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
So far a big FAIL. Have been sitting in lobby for almost two hours waiting for room to be ready. Desk associate assured us room would be ready soon since it is on a higher floor. Keep checking and room still not ready.
We arrived exactly at check in and certainly understand all rooms are not magically ready at that time. But two hours after check in is too long.
Hotels of quality would keep the guest informed with periodic updates or offered a complimentary glass of wine. Instead we had to be proactive in reminding staff we were waiting on our room.
We had a beautiful room with lots of conveniences but also a lot of dysfunctioning.
Firstly the shower is substantially impossible to adjust for the correct temperature. Secondly, the artificial(?) garden by the sink is simply useless and that space could easily be utilised by the guest.The drawers are difficult if not impossible to open-and-close based on the old sliding system of wood on wood. Next, the toilet paper disintegrates before one even touches it (!). The electrical system will drive anyone to the drink ! All in all there are serious bugs to be ironed out.
However on the positive side, the drinking water fountain by the door is not only just nice but useful and functional. There are ample hooks for clothing in addition to the hangers in the closet. The restaurant downstairs serves very high quality food although management is dysfunctional as is the cafe nearby for breakfast. The reception staff is excellent in their attentiveness and service.
Finally, the question is, would I stay here again. This is a resounding yes, although the pricing should reflect the dysfunctions unless they are rectified until my next visit to Brooklyn.
Stayed here in a Bridge View suite. Hotel location is excellent in terms of view. Close to some restaurants as well. Staff is very friendly. Room very clean. I was only here one night on business and did not get to enjoy the cool looking bar or 1st floor restaurant. Got room service which was timely and excellent. I like the room design... its industrial in feel...very “new-brooklyn”. Bed was super comfy. I would def stay here again. I plan on a stay here with my wife soon. Perfect hotel for high-end traveller staying in Brooklyn.
Having stayed previously at the Central Park 1Hotel, we had some idea of what to expect. And not disappointed by the adaptive reuse strategies, the mod and the trendy.
Friendly staff, in house dining options very acceptable, but I expect the range of other local options to expand significantly as this area grows in fame and redevelopment from its maritime industrial past.
Very handy to NY ferry terminal at Dumbo, and easy walk to local stops on 2-3 different NYC subway lines.
Nothing however will surpass the views of Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan from the guest rooms and the roof top bar. Day or night, the iconic views from this hotel are stunning and make any visit here very special.
The room is nice, little dark
A little to aggressive service, like to to be more invisible
Worst experience is that my watch got stolen from my room by their staff. The follow up was very disappointed as it was a watch worth 20K. They asked me to fill in an online form and didnt want to help me in any other way.
they also wrote off a parking from my credit card, which they promised me that it was complimentary. Otherwise I would not have made use of it.
I will never sleep there again!!