TOP 10 GREENPOINT BROOKLYN BUSINESS HOTELS
Planning a trip to Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY? If yes, and this is going to be your first trip to one of New York's Choisest destinations, then it is normal to be unsure of certain factors, especially the choice of a hotel or accommodation to make.
Fortunately for you, Brooklyn is home to some of the finest hotels in the country and this article will give expert reviews on 10 of the best to help narrow down your search and hopefully begin what should be a memorable vacation, holiday or trip for you and your loved ones.
With that said, let's take a look at 10 Greenpoint Brooklyn Hotels that offer the best in terms of luxury and comfort and affordable prices. Certainly, these hotels retain distinctive features that may appeal to people differently ranging from golf spa, proximity to choice destinations to VIP luxury.
So let's begin.
1. THE WILLIAM VALE
This is rightly one of New York's hottest hotels. Located right in the heart of Williamsburg (hipsterville), the hotel covers an entire 14 floor of one of Brooklyn's most glamorous new high-rise buildings.
It features a magnificent 5,000 square-foot outdoor pool deck (largest in New York), a lively rooftop bar that gives a rare 360 view you may not get anywhere else in the city. You also get to enjoy the services of two top chefs and comfort of futuristic rooms with a balcony and cinematic views of the famous Manhattan.
The William Vale is sandwiched between McCarren Park and the waterfront on the noiseless end of New York's most in-vogue neighborhood. Thanks to the proximity of the hotel to Billyburg's restaurants, stores and music arenas, including Music Hall of Williamsburg, Knitting Factory, and Brooklyn Bowl, you will never have to deal with dull moments during your visit. Except of course you have reasons to hide in the comfort of your room all day.
In summer, visiting the outdoor Smorgasburg food market located on the East River State Bank is an absolute must, If you like the taste and view of rich food anyway. Citibikes rentals are equally a walking distance from the hotel. You can make short trips to exciting neighborhoods such as Dumbo, Bushwick, and Greenpoint.
All of William Vale's 183 rooms are fortified with lighted interiors and futuristic designs that also feature several discrete details, blond wood, and dove greys. The floor to ceiling glass walls offers a breath-taking view of the city afar off. The only down-turn you may have to deal with is the dull lobby lounge which in most parts does not offer the same atmosphere that the futuristic rooms do.
Asides the incredible facilities William Vale boost of, the hotel offers value for your money. You can get double rooms for $375 in the low season; and $425 in the high season. Breakfast sometimes may cost as low as $11 and you also get to enjoy free Wi-Fi. Additional services include rooms accessible by wheelchair, cots on request with no extra charges and roll out beds available in the suites.
2. 1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE
Asides enjoying the remarkable view of Brooklyn bridge, the 1 hotel is set-apart from the rest thanks to its eco-friendly and industrial-chic style. This is characterized by the use of reclaimed materials and natural furnishings which are rarely used by many supposed 5-star hotels. The hotel's indoor greenery and incredible rooftop pool serve as the icing on the cake.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is located right on the waterfront where is it pretty easy to have a first-hand view of downtown New York and the famous Brooklyn Bridge. And as you must have guessed already, the Dumbo ferry terminal is just a walking distance away from the hotel. York street and High street subway stations are at most 11 and eight minutes walk respectively, in case you need to catch an early train.
If you love a green and an all-natural environment, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is certainly a place you should consider lodging in. It overflows with natural materials, from the distressed wood in the bedrooms to the living wall in the lobby. The hotel also boasts of several top-class facilities, with the roof-top pool being the most impressive of them all.
The coveted roof-top bar is a master-class work of art by the designers to give the hotel's social spaces an incredibly different look and feel. The accompanying lobby can also be used for events with a substantial number of people in attendance. A 50-seat screening/conference room and a number of smaller sized meeting rooms are equally available.
The Bamford Haybarn Spa located in the basement of the hotel offers a range of treatments using all natural restorative ingredients. Other auxiliary services include the Neighbor's [sic] restaurant, laundry and room services, Wi-Fi and a dedicated fitness center.
After a long day of touring the city or working out at the gym, you can rest assured that you are retiring to a room with a refreshingly calming vibe. The incredible views from the room and its natural design ensure that you enjoy the comfort coming from every angle.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge offers value for your money-depending on your budget. Double rooms cost at least $350 all year round; breakfast starts at $12. You also get to enjoy free Wi-Fi for most parts of your stay.
The hotel's public areas have structures such as lifts and ramps that make them accessible to disabled persons. Equally, there are rooms designed for disabled guests: communication rooms for guests with hearing challenges, mobility rooms for smooth wheelchair movements.
Family friendly facilities also exist, and children can stay free of charge.
