Though most people work to be able to put food on their table and save a bit of money, we generally work for two reasons: family and vacations. That’s what life is all about for many people, right? I am certainly like this myself. I try and take a vacation with my family at least every three months (for a grand total of 4 modest vacations per year). Unfortunately, the last time I took a vacation was a long time ago. So, I had a great idea to surprise my family by taking them to a unique location, preferably with lodging in a boutique hotel.
My family and I are not flashy. When we stay in hotels, it is generally in a well-known chain like the Howard Johnson or Best Western. So I decided to spoil the family and stay in a boutique hotel this time. We had never stayed in a boutique hotel before. So, I immediately went into research mode to find the best boutique hotel out there. The only two problems? “Best” is a subjective term and the US is a big place. Where do I even start to look?!
Regrettably, it took me over two full days to come up with an idea. California is a nice place to go. South Florida is always a hot spot. Colorado is known to have great getaway resorts. But, the problem was still there. All of these states have thousands of cities to choose from. I needed to narrow my search for this “ultimate” boutique hotel.
Then it hit me. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia. Are there any other cities named Williamsburg? It was quite a random thought but it came to me because I used to live in Miami, Florida and while I was thinking of that, I knew that there is also a Miami, Ohio. So, I typed a simple Google search for cities named Williamsburg and voila – here is my vacation!
It turns out that there is a Williamsburg, New York – located in Brooklyn. While there are many scary places in Brooklyn, Williamsburg wasn’t one of them! In fact, it is known for its wide ranging culture and artistic nature. Needless to say, it was easy to find Brooklyn NY hotels.
I came across a fancy Williamsburg boutique hotel called the Condor NY. The pictures and reviews checked out, there was free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and very cheap parking for the rental car. So, I decided to book our three night stay there.
As I write this, I want to let my readers know that I just got back from my vacation yesterday. The verdict? The vacation was amazing. My family and I some great sights in New York, but we were most impressed by the Condor hotel. The service was downright incredible, the beds and room were all 5 star, and the location was so much better than the high expectations we already had. I mean, we were literally a three minute car ride from downtown New York City (with no traffic).
So what’s the moral of my blog post to you? Both Williamsburg’s are great locations to go and visit, and both offer some high quality hotels and entertainment!