The Penny Williamsburg
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The Penny Williamsburg

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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 7 more
Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car park
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Bowling offsite
Patio
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Location

288 N 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Getting there
Great for walkers
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LaGuardia Airport
John F. Kennedy Intl Airport
Metropolitan Ave
3 minNew York City Subway
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etietze92 wrote a review Sept 2022
Morristown, New Jersey2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Planned a fun weekend to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday, and figured a staycation would be a great idea. I saw that the Penny Williamsburg finally opened so we booked a Queen Supreme room - it was literally perfect. The room was spotless, the bed was so cozy, the mini fridge and microwave were nice amenities that I feel like a lot of hotels don't have anymore. The location is amazing for local staycations or tourists looking to stay in the heart of Williamsburg with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby and easy access to the L train. Highly recommend this property!!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Fady Awad, Other at The Penny Williamsburg
Responded 17 Sept 2022
Hello Etietze92, Our pleasure to host you and your boyfriend on such a special occasion. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the Penny so much. Being that you are both locals we look forward to frequent visits in the future. Until next time... Fady & The Penny Team
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Alex A wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were in town to help our daughter move to a new apartment in Brooklyn. Penny was a wonderful find! The location was great as we were able to spend what little free time we had walking nearby streets shopping and enjoying some wonderful meals. The best meal of the weekend was at the on site restaurant El Nico. While the timing on our food and drinks was a bit off, they quickly recognized and comped us free cocktails. The food and atmosphere was great although we were clearly a bit older than most of the other guests. 😂
Our room was not big but every bit of spaced was used well and well designed. It was surprisingly quiet for such a busy location. We avoided paying for parking by easily finding a spot on the street Penny will definitely be on our short list for our next visit to Brooklyn
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Fady Awad, Owner at The Penny Williamsburg
Responded 1 Aug 2023
Hello Alex, We are thrilled that you found us and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Penny. The Penny team welcomes your daughter along with you both into the neighborhood with the hope that we will see the family often. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this review and best of luck on the new place. Until next time... The Penny Team
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Quest19099245402 wrote a review Jul 2023
2 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you for providing us with a very comfortable stay at Penny Williamsburg. We really enjoyed our stay there. The attention to detail in the design and the consumer's experience was far better than most high-end restaurants. It really catered to a young audience that enjoys the good things in life.
The yoga equipment in the cupboard, to the fellow pour over equipment in the rooms and the coffee that was there, the custom design on all the gel labels, the pin up board as little notices with illustrations for the guest. Everything was outstanding!
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Fady Awad, Owner at The Penny Williamsburg
Responded 18 Jul 2023
Hello Quest, We also thank you for providing us this wonderful and detailed review of your experience. It is great to read that you noticed all those little details that make Penny so unique and we are thrilled that you enjoyed them. We hope to see you back soon! Until next time... The Penny Team
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MeschK wrote a review Nov 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall the hotel is comfortable and in a good location for walking around the neighbourhood and plenty of places to eat and drink. If you like something a bit quirky this is ideal. The concierge staff were also very friendly and helpful.

If you are a light sleeper - take your ear plugs! My room was opposite the elevators and every time someone used them I could hear the 'ding' of the elevator. Also because this is where guests enter/leave the floor there was a lot of noise especially early morning and late evening. Maybe a notice could be put up to encourage guests to be considerate of others.

I had an issue with housekeeping where miscommunication meant my room was not cleaned for a couple of days despite me displaying the relevant sign on my door. Despite a solution being offered my room was still not cleaned the next day by the time I returned from being out. I was offered a refund to rectify this but it did put a dampner on my stay.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Fady Awad, Owner at The Penny Williamsburg
Responded 24 Nov 2023
MeschK, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We appreciate hearing about what you enjoyed - such as our prime location, comfort of our rooms and the wonderful service form our diligent team members. We also understand that there were elements of your stay in which we missed the mark. We regret any miscommunication regarding the challenges with housekeeping along with the some of the noise you experienced. Your recommendations are incredibly valuable and we assure you that these points will be used in our continuous efforts to enhance our guest experience. Our team hopes to have the opportunity to host you again in the near future. Until next time... The Penny Team
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Kesha wrote a review Sept 2023
California2 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I thought this hotel was just so cute, so my vibe. I loved the pops of color in everything. The oranges, the yellow yoga mat, the stained decanter glass, I mean! Literally going to get my apartment to look like this. It is very small, I will admit and there are not a lot of amenities. They partner with a gym that’s close I believe but you have to pay for the day pass ($25) and I couldn’t find breakfast room service. I was only there for a day, so that didn’t bother me much but thought it was worth mentioning. I got the smallest room and it was not as small as I thought. The bed under the window and all the things they put in the cabinets (microwave, trash, refrigerator) were more than most hotels as well as a Fellow drip coffee set. I just really enjoyed the vibe.
