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Brooklyn Hotels: Our Guide on Where to Stay

Updated by Pat Dorri on March 7 2024

Book your stay in Brooklyn during a visit to New York City and you'll be stepping into a distinctive and culture-filled neighborhood. From the artistic streets of Bushwick to the charming brownstones in Brooklyn Heights, views from Brooklyn Bridge Park to iconic Brooklyn Bridge itself, there is much to admire.

Brooklyn is brimming with interesting sites, including Brooklyn Museum and the Botanic Garden, and delicious dining options in Smorgasburg and trendy Williamsburg. The area is the ideal base for visitors to New York to see more of what this wonderful, virbant, city has to offer.

Read on for our favorite hotels in each category below, or click the links to skip to the hotel type you're looking for:

Where should I stay in Brooklyn?

Our favorite hotels in Brooklyn are all shown on the map below.

Click the icons to see each hotel's name, its category, and a quick link that takes you straight to more information further down the page.

Our favorite luxury hotels in Brooklyn

Staying in a luxury hotel in Brooklyn offers a blend of upscale comfort and local charm, where you can experience the unique sites in the neighborhood, whilst also being close to all the main New York City attractions.

View of high rise buildings and illuminated Brooklyn Bridge at night, from across the river
Stay in Brooklyn and this incredible area comes alive once the sun goes down.
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Brooklyn is an exciting neighborhood to choose an overnight stay, and ideal for those still looking for something a bit different away from Midtown. Here are some of our favorite exclusive hotels in Brooklyn to choose from, to make this trip extra special.

1. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

'The Exclusive One'

📍 60 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Enjoy world-class treatment at the five-star 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, with rooftop pool, waterfront views and complimentary car, if you can bear to tear yourself away!

View of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in daylight, with walkway along front and  tall trees dotted along the building
Expect an extra special experience inside and out when you stay at luxury 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.
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Why we love staying at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

This stylish Brooklyn hotel impresses with its stunning views of Manhattan, and beautifully appointed and spacious rooms - not typical for a New York City stay! Here is what else you can expect to find during your visit.

  • Head to the rooftop bar for an evening swim and then cocktail to soak in the views.
  • Want to stay on the move? Head to the 24/7 fitness center, with personal training sessions available.
  • Travel in style using the hotels Audi, with complimentary rides included within 3 miles.
  • Keep up to date with access to a digital newspaper via an in-room device.

What is there to do close to 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge?

Choose to stay at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge and you can enjoy stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, inspiring local art galleries and boutique stores. Check out below what you can expect right on your doorstep.

  1. Brooklyn's Waterfront - Offers views of the New York City skyline, bustling with parks, piers and places to outdoor activities.
  2. Squibb Park - A unique, elevated green space known for its views and the Squibb Park Bridge heading into Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  3. The Brooklyn Bridge - An iconic, historic, suspension bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  4. The Osprey - Make sure to book a table at on-site The Osprey, heading here after a busy day to enjoy great American dishes.

Click here for more information about 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

2. Ace Hotel Brooklyn

'The Funky One'

📍 252 Schermerhorn Street, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Ten out of ten for style, the funky Ace Hotel Brooklyn has a great vibe, with stylish interiors and superb views of Manhattan. A fabulous hotel choice.

The famous bridge at sunset with the sky in the distance
Staying in Brooklyn you will never tire of the incredible views of, and from, iconic Brooklyn Bridge.
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Why we love staying at Ace Hotel Brooklyn

This stylish hotel, with modern rooms, lounges and bar area, is the ideal spot to hang out after a busy day. Here is what else you can expect to find.

  • "As you are" restaurant offers American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Make sure to pick up some savoury delights from the on-site bakery.
  • Burn off that delicious food with a visit to the 24/7 state-of-art fitness center.
  • Staff here are renowned as being very friendly and helpful, helping to curate your perfect stay.

What is there to do close to Ace Hotel Brooklyn?

There are plenty of great places to explore close to Ace Hotel Brooklyn, with the hotel near vibrant neighborhoods of Downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill and many other attractions.

  1. The Transit Museum - Housed in a historic subway station, it offers interactive exhibits on the history of New York City's transportation.
  2. The Brooklyn Bridge - An iconic, historic suspension bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn, offering amazing views.
  3. Fort Greene Park - A historic, green oasis in Brooklyn, known for its cultural events, and iconic Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument.
  4. Columbus Park - In Downtown Brooklyn, it is an urban park known for its lively atmosphere and close to government buildings.

