Stellar free breakfast includes local purveyors like White Mustache yogurt, Blue Bottle coffee and freshly baked pastries and fruits
Cool local crowd hangs in the communal living room and backyard
Free use of the hot tub and sauna
The hotel sometimes hosts pop-up dinners, concerts and photo shoots
What To Know
Feels like a cross between a hip neighborhood social club and an inn
You might occasionally hear noise from other guests hanging out in the common areas
Located on a residential street in Williamsburg about a five minute walk from the L subway train into Manhattan
Three of the five rooms have a shared (but stylish and well-stocked) bathroom
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Brooklyn’s rustic-hip answer to a B&B with an artsy clientele, backyard sauna and hot tub
Urban rustic. Former pro-hockey player Lyon Porter created this B&B for the hip kid set with roughly-hewn wooden beams, Aztec-print Pendleton blankets draped over vintage leather chairs and potbelly stoves warming the pretty people reclining on overstuffed chesterfield sofas.
Bed and Bath
Four of the five rooms occupy the second floor of the townhouse and have a cozy vintage aesthetic mixing industrial lighting with warm wooden accents, exposed brick and, in some, decorative marble fireplaces. The fifth room occupies a straight-out-of-the-Catskills log cabin in the backyard. Inside you’ll find a king bed made of tree branches, a clawfoot tub and a woodsy sitting area lit by an antler chandelier and a wood-burning stove.
Industrial garage doors on either end of the townhouse lead into an open-plan kitchen/living room, the heart of the hotel. Here guests gather around a farm table for locally sourced breakfasts (Porter sometimes flips hotcakes or scrambles eggs for guests). Out back sits a hot tub, sauna and hammock for guest use. At night, the living room often becomes a de facto neighborhood clubhouse, with local creative types dropping by with microbrews or leading crafts nights or pop-up dinners.
In the Area
Set in funky Williamburg, Brooklyn, you’re a five minute walk from the L train into Manhattan. But you could easily occupy weeks on this side of the East River with some of the city’s coolest boutiques, music venues, bars and restaurants. Grab tacos and margaritas served out of a vintage airstream trailer built into funky Zona Rosa, tuck into pay-by-the-pound brisket on the picnic tables at legendary BBQ joint Fette Sau or sample the Michelin-starred, regional American fare at Delaware and Hudson. At night, bowl while bands play at the sprawling Brooklyn Bowl, hear buzzy DJs spin at hip Kinfolk, grab German brews at the massive Radegast beer hall or combine dinner and a movie (and cocktails) at the indie Nitehawk Cinema. The club kids all end up at Kellogg’s Diner late night for disco fries.
111 Powers St
Brooklyn, New York 11211
How to Get There
Flights are available to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. The hotel does not offer transfers to/from LGA and JFK. Taxis to/from LGA and JFK are available for approximately $30 and $50, respectively, each way.