The Box House Hotel
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From the outside, the hotel could easily be mistaken for another warehouse-turned-apartment-building in its Greenpoint neighborhood. The inside is just as true to form. The sunny, high-ceilinged rooms are fitted with large kitchenettes, dishware and all. By New York standards, they could just about pass as full kitchens, with more than enough counter space to sit on a stool and tear into some boxes of take-out. The homey urban décor, from the big pull-out sofas to the warm modern lighting and hardwood floors, all makes as much sense at this converted door factory in its low-slung, revitalized industrial neighborhood as a high-rise hotel makes sense in Midtown. Perhaps the biggest impact of the surrounding real estate, however, is on the price. Put simply, you get more for your money here.
Sometimes a little distance is good for perspective, and there’s no better evidence than the views of Manhattan from the far side of the water. The best rooms have huge private decks looking out over the river toward the Midtown skyline. And this far north, a little closer to the front lines of gentrification, you won’t yet find cranes and condos crowding the shores, blocking the sunlight and views, as you do in parts of Williamsburg. Whether condos and cranes are evidence of a desirable neighborhood or harbingers of its downfall is a question you may have your own opinions on, but in any case, there’s no mistaking these northern reaches of Greenpoint for the trendier neighborhood to the south, where bars, restaurants and crowds with cameras are all easier to come by.
If you’re looking to be right in the middle of things, to walk out of a sparkling lobby into the energetic crush of people and a forest of skyscrapers, then it’s back to Manhattan with you. But if, like plenty of locals, you’d happily trade the experience of wandering through the hallowed galleries at MoMA for a summertime concert at PS1, MoMA’s cool little sister-museum in Long Island City (a short trip from the Box House), then it might be time to make the move to Brooklyn.
Note: For most periods throughout the year, The Box House Hotel has a 3-night minimum stay requirement.
How to get there: The Box House is easily accessible (by car) from either John F. Kennedy International Airport or LaGuardia Airport. While staying at The Box House, please note that the hotel is a 10-minute walk to the Vernon-Jackson MTA stop on the 7 train (which is only one station away from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan). The Greenpoint Avenue G train is located only 7 blocks from the hotel. The hotel operates a complimentary vintage taxi/checker cab service which is available daily on a first-come, first-serve basis. The taxi service will take guests anywhere within a mile and a half of the hotel. Guests will receive a time schedule upon check-in.
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Amenities & Services
- Free wi-fi
- Off street parking
- Steam rooms
- 100% non-smoking hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Air conditioning
- ATM/bank office
- Multi-lingual staff
- Wake-up service
- Luggage storage
- No pets allowed
- Business center
- Bikes available
- Shopping area nearby
- Cribs (subject to availability)
- Wheelchair accessible
- Shuttle service
Need to Know
- No special conditions apply for groups.
- WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
- Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may be applicable.
- Pets are not allowed.
- Children of any age are allowed.
- Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an available cot.
- Children up to and including 17 years old stay for free when using an existing bed.
- People no matter the age stay for US$50 per person per night when using an available extra bed.
- Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
- Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Credit cards accepted