What We Love
- The hotel’s sense of place, seen in Brooklyn-themed art and design
- Exploring NYC’s most vibrant borough, full of parks, museums, and eclectic shops and restaurants
- Sunny, stylish rooms equipped with perks like Nespresso machines and luxury toiletries.
- Complimentary buffet-style continental breakfast
What To Know
- Junior Suites are extra spacious at 418 square feet (huge by New York standards)
- On-site fitness center
- Event space for 100 people
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
This 34-room property takes inspiration from its Brooklyn location, showcasing artworks that provide a sense of place along with exposed brick walls and wooden ceilings. Local design firm Espacios Design Studio commissioned photographs of the borough from historian Brian Merlis, whose large-scale prints span historic shots of iconic places like Brooklyn Bridge, Borough Hall, and Brighton Beach as well as contemporary streetscapes. There are plenty of modern furnishings as well, including an eye-catching chandelier by Gabriel Scott at the entrance made of asymmetrical metallic chains. For now, a limited selection of bites and drinks are available at a small bar by the lobby, but a restaurant serving American fare and a rooftop lounge are scheduled to open soon. Guest rooms are spacious by New York City standards, ranging in 160 to 420 square feet, and are outfitted with fluffy Euro-top beds, 300-thread-count linens, and welcome perks like Nespresso machines.
In the Area
Straddling Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant, two diverse and up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhoods, the hotel is a perfect vantage point from which to experience the borough’s more authentic side. Some of the area’s most important cultural destinations, such as the Brooklyn Museum and the gorgeous Botanic Garden, are within walking distance. And the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a 150-year-old center that features an outstanding roster of concerts, plays, and movies, is 15 minutes away by subway. After a show, stop for dinner at Berlyn across the street, a chic vintage-inspired venue serving German specialties. Then head for beer at one of the many halls nearby: Berg’n, a highlight, slings microbrews (and various noshes) in a hip industrial setting. For fine dining, look no further than the Michelin-starred Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare for a memorable tasting menu (but be sure to book a spot far in advance).
How to Get There
First let me start by saying I love everything about this hotel. It has a stylish, almost sexy lobby. The room numbers in the hallway are a spectacle for the eyes. I tried to take a picture but my phone didn’t save it. The rooms are HUGE by NYC standards. They are modern, clean, and comfortable. The decor is top notch and the bed is amazing. I loved the Nesspresso machine. The bathroom is probably the best part. A frosted glass wrapped cube contains everything you need including a stunning rain shower. In short, it is an impressive package, that honestly made me want more.
Now, the downside. I live in a city. I travel to cities every week. So when I read a review that warns travelers of “city noise” I usually ignore it. In this case it was oppressive. Between Atlantic Ave and the LIRR train, the only peace comes in 15min intervals between 4 and 5 am. I looked at the windows and it was clear they had not invested in triple-pain noise reducing windows. To hit all the other marks so perfectly and skip that one was mind boggling.
We returned from a family gathering very late in the night and parked in front of the hotel, in a spot that we thought would be ok. We were wrong. The car was towed. That’s our fault entirely. Having said that, when I mentioned to the receptionist that they should probably warn guests not to park in front as we were towed, she said “Oh, yeah, that happens all the time.” That kind of cavalier response is the reason I doubt I’ll be back.
i made a mistake booking here and immediately called to cancel. the person at the front desk was unable to help and there was no manager on property. i can't find any information about the owner of the hotel or any management. a day later, they still haven't returned my calls. yesterday, the news reported a teenager was shot a few blocks away. i would never stay here.
Once inside this boutique hotel you instantly forget what was outside. We had a junior suite that was spacious ame beautifully design. Staff was very nice. We had a room facing the bank of the hotel and we couldn't escape the noise. The homeless had a dance party each night and there was this hydraulic sound in our room that borderline made us crazy and then one of the TV's would keep its signal. Continental breakfast is the traditional continental. Do not take food to your room because housekeeping won't take the plates down. Ice is brought up from the kitchen and there isn't any parking. Aside from that there was enough amount of space for a family of 5 and we would stay again.
I don't think I've stayed at a more comfortable hotel. The room was well appointed and very relaxing. It's location might surprise you but it really is a jewel. And there are some really very good Bed-Stuy restaurants within an easy walk.
Everyone was very inviting. I was able to check in well ahead of my scheduled time. The room was very modern. I did not hear any noise from the street. I will be returning back there when I visit Brooklyn.