I loved the feel of the Wythe Hotel at 80 Wythe Ave. in Brooklyn. This is an older factory building dating from 1901 that was converted to a new, hip boutique hotel. Their restaurant, Le Crocodile, is a French restaurant and from the people behind Chez Ma Tante in Greenpoint. It was the perfect spot for lunch. There is also a rooftop bar, Lemon’s, where you can enjoy great views of Manhattan at night. Both the hotel and restaurant have received very good reviews.
The William Vale Hotel: At 111 N. 12th St., this is an 183 room, contemporary boutique hotel. It addition to great views of Manhattan and Brooklyn, it has Leuca for southern Italian food and Westlight, an appropriate name for the 22nd floor rooftop bar. Be prepared for lines getting up to the bar. It has Mister Dips for take out in a 1974 Airstream trailer and Du’s Donuts and Coffee is right outside the hotel entrance.
The Williamsburg Hotel: At 96 N. Wythe Ave. this is a recently opened hotel. It is located in a steel and glass tower with double-height ceilings. The design is a mix of contemporary elegance with industrial touches. It has attractive, contemporary rooms with stunning views and custom designed furniture. Along with the Seven Seeds Restaurant and the The Lobby Bar are the Watertower Bar and the Roof with a pool, bar and cafe.
To stay and explore Boerum Hill and other neighborhoods in Brooklyn, one good option is the Aloft Hotel. It is located downtown at 216 Duffield St.
You might also check out the McCarren Hotel & Pool, the NU Hotel Brooklyn, 1 Hotel Booklyn Bridge, Pod Brooklyn, Franklin Guesthouse and The Tillary Hotel. All are recommended by Jetsetter.com, which always has great recommendations.