So I now have my favorite staycation hotel. I arrived at Williamsburg Hotel as a pandemic-safe way to catch up with a friend who was visiting. I didn’t have much expectations mainly since I am from NYC and consider things here more like an extended backyard. To start I adore the design of this place. It feels like the perfect match of modern and rustic. The bathrooms have beautiful teal tiles and gold accents on the pipes and the lighting has a lovely minimal clean look. I’m personally not too fond of overtly white/marble type interior design which a lot of hotels sport these days and prefer a more wood/rustic approach. Williamsburg Hotel does a great job of accomplishing that but maintains a bright spacious feel with light-colored materials (i.e. concrete and white marble) and giant windows to let plenty of natural light in. Our room was placed on a corner so the whole room got plenty of light with its big floor to ceiling windows. There was a small balcony that I’m sure in warmer weather would be amazing to utilize. The service was impeccable. We had a dog with us and everyone was so flexible in helping us keep the furchild happy and content. I was seriously so grateful and happy to receive such welcoming warmth from everyone I spoke to. The food was equally wonderful. Some of the best hotel food I’ve had. Most notable was this incredibly indulgent lobster bisque that was an off menu special of the day and made me rethink hotel restaurant food completely. Two things to mention for those who might desire more pedestrian comforts (like me): there is no microwave and no coffee maker in the room and there is no gym in the building. Maybe the suites have more electronic accessories but the smaller individual rooms did not. But this brings me to perhaps the most important thing to note on my stay. Yes, the design is balanced and exquisite. Yes, the beds are luscious and soft. Yes, the view is great and the location spectacularly convenient with access to bars, restaurants, the train and more. Yes, there is even a pool and romantic dining room tables that feel more like a lounge than a place to eat at some points. But as a native New Yorker, the most important thing above all else: they have absolutely amazing drip coffee. It is dark. It is roasty. Even after adding milk, my eyes widened at my first sip, and the only word that could emit from my mouth after that first initial taste was a long drawn-out “Daaaaammnnnnn”. On par with the most popular coffee shops like La Columbe, Bluestone Lane, and your corner bodega. If you do decide to stay here, sit in those extra luxurious self-important lounge sofas and get yourself a cuppa coffee. Note: that is for drip coffees. Cannot comment on the other types though my friend who lives off espresso said that the double espresso was a bit weak. Going to end with a special thank you to Julita who was so accommodating with seating me and my friend and our opinionated pup and to Juan who is the epitome of fantastic service. Looking forward to when I’ll come back and explore the pool and maybe get myself some indulgent high tea.…
I had a fabulous afternoon having High Tea at the Williamsburg hotel on a Sunday afternoon. The service, food and drinks are five star. Make sure you have Juan as your server. He goes above and beyond to make your experience extra special. We are coming back next month!
My stay at The Williamsburg hotel was amazing, I did a photo shoot in the premier skyline suite for my 45 birthday, I couldn’t have picked a better location. The suite has floor to ceiling windows witch shows off the city Skyline along with the two rain shower heads and the beautiful soaker tub, I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
BEST HOTEL STAY OF MY LIFE! I would like to thank everyone at the hotel who made my birthday special and ESPECIALLY Pierre!! He checked me in swiftly, and made my stay wonderful. He was super funny and informative, he made me feel super welcomed and complimented the cozy vibes the hotel brings.
A very chic get away. The surrounding area has so many awesome restaurants and shops. The hotel staff were all so kind and very efficient. The rooms with terraces are incredible and overlook Manhattan which is amazing at night!