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
We recently stayed at the Williamvalle Hotel for a vacation (in our old neighborhood). The best part about our stay at the Williamvale was meeting Peter, who is the Ambassador at the hotel. He could not have been more outgoing and helpful with guiding us where to eat, what new spots to check out and also introducing us to skateboard legend Tony Alva who was also standing behind us when we were about to grab breakfast one morning...
Loved this hotel. From the minute we arrived, everyone was friendly and accommodating. Our ambassador Peter E. was especially attentive. Introduced himself, shook our hands and offered his services for anything we might need. The next day he greeted us by name and took care of our departure. We really appreciated his kindness and his attention to detail.
The room was clean and very well appointed. The view from the terrace of our room was spectacular as well. The Westlight bar on the top floor had amazing views of Manhattan with a wrap around terrace to take in the skyline.
Would definitely stay here again.
Stayed here on a trip to meet friends and family in Brooklyn.
The hotel is a little off the beaten path in an industrial area. By the looks of it, it will soon be transformed into a really cool area. The building itself is a really cool design, the staff is very welcoming and friendly. The rooms are spacious considering it is in the NY area. The view from our room was amazing, the drinks from the terrace bar/restaurant were amazing. I would definitely stay here again.
My mom and I stayed at the William Vale for over a week after moving from another so called "5 star hotel" down the street which was horrible. The William Vale is calm,cool and welcoming. The entire team there from Peter the Bell Men to all the lovely ladies in the front desk check in were incredible. I have nothing but amazing things to say about every single person who works at the hotel. In addition the King room is spacious compared to other NYC hotels and having a balcony and window that opens for fresh air is just perfect. Cant wait for the summer pool to open! Thank you for a lovely stay :)
The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Williamsburg: close by to many restaurants and pubs. Hotel relatively new and has modern art design feel. After 8 hours flight, Check In was fast. Room is super clean and was cleaned well during our 3 days stay, room has coffee machine and a variety good choices of minibar items. We stayed in 2023 room, the view from the balcony is spectacular, every evening we had a bottle of wine while enjoying the view. I would like to thank our housekeeping cleaning ladies Doma and Mercy: very sweet ladies who took a good care of us. We had breakfast at Leuca, food was good but service is at par level. May be it was too busy but I waited for a creamer for 7 minutes. Shon at front desk was great who resolved our billing issue right away. Keep it up The William Vale, we will be back!