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NU Hotel

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85 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Solid choice if you're staying in Brooklyn and want a stylish and modern boutique-type hotel with a lot of fun activities in the area. The rooms are really spacious for single occupants or couples, with a decor and furniture that I wish I had in my home. Super friendly staff and breakfast is included (served from 6 to 10am). Great... More 

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Napa
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed there over the Thanksgiving weekend for a wedding in Brooklyn. The rooms are super fun, the hotel is located at the top of Smith Street in a fantastic neighborhood of Brooklyn. The staff was absolutely fantastic.

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Kolby S, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nick S. Thank you for a great review in regards to our fun rooms, being located in a great area of Brooklyn right down the street from all types of shops and restaurants, but most importantly our staff. Thank you for the kind words and please come back to stay with us again. I would love to host your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at NU Hotel for 6 nights in a double bedroom on the 4th floor, away from the elevators. It was a very clean and quiet room with a comfortable bed and air conditioning. The room was also supplied with USB-outlets which I found very useful. The hotel doesn't have a big lounge, but it's sufficient for breakfast and... More 

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Kolby S, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elise V. Can't thank you enough for a great review and am truly pleased that you had a great experience with us at the NU Hotel. I hope we can host your stay again sooner rather than later. Warm Regards, Kolby Sheldon More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate stayed at all 3 hotels on this block and this one is by far the best. It has a nice boutique charm. The breakfast in the morning is a very good extra and the people who service it are very warm and friendly and willing to get you utensils. The rooms are small but that is typical of... More 

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Kolby S, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Deena D, Thank you so much for a wonderful review. I truly appreciate it and I am very happy to know that you enjoyed our breakfast and the staff was warm and friendly. I hope to see you back in the near future here at the NU hotel in Brooklyn. Warm Regards, Kolby Sheldon More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff and location with links to the best of Brooklyn and NYC. Funky rooms and reasonable value. Lots of nice shops and some very good local restaurants/bars nearby. I will always stay in Brooklyn when visiting NYC in future and Nu Hotel will certainly be in the mix.

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Kolby S, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Douglas J, Thank you very much for the 4 star review! We try our best to bring our guests positive experiences so it means a lot to us to receive your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you found our rooms funky and reasonably priced. We are also pleased to hear that you enjoy the area in which we... More 

Berkshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back again for what is our annual trip to Brooklyn / New York to visit family and have new adventures in this crazy city. We love this hotel and much prefer to stay in Brooklyn than Manhattan. There are great shops and restaurants locally but also fantastic links into the city. Safe area too so don't be put off by... More 

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Kolby S, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BerkshireJandJ, Thank you so much for the five star review! I am so happy to hear that NU Hotel is your go-to hotel when you visit New York. You are always welcome to come back and see us. Thank you again! Best regards, Kolby Sheldon Hotel Manager More 

san diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is situated on Atlantic, close to a number of good neighborhood stores and resturates. This is a modern boutique hotel. Our room was spacoius although only had a queen bed. The bathroom is adequate. We had difficulty closing the shower curtain. One wall in the bathroom is a chalk board so you can practice your aristic skills or... More 

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Kolby S, Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Dear srinds, Thank you very much for the 4 star review! We try our best to bring our guests positive experiences so it means a lot to us to receive your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you found your room spacious, the breakfast adequate, and the location convenient. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon! At... More 

Portola Valley
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Brooklyn for a wedding at Diety, a venue, on Atlantic Avenue which was only a couple of blocks away. The neighborhood has lots of good dining and drinking places. This is not a full service hotel, but the little bar downstairs which is the lobby as well was convenient and comfortable and the reception people were very... More 

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Kolby S, Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Dear markwY4783QE, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a review. We're sorry to hear that you had such a difficult time communicating with us regarding the block of rooms for the wedding. I will follow up with our sales department and let them know that the communication was not up to par. We're not pleased... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our wedding block at this hotel and everything was excellent! Great location, friendly staff, clean and funky hotel. Complimentary breakfast was also excellent. I love the outdoor seating. It was nice to be able to have coffee outside. Great surrounding neighborhood and close to all the major subway lines. Thank you Nu Hotel!

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Kolby S, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michele P, Thank you very much for the five star review! I was happy to hear that you enjoyed our staff, breakfast, and outdoor seating area. We strive to provide the best guest experience possible. You're always welcome to stay with us next time you are in Brooklyn. Best regards, Kolby Sheldon Hotel Manager More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I now have to travel to Brooklyn regularly. My first stay was at major chain around the corner for Nu. Then I discovered Nu, have been back twice and will continue to return. My first stay I was lucky enough to arrive on a Thursday. To my surprise the little/small lobby had transformed into a bar and live music trio.... More 

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Kolby S, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Dear blkwomannucleus, Thank you so much for your four star review! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed our live jazz music as well as our hardwood floors, L'Occitane products, and our complimentary breakfast. We try our best to provide an excellent experience to all of our guests. I look forward to having you stay with us again next time... More 

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