The creation of super-hotelier Andre Balazs, The Standard, High Line hotel is a glorious glassy high-rise, with witty minimalist interiors, cheekily exhibitionist bathrooms and unbeatable views over the Hudson (especially at sunset). Towering on concrete stilts above its namesake High Line, the hotel benevolently lords it over the West Village – a gentle but impeccably groomed giant.
Glorious sunset views from floor-to-ceiling windows
Sparkling sexy bathrooms, with freestanding ‘peek-a-boo’ showers
Action-packed downtown location, close to shops, restaurants and nightlife
Two beers at the Standard Biergarten
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The hotel provides cool black-and-gold bikes for guests, and the ride along the Hudson riverside is a sunset treat. More exercise awaits on the 17th floor, where a flashy gym has some pretty special views.
Bring an empty suitcase – the stylish stores and fashion boutiques on the Standard’s doorstep can easily supply you with a new wardrobe to take home.
848 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014, United States
0.0 mi / 0.0 km from city centre
- Valet parking
- Exercise gym
- Internet services
- Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
- Room service
- Onsite laundry
Open for breakfast and dinner, the Standard Grill is a blend of traditional meat-market chop house and American grill has a daily changing menu, but you can expect dishes along the lines of charred Spanish octopus, whole roasted chicken with duck fat smashed potatoes and halibut hollandaise. Next door, there's a German-inspired Biergarten with a whole range of sausages, beers and pretzels on offer. In the entrance plaza, an ice-skating rink in winter is replaced with the Spanish-inspired Standard Plaza outdoor restaurant in warmer months. A Sunday brunch with the likes of scallops eggs benedict and brioche-foie gras French toast is also served at the 18th-floor Top of the Standard from 12 noon to 5pm weekly.
Book early and often, and request a table on the breezy terrace, also the perfect spot for people-watching.
There’s a full 24-hour menu of in-room meals available.
The Standard’s 18th-floor bar, Top of The Standard, has full-circle views of Manhattan and its favourite river through floor-to-ceiling windows. After 9pm, it's a private members' club accessible by invitation only. Neighbouring night club Le Bain, with its rooftop plunge pool, is similarly sceney and exclusive, but buttering-up the doorman here may well win an 'open sesame'. Guests (and vertigo victims) can also test out the barmen’s mixology skills in the Standard Grill's bar or sip a brew (and nibble a bratwurst) in the Biergarten.
Please note that the Top of the Standard is closed every August for renovations.