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The William Vale Hotel

111 N. 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249 40.723061 -73.958005
at Wythe Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-631-8400 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Expensive, Very Expensive
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type of Hotel: Boutique Hotel, Family-Friendly, Good for Business Travelers, Luxury Hotel, Recently Opened

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Sample Room Rates

Rooms, from $359; suites, from $659

Official Website

thewilliamvale.com

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.; G at Nassau Ave.

Parking

  • On Premise Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Street Parking

On-site two-story parking garage, valet only, $22 per day ($25 for non-hotel guests).

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Express Checkout
  • Fax Services
  • Gym
  • Gym Passes
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hotel Bar/Lounge
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • Hotel Shops
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • Minibar
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • WiFi service

Profile

For years, residents of North Williamsburg have watched with interest the striking, 22-story glass tower rising west of McCarren Park, a sleek addition to an otherwise low-slung industrial area. In mid-2016, they — and the rest of us — finally got a peek at what’s inside. Dubbed the William Vale (in honor of a mid-19th-century Brooklynite named William Vail, whose property once bordered this location), the development was envisioned as a complete lifestyle complex, with retail, dining, and entertainment components. Each of the 183 rooms features a balcony with uninterrupted views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and/or Queens; with the gently curved exteriors and muted, streamlined décor, the overall feeling evokes a cruise ship (or a spaceship, considering you’re essentially floating above the city). All rooms in this pet-friendly hotel have the requisite tech amenities (including AirPlay-equipped Smart TVs), local touches like Brooklyn Roasting Company espresso machines, and empty mini-bars that can be customized with items from an in-room menu, and the two-story Vale Garden Residence has a private garden and hot tub. Connecting with the community is key for the hotel, which features works by Brooklyn-based artists throughout. There’s also a dedicated director of cultural programming who puts together a regular calendar of complimentary talks and screenings. Locals flock to the on-site drinking and dining options. This includes the Westlight rooftop bar, with 360-degree views, handcrafted cocktails, and a global street food menu; Leuca, a Southern Italian–inspired spot from chef Andrew Carmellini (Locanda Verde, The Dutch); and the Mister Dips gourmet food truck, set on a 15,000-square-foot elevated “lawn” that doubles as an urban garden and event space. (More options — including a doughnut shop from chef Wylie Dufresne — are located in the retail spaces, which are slated to open sometime in 2017.) One area, however, is exclusive to hotel guests for now: the palm-tree-ringed 60-foot Vale Pool (the longest outdoor hotel pool in NYC) and the surrounding loungers and cabanas, which are open in warm weather and serviced by an alfresco bar. An on-site parking lot, fitness center (plus discounted gym passes to Brooklyn Athletic Club), and a business center round out the amenities.

Pros

Great on-site dining options; lots of outdoor leisure space, including the city’s longest hotel pool; all rooms have private balconies with uninterrupted views; in-house cultural programming; and seasonal events.

Cons

No spa; rooftop and restaurant can get busy with outside guests, so reservations are recommended; about a 10-minute walk from Bedford Avenue dining and shopping; bathrobes and slippers in corner suites only.

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