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The Condor Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   56 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205   |  
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“Great Hotel in a Funky Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I ended up staying in this hotel out of desparation, when everything else more centrally located was booked. What a surprise!!!!

The hotel is located in a semi-industrial site near the old Brooklyn Naval Shipyard. I didn't have a chance to check out the neighborhood, so I don't know what restaurants or other attractions are in the area.

The hotel is 1/2 block south of the B57 bus stop on the corner of Franklin and Flushing. In addition there are a number of other bus lines nearby, so you are very well connected if you are comfortable using NY's mass transit system. The bus trip to downtown Brooklyn takes about 15 minutes at rush hour.

The hotel itself was awesome. It reminded me of a W hotel. My room had a balcony, along with a small kitchenette with a refrigerator. Note: It didn't have any plates or silverware, so the kitchenette isn't 100% usable. The room was spotless. The entire hotel looked like it had just been built quite recently.

My room included a continental breakfast, that included REAL bagels (not the defrosted frozen variety you can buy at your super market). Most impressive was that this was served on real plates with real silverware.....

All for less than 1/2 the price of staying in a W.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mordy S, General Manager at The Condor Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you Mike for taking the time to share your experience. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon!
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I stood at the Condor Hotel during hurricane Sandy. Hotel is very neat and clean. My companion and I were attended by Anthony, he was very nice, quick and attentive in his service. I was extremely satisfied with his service, I would love to come visit again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you Kira2203 for taking the time to write and share your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Antony on the front desk at the Condor Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn was particularly helpful and charming. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you very much.

The hotel has clean good sized comfortable rooms. It is in a good location and the staff all seem to be very helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you kat60827 for taking the time to write a review...
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We had to take quick cover from Hurricane Sandy while on a business trip.
This was the perfect place!
Quit for our needs, yet elegant for our taste.
Would love to go back there on calmer conditions.
The breakfast was very pleasant.
The manager was available at all times for our needs.
I really felt at home.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mordy S, General Manager at The Condor Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you Eddie. It was a pleasure having you guys here with us. Glad you found us quiet and elegant, as we always aim to be, and look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to NYC.
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We really researched where to hold our wedding. After much deliberation we chose the Coondor Hotel. I checked the reviews and chose it. What a great choice. The hotel is amazing with its decor, size of rooms, services and staff. The neighbourhood is rich with its Hassidic jewish residents - a real plus for us. The only drawback is 5 block walk to the subway. The bus is fantastic though. Hurricane Sandy was a real issue for us and changed our sightseeing but the hotel made it all worthwhile. The wedding portion was excellent too. I cannot say enough about Mordy's front desk team - Mo, Andrew, Anthony. Meir of the wedding did a great job too. Mo actually came in on her day off to help with the wedding. thanks so much!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mordy S, General Manager at The Condor Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you Sarah for taking the time to share your experience and feedback. You and your family were a pleasure to have during the storm. You helped keep our spirits up with your Halloween costumes and general good cheer. We hope to see all of you again! -Mordy
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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I really loved staying at this hotel for a few days. After Hurricane Sandy made landfall lower Manhattan lost power and water but being at the Condor hotel I felt right at home. The rooms are pleasant, clean, and spacious. The area (Location) doesn't fit how nice the hotel is but still a nice place to stay. There are stores in walking distance if you need anything so overall its a nice place to be. If anyone is planning on staying here asks for Mo and Anthony, they'll make you feel at home and assist you in anyway they could. Great Staff!!! Thank you Mo & Anthony.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mordy S, General Manager at The Condor Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you White_s1988 for taking the time to write. We're glad you found our rooms pleasant, clean, and spacious and we appreciate your feedback about the staff.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is a really lovely hotel in quite an unusual location. There's a number of reviews that state that the area is not safe but this is completely untrue, the area is totally safe its just a little run down and a bit industrial. Located right in the middle of a Hacidic Jewish community, I can't deny that the surrounding area may be, on first look, slightly unappealing to the unseasoned visitor but it really is safe and easy to walk around.

The rooms were clean, roomy and comfortable and much better than some more expensive hotels you would find in Manhattan. The beds were a touch short for someone like myself at 6'1 but very comfortable nevertheless and having our own Balcony was nice. Bathroom nicely done also (but could have used a new shower rail!). Digital Safe, flat screen TV and little kitchenette with fridge and microwave all a real plus.

The staff were very friendly and helpful to any requests and they should all be commended for their conduct, I always consider this very important in any hotel on this factor they get 10 outta 10.

5-10 minute walk to nearby NY Subway network and Myrtle Avenue which is a cool little area to get breakfast (there is also a free continental breakfast in the basement of the hotel - we preferred to go elsewhere) and essentials like bottled water and snacks from the local shops. Manhattan really just is a short Subway ride away and The Brooklyn Heights area is walkable if you just keep on heading down Myrtle in the right direction (although a taxi driver thought us mad for walking that far!). Places like the new Barclays Centre only about $10 ride in a taxi and the hotel staff are happy to call a cab for you.

It was nice to stay in Brooklyn for a change and if you have previous experience of NYC then I highly recommend staying at The Condor as its the best hotel I've stayed in whilst visiting New York and you simply wouldn't get the same value for money in Manhattan.

Great Hotel, Lovely People, very happy customers! - Would stay again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mordy S, General Manager at The Condor Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you rkid001 for taking the time to write. We appreciate the glowing review, especially from a Senior Reviewer like you. We look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to NYC.
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Address: 56 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Location: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 50 hotels in Brooklyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Condor Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in Brooklyn's vibrant Williamsburg, The Condor boutique hotel offers 35 beautiful accommodations and the fine additions of a garden, inviting lounge area and excellent meeting and events space. For leisure, business or family visits, your choice of The Condor Hotel will be perfect. Just 20 minutes from Downtown Manhattan, your stay allows a full business day,as well as the chance to experience one of NYC's newest preferred neighborhoods. Guests enjoy our accommodations, all with suite-like kitchenettes and private balconies. We feature signature plush bedding, satellite TV and free calls within the US. Complimentary WiFi offered throughout the building. Free Continental breakfast, served in our dining room, is always included and features waffles, bagels, muffins, juices, yogurts, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruits and more. Concierge service, local moderate-price parking and Zipcar rental sites close by enhance our features and service. ... more   less 
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