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McCarren Hotel & Pool, Chelsea Hotels

160 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Neighborhood: Brooklyn - Williamsburg


  • Rooms : 16.5
  • Service : 17.5
  • Public Spaces : 17.0

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Visitors have been asking us about Brooklyn hotels for ages, and we’re just happy to finally have some answers. Williamsburg feels like slightly old news to New Yorkers, having been in the ascendancy for well over a decade, time for several cycles of backlash and resurgence. But for boutique hotels, it’s still early days on the far side of the East River. Soon there’ll be too many to name, but there’ll always be a place for the pioneers — McCarren Hotel & Pool among them.

You can see why it took a while. In a neighborhood as authenticity-obsessed as Williamsburg, one aesthetic misstep could prove fatal. No such mistakes have been made here — designer Heather Maloney, a Schrager alum, finds just the right blend of funky finishes and subtle refinement. It’s a design hotel in the sense that it’s clearly been designed by someone with an accomplished eye, but it studiously avoids anything that hints at pretentiousness. Though the rooms do boast some suitably high-end comforts — Frette linens, marble baths — approachability is the name of the game.

Nowhere is this more true than in the public spaces. The rooftop lounge affords unmissable views of the Manhattan skyline, accompanied by an all-day menu from 7 am to close. On top of that there’s the hotel’s ace in the hole: an outdoor salt water pool where guests mingle with those locals fortunate enough to score day passes — something that’s not exactly common in New York hotels, especially on this side of the river.

Please note: The restaurant is closed until late May. In the meantime, guests may enjoy breakfast from 7 to 11 am and a lunch/snack menu from 11 am to 7 pm daily; food service is available in the lobby, guestrooms, and rooftop lounge.

How to get there: McCarren Hotel & Pool is a quick 6-block walk from the Bedford Avenue subway stop, which is less than 10 minutes on the L train from Union Square in Manhattan.

This hotel includes the following special privileges for Plus Members only:
  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
  • Daily continental breakfast for two served in the Elm (a value of US$12 per guest per day)
  • Complimentary cocktail per guest served at the lobby lounge or pool, during season (a value of approximately US$12 to US$15 depending on the drink)
  • Welcome bottle of wine upon arrival (a value of approximately US$40)
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  • McCarren Hotel & Pool, Chelsea Hotels
  • 160 North 12th Street
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Neighborhood: Brooklyn - Williamsburg

Hotel amenities and services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Honesty Bar
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Off street parking
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

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