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 Hotel is in a good location with Brooklyn and Manhattan easily accessible. Cosy room was small and a bit claustrophobic, very little hanging space and no where to put a suitcase apart from the floor. The ensuite bathrrom was a wetroom type and when using the shower the whole floor got soaked no matter how you had the door . Service left a little to be desired so we tended to eat and drink elsewhere. There is car park close by and hotel guests can get a discount
Overall dissappointing for the price paid
Emailed The Hoxton less and a week before I was due to stay over with my fiancé for our anniversary. Thought we could try a cheeky last minute heads up that it was for a special occasion and the hotel more than happily obliged to help make our stay a little more special by giving us a Manhattan view upgrade. Not only that, we received a personalised note in our room wishing us a happy anniversary and a lovely stay.
The rooms were comfortable and quirky with a bonus, beautiful view of the city. Complementary tea bags, coffee, milk and water put fresh in the fridge everyday. There was nothing more we could have asked for!
The staff were so friendly and more than happy to help out with restaurant recommendations or queries. Always welcoming and helpful.
We could not recommend this hotel more as it’s location is a handy short walk to the nearest subway station straight into Manhattan. Plenty of quirky, independent bars and restaurants within easy reach for an evening cocktail or bite to eat.
Overall, completely spoilt with this hotel and we would love to visit again!
We were poised to stay at this new hotel, the Hoxton. I was not excited! I was totally wrong. The hotel is beautiful. The entrance is inviting, the bar great; but most notably, the staff was excellent. Specifically, Emily, in the lobby, was kindly and helpful. The desk manager, Daniel, is awesome. I felt welcome from the moment I was greeted, and despite there being a few guests ahead of me, waited only briefly before I was quickly checked in! Great hotel made even better by great employees with upbeat personalities and good energy. Definitely will be coming back!
The front desk and management was customer centric always willing to help. While majority of my meetings in Manhattan, I enjoyed staying close by and the Hoxton is a great access point to all the wonderful BK spots.
Stylished hotel in the heart of Williamsburg.
The reception desk as a little bit hard to find, but that could be part of "the adventure" ;)
The rooms are smaller, compared to others in the US, but pretty new with a "living room charme".
Highlights of this hotel are the rooftop bar, bar at the lower level, free wifi, complementary international calls, water, milk, coffee and tea in every room.
Cons: hardly any storage space for clothes inside the room