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
Hire a boutique hotel designer, expose brick walls, polish old beams, buy hip furniture, serve a free breakfast and coffee, and it sounds promising....but open a hotel without triple insulated windows beside a US Post Office, where the trucks roll at 4:30AM, and a train line runs all night, and you have a risky proposition. Then fail to provide daily housekeeping to a guest and that indicates that ownership has no quality controls. Motel 6 and Red Roof Inn deliver predictable house keeping. I share this to encourage ownership to step it up a notch before guests rename the Hotel the "Stay Anywhere But Here".
When informed, the night manager hardly acknowledged the gaff, and returned to a conversation with someone else. All of us are held to standards in our jobs or we face consequences. All I ask of The Brooklyn is to accept that the standards of hotel operations include daily housekeeping, attentive front desk staff, and a manager that checks behind them in case they get distracted.
stood there for a week while visiting family.....cool spot in the middle of everything....close to subway, restaurants and shops...... staff was helpful in pointing me out stuff to do and where to go....they even lent me there personal umbrella when it poured the first day
my room was well decorated.....nice design for the retrofitted building....i slept fine in my spot
Stayed in this hotel for one night whilst visiting my daughter. The receptionist was friendly and helpful and supplied me with a kettle. The room was adequate. However the hotel is on a busy road with a railway line running through the middle, so the room was very noisy. This became worse when a train went by and the room actually shook from the vibrations of the train!
I would never stay here again unless they could guarantee a room not facing the front.
Didn’t eat there so no other comments to make.