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“Very hip hotel with a few drawbacks”
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Wythe Hotel
Ranked #12 of 72 Hotels in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Stayed here a couple of weeks ago as I like Williamsburg and was tired of the usual Manhattan visit to NYC. Hotel is only a few mins walk from the L train that takes you into central Manhattan in minutes, so it's very simple. The hotel is a hip design, all concrete floors and hipster details. We stayed for four nights on a business trip and the rooms are beautifully clean and easy to live in (although the hotel is new , so how the rooms will look after some wear and tear is another thing).

Main drawbacks:
1) There is no tea and coffee facility in the room and NO ROOM SERVICE at the hotel at all. If you feel like an early coffee whilst getting ready for work, you have to go down to the hotel cafe and order it yourself. How easy would it be to have a coffee machine in the room? I hated this aspect of the stay.

2) We asked for a quiet room as we had a busy work schedules, and thank god. On the second night of the stay the back of the hotel was taken over as a private hipster club which was insanely loud.

3)We were told that rooms above the cafe/restaurant can also be noisy into the evening.

4)The bar is very cool on the roof, but the penthouses are directly above so they must also be pretty noisy. Also, you can see straight into the penthouses from the bar, which must be sort of annoyinng.

5) The roof terrace bar is a sort of 'destination' spot for Williamburg locals and also Manhattan tourists looking for some 'edge'. Therefore the hotel is always stuffed with non-residents, and late at night you're sharing the elevator with pretty drunk people.

All in all it's fine midweek, and if you're really into hipster stuff and/or are young, then you'll like this place. I'm a bit over trendy posturing and men in too-tight skinny jeans, so I'll probably head back to Manhattan for my next trip to NY.

Room Tip: If you want a quiet sleep then ask for a room in the mid levels. If you can afford a little extra I...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Stay here for two nights in August,
The Good
Room was spacious, beautifully decorated with high ceilings and very clean. Sheets and pillows were comfy, very good shades to stop the light during the morning. Bathrooms are spacious and modern; toiletry and towels are of a very good quality. My room had a Balcony a safe and small fridge. Their restaurant Reynards is amazing. We went for dinner with another couple and we tried four different complete entrees and everything was of a very good from the service, quality of products, good portions and well-priced.

The not so good
Rooms are separated to others by gypsum board walls which doesn't appear to be insulated, I could hear everything that was going on in the adjacent room and in the hallway. Including some people that were parting until 3:00am+ for the two nights I stayed (This was the deal breaker) The air conditioner was very loud but it was useful to cover the noise of the people next door. I feel the front desk staff should be better trained to make their guests feel more welcome, they were not rude but they will not make any effort to make you feel at home. Room closets are very small and there were no luggage stand, you could not fit your cloth in the closet and then have to leave your bags on the floor.

If the review were for the restaurant only I had no problem rating it excellent but this review is for the hotel, and hotels sell rooms. This is a beautifully renovated property in a great location, I really hope they fix these things, most of them are very easy to fix.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

This place is great. Right in the thick of it in Brooklyn. Being so new it has a real buzz and is lovely and clean, with good light and service. The restaurant downstairs (Reynards) is tops too. The room wasn't huge but it had super high ceilings and a nice little balcony which meant it felt roomy and more than comfortable. Walls are a little thin because it's a converted warehouse but we had no trouble sleeping. Next time we're in New York we'll definitely be staying there again.

Room Tip: If you go for the smaller rooms try to request the ones with the balcony!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

I was brought to Wythe by friends of mine who live in Brooklyn.I had already read about this hotel and it lived up to all my expectation one very hot rainy Sunday night last August. The view of Manahattan from the rooftop bar is phenomenal. The place was pumping. We hung out at the bar. Great design, great industrial aesthetic. Love it!

Room Tip: It's an absolute must and even if you are in Manahattan, it's worth the trip over!
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

just got back from wythe stay again. amazing. service was fab and really improved since my first visit when they were still getting unkinked from the grand opening. wasn't bad then just a bit green and now really nice. food at reynard's still mouthwatering. really like to be so near friends in w'burg who kind of hang around wythe. mix of high style and neighborhood place.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Spent a Saturday night here in early August during a little in-city break (we live in a different part of Brooklyn). The space is terrific -- a beautiful old warehouse with amazing bones and soaring public spaces and a great site near the W'burg waterfront. We splurged on one of the corner lofts and had basically a 270-degree floor-to-ceiling view of Manhattan and Brooklyn -- from the new World Trade Ctr to the Chrysler Bldg to the Newtown Creek plant. The room is purposefully austere -- poured concrete floors in a seating area dominated by a massive, oddly flea-marketish leather sectional, and a very comfortable bed with high-end linens set facing the city. The bathroom was conventionally comfortable -- tile and marble, walk-in shower, nice towels, quality toiletries, etc.

We ate lunch at Smorgasburg and went back to relax in the room for a while. Took a spin around The Ides (the hotel's very sceney rooftop bar; hotel patrons can bypass the inevitable queue for it in the lobby) -- a fun place to go with a group, maybe, but no kind of place for a drink and quiet conversation. But there are obviously several dozen places to eat and drink within a ten minute stroll, so easy to find another option. We wanted to bowl, so we put our name in at Brooklyn Bowl and wandered around: Maison Premiere (nice space, good idea; stunningly poor value-for-money -- weak pours and hilarious raw bar prices: bulls**t must be called on their $15-for-five-medium-shrimp "cocktail") and The Bedford Bar (dark, quiet, polished wood space behind the restaurant on the corner of Bedford and N. 12th[?] with nice snacks and drinks).

Hiccups were relatively minor at the Wythe, but definitely noticeable for the price: missing stuff in the room you might expect to have (would it be uncool to offer a kettle/coffee maker? did I miss the iron and ironing board?) and/or were led the believe was going to be there (the tragically empty, Motel 6-style box fridge that still, months after the opening, awaited the mini-bar specialness the hotel has touted). Also, for a new place, a weirdly large number of scratches, smears, and dings on the walls, etc. of the room. Distressed is not the same as damaged: the aesthetic the place cultivates depends on playing luxe finishes off against rough edges, and it was surprising how little attention they seemed to be paying to upkeep.

Hopefully, they'll get this stuff worked out as the hotel matures, because it could be a great place. Eating brunch on Sunday in the back corner of Reynards, the high-ceilinged restaurant off the lobby, with the sun pouring in and really good food, amazing coffee, and sweet service, it's definitely a nice place to be staying.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights, we loved the hotel, the atmosphere and the room!!!
The restaurant was Amazing we had breakfast and dinner, the service and quality was incredible.
We are Brooklyn fans now, since it is the new Village!!!!!

Room Tip: We had a corner King Room with a terrace, It was super comfortable, don't stay in higher floors...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249-1026
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Location: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 72 Hotels in Brooklyn
Price Range: $273 - $569 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wythe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wythe Hotel is a historically industrial building, from 1901, that has been converted into a 72-room hotel on the Williamsburg, Brooklynwaterfront. All of the inherent character of the building has beenpreserved-its exposed brick, arched windows, cast iron columns, andpine ceilings. The leftover ceiling pine has been re-used whereverpossible: in the beds, desks, minibars and restaurant floor. All foodand beverage, including a restaurant, rooftop bar, and private diningroom, will be operated by Andrew Tarlow, of Diner, Marlow & Sons, andRoman's. We are 5 minutes east of Union Square off the Bedford L stop. ... more   less 
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