BOX HOUSE HOTEL: Every room in this Greenpoint hotel looks like a furnished apartment with hardwood floors, sitting areas, kitchenettes and artwork from Brooklyn's Kip Jacobs. Complimentary amenities like coffee and tea, bottled water and WiFi make it all the more homier. Another cool perk? The house "car" is actually a classic 1970s checker cab.
Room Rate: $325 for a loft suite.
Address: 77 Box Street
THE WYTHE HOTEL: The furnishings in this Williamsburg hotel are fairly simple but incredibly stylish, blending historic industrial detailing like exposed brick walls and arched windows with clever design details like toile wallpaper featuring water towers. So Brooklyn! We also dig the Goldies bath toiletries and the locally sourced minibar. Book a Manhattan View King room to score the killer view shown above. On a budget? The Wythe has a few bunk rooms to book as well.
Room Rate: $455 for a historic corner king room.
Address: 80 Wythe Avenue at N. 11th
HOTEL INDIGO BROOKLYN: Indigo is sort of the best of both boutique and business traveler worlds and the Brooklyn location personifies this middle ground to a T. The guest rooms have plenty of design to please a style hound while the free WiFi, 24-hour business center, fitness center and close location to Brooklyn MetroTech and the Barclay Center should keep the road warriors happy. At night, everyone can do drinks together at the gastropub onsite, The Brooklyn Brewhouse.
Room Rate: $193 for a queen room.
Address: 229 Duffield Street between Fulton Mall and Willoughby.
NY MOORE HOSTEL: The usual value hotel brands are actually quite expensive in Brooklyn so if you're looking for under $150, you may have to hostel it (Or AirBnB it.) Newly renovated, the NY Moore hostel in East Williamsburg has a very eclectic design mix going on from a common room filled with Victorian furniture, to brightly colored hallway walls and graffiti murals in random places. The accommodations are typical hostel layout--you can choose from female or mixed dorm rooms--and there are a few private rooms as well. In short, yes this is a hostel but it's well-attended to.
Room Rate: $110 for a dorm room
Address: 179 Moore Street.
[Photos: NYC & Company/Alex Lopez; HotelChatter; The Wythe; Karen Gardiner/HotelChatter and NY Moore Hostel]