After 2 very lackluster stays at their sister property on downtown L.A., my fiancé and I were a little worried about staying at another Standard property for a NYC business trip. But I had had great experiences at the Standard High Line and at this hotel when it was the Cooper Square several years ago. I sent an email to Matthew Thomas, the manager of the Standard East Village, and explained my concerns (noise, cramped rooms, etc.) and he confirmed that the staff would pull out all the stops to make it a great stay - and did exactly that.
The room was spacious (certainly for a NYC boutique hotel room) clean and altogether wonderful (and a note was left for us along with a bottle of wine and a - probably more expensive - bottle of mineral water). Now, this was obviously an upgraded room, but everything about the hotel itself, from the always smiling and helpful staff to the location to the lovely touch of offering free breakfast in the stunning penthouse to all guests while the lobby construction continues, was absolutely top notch.
I prefer to stay in boutique properties (Standard, Thompson, etc.) and the experience can vary wildly. The Standard in downtown L.A. is a flat-out party hotel, with cheap rooms for the club-kit set, which is mindset-matched in NYC by the Hotel Rivington, the Gansevoort and the Thompson LES. The Standard East Village is a magnificent alternative for people who fancy themselves young and hip, but are north of 35 and also need a quiet night's sleep in a clean, functional room. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cooper Square Hotel has recently been acquired by hotelier Andre Balazs to become the 5th addition to The Standard group of hotels in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Located on the corner of East 5th Street and Bowery, the 21 story building offers 145 spacious rooms and suites with sweeping views of Manhattan, thoughtful comforts and stellar service in one of New York’s most exciting neighborhoods. The Standard, East Village provides a more intimate, residential alternative to The Standard on the High Line, on the West Side. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Standard, East Village Hotel New York City
- Hotel Cooper Square