The Hoxton, Willamsburg

3 July 2020

The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis
The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis

You may be thinking "why is she posting travel content when there is no travel for anyone right now" well I hear ya, but (and it's a big BUT) I quite simply miss my travels, and as I'm craving a bit of normality in my little life right now, and I traveled a lot last year, I thought it would be good to write up some of my travel-related content, and keep sharing with you all. 

Starting with my stay across the pond from my favourite hotel brand, The Hoxton. The fifth hotel in The Hoxton series, but the first hotel of theirs to open up in the US, it’s exciting to see a British-based, small but perfectly formed hospitality company set up in NYC. 

The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis
The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis

The brand has kept to what they know, and have launched a hotel in the Williamsburg neighbourhood boasting 175 rooms, three restaurants, a rooftop with views of Manhattan, lively public spaces, and The Apartment – a great meeting and events space that’s home to The Hoxton’s rolling cultural events programme. Since their launch in September 2018, they have gone on to open hotels in Portland, Chicago and L.A.

The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis
The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis

The sunken ground floor is predominantly public space, scattered with instagrammable vintage sofas and floral armchairs that you want to take home - it’s the perfect space to sit with your laptop, and call your office for the day, or curl up and read a book whilst people watching. 

The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis
The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis

The bar and restaurant have a slicker aesthetic with a square, brass-topped central bar and a vast glass wall that opens onto the courtyard. In the Summer they hold outdoor film viewings, BBQ’s and also events. 

The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis
The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis

Although it was -6 when I visited, and the rooftop restaurant and bar, Summerly was closed for the season, I couldn’t help but take a sneak peek up there. Taking inspiration from New England’s eastern seaboard, pastel-coloured loungers, floral-topped bar stools and unobstructed Manhattan skyline views - perfect for a Summer evening with cocktail, and some delicious seafood.  

The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis
The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis
The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis
The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis
The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis

Bedrooms. Divided into two categories: ‘Cosy’ and ‘Roomy’ both are compact, but they’ve made clever use of the spaces, with large drawers under the king-sized beds to stash luggage and shoes (as well as my shopping - perfect hiding spot from my husband!) neat fold-down desks with a kettle, mugs, tea and coffee. A rail and coat hooks are in place of a wardrobe, and the floor-to-ceiling windows give you views across Brooklyn and Manhattan. 
The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura LewisThe Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis
The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis

Hox perks remain the same as their British and European brothers and sisters, with breakfast bags, helpful little notebooks offer information and tips on the area, along with a map and bookshelves curated by their ‘Hox friends’, made up of local business owners and artists.

The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis
The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis

Klein’s, the main restaurant at the hotel serves up American classics and local favourites throughout the day from breakfast to dinner. You can pull up a stool at the open kitchen and watch the chefs cook your food, or take a seat in the seated restaurant area by the bar. In warmer months, the courtyard is open to sit and eat. 

The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis
The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis

Location wise - Williamsburg is a great neighbourhood, filled with delicious restaurants and bars. Boutiques, independents, and a few big brands have all set up in the area, with some of my favourites, Catbird, Bulletin, Baggu, and Awoke Vintage a quick stroll away. It’s super easy to get into Manhattan, with the nearest subway a 5-minute walk away, and Union Square 3 stops away.

The Hoxton, Williamsburg by Laura Lewis

It’s a perfect base for your stay in the city. 


Address: The Hoxton Williamsburg, 97 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA
Telephone: +1 718-215-7100
Website: thehoxton.com

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