She made sure everything was taken care of, down to the smallest detail. Samantha is endlessly kind, caring, friendly, and committed to doing the right thing. You can see that she brings out the best in her staff. She is a big reason why we come back to the Standard again and again. Oh, and she has the world's best smile!! Thank you for everything, Samantha! We will be back again soon!
We wanted to visit the biergarten but had to find out that it was closed that day. Both, Thomas and Youri at the front desk were super helpful in finding alternatives even though we were not staying at the hotel. They even took their time to show us a room which had an amazing view on the river. We will definitely come back to the Standard when we’ll be in the city next time!!!
The room is convenient and the view particularlry pleasant, however, the maid woke us up at 8 in the morning without even knocking. It might be my fault I should have turn the door plate into "Privacy" but still. Then she stopped coming for the rest of the week. cool
Final impression : at the check out the person at the reception asked for 80 dollars we asked her why should we pay 80 dollars she just replied " taxes " yet we paid all the taxes when booked the room. Then she said that maybe was stuff from the mini bar. But we've only taken a couple beers. Had to ask her to print the receive to see that this was not our note at all. "Sorry this is made manually so they maybe swapped room".
You guys can do better
As regular guests of the Standard Hotels, we checked into the Standard Highline for a few nights stay for a special couples long weekend, and were happy that Samantha Yang helped us check in and plan a fantastic time during our stay. Samantha helped us with choosing a great room, and couldn’t have been more helpful, and attentive to ensure we had a good stay. The suite on the 16th floor had a décor was reminiscent of 70’s chic with floor to ceiling windows, separate lounge and dining area and bathtub in the bedroom was fantastic. The standard have quirky touches like that, nothings Standard. We dined in the outdoor area of the Grill, which was a great setting on the balmy New York summers evening and had the largest sized lamb T bone I have ever seen, it was cooked to perfection!