We spent Christmas in NYC at the Standard High Line in the meatpacking district. We've been to NYC a few times, but this was our first time staying in this area - it was right up our alley - in general a quieter spot in the city, on top of the High Line, a block from the L subway line, and plenty to see and do nearby.
The hotel itself was good, but not great. We got a deal on Jetsetter, and upon arriving early in the morning, were able to get in to our room before noon. Unfortunately they forgot to bring our luggage up 'within 5 minutes' as promised, but an hour later when we reminded them, it came right away. There's free wifi, the room was a good size for New York, and the giant tub was a bonus. Note that it's very easy to see in the rooms from outside, so use the blackout shade when you need privacy, and hopefully you're not shy in your room because there's a window between the shower and bedroom area. The bed was huge and comfy, and the fully equipped gym is open 24/7 and has a great view. The hotel is a noisy place - there was construction right next door which included jackhammering early in the morning, and being on the 15th floor, even though we were assured it was a 'quieter' floor, we were able to hear the party-thumping bass from the top floor on the Saturday night of our stay, and the doors are pretty thin, too. So just a warning if noise is an issue for you. Service was fine for us, but not above and beyond as I was expecting in a boutique hotel of this sort. There's no coffee/tea in your room, and the price of a coffee in the lobby is kinda silly ($4 for a regular coffee!), but Chelsea Market is nearby for some good grub.
We really liked the area overall, and the hotel was nice, but a few small things and basic service improvements could change it in to great hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Standard New York Hotel New York City
- Standard New York City
- The Standard New York City