I’m leaning against a pay phone at LGA and I’m scrolling through Hotel Tonight. It tells me the textile conference this weekend in New York and rates are above $400. So I switch my search to Brooklyn and I found my deal. One room left at The Williamsburg Hotel for about $200. It’s more than I wanted to spend but the pictures and the reviews were convincing enough. To be fair, I had no other choice. Thank the gods for Hotel Tonight.
“We’re here”, my Uber driver says. I look up from Grindr and out the window. It’s hot in Brooklyn so I was pleasantly satisfied when the cutest door man Patrick swings open the door and blasts me with probably the best air conditioning of my life- revealing the most spacious outstanding lobby I’ve ever seen.
The lobby is heaven in Brooklyn. Full bar, restaurant, huge seating area in the lobby (for client meetings or for working on my laptop) and they have a super fast wifi connection. Amazing outdoor seating space and nice neighborhood.
Hotel Tonight has good taste. From what I understand, they hand pick a select few hotels that meet their standards and they negotiate hard to fill every room. They also have a loyalty program, so if you use it often you’ll rank Level 4 like me, and you get access to even deeper discounts.
The Williamsburg Hotel beds are clouds. The staff are in a good mood. The views are amazing and the lobby makes working remotely easy and comfortable for business travelers. You’ll also find millennial pink robes, warm incandescent-style lighting, clawfoot tubs and rain showers. Ask beforehand and they’ll accomodate. I opted for bathtub on my last night and it was divine.
I’m sitting in the lobby of this amazing hotel, the wifi is v v fast and I’ve got this entire 10-person couch to myself, Ariel Pink is on repeat and I’m throwing down a cold one (glass of water) and for some reason this place is booked solid but never crowded. I love it.
Best bed: it’s so good you can’t hear your alarm clock 5/5
Best curtains that actually keep the room pitch dark when you close them 5/5
Best squishy feather pillows that fold and fit together to make your head float 5/5
Best Wifi connection for freelancers who need super fast internet all the time 5/5
Best lemon-infused water in the lobby that’s never empty and as cold as my heart 5/5
Best looking guys on Grindr within a 2,500 foot radius 5/5
Best ahhhh air conditioner when you walk in the lobby on a hot summer day 5/5
Best rain shower that is actually a rain shower 5/5
Best clawfoot tub that is jumbo sized and fills up in under a minute 5/5
Best balcony view and best place to see the sun rise in your underwear 5/5