If we hadn't of checked out stephr007's review history, we would have marked her perfect rating of The Standard as shill. Instead, she just seems more than a little titillated by the hotel:
The staff was incredibly accommodating and attentive...and QUICK! And I can't go on without mentioning how gorgeous the staff is! Wow. I am anxious to see the rest of the space and excited to frequent the top floor 360 degree view bar and restaurant. And they are supposedly building a restaurant and beer garden under the Highline - too cool. Summer cannot come soon enough!
The other two reviews both come from people who chose to use The Standard as a New Year's retreat, a smart move considering how bleak the city can be for residents at this time of the year. One of the guests, gimmehotel (kudos on the handle), experienced one of the first service hiccups of property:
Champagne on arrival, personally shown to our room. Although, lots of confusion about late check out next morning and staff unclear how to resolve until we spoke with the manager.
This went down while the other NYE guest, NNJPisces, learned about the property from Curbed and took a chance. Loving the view, the value and even the service, NNJPisces did, nonetheless, have issues with that pesky shower situation:
...Upon showering, the floor was apparently not graded properly and the water was flowing into the common area, when it should have gone down the drain in the floor. I had to use the majority of the towels to soak up the water on the floor in front of the sink. To the hotels credit, we received a $50 credit from the hotel.
Nice save, Standard! Keep issuing credit for every over-spraying showerhead, however, and you'll end up paying for everybody's dinners. This bring us to mention other little questionable bit: Vanity Fair has profiled the hotel in their February issue--read it here-- and one of their pictures shows the lobby sporting some decidedly different furniture. Now we knew that they'd be changing out the chairs eventually, but you've got to see these new ones to believe them. Do you think the change more first-class airline lounge or hip 1960s dentist office waiting room? Let us know in the comments.