Click here for more information about Ace Hotel Brooklyn

3. Wythe Hotel

'The Industrial One'

📍 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States

Wythe Hotel is a unique, stylish hotel in a converted 100 year old factory along the Brooklyn waterfront, bursting with industrial charm and top service.

Front of historic factory now housing Wythe Hotel, New York City, with large lettering reading 'hotel' across the outside
Set in a historic building and surrounded in funky artwork, Wythe Hotel makes for a modern and unique stay.

Why we love staying at Wythe Hotel

Staying at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn is packed with historic charm and modern luxury, in a beautiful converted building with stunning views of Manhattan.

  • Brimming with character, including exposed brick walls, high ceilings and stunning views of Manhattan or Williamsburg.
  • Chill out at Bar Blondeau, the hotel's bar located on the 6th floor, with cocktails and small plates.
  • Fancy a boogie? Check out the DJ playing on certain evenings to dance the night away.
  • Afterwards head to back to enjoy the bedrooms flat screen TVs with streaming services available.

What is there to do close to Wythe Hotel?

Close to the Wythe Hotel you can find a variety of activities, including art galleries, trendy boutiques, and lively bar scene. Here is what else you can enjoy close by.

  1. The Williamsburg Waterfront - A lively area offering great views of Manhattan, cultural events, and popular food and arts scene.
  2. East River State Park - Known for its stunning skyline views, activities, and seasonal open-air market.
  3. Bushwick Inlet Park - A vibrant park featuring athletic fields, and community events, with views of the East River.
  4. Le Crocodile - Book a table at the on-site Le Crocodile restaurant for some memorable French cuisine.

Click here for more information about Wythe Hotel

Our favorite Boutique Hotels in Brooklyn

Staying at a boutique hotel in Brooklyn, an area that is full of style, fun and vibrancy, really adds an exciting edge to a trip to New York City. There are lots of interesting places to stay with personality.

Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, USA, during sunset.
You'll never be short of things to do or see when you stay in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn's boutique hotels are typically in lively areas, providing easy access to local dining, shopping, and entertainment, while also offering a quieter base away from Manhattans busiest streets. Here are some of our favorite boutique hotels to check out.

1. The Box House Hotel

'The Quirky One'

📍 77 Box Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

An authentic Brooklyn experience can be expected when you stay at The Box House Hotel, with spacious lofts and suites and amazing views over the city.

Newtown Creek Nature Walk in Greenpoint Brooklyn during spring with green trees and plants
Stay in Brooklyn and pretty spots such as Newtown Creek Nature Walk are a short stroll away.
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Why we love staying at The Box House Hotel

Staying at The Box House Hotel in Brooklyn offers a mix of modern luxury and quaint charm, with contemporary art and chic furnishings throughout this former factory.

  • Each room is decorated differently, adding real personality to your stay with quirky and original artwork.
  • Why not request one of the bedrooms with a terrace to enjoy city views?
  • Every room is conveniently fitted with a fully equipped kitchen.
  • Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, Brooklyn Lantern.

What is there to do close to The Box House Hotel?

Stay at The Box House Hotel and you can expect easy access for exploring Brooklyn and Manhattan. Here are some top places just a short stroll away.

  1. The Newtown Creek Nature Walk - An urban walkway showcasing public art, and views of the Newtown Creek waterfront.
  2. Long Island City Train Station - A key transit hub, connecting commuters to various subway lines to Manhattan and beyond.
  3. Old Hickory Park - A community-focused green space known for its playground, play areas, and for local events and activities.
  4. Chrysler Building - Just over a mile away, this iconic Art Deco skyscraper is distinctive and classic 1930s architecture.

Click here for more information about The Box House Hotel

2. Franklin Guesthouse

'The Unique One'

📍 214 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Stay at Franklin Guesthouse and you can expect a quirky blend of luxury and charm in the heart of Brooklyn. The personalized touches add to the appeal, and help make this a stand out stay.

Popular Polish Bakery Syrena in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with bakery goods along the counter
Greenpoint is brimming with personality, with authentic and quirky eateries throughout the neighborhood.
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Why we love staying at Franklin Guesthouse

The super Franklin Guesthouse boutique hotel in Greenpoint, with furnished with plenty of style and attraction, has plenty to wow you.

  • Plenty of designer flair in the hotel, with local artist work throughout.
  • Book one of the stunning rooms with private patio to add to your stay.
  • Bike hire and neighborhood shuttle services are available.
  • Each room comes with a kitchenette, or head to on-site MADRE serving up French, American and Seafood dishes.

