The Box House Hotel
What We Love
- The loftlike, apartment-style rooms make you feel just like a local
- Some rooms have private terraces, many with skyline views of Manhattan
- A vintage 1970s Checker cab greets you at the hotel entrance
- Free car service to/from the subway and local restaurants/bars (within five miles) in either the Checker cab or a BMW SUV
- Fitness center with steam rooms and a sauna
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What To Know
- Located in a residential area of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, a 10-minute walk from the G train and a 30-minute walk from the more convenient L train
- WiFi, coffee and tea are free
- Each room has a fully stocked kitchen or kitchenette, and the front desk offers great recs for local eats
- Self-service laundry facilities for travelers planning long stays
- Great for groups and families with rooms that can sleep between two and six people
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
A 1970s Checker cab and a retro marquee announce that you have reached the Box House Hotel, a funky collection of loftlike suites set amid the warehouses, movie studios and row houses of Greenpoint, in northernmost Brooklyn. Set in a former door factory, the hotel offers a playful take on an industrial aesthetic: mismatched old windows with colored panes line one wall, crystal chandeliers add a glam touch to beam ceilings, and gilt-framed paintings sit above the concrete check-in desk.
Bed and Bath
The 57 loftlike suites feel more like funky apartments than traditional hotel rooms, with fully stocked kitchenettes (or full kitchens), 42-inch LCD TVs, iPod/iPhone docking stations and a mix of cozy modern and vintage furniture. Many rooms have loft bedroom areas — ideal for keeping sleeping and entertaining spaces separate — and many have private terraces, some with panoramic views of Manhattan. The rooms can sleep between two and six people, so they’re ideal for families or groups of friends traveling together.
Head to The Brooklyn Lantern (open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.), which serves classic American cuisine, with a hint of Italian influence. And you can work it all off in the hotel’s gym, which has both a sauna and steam room.
About 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
We have stayed here a number of times and it is an outstanding place. The building and its decor is fun to look at each time. The staff at the Bar are engaging, the food very good and the staff are always very personable and professional. Hats off to both of it drivers for their personal insights into the area. Great Place. And Great people
It was our first time in New York and I had so much about hotel rooms in NYC being tiny and claustrophobic so I was amazed when we got to the hotel and found our room to be so big, we might as well live in it forever. It was like an apartment even though we had gone for a “small” room without a kitchenette. It had a living room area with tv so you can eat takeout and watch a movie. Then there was the bedroom area with another tv for the lazy morning spent in bed. We had an amazing view of the city from the small balcony and a huge bathroom. The room provided enough privacy for a couple that’s about to get married. The Christmas decoration in the lobby was beautiful. There is a supermarket near by with loads at healthy snacks. It’s a little walk to the subway station, maybe 10 minutes. The hotel provides a shuttle service but we enjoyed the walk. There is a cool breakfast place near the station. From there, it’s like two stops to central station so it’s super easy to get wherever you wanna get in Manhattan super fast. The staff was so friendly. And just overall we felt super at home and will always remember the box house hotel as our NYC home. We also stayed in a fancy hotel in Times Square for a few nights after the ceremony, it can’t compare to the wonderful feeling the box house hotel gave us. We will love to come back.
From the moment David picked us up in a thunderstorm after getting off the L train to the moment we said goodbye, I enjoyed every minute at the Box House Hotel! My friend and I were there for an overnight and it happened to be raining on and off. Their complementary car service was excellent with easygoing & friendly drivers such as David. The bartender upon arrival (who made an excellent vodka mule) was welcoming and fun! Our queen bed room which overlooked Manhattan, was spacious with quirky trinkets and decor. The bathroom was so clean that I actually took a bath! I’d recommend the hotel to anyone who wants a Brooklyn experience with the closeness and ease of getting into Manhattan. Great Job, Box House!