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: No gym, limited restaurant hours, smaller space but enough!
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Response from Fady Awad, Owner at The Penny Williamsburg
Responded 27 Sept 2023
We appreciate the love Kesha! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking time to share your experience. Its always a joy for us to read that our guests enjoyed their stay and glad you enjoyed the vibe. The Penny has just recently reached it's 1st anniversary and we are excited to continue to grow on our amenities so hope to welcome you back again soon. Until next time... The Penny Team
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Joseph M wrote a review Oct 2023
1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had an amazing stay at the hotel! My room was well-equipped with foam rollers, a steamer, and it was clean and comfortable. The bed was cozy and had plenty of pillows. The robe provided was a nice touch. The drip coffee was awesome, and the shower amenities and hand soap were amazing. The hangers in the closet and cork board with instructions for the room were very helpful. Plus, the automatic shades were a big plus, and the picture window that opened to the garden was a great feature!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The experience was absolutely delightful!
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Response from Fady Awad, Owner at The Penny Williamsburg
Responded 31 Oct 2023
This review is absolutely delightful! Thank you for taking time to share such a detailed account of your experience with us, Joseph. Our team looks for ward to hosting you again soon! Until next time... The Penny Team
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Henrymcsu wrote a review Nov 2023
Oakland, California45 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Penny hotel is named after a chihuahua. Like the dog, the hotel rooms are small but with great personality. The space is intelligently arranged. It is ideal for a single traveler. My wife and I were very comfortable in the room. The hotel has 5 features that make it a great place to stay and definitely worth a return visit. First, it has comfortable beds. I can’t remember the number of times I’ve stayed in hotels with beds that were too soft and left me aching with back pain in the morning. The beds are on the firmer side. Second, the water pressure is good. The bath room could be bigger. I suggest bringing a pair of flip flops, because the sink is too small to wash our faces without getting the floor wet. Third, free wifi with no extra charges. I found the cellular signal a bit weak and unreliable. So wifi is definitely needed. Fourth, there are water dispensers on each floor, so bring a few reusable bottles. Fifth, the neighborhood is awesome. There are lots of restaurants and shops. It’s a great place to walk around.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is just enough space under the bed to fit two suit cases and bring flip flops.
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Response from Fady Awad, Owner at The Penny Williamsburg
Responded 30 Nov 2023
Henry, Thank you for sharing such a wonderfully detailed review of your experience with us at Penny. It was truly a pleasure to have hosted you both and also reading about all the things that stood out which helps reinforce all of the efforts made by our Penny team (and makes us all smile). We very much look forward to hosting you both again many more times in the future whenever your travels bring you to NYC. Until next time... The Penny Team
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Thom-Shap wrote a review Oct 2023
Pawcatuck, Connecticut95 contributions56 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
On first glance, the Penny is charming with funky original art and decent sized rooms for New York. Going for that hipster Williamsburg thing and doing it reasonably well. My fault that I didn’t look carefully at the pictures to realize the bed (which is definitely between a double and a queen, not a full queen) was against the wall so my spouse and I would have to climb over each other to get in and out of bed. The pros: bed is comfortable, there are some decent amenities that we did not avail ourselves of (bicycles, pour over coffee (too much work), grab and go snacks). Delicious oranges in the room. Lighting adjustable for different levels of brightness/ambiance. Cons: only outlets on one side of the bed (as mentioned earlier since the bed is against the window). One of the bedside lamps was broken. A huge poof of dust came out of the window shade and landed on us in bed when we lowered the shade. The shower leaked all over the floor. The bath towels, though large and seemingly sumptuous, had holes in them where they looked like they had been chewed. When entering and leaving the building, there is no one to hold the door or automatic door, so even getting in the building when laden with bags is challenging. Coming and going, even though you walk right by the front desk staff, no one says anything- have a nice evening, welcome back, whatever. Very weird - like deliberately looking at you when you walk by but continuing conversation with the other person behind the desk. I will almost always give an hotel a pass on one or two things - each of these independently wasn’t terrible by any means. It’s just that you are paying almost $500/night which is a lot of money for ratty towels, a dusty bed, and aloof staff. There aren’t a lot of options in the area even in this price range, which is the only reason I would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book a “niche” queen to make sure you can get in and out of bed
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Response from Fady Awad, Owner at The Penny Williamsburg
