The Hoxton, Williamsburg
What We Love
- Bespoke patterned bedding by local label Dusen Dusen
- The Apartment, a space dedicated to meetings, parties and the hotel’s own curated events
- Complimentary breakfast bags (oatmeal pots, OJ, and fruit) delivered to your door
- Ping-pong tables at Backyard, the hotel’s casual outdoor restaurant
What To Know
- The property stands on the site of the former Rosenwach factory, maker of NYC’s wooden water towers
- Half of the 175 guest rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows
- Books in all guest rooms were curated by local Brooklyn residents
- The hotel offers free international phone calls
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Pet Friendly
- Room Service
A trailblazing British brand brings its retro allure across the pond to Williamsburg
One glance at the Hoxton’s room categories—guests can choose from Cozy, Cozy With a View, or Roomy, all decked out with local ceramics, Roberts radios, raw concrete ceilings, and wood and brass detailing—serve as previews of its unfussy elegance and hipster vibe (practically a requisite in this pocket of New York), while the lobby, courtesy of London-based design firm Ennismore, is an equally Insta-friendly blend of vintage chandeliers, houseplants and Millennial Pink couches. The dazzling centerpiece is a recreated carriage house—a tribute to the structure that once anchored the aforementioned Rosenwach Factory—that’s now the site of Klein’s, one of three onsite restaurants spearheaded by renowned Greenpoint restaurateur Jud Mongel. His menu is an ode to all things grilled, including a charred Amish chicken, steak, and a much-buzzed-about burger. Backyard, a relaxed al fresco space serving no-utensils-required treats like hot dogs and pimento cheese, and Summerly, a glass-encased rooftop bar, wreathed with floral barstools, round out the charming seasonal offerings.
In the Area
Warehouses once dominated this Brooklyn nabe before paving the way for the hipster brigade. These days, alt-cool Williamsburg’s high-rises are attracting a fresh crop of young professionals and families, meaning the entertainment offerings here run the gamut from larger-than-life drag shows at the nearby Metropolitan Bar to Domino Park, a new six-acre green space built on the site of a former sugar refinery. As part of its commitment to joining forces with area’s creative set, The Hoxton’s own dynamic cultural events calendar, which could include a stand-up performance by a Saturday Night Live cast member or showcases for local street artists, is a force to be reckoned with.
How to Get There
The room was small, but it's NYC and expected. The one thing I really did not like about it was that I was facing the Williamsburg Hotel rooftop and DJs were playing very late most nights of my stay. The bass was so loud that I might as well just stay at the Wburg Hotel and be AT the party. The front desk service was exceptional, however the cocktail servers and baristas in the lounge were far from pleasant. I had a light dinner and a couple glasses of wine one evening and the server acted as though I was inconveniencing her by being there. She didn't come back at all to check on me and I had to walk to find her to order even a glass of wine and to get the check at the end. The rooftop was really nice and the service we had up there was much better! Also the breakfast bag in the morning is a nice touch.
Our room's appointments were spectacularly simple, elegant, and functional. From the shower that was like a rainforest drenching; to the immediately cool air from the air conditioner; to the delicate light switches that ALL worked (and made sense); to the USB charging ports everywhere; to the window that opened casement style just enough to get some outside air in; to the staff that were, without exception, focused, fun & attentive to our needs in a way that put us at ease! Great community area to visit with family & friends - and fun, quirky little touches ("Nice Shoes" the rug says as you enter...)
This was my second time staying at the Brooklyn outpost of The Hoxton. I've stayed at the one in Shoreditch, London many times over the last few years.I absolutely love the vibes of this place. My Brooklyn stay did not disappoint. As soon as you walk in the door there is such a welcoming and vibrant energy. The team at the front desk are always hospitable and go above and beyond. As a special note, there is a guy at the front named Marshall, with a million dollar smile that is the epitome of hospitality and service. I left a book in my room after a previous stay and the team made every effort to locate the book. They found it, and had it waiting in my new room upon my return. The rooftop views are stunning, the morning little breakfast is cute, the cafe is solid and the restaurant gets the job done. I do wish there was a fitness center onsite, but the house offers a great discount at a gym about a block away. Per usual...I'll Be Back!