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Brooklyn is a hip area of New York City to stay in if you’re looking for a local vibe, lots of great food, and no shortage of cool things to do. Not surprisingly, there are also lots of hip hotels around the borough to make your stay unique and memorable. Here are our top picks for the best hotels in Brooklyn.
The Tillary Hotel Brooklyn is steps away from the Barclays Center, which is great if you want to catch a show or sporting event. There are modern rooms here with custom details and a mid-century modern edge. The Tillary Hotel also offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour fitness center, business center, and you can enjoy food and drinks at the Secret Side Bar and T Room Café. For additional fees, you can book a pet-friendly room to bring your pup, park your car, and use the limousine/car service offered. This is a fun Brooklyn hotel to stay at to enjoy cocktails with a view and delicious breakfast items with specialty coffee drinks.
Another great choice in Brooklyn is the Hoxton in the Williamsburg area. There are chic guest rooms here with local ceramics and locally curated books to read. The hotel is located on the site of the former Rosenwach factory and now has a lovely rooftop bar with views of Manhattan. There are three restaurants onsite for convenient dining. The Hoxton is also known for hosting fun events, such as Friends trivia nights, comedy nights, flag football, and holiday events.
Pod Brooklyn offers an affordable boutique hotel stay in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn and is especially chic and popular. This is a haven for modern urban nomads, with green courtyards, rooftops, and shared workspaces. There are cozy rooms here that offer natural light and mood lighting. Stay here if you’re traveling in Brooklyn on a budget and want a place to stay that’s fun and efficient. Here you’ll get free Wi-Fi, plenty of power stations to charge your gadgets, and fun activities like bike rentals and yoga classes. Guests who stay here can also get special deals and discounts at neighborhood restaurants, including Caprices by Sophie, Vera Cruz, Glaze Teriyaki, and BEIT.
The Williamsburg Hotel offers modern amenities and pet-friendly rooms in a modern boutique environment. You’ll love the sundeck with its heated pool, café, and bar here that has great views of the NYC skyline. The hotel is in North Brooklyn and offers free Wi-Fi. It has modern rooms and offers borrowed bikes, the opportunity to take a tuk-tuk around town, in-room dining, pet-friendly rooms, high tea Fridays through Sundays, daily morning coffee, and live jazz band and soul sessions. Seven Seeds is the onsite restaurant that serves Eastern Mediterranean food, and there is a lobby bar for drinks. You can also take a yoga class at the Williamsburg Hotel.
The Hilton Brooklyn New York is also near the Barclays Center (six blocks away) and conveniently located near bus stops and 11 subway lines. The rooms here are large, starting at 313 square feet. Onsite you’ll find a fitness center, Wi-Fi, and food and beverage options. Black Walnut serves American gastropub cuisine for all meals and offers room service. Pets are not allowed at this Hilton hotel. However, the Hilton does offer business and family convenience amenities, such as printing service, meeting rooms, cribs, and a family package.
The William Vale is a modern luxury hotel in Brooklyn that is in the Williamsburg area and has beautifully designed rooms and views to match. There are spacious rooms at the hotel with open-air balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows. For onsite dining, check out Chef Andrew Carmellini’s Leuca, which is a Southern Italian restaurant. There’s also Westlight, a rooftop bar on the 22nd floor. Meanwhile, Mister Dips serve burgers and fries out of a retrofitted 1974 Airstream. You’ll also love the pool here, which is the longest outdoor hotel pool in Brooklyn and Greater New York City. It’s perched above Vale Park and a real treat in the summertime.
You can also stay at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge for an eco-friendly boutique hotel with waterfront views. Harriet’s Rooftop is a lovely open-air rooftop garden and bar here on the 10th floor. Other onsite dining options are The Osprey and Neighbors Café. This Brooklyn hotel also has a spa called the Bamford Haybarn Spa for treating yourself to something special and relaxing. There’s also a rooftop plunge pool and fitness programming offered. When you stay here, you’ll be just south of the bridge in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood.
The Wythe Hotel is an independent hotel that’s in a 1901-era factory building and that offers NYC views. Just opened in 2012, this Williamsburg waterfront hotel has elegant rooms. Lemon’s is the sixth-floor bar that’s perfect for cocktails and skyline views. The rooms at the hotel feature locally made furniture, radiant floor heating, robes, and free access to the Brooklyn Athletic Club.
McCarren Hotel & Pool is an edgy and artsy Brooklyn hotel in the Williamsburg area that has a fabulous pool deck. The deck measures 4,800 square feet and offers a sunny place to mix and mingle. It’s a large outdoor pool with day beds, outdoor showers, towels, changing rooms, and Wi-Fi. The hotel itself has a variety of guest rooms and suites, including penthouse suites. Come here for a weekend getaway in the summer for handcrafted cocktails and socializing by the pool. You’ll also enjoy meals here on the roof from Urban Vegan Kitchen.
Another favorite boutique hotel in Brooklyn is NU Hotel, which is modern, minimalist, and artsy. It’s in downtown Brooklyn and in walking distance to the neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Boerum Hill. Continental breakfast is served daily, there’s a 24-hour fitness center, and premium Wi-Fi access. Pets under 50 pounds are welcome here for a one-time fee and receive fun amenities when they arrive.