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What We Love

  • Daily continental breakfast is included
  • The lobby bar happy hour, from 4 to 7 p.m., for half-price beer and wine
  • Sweet perks like free bikes and a state-of-the-art gym with boxing equipment and yoga mats
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What To Know

  • Suitable for artsy types and couples
  • The neighborhoods surrounding the hotel are some of the most beautiful in the city with leafy streets, buzzy restaurants and chic boutiques
  • There is a jail across the street from the hotel but the area is completely safe and lively


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
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Budget- and earth-friendly digs in a funky Brooklyn ’hood with chalkboard walls and in-room hammocks

The Look

The Nu Hotel feels just like Brooklyn: young, quirky and modern. Geometric booths lit by a sculptural neon chandelier face picture windows framing views of the funky neighborhood types walking by. Throw in some recycled wood here, some vintage letters there, and you’ve got an ideal home base for exploring both this borough and the other one, which sits a short cab or subway ride across the river.

Bed & Bath

The 93 streamlined rooms make 335 square feet feel more like 500, thanks to lots of natural light, bright white walls and large windows. Custom-designed hammocks add a playful vibe without compromising space in the suites. The artsy sensibility is underlined by rotating murals created by local artists, and chalkboards in the bathrooms for writing to-do’s or for channeling your inner Picasso. Best of all, you can feel good about your stay thanks to such eco-friendly features as organic linens, lead-free paint and cork flooring.


The Nu Hotel has the kind of amenities you’d expect to find at a much pricier hotel (like the state-of-the-art, 24/7 fitness center complete with machines, free weights, boxing equipment, yoga mats and more). They even offer cute bikes free of charge so you can combine fitness and sightseeing. The hotel’s Misdemeanor sidewalk café and bar serves local brews, expertly mixed cocktails and fun tapas.

In the Area

Located at the intersection of four Brooklyn neighborhoods — Downtown, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens — and a 20-minute subway ride away from Manhattan, the hotel is ideally located for exploring both boroughs. Want to stay local? Join the neighborhood crew curing their hangovers with breakfast sandwiches at the vintage cool Building on Bond, then shop the vintage stores and boutiques lining Atlantic Avenue (we love Hollander & Lexer). Borrow a free bike to explore the waterfront promenade, the antique carousel and cutting-edge 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park, with its postcard views of Manhattan. Then reward yourself with some speakeasy-style cocktails at the Clover Club before haute Southern fare at Char No. 4.

How to Get There

NU Hotel Brooklyn
85 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States


4.5 Very Good 1114 Reviews
Great for families. Convenient for trains.
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've stayed twice at this hotel when we visited NYC. The bunk room was great for our family of four. The location is close to many trains as well, and many restaurants and shops on Smith St. Trader Joes is just a couple blocks away. The staff is very courteous and helpful.

Nu Hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Quiet, clean, interesting room and very helpful staff. Street noise was minimal. Food was not spectacular but it was free and was the best you could hope for without a full kitchen. I would go again..

Great experience
Reviewed 6 days ago

Staying at NuHotel was the best choice! Fair prices for an excellent overall experience. Well located in Downtown Brooklyn, just a few steps away from Jay Subway Station and stores such as Macy’s and Sephora and services. All the staff is kind and helpful; the rooms are spacious and clean and breakfast is really good.

A gem in the heart of Brooklyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time staying here. Excellent central location near transportation, restaurants and East River attractions. Staff was extremely helpful. Continental breakfast offered good variety and quality. Will definitely stay here again!

Perfect stay in Brooklyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands down, one of the best hotel experiences. Above and beyond in customer service. Polite staff who go out of their way to ensure you have the best experience from the moment you check in. Large clean modern rooms, and great breakfast in morning. Parking garage right next door. Zero price gouging. Min bar items reasonably priced. I’d stay here again and again.