NU Hotel Brooklyn
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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.
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I've stayed at the NU Hotel many times. I saw an great improvement over the last time I stayed. The staff was more helpful and it seemed the breakfast items had expanded. Everyone was helpful and nice. No problems with the room at all.
The room was very clean, the staff always helpful, and you have free bicycles available for nice trips around Brooklyn and Manhattan! There is also a Gym but I didn't use it, too lazy ;-) All in all, very satisfied.
Hotel was clean and comfortable. No issues there but they called my room 2 mins before check out time then again 10 mins after and by 12 mins after they were knocking on the door. I've never experienced anything like this. I was so disgusted. I wouldn't recommend this place at all. It was as if I was being kicked out. Never ever again. There are way too many hotels to stay at. Give your business to someone who will appreciate that you chose them.