When you walk through the doors this Greenpoint favorite, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into someone’s chic penthouse apartment rather than the lobby of a boutique hotel. Box House’s signature high ceilings, bright color scheme, hardwood flooring, art-clad walls and whimsical trinkets give the place an art gallery feel.
The hotel’s colorful Brooklyn Lantern restaurant serves up top-notch cuisine in a quirky American Bistro-style setting, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don’t miss the crusted chicken or cocktails like the signature Whore Shoes & Hand Grenades (ha!), carefully crafted with gin, violette, triple sec, lemon and infused syrup, or the traditional French 75 made with gin, lemon, simple syrup and Prosecco.
Rooms and suites in The Box House Hotel are spacious (think of an impeccably updated pre-war apartment with an immaculate bathroom), and the hotel has taken great care in dressing each room with bright, modern artwork, soft linens and old-timey décor (including vintage cameras and binoculars). Hipsters, paws off!
The hotel is a bit of a hike from the subway, but the hotel offers a complimentary ride service in town and to the nearby trains, which include the 7 and G just over the Pulaski Bridge.
P.S. Last, we’d like to point out that unlike most hotel gyms, this particular gym keeps in theme with the rest of the hotel. It’s covered in vintage-looking mirrors, so you really get to check yourself out from every angle as you hit that treadmill (for better or worse, you decide!)
TIME OUT TIP: If you’ve already dined at Brooklyn Lantern and have brunch on the mind, head to nearby Eagle Trading Co. (258 Franklin St, 718-576-3217) for a mouthwatering bagel with lox and a perfectly-made cappuccino.