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The Standard, High Line
Ranked #141 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Experience worth every penny”
Reviewed 21 April 2010

Best service of any hotel I'd experienced. Very well-trained staff - attentive, very generous (FREE DRINKS! See below), always a step ahead of you, without being fussy (I despise sycophantic service elsewhere--uncomfortable!). Great location, too.

I couldn't formally check-in as the reservation was under my partner's name -- he was on a later flight, due in about 4 hours. But the lady at the concierge made me feel at home immediately, arranging for the porter to stow my suitcases and loaning me a plug adaptor so I could use my laptop.

She also moved me to the adjacent lounge/café, introduced me to the bubbly young hostess there, who she instructed to make sure my drinks were "on the house". I was blown away by their foresight in this matter; I certainly wouldn't be using their wifi to grumble about the wait on TripAdvisor. I had two of their house cocktails -- a mojito and a kir-like drink. Wanting to reciprocate on their generosity and try the menu -- I'd heard great things about The Standard Grill -- I had their amazing Club Sandwich, which was perfection, arriving with a fresh salad and mini condiment jars.

The standard double room was small, as others have griped, but the fabulous modern furniture, mod/minimal design, and floor-to-ceiling windows made it feel airy.

Those who gripe about room size need to consider the service -- this a great reminder that you pay for the experience, not just square footage (in NYC, at that).

One more note: Breakfast. While not included, the restaurant has a great breakfast menu at very reasonable NYC prices and a great atmosphere; I would much prefer my $10 brioche-french-toast with caramelized bananas, walnuts and maple syrup over a generic spread any time! My partner had a cheese and cured-meats board, and perfectly poached eggs.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2010

This hotel is my new favourite hotel in New York City. Situated in West Village with its unique design, all the rooms facing either the harbour or the city with floor-to-ceiling windows resulting in a spectacular view, very trendy people and close to most things in west Midtown and Lower Manhattan.

The room I had was the smallest one, but still not too small. The bed was truly comfortable. Only downside the first day was that the vanity kit and some bathroom items had not been replaced prior my check-in. This was quickly corrected though.

Breakfast is available at a wonderful French style bistro at the hotel. I do recommend a visit to the bistro even if it's only for a cup of coffee.

Hotel highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled solo
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Westampton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

If you looked up "cool hotel" in the dictionary, The Standard's picture would be next to the definition. From the doorman to the front desk to the guests, it looks like you've entered a trendy club instead of a hotel. To accentuate that point, when we checked in Friday night, it sounded like we were in the middle of the dance floor. However, when we got to our room, we had the quiet that we wanted. The room looked liked it hopped off the pages of an interior decorating magazine. Coolest part had to be the see-thru shower in the middle of the room (not for the shy). Also had a great view of the Hudson from one window and the Empire State Building from the other. Outside of no real parking around the hotel (Jeep got towed but that's a whole other story), I don't have any complaints and would recommend it highly.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2010

I was able to stay at The Standard in the old Meat Packing District and it was an awesome stay. It was a fantastic location, well within walking distance to some of the best that Chelsea has to offer. Nightlife was a constant buzz at the Biergarten and restaurants. Remarkable views from my room, all the elevator banks, the 18th floor lounge... best of which was actually in the work out room!

Individual room was rather spacious for NYC, and very functional. Full ceiling to wall window allows great views out... and apparently in (check out stories on the net, and management left a note for patrons to be aware). Functional working area. Big King bed. Large flat panel TV with the BEST arts channels (8+?) EVER. Funky video in the elevators gives a Cirque meets Alice in Wonderland feel.

Would definitely return... especially to rent one of those awesome bikes and get around Manhattan up close and personal.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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cambridge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2010

I've just returned and missing the bed already! Had heard good reviews but the hotel surpassed them all. From the moment I arrived to when I left at 5.15 am this morning, all the staff were totally professional, courteous and so friendly. I am early 50s and met up with my daughter who is an intern in NY. She wanted me to stay somewhere 'happening' and I was a bit dubious because I like my comfort, sleep, quiet etc. and when I arrived, outside the hotel was buzzing with crowds of young, hip, new yorkers - I thought there goes my restful break!!! But I was wrong. Once in my room (11th floor) I couldn't hear a thing (and rarely heard any other guests either) and I never felt 'out of place' - the staff made everyone feel welcomed. We had a Kingsize room which had a fabulous view of the Empire State Building and the bath was big enough for 2 without touching!!! The location of the Standard is super, within easy walking distance of SoHo, Chelsea and the Meat Packing (or MePa if your hip!!) area has so many really good, reasonable places to eat and drink. I spent a few hours one afternoon just sitting in the sun watching the crowds at Bagatelle (night club in the day!!!) and felt entirely safe, happy and relaxed. So many people just sat chatting to me passing the time of day, it was such a good vibe. We had drinks in the 18th floor bar which has awesome views and although expensive is a must. All in all I would highly recommend this hotel for all travellers as the rooms are expertly designed to give maximum comfort in small spaces. Well worth paying a bit extra to have so many great places on your doorstep.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled solo
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 April 2010

If you are going to NYC and plan on exploring the Meat Packing District, then this is THE place to stay! Right above the High Line and surrounded by great restaurants and shops. Probably not the best place for a family but perfect for a couple. Our room with floor to ceiling windows and covering the entire width of the room had fantastic views over the Hudson, Downtown, Jersey City and the Statue of Liberty.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2010

Hi there, my husband and I stayed here on our anniversary last year. We live in Brooklyn and just decided to check the place out and do something special. I also work near it, so I'm very familiar with it.

The Stanard is very hip. And sexy. Probably the hippest hotel in NYC right now. We live here and did not even feel hip enough to be there. It is very too cool for school, but that's just how it goes. The staff is still nice and everything. Being at the Standard is a sight in itself and I think one of the best places to stay in NYC for a total experience at a good price. The lobby is cool, the elevators are cool, the location (it's literally right above the highline park) ok you get the point. The two restaurants in the hotel are great, etc. etc. Rooms are on the small "pod-like" side but they make up for size in style and view. I definitely recommend this place. Much better than staying in a generic hotel. It feels like you're staying in your own private apt. in NYC. Plus you can't beat the view.

Ok, now DO NOT stay here if you are old, grumpy, do not like things that are "different" because you will be unhappy. Also DO NOT try to put your parents here when they visit because they will freak out. There was no way my parents would been happy in such tight and intimate quarters. The low bed would be impossible for them to get out of and too small (they might have to touch each other!!) plus most rooms have "peek-a-boo" showers which basically means there is no door on the shower and a window (with adjustable shutters) that open up into the room. If your parents have not seen each other naked in years they will now. Also if you tend to travel with huge suitcases there will be very little room for it.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Standard, High Line
Address: 848 Washington Street, at West 13th Street, New York City, NY 10014-1308 (Formerly The Standard New York)
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > West Village , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#109 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#135 Business Hotel in New York City
#180 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Standard, High Line 4*
Number of rooms: 338
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Manhattan's thriving Meatpacking District, the latest in hotelier Andre Balazs' collection of Standard Hotels stands commandingly above The High Line, the former elevated railroad undergoing redevelopment as a public park. 338 guest rooms on 18 floors, The Standard, High Line boasts unparalleled views of the Hudson River and Lower Manhattan, full business amenities, extensive event space and a state of the art fitness facility. ... more   less 
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