New York, United States

Wythe Hotel

Rates per night from$183.05

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD183.05), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Industrial icon

Setting

Williamsburg waterfront

Wythe Hotel is a Williamsburg wonder – a historic barrel factory stripped back to its bare bricks and cast-iron columns, with bedroom-lofts looking out on a panorama of Manhattan. The laidback locals will join you for rooftop cocktails at the Art Deco bar and wood-fired brunch at Reynard – and then you can join them at craft breweries, vintage markets, and warehouse parties in New York’s hippest ‘hood. Reclaimed timbers and poured-concrete floors give the rooms a rustic-industrial feel, and box-fresh wallpaper by Flavor Paper riffs off Brooklyn’s landmark ‘Swampy’ water tower.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

70, including four suites.

Check–Out

11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $183.05, excluding tax at 14.75 per cent.

More details

Rates don’t include breakfast; you can order pastries (around $5) and à la carte eggs (around $15) from Reynard, the all-day restaurant.

Also

When the factory was built as a cooperage in 1901, Williamsburg was a global hub for sugar production – you can still see the iconic Domino Sugar Refinery along the river. In later, pre-hotel years, the Wythe was a textile warehouse.

At the hotel

Free WiFi. In rooms: TV, iPod dock, Revo Heritage digital radios, underfloor heating, Goldie’s bath products.

Our favourite rooms

The Manhattan View King Room has everything it promises – a jumbo bed and restored factory windows looking out on a view you’ll never get bored of. Go all out on the South 8th Loft, which has a bath tub and a private rooftop terrace.

Packing tips

With a decent set of binoculars, you can practically see who’s hurrying into work at the Empire State Building.

Also

All guests have free access to Brooklyn Athletic Club, which is a five-minute walk away.

Pet‐friendly

Bring your four-legged friend for $50 a night; dog bowls provided. See more pet-friendly hotels in New York.

Children

All ages welcome; connecting rooms are available for families.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Pick one by the windows so you can watch the Williamsburgers go by.

Dress Code

Hipster haute couture

Hotel restaurant

Don’t expect to have Reynard all to yourself – it’s one of Williamsburg’s hottest restaurants and an NYC destination in its own right. The brick walls and timber floors are moodily lit by glowing orb lanterns, and dishes such as lamb merguez and chicken with pumpkin puree are served sizzling from the wood-fired oven. It’s most legendary for brunch, when the locals flood in for socca with cauliflower and za’atar, and ham with poached eggs and collard greens. 

Hotel bar

The Ides is Wythe’s rooftop cocktail bar, with a light-flooded lounge and an outdoor terrace with killer views of Manhattan. They do small plates to devour with your drink – the negroni is as good as they come, or try the prosecco-fuelled Mr October for something sweeter.

Last orders

Reynard is open from 7am to 11pm; The Ides is open from 4pm to midnight.

Room service

Order from Reynard straight to your door from 7am to 11pm. After hours, the minibar will do for emergencies.

Location

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Address
Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn
11249
United States

Planes

The closest airport is LaGuardia (seven miles away, which is 30 minutes in a cab), but most international flights land at JFK (13 miles and a one-hour drive away). The hotel can arrange for a private car to pick you up at the airport; it costs $96 from LaGuardia or $108 from JFK, including tip. If you’re arriving on a domestic flight, it’s $72 from LGA and $84 from JFK. Call the Smith24 team for help with all your travel.

Trains

It’s an eight-minute walk to the nearest subway station at Bedford Avenue; that’ll put you on the L train, next stop Manhattan. For travelling in and out of the city, head to Penn Station or Grand Central Terminal.

Automobiles

With round-the-clock public transport and zillions of taxis, there’s no need for a car in NYC. If you have to bring one, you can park it on the streets around the hotel, or at Icon Parking nearby.

Worth getting out of bed for

Wake up and marvel at the mystery of Manhattan across the water, then throw yourself into it. The L train (on the subway) takes you into Union Square in eight minutes, and from there the city is your oyster. Or, catch the East River ferry from the dock down below; it zips under the Brooklyn Bridge on its way to Wall Street and Downtown. Back at the hotel, hit the Ides for rooftop cocktails, or catch a film at the in-house Screening Room.
If you’re in town on a summer Saturday, join the rest of Brooklyn at open-air food market Smorgasburg (East River State Park), which showcases the latest and greatest street food innovations – it’s jam-packed, but then so are the artisan donuts. On the Williamsburg shopping scene, Upstate Stock (2 Berry Street) and Concrete + Water (485 Driggs Avenue) are cult fashion boutiques, Rough Trade (64 N 9th Street) does retro vinyl, and The Mini Mall (218 Bedford Avenue) is the old-school go-to for secondhand books and vintage clothes. The City Reliquary museum (370 Metropolitan Avenue) houses NYC curios and oddball artifacts. At night, book an alley at Brooklyn Bowl (opposite the Wythe) or join the locals for a game down in dive-bar The Gutter (North 14th Street).
Brooklyn Brewery has been hard at work in a converted Williamsburg factory since 1996, and it was one of the very first hipster-craft-beer kids on the block. It’s a must-do just across the road from the hotel, with tours and tastings throughout the day.

Local restaurants

The king of brunches is downstairs at Reynard, but mix it up at any-way-you-like-it Egg (109 N 3rd Street); for just a coffee, drop by Toby’s Estate (125 N 6th Street). Munch Hudson steelhead trout at Marlow & Sons (81 Broadway), or tuck into tagine and yoghurt-doused aubergines at Moroccan favourite Cafe Mogador (133 Wythe Avenue). For dinner, do Diner (85 Broadway), a converted Subway carriage where the ever-changing menu is scrawled on the tablecloths. Lilia (567 Union Avenue) pushes pasta to new limits, and you don’t know steak until you’ve had the full Peter Luger (178 Broadway) experience.

Local bars

Wythe is not alone in the rooftop-cocktail game – Westlight at the William Vale (111 N 12th Street) has a sky-high view and a wraparound balcony. If you’re going out-out, go to Output (74 Wythe Avenue), and don’t expect to be back before dawn.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this converted factory in Williamsburg and unpacked their craft beers and vintage Levi’s, a full account of their Brooklyn break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Wythe Hotel in New York…

Wythe Hotel is a Williamsburg trailblazer – and in the capital of cool, that’s really saying something. Built as a factory in 1901, it opened to guests in 2012 after a conversion that retained the industrial charm of exposed brick walls and cast-iron pipework, but added a farm-to-fork restaurant, rooftop cocktail bar, and rooms filled with artwork by emerging local talent. It was an instant classic, the original Brooklyn hipster hotel – often imitated, but never bettered. Today, as you enter under the salvaged-tin ‘Hotel’ sign, there’s still a buzz in the air, as locals emerge from the alleys at Brooklyn Bowl or the beer hall at Brooklyn Brewery – both just across the street. At weekends, a steady stream of hungry New Yorkers filters into the hotel’s Reynard restaurant, eagerly anticipating one of the city’s most esteemed brunches (and that’s saying something, too).

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