What is there to do close to Franklin Guesthouse?

Close to Franklin Guesthouse you can find trendy cafes, renowned restaurants, and plenty of lovely green spaces to sit, relax and watch the buzzing neighborhood unfold. Check out what else you can find.

  1. Central Greenpoint - A busy neighborhood known for its dining scene, charming cafes, and vibrant community feel.
  2. WNYC Transmitter Park - Found in Greenpoint waterfront, you can enjoy river views and public pier, for relaxation and recreation.
  3. Old Hickory Park - A local community park featuring a playground and spaces for community events and gatherings.
  4. Newtown Creek Nature Walk - A walkway that showcases information about the Newtown Creek area, along with art installations.

Click here for more information about Franklin Guesthouse

3. Penny Williamsburg

'The Cozy One'

📍 288 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

A cool hotel to stay in, this super comfy and stylish haven has well designed rooms with everything you could need, alongside quirky features and artwork. You can be sure to enjoy a memorable stay at Penny Williamsburg.

Bicycle parked in front of flyposting and graffiti covered wall in west Williamsburg, Brooklyn
A mecca for arts and culture, Williamsburg is fashionable area to hang out and explore.

Why we love staying at Penny Williamsburg

A stay at Penny Williamsburg promises a mix of chic and cozy, with a hotel designed to bring the artistic and lively spirit of the Williamsburg neighborhood into its rooms.

  • The rooftop bar is perfect for a drink after a busy day exploring, and offers great views.
  • Plenty of homely comforts, with kitchenettes and complimentary coffee and filtered water.
  • Snuggle up in the super cozy cloud robes once you head back to you room.
  • Check out the free bikes to explore the local area.

What is there to do close to Penny Williamsburg?

The Penny Williamsburg is nestled by fashionable Williamsburg neighborhood. You can expect lots to keep you entertained during your stay.

  1. Central Williamsburg - A trendy Brooklyn neighborhood, known for its vibrant art scene, hip eateries and live music venues.
  2. Macri Triangle Park - A small urban green space known for its quiet setting and local community gatherings.
  3. McCarren Park - Straddling the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods, this popular park has athletic fields, a pool, and lively social scene.

Click here for more information about Penny Williamsburg

Our favourite Budget Hotels in Brooklyn

Staying in Brooklyn offers plenty of choice when it comes to great style and affordable accommodation, when you can blow most of your budget on all the exciting sites locally, whilst still staying somewhere interesting and well-located.

Cones of French fries in Brooklyn Flea Market
Get an authentic taste of Brooklyn when you wander in this interesting and vibrant neighborhood.

There are lots of budget hotel options in Brooklyn for exploring not just Brooklyn's unique neighborhoods but also nearby attractions of Manhattan. Keep reading to see some of our top hotel choices.

1. avid Hotel Brooklyn Dyker Heights

'The Comfortable One'

📍 636 86th Street, Brooklyn, 11228

You can expect all the essentials covered when you stay at avid Hotel Brooklyn Dyker Heights, which makes for good value and comfortable stay.

Entrance to Fort Hamilton US Army Base in Brooklyn
Make a visit to Fort Hamilton, the only active military base in New York City.
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Why we love staying at avid Hotel Brooklyn Dyker Heights

This is a new, clean, and well-equipped hotel in Brooklyn, offering great value for money and an ideal base for exploring the city. Here is what else you can enjoy during your stay.

  • Delicious Continental breakfast included each morning, including made-to-order omelettes and muffins.
  • On-site fitness center, open throughout the day.
  • Freshly ground coffee available 24/7 in the lobby.
  • Convenient store offers drinks, snacks, and personal necessities.

What is there to do close to avid Hotel Brooklyn Dyker Heights?

Within walking distance of plenty of local treasures, and public transport for getting further afield, avid Hotel Brooklyn Dyker Heights is in a prime location. These sites are just a short stroll away.

  1. Brooklyn Center - A bustling area in the heart of Brooklyn, known for its array of shopping and dining options.
  2. Dyker Beach Park - Plenty of activities to enjoy outdoors here, including public golf course, making it a popular destination.
  3. Fort Hamilton - Found in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, it is a historic U.S. Army post, offering views of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.

Click here for more information about avid Hotel Brooklyn Dyker Heights

2. Pod Brooklyn

'The Surprising One'

📍 247 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

During a stay at Pod Brooklyn you might be surprised by some of the perks including free bikes, seasonal PodFit classes and a chance to chill on the rooftop bar. It may be great value, but it's anything but budget.

