The Best Hotels in and Around Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The Williamsburg Hotel, with rooftop pool, is just one of many trendy hotels in this Brooklyn neighborhood
The Williamsburg Hotel, with rooftop pool, is just one of many trendy hotels in this Brooklyn neighborhood | Courtesy of the Williamsburg Hotel / Expedia
Julia Goicochea

Williamsburg is the unofficial center of the rich history and counterculture of Brooklyn, and its hotels reflect the neighborhood’s unique charms. From a converted factory to a luxury hotel with world-class amenities, this is where the industrial and modern collide. Check out our guide to hotels in Williamsburg, Brooklyn – one of New York City’s coolest neighborhoods.

1. McCarren Hotel and Pool

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A large bed in a contemporary styled hotel room.
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North Williamsburg’s McCarren Hotel and Pool attracts as many Brooklynites as it does travelers. The lifestyle hotel in Williamsburg offers stunning social spaces, including a year-round rooftop deck featuring one of New York’s biggest heated pools, as well as 64 rooms and suites. Views of McCarren Park and glass-enclosed rain showers don’t disappoint, either.

2. The William Vale

Hotel

The stylish dining room of the restaurant at the William Vale looks out over the Midtown Manhattan skyline from double-height windows
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A pillar of the Williamsburg skyline, this 22-floor behemoth is one of the best hotels in Williamsburg and home to Westlight, one of the neighborhood’s hottest rooftop bars, the city’s longest outdoor pool and a restaurant set in an Airstream trailer. Throw in film screenings and curated markets, and the William Vale defines luxury with a Brooklyn twist.

3. Pod Brooklyn

Chain Hotel, Hotel

A compact hotel room at Pod Brooklyn
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As one of the neighborhood’s more affordable stays, Pod Brooklyn is all about saving both money and space. The chain’s signature rooms, made compact by bunk beds and small yet functional desks, are ideal for budget travelers who value efficiency. If claustrophobia sets in, you can escape to one of this pod hotel in Williamsburg’s four rooftops and various green courtyards.

4. Condor Hotel

Business Hotel, Hotel

Twin beds in a large room at the Condor Hotel, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York
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For business travelers looking for places to stay in Williamsburg, the Condor Hotel is perfect. Here, practical amenities include free continental breakfast and in-room kitchenettes. Meeting rooms are also available for a fee and, once you’re ready to start your day, step outside to experience one of the city’s liveliest neighborhoods.

5. The Williamsburg Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A large leather headboard above a bed that looks out toward the Brooklyn skyline.
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At the Williamsburg Hotel, you can enjoy a range of perks and quirks, from chauffeur-driven tuk-tuk rides to high tea service on weekends. Other offerings include all-day bike rentals and a whole host of pet amenities for your furry friend, who is more than welcome at this hotel in Williamsburg. A stylish space featuring plenty of exposed brick and locally made toiletries, there’s nothing else out there quite like this unique Brooklyn hotel.

6. The Hoxton, Williamsburg

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A room at The Hoxton, Williamsburg, looks out over the East River to the Mid-Town Manhattan skyline.
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At the Hoxton, the unorthodox British brand’s first US outpost, rooms come in just two sizes, cozy or roomy. Both are fairly compact but have everything you need for a comfortable stay. The hotel’s attention to detail is seen in the helpful notebooks offering information and tips on the area, and the 10-book library curated individually for each room. You’ll also get beautiful Manhattan views. Come nightfall, the city’s hipsters gather on the stylish rooftop bar for the best cocktails in town – why not join them?

7. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Boutique Hotel, Eco Hotel

The rooftop pool at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge with the Financial District and the Statue of Liberty in the distance
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With an ethos set on establishing a sustainable future, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge leads with low-energy bulbs, five-minute shower timers – to gently remind guests of their water usage – and locally sourced ingredients in its buzzy café. Rooms at this boutique hotel in Williamsburg are decorated in a calming color palette and naturally sourced furnishings, while a handy tap is built into the wall to provide three-times filtered drinking water. If your budget allows, upgrade to a room with stunning Brooklyn Bridge views.

8. Hotel Indigo Williamsburg

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A spiral staircase leads up to a mezzanine sleeping area from the living space of a suite at the Hotel Indigo Willamsburg
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Erring on a more corporate side than most hotels in hipster Williamsburg, Hotel Indigo is an ideal pit stop for those on business or simply just looking for modern comforts. Highlights include a refreshing seasonal pool complete with fully stocked bar and sun deck, plus on-site subway train access. In keeping with the hotel’s esthetic, the rooms are contemporary, with simple design, enormous beds and Gilchrist and Soames toiletries.

9. New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

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Two Barcelona chairs are placed in front of a window overlooking the Brooklyn skyline from the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
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Situated slap bang in the middle of Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge outpost of the Marriott chain of hotels offers 638 rooms and 28 suites with every modern-day amenity. Its indoor lap pool and hot tub will tempt you in for both exercise and relaxation; there’s also an on-site spa and a fitness center for active travelers. Location is key here, and culture vultures are just steps away from Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Museum.

10. Wythe Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel, Hotel

A room with ornate illustrated wallpaper looks over the east river towards the lower Manhattan skyline from a suite at the Wythe Hotel
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Wythe Hotel bills itself as “the original Brooklyn hotel,” even though it only opened in 2012. It lies within a century-old factory building on Williamsburg’s historic waterfront. Today, the 70-room Williamsburg hotel features modern updates such as heated concrete floors and cell phone-controlled surround sound in every room.

Additional reporting by Naomi Chadderton.

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