If you’ve never been to Brooklyn and are looking for a fun, lively place to stay, try a cute little boutique hotel that I recently discovered in Williamsburg called the Wythe Hotel.
You will appreciate contemporary art if you see it hung in this century-old factory building that has been beautifully converted into a 70-room hotel. Local artists are featured all over the hotel, including inside the rooms.
“It’s an intimate and authentic way to get to know a neighborhood and community.” – Kimia Ferdowsi Kline for the Observer (read the article here)
Although my stay was only for one night, I made a stop on the hotel’s rooftop bar, The Ides, to enjoy the amazing sunsets and views of NYC skyline that it affords. I highly recommend doing so yourself and, when you go, order a “Tall Ball” cocktail for me please!
The hotel staff recommends its downstairs restaurant, Reynard. The hotel really focuses on culture and food, so I was hoping to have a chance to sample the food there. After finishing a long working day, I returned to my room and found myself exhausted and starving (a really bad combo, in my case). So I decided to order an heirloom chicories salad, which I loved, and an order of french fries, which arrived crisp and warm. I would have gone for the roasted cauliflower, too, but I had plans for dinner soon afterwards. And the warm and welcoming staff even brought the food up to my room, even though there is no official room service.
I woke up very early the next morning and checked out, but not before I did a little shutterbugging, as you’ll see below. To conclude, if you would like to genuinely feel the local vibe in Brooklyn, the Wythe Hotel is an ideal place to keep in mind.