Trendy hotel in Brooklyn’s hip Williamsburg neighborhood offers cozy pod-style rooms plus amenities like free WiFi and walking tours
Hotel at a Glance: Pod BK Hotel
Located in the heart of trendy Williamsburg and only a 10-minute train ride to Manhattan, the industrial-chic Pod BK Hotel gathers inspiration from European accommodations with scaled-down, functional guest rooms and inviting social spaces. While tiny, each room features plenty of creature comforts, including large picture windows, light dimmers, and smart work spaces.
- Cozy guest rooms reminiscent of trendy European accommodations feature bunk beds or platform queens beds and glass-enclosed bathrooms.
- Free walking tours make it easy to explore Williamsburg, each led by a knowledgeable local.
- The spacious rooftop affords stunning views of the NYC skyline and hosts yoga classes and other cultural events.
- Nearby attractions include culinary destinations like Brooklyn Winery and Radegast Hall & Biergarten plus venues like the Music Hall of Williamsburg and Brooklyn Bowl.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Ultratrendy Neighborhood Across the East River from Manhattan
In a game of word association, “Williamsburg” is likely to elicit a common response: “hipster.” The popular neighborhood, located opposite Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has become synonymous with young people and bohemian living. This relationship dates as far back as the 1980s, when the first artists and musicians began crossing the East River in search of cheaper rents. In recent years, Williamsburg has gentrified bigtime. And though many artists have now been priced out of the neighborhood, they’ve left behind a constellation of galleries, music venues, dive bars, and some of New York’s best restaurants.
Though the ultratrendy Williamsburg can feel like it’s a world away from Manhattan, in reality it’s quite close. Three subway lines, the Williamsburg Bridge, and even a water taxi provide easy access to the next borough over. For visual confirmation of Manhattan’s proximity, visit East River State Park, a 7-acre green space with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. Afterward, consider swinging by one of the many restaurants on Grand Street.