If You Must Stare At A Brick Wall, It May As Well Be This One
Anti-view? Killer view? You decide.
What you're looking at is the view from a Baby Queen room at The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. This is one of six rooms in the hotel that essentially backs up to a brick wall. Which would normally relegate it to severe anti-view status (anyone remember this eyesore we found last year in Baltimiore?). Luckily for guests, the Wythe has commissioned a local artist to liven up the view with some sweet graffiti. Problem averted!
Graffiti or not, though, it's still a brick wall. And if you can book a "Manhattan View King room" (not pictured here), then you absolutely should. Street art is nice, but we'd take some skyscrapers over a popsicle-wielding cartoon character any day.
Click through to see photos from inside the room!
Inside the rooms, the decor itself—simple metal light fixtures over the bed, exposed brick, plenty of reclaimed wood—is fairly sparse. In fact, the wallpaper, which we've mentioned before, is basically the only real form of "art" visible. That is, until you walk out onto the terrace...
No desk here, either. Just a minibar next to the bed, a wall-mounted TV in the corner, and a simple cafe-style table and chairs in the other corner. Everything else is pretty plain jane. The space would almost feel boring if you forgot the hotel's unique history as a former textile factory, as well as its hip surroundings.
Not to mention the fact that, for only $189/night, you're getting twice the space of a corresponding Manhattan hotel room, for half the price. Sparse, schmarse.