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
This was a lovely hotel, very cool interior design and very clean. There is a shuttle service provided for the local area which is really useful to get you to various places around town, or to the nearby subway stations to get you further afield.
Such friendly staff would highly recommend- nothing is too much trouble
Great room, fantastic atmosphere, nice art and magnificent personal!
Ronnie (thx for your patience and help), Anabel, Dana, Tashana, Joel and Zach (thank you for answering all our 1000 questions) Julian (we will miss our morning rides), Peabo (sorry for calling you Edwin all week; our saving Angel in the evenings) and last but not least Nigel (you rock, man!)
Thank you, thank you, thank you all!
We visited Brooklyn to catch the Frida exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. This was our first stay at the Henry Norman & we found it to be very pleasant. Apart from the accommodations, Nigel at the front desk was more than great. Rarely do you find someone of his character & knowledge for the surroundings. We expect to return & hope Nigel is still an employee.
This hotel is truly a hidden gem. The building's internal design is very creative and fun, and really a world unto itself. We really enjoyed our stay and would absolutely come again. The one thing to be mindful of is the location- it's in a sort of warehouse district, but its very close to local venues and tourist attractions. So it is very convenient, but I would not want to walk around there at night especially being a young woman. The hotel does provide a car service and will drive you to your location within 1 mile of the hotel... and Uber's are plentiful. However, it is still something to consider and plan for ahead of time. Overall we had a ton of fun at this place- totally recommend!
This was our 2nd stay at the Henry Norman Hotel in Brooklyn, NY. The staff is exceptional. The room decor is unique and well appointed. Street parking available around hotel.The location is perfect for our visit, close to my son's school, entertainment and great restaurants. We plan to make the Henry Norman our hotel of choice when visiting New York. I think the Henry Norman is the best value in Brooklyn NY. i will recommend the Henry Norman to family and friends.