The Perfect New York Hotel Rooms
In strategizing how to convince the magazine’s editor in chief to let us include a Brooklyn hotel on the list, one of our most erudite, well-considered travelers said simply, “Tell him to see it. The Wythe Hotel is pivotal. Something that will change all things.” Located in the youthful Williamsburg neighborhood, in a beautifully renovated old factory, the Wythe preserves the old wood beams and brickwork. The large, airy rooms get tons of light and feature the most breathtaking views of Manhattan you’ll ever see. Room designs are simple but charming: custom-made Brooklyn-themed wallpaper from local designer Dan Funderburgh, vintage mirrors, handcrafted beds by local woodworker Dave Hollier and heated floors. The hotel has two bunk-bed rooms on the sixth floor for touring bands, which guarantees a lively mix at the rooftop bar (what a view!) as well as Andrew Tarlow’s restaurant downstairs (Diner, Marlow & Sons).
Room to Book: North 7th or North 8th Lofts—best views, highest floor. North 7th and North 8th Lofts start at $350; 80 Wythe Ave.; 718-460-8000; wythehotel.com.