We stayed at the Standard before and were looking forward to stay at the apartment to be able to cook and meet some friends. Cassandra and her daughter and husband were always nice and reachable via phone and e-mail.
However, when we arrived the kitchen was very dirty: smelly/dirty refrigerator with expired goceries inside, dishwasher full of smelly dirty dishes, used dishes on the kitchen counter, nasty pots.
Also the heating was not working and it was freezing, there was wet laundry in the washing machine, no washing powder and the internet only worked in one room. I guess the cleaning lady was not supervised properly and nobody doubble checked before we moved in.
We got a little space heater after request and waited in a restaurant for 2 hours for the apartment to get warmer.
Cassandra apologised and partly took care of the dirty kitchen after request, however it still did not live up to our expectations in this price range. Since the heating could not be fixed the next day (as promised before) we asked Cassandra if she could book us back into the Standard which would have been the same price as we paid her for the apartment. She did not want to do that so we requested a refund. We got the last 3 nights refunded and were able to check into Soho House for the same price that we paid for the apartment. However, we will have to wait about a week for the refund to be transferred to the account so we are not really liquid for the rest of our NYC stay now which sucks. Alltogether I still had to pay about 320$ for the one night plus around 100$ taxi fees for moving and wasted hours and hours on communication and moving.
I’d say this place for this price is an average Airbnb holiday apartment with half-hearted interior choices (old pots, the plates you got for christmas from your family and don’t want to have in your own kitchen, lumpy blanket…). I will definitely not put up with something like this again and just check into a nice and clean hotel right away for the same price and with much more flexibility. I hope Cassandra will doubble check the condition of the apartment in the future and maybe upgrade a few things.