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The Standard, High Line
Ranked #158 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We chose The Standard for the location - we love the Meatpacking district's restaurant and the greater feeling of space compared with Midtown. It's super cool and trendy and full of "beautiful people", which might intimidate the average tourist (we just laughed!). The reception staff were all very friendly and helpful. The room was fairly small (we stayed in a deluxe king) but it is NYC and so you expect small rooms. Don't stay here unless you're very comfortable with your room-mate: the shower / tub is separated from the bed by a clear screen, so you're showering in the open!!! The toilet is in a tiny separate room. There is a lot of street noise but again it's NYC.

We weren't bothered by noise from the club, but we had made sure we were on the other side of the hotel from it. Our view was great - Empire State Building and the Hudson. One night we suffered with some pretty noisy neighbours and had to make a couple of phone calls to reception - however to be fair that's not the hotel's fault and they dealt with it. Suspect it happens a lot tho, especially at weekends, since it is a bit of a party hotel.

One negative is the elevators - there are four but who knows where they all are, because we had to wait for ages and only one seemed to turn up. There's a funky film showing in the elevator, but to be honest you'd rather they didn't bother and just made them turn up. Sometimes there was a huge queue to get in them, and on the way down from the 16th floor we'd stop at every floor (grrrr....)

Overall it's a good hotel, but perhaps a bit too style over substance for us. Not sure if we'll stay here again.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Hot Damn!

Seriously, I am not part of a band nor do I play an instrument (kazoo count?) but the staff at The Standard treated me and my wife like rock stars. Michael met us as we pulled up in a cab asking about our luggage. I was skeptical about this stranger on the street taking my luggage (they dress rather casually) but Michael quickly reassured me that he was legit (2 legit..). He lead us in, gave use some great pointers and helped us start the early bag drop check in. His service never slept as he overhead that it was our 8yr anniversary and that we were from ATL, thus he left a bottle of fancy water and a few peaches in our room. Dude was slick, but when he wasn't around we got great help from Joel H. and Paul A., both of which lead us to some tasty lunches/dinners. Of them all, Joel went above and beyond and personally showed us around the hotel, introduced us to other cool people, dropped surprises off at our room and consoled us when we cried about the lack of hotel guest accommodations during the rooftop activities. The staff there quickly went from being Standard employees to NYC friends. Tim helped us depart despite us not wanting to go, leaving us to dream about our next Standard trip. If ya'll make it down to ATL, come by the Estate once it's done and we'll show you around.

The Goods:
- Staff is extremely, extremely accommodating, welcoming and ready to point you in a good direction (Be nice to them, they deserve it and will reciprocate!)
- The location was great, central to good food, easy to get cabs and now really close to CityBikes
- Right on The High Line...UNDER the hotel. Great walk / jogging path too along the Hudson
- The hotel was immaculate
- Very nice work out room overlooking the Hudson but I have NO clue how to use that machine near the free weights. Looked to be something out of Tron...
- Window view to downtown was amazing.

The Uglies:
- When it is rooftop club time it gets rather hectic with everyone trying to get to the roof despite not being able to through the hotel elevators. Rather annoying
- No way for hotel patrons to get to the roof without having to EXIT the hotel, get in line with the overly tanned buff dudes and daisy dukes
- There needs to be a hotel patron only part of the club...I WOULD HAVE PAID MORE FOR THAT!!

That's it. Go enjoy people and find Michael, Paul, Tim and Joel. They all deserve raises and high fives.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is easily my favourite NYC hotel. Great room with sublime views, great vibe, good food, a great attached grill room, good eclectic crowd, excellent location, reasonably priced, perfect for a short break or a longer stay. No downside really. Have visited often, will be back there soon.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Three complaints: Noise at night, super slow wi-fi, and some rooms have a shower stall that floods the bathroom.

This place is great in rainy or cold months because there's a roof-top club and a ground-floor beer garden that generate noise into the wee-hours in the summer months. It doesn't matter which way you face during the out-door months because there will be club music and people having a good time (even on weekday nights) until at least 2am. I've stayed here on a rainy weekend in October, and I've stayed here for a week during which it both rained and had beautiful weather in June -- and I'm positive that the weather outside influences the comfort of my stay! On the rainy nights, it was super quiet and we slept really well. On the nice nights, we just didn't sleep due to the club/party noise. Sidebar: They do provide nice ear plugs in the bathroom, and now I know why...

