On my recent trip to NYC I stayed at The Standard Highline. I have become a creature of habit in New York and I’ve been staying in the same hotel. So it was fun and exciting to know that was going to have a new experience. I loved The Standard, the location is fabulous – walking distance to the Hudson, the best parts of Meatpacking (including Bleeker) and the hotel restaurant (The Standard Grill) is delicious.
The views from the rooms are amazing, the best are half way up (not too close to the top and the party scene – unless you’re taking part!) and high enough to get a view across the top of the surrounding buildings and uptown. We were on the 11th floor which was perfect.
The rooms are minimalist modern and the staff are helpful and friendly. Bathrooms are small but well formed, I had a bath/shower with a glass side that opened onto the bed which was fun and unusual. It also meant the light in the bathroom was excellent for makeup application! Most importantly the floor to ceiling windows are amazing. The Hotel lobby and communal areas are modern and bold, making them feel very New York and fun as you walk around.
A huge thank you to Mr and Mrs Smith for arranging my stay!
The Standard Grill
The Grill is under the hotel, with a street terrace and a light and airy room inside. The food is fantastic. I ate breakfast here everyday and it was delicious. They had some of the best croissants I’ve ever had. Lunch and Dinner services are busy so book ahead.
The views, day and night from the rooms at the standard were the main attraction to me. I was transfixed by them. The changing colours of the cityscape were amazing. Every corridor and room has the most amazing view. Not to mention the roof top bar and terraces. One side of the Hotel looks over the water, the other back across the city.