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
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a modern, environmentally-friendly hotel with great amenities, magnificent views of both the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. The amenities are plentiful, and the food is excellent. Located at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge abutting Brooklyn Bridge Park, the location is peerless. It is within walking distance to the River Cafe, the shops in DUMBO and the many restaurants and pubs in the quaint Brooklyn Heights neighborhood.
The hotel staff is friendly, welcoming, and willing to go out of their way to help in every way. The Osprey restaurant on the first floor is charming and has an interesting and tasteful menu. The rooftop restaurant and bar is simply amazing, not just for the views, but also for the cocktails and food.
Great hotel- wonderful service- very kind and attentive- quick to respond and to make you comfortable. Hotel has great views, great vibe, great location. The views are of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline- Downtown Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo have plenty of activities, shops restaurants and cool wine bars- there is something for every age group. The concierge at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn bridge is exceptional.
There are some pretty big extremes at this hotel. Some rooms have incredible views that feel like art. But others face out at a vacant cement building where you will want to have your curtains closed at all times. Sadly on my last visit I was placed in a room right off the elevators (which are loud!!) facing the ugly cement building. And the hotel wants to nickel and dime you to make your stay more pleasant.