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
The service here is great! Quick replies to any questions and good tips. When we arrived we received a bottle of white wine and a decorated bed because we were on our honeymoon :)
The hotel is beautifully decorated with artwork and has great views of the skyline from our balcony. In the morning they offer coffee and pastries downstairs, and they offer free car rides within a one mile radius which we used a couple of times to get to the subway. I would definitely recommend this hotel!
We loved our stay at the Henry Norman. There wasn't a single thing we'd change, and how often can you say that about a hotel? Beautiful room, fantastic service (including a shuttle we used like crazy), good location. It was even quiet!
The hotel was built by very creative people. It gives a true sense of the creativity found in Brooklyn. I would call in Funky, most would say its hip. The rooms are very comfortable and well decorated with artwork. Very friendly staff, workable fitness room, coffee and pastry at breakfast. It doesn't have food service but you can order in from any of the many local restaurants or step out for dinner.
Very clean, nicely decorated in a fun way. Includes breakfast Danish, full workout room and laundry facilities. Room was nice size for NYC and bed was very comfortable. Bathroom was very clean with good water pressure and lots of hot water. The hotel provides shuttle service for nearby restaurants.
The Norman is everything I had hoped it would be and more! Super friendly and accommodating staff, beautiful clean room, cool a/c and helpful recommendations from front desk. 5 outta 5 , recommend!! Can’t wait to stay there again