Just one subway stop from Manhattan, the newly opened Wythe Hotel is a great place to stay if you want to enjoy scenic views of the Manhattan skyline and explore the boutiques, galleries and restaurants in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. The hotel opened in May 2012 with rates starting at $179/night.
There are 72 guest rooms on 8 stories, as well as four lofts, two of which have private roof decks. The 6th floor rooftop bar and terrace Ides overlooks Manhattan and Brooklyn. Reynard on the ground floor serves American fare and seasonal cocktails. The Wythe Hotel also has a 60-seat screening room. Ask for one of the rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows facing Manhattan to get the best view.
The Wythe Hotel is housed in a building that dates back to 1901. The restoration preserved many historic features, including 13 foot high original timber ceilings, arched windows and cast-iron columns. Guest accommodations feature radiant heat concrete floors, custom amenities and works by local artists.