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Oceanside, California
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...

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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....

Evanston, Illinois
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...

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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!

Westfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Overall great value with free breakfast & wifi, friendly staff, hip decor. Centrally located with bus stop outside the hotel door, parking garage adjacent to hotel with very reasonable $25 a day rate. I would have given five stars if it were not for the very poor sound proofing from hall into our rooms, peeling cork floors in our room,...

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

Thanks for the overall good review and details regarding your stay. We need feedback like this to ensure we're focusing on the areas that need the most attention. Agreed on all points. The cork flooring is slowly being phased out. We currently have 42 of the 93 rooms switched to carpeting. While cork flooring adds a different touch to the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Me and my girlfriend stayed here for the second time last week. This time we only stayed for a night but again wish it was longer. It's changed since we were last here (2years ago) with the lobby now a bigger bar but the friendly staff, comfy rooms, great breakfast and 'brookies' all staying the same. It's now a no...

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

This is one of the best review we have read. Thanks so much! We know first impressions are everything but second impressions, two years later, is just as important. I'm pleased we exceeded your expectations on your second visit. I have shared your review with the entire team. We look forward to your third visit. Just make the trip longer...

Washington, DC
Reviewed 25 March 2013 via mobile

First impressions: when you walk in the reception area seems more like a lounge area, and seems like your neighborhood hangout or living room. Fun music, a station for water, and lounge couches make up this easy space. The rooms are simple but really have an eco-touch. Cork floors, clean white linens and a large window make up the majority...

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

Thanks for the review! You touched on all the items we're best known for! We enjoy our fun, quirky neighborhood hotel. It's all about the community and being a part of it. Doing our part for the environment is a responsibility we take very seriously. Thanks for noticing! We'll hope to see you again soon in Brooklyn!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 March 2013

This review is belated, but I wanted to share with the world what a great find Nu Hotel is. We came on a birthday trip and wanted someplace accessible to the subway, easy to get to from the airport, close to all the great neighborhoods & communities - Chelsea, Greenwich, Williamsburg, Dumbo... and NU didn't disappoint. The rooms are so...

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

Better late than never! Thanks for writing the review. It's great to see that we left such a lasting impression that you went out of your way well after departure to write such a great review. Next time we'll get you an entire itinerary of things to do in the neighborhood. Brooklyn will not disappoint. We look forward to having...

San Diego
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Great staff, nice large room, with comfortable bed and large shower. Staff was very accommodating, with directions and the morning continental breakfast. For the price, you can't beat it in NYC area---our children live about 6 blocks away, it will be our place to stay when we come to Brooklyn. Thanks for the great stay!

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

Thanks for the fantastic review! Service is our number one priority. We're pleased to be your home away from home when visiting family. Come back soon to see them! and us as well of course :)

Pordenone, Italy
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Very nice location from which you can easly get around in NY. The rooms are reale clan and nice. Big television with plenty of choice. minibar and complimentary items. Bathroom has a good size. The staff is always friendly and helpfull

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

We appreciate the time taken to leave us a great review! We're pleased you enjoyed your overall visit to Brooklyn and our hotel. We hope to see you again soon!

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 7 March 2013

I don't normally do business in Brooklyn, so was unfamiliar with the hotel scene there. Found Nu Hotel via usual rating websites. Glad I did! Very nice place - spotlessly clean with a very responsive staff. Included continental breakfast buffet in lobby/bar is full of good energy foods. Beds are super comfortable. Nice rain shower. Neighborhood is, well, Brooklyn. Transitional...

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

Thanks for the great detailed review! We have taken note of the concern with noise from other rooms. We're planning a property refresh soon and will consider some better insulation. This is generally not a huge concern in our hotel but this review has enlightened us for sure. We'll always do what we have to o to ensure our guests...

Lakeville
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Great hotel for business & personal. Excellent service, convenient location, chic rooms. I stayed there during the blizzard in February and the staff helped to shovel out my car at 5:00 AM! The breakfast is convenient & the partnership with Equinox is a fabulous bonus...

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

We appreciate the time you have taken to review our hotel. Glad you enjoyed the experience. We try to provide great service all around, including helping our guests shovel snow! Hopefully we'll see you next time in the warmer months. We'd love to have you back!

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  • 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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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: $208 - $510 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles morocco79, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get the king room”
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“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.”
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“Rooms on the quite side are better .”
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