The Tillary Hotel
What We Love
- Well-located for exploring the hip Brooklyn ‘hoods of DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, and Fort Greene
- In-room spa treatments
- Sound-proof rooms spell a good night’s sleep
- The indoor-outdoor beer garden
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- It’s a 10-15 minute walk from numerous subway trains, each just one stop from Manhattan
- There’s no formal restaurant
- On-site parking is available for $80 per day
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
For decades, Downtown Brooklyn lacked a stylish place to stay. Enter the Dazzler, the area’s first boutique digs just steps from the Brooklyn Bridge. Despite its location on a busy intersection, the 174-room property manages to feel intimate, with a cozy light-filled breakfast room, small gym and in-room spa treatments. Also in the works: the hotel’s shining star, a spacious beer garden serving local brews. The guestrooms are done up in dark woods and a soft palette of blues and grays. Add to that Carrara marble bathrooms and Apothek bath products and you’ve got a stay worthy of its place among the hip Brooklyn ’hoods of DUMBO, Fort Greene and Brooklyn Heights.
In the Area
Brooklyn’s renaissance is happening here in a big way, with new restaurants and shops popping up on every corner. Head to Livingston Manor for craft beer and charcuterie or to Hill Country BBQ for a plate of lean brisket and pomegranate margaritas. A short walk west leads to Dumbo, filled with edgy one-off boutiques and home decor shops, and the ever-expanding Brooklyn Bridge Park, where the Smorgasburg food festival takes over every Sunday.
How to Get There
Comfy hotel right by the Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo. Clean rooms, attentive and helpful front desk. Close (walking distance) to lots to do including nice restaurants and shopping. Rooms are really small compared to what we are used to but the king size bed was very comfortable, very nice linens and the bathroom had soft, thick towels. In spite of being on a busy street corner (Flatbush & Tillary), the hotel was quiet. No restaurant currently, the small coffee shop had terrible, expensive coffee ($9.00 for a
Latte), and the service was also bad!
Hotel was generally quiet and tidy enough. Unfortunately the smell of weed was constant on our floor and even in the lift at times. It seems that this is an ongoing issue as others had also complained and the smell of musk to try and cover it up in reception only made it worse. Other than that my only complaint would be that water is not provided other than on the first night as this seems a bit cheap to charge $8 for two small bottles of water every night after that.
Awesome place. Great Staff very attentive. Very clean.. I would definitely return and recommend it to my friends. The rooms are very trendy and very cozy. The service was awesome staff was very very attentive definitely there to serve and make your stay a great one. From the bellman to the bartender and the front desk.
This hotel was beautiful, however there were a few things that could have been done to make this a 5 star stay.The first being that the night staff was not very welcoming. It shouldn't matter what time a guest arrives to their location, they should always feel that sense of appreciation that they selected your hotel over the hundreds of others they could have picked from. The staff this night seemed as though they were smiling because "it's the job" which makes it seem like they don't want to be there. This sort of greeting can also make a guest feel uncomfortable, as if they are not wanted in the hotel, which then leads to a question of should I ever return or ever recommend at stay here.The room itself was nice as well, clean and the added coffee machine was a plus. However, the temperature of the room was cold. Most hotels allow the guest to adjust the temperature of their room either at an additional cost and noted or as a common courtesy to fit their desired comfort. Though we did have a temperature gauge in the room, it was locked at a set temperature which was just too cold considering the freezing temps. of NYC this past week and during the night of my stay.Another issues we found in our room was the two part shower system did not work. Only the hand held component of the shower worked and not the actual shower head itself. I brought this to the attention of desk staff during check out. Though she was friendly about the matter I definitely feel the response was not great at all. I was told that I should have come down earlier and informed someone so that maintenance could have come up and assessed the issues. What hotel staff should keep in mind is that guest are on paid time, so having maintenance come up would only interrupt the from doing whatever it is the guest have already paid to do, be it sleep, work, or relax. Also each room is cleaned after a guest leaves, this would be the time where problem such as this should be found and brought to the attention of maintenance so that the guest are not inconvenienced. It should not be the job of the guest to find things wrong and have to report them. In addition, inspite of being inconvenienced, there was no compensation for that issue. I was told sorry and have a good day. Small gestures like a hotel fee deduction or complimentary breakfast, anything to assure the guests that your staff acknowledged the problem and customer service is your main priority and not just gaining profit from their stay.Lastly, the number one problem is the lack of parking!! Downtown Brooklyn is a mini Manhattan. There is little to no parking and should you find parking the hours for alternate side switch overs are ridiculously timed. Knowing that your location is a complex one, the parking garage next door should my complimentary with your stay. There is an additional charge of 35 dollars per night just to park your vehicle should you choose not to ride around for hours looking for parking. Once again, small gestures that let the guests feel the appreciation of their stay. If I had to give this hotel a star rating based on looks it would guarantee them a 5 star. However, when you begin to factor in many of the issues that are looked over, and pushed aside, and just plain inconsiderate the 5 star quickly drops to more of a 2.5. With all these minor issues adding up I would definitely consider a stay somewhere more convenient and thoughtful to it's guest.
Though you may be tempted to pick room facing the street, it’s better stay away from it as it gets noisy. Also check the windows to ensure they are tightly closed. Be sure to call the front desk, they are very responsive to the problems you may have.