The William Vale Hotel
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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
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.
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...
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.
This is one of the greatest places to stay in Williamsburg. I stay here every time I visit even though new hotels have popped up in the area. The beds are super comfy, the shower is amazing. The balconies are terrific (not so) little personal viewing areas to take in the views and just sit in awe of The City.
Their Ambassador, Peter E., is one of the greatest people you will meet. He’s always ready to assist in whatever you need or answer all your questions - where to go, what to do. AND seems to remember me every time I stay at the hotel - which is usually months apart.
All guests have access to the Westlight - the rooftop bar. And the Italian restaurant for dinner is superb.
I highly recommend staying at The William Vale. You will not regret it!
This is the third time I have been to the WILLIAM Vale Hotel. The previous two times I came for dinner at Leuca and drinks upstairs at the Westligh. The restaurant has creative Italian dishes that were delicious and had a cool and rustic decor. And of course the view was out of this world. This time we we finally came and stayed overnight in the hotel to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and it was truly an awesome experience thanks to Tameeka Scotf who checked us in with a big smile on her face and gave us a great room with a view. And also to Petere the ambassador who gave us great recommendations for lunch and brunch and made sure we had everything we needed. We also met Matthew the Westlight manager who was attentive to us as well with a wonderful personality. Sunday we had brunch at Leucca and once again the service and food was exceptional. I can honestly say from the minute you check in you will receive service that goes above and beyond. I travel around the world and have stayed at many high end hotels and this place has five stars in every category. We will definitely be back!!! Go for a drink, dinner or stay overnight you won’t be disappointed.