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
I’m back here at my favorite place to stay when visiting NY. Some of these people I’ve known for years now so it’s always a pleasure coming back and seeing their faces. Thank you Singh, Felix, Lesly, And David for shuffling me to work and back every morning, and the front desk crew for being so nice every time I come to town! (Sarah, Cat, Carolyn, Lesa, Andy, Angel, Adolfo, Craig and Elizabeth!) 🤗🤗🤗
It was a lovely stay we had with our family in the box house hotel. Especially Felix and Sigh the both drivers were fantastic. They gave us great insider tips, which café's and restaurants we should go to. They were never wrong.... Sooooo delicious each one of them.
We stayed for a week in this lovely hotel, renovated to have very modern amenities one side and preserving their heritage on the other. We had the good luck to stay both in rooms and in a suite. The suite with kitchenette is very large by New York standards..almost like a spacious apartment. Loved their decor..gave me several ideas to redecorate when I go home. Loved the quaint accessories ranging from stacked very readable list of books, old mirrors of various sizes used as decor, lovely paintings you can spend hours observing and the premises always very clean.
The newer rooms are excellent with modern amenities very tastefully handpicked. The hotel offers free shuttle service within a 2mile radius which was the icing on the cake. We used their valuable services atleast twice a day.
The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and the shuttle drivers - every one of them- were friendly and informative and always very helpful. The staff and the shuttle contacts we had were impeccable in their services and represented their hotel in an excellent manner. Loved our stay here and we will be sure to come back!
The staff is very friendly. Felix is great! There's a beautiful old New York yellow cab outside the hotel and we appreciated leaning so much about the old New York yellow cabs. The hotel entrance and the restaurant are gorgeous and in an art deco style.
Check in was quick and friendly. Esthetics: old bones with a great new vibe. Decor was great, rooms were clean, inviting and bathroom impeccable. I really felt more at home, than at a generic stuffy hotel.
The service at the brunch this morning was also a delightful experience. Two female bartenders were very attentive and full of suggestions.
This place is a Gem and I will return. Thank you to the wonderful staff