Brooklyn is a must visit on any trip to New York City, even for first time visitors. And, in the past few years, Brooklyn’s hotel scene has really stepped it up to accommodate those interested to make Brooklyn home base during their trip. All of the hotels we recommend are an easy 5-10 minute subway ride to Manhattan!
The William Vale is a beautiful, 183-room playground. Excellent design, a focus on service and all the amenities you could ever want. Plus, it’s truly a locals hangout AND they frequently have room deals.
The 70-room Wythe Hotel is inside a former factory built in 1901. Very chic and well designed. Several rooms and lofts have floor-to-ceiling windows with outstanding views of the Manhattan skyline. The on-site restaurant is fantastic and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, and the cinema frequently hosts a selection of unique films. The rooftop bar on the 6th floor is a popular place to sip a specialty cocktail and take in the city views.
1Hotel Brooklyn Bridge defines its style as eco-luxe. With low impact construction, it fits right into the post-industrial waterfront surroundings. Materials include reclaimed wood from the Coney Island boardwalk and Williamsburg’s old Domino Sugar Factory. The location and style can’t be beat. It’s a new hotel so we can’t comment on service.
Two other options include the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, which was completely redesigned in 2016. Reimagined guest rooms and suites are larger than the area’s typical accommodations and there’s a 75-foot long indoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. There is also the NU Hotel in Downtown Brooklyn.