The NU Hotel, on Smith Street in Brooklyn, is a wonderful surprise. Following the model found in Europe (we've run into this kind of accommodation in Spain and France), the NU Hotel provides the essentials : comfortable sleeping, continental breakfast, and close proximity to Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill and New York City (one train stop to lower Manhattan).
The hotel is clean and efficiently run. Through Bookit.com, I did ask for a room in the rear, having read in the New York Times that any room over Smith street, which cuts across Atlantic Avenue (the hotel is near the corner), is noisy. This is true. It is noisy. I can sleep through anything, but my wife can't. We managed.
The hotel is 2 blocks from Sahadi's and a great row of restaurants, one of the best is Lunetta's -- excellent slow food movement place.
We'll be back to the NU Hotel, for sure!
- 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