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LAWRENCE
Reviewed 4 September 2013

This boutique hotel met all our needs: clean,quiet, nice sized room, great shower, friendly staff and free breakfast. The lobby that serves as the breakfast area changes at night to a bar and the transformation is amazing. In the morning, French, German and American families are having cereal and bagels and in the evening, a very young, hip crowd is...

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

Thanks for writing such a detailed review of your experience! It's review like this that truly help us understand what our guests are experiencing when staying at the hotel. The transformation from breakfast area, to lobby, to lounge is quite intense. We challenged the designers to create a hybrid space for that exact reason. We didn't have a huge amount...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 31 August 2013

This hotel is conveniently located to Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn. Very nice boutique hotel--rooms aren't carpeted though. Street noise can be a problem if you are a light sleeper so ask for a room not facing the street. Nice small bar, ok breakfast. AC is loud.

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

Thanks for the positive review! We actually have 50% of our rooms carpeted. The original flooring is made out of cork. It's a very eco-friendly design. Street noise is generally not a concern since we installed double pane sound proof windows about 2 years ago. New York City is truly the city that never sleeps and we completely understand that...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 31 August 2013

We have stayed at Nu Hotel twice over the past few months. It is conveniently located in an interesting Brooklyn neighborhood with great street life, food, shops. The multi-purpose hotel lobby is on the small side as it serves many functions and is the hotel's only common space-- front desk, bar, breakfast area and general seating. The rooms are basic...

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

Thanks for the detailed review on your recent visit. The current design of the hotel is exactly what the designer was looking for. A less is more simplistic atmosphere. We receive praise for the design regularly on this site and daily at the hotel. It works for some and not for other. We can appreciate that. We're pleased to report...

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I have to visit NY around 4 times a year for work and always choose to stay at the Nu Hotel, even though my work would let me stay wherever I like. My basic criteria for a business hotel when away from home are a large bed, good aircon, cleanliness and a big TV to keep me occupied. The Nu...

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

Thanks for the support over the years, Jon! I'm incredibly pleased with the team that we can keep such a loyal guest happy after all this time. As mentioned in the previous review, we're undergoing a complete property refresh in January 2014. You're going to love the new design! Also, within the the next 45 days we'll be upgrading the...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

I was very pleased with my stay at the Nu Hotel in Brooklyn NY. I was in town for a wedding so this was one of the hotels reserved for family. Since I didn't have prior experience with it my only guide was that it was in a more convenient location than all the other hotels reserved. I arrived much...

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

We appreciate the outstanding detailed review! We actually have these extra air mattresses for situations just like these! Typically we'll have a full size rollaway bed but we saw a need to have a few air mattresses in house in case a guest had an unexpected visitor and we didn't have any rollaway beds left. Looks like you truly enjoyed...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 August 2013

In some regards, staying at this hotel can be a lesson in style versus substance. The NU hotel is modern and cleverly stylish—think upscaled IKEA furnishings and a distinctly hipster decorative scheme. But there are sacrifices in the yin and yang of style versus substance. Take the bed in our corner suite, for instance. The sleeping alcove looks very cool,...

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent experience at the hotel. Appears you stayed in our Urban Suite. This is the most popular suite we have in house. It's located on the corner of the building with wall to wall windows and great city views of Brooklyn. The design of the bed, while quirky, has been praised by...

Heverlee, Belgium
Reviewed 24 August 2013

The NU has spacious rooms, the NU has spacious bathrooms, the NU offers a nice breakfast which we enjoyed outside on the terrace (summer) and which can also be enjoyed in the comfy lounge-area, the NU has a great jazz-band offering great music once a week (we enjoyed it with a nice glass of wine from the Brooklyn wineries), the...

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

Thanks for the fantastic review! We appreciate your comments and couldn't agree with you more! We're always trying to bring Brooklyn Culture into our hotel. Everything from our wines to bagels are sourced locally. We're glad you noticed! Looks like we'll be seeing you again soon!

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Overall this was a good place to stay. It's close to everything on Smith and Court, easy access to public transit. However, it's right across from a busy jail. My room faced Smith, and the jail, and there were paddy wagons dropping people off all day and night. Lot of lights and sirens, but never any reason to feel unsafe....

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

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Yes, there is a holding facility across the street from the hotel. Where there is a holding facility and Brooklyn Court Houses there is plenty of NYPD presence! You are correct, there is never a moment where you feel unsafe in our neighborhood. We have a great relationship with the NYPD...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Stayed there one night to going to see the National at Barclay's. Rooms were very clean and very white. The area around the hotel is very hipster Brooklyn (except for the borough jail across the street) Walked to and from the show stopping at all the wonderful bars and restaurants. Would definitely stay again.

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

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed your short visit to Brooklyn and NU Hotel. Barclays Center is such a great venue. I always like to tell people that we're at the perfect location. Not too close but not too far. A relaxing 5 minute walk away. All the restaurants long the walk are fantastic as well. Krecendo...

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Cannot say enough about this little gem of a hotel near Borough Hall in Brooklyn. Has great neighborhood surrounding it & is easily reachable by several main subway lines. Takes less than 30 minutes to get into NYC. Rooms are well appointed with great design details link a chalkboard in the bathroom. Comfortable bed and ample space in the room...

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

We appreciate the outstanding review! Always nice to see this from a seasoned reviewer like yourself. We're always striving to be the best. You mentioned all the great aspects of Brooklyn and the hotel. There is so much to see and do and you never have to go into Manhattan! :) We look forward to having you as our guest...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $242 - $614 (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
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#2 Green Hotel in Brooklyn
#4 Family Hotel in Brooklyn
#4 Romantic Hotel in Brooklyn
#5 Business Hotel in Brooklyn
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“If noise is an issue, ask to avoid rooms facing Atlantic Avenue”
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“Room on upper floor not facing the street was peaceful.”
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