10 of Brooklyn's Coolest Boutique Hotels

Moving out of the shadow of Manhattan, Brooklyn has become a destination in itself. Experience one of New York City's coolest boroughs at one of these next-generation Brooklyn boutique hotels.

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Wythe Hotel

Housed in a former cooperage, Wythe Hotel was built in 1901—a century before Williamsburg’s heyday and developing boom. This industrial-meets-modern waterfront hotel couldn’t get any more hipster-friendly with quirky bunk bed "band rooms" and its own private cinema space that hosts the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival among other rotating events.

The Box House Hotel

Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s northernmost neighborhood, the Box House Hotel mixes the best of old and new with uniquely decorated apartment-style suites filled with eclectic antique touches and contemporary art from Brooklyn artists. Coolest amenity here? Complimentary shuttle in classic 1970s cabs.

The William Vale

This 21-story luxury hotel’s dramatic perch on the East River waterfront has not only redefined Williamsburg’s skyline, but also Brooklyn’s booming hotel scene. All 183 rooms at the William Vale have balconies with sweeping views of all the boroughs. This resort-style hotel is home to New York City’s longest outdoor hotel swimming pool (at 60 feet), as well as a 15,000-square-foot promenade with plenty of green space that’s hard to come by in Manhattan.

Henry Norman Hotel

Tucked away on the corner of the two streets in its name, the Henry Norman Hotel is a 19th century warehouse turned art-filled boutique hotel. The 50-room hotel projects a cinematic style—like the owner’s vintage Checker cabs that sit outside the property—fitting the surrounding film stages that are transforming this industrial area in Greenpoint.

1 Brooklyn Bridge Hotel

There are views, and then there are the views from 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. This luxury hotel in Dumbo offers expansive panoramic views from its East River waterfront location of not just the iconic bridge, but the entire twinkling Manhattan skyline and even a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty. Head to the rooftop’s plunge pool for even more jaw-dropping cityscape views.

McCarren Hotel

With one of the largest (and chicest) outdoor saltwater pools in all the boroughs and a rooftop bar with stunning Manhattan skyline views, McCarren Hotel and Pool oozes a South Beach-meets-Brooklyn vibe. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, this boutique hotel keeps up the style indoors as well with its 64 rooms decked out in midcentury modern furnishings by local artisans.

Hotel BPM

Music lovers will revel staying in this DJ-owned boutique hotel in South Brooklyn, BPM Hotel, that lives up to its “Beats Per Minute” name with guest DJs spinning in the lobby on the weekends and in-room overhead sound systems, including speakers in the bathroom.

Nu Hotel

A room with hand-painted murals by local street artists and your own hammock? Welcome to Nu Hotel, a boutique hotel in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn that exudes an urban-chic style in every detail, while still being an affordable home base in the borough.

The Williamsburg Hotel

Recently opened in 2016, the Williamsburg Hotel is taking the area’s hotel scene up a notch with floor-to-ceiling windows in every one of the 150 guest rooms that offer unobstructed views of Manhattan, (some even with a private balcony), a rooftop pool, and three bars, including one that’s housed in an elevated water tower replica. There's even a complimentary chauffeured tuk-tuk that will give you a ride to the subway or bars nearby.

Pod Hotel

On a budget, but want to take in the newest trend in hotels? Book a night at the Pod Hotel, a micro-hotel in Williamsburg. What the Pod Hotel lacks in space—the 249 modular rooms will run about 100 square feet—it makes up for in style with high-tech amenities such as allowing guests to be able to stream their own content from their iPhones and other devices.

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