Brooklyn, NY

McCarren Hotel & Pool

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Why We Love It

  • Boutique Brooklyn hotel in hip Williamsburg -- still close to Manhattan
  • It has one of the largest saltwater pools in New York
  • The rooftop bar has great views of the Empire State Building
  • Free bike rental is available for guests

"The hipster capital" -- Lonely Planet

94% (16 Member Ratings)

"Location and staff"
Mar 30, 2016
Mountain View, CA, United States


Map & Directions

It's a 25-minute drive from JFK Airport (fare approximately $40), and the East River Ferry regularly runs between Wall Street and East 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan via nearby Schaefer Landing. The nearest subway stations are Bedford Avenue (L line) and Nassau Avenue (G line), a 10-minutes walk away.

Rooms & Rates

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McCarren Hotel & Pool is a trendy glass-fronted building on the border of edgy Williamsburg, right beside McCarren Park. The area is buzzing with fashionable restaurants and bars, and there's a regular ferry from Schaefer Landing to East 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan and Wall Street for sightseeing. The hotel also has a number of bright-red Bobbin Bicycles that guests can borrow for free.

There's a brand-new rooftop restaurant and bar (open Wednesday-Sunday) for cocktails, live music and views of the Empire State Building across the water, but the main draw is the saltwater pool (open from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. during summer) and poolside bar. Popular with locals and guests alike, the pool is one of the largest in New York, and guests get free admission -- towel included.

The relaxed bar serves pitchers of cocktails, local beers from Brooklyn Brewery and gourmet bar snacks -- think homemade bread sticks with truffle aioli and pork sliders. In the morning, breakfast is served in The Elm restaurant -- named to Esquire Magazine's Best New Restaurants list in 2013 -- with pastries, coffee and juice on offer. In the evenings, it serves classical French cuisine that is also available via room service.

Rooms are slick, with bamboo floors, fresh white walls, and views of McCarren Park or the pool. Bathrooms are particularly stylish and have glass-enclosed rainfall showers. Upgrade to a suite for your own balcony overlooking the park. The opulent penthouse has a sculpted soaking tub and two balconies with Manhattan views.

From the press:
  • "A plum location overlooking Brooklyn's McCarren Park" -- Fodor's
  • "The hotel's saltwater pool and outdoor patio are rare luxuries in New York City" -- New York Magazine
  • "The old industrial district of Williamsburg has become the hipster capital of the world … [the hotel] brings a taste of Manhattan luxury across East River" – Lonely Planet



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


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking Valet Parking is $25 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

  • Parking (fees apply)


  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to 16 years old stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $100 (subject to tax) per stay. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

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 pool opens during the summer months only (May to September). There is a two-night minimum stay required over New Year's Eve.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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16 Member Reviews
(94% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: The room
Other Comments: Very nice staff. Like Martin
Carmelo Sep 02, 2016 Brooklyn, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location and staff
Robin Mar 30, 2016 Mountain View, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Staff and perfect location.
Andrew Mar 11, 2016 Calgary, AB, Canada
Enjoyed Most: It was well located and the hotel room was well appointed and very comfortable
gennaro Jan 13, 2016 bondville, VT, United States
Enjoyed Most: Very nice staff
Other Comments: The room was extremely small. It wasn't across from a park as described, it was across from a paved lot. The bed was a double bed not a queen. The shower spilled out onto the floor and you had to have extra towels to keep it from leaking into the rest of the room,
Opal Jan 11, 2016 Louisville, KY, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great staff, great location, beautiful bathroom especially shower
Elizabeth Jan 08, 2016 Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location in Brooklyn and the hip room with nice amenities.
Other Comments: Staff very helpful.
Michael Jan 02, 2016 Germantown, MD, United States
Enjoyed Most: The central location
Other Comments: Spotless rooms and comfortable bed.
Dora E Dec 30, 2015 Chicago, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The staff at the McCarren was great. They let my fiance have an early check-in so he could get ready for our wedding. The next morning, they made a point to ask us about the wedding, then stored my dress, his suit, and our bags while we went to brunch. They helped us load our car when we returned as well. The room was clean and modern. We didn't spend enough time there to check out any of the amenities, but our wedding guests stayed also and said the bar was great. Our friends were all happy with the McCarren.
Justin Jan 11, 2015 Huntington Station, NY, United States

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