I LOVE hotels. Everything about them. I think one of my favorite things about traveling is getting to stay at different hotels. While I was in Brooklyn a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of staying at The William Vale Hotel. Let me just tell ya, it was worth every penny!
I think I love hotels so much because of the convenience factor. There is usually a gym, a pool, a spa, a bar and restaurant, and someone to pick up after you. Let me be clear, I’m not talking about 1 or 2 star hotels either. I will definitely spend my money on a fabulous hotel stay if I can. It’s all about the experience!
I learned about The William Vale Hotel while researching the BlogHer Food conference which I attended. The hotel reminded me of a boutique hotel with big city/modern vibes. It had everything I could have ever wanted and more for a quick, 2 day/2 night stay.
I was greeted by a lovely front desk receptionist as soon as I arrived. She briefed me on everything I needed to know about the hotel. Plus, in case I forgot anything she told me, the TV inside my hotel room was personalized just for me with a list of things to do at the hotel and around the town. Perfect for the ADD folks like myself.
The hotel room had everything in it. A comfortable king size bed, small lounge area, an amazing balcony view with patio furniture to sit and sip while viewing downtown Manhattan, snacks, a mini fridge with all the essentials and even condoms. Yes, condoms. Not that I was in need of any but hey, good thinking on the hotel’s part! Safety first. 😉
I had lunch at the hotel’s restaurant on their first floor, Leuca, which is a Southern Italian restaurant specializing in wood-fired coastal cuisine. It was so unique and delicious and each dish was plated so beautifully. I had the pleasure of eating the tuna crudo and roasted red & yellow beet salad. It was heavenly!
For dinner the following evening, I dined on the 22nd floor at the rooftop restaurant and bar, Westlight. The menu is simple and unintimidating, offering a small list of scrumptious small plates with a crafty list of impressive cocktails. I treated myself to a couple of beautifully-made cocktails and a few small plates. It was so good and I can’t wait to go back and dine at Westlight again. Thank you, WVH, for the wonderful experience. Next time I visit, I plan on staying longer and bringing more cash!