The Union Hotel offers extreme perks, but has challenges. Perks: 1) the hotel desk clerks were minimalist, but attentive and try to answer all questions. (Mike on Night Duty is the man!). 2) budget prices for a clean, simple, albeit extremely small room. you get the bed, the private bath and a place to hang your clothing. 3) the free breakfast at the Union Cafe was awesome and made my mornings cheery, the staff and the meal was good old fashion NYC Cafe awesome, 4) one blk from the subway line, which was extremely convenient. I was able to travel to NYU with school supplies easily. Challenges?? Its a small room, but reminded me of hotels in Europe where I would have thought it "chic" so I was fine. The street and neighborhood is transient, (some would describe as sketchy), but this area of Brooklyn has some great finds so if you like to travel you will do well. after a nervous first night (think tons of silent warehouses and grafitti), the rest of my stay and attitude was "I am truly doing NYC". I saved hotel costs and breakfast costs, and spent the money on getting my kids what they needed for their dorm rooms. Great deal!
this is a functional hotel to sleep, shower and change. if you are spending time in the city having...
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