Need To Know
207; two penthouse suites.
Midday, but if you want to check out later, there are half-day rates (subject to room availability).
Double rooms from $175.00, excluding tax at 15.5 per cent.
Mood lighting, scented candles, giant mirrors and treat-filled mini-bars make the Standard’s rooms the perfect set for recreating those fantasy movie moments… Groovy, baby. The windows actually open, too.
At the hotel
SPiN ping pong club and social lounge, outdoor lounge with fireplace, lobby with pool table, 24-hour fitness centre, barber, gift shop, photobooth, valet parking. In rooms: CD/DVD players, video games, mini-bars, laptop safes and free WiFi.
Our favourite rooms
The Standard's room names are helpfully descriptive (From ‘Cheap’ to ‘Big Penthouse’ via ‘Gigantic’ and ‘Wow’), so you’ll know what you’re getting; the more you pay, the higher up your room will be. ‘Medium’ rooms are good value but still a decent size, with queen-size beds and revealing glass-walled showers. ‘Huge’ rooms have a separate seating area and soaking tub that opens onto the room. ‘Humungous’ rooms occupy corner sites and have the most windows. We particularly love the ‘Wow’ rooms, with their Shaquille O’Neal-length beds and party-sized baths and showers.
The Standard's heated rooftop pool has scarlet Perspex seating pods and matching astroturf, sun loungers and waterbed cabanas on its sundeck.
Slick swimwear for poolside glamour (avoid orange, though – you'll clash with the red astroturf); a warm cover-up for winter evenings.
There are smoking and non-smoking rooms; smoking is not permitted in the indoor public areas.
Welcome. Extra beds can be provided, US$50 a night. Babysitters available.
Pets are welcome for US$100 per stay.