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The 14 best hotels in Brooklyn's Trendiest Neighborhoods

Eat, sleep and play at the best hotels in Brooklyn in New York’s most charming and liveliest borough

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Venture across the river for a stay at one of the best hotels in Brooklyn. Once there, experience the borough’s finest – from the best brunch in the neighborhood to the trendiest venues for live music – arguably in the city. If rest and relaxation are more your speed, you’re in luck, because these hotels also house some of the most incredible hotel rooftop pools in the city. Not to mention, Brooklyn is home to some of New York's best pizza, so make sure you grab a slice while visiting. 

Just make sure your phone’s charged – you’ll definitely want to post those iconic shots of the Manhattan skyline. Whether you're looking for a hub near the heart of the area or a getaway on the outskirts, this list should help you make the most of your time out in the Big Apple. Here are our top picks of the best hotels in Brooklyn.  

Updated February 2024: Along with the fabulous existing hotels on this list, we've added a couple of newbies well worth shouting about, or rather, snoozing in. Both hotels offer a cozy design design-conscious stay in NYC'S trendiests neighbohoods, one in Williamsburg and the other in Boerum Hill.

RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best hotels in NYC

Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every hotel featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Best Brooklyn hotels

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  • Midtown West
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The brainchild of London-based design firm Michaelis Boyd Studio, each brick-, glass- and Corten steel-encased room boasts double-height ceilings and soaring windows for maximum cityscape exposure. Explore Williamsburg via the neighborhood Tuk Tuk tour or get some exercise with a complimentary bike rental. There’s plenty of R&R back at the hotel, where you’ve got a rooftop pool, restaurant Harvey and three distinct bars to choose from. At the hotel, you can make use of a sleek bar and lounge, plus a kitchen headed up by five-time Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient Melissa O'Donnell. 

Mood? Industrial chic.

Location perks? Nestled in the North side of Brooklyn.

Budget range? Mid-range.

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  • Brooklyn Heights
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Nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge, this 10-story eco-luxury hotel offers retreat-worthy rooms outfitted with native greenery, reclaimed materials, and sweeping waterfront views. Be sure to step out for a sunset beverage or two. I mean, If you're not making use of the hotel’s 4,000-square-foot rooftop, killer cocktails, and panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, what are you doing? Exploring Brooklyn? Well, yeah okay, fair enough. We wouldn't blame you for not leaving the hotel, though. 

Mood? Zen vibes.

Location perks? 644m from Brooklyn Bridge overlooking East River.

Budget range? Spenny.

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3. 42 Hotel

Buzzing with creative energy and a vibrant atmosphere, 42 Hotel is a fave for its rustic yet modern style. With 60 spacious guestrooms, each room offers elegance and first-class comfort. Within each room, you'll find a flat-screen TV, a seating area, and a coffee machine, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows so you can watch the world go by. Gorgeous and sophisticated, the hotel is perfect for romantic trips away to explore the city. Located in the trendy town of Williamsburg, you'll be on the doorstep of boutiques, trendy restaurants, and cute cafes. 

Mood? Sleek chic.

Location perks? In the heart of Williamsburg.

Budget range? Mid to high end. 

4. Sheraton Brooklyn Hotel

Stylish and only one train stop away from the best of Brooklyn - Little Italy, Soho, and Chinatown - the Sheraton Brooklyn Hotel is in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. It's the perfect location for a trip to explore the area. Each room has a 42-inch flat-screen TV and a coffee machine, you know, the essentials, and there's also a Starbucks in the hotel lobby, in case you don't fancy leaving the building. The rooms look a little dated, but the great location makes up for it, especially if all you're after is a place to rest your head. 

Mood? Old world charm.

Location perks? Nestled in Downtown Brooklyn.

Budget range? Fairly affordable.

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5. Penny Williamsburg

There’s a fresh face on the streets of Brooklyn and it goes by the name of Penny Williamsburg. Only opened in the summer of 2022, the Penny is fast becoming one of the coolest hotels in the neighborhood, with lush foliage designed by Brooklyn-based landscapers Verdant—including a terrace meadow—art books in every room curated by The Strand, and an in-house gallery that champions local artists. Oh, and if you’re wondering why there’s a chihuahua on the flag at the entrance—that’s the hotel’s namesake. Naturally.

Mood? Light and modern.

Location perks? In the heart of Brooklyn. 

Budget range? Very well priced. 

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  • Boutique hotels
  • Greenpoint
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This industrial-chic spot in the rapidly hipsterfying Greenpoint neighborhood is cozy and cool, with apartment-style rooms so you can live like a local. There's also, however, a sauna and a fitness center to burn off all those ramen burgers and artisanal popsicles you’ll scarf at Smorgasburg, and ample space to store the treasures you’ll snag at Brooklyn Flea. So it's like being a local, just a very luxe one. The best of both worlds. 

Mood? Contemporary dream. 

Location perks? Walking distance from all the wonderful things Brooklyn offers.

Budget range? Mid-range.

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  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Greenpoint
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This former door factory is now home to 130 apartment-style rooms, each bigger than most NYC homes. So there's still a lot of doors knocking about. Designed by Brooklynite Kip Jacobs, the place is full of bright colors and quirky antiques (see: vintage cameras and binoculars adorn the coffee tables) that give you a sense of Brooklyn living from a local. The Box House sits tucked away in northernmost Brooklyn by the Pulaski Bridge, making for a mellow spot ideal for exploring Greenpoint and nearby Long Island City. There's a subway nearby should you want to venture elsewhere. You might be tempted, as there are views of Midtown Manhattan from certain rooms. 

