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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Had a miserable experience with the hotel, the room wasn’t what i booked for, upgraded me to the worst suit possible (301) very noisy.
The first time for me to leave a hotel at 11:30pm with no other plans!!
This hotel is top notch when it comes to accomodations. Rooms facing the East River, Statue of Liberty or Brooklyn Bridge are definitely the one's you will want to book to enjoy the amazing views. Rooftop deck and pool are another nice touch however I was a bit disappointed by the high drink prices and the hotel automatically adding an 18% gratuity to your bar/food tab even for a party of 1. It should be at the discretion of the customer how much gratuity is appropriate since on a couple occasions service was definitely sub par and not up to my expectations and then rewarding poor service with an automatic added gratuity. Just not right. As far as room cleaniness I can not say enough good things about housekeeping. Pasang Yangkey was assigned to my room and did a fantastic job making sure the room was properly cleaned and serviced each day of my stay. She made it feel like I had just newly checked in each day of my stay due to her attention to detail and nothing being out of place and all room amenities fully replenished/restocked etc. She always left a kind message on the small chalkboard in the room which was also a nice touch. I would highly recommend requesting a room on a floor she cleans because she is superb and you won't be disappointed. All in all, I would highly recommend this hotel.
This hotel is exceptional. Loved everything about it...decor, location, staff, the view & the Rooftop bar. It’s a bit pricey but, hey, you’re worth it. Slept great as it was very quiet. We are coming back in August!
I arrived for check-in, they didn't have the room I booked available. I had to fight for it. They made me wait until 6pm. When I finally was given my room - the one I booked and had to fight for - the glasses had lip stains, the floor had coffee stains, I didn't trust anything to be clean. I asked the front desk to change the glasses, clean the floor and bring ice (for the Champagne from the mini-bar). It took them God only knows how many trips (6?) from/to my room to get me those 3 asks. I ordered a cheese plate. It never came. Overall truly horrible experience. Next morning, I head to the pool, try to forget the horrible experience I had the previous night. I find myself and my boyfriend two sun beds. After 10 minutes we are kicked out of the pool area because there's a wait list of 5 hours and we have to wait outside. 5 hours from that time, the sun wouldn't be there anymore. I tell them, kindly: either I get to stay and enjoy the pool (given the terrible treatment I received the night before, I believe I deserved it), or the hotel refunds me the full amount. The hotel chose to refund me. So I basically got kicked out of the hotel AFTER being treated like crap. I will not recommend this to anybody I know. Never thought I had to fight for a POOL when I'm paying $500/night.
Stipulations first: I am on old White guy with 50 or so years of mid-town and upper east side 5* hotel history. Until recently, I would have said Brooklyn was a place to go to get your wallet stolen, or where the car service stops ever so briefly you can hotfoot it into Peter Lugar. I am, to put it mildly, a ways from the 1 Hotel target market. But a daughter spending the summer in NYC called for taking a chance...and I was blown away.
Looking out the patio door-like window of your room, with a summer breeze blowing in, you look down on a lush park with a bike / walking path and towards the river. You hear birds, and the sound of boats. It feels...peaceful. If someone were to ask you to guess where you were, about 99th on the list might be a wild guess that it's New York.
Then you look to the left and see the Statue of Liberty, to the right to the Brooklyn Bridge, or across the river at the skyline. Still, it feels like you're in a resort, far removed from the city.
The rooms are small, but sparkling and cleverly designed -- a hammock like overhead rack holds your luggage out of the way. The beds are luscious. Everything works. There is virtually no noise st night.
Staff, once you get past the t-shirts and tattoos, are friendly, helpful, and act happy to be there.
It feels like you are in a resort, but you're a 5 minute boat ride from Wall Street.
Everyone has their own idea of what is fair pricing, but its a bunch less than midtown, and felt fair.
I can't say enough nice things about 1 Hotel, and can't wait to return.