The Standard East Village
- Style Milan in Manhattan
- Setting Edge of East Village
Rising above the Bowery's squat tenement-style buildings, New York’s The Standard East Village hotel is a sparkling 21-storey column of glass. Sophisticated and contemporary, it's a towering retreat above the action in this city that never sleeps – with a café and bar that barely slows down itself. The chic, sleek and modern rooms offer comfortable quarters in which to recharge after long days and nights out on the town.
Need to know
- Rooms 145, including 16 suites and a gigantic penthouse.
- Rates Double rooms from $275.00, excluding tax at 14.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $3.50 per room per night on check-out.
- More details Rates exclude breakfast.
- Facilities In-room spa treatments, guest computers, free WiFi throughout, free gym passes, DVD library, valet parking. In rooms: LCD HDTV, BluRay DVD player, iPod dock, minibar.
- Check–out Midday, but flexible if occupancy allows. Check-in, 3pm.
Children Welcome. Baby cots can be provided free. Babysitting with a local nanny can be organised through the hotel.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms The Standard East Village’s rooms have more bells and whistles added the higher up you go. The Standard Kings are invigoratingly light and airy, thanks to the almost floor-to-ceiling windows – try to get a west-facing room as these have unobstructed views of the surrounding rooftops.
- Packing tips Leave the library at home, the hotel has more than 4,000 secondhand volumes dotted around the lobby, library and rooms, covering everything from fashion to erotica. These are all available to buy – with all proceeds going to the homeless charity
- Also Have a peek in your minibar – in addition to the usual spirits and mixers you’ll find quirky treats such as custom-made jewellery by Tina Thor, make-up kits, and health packs from fitness guru David Kirsch.
Food and drink at The Standard East Village
- Hotel restaurant Looking out on – and, in warmer months, spilling onto – the Bowery, Café Standard feels unexpectedly old-world New York for a hotel so stylish and modern. A neighbourhood spot from early morning power-breakfasts to late-night craft cocktails, it's the kind of cafe you want to take home with you. In January 2014, the hotel's restaurant – helmed by Michelin-starred chef John Fraser – will open adjacent to the cafe.
- Dress code Schmess code – just be yourself, and look good doing it.
- Top table Stake a place at one of the two banquettes or sit outside if it's clement.
- Last orders The cafe's cocktail-shakers remain aquiver until 2am on weekdays, 4am weekends.
- Room service Order treats to your room around the clock. The hotel also has a stash of takeaway menus from respected local restaurants.
- Hotel bar The Café Standard's bar is open to guests and public punters alike for food, draft beers, craft cocktails and a curated wine list well into the wee hours.