The Standard East Village Hotel in New York: Video Walkthrough

Last updated: August 18, 2020

Note: not all rooms are created equal! This was an upgrade after I complained about my original room assignment.

  • I would not go back (but I would definitely return to The Standard High Line!)
  • I paid $174.48 = $149 plus $25.48, booked using their app
  • Stayed 1 night on 12 January 2016.

1 Minute Video Walkthrough

This hotel was a disappointment.

After staying at The Standard Miami Beach and then The Standard High Line, I told all of my friends that these were THE BEST hotels.

My expectations for The Standard brand were very high. Because the price of The Standard East Village was the same as The Standard High Line, I assumed the quality would be similar.

As I opened the door to my room, I felt someone was playing a joke on me.

The lighting was bad, the room was tiny, the design seemed bad.

This was sad because I had invited a friend to accompany me on the “unboxing” experience — checking into the room for the first time — and the room was so dismal that I felt embarrassed and let-down.

Sheepishly I went back to the front desk and asked, “Umm… is there anything special I should know about my room?”

The attendant looked at me quizzically, and I told her I was disappointed with what I found.

She said, “If you booked with the app, you sorta get luck of the draw – and that’s usually not prioritized. But I can move you to a lower floor and we’ve got a much bigger room available.”

Hooray!! And the new room was great, much much better. But still not up to the brand expectations that I had for The Standard.

Pictures of New Room

Bed, with a cutesy lips pillow which strangely annoyed me.
Bed, with a cutesy lips pillow which strangely annoyed me.
Extremely lackluster and boring desk area. Odd placement, in the corner, and just felt cheap.
Extremely lackluster and boring desk area. Odd placement, in the corner, and just felt cheap.
Side view of bedroom, curtains are closed but it looks out onto the street fo a cool view
Side view of bedroom, curtains are closed but it looks out onto the street fo a cool view
Little desk and chair next to bed. These were nice.
Little desk and chair next to bed. These were nice.
Bathroom at The Standard East Village.
Bathroom at The Standard East Village.
Sink.
Sink.
Internet speed test.
Internet speed test.

Complaints

  • Bedroom lighting, only 2 light overall besides bathroom: overhead, plus lamp on desk.
  • Carpet and tile, I didn’t like the mix.
  • Desk area sorta just felt cheap.
  • No bathrobes.
  • No power outlets near the bed, had an extension cord though.
  • I didn’t like the tile flooring + carpet combo.

Nice Things

  • Cool view from my room on 3rd floor w/floor to ceiling windows
  • More quiet than I’d have thought
  • Pillows were better than High Line
  • Bathtub seems elegant (but not as big as High Line)
  • Window shades were plush and nice fabric and significant (not like a polyester, more like something I’d expect from an Everlane sweater)

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