The Williamsburg Hotel
What We Love
- Complimentary loaner bikes
- Ten-foot floor-to-ceiling windows in all guest rooms
- In-room sound machines
- Custom-designed toile wallpaper by Mike Diamond of the Beastie Boys
What To Know
- The seasonal rooftop pool will open in mid-2018
- For prime Manhattan views, book a Terrace Room
- All the breads and pastries served onsite are from local darling, Brooklyn Bread Lab
- The hotel’s New American bistro, Harvey, offers a weekend high tea service
- Free WiFi
- Pet Friendly
Fit-for-a-millennial standard-setter, with a retro-modern undercurrent, on North Brooklyn’s trendiest block
This super slender red brick and glass building, standing over Brooklyn’s beatnik heart, unintentionally evokes a pair of skinny jeans (part of the unofficial Kings County uniform). The neighborhood’s hipster DNA continues to crop up throughout the vintage-flavored public spaces—there are jewel-toned velvet sofas, parquet floors, and a multi-colored yarn installation that dangles over the exquisite copper bar—while the 150 rooms are dapper, Art Deco-inspired dens filled with white-washed timber, leather furniture, half-open factory windows, and suave marble and copper finishes. Some of the zanier perks here include a complimentary tuk-tuk service, which shuttles guests to neighborhood attractions and subway stops, and priority access to The Avenue, a seasonal pop-up eatery overlooking Wythe Avenue. The concierge, who functions more like a savvy local friend, dispenses advice on everything from locating the best street art and nearby breweries to booking airport taxis. The hotel’s real showstopper, however, is the 40-foot swimming pool and faux water tower bar, intended to pay homage to the once ubiquitous urban relic.
In the Area
The property, which shares an avenue with two other splashy area hotels (The Wythe and The Willam Vale), offers a quirky roster of curated experiences ranging from a Brooklyn bicycle tour and a literary pub-crawl to a raucous beer-and-barbecue themed afternoon known as “Sunday Funday.” Onsite, choose from activities like a DJ-ed brunch, yoga, and a bi-weekly dancing-in-the-dark party. If you still need to get a taste of Manhattan, head to the L train (about a 7-minute walk away on nearby Bedford Avenue) or, better yet, take the scenic route—a 5-minute walk to the North Williamsburg landing, where you can hop aboard the ferry.
How to Get There
Francesco looked after us all night on Easter Sunday - was pleasant, funny and helpful. Made the perfect drinks, entertained us and informed us whwre to go on the rest of our trip. Would def recommend any NYC visit!!!!
This Hotel was selected and booked by my wife. We came here to celebrate our 14th year anniversary. At first, I wasn't sure what to expect. We've been to NYC several times for work/pleasure and have stayed in this area but this was our first time here. We booked a King Room to have a bit more space and a week prior to arriving I called the hotel to confirm my reservation. I was lucky to get to speak to Victor. He arranged to send us up an amenity, accommodated our high floor request (with a view), gave me information on what to expect and helped out with an early check in as our flight landed in the morning. His willingness to help me almost seemed to good to be true - but it wasn't! The incredible hospitality of the staff who greeted and helped us with our luggage and check-in after a full night of travel (and delays) was welcoming. Thank you for the card and bottle of wine!
The room was even better than expected with a balcony of an amazing view of Manhattan. There are so many other good things I could say about the property, staff and location, but I will leave by saying we hope to return soon and will suggest this hotel for work or pleasure. The Williamsburg Hotel went above and beyond for us, so we would highly recommend.
We checked in this weekend for a stay to visit family in Brooklyn. We were “upgraded” to a King Terrace room, which is so cramped it’s reminiscent of a low-end cruise ship room. The dimensions are only slightly bigger than the bed, so there’s no dresser, no desk, no place to put a suitcase, only a very shallow armoire behind a door. Most of the electrical outlets are dead, the phone doesn’t work, and the room is hot and stuffy. Finally, the hotel and the surrounding area are a huge late night party scene, so the noise in the room was deafening until after 2:00 am (the hotel supplies a “white noise” machine and earplugs, measures that won’t really do the trick in 80 dB noise, particularly where the white noise machine is plugged into a dead outlet). The elevators are slow, and the finishes and furnishings are banged-up. The restaurant in the basement level (where, weirdly, the registration desk is located) is pretty good.
Stayed here for a week it’s a lovely area and staff are sweet but the hotel is totally unsuitable for families! The hotel is a massive party hotel it’s really noisy and the rooms are absolutely tiny! Went to visit the rooftop pool one early evening with the kids and were faced with a bunch of crusty party people drunk and doing drugs (blatantly) as we got out of the lifts we tried to get past but were told we shouldn’t be there with kids by the revellers ! Disgusting we paid a fortune to stay here and can’t use the amenities as it’s full of party people who aren’t even staying there ! If you have a family avoid like the plague! It’s a rubbish 3 Star hotel masquerading as a hipster five star! Rubbish! Also sheets were washed in such strong detergent we came up in rashes and had to take anti histamines !
I stayed here while visiting my sister. The hotel is fantastic. My room was small but beautiful and had a lovely view. I have stayed at a few hotels in Williamsburg and this is my favorite by far!
Outstanding customer service!