Perched above the High Line on concrete pillars, the Standard High Line’s super-modern rooms feature wall-to-wall windows, which ensure tons of light and stunning views of the city and the Hudson River. (The windows also allow outsiders a look in—perfect for exhibitionists!) The high-design Standard is one of the trendiest NYC hotels, with plenty of nightlife both nearby and inside – dine at the hotel’s Standard Grill and imbibe at the outdoor Biergarten. Play naughty at the clubby rooftop Le Bain, or drink in the exclusive views at Top of the Standard. Trendy is only continued outside the building, given it's located within the Meatpacking district. There's a 24-hour front desk and room service too, so you needn't worry about getting back late.
If you want to be beside countless fantastic Manhattan neighborhoods, then you need to stay at one of the best hotels in Chelsea. Like most other New York neighborhoods, Chelsea was once industrial and more than a little rough around the edges. Then came the galleries and the gay scene, followed by the elevated High Line Park. Now the buzzy area is packed with nightlife, tourists, shopping and art galore. And don’t forget to sample some (or several) of the best Chelsea restaurants while you're exploring. Plus it’s within walking distance to the clubby Meatpacking District, the charming West Village, the bustle of Midtown – and right at the pinnacle of all the Chelsea girls. From artsy and luxury hotels like Hôtel Americano to the boutique and intimate charm of Chelsea Pines Inn, there's something for everyone in the area everyone wants to be in.
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