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160 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249-1127
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#26 of 104 in Brooklyn
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Located in the heart of Brooklyn's most vibrant neighborhood, McCarren Hotel & Pool is an exciting urban retreat. With 64 modern rooms, an ideal location overlooking McCarren Park and luxury amenities that include a rooftop bar with breathtaking views of Manhattan and one of New York City's largest outdoor swimming pools, McCarren Hotel & Pool is the first full-service lifestyle hotel in this thriving neighborhood.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino, German


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Grade: 100 out of 100
155Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
31Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Wesparent wrote a review Yesterday
Boston, Massachusetts, United States43 contributions64 helpful votes
Rated a one because it had a bed! But nothing else. First the good news: The bed was quite comfortable and well made up The location of the hotel is excellent and within walking distance to many restaurants and bars The bad: I was truly taken aback at how poorly managed and set up this hotel was for the price. There was no one at the front desk when I arrived back at night, no one on staff at all in evidence the entire time we were there! Definitely No concierge as advertised No coffee or water in lobby.. if there isn't a restaurant ( and one was advertise on your hotel). how hard it is to put a coffee port or water dispenser in lobby? no restaurant-- although website shows lots of global influenced food no bar, although bar was on website, no drinks available anywhere In the room: No hair dryer No hangers... Only one towel NO coffee maker No refrigerator No lamps No reading light no glasses or drinking cups in bathroom no amenities in bathroom No side table for 1 bed Door to room doesn’t close fully and was left open. no place to put luggage no seating area, or chair or any where to sit down as mentioned in reservation no desk or writing surface as mentioned in reservation no charging station as most hotels would have Construction and construction noise throughout. This set up was more suited to a hostel, not a $400 plus a night hotel! I did write and call the management and asked them to respond before I wrote a review… did any of them answer? NO! Clearly they don’t care at all about customer satisfaction.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: My helpful tip. DONOT STAY at this hotel
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AmySeder wrote a review Yesterday
Brooklyn, New York17 contributions15 helpful votes
I enjoyed this hotel a lot a few years ago, and would always have family stay here when visiting - the pool, the decor, and the bars were great. At this point, they shouldn't even be open. This 'hotel' offers absolutely nothing but a construction zone. There is no lobby, just a basement level passthrough room. There is no restaurant, no pool, no rooftop, no decor, absolutely nothing. Signs are just written on paper scotch-taped to the walls, even the elevator is missing half it's letters. The room featured literally a bed and a desk - not even an ikea painting on the wall, a hairdryer or a coffee maker. They don't even both to put a carafe of coffee in the "lobby".Operating a hotel under this level of construction is nothing more than a scam. Just avoid at all costs. There was, however, a constant scream of jackhammering, from morning to night. What a waste.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: stay somewhere else
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Henry Goringer wrote a review May 4
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Booked here last minute after other hotels filled up. It is NOTHING like the website pictures. It's run-down, bordering on dirty, and there are no amenities in either the room (no coffee) or in the hotel (no bar or restaurant or food of any sort). It's not really a hotel, it's a run down hostel as other reviews said. Was in a "balcony" room and the door to the balcony barely closed; no real locking system. Dangerous and loud. They have an iron in the closet but no ironing board? Didn't even provide drinking water glasses; just two useless sad looking champagne cups. What's the point of that? I regret ever giving them my hard earned money.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled
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Frances G wrote a review Apr 2022
Fort Lauderdale, Florida31 contributions25 helpful votes
Had such a great experience! Was greeted immediately by a wonderful young lady named Alison. She was amazing, went to personally check if my room was ready and she saw I had to work in the room with two screens and she offered me a desk and chair. After 5pm I went down stairs and Luis took over, he was so kind to let me know amazing places in the area and offered me water when I returned! I asked for a Microwave and boom within minutes maintenance was knocking with a microwave at 9pm. This is such a fabulous team!! Can’t wait to return for such amazing customer service, Pool and roof bar!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Kenneth B wrote a review Feb 2022
9 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is an example of what you get when financial speculators buy a building with lots of debt and then do the cheapest possible conversion into what they then advertise as a “hotel” when it is really nothing more than a cheap slum. I feel sorry for the staff who try hard for owners who don’t care. Our room was well under the 250 sq ft advertised on the website. We arrived and had no electrical power in the room. That eventually was fixed, but the next day the HVAC system failed. The room was cheaply finished with little care to even basic craftsmanship. After complaining to the desk clerk (by the way, for a hotel this size, we saw only the desk clerk and the occasional maintenance man ever at work - how do you run a hotel with no staff?), we were given a new room for the last night of our stay and the promise of a discounted bill for all the trouble. The new room was larger, but still very shoddily finished. The faucet in the kitchenette was nearly unattached, doors opened into each other, caulking and finished were slap-dash. To top it all off, the hotel’s boiler failed that day - so no hot water anywhere in the hotel. Our other family members checked out early in disgust - maybe we should have, too. Finally, after promises of significant discounts to our bill upon checkout—guess what? No discounts. We have had to now fight with management over credits to our bill—far less than verbally promised during our stay. Travelers beware! You should pass on this so-called hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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jamesblonde1962 wrote a review Dec 2021
Frankfurt, Germany148 contributions59 helpful votes
If your looking for a hotel that is really well positioned in Brooklyn, this is where to stay. However, you need to be aware that the bed clothes can have tear holes in them, windows don’t close and need servicing, the rooms occasionally don’t get serviced at all. The floor is dirty etc. and that the rooms have absolutely nothing to do with the pictures on the internet.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: If you like to complain, this hotel is a definite must.
