The William Vale

Greg Shapiro
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Why We Love It

  • This stunning, stylish 5-star tower opened in late 2016 and offers dazzling views of the Manhattan skyline
  • No air shafts here: All rooms have a balcony (very rare in NYC) and rise at least 10 floors above the low-lying neighborhood
  • The Travelzoo New York office wishes we could relocate to the 22nd floor rooftop bar, run by beloved local chef Andrew Carmellini
  • The outdoor pool is the city's longest, and fills with the fashionable types who flock to this trend-setting neighborhood

Enjoyed This
(41 Member Ratings)
"Amazing service at check in. Super lovely room and bathroom. Loved the pool and of course the location was amazing. Would definitely go back!"
Oct 07, 2017
Austin, TX, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Bedford Avenue Subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A train to Manhattan takes around five minutes. New York JFK Airport is around 30 minutes away by taxi. Parking is available for a small charge.

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Named for a mid-1800s Brooklyn resident who once owned the property where this distinctive hotel was built, the William Vale brings 5-star accommodations, an outdoor pool and a hip rooftop lounge to Williamsburg.

Opened in August 2016, this new luxury hotel welcomes guests into a scented lobby with vaulted ceilings and marble floors accented by bold original artwork and white orchids.

The clean-lined and contemporary guest rooms are decorated in soft grays and whites. Each room has a private balcony (complete with cushioned chairs and power outlets), as well as nine-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. Luxurious amenities include Frette towels and linens and L'Occitane bath products. While rooms have small refrigerators, they do not have standard minibars: prearrival, guests may request their choice of beverages and snacks from the concierge, and fridges will be stocked accordingly. Alternatively, guests can order room service.

Chef Andrew Carmellini, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom of NoHo Hospitality Group -- the trio behind popular restaurants the Dutch, Little Park and Lafayette -- operate all food and beverage venues at the hotel, including the ground-level Italian restaurant, Leuca, and the rooftop bar, Westlight. This 22nd-floor rooftop lounge includes floor-to-ceiling windows, a wraparound terrace and jaw-dropping panoramic views of Manhattan.

Closer to the ground, guests can take a dip in New York City's longest outdoor pool. The spacious pool deck -- with its own impressive city views -- has plush lounge chairs, trees and a bar.

Across from the hotel's entrance, the William Vale built an elevated public park. Vale Park provides 15,000 square feet of public green space, where hotel guests and neighbors can stretch their legs or relax in the shade of a tree.

Lively Williamsburg knocks just beyond the hotel's block-wide property. Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Bowl are across the street, as is McCarren Park. Weekend daytime festivities at Smorgasburg are less than a five-minute walk away.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs and extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged $50 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet Parking for $25.00 (subject to tax), per day. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

The outdoor pool is open seasonally, from approximately Memorial Day weekend until the 2nd week of October.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(41 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for William Vale, The over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Clodagh isobel Dec 08, 2017 Co Galway, Ireland
Enjoyed Most
Amazing service at check in. Super lovely room and bathroom. Loved the pool and of course the location was amazing. Would definitely go back!
Other Comments
Don't LOVE the lobby- it's a bit small considering the size of the hotel. Not a huge deal but just something to note.
Paige Oct 07, 2017 Austin, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rooftop bar, TV, bed, view was great, shower was amazing
Emma Aug 26, 2017 Kings County, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel room was modern and luxurious. The restaurant was fantastic, 5 stars. Even the food at the pool was amazing, next level. The wait staff at the pool was very slow and not diligent to ask if you needed anything else or a refill on your drink.
Other Comments
Even though the food at the pool was amazing, the wait staff at the pool was very slow and not diligent to ask if you needed anything else or a refill on your drink. The elevator was over crowded and took forever to get up to your room or down to the lobby. There are 4 elevators. 2 are used only for people going to the rooftop club. So if you are a guest of the hotel there are only 2 elevator cars for use. These same guest elevator cars are also used for the room service. So if there is a room service food cart on the elevator, the is no room for a guest and you have to wait 20 mins for the elevator to come again. Too expensive for lack of services.
Annemarie Aug 04, 2017 Middle Village, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Watching the 4th of July fireworks from our own balcony!
Other Comments
The staff members were terrific in every facet of our visit.
Cynthia Jul 07, 2017 Bethel, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
Awesome Hotel! Very clean. Beautiful pool. Great views! Love it!
Other Comments
I like the high tech features!
Carmela Jul 07, 2017 East Rockaway, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lots of Pros! Prime location, Balcony and view spectacular; fantastic food @ all venues in the hotel, rooms were new and modern, pool was perfectly located to capture full sun exposure throughout the entire day. The servers that were on; were excellent and handled things professionally. Pool wise - the attentiveness and pool service was excellent from Olivia and Orlando (he should be bumped up to server he was quick, attentive and very accommodating on all accords) & Kirsten.
Other Comments
The bottom line for this hotel is that people are staying here for the pool. I spoke to nearly 2 dozen guests throughout the duration of my 4 day stay and this was the key reason they chose this hotel (this was my reason as well). There was a huge Management disconnect unfortunately which lead to agitated and angry guests who were all complaining about how long service was taking. Everyone and I do mean everyone was complaining. It was a holiday weekend the hotel should of made it a point to accommodate the hotel guest first and foremost specifically at the pool. They shouldn’t of sold day passes and priority seating to outside guests when the hotel was oversold and booked solid. There were no chairs and no opportunity to purchase daybeds; there was no place to stand or sit, so everyone was literally sitting on the floor just trying to find a little bit of space to squeeze in. It took 45 mins+ to get your food & beverage order, unless you were in a reserved daybed/cabana.
LAURA Jul 06, 2017 New York, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was fabulous for the Macy's fireworks.
Doris Jul 06, 2017 Wading River, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Three things stand out at the William Vale...first- an amazing staff, second- great attention to detail and design that results in a truly first class experience for each guest, and third- delicious food all over the hotel! My husband and I stayed in the hotel for the night of the 4th of July...specifically to be able to view the Macy's Fireworks. Though there was a slight glitch concerning our room which occurred between the hotel and Travelzoo, it was ironed out to our satisfaction and we were treated with great respect and kindness throughout by all involved. We stayed in a basic king room and it was a complete pleasure! Almost every comfort for the guest has been thoughtfully and tastefully carried out. (I am a tea drinker and the only thing missing was morning tea! I was told they are looking into that.) The bed was incredibly comfortable and the lighting throughout the room is most thoughtfully positioned...right down to a built -in (subtle) nightlight in the bathroom!
Other Comments
My husband and I are both artists and very interested in design, and we were thrilled with just about everything in our room...beautiful natural light, a roomy balcony with comfortable chairs and table AND a glass "fence" so that you can see the view while sitting! The floor to ceiling wall to wall window is a heavy glass, of course with a room darkening curtain (very cool), that definitely blocks the outside noise. I ordered a room service breakfast for the next morning, and despite the hotel being at full capacity - it came right on time! We truly had one of the best hotel experiences of our 71+ year old lives and we look forward to going back to check out the bustling neighborhood. One more word about the staff, management must be treating the staff well because to a person - every single staff member we came in contact with was cheerful, helpful and friendly despite the hotel being unusually crowded. We had a first class experience and look forward to a longer stay next time.
Susan Jul 06, 2017 Metuchen, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was amazing.
Other Comments
During check out Rick, who was working the front desk was rude.
Jeanett Jul 06, 2017 Matawan, NJ, USA

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