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
I had an amazing stay at this hotel! It was my first time staying there and I stayed in a king room. I must say the service I received during my stay was incomparable. I was greeted graciously by Joey and Jonathan upon arrival. I was given a very smooth check-in by Karen and Olivia and was kindly upgraded from a queen room to a king. Housekeeping did a beautiful job with keeping the room well kept and of extremely satisfying aesthetics. I felt as though I was on top of the world with such amazing accommodations! The restaurant was absolutely magnificent! My reservation was ever so beautifully handled by this lovely hostess whose name I believe was Eva and I was treated to a lovely dinner prepared by amazing chefs. The cheeseburger was absolutely delicious and added with the wedge fries and their special dip really leaves you with a well deserved full belly, especially after travel. Overall I could say that this is possibly the best hotel I’ve ever stayed at and my next visit to New York will definitely include coming back here.
Loved this spot. Rooms are small but very thoughtful + each has a balcony. I love small rooms and this one was perfect. Great decor, etc. Also, there is free coffee downstairs in the am and a bodega across the street, which ups the convenience factor when traveling for work.
This is a hotel for the young and trendy but I’m really not sure where they put their clothes...
We Booked a king room and for five nights there was nowhere to put our clothes
On complaining we were relocated to a slightly larger room
For a five star hotel this hotel lacked finesse. No spoon with a cup of tea.. kept awake until 3am with an event with in the hotel... cab booked for the airport a day in advance did not turn up... booked with Mr and Mrs promised a bottle of wine... no sign... toilet door didn’t close... I could go on
Seriously need to address some issues for the price and hype