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
- 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
It was cozy and comfortable, and beautiful place! There was a shuttle car taking you to the public transportation including Ferry stop and Williamsburg! One thing I would love to go was rooftop but they open for a private event! There was only one bar at the hotel but there were bunch of cool restaurants and bars in the neighborhood! You won’t regret to atay here!
Fabulous hotel. Great location. Super friendly and helpful staff. Shuttle driver, Felix, was amazing, street savvy and incredibly helpful. Highly recommend this hotel in the greenpoint district. Clean rooms and comfortable bathrooms. Kitchen area is an option to meals out. Hotel restaurant had good coffee.
My husband and I recently stayed here in Room 24. It is self contained with an oven/microwave, great stove top, dishwasher and fully equipped. Decor is retro/vintage/collectables, quite unique. Our room had a mezzanine bedroom with a spiral staircase. You need to be agile for this. Didn't eat at the hotel, but it looked to be nice. The hotel is a ten minutes walk to a subway. The surrounding area is relatively quiet and safe. I would recommend this hotel if you're an active walker. They do have a free car service for a kilometre in any direction, which would get you to the subway. We also caught a nearby ferry to Wall Street for $2.75. Supermarkets are close by. Helpful staff.
We loved our stay here. The staff was friendly and helpful. We found free street parking, which saved a lot of money in NYC. The rooms were clean and spacious and we loved being able to make our own coffee and eat breakfast in the room. Our teenagers complained that the pull-out couch was not comfortable, but other than that, we were very happy with our stay!
I needed a hotel not too far from the United Nations where I had to work last week.
I found this unassuming hotel here and to my surprise it turned out to be a gem in Brooklyn .
The place oozes charm and creativity , the staff was beyond wonderful and I would like to underscore the super knowledgeable , helpful, David who helped me get a Uber when my GPS was out of whack .
All the check in people and the bar staff were a perfect ten !
My room was out of an HGTV show . Comfortable, super cute and welcoming ! I stayed two nights but most certainly will come back for more !
The Box House hotel is definitely a box full of charm !
Congrats to management ! I particularly loved the delicious chocolate on my bed ! Nice touch !
I will be back !