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Exterior view of the Standard Hotel High Line
Last updated: 27 October, 2022

This spectacular, designer luxury hotel combines striking architecture, amazing city and river views and the hottest social scene in the city.

Built literally straddling the High Line, New York’s famous elevated railtrack park, this Le Corbusier–style, glass-slab building presides over the ever-trendy Meatpacking District, home to the sexiest nightlife and the cafes to be seen in. It couldn’t be in a cooler location.

The somewhat unwelcoming stone and glass exterior belies the slick décor and to-die-for views from floor-to-ceiling windows inside that give a huge wow factor.

The top-floor bar is one of the hottest cocktail spots in town, buzzing with the young, beautiful and affluent – and occasional celebrity.

There’s no pool, but guests are offered free passes to the rooftop pool at Soho House five minutes’ walk away – another uber-trendy scene.

It’s a ‘downtown’ location, close to the Statue of Liberty and less central than other hotels, but nothing in Manhattan is that far on the subway or by cab.

Surrounding area

The cobbled streets, shops and eateries of the Meatpacking District are no longer edgy but certainly still uber-fashionable.

Actual meatpacking plants still exist but are dwindling as the designer boutiques like Alexander McQueen and Diane von Furstenburg (check spell), and trendy restaurants take over.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Walk the High Line

New York, United States of America (USA)[0.8 miles]

Uber-cool park built on an elevated, disused railway track that manages to combine terrific design, gritty urban architecture and river views.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free | 30 minutes

Boat tours of New York City

New York, United States of America (USA)[2.2 miles]

Great value 1-3 hour sightseeing cruises around Manhattan, offering the chance to appreciate the city skyline and its key landmarks – including the Statue of Liberty – from the relative tranquillity of the Hudson River.

Best for ages: 4+ | £25 | 1-3 hours

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Shows on Broadway

New York, United States of America (USA)[3.3 miles]

One of the world’s two most prestigious cities for theatre hosts a wide variety of world-class performing arts and performers – but nothing beats a Broadway musical.

Best for ages: 13+ | £35 | 2+ hours

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Chelsea’s Art Galleries

New York, United States of America (USA)[0.8 miles]

A feast of hundreds of private art galleries, packed into one enclave on the west of Manhattan, showcasing an eclectic mix of contemporary and modern art.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Katz Diner

Katz Diner

New York, United States of America (USA)[2.7 miles]

“I’ll have what she’s having,” is the famous line from the When Harry Met Salley movie scene set in this ancient palace of pastrami that’s been slicing and serving top-notch cured meat since 1888.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum

New York, United States of America (USA)[2.9 miles]

History buffs should stop by this fascinating museum, a small row of old immigrant tenement houses preserved intact from the late 19th/early 20th century that showcases what life was like for the immigrants who first arrived in the city.

Best for ages: 13+ | £25

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New York City

New York, United States of America (USA)

The ‘city that never sleeps’ is a 24/7 thrill of soaring skyscrapers, jaw-dropping architecture, dynamic culture and world-class art, dining and performing arts scenes.

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