Perched above the High Line on concrete pillars, The Standard’s super modern rooms flood with light from the wall-to-wall windows, which also ensure stunning views of the city and the Hudson River. If you're an exhibitionist, you'll be thrilled to know these windows also allow outsiders a look in, and if not, be sure to request a higher floor. This is easily one of the trendiest hotels in NYC, with plenty of nightlife nearby (it is Chelsea after all) 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. There's a 24-hour front desk and room service too, so you needn't worry about getting back late.
Mood? Views on views.
Location perks? Did we mention the views?
Budget range? On the pricier side.