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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 27 May 2013

I took a quick raod trip with some friends up to Brooklyn for the weekend. The hotel was very cool. Everyone was very nice and the neighborhood had a very NY charm to it. Overall I dug it a lot and I'd definitely stay here again if were planning to go to Brooklyn or an event at Barclays. Give it...

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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Looks like we have another Brooklyn fan on our hands. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay not only at at the hotel but in Brooklyn. Manhattan is officially the outer borough in our eyes. We hope to see you again soon. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me personally and I will take care...

Sonoma, California
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stayed at the Nu Hotel Brooklyn when visiting our kids. The rates beat Manhattan by half and the location is just as close by subway. Brooklyn is a great place to stay, as it is a lot saner than the City. The hotel is clean, modern, and extremely welcoming and friendly. The staff, notably Daniel and Casey, go out...

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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed review! We welcome all of the feedback and always adjust to our guests needs. Service continues to be our strongest asset. Daniel and Casey are fantastic and we're very lucky to have them. I have shared you comment with the entire team. Please accept my apologies on the mix...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2013

We chose the Nu as it offered an alternative to the cost of Manhattan, whilst still being easily commutable. The hotel is 5 mins from several subway stops & the local area is quiet (very quiet late night). Check in took a bit of time as rooms were unavailable, despite us arriving after check in time. The room was spacious...

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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're pleased you enjoyed your overall experience in the hotel. Please accept my apologies for the street noise. We have had very minimal (if any) concerns since we installed soundproof window years ago. I'm glad it worked out in the end although we'll be sure to have that AC looked at! We hope to see...

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Stayed at the Nu Hotel in Brooklyn, NY the weekend of May 17-20, 2013. It is because of hotels like this that I try to use the smaller, independents when possible. This hotel, largely because of their exceptional staff, has left a very positive impression. It is a hotel with personality and pride. This personality is the result of creating...

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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

I'm speechless. This may very well be the best review I have seen on our hotel since opening. We sincerely appreciate you sharing your experience with everyone. This reaffirms why we strive for perfection on every level. It's incredibly satisfying to see our efforts have been recognized. I have shared this review with the entire Team and and expressed my...

Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 14 May 2013

for years i have thought about exploring Brooklyn by actually staying IN Brooklyn. A friend and I stayed mid-week for a few days, and loved the easy ambience, the generous breakfast buffet and the accessibility to Cobble Hill, downtown Brooklyn , and further afield Brooklyn spots like Fort Greene---and Manhattan. We shared one of the king rooms, and-- except for...

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Javier E, General Manager at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the outstanding review! You did the right thing by choosing to stay in Brooklyn this time! In our opinion, Brooklyn is the "mainland" and Manhattan is the Outer Borough! Sorry about the por weather. We try to do everything we can to make the guest stay perfect but we havent figured out how to control the weather yet...

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Clean! Friendly and accommodating staff. Comfy bed. Great location for getting around to tourist sites while being right next to wonderful local restaurants and shops. Definitely recommend and will return myself.

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We recently stayed at the NU Hotel in Brooklyn because the prices are lower but we could easily go into Manhatten. The hotel is located in a great area with lots of restaurants, unique shops and gardens (which we didn't visit). The room was comfortable, continental breakfast was generous, and the staff were great! The view of Manhatten from Brooklyn...

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Jennifer G, Director of Sales at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving your thoughts on NU; hopefully next time you'll get to explore more of Brooklyn! From the Brooklyn Museum to Prospect Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park and everywhere in between, Brooklyn has so many things going on these days that we (almost) never make it into Manhattan these days! ;) See you on your next trip, thanks again.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 10 May 2013

NU Hotel was a nice stay. I liked the style and quirkiness of the place. The rooms were big for the price especially considering it is NY. The breakfast buffet isn't anything to go crazy about but the hotel is close to good food spots. I would stay again.

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Jennifer G, Director of Sales at NU Hotel, responded to this review

And we would love to have you stay with us again! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. See you next time your travels bring you to Brooklyn!

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 5 May 2013

My husband and I spent three nights at this hotel recently. The benefits to us were the reasonable cost, the location suited us, and the cleanliness of the rooms. There were some additional perks that we enjoyed including an elaborate continental breakfast and a great meeting place in the combined hotel lobby/bar. We found Happy Hour and the Jazz entertainment...

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Jennifer G, Director of Sales at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Karen, thank you for the great review...it sounds like you really enjoyed your stay with us and I can only wonder what we could have done to earn those other two stars! :) The live music on Wednesday nights has been a really fun addition to the amenities offered at NU; we can't wait to spend Wednesday nights on the...

wooloomooloo
Reviewed 4 May 2013

The real strength of the NU Hotel Brooklyn is the fantastic people who work here. I did have a few glitches while staying here (including the mysterious auto-cancellation of my booking just before my arrival), and while it probably would have been preferable these issues not arise in the first place, they were handled professionally and efficiently by the super-friendly...

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Jennifer G, Director of Sales at NU Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the stellar review! It's unfortunate that a mistake took place with your arrival, but I'm so glad to hear that we recovered so nicely and exceeded your expectations even in spite of an error! Reviews like this make it fun to do what we do...thanks so much, and we will look forward to seeing you again,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
NU Hotel offers a smart, clean, fresh design along with expert service. Acquaint yourself with this entirely new Brooklyn hotel, conceived to create an authentic travel experience integrated into the fabric of the local landscape.This perfectly positioned Brooklyn NY hotel sits squarely at the intersection of four intriguing neighborhoods:Downtown Brooklyn, home to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the court houses and the offices at Metrotech center.Boerum Hill, where streets are lined with elegant brownstones and French bistros.Cobble Hill, a blend of old world shops and bakeries and gardens.Carroll Gardens, an old-fashioned Italian neighborhood with wide streets, chic restaurants, and antique shops.A design approach intended to appear effortless, combined with a casual attitude, define the hotel, while the beauty and friendly nature of the neighborhoods ensure that guests feel safe and secure as they explore the gems that Brooklyn has to offer. The ambience suggests an artistic local neighborhood refuge providing a unique, insider's experience. The minimalist, loft-inspired rooms include custom furnishings crafted from recycled teak wood, cork floors, environmentally conscious woods, lead-free paints, and organic bedding. Step into this intriguing and exciting new departure from a typical Brooklyn hotel to discover an imaginative new approach to city living -- smart, clean, simple, and, best of all, casual. Simply put, NU is all about you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about NU Hotel

Address: 85 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-5907
Region: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Price Range: $213 - $515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — NU Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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Also Known As:
NU Hotel Brooklyn, New York
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Brooklyn
#4 Romantic Hotel in Brooklyn
#4 Family Hotel in Brooklyn
#5 Business Hotel in Brooklyn
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“Double bed rooms face the street”
 of 5 bubbles LaurenB729811, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were on lower floor facing Atlantic Ave but were not at all bothered by noise, so not sure it matters.”
 of 5 bubbles morocco79, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get the king room”
 of 5 bubbles scottt467, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go to a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles jameslG5298QA, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The photos on their website are accurate. There are several different styles so you will want to have the front desk confirm the room type.”
 of 5 bubbles Noisefield, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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