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85 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-5907
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#14 of 96 hotels in Brooklyn
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Silver level
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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Parking garage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 100 out of 100
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chamat17 wrote a review Oct 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions
It was a night in HELL. They authorized a party in a bedroom or several bedrooms at the last floor ALL NIGHT in a middle of a pandemic the night of the 10/16 to 10/17. People screamed in front of our bedroom in the corridor without masks like it was their place ALL NIGHT. Fighting, bumping on our bedroom door, throwing up in the corridor. It woke all my family up : my daughter, my husband and I. And I am pregnant. It smelled weed all over the place and the music was blasting. Impossible to sleep. We told them to be careful and the noisy clients just slammed the door in our face. We were scared and felt totally unsafe. The police and EMS arrived around 4:30 am. We had 2hours sleep. NEVER GO TO THIS HOTEL.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Gary DeSoiza, General Manager at NU Hotel
Responded Oct 19, 2020
Dear "chamat17", we sincerely apologize for the disturbance your family suffered; due guest activity during your stay. It appears that several guest rooms were reserved with the intent of socializing; unbeknownst to the hotel staff. When we became aware of the issue and were unable to quell the activity with our own security personnel: We called the local authorities (police) to assist. It appears that these particular guests tried to circumvent local social distance and gathering laws by coordinating a hotel stay. I assure you that no one at the hotel "authorized a party". NU Hotel has been vigilant in our commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of our guests and we are actively following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local health departments. As you can see from a majority of our TripAdvisor reviews: This is not a normal occurrence and we are already taking measures to prevent any such recurrence. NU Hotel remains one of the safest and accommodating properties in Brooklyn and New York City. Any guests with concerns can contact me personally at gary.desoiza@nuhotelbrooklyn.com
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Shaniece wrote a review Oct 2020
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The Nu Urban Suite is beautiful. Very nice use of space and the hammock is fun to chill in after a stroll around the neighborhood. Staffs are very friendly and the check in/out process is seamless. I was also provided an Essentials for a Healthy and Safe Stay kit which included two (2) Cotton face masks, sanitizer, and antibacterial hand wipes. The neighborhood is bustling during the day and fairly quiet at night. Walking distance to food, pharmacy, and shopping. I would definitely recommend to my peers.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Gary DeSoiza, General Manager at NU Hotel
Responded Oct 14, 2020
Thank you Shaniece! We really appreciate the 5 star review. The Urban Suite's Hammock is a treat. It's great to hear that you explored the neighborhood safely. We very pleased to receive your recommendation. Please don't hesitate to contact me personally in the future gary.desoiza@nuhotelbrooklyn.com
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bRaNdi A wrote a review Mar 2020
66 contributions12 helpful votes
Booked this property last week via HotelTonight (March 2020). Front desk staff is amazing. Check in/out-seamless. Even though everything is shut down due to the current state of events, staff ensured every guest remained safe and comfortable.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Gary DeSoiza, General Manager at NU Hotel
Responded Jun 17, 2020
Sorry for the late response to your review NU Hotel has remained open during NYC most challenging days of the Covid 19 pandemic. We continue to focus upon our disinfection and cleaning protocols to provide our guests with the best possible environment to rest and enjoy Brooklyn Safely. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and I hope that you stay with us again in the near furture. gary.desoiza@nuhotelbrooklyn.com
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mquigl212523 wrote a review Mar 2020
Montreal, Canada1 contribution
NU to me but won’t be any more as I will be staying here again for sure Location : Great Room : Great Noise level :No noise from inside or outside Breakfast : Very good Bright clean modern quiet just what one needs Good size room
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Gary DeSoiza, General Manager at NU Hotel
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Thanks for the 5 star review MQuigl212523! We're very pleased to hear that you will be staying with us again. Please don't hesitate to contact me personally if I can be of any assistance. gary.desoiza@nuhotelbrooklyn.com
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Patliner wrote a review Mar 2020
Baltimore, Maryland34 contributions18 helpful votes
I routinely stay at this cozy very convenient well located hotel prior to sailing to England on the Queen Mary 2. You cannot help but notice that this is a very pet friendly hotel given the warm greeting the pets and their owners receive at the front desk. I am bringing this up because if you are taking pets on the Queen Mary 2 on a voyage to England this is the perfect hotel for a pre-crossing stay. I note that pets are only allowed on the QM2 for the transatlantic crossings. The demand is so high on this liner that kennel space was expanded during a refit three years ago. Pets are well taken care of by a well trained staff and owners are allowed regular access to their pets. Owners and pets love the Queen Mary! Consult Cunard Line for details. And pets seeem to love the Nu Hotel!! To the hotel itself. My last stay was January 2, 2020. I fequent this hotel becuase of the wonderful staff from the gracious general manger Gary DeSoiza on down the chain. The staff is so friendly and professional and always willing to help. On this visit I was impressed again with Solomon, Julie, Angelique, Johnny and Alfred. I was also impressed with Alex who manages the lobby breakfast service. The room is very comfortable although I do wish the beds were higher off the floor. It can be a bit trying for an older person to get out of the bed. I REALLY do wish the owners would address this long standing issue. When I arrived the condition of the room was excellent which speaks to the dedication of the hard working room housekeeping staff. I also stay at this hotel because it it NOT a big convention/wedding venue with thousands of people hanging around and ten weddding receptions taking place. It is a comfortable human friendly hotel. The hotel is also convenient to many cafes, markets and restaurants. I felt very safe. It is also only about a 15-20 minute ride to the pier in Red Hook. This hotel is highly recommended. Have fun.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from Gary DeSoiza, General Manager at NU Hotel
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Thank you Patrick! We really appreciate you taking the time to write this review and helping us to gain exposure to QM2 passengers. NU is an absolutely perfect hotel for transatlantic voyages docking at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Given that both of us (QM2 and NU Hotel) are pet friendly, we're a logical choice. Special thanks to you for the staff/team mentions. I will make sure that everybody sees this review. I will follow up on the platform bed height issue. We'll look forward to your return gary.desoiza@nuhotelbrooklyn.com
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Frequently Asked Questions about NU Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to NU Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Brooklyn Tabernacle (0.2 miles), New York Transit Museum (0.1 miles), and Sahadi's (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at NU Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at NU Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at NU Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at NU Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to NU Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sottocasa Pizzeria, Queen Italian Restaurant, and Shake Shack.
Are there opportunities to exercise at NU Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is NU Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Brooklyn.
Are any cleaning services offered at NU Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at NU Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at NU Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.