I typically stay at chain hotels in NYC because I like my points and you just never know what you're going to get from some of the boutiques, but due to the location decided to try the Nu.
So glad I did! It's a cute little boutique with lots of great features and provided a comfortable stay. The location is excellent (within 3 blocks of the F, D, A and C train) and it was easy to catch a yellow or luxury cab or hop on one of the complimentary bikes the hotel provides. The room was spacious (SO hard to find in NYC) and had cute little artistic touches, including a mural in the main room and a chalkboard paint wall in the bathroom (I had a blast with that one). The hotel gym was sufficient for my workout and 24 hrs which was a plus. They also offered room service, had a great minibar (well alcohol wise) and had a cute lounge on the main floor. On Wednesdays, they have live music (which got a bit too loud) from 7-9PM and each morning starts with a complimentary breakfast and (major plus) hot cookies throughout the day.
The only downside of the trip was the fact there was a hair (not mine) in my bed, but housekeeping changed the sheets quickly and apologized profusely. Then, without prompting, the conceirge Shannen took a % off my room fee and offered me complimentary cocktails in the lounge.
All in all, if your travels take you to Brooklyn, I highly recommend the Nu.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Nu Hotel Brooklyn