3. WYTHE HOTEL
This industrial-chic is known for all the interesting scenery that surrounds it, including bars, restaurants, creative industries, and groovy clubs. Wythe hotel boast of light-filled and spacious rooms; the Reynaud restaurant located on the ground floor which is always open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner can rival any other found in Manhattan, a sixth-floor bar where you can have a view of the East River.
Being the first luxury hotel in Williamsburg, Wythe hotel is surrounded by former warehouses. However, thanks to the fast-growing development of the area, the hotel is now a part of a growing "Hotel Alley" with three more hotels already built within a two-block radius, coupled with different bars and clubs on every corner. Wythe hotel is located in a position where it faces Midtown Manhattan and East River.
The hotel is situated in former cooperage and it still manages to have an industrial feel to it. However, the design has a modern touch including beds made with reclaimed ceiling timbers.
Services and attitude of workers are a lot more hospitable, relaxed and friendly. There is a large conference room, a dining room, and a 60-seat screening room with its own entrance and bar.
All of its 70 rooms start at $300 in the low season; and $575 in the high season. Free Wi-Fi is also available. Four rooms out of the 70 available rooms are ADA approved, to accommodate disabled guests. Family-friendly rooms are equally available.
4. HENRY NORMAN HOTEL
This is the only hotel in our list of 10 Greenpoint Brooklyn hotels that is housed in a 19th-century textile factory. It is also fortified with a number of loft-style, and welcoming apartments. This hotel located in the residential Greenpoint corner of Greenpoint offers visitors just like yourself a first-hand feel of the stressless life in Brooklyn and the accompanying pleasures.
Though the gentrification campaign has not made its way to the neighborhood of the hotel which is still mostly residential, exciting spots like the McGolrick Park and a few local bars still exist. The style and character of the hotel ooze excellence with a subtle vintage touch that you will love.
The hotel's services and facilities are top-class. You don't have to worry if you forget items like toothpaste and toothbrushes: they are provided free of charge at the front-desk. Also, you can enjoy a state of the art fitness center, standard laundry services, Sauna, and Wi-Fi.
As at the time of compiling this review, no restaurant was operational in the hotel. So if the situation remains the same, you can take advantage of restaurants surrounding the hotel.
Henry Norman's Hotel has Standard Loft rooms that cost $289 in the low season: and $403 in the high season. This is a magnificent choice especially if you are touring on a budget. Public spaces and some rooms are accessible by disabled guests, while others are family friendly
5. McCarren HOTEL and POOL
McCarren Hotel is a 64-room edifice overlooking the famous McCarren Park in Williamsburg. It is situated around one of the biggest swimming pool in the city and it has a unique "vintage motel look." This means that it has also, a fun, brightly colored collage of styles and materials. With a lobby designed by Fernando Santangelo, you are sure to enjoy a getaway in Williamsburg with a rare 70s with feel to it.
Services and facilities are sublime in most parts. The saltwater swimming pool which is one of the largest in New York can be a joy to behold, coupled with the signature cocktail served from early May to September. There is also a meeting and event place that can house up to 150 people, an occasional morning yoga, a free bike rental service and lots more.
To ensure that you enjoy a blend of modern and 70s touch, Oleanders, the hotel's restaurant, and bar bring back the old memories of fern bars with Chef Kevin Chojnowski churning out special delicacies all day long.
Starting prices for the hotel's unique range of rooms are $395 at peak seasons and $225 in low seasons. Wi-Fi is complimentary and does not include breakfast. This is a really good deal if you are on a budget. The hotel is ADA compliant in case you have disabled companions, while the hotel is not entirely family-friendly. It is mostly hipster scene except in the summer where kids can enjoy the pool.
6. FRANKLIN GUEST HOUSE
The Franklin Guest House is an ideal hotel-situated in North Greenpoint-an ever-busy neighborhood full of display of local cultures and flavor-that offers quite a number of large and finely designed rooms/suite complete with Kitchenettes and lounge areas. If you have a secret Brooklyn apartment fantasy, this should be your chance to fulfill it.
The guest house is located north of a popular upscale French bistro Sauvage. While this neighborhood is rich in local flavor, it doesn't offer much to satisfy your sight-seeing desires. However, if you are veteran New York traveler, you are sure to enjoy every bit of it.
Staffs are always warm and friendly and are always willing to lend a helping hand when it comes to recommendations for eating and drinking in the immediate locality. You can also enjoy a state of the art gym, sauna, and a steam shower if you require one. However, do not expect breakfast to be served on site.
The rooms look like the largely coveted Brooklyn studio apartments. Furnished all round with state-of-the-art materials that will leave you wanting to own the room for yourself.
