Clearly the Wythe was designed with a vision. Young, hip and trendy, this hotel is beautifully designed, but lacking in some fundamental requirements for a better hotel.
First I should mention that they have not been open that long, so I want to give them leeway for working the kinks out.
The hotel staff is courteous, prompt to respond, and friendly. The rooms are beautiful and a real pleasure to see, but lack some basics that would justify the price tag - like a chair to sit on other than the small bistro table seats, privacy in the shower (the full size window in the shower looks out into the room, and visa versa), and faulty fixtures (my sisters room had a window shade that would not lower, blocked toilet, no hairdryer).
For those unlucky enough to be on the 5th floor, very loud music from the club upstairs will have you feeling like part of the party till about 1 AM. Granted, earplugs were quickly supplied by the front desk, but they were not enough to block out the sound for my cousin and his wife. The hotel offered them a 10% discount the next day, but no one would have chosen a $28 discount on a $289 room if offered those conditions in the first place. According to my cousin, the sound was “not just loud, it was like you were there”.
The restaurant has some of the best food I have had in a hotel cafe anywhere, including Manhattan - but you will pay for it ($80+ for a light lunch for 3) . Bar vodka and club will set you back $10 per drink, which tops prices in most city hotels, but you are paying to drink at a new Brooklyn hot spot so be forewarned. Restaurant staff seems untrained, as we had to chase down wait staff for food, drinks, coffee, water and checks.
All in all, I like this hotel despite the kinks and price. Though I would not spend the money to go back, I am not sorry I went.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Wythe Hotel Brooklyn, New York