Is this New York’s hippest hotel? The Hoxton in Brooklyn is certainly a contender

Should you’re searching for New York’s most hip space, Williamsburg is definitely a powerful contender for the crown.

It’s no surprise it is the placement for boutique chain Hoxton’s first ever lodge within the US. With its cool foyer decked out in millennial pink furnishings, fashionable employees sporting denims and trainers and a stunning rooftop bar, it suits proper in.

And despite the fact that on the time of visiting it had solely been open a matter of weeks, it was clear to see, after I arrived with my pal, that it was already drawing within the cool crowd – even on a Wednesday night time.

Lodge chain Hoxton has opened its first ever lodge in the US in New York’s Williamsburg neighbourhood in Brooklyn. Jen stated her room was very cosy, with a shocking view of Manhattan from an (nearly) floor-to-ceiling window

On the wall reverse Jennifer’s mattress was a big flat-screen TV in addition to a retro-style radio perched on a shelf. When she arrived, it was pumping out the most recent chart hits 

Teams have been sitting sipping cocktails on the large yard bar, {couples} have been eating across the open-air kitchen whereas buddies have been chilling with espresso as they tapped on their laptops within the relaxed lounge.

Like a lot of the locations to be seen at in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood, the 175-room Hoxton has been created inside a disused constructing, vacated by heavy business.

In a former life, the lodge was the house of the Rosenwach Manufacturing facility, which made the picket water tanks you see scattered throughout New York’s rooftops.

Every room has a choice of rigorously curated books for company to flick by means of. Jennifer discovered these tomes in her room 

Some rooms have breathtaking views throughout the East River to the skyscrapers of Manhattan

After arriving and discovering the lodge’s reception desk tucked away within the nook of the foyer, we have been shortly up in our room on the ninth flooring of the constructing – the place the hipster vibe continued.

The (nearly) floor-to-ceiling window revealed a merely gorgeous view of Manhattan, which at first meant I didn’t discover anything within the room.

However as soon as the Instagram photos have been snapped and posted, we famous the retro-style digital radio pumping out the most recent chart hits in addition to the rigorously curated choice of books that had been left for us to flick by means of.

Even the bedding, which has been created by Brooklyn designers Dusen Dusen, can solely be described as cool. And the lavatory with its monsoon bathe and mosaic tiled flooring was eye-catching, too.

For Jennifer, one of the hotel's highlights is its rooftop bar, Summerly, where she enjoyed sipping wine as the sun went down

For Jennifer, one of many lodge’s highlights is its rooftop bar, Summerly, the place she loved sipping wine because the solar went down

Summerly stretches right across the front of The Hoxton Williamsburg and also offers views of the Williamsburg Bridge and Brooklyn 

Summerly stretches proper throughout the entrance of The Hoxton Williamsburg and likewise affords views of the Williamsburg Bridge and Brooklyn 

An influence socket and USB port subsequent to the mattress imply you do not have to cost your telephone in a single day on the different facet of the room – a gripe I’ve with many resorts.

There is not a wardrobe as such, with hangers simply left on a small rail, in a bid to maximise the area, whereas a tiny fridge suits neatly beneath with complimentary water and milk.

Settled in for the night time, the room proved to be the proper if very cosy place to recover from the jet lag and put together for the pounding of Brooklyn’s streets the subsequent day.

Sadly, the subsequent morning we awoke to found a minor leak within the ceiling near the air-conditioning unit, which had resulted in a small puddle on the ground.

However after we talked about it to the reception employees, they could not have been extra accommodating.

Klein’s, pictured, is among the lodge’s eating places, the place diners sit on stools surrounding an open-air kitchen 

The lobby of The Hoxton Williamsburg is decked out with millennial pink furniture. Jennifer says during her stay it was often packed with people sipping coffee and tapping on their laptops 

The foyer of The Hoxton Williamsburg is decked out with millennial pink furnishings. Jennifer says throughout her keep it was usually full of individuals sipping espresso and tapping on their laptops 

Not solely did they instantly repair the issue, they moved us to a different room – and provided to assist with the bags – simply in case it occurred once more. What’s extra, they even made certain we had the very best desk in the home for sundowners on the lodge’s rooftop bar, Summerly.

We nearly prayed for one more leak, as a result of it seems Summerly actually is the lodge’s spotlight.

We sat at our spot for the night and sipped on deliciously refreshing wine that our waiter had beneficial as we admired the view at golden hour throughout the East River in the direction of the Empire State Constructing.

It was nearly a disgrace to go away after sundown to return to the bottom flooring to have dinner in one of many lodge’s different eating places, Klein’s.

However after we acquired down there and will hear the beats of chilled home music being performed by a DJ, we realised the vibe was simply as hip.

Klein’s serves up Americana-inspired classics from its open plan kitchen with a wood-fired grill – and I can positively advocate the fried rooster sandwich, which was smothered in ham and cheese.

For dessert, curiosity acquired the higher of us and we opted for the dish known as ‘a little bit one thing’ – a plate of three heat different-flavoured cookies, served with a glass of milk.

It was a pleasant contact earlier than mattress.

The Hoxton could also be achingly fashionable – but it surely does heat and cosy, too. 


The Hoxton Williamsburg is at 97 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. 

Rooms begin from $159 (£122) per night time and a breakfast bag of a pot of in a single day oats, a banana and orange juice can be included. Go to