Mood? Modern design.

Location perks? 1km from the nearest subway. 

Budget range? Decently priced.

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  • Boerum Hill
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Between charm-filled Boerum Hill, buzzing Downtown Brooklyn and plenty of subways, the Nu Hotel scores major points for convenience. Colors are bright and rooms are comfy and simple, with recycled hardwood floors and organic sheets. High rollers staying in the Urban Suites can kick back in their own in-room hammocks. Enjoy a free breakfast before walking across the Brooklyn Bridge or exploring the tree-lined neighborhood. If you've brought your gains on holiday with you, you can also make use of their 24-hour gym. We might take a bike ride instead (the hotel has free bike rental). 

Mood? Modern decor. 

Location perks? In the BoCoCa neighborhood. 

Budget range? Well priced.

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  • Hotels
  • Williamsburg
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New York’s premier modular hotel opened in Brooklyn back in October 2017. Pod Brooklyn features 249 pod-style rooms equipped with private bathrooms, high-tech amenities and oversize windows overlooking verdant courtyards and rooftops connected by glass walkways and living walls spanning the length of the property. Just a short walk from Bedford Avenue, neighborhood favorites like Parm, Fette Sau and St. Anselm are easily accessible. You're also basically on the doorstep of Williamsburg, and the East River State Park – making this an ideal spot whether you want to explore or just chill the heck out. 

Mood? Pod life.

Location perks? Super close to the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Budget range? Mid to high.

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  • Downtown Brooklyn
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A calming respite from its downtown Brooklyn surrounds, Even Hotel is located walking distance to some of the area's best neighborhoods, including Park Slope and Fort Greene. Designed for travelers’ wellness in mind, the hotel boasts a state-of-the-art, two-level fitness studio with a living green wall, in addition to fitness classes like yoga and spin. The Cork and Kale restaurant offers up fresh food items, like flatbreads, juices and healthy salads. The space has a contemporary, natural aesthetic with light flooding into the rooms and accommodations bathed in natural wood and a calming color palette of blues and beiges. Each room adheres to the Even ethos and includes an in-room fitness zone, spa showers and adjustable LED lights.

Mood? Relaxed vibes.

Location perks? In the heart of Downtown.

Budget range? A wide variety of options. 

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  • Hotels
  • Chain hotels
  • Downtown Brooklyn
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Check out views of the Statue of Liberty from the terrace, swim in the rooftop pool or play a game of pool at the billiards table. The Aloft has a very in-vogue-Brooklyn feel without Manhattan sticker shock. It's a great, well-friendly spot to unwind and enjoy after a day (or night) of hitting the city. When you're ready to head out though, you'll be blessed to know it’s a small walk to the subway, so Manhattan or elsewhere in Brooklyn are easily accessed. 

Mood? A super easy stay.

Location perks? Two minutes from the Hoyt Street subway station.

Budget range? Very affordable. 

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  • Boutique hotels
  • Gowanus
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There’s a taxi depot and a U-Haul shop near the Hotel Le Bleu, where Gowanus meets Park Slope. But walk just a few blocks and you’re in prime exploring territory—Prospect Park, the picturesque brownstones of Park Slope and cute restaurants and shops galore. While lacking the bells and whistles of other more centrally located Brooklyn hotels, the rooms here are stylish, spacious and—you guessed it—decorated in shades of blue. The views are stunning and the simplicity is very welcome in such a bustling city. It's a tranquil space within your adventures. 

Mood? Beautiful in bleu.
Location perks? Nestled in the Park Slope neighborhood, just 6 blocks from the Union Street subway station.
Budget range? A great deal.

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13. Ace Hotel Brooklyn

Set in Brooklyn's trendy Boerum Hill neighborhood, Ace Hotel is the perfect hub for making your rounds at all the best galleries, little boutiques, and food spots in Brooklyn. Speaking of exhibitions, here's one to know about: Ace's Artist in Residence program, where an artist is basically invited to transform one of their hotel rooms into an installation. Pretty cool, right? Along with niche happenings, Ace offers cozy pet-friendly rooms with, eco-friendly toiletries, vintage furnishings, and get this, a smeg fridge. 

Mood? Contemporary chic.

Location perks? If you want to feel like you're in a classic romcom, we highly recommend biking through these brownstone-lined streets. They're dreamy. 

Budget range? On the spennyer end of the spectrum, but totally justified by the sophistication and top-notch amenities. 

14. The Hoxton, Williamsburg

The Hoxton is always a safe bet when you're heading to the city. And this shiny new US location in Williamsburg marks the first of its kind on this side of the pond. Pretty special indeed. Known for their design-led approach, every stay at The Hoxton is an experience worth lapping up. Offering stunning views overlooking Manhattan's skyline, up in the rooms you'll find comfy rooms with gold accented furnishings and walk-in showers with a selection of complimentary from Blank. When you need to wind down a little more there's a great selection of bars and restaurants to choose from like our personal favorite, rooftop skewer house serving up authentic Middle Eastern dishes.

Mood? Cozy, urban bliss with views facing Manhattan. 

Location perks? Obsessed with Strava too? Join the free monthly Women's training with Adidas runners and a post-run non-alcoholic pick-me-up. 

Budget range? A hefty price tag but not outrageous for New York; ideal for a couple of nights.

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