The Standard High Line Hotel in New York: Video Walkthrough

Last updated: August 18, 2020

  • My favorite boutique hotel brand!
  • I would DEFINITELY go back.
  • Stayed 1 night on 12 January 2016
  • Paid $174.47 = $149 room plus $25.47 tax
  • Booked using The Standard’s app “One Night Standard” which is described as “Same-night reservations at incredible rates for spontaneous stays.”

Quick 58-second Video Walkthrough

Pictures of My Room

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My south-facing, 5th floor room.
My room at The Standard Hotel in New York
Opposite view of previous photo. Note all the wood.
Bed in a small room at The Standard Hotel in New York on the Highline
Queen bed. I really enjoyed the linens. They felt substantial, in a good way. Pillows were super fluffy and less stiff than is my preference. Bed was not as firm as I like.
Desk and work area, immediately at the foot of the bed.
Desk and work area, immediately at the foot of the bed. I really liked this space.
Bathroom sink. Typically I don't like the minimal "towels underneath the sink" setup, but it doesn't bother me as much at The Standard.
Bathroom sink. Typically I don’t like the minimal “towels underneath the sink” setup, but it doesn’t bother me as much at The Standard.

Misc: Internet Connection

The internet seemed a little slow…

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But for a paid upgrade, you can get faster internet. It says, “I WANT IT EXTRA FAST – Upgrade to premium wifi for $19.95.”

Wifi sign-on screen in The Standard allows you to select faster internet for a premium charge.
Wifi sign-on screen in The Standard allows you to select faster internet for a premium charge.

After logging in to the wifi, you see another example of their bold, sexy branding.

Example of bold, sexy branding in wifi confirmation page.
Example of bold, sexy branding in wifi confirmation page.

Room Design in The Standard High Line New York

An observational listing of elements which I enjoy.

  • Use of wood: Headboard, sofa, cabinets, mirror trim, privacy screen.
  • Large mirrors: bathtub, bedroom.

Mirror trim is wood Lots of wood in the bedroom everywhere

  • Extremely minimal furniture structure: bedside tables, desk and sofa area, bathroom sink.
Minimal design: not a bulky sofa, it fit within the small room.
Minimal design: not a bulky sofa, it fit within the small room.
  • Huge bathtub
  • Linens, specifically the comforter on the bed.
  • Power plugs near the bed have USB ports.
  • There is a substantial Bluetooth speaker to play music in the room.
  • Bathroom lights have a dimmer which is great for the morning when I don’t want full brightness.
  • Toilet light (the toilet is split into a separate room) has a diffuser that feels art deco. 
  • The use of gray, which is one of my favorite colors, for the carpet, sofa bench, and the closet curtain.
  • Floor to ceiling windows

Minor complaints

  • Slow WiFi
  • No trash can near the sink (but they do have a trash can in the toilet room and a very tiny one in the bedroom which was barely large enough to fit a large Starbucks cup).
  • Bed was not as firm as I would like, it was super squishy. 

Summary: This is one of my current 2 favorite hotels in NYC!! I loved it. It’s so good. (The other hotel I really like right now is The Roger.) I would most definitely return here.

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