NYC is full of boutique-y hotels with no space and lots of details to try to make you forget how much you wish you couldn't hear your neighbours. And it's full of lovely landmarks that are used as metaphors, they're so well known.
This is neither. It's a nice chain hotel. It's not even in Manhattan.
That said, it's in a great location despite; the subway is right there, and so is the Brooklyn offshoot of the TKTS booth; the one in Brooklyn has no lines. Nearby are great places to get a bagel for breakfast, good local sushi, fun people watching, great views of Lower Manhattan, and classic old brownstones. Or, you can walk across the Bridge (which is surprisingly fun; it reminded me of the first time I did so, back when I was a kid), and you get dropped off near City Hall, which was beautiful with the gaslights when we were there last November.
The hotel was cheap (by crazy NYC standards!) when we stayed there, but it looks less so now, unfortunately. We didn't eat meals there (the main restaurant's menu looked so generic I coulda sworn I was in Indianapolis!), but it was perfectly comfortable, and our room (which I don't think had a view of anything) was quite large, again by Manhattan standards.
Basically, you wouldn't know you were in NYC inside this hotel, and perhaps that's the point. (I've stayed at the Marriott in Heidelberg, Germany, and had the same sense.)
One downside: it's kind of a pain to get to Newark Airport from here: none of the standard airport shuttles go to Brooklyn. You can take the subway to Times Square (I think?) and then catch the bus, or the hotel will arrange a quite pricey car service. I presume that getting to LGA would be much easier.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This hotel is an ideal choice among Brooklyn, NY hotels for business or leisure travel. The hotel's luxurious accommodations boast a relaxed but modern atmosphere with state-of-the-art amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott New York At The Brooklyn Bridge Hotel Brooklyn
- New York City Marriott
- Marriott Brooklyn Bridge
- Brooklyn Marriott