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
Whenever I visit New York from the West Coast, I stay at the Hoxton in Williamsburg.
Not only are it's rooms comfortable, with great views, but they are fully equipped (coffee and kettle, house brand toiletries), and bright and airy (even though compact).
The restaurants (Klein's is my favorite) are excellent.
And the staff throughout the hotel are always SO friendly. Andrea checked us in today and she was incredibly helpful with our many bags and unusual requests.
Alexandra Moon usually helps us in the resaurant and she always has a terrific attitude.
Needless to say, I HIGHLY recommend the Hoxton!
I sometimes wonder if the developers of a hotel loose complete site of the general purpose of a hotel in their design of a property. Hoxton Brooklyn is such the case. I don’t think I have ever seen such a tiny room (literally 30” from foot of bed to the wall). Zero consideration was given to a place for luggage or maneuverability of humans for that matter. Additionally, acoustics are not so great. When your neighbor enters or exists their room, you will think they are coming into your room. Room Squish and the fear of your neighbor entering for a visit aside, this property is excellent on all other features.
We only stayed one night when we were in town for a wedding, but we would go out of our way to stay in a Hoxton here or anywhere else in the future. The entire vibe was just good, comfy, high end without being pretentious, and interesting. The staff was friendly as was the overall brand personality. The rooms we small but very well appointed and comfortable. Affordable and unique, this place just rocks.
We also highly enjoyed the rooftop patio at night and Klein's restaurant for breakfast.