The Standard Highline Staycation
Recently we decided to do a staycation in Manhattan NYC.
Rob is huge on location, views, sights, bars and all those aspects of traveling and picking a local staycation spot were no exception. We choose to stay at The Standard Highline Hotel in the Meatpacking District.
The Standard Highline Hotel; -
Rising above a former elevated train line that has become downtown's favorite public park, The Standard, High Line is located in New York City's Meatpacking District. Every one of the 338 rooms features a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of Manhattan and/or the mighty Hudson River. The hotel's inviting and scintillating public spaces include a bustling German beer garden at ground level, the rooftop discothèque Le Bain, the legendary Top of The Standard, and an outdoor public plaza with rotating art installations and a winter ice rink. A neighborhood staple, the award-winning Standard Grill melds a brasserie atmosphere with new American cuisine.
We decided to book the deluxe room, 1. price 2. we knew we couldn't be spending too much time indoors but at the same time wanted something with a decent view.
Deluxe Rooms –
The 230-square-foot Deluxe Queen is roughly the same size as The Standard Queen, but features a slightly different layout and even more exceptional southern views of the downtown skyline and the mighty Hudson River. There's a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, a super comfy queen-size bed, a drenching rain shower and tub with city views*, and a working/dining alcove. Cozy hooded robes, fancy linens, big down pillows, and a Bluetooth speaker come standard, naturally. (230 sq ft)
*This room includes slats on the shower/tub for those who need some privacy from their roommate.
Being such a small room, I felt the layout was fairly well thought out because most of the open space was gravitated toward the ceiling to floor windows. Entrance, bathroom and toilet (separate) were fairly tight to get around. Toilet was hidden behind a door with no windows in the corner of the room.
Seating area was tight but enough room to move around, the desk was wide and swiveled around so getting in /out wasn't too bad – the lounge seating area was facing towards the windows which was nice to just sit and relax. And the television was just up-against-the wall at a good height from the floor when on the bed as well as from the seating area.
I'm not sure whether its just the deluxe room arrangement, but one thing worth mention was the bed was insanely low to what I'm compared too. The bedframe seems to be 1ft off the floor and so the mattress sat really low. Getting in / out of bed got me EVERYTIME. It was just a really strange thing for me.
Top of the Standard; -
With dramatic city views that turn magical at sundown, the glittering room of late-night lore is equally alive during Sunset Service. In the afternoon, we welcome guests for tea and drinks amid spectacular sunlit views. In the evening, live jazz music, a small-plate menu, and specialty cocktails turn the room into the city's most sophisticated supper lounge. The dress code is smart casual attire focusing on well-tailored and fitted clothing with the appropriate footwear. Reservations strongly recommended.
In the summer join us above Top for a cocktail and views from one of the city's most iconic rooftops.
Top of The Standard is located on the 18th floor of The Standard Highline Hotel (across from the Le Bain nightclub). The view, décor, and layout all complimented the surroundings, making for such an amazing place. As you walk in your main focus is towards the impressive centre lighting piece which is placed above the bar.
Rob thought ahead and reserved seating and we were really fortunate enough to have a booth style seating right up against the window.
Drinks are no-doubt priced at the higher pricing range, but as mentioned you are paying for the experience and mostly the few of which Top of the Standard provides.
The drinks menu is beyond and creative and limited snacks.
It is definitely was an amazing place experience and definitely worth a visit whether you are local or passing by in New York City.
Overall, my experience at The Standard Highline Hotel was amazing. The room was nice, the view was amazing and our experience at The Top of The Standard really topped off our stay. I definitely think it's worth an experience to get away to The Standard Highline for a get-away or even just to pop by the Top of the Standard for a drink with the amazing view in the background. And I would definitely encourage a local staycation, NYC is huge and there's always something new popping up.