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NU Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   85 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Ranked #6 of 50 hotels in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Michelle T Windham, CT
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Windham, CT
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Brooklyn to visit our daughter and son-in-law and needed a place to stay. They recommended the NU Hotel. It was great. Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean and very quite. Nice location for us.

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Cleveland, OH
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

NU is a charming boutique hotel located in the midst of all that is Brooklyn while remaining an oasis from the hustle and bustle. With family in Carroll Gardens we are frequent Brooklyn visitors. We have previously rented apartments and stayed in other hotels but found our recent 4 days at NU to be one of the best experiences yet!... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Boutique hotel clean and cool, exudes a great feel from the moment you step through the doors. Perfect location across from Smith Street where stores are hip and unique. Near Barclay center, a short cab to botanical gardens good eateries. Staff was friendly, competent and helpful. Designs of rooms were sleek with clean lines and great utility of space. Green... More

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West Greenwich, Rhode Island
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff. Very willing to help. I didn't feel invisible like I would across the bridge. Very convenient to Brooklyn attractions while a short ride to Manhattan. Of course the room was small but who cares, it was laid out very well with great amenities. Drinks in Lounge and minibar were reasonable. We drove this time for reasons unknown... More

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the NU Hotel while attending my college reunion at Long Island University. The hotel is so unique - cool and comfortable style - with excellent customer service. The continental breakfast was a great bonus! Great location close to the subway and various restaurants.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a lovely time at the nu. we were there for our friends wedding and this was the hotel she had picked for the out of town guest. i made a mistake in my resv, they tried calling and emailing me but i was traveling and didnt see the messages, totally my fault! natalie took care of us and... More

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Albuquerque, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came down for the weekend to visit my sister. Admittedly, its a little more than I usually want to spend but it was worth it. The rooms were a great size, super cool, and the pillows were amazing...seriously comfy beds and pillows. The staff was very friendly. I called to see about early check-in, and while... More

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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Amanda! We're so glad you had a fantastic weekend with your family here in Brooklyn. And that you were able to enjoy it more, being so well-rested from sleeping on our brand new beds and pillows!! I hope that you do return for your next visit to NYC. We'll try to have that room ready for you, no matter... More

Evanston, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Brooklyn (and our son and daughter-in-law). Our first visit was after they were considering it for the out of town guests for their reception. We stayed and liked it very very much. Easy location, nice parking option for drivers, easy to lots of restaurants and shopping, and then the wonderful easy to get along with staff. Rooms are... More

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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Jean C., you are practically a local! I checked out your other reviews of things to do in Brooklyn and we might soon have to have you as our honorary Concierge! :) It's wonderful to have guests that return to us again and again. Please ask for me next time you're in town, I would love to meet you in... More

3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed here twice, and would have stayed many more times (as we travel to Brooklyn at least twice per year) if it wasn't so pricey. The first time I got very sick while we were there. The staff was extremely accommodating about servicing our room quickly and early so that I could go back to bed, and found me... More

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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! It's so nice to hear that our guests want to return to us. Always call the hotel directly when you book as our rates vary greatly from day to day so you never know when you'll get a great deal! But at least you always know you are getting great service regardless of the rate.... More

Petersfield, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked three rooms for us and 4 friends to have a weekend away without kids and to meet up with Brooklyn-based mates. We got a good price and were blown away by how good Nu Hotel was. Friendly staff, funky decor, tasty and substantial (inclusive) breakfast and very convenient location for getting the subway into Manhattan. We really enjoyed... More

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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Ah the childless weekend!! Glad you and your friends enjoyed, and that we were able to make it as stress-free as a kid-free weekend should be!! This is a fantastic review, thank you for sharing it. And if you ever want to bring the kiddos, we have a Friends Suite with a queen bed and bunk beds that they would... More

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Address: 85 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Location: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — NU Hotel 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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#3 Green Hotel in Brooklyn #5 Business Hotel in Brooklyn #7 Romantic Hotel in Brooklyn #8 Family Hotel in Brooklyn
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NU Hotel offers a smart, clean, fresh design along with expert service. Acquaint yourself with this entirely new Brooklyn hotel, conceived to create an authentic travel experience integrated into the fabric of the local landscape.This perfectly positioned Brooklyn NY hotel sits squarely at the intersection of four intriguing neighborhoods:Downtown Brooklyn, home to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the court houses and the offices at Metrotech center.Boerum Hill, where streets are lined with elegant brownstones and French bistros.Cobble Hill, a blend of old world shops and bakeries and gardens.Carroll Gardens, an old-fashioned Italian neighborhood with wide streets, chic restaurants, and antique shops.A design approach intended to appear effortless, combined with a casual attitude, define the hotel, while the beauty and friendly nature of the neighborhoods ensure that guests feel safe and secure as they explore the gems that Brooklyn has to offer. The ambience suggests an artistic local neighborhood refuge providing a unique, insider's experience. The minimalist, loft-inspired rooms include custom furnishings crafted from recycled teak wood, cork floors, environmentally conscious woods, lead-free paints, and organic bedding. Step into this intriguing and exciting new departure from a typical Brooklyn hotel to discover an imaginative new approach to city living -- smart, clean, simple, and, best of all, casual. Simply put, NU is all about you. ... more   less 
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