With all of our concerns about our son's wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, we were delighted to feel that we were going "home" at the end of each hectic day. From the welcoming Kokopelli at the entrance to the intriguing artwork in our room to the family photos in the hallway, we knew we were staying with interesting, intelligent, friendly people. And the books on our shelves! We wish we'd had more time to read and flip through them, but the wedding took up so much of our time. The Garden was an easy walk, another relaxing benefit for me. Breakfasts included fresh fruit and freshly baked scones or croissants, and lovely conversations. My sensitive stomach and my husband's adventurous tastes were both satisfied by restaurants a short walk from the house. The nearby subway quickly took us to Manhattan for the rehearsal dinner and morning-after brunch. (But it was nice to return to a real neighborhood.)
It was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast, and we were amazed by how we could enjoy our privacy and still feel like we were sharing a place with friends. The next weekend, we stayed at a hotel in Long Island for another wedding, and there was such a difference in our attitude. We recognized the hotel smell as soon as we entered. When we dealt with the hotel employees, they were just doing their jobs. The Sterling's owners were our hosts and we were their guests. We had fun at the Sterling!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Open year-round in Prospect Heights, Sterling Bed & Breakfast is minutes from the Brooklyn Museum and ideally located for adventures in NYC and farther a field. All bedrooms in this elegant 1910 townhouse come with private bathrooms. Enjoy our spacious garden or lounge in our second floor parlor. Masha Hamilton is a novelist and journalist, David Orr a network television editor. Between them, they've lived or worked in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Africa & Afghanistan. ... more less