Next, the wi-fi was abysmally slow. I haven't seen wi-fi this slow in 10 years, it's like dial-up speeds. The wifi is provided by DoCoMo (the Japanese state telecom) and I swear, the internet was so slow, I could totally believe that the server was located *in* Japan.

I did a speed test and got 200kbps down and 350 kbps down on the free version. Even if you pay the extra $20 a day for faster internet, it's still capped at 6mb/sec, which is too slow to stream. We finally resorted to unplugging the house phone (which uses a cat5 cable, VOIP system) and plugging that into the ethernet port on my computer. Only then did we get "normal" 2013 speed internet. Btw, the wired internet is free (we called the front desk to check).

Due to the noise issues, we were moved from a standard queen to a deluxe king. Biggest difference in the rooms (aside from the bed size)? The deluxe king had the shower in the tub = no more floods! The standard queen had the shower in a stall that was flush with the floor of the rest of the bathroom (also, without any partition or shower curtain) so every time you showered, you flooded the bathroom and had to have towels strategically placed to catch the flood before you slipped.

Other than these issues, we loved The Standard. The bubble bath is really great, as is the giant soaking tub! The beds were super comfy, the linens were crisp, the service was excellent, the HVAC worked and was quiet (it's a newer building), and the coffee table is super cool (it goes up and down so it's like having a coffee table and a desk in one). NB: There is no in-room coffee maker (this place is too cool for that), but Chelsea Market is just 2 blocks away.

So I would definitely recommend The Standard during the fall, winter, and early spring. But I'd avoid it in the late spring, summer, and early autumn -- the noise from the nearby outdoor clubs means that you're not going to sleep well.

Room Tip: Mid-level rooms (8-12th floors) are less noisy because the club is on the 18th floor. Facing north...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Everything about this hotel is fun - even the hall carpet, the lobby, and the elevator rides. The views of the Hudson are gorgeous and the glass walls give a sense of spaciousness and enormous freedom. Every individual in the staff was not only helpful but also fun, and directed us to good times all around. The location on the Highline gives you a gorgeous place to stroll, and leads you easily to other parts of the city with little effort. The bars and restaurants in the neighborhood are amazing. It was well worth the elevated price!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

The Standard is a very cool and hip place with great location right on the high line walking gardens. Rooms were very nice and clean and the views out over the City were amazing. The neighborhood has lots going on too, from trendy stores to fine dining. The hotel restaurant on top floor is more like a nightclub, but lots of fun. Definitely a happening place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

My partner and I decided that we needed a weekend getaway, and since we live in one of the most exciting cities in the world, we decide to stay local. After much checking, we decided to go to the Standard High Line. To be honest, we chose it more because it sits above the High Line Park, than for its reputation as a hip hotel. We booked a one-night, two-days stay, and took the subway to get there. Now, maybe because we are not that "hip" we walked to the address, looking for a sign with the hotel's name, we didn't see any. We saw this revolving door at this building on Washington and West 13th Streets and went in, again, no signs. So we asked one of the persons at this small reception area, where was the Standard High Line hotel, and in his snobbiest voice told us "you are standing in it", well then...We checked-in. We had asked for, and received, one of the higher-up floors. We were very impressed by the decor, it was very modern, and urban. The elevator ride was an event in itself, as they have two screens showing a wild show and music. Our room left us amazed. It was elegant and well-arranged,. The layout was interesting to say the least, with a transparent shower room between the lavatory and the bed, a sitting area, and floor-to-ceiling windows that gave us a phenomenal view of the city's skyline. We went to the top floor to check out the penthouse discotheque and found it very lively. The restaurants were OK. The only complaint that we had was that we found no toiletries supply, you know the soap, etc, but after we called, they brought them. The other matter was that we had to request non-feathers pillows, due to allergies, as when we booked, there was no place to put that request in. We told the hotel concierge that maybe they should correct that. Overall we liked the hotel. Also, we had the most amazing views of the city and the area. The concierge also was great offering advice on what to do, where to eat & what to see in the area. The only thing -- it's not cheap, even with a discount, we paid quite a bit. But we felt that this is the kind of place that you treat yourself to, even if it's just a weekend getaway.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 848 Washington Street, at West 13th Street, New York City, NY 10014-1308 (Formerly The Standard New York)
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > West Village , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#119 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#132 Business Hotel in New York City
#176 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $328 - $623 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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