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What We Love

  • Doing laps in New York’s longest hotel pool, when the weather’s nice
  • Tasting Andrew Carmellini’s next great culinary creation
  • Staying at a hotel that’s caught the eye of Condé Nast Traveler – before it even opened
  • Hanging out on your private, city-view balcony

What To Know

  • There's a 15,000 square-foot public park on the rooftop
  • A swimming pool can be found on the third floor
  • Super close to hip cafes, bars and shops


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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A city-view room with a balcony at a brand-new hotel, with a rooftop pool and buzz-worthy dining

The Lowdown

How do you get a whole borough of too-cool-for-school hipsters’ tongues wagging? Design a cutting-edge, modern-skyscraper hotel, align yourself with a leading hospitality group, and hire its acclaimed restaurateurs to develop your dining plan. This is the approach that Williamsburg’s forthcoming The William Vale has taken, and so far, it’s working. The soon-to-open stay has already won itself a profile in Brooklyn’s Brownstoner, not to mention others in Haute Living and Condé Nast Traveler.
Helmed by Andrew Carmellini – the chef who brought you The Dutch (South Beach and NYC editions) and The Greenwich Hotel’s Locanda Verde – the F&B scene will likely be a draw in and of itself. The building, meanwhile, will include an elevated public green space, a panoramic rooftop lounge and New York’s longest hotel pool. And sure, the property may have gotten some great press so far, but that doesn’t mean the cat’s completely out of the bag. It may probably take some time after this promising property opens for it to take off, so make like a hipster, and sleep here before it’s cool.


Your sleek room features unobstructed, New York-skyline views. The hardwood-floored Gotham King room boasts a 71-square-foot balcony, and features designer décor, contemporary art and nine-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. You’ll also have a comfy seating area and a master bath with a separate, glassed-in, rain-style shower.


The dining at The William Vale will be overseen by NoHo Hospitality Group, helmed by leading chef Andrew Carmellini. If that name rings a bell, it’s because it’s the name behind such renowned eateries as The Dutch, Bar Primi and iconic Locanda Verde. Among his contributions will be the rooftop lounge, featuring panoramic views of the city.


In the past decade or so, Williamsburg has emerged as a hub for New York’s hipster class, with sleek new bars, fashion-forward clothing shops and numerous music venues having opened in their midst. Aside from offering its own unusual public spaces, including an elevated green space and a rooftop lounge, the stay is near two of them: the Brooklyn Bowl and Music Hall of Williamsburg. Buzzy nightspots and to-go eateries abound on Bedford Avenue, two blocks over.

How to Get There

The William Vale Hotel
111 North 12th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States


Great views, great location
Dave L

This was our first stay in New York, glad we stayed in Brooklyn. The William vale had a huge number of bars, restaurants on its door step and it was only couple of subway stops into centre of Manhattan; whilst being a lot more relaxed/calm than staying in Manhattan itself. Williamsburg had a shoreditch feel, for those familiar with London

We had a couple of rooms as we were travelling with the family, the quadruple room was particularly spacious and would highly recommend for families. Our balcony had incredible views of Manhattan. The rooms were immaculate with fantastic beds.

The staff were super friendly, professional with a relaxed atmosphere, it never had that stuffy feel you can get with high-end hotels, great when travelling with young kids. It was good to meet Peter who brought a real charm to the place.

The Lecua restaurant is worth checking out, some of the best pasta I have eaten!

FARAH & Hasan

Great hotel and amazing service. Had a lot of fun. Roof top has nice views and drinks. Much appreciated to the incredible support of Peter E. He was simply amazing and helpful. However advice is that it can be a little noisy in the hallways and elevators are slow especially during the weekend when the roof top is rocking. For sure it’s the best place to stay in Williamsburg.

Outstanding Service, beautiful and fun property

Spending time at the William Vale was a great experience. The hotel is centrally located, fun, the food is really good, the views from the roof are amazing, and the service is exceptional. Peter, the Hotel Ambassador, and Oleg, who ran the event I attended, went above and beyond to make sure we had an exceptional experience. I will definitely be back, and have already recommended this hotel to friends for a staycation, visiting, or a private event.