Stayed for 7 nights in Feb 2012. This hotel was wonderful value and only a 2-3 min walk to Union St Metro (10-15 min train journey to Manhattan).
Some reviews suggest this is a 'down-at-heel' neighbourhood. It really isn't. Myself and my girlfriend felt completely safe wandering the streets in the early hours of the morning (and this is from someone who once soiled himself when a car backfired in Bognor Regis). Brooklyn is so gentrified, I dread to think what some reviewers make of certain parts of London, Paris or Rome.
Within 10 mins walk were some of our favourite places we ate and drank during the whole week's trip (Van Horn, Black Mountain, Brooklyn Social, Clover Club, Shelsky's Smoked Fish, Buttermilk Channel). There is a higher concentration of quality bars and restaurants in Brooklyn than those of you who choose to stay near Times Square.
Plus, if you want to hop on the Metro and nip into Manhattan to laugh at all the fools who have paid to stay near the ubiquitous McDonalds & Burger King's of Times Square, then it is just a short ride away.
The rooms in the hotel are slightly small but perfectly fine. We stayed there for 7 nights and had no issues with anything. On the final night a particularly amorous couple in the room next door did awaken us with an envious love chorus but we assumed that it was just caused by their happiness in finding such a competively priced, clean hotel in one of New York's most interesting, safe, affluent and exciting areas.
We stayed in Feb when the city was freezing. The room was warm and a perfect temperature. The staff were friendly and helpful.
We would stay in this hotel again and would definitely advise staying in Brooklyn rather than Manhattan (don't get me wrong there are fantastic bars and places to eat in Manhattan and Williamsburg but most tourists appear to gravitate to hotels near Times Square thinking that this is where all the 'action' is. The only action is mass consumerism and 'I love NY' t-shirts).
So, stay in Brooklyn, or Williamsburg (although Williamsburg is part of Brooklyn).
Oh how I wish I was in NYC now. Hanging around with a glass of Riesling, sheltering from the icy February air. I'd be wearing a thick beige smock with a face contorted with a mixture of fulfillment and envy at the amorous couple in Room 112B.
ps. The flatscreen TV dealt with the demands of the 24 hour news coverage of the sad passing away of Whitney Houston particularly well. I will always remember where I was when Whitney died (Super 8 - Brooklyn) in the same way as when JFK was shot (grassy knoll) or I first saw Mitt Romney make a highly embarrassing public gaff (sat watching BBC News 24 in my pants, affixing my recently downloaded face of Tony Blair to my dartboard).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Super 8 Brooklyn is a brand new hotel located on the Park Slope area of Brooklyn. This hotel offers convenient access to a variety of local restaurants and shopping within the surrounding resort-style neighborhood. Each of the 57 well-appointed loft guest rooms features cable satellite television with HBO and free wired/wireless high speed internet access. Guests staying at the Super 8 Brooklyn will find an array of amenities including a complimentary continental breakfast, free newspaper and free local phone calls. ... more less
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