When I go to NYC I prefer to stay in Brooklyn even when I'm going to be in Manhattan most of the time I'm there. I've stayed at a couple other hotels in Brooklyn (Marriott, Hotel Bleu) but this is by far my favorite. The rooms are airy and bright, spacious feeling, clean, with a nice modern simple aesthetic. The bed was comfortable and I slept well despite the street noise (which didn't bother me). The staff were so sweet and friendly and helpful! There's a place to work out/exercise, although I didn't really check it out; and there's a perfectly fine complimentary breakfast with really good Starbucks coffee and scones and other carbs, juices, and apples and oranges. The rooms have an iron and mini ironing board, a fridge and mini bar, wirelesss, and great TVs. The neighborhood is fantastic. You can walk down Smith Street or Court St or Atlantic Ave and find a billion cool stores and restaurants within the first few blocks! The subway into Manhattan is a block away and it's a quick ride. There are lots of different subways stops and bus routes, as well as a car service, right on the corner or nearby. I loved grabbing (more) breakfast at the corner restaurant St Clair- decent Challah french toast, poached eggs on whole wheat, etc. The ambiance reminded me of Seinfeld but more diverse. But there are more gourmet and hipper restaurants right down the street if you want. I got a really good rate (maybe because they had just opened?) of $130 a night but I'll always stay there when I go to NYC now, even at a higher rate - that's how much I loved it. I prefer staying in a neighborhood where you are in the midst of shops, local restaurants, and residential streets, to being in Times Square, even though you can get better deals on hotels there with Priceline.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Nu Hotel Brooklyn