We were surprised at how few hotels there were in the northern part of Brooklyn, so we picked Le Jolie even though it was located along the expressway. We were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is relatively new and extremely clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms are New York small, but adequate for two people; the bed was very comfy and the tv/audio were top-notch. A cold breakfast was served in the morning with healthy options and pastries that actually tasted bakery-made. The hotel is a short walk to the subway and to the interesting shopping and restaurants on Bedford Street. And that highway? The double-insulated windows were so effective that we heard almost nothing, less than ordinary street noise. We did have a problem getting our door to lock and reported that to management.