Ross Belfer

The Williamsburg Hotel
  • Where:Brooklyn, New York
  • Why:Work trip (always) paired with seeing friends and family.
  • When:July 2018
  • Who:Me, Myself and I.
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Morning light pours into the hotel lobby, with the handsome bar and XX-designed piece as it’s cornerstone.

Normally this photo would be a superimposition of my face behind the NYC skyline. In this case, it is reality.

Michaelis Boyd Studio channeled the essence of NYC with it’s handsome brick walls and Art Deco-Reminiscent windows and furnishings.

Harvey restaurant all lit up, waiting for the morning breakfast rush.

Normally I cannot speak to anyone in the morning before I’ve had my first coffee. Strong, black, hold the sugar and milk.

A room with a view.

If you’re an early riser, you’ll find the hotel’s rooftop pool looking like this!

No diving.

My buddy David comes on up for a glass of natural wine.

Point taken.

From the hotel’s rooftop, views for days.

Highs & Lows

  • Walking distance to all of the hotspots, food fairs, restaurants, clubs and shops in Williamsburg.

  • Rooftop pool with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. It doesn’t get much better than that!

  • Breakfast, lunch or dinner at Harvey is delectable, and perfect for quick work meetings as well.

  • Literally, the bed in my room felt as if I was sleeping on a cloud. After a 10-hour flight to NYC, you realize just how an Uber-comfortable bed can change your life.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Bespoke and artisanal Williamsburg.

  • Location

    On Wythe Street in Williamsburg, one of the neighborhood’s most trendy districts

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Light house, jazz, hip hop.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Michaelis Boyd Studio.

  • Pool/Gym

    Rooftop pool!

  • Restaurant

    Yes, the scrumptious Harvey.

  • Bar

    Yes, the rooftop bar adjacent to the pool — and the Watertower bar, arriving in 2019.

  • Minibar

    Gourmet munchies and beverages, as well as the coveted box of Pringles.

  • Children

    Either/or (I prefer a party of two).

  • Price

    High-end with a good bang for your buck.

A must-visit for any music junkie or curious novice.

Rough Trade Record shop

Rough Trade, North 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

A must-visit for any music junkie or curious novice.

Take a walk or grab a Citibike.

Williamsburg riverfront

Waterfront Property Management, Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Take a walk or grab a Citibike.

Dotted along Wythe, Kent and Bedford Avenues…you’ll be sure to run into something special.

Check out any of the vintage antique stores and retro clothing shops

Awoke Vintage, North 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Dotted along Wythe, Kent and Bedford Avenues…you’ll be sure to run into something special.

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