1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
What We Love
- Hammocks with East River views in the Skyline One-Bedroom Suite
- Lady Liberty is visible from the rooftop plunge pool
- Complimentary Tesla rides, ready to take you within a three-mile radius of the hotel
- The picnic-inspired menu at Neighbors, the ground-level café
What To Know
- The eco-friendly hotel is entirely powered by wind energy
- You can Zen out in your room, thanks to on-demand meditation videos and yoga mats.
- The five-minute hourglass timer in your rain shower is a gentle nudge towards water conservation
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With its cobblestoned streets, warehouse-laden past, and legacy of great artistry, Dumbo (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, for those who don’t speak New Yorker) has remained an intriguing base from which to gaze at the Big Apple. The 1 Hotel brand’s third property (the first to be built from the ground up), an ode to its creative surroundings, makes a thoughtful case for setting up camp on the periphery of Manhattan. You’ll sleep easy knowing the hotel is serious about sustainability, a commitment that surfaces in a myriad of innovative forms. For starters, a majority of the property’s furniture is crafted from refurbished pine, which once belonged to the Coney Island boardwalk. Then there’s an eye-catching sculpture behind the reception desk, remnants of roof shingles that survived a tornado in upstate New York. The kombucha bottles in your minibar (and the farm stand in the lobby) are a reminder that you’re in hipster haven, though you’ll likely be more distracted by a host of dazzling natural-meets-industrial details including green-glass bottles fashioned into water cups in your room and a 25-foot living wall in the airy, light-speckled entrance.
In the Area
You’re just five minutes away from the Dumbo ferry terminal (and over five subway lines), your gateway to Manhattan, but you may not want to leave your scenic surrounds—bustling Pier 1 and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Other longstanding gems include a restored 1920s merry-go-round in Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City’s oldest whiskey distillery, and a nearly century-old diner housed in a retro railcar, where the grass-fed burgers remain consistent crowd-pleasers. Also not to miss: a creamy all-natural scoop at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory drizzled with hot fudge so decadent, it’s inspired many to hike across a certain bridge.
How to Get There
This is not your ordinary hotel. It has its own style, mindful of the surroundings of Brooklyn with a play of the industrial and the natural in decor. There was hot cider and apples by the elevators which was a nice touch. And delicious. We really liked the mix of textures in the room and hotel, wood, slate, moss garden, plants, rope, rain shower, soft throws etc. The bed was supremely comfortable. The heat can be adjusted very easily in the room and the window actually opened. We loved the view. It is set right on Brooklyn Bridge Park, so there are wonderful views of Manhattan, the bridges etc. Just outside the hotel, you can walk along the boardwalk and through the park which is quite wonderful. We had lunch at Neighbors, dinner at Osprey and breakfast in the room. All of the food was impressive and delicious. The staff to a person were lovely and helpful. We especially appreciated Nicole and Tory who were just great. We changed rooms to get a better view of the Bridge, but all of the views on the water side are beautiful. Only very slight negatives were that the water in the shower varied in temperature, and we could hear the next door room's music through the walls. They turned it down when the front desk called, so was take care of. We highly recommend and can't wait to stay there again.
Loved this place. Very natural design throughout, wood, green, natural sort of vibe. the room is really well kitted out, very comfy bed, great shower, coffee machine etc. Also importantly, on a quiet street so no sirens or traffic through the night. Gym decent too. Big thumbs up.
My husband and I have wanted to visit this eco-hotel since it opened in the neighborhood as we are trying to improve our earth friendly practices in our own home, so I surprised him with a Valentine’s staycation. The staff was very sweet, we loved the beauty and serenity of the lobby, and our room was also cool and relaxing. We were really surprised when we went down to have what we thought would be a romantic dinner and the special menu for the night had foie gras and veal on it, and endangered caviar. We didn’t end up staying for dinner so can’t comment on quality, just very disappointed that a hotel that bills itself as eco/sustainable would support these practices. I still cannot understand the disconnect. We couldn’t find much at the hotel that did indicate it was actually eco-friendly besides the filtered water in the rooms. Sad. It’s a really lovely hotel but we won’t be back.
What a fabulous place to be even if it's just for a drink or two.. It has an unassuming elegance about it and is very laid back. I look forward to staying here although I gather I will not look forward to what it costs!!
Billed as an eco-friendly/sustainable hotel, One Brooklyn Hotel is an oasis in the concrete jungle.
When my wife and I arrived two guys helped us with our luggage. There was a line at check-in so I went to the lobby bar to grab us a couple of drinks while my wife waited to get us checked in. The lobby is amazing. It's warm wood accents and leather furniture contrasted with a concrete floor and a huge vertical garden. My wife secured us an upgraded room so it was worth the wait.
The hotel is located on the Hudson River, just under the Brooklyn Bridge in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. The hotel is about five blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge promenade. The NYC water taxi stops right next to the hotel. The Michelin-starred River Cafe is an absolute must. Be sure to make reservations in advance and gentlemen, please remember to wear a blazer. Another nice spot is Cecconi's, part of the SOHO House collection. Juliana's for pizza, and yes, it's worth waiting in line. Beyond that, Celestine and Gran Electrica are fantastic.
But I digress. Our room was awesome! Clean, comfortable, and well appointed. Beyond the usual, the rooms have a filtered water station, Nespresso machines, and an iPad Mini to communicate with the hotel staff. I used the iPad to order additional Nespresso capsules and a razor with shave cream. The staff were always friendly, courteous, and accommodating. The view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline from our room was picture postcard perfect.
The hotel has a coffee shop, a lobby bar, a rooftop lounge, and a restaurant known as the Osprey. The Osprey is a full-service restaurant. We ate at the Osprey for brunch the morning of our departure. I had the bowl of grains and my wife had the pancakes. Both highly recommended. Be sure to visit the rooftop lounge but make reservations in advance for a private table. The views of the Bridge and the Manhattan skyline are amazing! Our stay was in January so the pool was obviously closed but we plan to return during summer to experience this oasis once again.
Thank you again to all of the staff. It's always nice to be greeted so warmly.