For travelers seeking off-the-beaten-path experiences in Brooklyn, the borough offers plenty when its comes to places to stay – including a nature-inspired waterfront retreat and accommodations in a 117-year-old factory building. Here are the best hotels in Brooklyn, New York.
The Hoxton, Williamsburg
The Hoxton, Williamsburg | Courtesy of The Hoxton / Hotels.com
The first North American outpost from London-based The Hoxton, The Hoxton, Williamsburg, is an ideal choice for globetrotters visiting Brooklyn. Stylish rooms featuring mixed materials and bespoke bedding from Brooklyn’s own Dusen Dusen will be up to worldly travelers’ standards. In fact, guests may prefer not to leave The Hoxton’s 175 rooms at all, except to visit its three on-site restaurants and rooftop bar.
Pod Brooklyn’s 249 guest rooms offer efficiency without compromising comfort in New York City, a place that is notoriously cramped. Compact single and bunk-style rooms feel spacious thanks to large picture windows overlooking the hotel’s four green courtyards. With light dimmers, window shutters, and customizable climate control in every room, the possibilities are endless even if space isn’t.
This nature-inspired Brooklyn Heights property bills itself as a “waterfront retreat.” 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge’s unique rugged-chic voice is evident in its reclaimed barnwood details, custom organic-cotton mattresses, and sweeping views of the city’s East River and famous skyline. Modern travelers needn’t be intimidated, though: the hotel also features complimentary fast Wi-Fi and a flashy rooftop pool.
Expect luxury and quirk with “no nickel-and-diming” from The Williamsburg Hotel’s “service with a Brooklyn twist.” Here, complimentary rides in the hotel’s chauffeur-driven tuk tuk, homemade bacon dog treats for guests’ furry companions, and heavily-discounted access to the rooftop pool are considered standard amenities. Tip: the Williamsburg Hotel’s Brooklyn High Tea experience is a trip highlight.
Downtown Brooklyn’s “original boutique hotel” is a pioneer of the borough’s hotel scene. This 93-room property introduced quirky features which have become standard in Brooklyn hotels, such as signature bikes for guests’ use and local hotel art. NU Hotel’s uncommon location provides easy access to other off-the-beaten-path areas, including Cobble Hill and Park Slope, if guests can tear themselves from NU’s twin bunk beds (Bunk-Bed Suite) and in-room hammocks (Urban Suite).
McCarren Hotel is home to an outdoor heated swimming pool that features 4,800 square-feet of deck space, making it one of the largest in New York City. Guests of this Williamsburg hotel can look forward to not only exclusive pool access before 11am, but also to luxurious amenities including Garnier-Thiebaut linens, private outdoor patios, and sweeping McCarren Park views from many of its 64 guest rooms and suites.
Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn | Courtesy of Wythe Hotel / Hotels.com
Wythe Hotel’s industrial theme can be traced back to 1901, when its converted factory building was built. Original windows and pine beams mix with beds made from reclaimed ceiling timbers and heated concrete flooring for a vintage feel in the hotel’s 70 rooms. Modern hotel art and The Ides, a trendy rooftop bar serving original cocktails, bring the hotel into the 21st century.
Its 22-story height isn’t the only reason The William Vale sticks out among its Williamsburg peers. The ultra-modern hotel has cornered the market on outrageous amenities, which include an on-site 15,000 square-foot elevated park and the “longest hotel pool in Brooklyn and greater New York City.” Another larger-than-life feature worth traveling for is Westlight, the Vale’s popular rooftop bar with panoramic city views.
Hotel BPM (a reference to the musical term “beats per minute”) is a “music and lifestyle hotel.” This unusual property is based in off-the-beaten-path Sunset Park. In addition to its location, music-themed amenities like customizable in-room sound systems and listening access to an exclusive mix curated by the hotel set BPM apart.