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“Alternative Gem in Brooklyn” 4 of 5 stars
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The Box House Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   77 Box Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222   |  
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Ranked #1 of 51 Hotels in Brooklyn
San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Alternative Gem in Brooklyn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

My wife and I stayed here recently looking for a somewhat creative option to save some money on our trip to NY. Given the price of most decent hotels in Manhattan, and we started our trip staying in a very nice hotel in Midtown, The Box House is certainly a departure from that standard.

Yes, you have to take the subway to Manhattan; but the hotel has a nice amenity with this in mind - a free taxi service. The Box House offers a free taxi service for locations that are within a certain radius of the hotel. There are various subway stops that are fairly close by, so if you don't feel like walking or taking a bus there, you can have yourself chauffeured to and from the subway stop easily. Greenpoint is not a glamorous area but we took a short walk a night to a wonderful little neighborhood seafood restaurant (The Lobster Joint, highly recommended) and we never felt bothered. I have to think most people who are used to an urban environment would feel the same way.

The rooms are large, clean, and look more like an apartment than a hotel room. They aren't necessarily chic in their decoration but they aren't dowdy either. It's clean, minimal, and rather modern and I found it a great value for the money.

The Box House was the last place we stayed before leaving for the airport and its location was very convenient. The Box House offers you the ability to be chauffeured to the airport for a flat $40 fee and we found the drive quick and relaxing - especially in relation to the taxi ride we took from Midtown to The Box House, which was hectic and expensive.

Going into a stay here with the right expectations will yield a very good value for the money and I'd recommend it easily on those grounds.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I stayed at the Box House Hotel in Greenpoint for a week in October 2012. The boutique hotel is extremely comfortable and well decorated. The rooms are spacious and you have the amenities of your own apartment throughout your stay. The hotel employees were very helpful and always willing to assist with any needs. The gym was also a great luxury. The Greenpoint area has great bars and restaurants and the hotel is centrally located to get into Manhattan as well as a close walk to Williamsburg. We LOVED our stay, couldn't have asked for more and will definitely be returning in the near future.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Hong Kong
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed here on 13th to 17th Sept. The location of the hotel actually is not too bad because it is very close to a subway station, i.e. only 10 minutes walk across the bridge. There is a unique and stylish taxi taking hotel guests to almost anywhere within 1 km (hope I remember correctly). That was convenient e.g. buying some groceries in a nearby supermarket.

Staff was very helpful and friendly, too. The room was clean and bed was comfortable. So what were the problems?

1. the air conditioners in the bedroom and the living room were very noisy. It was so noisy that one could hardly go sleep when they were turned on.
2. there was some work carried out on the roof and that was right in front of the room where we were staying. We heard hammering in the morning and that lasted for hours. The hotel management did not inform us of the work. After checking with the reception, the building next door was going through some renovation and would eventually become part of the hotel. It was quite shocking to actually see someone carrying out heavy duty tools doing work right in front of your doors and windows with no warnings.
3. The toilet once flushed would not stop refiling. The water just kept on dripping until you did the magical touch on the knob to get it to stop. That was annoying especially at night.
4. False alarm went off on one morning. No one knew what happened. When we heard the alarm go off, the question was should we leave the building or should we not. A woman next door was also standing in the corridor scratching her head. Management should have taken reasonable actions to inform guests what was happening.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Box House is a wonderful place to stay. The room was beautiful and spacious, the staff always friendly and helpful. I noticed other reviews mention noise...we noticed this on one morning, as well. But this didn't really bother us. I have no complaints about the facility or the employees. They were all top notch. Greenpoint is a cool neighborhood with great places to eat, and it's a quick subway ride into Manhattan. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We found this hotel to be a great base for visiting the sights. It was welcoming at the end of day exploring the Big Apple. The rooms were large clean and very comfortable and the staff very helpful. We would definitely use this hotel again should we ever return to this city.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Utrecht
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Our stay at the Box House hotel was overall comfaortable; the room was clean and spacious, even with the sleepingsofa fold out. We liked the possibility of having breakfast in the room (a very good C-town supermarket 10 minutes away at Manhattan Av) and a dishwasher to do the dishes. Airco worked fine, we turned it off at night to avoid the (little) noise. The staff of the hotel was friendly and helpful, the checker cabs great for a short ride in the neighbourhood. The walk to the subway was not that bad, ten fresh minutes to start the day. Only a short ride to Grand Central or two stops to Fith Av where you enter directly the lovely Bryant park. Williamsburg is great to spend an afternoon, Brooklyn was a nice surprise to us, though I still love Manhattan most.
A lesser detail is the building work going on at the Box House site for 15 new rooms. The activities started around 7.15 AM right next to our bed. Monday morning I went to the reception and the manager assured me that the activities were supposed not start earlier than 10 AM. She even phoned the builders while I was standing at the desk. But the next three mornings there were noise and voices again in the early hours: to early for us. We wanted to sleep a little longer after long days in the city. On thursday they apologized again. I understand that building work has to go on and causes noise. But how come that the principals conditions are not followed by the builders? It puzzles me that the Box House employees assured me the work would not start before 10 AM, but still did.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Blounts Creek, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This was a great place to come home to at the end of a long day in the city. It is a bit off the beaten path, but beautiful, comfy and roomy. Although we did not use the kitchen, I would definitely plan on it the next time. The room was beautiful, spacious and well appointed. The checker cab service provided is a real nice addition to make it a lot more fun to be off the beaten path! This will definitely be my "go to" place for my next visit.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 77 Box Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
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Location: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 51 Hotels in Brooklyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Box House Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the industrial chic area of North Greenpoint in Brooklyn, The Box House Hotel features contemporary lofts and suites with large windows. The Box House offers comfortable self-catering accommodations with extensive hotel facilities. Each apartment-style accommodation at The Box House Hotel is styled with bright colors, hardwood floors, antiques and contemporary art. Select rooms have a terrace and views of Midtown Manhattan. ... more   less 
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