Entrance to the brick building and streets outside of Pod hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Head to the Pod Brooklyn and you can expect great city views from both your room and rooftop lounge.

Why we love staying at Pod Brooklyn

The rooms here are spread across four buildings linked by courtyards and bridges, which makes for an interesting and stylish set-up! The rooms are clean, well equipped, with lots of lounges and rooftop space for relaxing.

  • Head up to the roof, and relax in the outdoor seating whilst soaking in the impressive city views.
  • If you don't fancy travelling far for food, then Clinton Hall serves international cuisine throughout the day.
  • Still working? Then Pod Brooklyn offers a work space on the mezzanine floor.
  • Afterwards take a free Pod bike out to explore the local area.

What else is there close to Pod Brooklyn?

Pod Brooklyn is in the heart of Williamsburg, close to Manhattan by bike and subway, with lots of other local attractions right on the doorstep. Here are some highlights to check out.

  1. Williamsburg Center - An area known for its hipster culture and historic charm across shops, eateries, and entertainment venues.
  2. The Music Hall of Williamsburg - A popular venue in Brooklyn known for hosting a wide range of live music performances.
  3. The East River Ferry - A scenic way to travel between Brooklyn and other boroughs, with great views of the New York City skyline from the water.

Click here for more information about Pod Brooklyn

Our favourite Family Friendly Hotels in Brooklyn

If you are visiting New York City with the family then Brooklyn is a great base, with a variety of family-friendly hotel options that cater to the needs of those traveling with children, making sure everyone can have an entertaining visit.

Colorful rowhouses lining the street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Take time to wander the charming and creative streets around Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
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Choosing a family-friendly hotel in Brooklyn makes perfect sense if you are looking for somewhere in a top location, which has plenty of unique sites and open spaces. Here are some of our top picks below.

1. Henry Norman Hotel

'The Charming One'

📍 239 North Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Charming and unique, the Henry Norman Hotel is packed full of character and in the great Greenpoint area of Brooklyn, with plenty of interesting local spots and good connections.

Pink cherry blossom tree at McCarren Park in Williamsburg, with bikes and people relaxing on the grass
McCarren Park is the ideal space unwind when you visit Greenpoint.
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Why we love staying at Henry Norman Hotel

This family-friendly hotel, set in a renovated 19th-century warehouse, is full of beautiful decor and great views in Greenpoint. Henry Norman is charming and unique, and here are some other reasons we like it here.

  • Stand out design, each room features unique artwork and bespoke furnishings.
  • Great breakfast is included in some rates, or kitchenettes in most studios.
  • Splash out and reserve a suite with a balcony, to soak up the city views.

What is there to do close to Henry Norman Hotel?

You will find Henry Normal Hotel on a quiet road, in this interesting, lively area of Greenpoint, with easy access to Manhattan. Here are some of the local highlights you should explore.

  • Greenpoint Center - Known for its mix of trendy, modern cafes, stores, and restaurants.
  • MSGR McGolrick Park - A peaceful and pretty green space in Greenpoint, with historic pavilion and play areas.
  • McCarren Park - On the border of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, this popular park has athletic facilities, public pool, and green spaces.

Click here for more information about Henry Normal Hotel

2. 42 Hotel

'The Chic One'

📍 426 South 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The well located 42 Hotel has everything you could need for a great family stay, with on-site restaurant, bar and coffee house. This stylish hotel offers a special stay you'll all enjoy.

View of Manhattan skyline with Brooklyn Bridge across the East River
Head down to Brooklyn's waterfront, a lively area with parklands and views across Manhattan.
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Why we love staying at 42 Hotel

The 42 Hotel offers stylish and modern accommodation for the family, with plenty to keep you refreshed and entertained. Here are some of the highlights.

  • During the day head to the on-site coffee shop, with great options for your caffeine fix.
  • Come evening visit the wine bar, a great spot for a pre-dinner aperitif.
  • Convenient private parking is available on-site at daily charge.

What is there to do close to 42 Hotel?

Nestled between popular Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods, 42 Hotel has plenty to keep you entertained, along with nearby parks like McCarren Park and the East River waterfront to relax by.

  1. Williamsburg - A dynamic neighborhood in Brooklyn, the area is celebrated for its artistic community, trendy cafes, music and culture.
  2. Brooklyn's Waterfront - A lively area, with views of the Manhattan skyline, parklands, and plenty of dining and entertainment options along the East River.
  3. Cellar@42 - Book a table here for your return to 42 Hotel, where there are plenty of great American dishes to try.

Click here for more information about Hotel 42