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Faith B wrote a review Nov 2021
10 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel seemed much nicer in photos. Upon actually arriving the heat in our room didn’t work and it was freezing. There also aren’t BASIC amenities in the room such as a mini fridge, no PHONE to call the front desk (!?), and not even a single glass for getting water from the sink. We had to cup our hands in the sink to drink water at night because we hadn’t known there’d be not even a cup! We could call the front desk about any of these things because there’s NO PHONE in the room. Tried calling from my cell and no one picked up. Paid way too much to stay here considering it felt like a hostel. Super disappointing and would never recommend it to anyone!!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Chris W wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
We stayed at the McCarren Hotel in early October 21 for 4 days. The room was not as nice as the pictures posted on line but that was not a big deal. Our TV didn't work so we asked the front desk personnel to please see if it could be fixed. An engineer came up but wasn't able to correct the problem. We asked again the next morning and each subsequent morning but it was never fixed. When we checked out we expressed our frustration and asked to speak to a manager. We were told we could not contact him/her. That afternoon the front desk called back and said they would give us $50 off our bill (ridiculous little but at least it was someithing). Not surprising the credit never came through on my credit card and I disputed the $50 charge. Once VISA investigated they concluded that the $50 credit was not due and reversed. Undoubtedly, I question to integrity of the owners of this hotel and would strongly advise you find another place to stay if you are in the Williamsburg area.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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ginapollack wrote a review Nov 2021
Brooklyn, New York8 contributions7 helpful votes
I used to live in Williamsburg and remembered this hotel being nice when it first opened, but it seems like they have new management because my last trip there was horrible. The room looks ABSOLUTELY NOTHING like the photos. There were paint splotches on the wall, the closet door didn't open and the cabinet was broken. There was no desk as pictured on their website. We requested a cot and when we arrived it wasn't there -- when I told the front desk they said, oh well houskeeping left for the day. The second night we were there we found multiple cans of WHIPPETS under the mattress in a place that was clearly visible when changing the sheets. We complained and showed the manager photos of the drugs and he offered to refund us 2 nights...but he really should have refunded us all five. He also waited forever to respond to our email. And the front desk never answers the phone. My sister also witnessed a sketchy person harassing the young girl at the front desk (they employ super young people who work solo shifts at a makeshift desk --totally unprofessional). The creepy guy tried to follow my sister into the elevator but she managed to get away. There is no security in the building and the doors are fully open. Also what hotel doesn't guarantee entry to the pool for paying guests??? Stay away from this one.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Don't book one
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Melissa B wrote a review Nov 2021
Martins Ferry, Ohio73 contributions6 helpful votes
I stayed here in 2018 with friends, and it was a nice hotel at a decent price. This year I stayed for three nights in September and again in October. The September visit was fine except for the fact that the hotel counter in the lobby was gone, and there was just a person sitting at a little table with a laptop checking you in. I had to ask for more towels since there were two of us in the room. Also when I asked for an ironing board, I had to go down and get it. The hotel was quiet, the bed was comfortable and made and we got clean towels each day. The October visit was quite different. They didn't make the bed or bring in clean towels. I let it go the first day, but when we still didn't get clean towels, I told the man at the "desk" and he asked if I had requested that when we checked in. I told him I didn't know I had to ask. We came back that evening, and there were still no clean towels or the bed made. Also, the shower has half a glass wall, and the water ran over the little "ledge" that was supposed to hold it in the shower so the floor would flood each day. Frankly for the price we paid per night, the bed should have been made and clean towels should have been in the bathroom each day especially after I requested them. Apparently, there is a new owner who doesn't seem to know how to run a hotel. The lobby is covered in many area rugs which seems like an accident waiting to happen. There are three or four steps to get to the lobby from the door, but there is no handrail which is awkward when you have luggage. They also advertise a rooftop bar which is not open. If you get there before check in time, they will leave your luggage off to the side of the desk instead of putting it out of sight. The employees were nice, but you don't get the advertised amenities or service for the price of the room. I won't be staying here again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
$235 - $517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about McCarren Hotel & Pool
Which popular attractions are close to McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Nearby attractions include Brooklyn Flea Market - Williamsburg (0.3 miles), Brooklyn Bowl (0.1 miles), and Beacon's Closet (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oregano, Cafe Mogador Williamsburg, and The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg.
Are there opportunities to exercise at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (3.1 miles), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (3.1 miles), and Hamilton Park (4.7 miles).