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“Clean and great location”
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NU Hotel
Ranked #16 of 72 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Baldwinville, MA
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Clean and great location”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed here last night and were really happy with the cleanliness and service. Real modern look and feel to the hotel. The price was perfect and they even gave us a discount on the room after we checked in and the tv didnt work.
Breakfast had a good selection of yogurt, cereals, bagels and fresh fruit. Loved the location.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review! My apologies about the TV not working on arrival. We recognize when we fail to meet expectations so that's why we wanted to do the right thing and give you a discount. We hope to see you back in Brooklyn soon!
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lake forest, il
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We chose this hotel for it's location to my brother's condo (1/2 block away) but couldn't have been happier with the accomodations. Great rate. Clean and uncluttered room. We never really took advantage of morning continental breakfast but would find it sufficient to get going and start the day. Staff was friendly and accomodating whenever needed. Lots of international travelers also appeared to be staying there. Remarkably quiet, considering we were pretty close to downtown Brooklyn and right across from a jail!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thanks for the great review! Location is everything and being located in Downtown Brooklyn is certainly a great amenity of ours! We appreciate your business and hope to see you back soon!
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

A fresh modern hotel in Downtown Brooklyn. Small and unique. Excellent location close to several subway stations. Great restaurants and bars in the area.

Of course, it is not Manhattan, but for those who could consider Brooklyn as an option I really recommend this hotel.

Breakfast could be more varied and self-made, but New York is not Europe in this sense any way.

Room Tip: Rooms to the inner yard have a less interesting view but less noice from the streets.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thanks for the great review! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit to Brooklyn! Due to some great guest feedback like this we have since overhauled the entire breakfast offering. Feedback has been great so far. We hope to see you soon so you can try it for yourself! :)
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Delavan, Illinois
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

My husband and I just got back from a 5 night stay, we were in town for a family reunion and most of our family was staying at the NU Hotel also. The room was great, large by NY standards, we had a crib in the room and it was still fairly roomy. The bathroom was great, really large. the only drawback was they had a rain shower head and it had no pressure at all. took forever to get my hair wet. The only negatives i can say about the room was our TV didn't work (not a big deal for us, we don't watch much tv) and the room seemed really loud at night. not from noises outside the hotel but seemed to be coming from above and around our room. The lobby is nice, but can get crowded during breakfast and in the evening with people having drinks. The breakfast was very basic but good. The staff was very friendly. I would totally stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write about your recent experience at NU. We're pleased to have been able to make your stay enjoyable despite the concerns you mention. It's also our pleasure to report that we'll be replacing the TV's in all rooms with 42in LED TV's beginning January 14th. We expected the project to be completed within that week. This will resolve all TV concerns moving forward and provide a great upgraded amenity for all of our guests. We'll also have our Director of Engineering review the concerns with noise. This is exactly the type of feedback we need to get better at what we do. We look forward to having you back as our guest soon!
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

We stayed here as part of a wedding group around Thanksgiving and were generally impressed. The price is moderate and our room was fairly large, especially by NYC standards. The breakfast is more than sufficient, especially given that it's free with your stay. The look and feel of the hotel is very chic and stylish, yet comfortable. The service was low-key but more than adequate. Location is fine for seeing Brooklyn and is also only a few stops on the Subway from the south parts of Manhattan. We'd almost definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thanks for the great review! We'e glad you enjoyed your overall experience. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

A good experience overall. Booked for a night to see a concert at the Barclay Center. Was, as hoped, an easy walk, even in the rain. Nice collection of local restaurants and shops.
The staff was pleasant, the rooms fine; the ambiance a little consciously hip - that gets tiring after a while.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience! The convenience to the Barclay's Center is perfect. I like to say that we're not too close but not too far. We're pleased you enjoyed your time at NU and the event at the arena. Perfect combo for a visit to Brooklyn!
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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

I do business in downtown Brooklyn and usually stay at the Sheraton Brooklyn, however it was full and a colleague suggested I try the Nu Hotel. I was very impressed with the fresh clean room with free WiFi (not free at the Sheraton), free continental breakfast (not available at the Sheraton) and the friendliness of the staff. I definitely will be staying here on future trips to Brooklyn.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank for the great review! We appreciate you giving us a chance on this visit to Brooklyn. We strive to be the #1 choice in our area and we hope to see you again for several stays in the future!
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Property: NU Hotel
Address: 85 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-5907
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Location: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Brooklyn
#4 Family Hotel in Brooklyn
#4 Romantic Hotel in Brooklyn
#5 Business Hotel in Brooklyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — NU Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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