History of The Standard East Village Hotel

I recently stayed at The Standard East Village Hotel in New York City. This is one of my favorite hotel brands. Related: see my review of The Standard High Line.

But I felt as if I was let down by The Standard East Village. The lobby was great, but the rooms seemed off-brand. Different from all the others I have stayed at (LA, Miami, High Line). I decided to do some research into how this location was acquired by The Standard.

the standard has an arresting outline The Standard East Village Hotel is located off Cooper Square in NYC.


2017-02-07T07:43:02+00:00 February 7th, 2017|General, Hotels|

Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico-Mexico City

I really like the floor to ceiling mirrors and the staircases.  The ceilings seem very high and the art deco finishing such as the rococo touches around the banisters, the metal handrails for the stairs and the extremely elaborate and fancy old style elevators plus what looks like a museum quality huge table in the lobby.  All of these things stick out to me, but they are contrasted by terrible lighting.   It appears that they have replaced a lot of their lights with LED bulbs which give off a very harsh white light, not like a soft old world romantic feeling.


2017-01-07T22:34:08+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Hotels|

Room Mate Valencia Hotel in Mexico City

Greetings from Mexico City!

I booked my stay at the Valencia on hotels tonight and paid around $68.

My first impression coming into the room was that it looked like what I would imagine a Tokoyo love hotel would look like, not that I would know.

I really did not like this hotel, and I tried to get out of there as soon as possible. Low ceilings and I just don’t like the colors.


2017-01-03T04:15:17+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Hotels|

Chaya B&B in Mexico City

Hello from Mexico City! This is the first place that I have stayed, and I booked it on hotel tonight from my plane right before we took off.

My first impressions are that I’m impressed and it is cute and I’m very happy that they have free tea and coffee service all day 🙂 more to come…


2017-01-01T14:12:13+00:00 January 1st, 2017|Hotels|

Room Review for Holiday Inn 57th St. in Midtown Manhattan (NYC)

This is a big hotel! 600+ rooms, right on 57th Street. With the top floor at 17, it is not a very tall hotel. The rooms are dated, but sufficient. And HUGE! Compared to other hotels in NYC, these rooms are very large.

I stayed here for 1 night on Sunday, October 16th, 2016. The room was booked on HotelTonight and I paid $109 for the room plus $21 taxes and fees = total $130.


2016-10-19T00:09:59+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Hotels|