Fathom Favorites : Brooklyn Hotels

1. The WIlliamsburg Hotel

The WIlliamsburg Hotel

Tea-time, tuk tuk service, beautiful bathrooms, and a fancy rooftop pool are distinguishing features of the boutique property in an easy-to-reach part of Williamsburg (it's also close to the borough's other boutique hotels). There's a restaurant-focused restaurant, cozy design-focused rooms, and plenty of Instagram potential at the bar. 

96 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11249

2. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Dumbo's first hotel has a prime waterfront address, incredible views of Manhattan, and an organic, shipyards-inspired aesthetic. The rooms are small but smart and sustainable. The public spaces are made for lounging, socializing, drinking, eating, omm-ing, and photographing. Doors spill out onto BK Bridge Park, so take advantage of the great outdoors in the urban environs around you.

60 Furman St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

3. The William Vale

The William Vale

A splashy new tower at the northern end of Williamsburg. The views are crazy, but so are the crowds — especially at the 22nd floor rooftop bar. There are 183 nicely designed rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, a restaurant, an Airstream food truck, an outdoor pool (and accompanying pool party scene), and cultural programming (rooftop films, fitness classes, live comedy shows). 

111 N 12th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249

4. Urban Cowboy

Urban Cowboy

For an intimate bed and breakfast accommodation and neighborly vibe, look no further than this clever little retreat in the middle of a mostly Italian section of Williamsburg. The townhouse is a handsomely decorated and earnestly hip — giving visitors a slice of that capital B Brooklyn experience they've heard so much about. The Treehouse, located down the block, has two bedrooms, a private patio, and views of the Williamsburg Bridge.

111 Powers St.
Brooklyn, 11211

5. The Erhart

The Erhart

This AirBnB property, a restored 1887 brownstone on a tree-lined street, is owned by a private family who lets rooms for the short term. It's beautifully decorated and walking distance to restaurants, bars, parks, and BAM cultural center. Breakfast — prepared by the owner using organic ingredients — is served every morning in the dining room. 

280 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205

6. Lefferts Manor Bed & Breakfast

Lefferts Manor Bed & Breakfast

This well-appointed historic brownstone B&B might be a little off the beaten path for most tourists, but it's a stone's throw from Brooklyn's best hyper local institutions: Prospect Park (built by Olmstead after Central Park), Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Library Main Branch, and the fabulous Saturday morning Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.

80 Rutland Rd.
Brooklyn, 11225

7. Nu Hotel

Nu Hotel

A somewhat generic business hotel tries a little harder in Brooklyn (note: Basquiat references, chalkboard paint, in-room hammocks). It's affordable, in a nice neighborhood that's not Williamsburg (where most of the hotels are located), and very accessible to Manhattan.

85 Smith St.
Brooklyn, 11201

8. Wythe Hotel

Wythe Hotel

An old factory on the waterfront epitomizes New Brooklyn Style. It's industrial, farmy, laid-back-but-high-end, renovated, rediscovered, and topped with a roofdeck bar. A happening restaurant from Marlow & Sons proprietor Andrew Tarlow is filled with folks from Manhattan finally making the trek to the borough of dreams.

80 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11249