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McCarren Hotel & Pool

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Quiet cool environment, clean and staff was helpful .

Staff was very friendly, design was nice. The facilities were lacking. Hallway carpets were stained. Bathroom towel had a giant rip down the middle. No bathrobes, no mini bar, not even bottled water for purchase in the rooms. Safe was broken. The hotel seemed pretty under booked yet we were given a room right next to the laundry room/closet. Hotel staff was in and out of the laundry room slamming the door. At one point a staff member was was listening to music on his phone speakers while standing outside our door at the closet. It wouldn't be a big deal except this was after 1am and we had a 6am.

If you need a great spot for a few nights in Williamsurg, this is a good choice. It's close to shops, subway and bars/restaurants. Staff were great, especially Martin who made us feel welcome from the second we opened the door. The manager was also great and helped figure out best transport options for us into the city and to airport.

popularity of room bar meant a lot of people around the hotel.

Had a bad experience in the middle of the night. Intermittent beeping noise (like a smoke detector battery going bad but softer). I called downstairs and eventually a maintenance guy came up and when I began explain the problem he finished my sentence as he knew exactly what I was talking about. He said the noise was coming from behind the wall and I would need to change rooms. Really. 3:40AM. I toughed it out and they gave me $50 towards my bill. Probably should have done more for a restless nights sleep. In addition - light next to the bed didn't work and the phone was not lit. And why can't placed put an outlet next to the bed for your iphone?!

The hotel and staff are amazing and the location is great, everything is in walking distance. The only problem was the price, for this price I expected more, a spa maybe? I just know I've dated at the W hotel for cheaper and have gotten more.

We came at 3:30 pm and the room was not ready. Front desk person was very unhelpful.He did not want to do anything. Everything what I asked he told me no. Not worst money what they charge. Very overpriced

King & Grove is located across from McCarren park and a short walk from the Bedford L, surrounded by area bars, restaurants and shops

Great little hotel in the heart of hipster williamsburg

Great hotel with a great staff. Frank the bartender made our night with our family/friends party.

160 N 12th St Brooklyn NY

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour health club

Located in Williamsburg, McCarren Hotel & Pool is adjacent to Brooklyn Brewery and a short stroll from The Living Room. This 4-star hotel has 64 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour health club. It's in central Brooklyn and also close to New York University and Chrysler Building.


Dining

In addition to a restaurant onsite, there is also a rooftop bar where you can enjoy a drink. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

McCarren Hotel & Pool's 64 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, safes, and ironing boards. 42-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport Frette Italian sheets and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Rooms also include desks.


Property features

At McCarren Hotel & Pool, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour health club, and a rooftop terrace. If you drive, self parking is USD 25 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Penthouse

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for McCarren Hotel & Pool

Everyone (4) Couples (4) Business (1) Family (1)
5
Everyone

Quiet cool environment, clean and staff was helpful .

By on Nov 30, 2017

3

disappointing

Everyone

Staff was very friendly, design was nice. The facilities were lacking. Hallway carpets were stained. Bathroom towel had a giant rip down the middle. No bathrobes, no mini bar, not even bottled water for purchase in the rooms. Safe was broken. The hotel seemed pretty under booked yet we were given a room right next to the laundry room/closet. Hotel staff was in and out of the laundry room slamming the door. At one point a staff member was was listening to music on his phone speakers while standing outside our door at the closet. It wouldn't be a big deal except this was after 1am and we had a 6am.

By on Oct 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 12, 2017

Dear Kortland, I would like to apologize that we did not deliver the experience that was promised. Clearly, there are areas we still need to improve on. Can you please reach out to us with the phone number and email address listed on our website? We would like to hear directly from you how we can do better. Thank you so much for your feedback. — The McCarren Hotel & Pool

4

great location

Everyone

If you need a great spot for a few nights in Williamsurg, this is a good choice. It's close to shops, subway and bars/restaurants. Staff were great, especially Martin who made us feel welcome from the second we opened the door. The manager was also great and helped figure out best transport options for us into the city and to airport.

By , from Bermuda on Dec 24, 2016

3

convenient, rooms getting worn, need cleaning

Couples

popularity of room bar meant a lot of people around the hotel.

By on Sep 12, 2016

3
Everyone

Had a bad experience in the middle of the night. Intermittent beeping noise (like a smoke detector battery going bad but softer). I called downstairs and eventually a maintenance guy came up and when I began explain the problem he finished my sentence as he knew exactly what I was talking about. He said the noise was coming from behind the wall and I would need to change rooms. Really. 3:40AM. I toughed it out and they gave me $50 towards my bill. Probably should have done more for a restless nights sleep. In addition - light next to the bed didn't work and the phone was not lit. And why can't placed put an outlet next to the bed for your iphone?!

By , from Boston on Feb 29, 2016

5

reasonable

Couples

The hotel and staff are amazing and the location is great, everything is in walking distance. The only problem was the price, for this price I expected more, a spa maybe? I just know I've dated at the W hotel for cheaper and have gotten more.

By on Aug 5, 2015

1

did not like it

BusinessTravelers

We came at 3:30 pm and the room was not ready. Front desk person was very unhelpful.He did not want to do anything. Everything what I asked he told me no. Not worst money what they charge. Very overpriced

By on Feb 3, 2015

4

great location

Couples

King & Grove is located across from McCarren park and a short walk from the Bedford L, surrounded by area bars, restaurants and shops

By on Jan 6, 2014

4

brooklyn fab

Couples

Great little hotel in the heart of hipster williamsburg

By on Dec 31, 2013

5

frank the bartender

Families

Great hotel with a great staff. Frank the bartender made our night with our family/friends party.

By on Dec 28, 2012