The Williamsburg Hotel, which landed in Brooklyn almost two years ago, has fully hit its stride. Earlier this year, they unveiled restaurant Harvey and just a month ago opened one of the only water tower rooftop bars in the borough. But we’d be remiss not to mention the arrival of its other key rooftop fixture: the pool with its epic views of Manhattan’s skyline.

Access is limited to guests or for pay, but a cloudless summer afternoon (recommended pairing: the bar’s sublime Negroni) might be the perfect justification to spring for a staycation.

The pool’s pairing with The Water Tower Bar’s ultra-cozy digs, seemingly designed for winter drinking, gives The Williamsburg Hotel some serious year-round appeal.

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