Henry Norman Hotel
What We Love
- Staff that’s eager to please
- Striking views of Manhattan from city-facing rooms
- It’s a short walk to pretty Msgr. McGolrick Park
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What To Know
- The location is off the beaten path from the restaurants and shops of Greenpoint and Williamsburg (the hotel offers a free shuttle service though)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Housed in a converted 19th-century warehouse, the Henry Norman (named for the cross-section of streets it sits on) has retained its industrial roots in the décor but, thanks to smart, friendly service, manages to also feel warm and welcoming. Loft-style rooms are modern and airy, with hardwood floors, white and grey color schemes and contemporary art work. You’ll want to move into the suites—some of which have private terraces overlooking Manhattan—as well as kitchenettes, dining tables and separate living areas.
In the Area
Take advantage off the hotel’s free shuttle service and explore Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. Wander up Franklin Street for shopping at spots like Alter clothing, Academy Records and Word bookshop, which often hosts readings from local authors. If you’re up for a bit of a wait for dinner, hit Paulie Gee’s a Brooklyn favorite for gourmet pizzas (including vegan options) or visit Glasserie—housed in the former home of Greenpoint Glass Works—for seasonal small plates. And for brunch, an NYC institution, we like the egg biscuit sandwich paired with a mimosa at cozy Anella or, if the weather is on the warmer side, the charming garden at French bistro Le Gamin for crepes.
How to Get There
Everything was very good! Nice and spacious studio, clean. Welcoming and friendly staff. Acceptable location near Williamsburg (which we like!). The price was reasonable for the quality. Definitely I will book it for our next trip to NYC.
Henry Norman Hotel is a beautiful hotel with lovely rather big rooms, beautiful and clean interior and absolutely lovely and hard working staff. Anabel, Zachary and Ronnie (desk staff) helped us out quite often with basically everything we needed to know which made our stay even better then suspected. The taxi service they offer is just great and the main driver (who’s name I didn’t catch, sorry) is very nice and super helpful too. They take you to every subway line in the area (1 mile radius) and point out extra and good tips for the direction you want to go. Getting there at first was a bit of a search but when you get off the sub at Nassau st. and walk via Norman st. the 5 minute trip through Brooklyn is shortest and quite pleasant to do. They provide clean towels and room cleaning on a daily base. WiFi is super fast and free fresh coffee every morning till 10-ish. Only 2 minor things we think they could improve on are: providing bathrobes for the rooms and create a heated/secluded space within the facility for guests that like to smoke a cigarette. But overall we’d definitely recommend staying here and we enjoyed our stay very much!
A truly excellent stay in the lovely Greenpoint neighborhood in Brooklyn. I cannot say enough about the friendly service, excellent breakfast pastries and coffee, exquisite meal at MADRE. Loved our room!