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
- 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
This place is the best. The staff is really friendly and are happy to help at any time. The rooms are so pretty and comfortable. My room had the most beautiful view over Manhattan and I loved the floor-to-ceiling windows. The bed is perfect and so is the bathroom. You can make your own tea or coffee in your room while enjoying a little breakfast bag that will be delivered to your room if you want to. When you’re traveling together you might consider booking the ‘roomy’ room so you have a little more space for your stuff.
Kleins (the restaurant) has great food and service (also really nice to sit with your laptop or book). The neighborhood is great and a little less hectic then Manhattan which is nice after a long day, but if you want to go to Manhattan, it’s only 2 stops away.
Unfortunately I had to leave earlier then planned but they were very understanding and concerned if everything was okay. I will definitely stay at The Hoxton again when visiting New York or any other city they’re based in.
Great stay at Hoxton, the beds are dreamy and big, good facilities and great bar! Cosy lounge area where’s they serve great espresso martinis. 🍸 The only disappointment was the weird full breakfast, not quite what I’m used to (must be an American thang!)
Good spots nearby for dinner and drinks.
1 plea to Hoxton franchise is to create slightly larger rooms as it gets super cramped and no room for luggage or walk about.
Had such a great experience staying at The Hoxton! Friendly service from check-in to check-out. Loved the room -- yes, it was cozy, but made great use of the space with efficient, stylish furnishings (and how much time are you really spending in the room anyway?). Everything was very clean. Bed was super comfortable and linens were soft. Lots of small details and decor to appreciate. Love the eclectic collection of artwork that lines the hallways.
The location was key for us. We stayed here because it was only blocks away from where we were seeing a concert, and were pleasantly surprised to discover how many good restaurants, bars, and shops were within walking distance.
Overall, everything about The Hoxton feels so thoughtful and well-designed, which for me makes a big difference. Already making plans to come back!
The service at Hoxton Williamsburg was absolutly fab!!! Had som trouble with the temperature in the rom and the respons from the Hoxton team was amazing with a new room and over the top compensation even though it really wasn’t nessesary!
The view over Manhattan was magical in the evenings and mornings and it was hand to leave the hotel... felt like our home away from home!
A fabulous hotel in the heart of trendy Williamsburg.
We were a family of 4 and 3 generations and we all loved it. The rooms are very well appointed and the bed is like getting into a cloud. Manhattan views impressive!
Reception/ bar/ restaurants are beautifully decorated with lots of thoughtful detail.
Staff very friendly and welcoming and delivered complementary breakfast bag every morning.
Trip into Manhattan took about half hour in total by subway but also a water clipper stop a few minutes walk away that takes you to various places. We took clipper to Dumbo and walked across the Brooklyn Bridge with more super impressive views.
Loads of bars and restaurants to visit in the area as well as two other high end hotels opposite.
Can’t wait to go back .....