Built on the site of a water tower factory, this hipster hotel pays homage to the area’s industrial past with exposed brick, raw concrete, and steel girders, while nodding to its trendy present with bright, high-ceilinged spaces, quirky fonts and patterns, and three dining spots–-Klein’s, Backyard, and Summerly–-run by local luminaries, plus a rooftop bar. A shop sells Brooklyn items made specially for the hotel by local designers. Guests can opt for a room with a view of Brooklyn or the Manhattan skyline, but everyone gets to wake up to the daily “breakfast bag," with a Hox Friends' tip on what to see and do.
- monthly events that attract locals
- three restaurants and a rooftop bar
- room views of the Manhattan skyline
- rooms can be small for Brooklyn
- area can get a bit dead during the day and noisy at night
- connections to the rest of the city must go through the sometimes-unreliable L train