As soon as we saw that the hoxton were opening a new hotel in Williamsburg NYC it seemed like the perfect chance to book in a trip. It wasn’t our first time to the big apple, however our previous trip was 10 years ago so a lot had changed and there was a lot more we wanted to see. We also hadn’t spent any time in Brooklyn before so I was excited to stay in Williamsburg and explore somewhere new.
The hotel is just as stunning as the other hoxton locations with beautiful decor, a great vibe. The perfect place to relax after a day of sight seeing around the city. It gets quite busy at the weekend, with a lot of locals popping by so worth hanging out for an evening to soak up the atmosphere. There are a couple of restaurants and bars in the hotel and they’ve just opened up the roof top too which would be so nice in the summer evenings. (Sadly it wasn’t opened when we went but I’ve since seen photos and it looks so nice).
We were extremely lucky with our room, with a direct view over Manhattan which was amazing to wake up to. I still can’t get over how nice it was, it felt very surreal watching the city lit up at night from our bed. We booked a cosy room, which had plenty of space for two of us for the trip. You can choose between a cosy or a roomy, but honestly I’d say a cosy feels big enough! We stayed for 5 nights, so the room was definitely lived in. They provide a breakfast in a bag every morning, which included coconut overnight oats, bananas and fresh orange juice. There is the usual tea/ coffee making bits and the room comes with a mini fridge, which was handy for storing all our snacks (mostly mega stuff oreos, the best).
The location was also great, it was close by to a park with views across the water. Worth taking a stroll down here if you have time. There were also some great bars, breakfast spots and a really cool music venue really near to the hotel. So there’s lots to explore in the area. It was also only around a 5 minute walk to the subway stopped we used a lot, Bedford Avenue which got us into Manhattan quickly.
Prices start from $179 a night but as I said we booked ours with an offer (which is really why we went for 5 nights) so it’s worth keeping an eye out on their emails or instagram!