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
Great location and has a hip and funky decor
Friendly and helpful staff
Free local "cab" service from front door
Nice bar area, and a good late-night snack menu as well as full restaurant
Close to Manhattan, and wonderful Brooklyn coffee/shopping areas
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our room was very clean with a beautiful view of Manhattan from our balcony. The hotel offers a free car service anywhere within a mile of the hotel. Our driver Felix was incredibly kind and gave us numerous excellent recommendations. For the couple looking for a romantic getaway on a budget, you can't beat the Box House Hotel.
Staff was super friendly and helpful. We stayed at this hotel twice: once heading out for a cruise and second upon conclusion of the cruise. We would definitely recommend staying here. The rooms were spacious, clean and the beds and bathrooms were above average. We could walk to a variety of restaurants from the hotel. The hotel's location was in a safe area and near a subway.