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 | Courtesy of the Williamsburg Hotel / Expedia
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 the best hotels available in one of New York City’s coolest neighborhoods.
McCarren Hotel and Pool
3.9/5 (776 Reviews)
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North Williamsburg’s McCarren Hotel and Pool attracts as many Brooklynites as it does travelers. The lifestyle hotel 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.
The William Vale
4.5/5 (930 Reviews)
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A pillar of the Williamsburg skyline, this 22-floor hotel is 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.
Chain Hotel, Hotel
4.4/5 (1123 Reviews)
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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 the hotel’s four rooftops and various green courtyards.
Business Hotel, Hotel
4.1/5 (972 Reviews)
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For business travelers looking to work and play hard, 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.
The Williamsburg Hotel
Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.1/5 (528 Reviews)
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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 the 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.
The Hoxton, Williamsburg
4.6/5 (667 Reviews)
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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?
The Ludlow Hotel
4.7/5 (655 Reviews)
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A modish urban retreat in the thick of the Lower East Side, the Ludlow Hotel is all dark hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and plush velvet sofas. The room’s key selling point has to be the black-and-white tiled and marble bathrooms, which come with rain showers and window soaking tubs in some, plus the ultimate indulgence of Maison Margiela robes. If you can tear yourself away from your room, locals love the hotel’s classic bistro, Dirty French, which serves up a mean cognac-infused duck à l’orange with ras-el-hanout.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
Boutique Hotel, Eco Hotel
4.5/5 (940 Reviews)
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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 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.
The Walker Hotel
4.2/5 (237 Reviews)
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Located in the upmarket Manhattan neighborhood of Greenwich Village, bordering Soho and the trendy Meatpacking district, this 1920s-inspired bolthole offers 118 Andres Escobar-designed rooms brimming with art deco-inspired furnishings and fabulous views of the Village. While nightlife abounds in all directions, the in-house Society Café is the life and soul of the party, serving fresh, locally sourced ingredients. There’s also a farm-to-table eatery and bar, plus a small gym if you’re looking to get a quick workout in before a day of exploring.
Hotel Indigo Williamsburg
4/5 (112 Reviews)
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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.
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
4.2/5 (935 Reviews)
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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.
Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel, Hotel
5/5 (5 Reviews)
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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 hotel features modern updates such as heated concrete floors and cell phone-controlled surround sound in every room.
Additional reporting by Naomi Chadderton.
These recommendations were updated on November 19, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.