BarGlory's menu is simply a delight to anyone who tastes it. It runs only during restaurant hours, while a minibar takes over shortly after. The restaurant caps off the guest house's fine renderings and makes it a place you'd loved to visit over and over again.
The guest house's studio lofts start from $269 in the low season; from $369 in the peak seasons. The best rates are offered in their three-night plan. Breakfast is available at $9 at Brooklyn Lantern which is the hotel's sister facility.
The rooms are ADA compatible and family friendly.
7. NU HOTEL
This is a huge affordable Brooklyn based hotel which is devoid of frills and urban character. Local beers are always served at the bar, while the walls of some bedrooms are designed by a local artist to give guests a feel of local artistry.
The location of Nu hotel within an apartment block on Smith Street places it in a perfect spot where guest can have easy access to Boerum Hill, Prospect Heights, Cobble Hill, and Park Slope. Whats more interesting is the fact that the Brooklyn Bridge is only a 10-minutes walk away from the hotel.
Nu Hotel's style is basic-boutique. This is quite evident in the loft-inspired room structures, lobby designs and many more.
The staffs of the hotel are accessible, helpful and welcoming. They offer tips for getting around the not-too familiar environment, local bars and restaurants, and on things to do. They offer free services like 24-hour gym service. Other services such as parking are available at neighboring garages for $30 for a 24-hour time frame.
Nu Hotel has a total of 93 rooms with sizes that can be compared with those offered by their Manhattan competitors. In the low season, double rooms start from $149; and $379 in the high season. Breakfast and Wi-Fi included. These are amazing prices whichever way you choose to look at them. Also, Queen rooms are available with features that accommodate disabled guests.
8. THE BOX HOUSE HOTEL
The hotel is located in Brooklyn's Northern-most neighborhood, Greenpoint. This part of Brooklyn is known for its numerous bars, shops, and trendy restaurants. This is the perfect hotel for families on a long vacation.
If Brooklyn is your preferred destination, then there is no better place to feel at home than the Box House Hotel. However, some of the rooms have a great view of Midtown Manhattan in case you ever want to view something different.
The Box House Hotel is a perfect example of "a home away from home". In most cases, it feels like you are staying at a friends place in a city. This is because the rooms look and feel like an apartment. It is however not a good choice if you are looking to have a traditional hotel experience.
Services and facilities are top-notch. They are sometimes free but you have to pay for services such as Breakfast buffet which is offered from 8 am to 11 am. Wi-Fi is a complimentary service in most parts of the hotel, while basic services such as fitness center, laundry, Sauna are equally available.
Double rooms at available from 279 pounds in the low season; and rising to as high as 368 pounds in the peak season. Book for three consecutive nights and get lower prices.
Disabled guests have special services dedicated to them to ensure they are well settled in.
9. ALOFT NEW YORK BROOKLYN
Aloft is was largely designed to be a budget-friendly hotel that provides value regardless. The rooms are functional all round and the hotel's location is perfect for anyone looking to explore the city.
A stroll away from the hotel's building in any direction takes you close to alluring spots like the trendy restaurant-packed Cobble Hill, leafy Fort Greene and many more. If you are in luck, you can catch a concert or Brooklyn Nets game.
You can also expect top-notch services from in-house staffs. In case you are ever in need of assistance, they will be willing to help. Unfortunately, the hotel's gym is small, and they have a pool which really isn't world-class if we are being sincere.
Regardless, you can still enjoy the food and drinks served at grab-and-go lobby cafe Re:fuel restaurant. Double rooms are available in low seasons at $119 and $159 in the peak seasons. Free Wi-Fi but Breakfast is available at Re:fuel from $5.50. Some rooms are accessible to disabled persons.
10. THE WILLIAMSBURG HOTEL
This trendy hotel is located right in the heart of Williamsburg Wythe Avenue with a great view of Manhattan's skyline. Its rooftop, when opened in the spring of this year, will be its greatest pull. The hotel also features a bar and 40ft swimming pool.
The hotel has a certain hipster feel about it once you get inside it. The public areas, however, feel sparse and look like they need to be lived in a bit more. Expect a lot of local designs and artistry if you do decide to stick with this hotel.
Services are laid-back but friendly to a large extent. Staffs can help with most assistance that you may need ranging from booking taxis to giving a comprehensive guide to places to visit.
Rooms available all around the hotel are comfortable and colorful. You will be thrilled with the designs given to both bathrooms and living spaces.
Restuarant services should be available in the nearest future. Meanwhile, you can take advantage of Harvey restaurant that is now opened every day.
Double rooms cost at least $275, while Terrace rooms would cost you as much as $345 which does not include breakfast though free Wi-Fi is available. If the prices remain this way even after the completion of the hotel, then it is a bargain.