I’m in NYC several times a year but have yet to stay in Brooklyn or even truly explore it. The only times I’ve hopped over to the other side is for pizza (Best Pizza) or when I decide to take the subway. 9 out of 10 times I take the subway I get lost or somehow END UP IN BROOKLYN. Don’t know how this happens but all of a sudden I’ll see water around me and I’m like, hmm.. this doesn’t feel right.
Williamsburg Hotel was just the spot to rest my bones after an 8.5 hour flight from Paris. Opened only earlier this year, it’s quite stunning when you walk in. On the ground floor, you see cascading stairs to the floor below which holds the restaurant, bar and lobby. With the high brick-walled ceilings, glass + steel and industrial aesthetic, you really feel the Brooklyn vibes.
(150 to be exact) all have high floor-to-ceiling windows so you get amazing views and tons of soft light pouring in the room. I really appreciated the way the rooms were designed (Michaelis Boyd Studio) with a steel space-saving table where you can swing the stool underneath and the industrial leather + brass.
Definitely book a room with a terrace! Not only do you get a nice view, but they’re fitted with fake grass. Such a nice touch. Pets are $50/stay and are provided with a bowl, poo bags + gourmet treats. Rooms start at $250.