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
We were thrilled with our stay at the Williamsburg Hotel for our wedding weekend. All the guests were taken care of, especially us. Senka and the sales team were incredibly accommodating. Casey the doorman was AMAZING. He helped us with endless packages and unloading of vehicles. He also helped my out of town family with taxis and car service and I knew I didn't need to worry. Thank you!!
My daughter and I spent 3nights at this hotel designed by a well known Architect.
The hotel is face brick with very funky colorful graffiti on some of the boundary walls of the courtyard.
You can enter the hotel through the ground floor or downstairs through the bar that is open to the public. Modern furnishings throughout. Staff dressed in casual wear.
Rooms a little small and overcrowded with modern furnishings.
I personally had some challenges but the hotel management tried their best to resolve my problems.
I would like to return in summer to enjoy the hotel and its facilities.
If you ok with a small room then the hotel is worth a visit.
I’m in love with this hotel. Definitely away from the stress and hassle in Manhattan. Service was top notch from the day of arrival to the day of departure. The room was very clean and I had a great view from the balcony. The staff are extremely attentive and friendly. They even remember my name ! The water tower is finally open - can’t wait to be back next year. Thank you Williamsburg Hotel :)
The staff at this hotel could not have tried any harder or sincerely apologized more for this Hotels shortfalls. It's apparent that the management of this hotel it is more interested in selling cocktails to locals than booking $500.00/nt. rooms to its guests. The freight elevators have been out of service for quite some time which means you'll be riding with dirty laundry while using the passenger elevators. Morning coffee in the central lobby is dreadful since they have events in the ballroom and they use the lobby as a doorway to the event space. If you'd like to relax and have cocktails in the lounge in the evening this hotel has a DJ blasting hip hop for the locals. And if these locals don't like the lobby bar which is packed, they tie up the elevators to get to the top floor where there's a beautiful lounge.
It was truly amazing to watch and share the internal stairways with dozens of other aggravated hotel guests attempting to go to and from their rooms from the hotel lobby for at least two days or more as it was next to impossible to ride on the one working elevator which carried local patrons to the rooftop lounge above the legal passenger limit.
I stayed here for the weekend with my husband. We love staycationing and took a dive with The Williamsburg Hotel because of their spectacular views and location. We booked a room with a king sized bed overlooking the East River..the views of New York City at night was so beautiful and the view in the morning when the sun was rising was so awe-inspiring. Check-in was painless and the hotel staff were super friendly. We had dinner and drinks at their restaurant. My husband had a juicy burger and I had the black truffle gnocchi...I died and went to food heaven and our server was so intuitively on top of everything.