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
The moment you enter the beautiful appointed lobby you can hear the live music and sit and relax with your favorite cocktail. if your looking for high tea in the afternoon this is lovely. The restaurant off the lobby serves breakfast lunch and dinner and I must say the eggs Benedict are a must. The restaurant Also serves breakfast thru dinner at the rooftop pool. The rooftop pool party is definitely the place to be this summer where you can rent daybeds while lounging and enjoying your special drinks. The rooms are elegant and spacious with robes and a safe. As if this is not enough it is dog friendly.
My husband and I recently stayed here and we can’t wait to go back. The staff was very friendly and service was top notch. Our room was spacious and had great views, and the rooftop has a superb pool area and bar. Highly recommend!
I thoroughly enjoyed high tea at Harvey for my birthday. I have had tea all over Manhattan and I will say that our experience was excellent and truly stands out in comparison. Our waiter was Genti who was extremely welcoming, gave us the warmest of service and was very generous with his time. We will be back! Thank you G!
I recently stayed at the Williamsburg Hotel. My room was spacious, very quiet with a great view of Manhattan. The staff were super helpful and to top it all free Yoga classes every morning at the roof top. I had a great stay.
This hotel will always be an extremely special place for my girlfriend (now fiancé!) and I for many reasons, but the most important being the incredibly friendly, accommodating, and generous staff that made my proposal to my girlfriend so unforgettable - specifically Patrick. I planned to pop the question to my fiancé here last weekend because we both love this hotel for so many reasons (which I will list later), and I worked with Patrick to ensure the special occasion would be one to remember for a lifetime. He went out of his way to make sure that everything would be perfect - we showed up well before our check-in time so our room was still being prepared, but it was not a problem because he held our bags for us and gave us a private tour of the hotel and water tower, then provided early access to the roof top pool while we waited. When our room was ready, he found us at the pool to personally deliver the keys and informed us that the front desk attendant Victor upgraded us to an awesome King room with a view of the Manhattan skyline. To our surprise, there was also a bottle of wine on ice in our room as a celebratory gift. I really appreciated how communicative he was throughout the day - he would message me to make sure everything was going perfectly, and was very quick and thorough in his responses. All I can say is, I could not have pulled this off without the accommodation and generosity of Patrick - thank you a thousand times!
Now, to name a few of the other reasons my fiancé and I love this hotel so much:
- the overall trendy/hip atmosphere of the lobby and bar, it is the perfect place to grab a cocktail and keep warm in the wintertime (the CBD-margarita is my favorite) and it always smells amazing haha
- the rooftop pool and bar is the absolute coolest place to hang out during the warmer months, the daybeds/towels are nice and comfortable and the wait staff and bartenders are super nice
- the location and proximity to the coolest bars and restaurants, everything and anything you could possible want to eat or drink is within walking distance of the hotel
I could go on, but I suggest you just go check out this place for yourself! Whether you are coming from out of town and want to experience Brooklyn for all its trendy vibes/food/drinks/views, or if you are from the area like myself and just want to enjoy a staycation or special occasion, the Williamsburg Hotel is the place to go, and Patrick is the guy to help you!