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McCarren Hotel & Pool

160 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249-1127
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#22 of 93 hotels in Brooklyn
GreenLeaders Silver level
Located in the heart of Brooklyn's most vibrant neighborhood, McCarren Hotel & Pool is an exciting urban retreat. With 64 modern rooms, an ideal location overlooking McCarren Park and luxury amenities that include a rooftop bar with breathtaking views of Manhattan and one of New York City's largest outdoor swimming pools, McCarren Hotel & Pool is the first full-service lifestyle hotel in this thriving neighborhood.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino, German


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158Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
34Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Keith wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
Shout out to Martin and Sal. Exceptional customer service. Very warm and welcoming. Hotel is well maintained, in an awesome area, and features beautiful amenities. I can’t wait to go back! Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
DVM wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York4 contributions
I booked a room for a few days for a staycation over Labor Day weekend during Covid times (not sure what we are calling this time period). The room had a balcony with a view of the park across the street . The room was very tiny with what felt like a full-sized bed. I had also booked, in advance,a reservation for the pool for Saturday and Sunday and for dinner on the rooftop Saturday night. The pool is open to the public but as a guest you get a 50% discount (despite the fact you’re paying $500+/night for a room, cost about additional $200 for me). Nevertheless thee saving grace was thee pool. It’s beautifully decorated, heated and well spaced out. It never got too crowded and was a welcome relief for the hot summer day. There were good vibes, good music, great service (drinks kept coming). It was a very young crowd and an evident party vibe (which I love). The rooftop restaurant service was a little slow but the views were amazing. The staff at the hotel was very nice, polite and attentive. Overall, I would visit again solely for the pool.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Martha-Ivana wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York7 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked a queen balcony room for our wedding night and had a horrific experience; while the rest of our wedding experience was absolutely magical, it was hard not to let our spirits feel dampened by treatment and accommodations (or lack thereof) we received at this hotel. The morning of our wedding, we notified the hotel that we would be arriving late and that we would need to change the payment information on file. They sounded accommodating and advised us to just provide our new payment method at the time of arrival. When we arrived after midnight that night, still in full wedding attire, the front desk receptionist said little more than hello to greet us. (“Congratulations” would have been nice, but as we learned, hospitality is not this hotel’s strong suit. Check out was a similarly cold interaction.) The late night agent was condescending, and said that in order to change our payment information, we would need to cancel our reservation and rebook through him. When we explained that we had been told differently over the phone that morning, he whined that my husband was interrupting him when he tried to speak. In the end, we were able to change our payment information online and receive our room keys after the receptionist silently typed on his computer for 15 or so minutes. In a scene like something out of 1970’s Times Square, a sex worker broke the tension as she interrupted our interaction with the desk guy to complain that her room was dirty, while shouting at someone on the phone. As for the room — this is certainly not a 4-star hotel. With that said, the room also failed to meet basic cleaning standards, COVID or not. There was no soap in the bathroom, the shower floor was covered in pink mold, the floors were dirty, the ceiling lamp was adorned with dead insects, and the light switch covers were cracked. Drain flies lived in the bathroom, which wasn’t surprising as the shower could definitely use a snake treatment or some Draino at least. Oddly, the lamps were also all unplugged, with plugs bent. As someone who used to work in hotel hospitality, I foolishly expected some variety of accommodation or congratulations after we had informed the hotel that was it was our wedding night. At the hotel where I used to work in midtown, for example, we would send chocolate-covered strawberries and a small bottle of champagne to newlyweds’ rooms, especially when (as in our case), we had booked a block of rooms for friends and family. We learned that McCarren Hotel & Pool does not offer room service at all, though, and couldn’t care they less that we chose them as our wedding night’s final destination. We learned this after calling the front desk twice, since they did not pick up at all after the first twenty rings the first time. With all that said, if you’re looking to stay in Williamsburg, I recommend booking elsewhere — the Pod, the Wythe, the William Vale or the Williamsburg hotel are all better options with friendlier staff, cleaner and more comfortable accommodations, and nicer views. Steer clear of here; it’s definitely gone downhill in the last few years.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Tristan M wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The location is great and the staff is doing awesome keeping the place clean during these hard times. Staff is super friendly and do well to make you feel welcome. Bed is super comfortable. Martin at the front desk was especially helpful and easy to talk to, he told me all the best spots in the neighborhood for various things while I was here for 2 weeks and was really quick to respond to any requests I had about my room. Looking forward to my next stay here
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Kris wrote a review Aug 2020
Bronx, New York5 contributions2 helpful votes
This Miami feel looking hotel was amazing! From the front desk, to the managers, to the room. They were all incredible. The pool is beautiful but you have to make pool reservations in order to get in. Karina greeted us at the front desk and was super kind to give us early check in. We then went to join the pool area had a blast. The bar staff was incredibly welcoming, Cesar making it super nice. My only complaint would be not having a balcony room .
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about McCarren Hotel & Pool
Which popular attractions are close to McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Nearby attractions include Brooklyn Bowl (0.2 km), Brooklyn Flea Market - Williamsburg (0.4 km), and Output (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oregano, Cafe Mogador Williamsburg, and Sweet Chick.
Are there opportunities to exercise at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at McCarren Hotel & Pool?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to McCarren Hotel & Pool?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (5.0 km), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (4.9 km), and Hamilton Park (7.5 km).