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The Williamsburg Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

The Williamsburg Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were attending an event at the Williamsburg Hotel and decided to make it a mini-staycation by booking a room at the hotel. While the room was fine (average at best, trendy decor, but very small), the bigger problem was the elevator situation. There are two main elevators for the hotel and on service elevator (which was not functioning during our visit). From the hours of 6 PM - 4 AM, the hotel dedicates one elevator exclusively to the Watertower Bar. During peak hotel usage (think people checking in, heading out to dinner, etc.) there is one elevator available to paying hotel guests. Each time I wanted to go up to the room it was a 10-20 min wait (multiple times the elevator would stop on the floor and it would be full). When I mentioned this to the front desk, I got a non-plus response indicating that there was nothing that they could do and "sorry." I honestly never thought that I would have an issue with elevators at a recently built hotel. We mentioned our dissatisfaction with the elevator situation when we checked out and to the hotel's credit, the manager did speak with us and tried to make it right. However, we had a final issue with the elevator getting from the Lobby floor (one floor down) to the ground floor to catch our car. After waiting 5+ minutes (and having one elevator full with sound equipment from presumably the Watertower Bar), we gave up and hauled our luggage one flight to the ground floor. I felt really good about spending $300 for a night here... not. Do yourself a favor, don't stay here unless they get the elevator situation figured out. What a disappointment. There are other great properties nearby, including the much nicer William Vale Hotel.

I am a repeat business guest at the Williamsburg Hotel (and after 1 stay I was hooked) and because January and February are value season for NYC hotels I went for a suite at the Williamsburg Hotel on a late January Sunday night. The suites are L-shaped and enormous and the floor to ceiling wrap around windows and high ceilings make them seem even larger! The full view across the water to the NYC skyline is draw dropping and the north view through the 25 Kent office building and beyond from the balcony is a nice change of pace if you ever get tired of the water and skyline. The suite has a huge free-standing bathtub with the same skyline views and the walk-in shower with 2 rain shower stations is built for 8 and has open views south. The electric shades are there for privacy. My conclusion - the suite is worth the full price but who doesn't want a winter bargain! Everything else is only better at the hotel than my last visit. Harvey restaurant has amazing food, the bar was packed on a Sunday night and the staff cannot help enough.

We stayed at the Williamsburg Hotel on a busy Satuday night and were immediately impressed by the hotel’s overall ambience. The bar/restaurant area was lively, but the sound didn’t carry past that floor. Our room was a standard size for a NYC hotel, but the city views out our balcony made up for any lost space. The staff were incredibly accommodating during check-in and holding our luggage while we went out for the day. The hotel’s location makes it easy to explore all Williamsburg has to offer! Will definitely return.

Great hotel close to everything. Unique, clean and cool. The food is amazing, and they have room service. Breakfast in bed was a fantastic way to start the day. Staying at this hotel again in a couple weeks and I cannot wait!!!

Determinedly hip, this newish construction is a short Uber ride from midtown & offers all the chic & trendiness of Brooklyn. Lean, small rooms; no side chairs (an upholstered picnic style table instead... really); bathroom open to the rest of the room with glass shower, no shower door, toilet separated by sliding wood doors; no art on the walls; no bureau; no carpet or rugs; the few drawer pulls are leather or leather-like; balconies with faux grass, and ours had 1 very very low chair (think metallic beach chair.) Lots of electric outlets are easily accessible. Great Manhattan view. Mini bar is lavish, and there’s a stocked wine cooler that might be used to stash your own soft drink. Downstairs, an upscale bar & restaurant with live music. Free coffee (only) each am at bar. Lots of outdoor space carefully designed & useless in winter. Small deli directly across the street for water, snacks etc. on the cheap. Some may think it’s all a little too austere, with no option for any privacy if you’re here with someone...

Shortest version: Stay here, be chill. Shorter version: The location is prime, the staff are friendly and helpful in every which way, the rooms are beyond beautiful in layout/design making efficient use of a small space (unless you are VIP and are in the penthouse and then you are most definitely NOT reading this), they don't hose you on incidentals ($2 P. M&Mz/$6 beer), and there is bodega and a halal truck and a taco truck inches away. I had a taco and it was fine. Also, there is a 24 hr. pharmacy nearby that may have genuinely saved my life which was extra good because my cause of death would have been toe-related. If you need more or something different from the Williamsburg Hotel then go somewhere else but please don't say you NEED anything more than this unless you have legit medical/personal concerns that I cannot even imagine in my fairly open mind and that's all about my own shortcomings, not yours. Sorry about that. I'll do some work on me. Longest version: [Start at the top and keep going] The heavy brass fixtures are intoxicating to hold. I cannot explain this other than to say they have a mass and density that is maybe sensually similar to the effects of a Temple Grandon squeeze box. The terrace rooms have terraces and looking at Manhattan is definitely amazing. I saw a rainbow. Nk. All of the staff were set at the right temperature of nice, like being able to keep the temperature of the vibe perfectly adjusted by a magic thermostat (which, btw, you can literally do in your own room's temperature and humidity via a fairly intuitive thermostat which, if you cannot figure out on your own then you are officially hopeless and should apologize profusely to whoever comes to your rescue for your incompetence and lack of digital competency because of some personal inability to confront challenges with moxie. The worst thing that I can think of is that when I got off the subway if found a sad Gutter Chapstick, but that’s got nothing to do with the WH. Note: the Lobby is in the basement (don't panic - you'll see). To access the street, you go to the Ground level. That's why the 'G' has a star on it in the elevators*. Remember that. Shorter version (redux): I probably just mugged myself by making these rooms harder for me to book because everyone should stay here? I hope you have fun! *The only 'tip for next time' I have for the hotel is to make using the stairs a little more doable. The elevators are slow to arrive. I'd rather walk. But hey, what can you do? All my needs are met, so I think about these things. It's not self-actualization, but it beats being chased by a wooly mammoth. Good luck.

Glorious sanctuary of peace, fancy design, super comfy beds, the kindest cosmopolitan staff and - last but not least: extraordinary tasty breakfasts.. Super positive energy injection at every morning! Local bakery bread, creamy avocado, perfect egg.. thats my choice for today but they’re so much more!! Great locations. Rooms with the view for Manhattan Skyline avail! Just love and warmly recommended!

I have spent the nice weekend with my girlfriend at Williamsburg. The hotel is very nice. The housekeeping and front desk are very helpful. Room was excellent with a beautiful view. Definitely will be back, thank you Williamsburg hotel!

My wife and stayed in the Williamsburg hotel and we absolutely loved it! Great location, spacious rooms and close to everything. Very hipster neighborhood. 5 min to Manhattan, coffee shops and night life. We will come back here for sure!

From the moment we arrived at the Williamsburg Hotel, we immediately knew we were in good hands. MILTON was by far the MVP of our stay. He was helpful, kind, accommodating, and truly made us feel right at home. He really set the tone for a great stay. Our room exceeded our already high expectations, the food was great, and we will absolutely, 100% be back. Thank you to Milton and the Williamsburg Hotel!

96 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn NY

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Williamsburg, The Williamsburg Hotel is 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from United Nations Headquarters and 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from Empire State Building. This 147-room, 5-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a nightclub. New York University and Washington Square Park are also nearby.


Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 50-inch a flat-screen TV with cable channels and pay movies. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include an iPod dock, a refrigerator, and a minibar.

Property features

Built in 2015, the brand new The Williamsburg Hotel offers a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace. Offsite parking is offered for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with securing valuables, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Terrace

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace

King 1 | Sleeps 2

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