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McCarren Hotel & Pool

160 N 12th St | Brooklyn, NY 11249  [SEE MAP]Brooklyn, NY  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Ideally located for exploring Williamsburg; friendly staff; and outdoor pool
Not the best hotel for those wanting to sightsee
If you're heading to New York for the lights of Broadway or the fancy feel of the Upper West Side, your activities will require a bit of a trek from the McCarren Hotel & Pool. But if your idea of a New York getaway requires a little more breathing room and plenty of access to trendy, alternative bars and restaurants, then this hotel is the place for you. In Brooklyn's hip Williamsburg neighborhood (on North 12th Street between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street), this hotel houses a seasonal outdoor pool with colorful graffiti adorning the surrounding walls. The swimming hole is a particularly big draw during New York's extra hot summer months. And regardless of the season, you can dine on innovative, versatile cuisine at Oleanders. Recent guests said that the hotel's young and energetic staff reflects the vigor of the neighborhood, and the well-kept rooms are sizeable and comfortable (boasting Frette linens, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi).
Brooklyn, NY
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 64 rooms
Primary View
River, Neighborhood



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1278 have reviewed the McCarren Hotel & Pool, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1278 reviews 4.0 (based on 1278 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The McCarren Hotel & Pool's sleek guest rooms include white Frette bedding, polished wooden floors, large windows and accent mirrors. Bathrooms have glass-walled rain showers with modern fixtures and Davines products.
  • Wi-Fi is complimentary in all guest rooms

Standard room size225 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The McCarren Hotel & Pool is in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, a semi-industrial area full of young entrepreneurs. It sits next to Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn's main thoroughfare, and its namesake, McCarren Park. The rooftop bar and some of the guest rooms provide impressive views of the Manhattan skyline.
  • Close to live music venues the Knitting Factory and the Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • Two blocks east of the Brooklyn Flea open-air market and eight blocks to the East River Ferry
  • Valet parking is offered for $25 per day
  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The McCarren Hotel & Pool's restaurant, Oleanders, serves seasonal comfort food in a space fitted with Tiffany-style chandeliers, a copper-clad bar and checkerboard floor. The restaurant also provides room service, catering and light menus for the pool area and rooftop lounge, McCarren Rooftop Bar.
  • The McCarren Rooftop Bar has a view of Manhattan, and music provided by local and international DJs
  • Menu available for in-room dining at breakfast and dinner
  • Oleanders serves a kid-friendly Babies Who Brunch menu

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The McCarren Hotel & Pool's outdoor, saltwater swimming pool includes 4,800 square feet of deck space and a menu of light snacks, cocktails, wine and beer. The hotel gives guests and their visitors preference over pass-holders from the neighborhood.
  • Daybeds and lounges available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • The pool is 4 feet deep, no diving allowed
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The McCarren Hotel & Pool may be too trendy for some families, but mini-hipsters will enjoy the pool and the nearby park. Cribs and high chairs are available on request.
  • The pool is supervised by a lifeguard
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The McCarren Hotel & Pool houses a small fitness center, which has Peloton bikes, and also offers daily poolside yoga for guests, free of charge. The hotel also offers complimentary bikes for exploring the neighborhood.
  • The hotel is across the street from McCarren Park, which has tennis courts and a playground
  • Bring your own bike helmet
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The McCarren Hotel & Pool's Penthouse Suite includes a conference table and can be set up for meetings of up to 150 people with the help of hotel event planners.
  • No business center
  • The pool area, restaurant and rooftop lounge also can be reserved for special events

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The McCarren Hotel & Pool welcomes pets that weigh 35 pounds or less. A nonrefundable fee of $150 is required at check-in, along with a signed contract and waiver.
  • Pets are not allowed in public areas and cannot be left unattended in a guest room
  • Dog-walking and pet-sitting can be arranged through the concierge
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking (with fee)
  • Pet-sitting (with fee)


The McCarren Hotel & Pool offers full-service wedding coordination from booking through the event. Any of its public spaces (the restaurant, pool area and rooftop lounge) can be reserved for a reception.
  • Maximum capacity is 150
  • Tailored menus available through hotel restaurant Oleanders

Maximum wedding guest capacity150

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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