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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

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.

Rooms

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.

Dining

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.

Location

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 786 Reviews
Amazing location with stunning rooftop bar views
Reviewed 2 days ago

My partner and I stayed here for a brief business trip. We really enjoyed staying here and will definitely be back. The rooms were spacious with uber comfy bedding and pillows, a beautifully stocked snack and mini bar complete with beautifully packaged pre-mixed cocktails. Every member of the staff was friendly and attentive, especially their ambassador Peter. And though I never saw a maid, our room was attended to at least 3 times yesterday. It was wonderful coming in after lunch to a perfectly made room before having cocktails at the bar and coming back to a turned down bed. Thanks so much!

Awesome hotel, lovely weekend
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a phenomenal stay at The William Vale - got an incredible view of Manhattan from our room, and it's in a great location for walking around Brooklyn. Peter E - the ambassador for the hotel - was amazing, making every aspect of our stay more enjoyable and directing us to a bunch of great options for food and just generally making us feel welcome.

One of our favorite stays at a hotel that we've had. We definitely look forward to visiting again.

Great hotel & rooftop.
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great hotel with clean modern rooms and a beautiful rooftop view! I would stay here again! There is a lot to see and do that is walking distance from the hotel. Peter/Ambassador at the hotel was kind and also very helpful regarding local tips on where to go.

Birthday Surprise
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I had a great “stay-cation” as part of my birthday surprise / getaway. The staff did everything and anything to help accommodate us. We brought along our dog and we felt completely welcomed and by this dog friendly hotel.

Thanks again especially to Peter Erasme
The Ambassador at the William Vale Hotel who went above and beyond to assist with our logistics including, brunch reservations, parking, and property.

We will look forward to our next stay or visit. Highly recommended for a stay in Williamsburg or New York at all...

Swank hotel in a solid location
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed here for our anniversary stay-cation. If your aim is to check out Williamsburg/Greenpoint without staying in someone's apartment, this is a great spot to stay. It's super close to Bedford street or many of the other popular streets and is a quick cab ride to all the great bars/restaurants/shops that this area of bk has to offer.
Oh and the views are insane. Make a reservation to go upstairs to the bar if you're staying here to get probably the best view of Manhattan that I've ever seen.
The hotel itself has some really awesome decor in the lobby etc.
I will say that our room had some signs of wear and tear - but nothing crappy. Couple stains, scratches and an errant cable hanging out on the bathroom floor. But all in all, clean and nice.