Responded 18 Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed account of your stay. We value every bit of feedback that comes from a gust perspective and find it to be the most valuable in finding ways to improve our guests' experience. We will absolutely look into addressing some of the points you made and apologies on the reception you received from our Penny Team from a service standpoint (not at all our standard). Hopefully we get an opportunity to host you again in the near future. Best regards, The Penny Team
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Elle B wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Fairly nice room, with a nice bed. The rooms are quite small which is okay- I’ve stayed in small rooms before but the set-up is not ideal (one bedside against the wall, shower door can’t open.) Additionally a resort fee was charged and we didn’t even get a bottle of water in the room. We stayed at a hotel in Chicago with a 30 dollar resort fee- each night they restocked the room with two free beers from a local brewery, bottles of free sparkling water, two drink tickets a day, free breakfast, free gyms use for a gym down the street, and coupons to a ton of businesses. With this hotel it went towards nothing, so just maybe they should just list the cost.
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Date of stay: March 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Resort fee, room set up small for two people
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Response from Fady Awad, Owner at The Penny Williamsburg
Responded 19 Jul 2023
Hello Elle, Thank you for taking the time in sharing this feedback and hopefully your overall experience with us was a pleasant one. Regarding the rooms we do have different room categories which we are confident would cater to your specific preferences (ex. bed not against the wall, shower etc.) so something to consider for next time. Additionally, the destination fee (or resort fee as you call it) is a fee you will find throughout the hotel industry. In our case it includes the following... Unlimited coffee/tea, filtered water machines on each guest floor, bike rentals, Pressreader (Digitial Newspaper & Magazines). We hope to get the opportunity to host you again in the future. Best regards, The Penny Team
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T S wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms are small, but the cleanliness cannot be overstated. Staff is very courteous and attentive. Security is good but not "in your face", as to present a constant concern. My stay was very brief but very positive. The location is very central and puts just about anything within walking distance. Breakfast on the top floor is also a must. Room service is also very prompt and conveniently done via app or mobile browser.. they even have dog toys and treats on the menu :-D
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Go to the 11th floor for the view and breakfast, you'll be mad at yourself if you don't
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Response from Fady Awad, Owner at The Penny Williamsburg
Responded 19 Mar 2024
Greetings, Thank you for for your kind and thorough review and for choosing to stay with us at Penny. We are so pleased that hear that you enjoyed your experience and that our staff was instrumental in making that happen. I will be sure to pass along your kind words and we all look forward to your next visit, which we hope will be a longer stay, haha. Until next time... The Penny Team
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Josh wrote a tip May 2024
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay the entire thing up front on their website. There's a big discount, and check-in can be a nightmare if you don't. "
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Susan F wrote a tip May 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"read the directions on how to operate the blackout curtains"
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2margaretf wrote a tip May 2024
Chadds Ford, United States4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Once you park your car, walk everywhere!"
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Raquel T wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms are a bit small. Be inspired to travel light. "
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Island F wrote a tip Apr 2024
4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel welcomed my canine companions!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Penny Williamsburg
Which popular attractions are close to The Penny Williamsburg?
Nearby attractions include Barcade (0.3 miles), Union Pool (0.07 miles), and Brooklyn Winery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Penny Williamsburg?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Penny Williamsburg?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Penny Williamsburg?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Penny Williamsburg?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Penny Williamsburg?
Conveniently located restaurants include Recette, DeStefano's Steak House, and Fandi Mata.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Penny Williamsburg?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Penny Williamsburg?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Penny Williamsburg?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Greek, Arabic, and Vietnamese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Penny Williamsburg?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (3.2 miles), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (3.2 miles), and Brooklyn Museum (3.1 miles).
Does The Penny Williamsburg have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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