I was visiting NY to attend Curlfest and of course do some sightseeing. We stayed at Dave’s parents house for the majority of our stay but to give us some privacy we opted to book an overnight stay at The Williamsburg Hotel.
The Hotel has such an urban and hip vibe to it with interiors that were so well executed. We were immediately greeted by the most polite bellman who helped bring our bags upstairs. I booked the King room with balcony, which is listed for $576/per night. The images from Booking.com displayed a room with a bathtub and blue tiling which I loved. Unfortunately when we arrived the room didn’t come with the tub but a shower only. It was still a gorgeous bathroom but not what was expected or advertised. I called to see if we could switch rooms but guest services stated there were none available. So we moved on from that mishap and were determined to enjoy our night.
Although I decided to wear my personal robe the room did provide a pink robe for me and white robe for dave, which we both found to be simple but nice touches. We threw those on and were ready to snuggle up and order some room service but we couldn’t find a menu anywhere. We called the front desk and they said they will bring a menu up, which came 30 minutes later. It was a little weird that they didn’t have menus and basically a guest book inside the room with such necessities but we were going with the flow. Within the menu the selection was pretty slim so we decided to yelp around for some eateries in town, besides it would be nice to get out and explore the Williamsburg neighborhood.
We headed to Cafe Mogador and decided to dine there for dinner. This cafe’s Moroccan infused cuisine gave our palates an explosive experience!
The dishes were impeccably made and was a highlight during our stay in Williamsburg. Once our belly’s were full we got back to the hotel and took a shower, watched some movies and relaxed.
I like to also do some editing during our trips but realized some of the power outlets and the USB system near the bed weren’t working or charging our electrical devices. We called and let the front desk know and was told they would send someone from engineering but nobody came. It started to become clear that this hotel was not offering a diamond level experience. It was also noisy and to deal with that they provided earplugs within the room and a sleep kit. At least in that area I can say they were trying to provide a solution but it just wasn’t diamond level.
The next day we visited the rooftop and it was beautiful up there and one could tell they created a very fun atmosphere for the young and hip crowd to enjoy. The views from the roof are pretty priceless and I would consider it to be the best attribute about this property.
After parlaying for a bit we stopped by the bar and saw this cute sofa to sit on in the common area. Sadly there was a leak from the ceiling that caused the sofa to get wet. With no signs posted to alert us, we discovered that it was soaked by sitting on it, which made our clothes damp. We were definitely ready to go at this point and wish we had a better experience, especially for what it cost to stay here.
We don’t plan to stay again. I honesty love my experiences at Airbnb’s so much more and it is my usual choice for lodging. If you do give them a try I hope you have a better experience then we did. Happy traveling loves!