140 Character Overview:
Tower of sexiness straddling the High Line in NYC’s Meatpacking District. Peek-a-boo exhibitionist rooms, all mirrors & windows. Party spot.
The epitome of a trendy New York City hotel, The Standard High Line¬†(848 Washington St., New York; 212-645-4646) is a hot spot destination in the Meatpacking District. More than just a place to lay your head at night, New Yorkers flock to The Standard for weekend day drinking and ping pong at the Biergarten, rooftop cocktails in the summertime and late night dancing¬†year round¬†at Le Bain, dinner or brunch at the Grill and celeb spotting at¬†The Top of The Standard (aka the Boom Boom Room)–if¬†they gain access.
Located in the heart of trendy Meatpacking District, the neighborhood has gone through a renaissance over the last decade becoming first¬†the¬†go-to neighborhood for nightlife circa 2003, and then a mecca for smart fashion boutiques and flagships. Finally, the refurbishment of the High Line, which opened in 2009 as an elevated urban park running along the length of the Hudson River, reinvigorated and solidified the Meatpacking’s place as a perennially hot Manhattan neighborhood. The Standard is in the heart of it all putting you in walking distance of incredible shopping, dining and nightlife and a short jaunt to other awesome neighborhoods like the West Village, West Chelsea, Union Square and Flatiron.
F & B:
The Standard’s dining and drinking options are various and plenty, giving it the feel of an adult funhouse. In the spring and summertime, stumble upon the open air Biergarten under the High Line, and it will be packed to the gills with revelers swilling German beer and soaking up the good life (in the winter, it’s glass-enclosed and also fun).
The Standard Grill doesn’t disappoint with American bistro fare at breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday brunch. From a mouthwatering cheeseburger to oysters to homemade donuts, you can’t go wrong with their well-executed classic, indulgent fare.
And then there’s The Top of the Standard and Le Bain, both infamous nightlife destinations. The former is known for its tough door, sweeping skyline views and as the place where Solange Knowles went cray-cray on Jay-Z in the elevator. The latter is a club known for its eclectic DJ lineup, outdoor rooftop with killer views and a plunge pool where you can buy a swimsuit from a vending machine while you party.
5 dining and drinking destinations
Ice skating rink in the winter
Rooftop creperie in the summer
Meeting & events space
Rates from about $395 per night
I’m obsessed with this place. I love everything about it. The rooms and their bathrooms and views are sexy and beautiful, if a little small. No matter what mood strikes, there’s always something fun to do right in the hotel, and the location is perfection, putting me a short walk to many of my favorite Manhattan things. If anything, hospitality can be a little touch and go (during my second stay, we never got turn down service), but it’s not enough to dissuade me from totally loving this place.
Bathrobe:¬†Yes. A plush, luxurious black robe with a hood.
Conditioner:¬†Yes. Kiss My Face products are to die for. I always steal the honey humectant hand lotion.
Bed Comfort Level: 3¬†Stars (out of 5).
This destination gets Shayne‚Äôs¬†‚ÄúI‚Äôd like to live here for at least one month‚ÄĚ¬†seal of approval. Duh! Love NYC. Love Meatpacking. Old home.