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The Standard East Village NYC Hotel Review: With even the Bowery now sporting destination restaurants, The Standard East Village is, quite possibly, one of the best-situated lodgings for those who want to explore East Side cool. Housed in a 21-story office building, the hotel is far from all work and no play. Though amenities will suit those intent on getting the job done, the hotel is also a perfect modern-luxury crash pad for those in town to relax. The rooms feature natural wood, soft neutral hues, great views, flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations, while the bathrooms combine contemporary fixtures with Italian glass mosaic tiles. There's even a choice of bathrobes: plush terrycloth, silk or lightweight yukata. Guests who need a break from the go-go-go of downtown but aren't quite ready to call it a night can relax by the fireplace in the Library. This pet-friendly hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi and gym passes. The Cafe Standard, serving American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is open from the early morning to the wee hours.