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Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2013

The Nu Hotel was a very pleasant stay for me and my family. It was in a good area, looked very beautiful. I have been restless and waking up with back pains, but every night was well rested! I hate that I had to leave every morning and take care of business. Next time, sleep and room service!

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

Thanks for taking the time to write this great review! A good nights sleep is everything during your visit to any hotel. I'm pleased you were well rested during your stay. Maybe tack on an extra day or two next time so we can indeed spoil you with great room service! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Denver, Colorado
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192 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

I don't know how I missed the fact the hotel is across from the dention center , next door to a bail bondsman before I booked this hotel. I walked from my friends apt and was a little unsure when I saw so many police cars nearby. Although she told me how perfect this area was (and super safe) and... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience! Your friend is indeed correct. This is one of the safest neighborhoods in Brooklyn. We are located across from the Brooklyn Court Houses and Holding Facility (sounds better!) which in turn means plenty of police around at all times. This is perfectly fine with us! We hope to see you... More 

antwerpen
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

The rooms on the secondfloor are very noisy due to the elevator. We changed room however it was less, the hotel should do something about it. They should be aware of this! But when we mentioned it the hotel ignored the problem.

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

Thanks for the honest review. We need feedback like this to always ensure we're doing the right thing and responding to any concerns. Clearly we did not respond well and I'll accept full responsibility. We were made away of an elevator noise and have taken the right steps to get it rectified. I don't know the details on your visit... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Location is great, just check your guide book for nearby attractions - we loved trips to Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - but best was basketball at the Barclays Center. Or maybe just walking across Brooklyn Bridge and taking in the views. Staff are really friendly and massively helpful. Breakfast in the lobby was a convenient way to start the... More 

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

Thanks for the outstanding review! Brooklyn is brilliant! Sounds like you had an incredible visit not just to the hotel but to Brooklyn as a whole. Barclays Center is indeed an amazing venue. With NU being within short walking distance it just makes our location even better. We're officially a destination of our own! NU Bikes are a great amenity.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013 via mobile

The perfect location next to Smith & Court St, in buzzing Brooklyn. Bike free from hotel to head uptown, only a 1 from the Brooklyn Bridge. Wonderfully helpful and smiley staff, full of tips and tricks to the most from your time in NYC. Clean & comfy rooms, ours felt a little pricey for what it was, but then hey...... More 

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

Thanks for the fantastic review! Location, location, location. That's what it's all about. We're the perfect distance from Manhattan although you feel like you're in an entirely different city. Brooklyn has character and so does our hotel. I'm pleased you enjoyed your overall experience. Come back soon! More 

Maine
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Great location in Brooklyn. Easy to get to a train station or walk to a lot of restaurants and attractions. Really friendly and helpful staff. Room was fine if a bit worn. Somewhat stingy feeling with amenities - one pillow and one towel each. Not a deal breaker but this was not an inexpensive place to stay. And very expensive... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel and holding us accountable. I welcome feedback like this all of the time. This allows me to focus on areas of need. The property opened 5 years ago. While we have done a good job with up keep there is a natural need for a refresh. We are in the planning... More 

Mechelen, Belgium
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102 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2013

We are just back form a trip to New York. We stayed in this hotel. The hotel is very good and very clean, the rooms are large compared to those in Manhattan. Several Subway lines are in the neighbourhood of the hotel, it's easy to reach all the touristic attractions in Manhattan. The staff on the reception was very helpfull.... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! While the good comments are welcome I do sincerely appreciate the comments on breakfast and towels service. We have worked hard to improve this area and our recent surveys have shown a positive shift in reviews. Due to space contraints it's difficult to offer a wider selection. For that reason we decided if we offered... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

We just returned from a weekend trip to Brooklyn and our first stay at NU Hotel. What a terrific place! We splurged a bit and booked an Urban Suite - a large corner suite with a ton of windows, sitting area, and hammock. It was VERY cool. The staff at NU Hotel couldn't have been nicer, and the location was... More 

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

Your review + Green Day + Barclays Center = Awesome! Thanks for such a great review. I actually attended the concert on Sunday night! What a fantastic show. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Brooklyn and your experience at the hotel. They are announcing artist all the time these days (i.e Paul McCartney). I'm waiting for them to announce... More 

Oceanside, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

The Nu Hotel was recommended by a friend as a choice to stay during her Brooklyn wedding. The hotel was clean, fun, chic, comfy, quiet and close to the subway station. The bed was like heaven after a long day of walking in bustling Brooklyn and Manhattan. My only wish would have been to have lists of things to do... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel! I'm pleased you enjoyed your overall experience. We actually have these fantastic Neighborhood Guides that we created in house in all guest rooms. This provides a great base of information and suggestions in the area. We'll look to ensure it's more prominently placed in the rooms so our guests notice it.... More 

Evanston, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2013

NU Hotel was in a perfect Brooklyn location for our meandering around Brooklyn stay. The rooms were small but great for just the two of us. You wouldn't party in your room with friends, but that is not how we use a hotel room. The ambiance throughout the hotel was very chic without being over the top. Everything was clean... More 

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

Great title for your review! Why use a room to party when you over 200 restaurants and venues within a 3 mile radius of the hotel. Completely agree with you. We specialize in great service without the stuffiness. Exactly what has made Brooklyn so popular over the years. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks again for choosing NU! More 

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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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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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 - $506 (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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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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“We were on lower floor facing Atlantic Ave but were not at all bothered by noise, so not sure it matters.”
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“Get the king room”
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“Go to a different hotel.”
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“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.”
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