Old meets new in Brooklyn’s northernmost neighborhood, where 19th-century factory buildings and modern skyscrapers share the streets (which are named after 18th-century Greenpoint residents). Its hotels play with time by outfitting hundred-year-old industrial buildings with contemporary art and one modern structure with an authentic 1970s Airstream. Here are the best hotels in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Habitat 101 Brooklyn
Loft apartment at Habitat 101 Brooklyn | Courtesy of Habitat 101 Brooklyn/Hotels.com
Of Greenpoint’s four hotels conceived by The Box House Hotel Group, Habitat 101 Brooklyn aspires to make guests feel at home. The lofts in this 100-year-old factory building have fully equipped kitchens and locally made furniture and artwork. Architectural features, such as 12-foot (30-meter) ceilings and large stripped wood beams, provide a welcoming atmosphere.
Fifty uniquely furnished rooms featuring hand-picked antiques and works by Brooklyn artists make The Henry Norman Hotel a quintessential boutique hotel. Housed within a 19th-century warehouse, the hotel has an airy interior and private terraces with front-row views of Manhattan’s skyline.
Franklin Guesthouse provides visitors an elegant experience. Original timber and tin ceilings rise 13 feet (3.9 meters) above hardwood floors in the Guesthouse’s 30 suites, all of which come artfully decorated in soothing neutral tones. It features luxurious amenities such as a sauna, en-suite kitchens complete with dishwashers, and an on-site restaurant and bar known, curiously, for its dumplings.
Everything guests have come to expect from The Box House Hotel Group—known for its industrial-chic designs and residential vibes—can be found at its namesake property. A modern four-story addition enhances this converted factory, blending hardwood floors, antiques, and newly built terraces in 130 apartment-style loft suites. Brooklyn Lantern, an on-site restaurant and bar specializing in “creative American cuisine,” embodies The Box House Hotel’s delicious balance between old and new.
Williamsburg locals might be surprised to learn that their favorite neighborhood hangout is technically located in Greenpoint. The William Vale, home to a trendy rooftop bar, sits just within the neighborhood’s boundaries. A 60-foot (18-meter) pool, 22 modern stories, and burgers served out of a 1974 Airstream are all “standard” amenities here.