Stay at one of these 14 Brooklyn hotels (instead of Manhattan)

 

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Brooklyn offers plenty of hotel options to New York visitors who prefer to avoid the hustle, bustle, and high costs of Manhattan. While Brooklyn hotels tend to be significantly more affordable than Manhattan hotels, they are often located near transit hubs, making the trip into the city or the rest of Brooklyn convenient and fast. Recently, a few luxury hotels have popped up around the borough, offering impressive amenities with a Brooklyn twist. Here are 14 different places to stay in Brooklyn, whether you’d like a cheap, no-frills spot or an extravagant room with views of the skyline.

Wythe Hotel (Williamsburg)
The Wythe Hotel, located in the über-hip neighborhood of Williamsburg, is the epicenter of all things cool. The converted factory building is outfitted with exposed brick, exposed timber ceilings, quirky details, and fashionable rooms with locally made furniture. Many rooms also boast views of the Manhattan skyline through oversize glass windows. The Wythe Hotel does not offer room service, but there is a restaurant in the building as well as a rooftop bar, screening room, and free access to a nearby gym.

 

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King Room at New York Marriott

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge (Downtown)
The name says it all: Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is located just a short distance from the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s also surrounded by a number of public transportation options if you don’t feel like walking over the bridge into the city. This hotel is massive, with 25 stories and 638 rooms, and is a popular pick for business conferences, weddings, and the like. The hotel has its own restaurants, a fitness center and pool, meeting spaces, and on-site parking for a fee.

 

Fairfield-Inn-Suites-Gowanus-lobbyLobby seating area at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn (Gowanus)
This outpost of the Fairfield Inn & Suites is centrally located in Gowanus, with easy access to the Barclays Center, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope and Cobble Hill. (And with complimentary bike rentals, you’ll be able to easily travel most anywhere in Central Brooklyn.) The 131 rooms have wooden accents, modern furniture, desk space, and free Internet. There’s also a business center in the hotel, as well as meeting space, a fitness center, roof terrace and complimentary breakfast. There’s an option of self-parking for a $25 fee.

 

newly-renovated-nu-hotel-downtown-brooklynRelax at Nu Hotel

Nu Hotel (Downtown)
The Nu Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill. The rooms are sleek and modern, some of them featuring large Brooklyn-themed murals designed by local artists. The lobby bar and lounge, Misdemeanor, offers a complimentary breakfast every morning, and serves tapas and cocktails (not free!) in the evenings. Nu also has a 24-hour fitness center and iPads for loan at the front desk.

 

hotel-le-bleu-park-slope-amenitiesHotel Le Bleu is fully equipped with all of your favorite amenities 

Hotel Le Bleu (Park Slope)
Hotel Le Bleu is located on the outskirts of the charming neighborhood of Park Slope — it’s on the less-than-glamorous 4th Avenue but the charms of Brownstone Brooklyn are just a short walk away. There are 48 modernly designed rooms, and though this modest hotel doesn’t offer much in the way of amenities, rooms do come with complimentary on-site parking and a free “Fresh Start Basket” every morning (read: yogurt and baked goods).

 

union-hotel-gowanus-breakfastBreakfast dining at Union Hotel

Union Hotel (Gowanus)
The Union Hotel is located in an older brick building that fits in well with the industrial surroundings of Gowanus. The location is a bit remote, but there’s a growing bar and restaurant scene along 4th Avenue. The location is also a short walk from the more bustling neighborhood of Park Slope. Rooms are small and fairly standard. The hotel also offers a free continental breakfast.

 

sheraton-hotel-downtown-brooklyn-poolIndoor pool at Sheraton Brooklyn

Sheraton Brooklyn (Downtown)
Sheraton Brooklyn is located in a central neighborhood with access to plenty of public transportation. Some rooms boast nice views of the borough. The hotel itself features an indoor pool (a nice perk if you’re visiting in the summer), a fitness center and club lounge. Only rooms on the club floor have access to a continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres in the lounge.

 

hotel-bpm-dj-sunset-parkLearn how to DJ at Hotel BPM

Hotel BPM (Sunset Park)
BPM stands for “Beats Per Minute,” and Hotel BPM is accordingly DJ- and music-themed. Hotel BPM hosts DJs every weekend at its lower level bar, and there’s always a cool soundtrack on play in the lobby. Each of the 76 rooms feature quirky designs like lime-green headboards, accompanied by Bluetooth radio. Parking is available for $23 a night. The location of Hotel BPM is a little off the beaten path but just two blocks from a subway.

 

aloft-hotel-downtown-brooklyn-patioRelaxing back patio at Aloft Hotel

Aloft Hotel (Downtown)
This outpost of Aloft Hotel is located right in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. The lobby’s design is inspired by the quintessential Brooklyn loft, a nice touch that will remind you that you’re not in Kansas anymore. Aloft also offers a a gym, a communal lounge with pool tables, a bar and a rooftop lounge.

 

hotel-le-jolie-williamsburg-breakfastFree continental breakfast at Hotel Le Jolie

Hotel Le Jolie (Williamsburg)
Hotel Le Jolie sells itself as a small boutique hotel, with “Euro-Style” Brooklyn accommodations. Hotel amenities include free on-site parking and a complimentary continental breakfast. Hotel Le Jolie also offers a few vacation packages to enjoy, with deals at nearby Brooklyn Brewery and a local Italian restaurant.

 

best-western-plus-arena-hotel-crown-heights-guest-roomGuest room at Best Western PLUS Arena Hotel

Best Western PLUS Arena Hotel (Crown Heights)
The Best Western PLUS Arena Hotel is a very quick trip from the Long Island Railroad stop nearby. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, a 24-hour business center, and free parking.

 

king-grove-hotel-williamsburg-poolKing and Grove Hotel’s pool lounge

King and Grove Hotel (Williamsburg)
King and Grove operates a few luxury hotels throughout New York, and this one really epitomizes its surrounding neighborhood of Williamsburg. The stylish hotel offers free bicycle rentals, a saltwater swimming pool, a rooftop lounge and on-site parking for a fee. Visitors have the option to dine at the hotel’s well-regarded restaurant The Elm, which also serves up a poolside menu. The rooms, with bamboo flooring, oak cabinetry and marble bathrooms, even have mini-bars stocked with local purveyors.

 

hotel-indigo-downtown-brooklyn-guest-roomA modern style at Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo (Downtown)
Hotel Indigo is located right down the block from the Aloft Hotel, smack dab in the middle of Downtown Brooklyn. The skyscraper-like hotel boasts a fun, unique interior design and murals on the walls with images of old world Brooklyn. And the rooms are not your everyday hotel rooms, decorated with murals, interesting wallpaper and unique furniture. Amenities include a fitness center, a 24-hour lounge, and a restaurant and bar on site.

 

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Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn (Gowanus)
For a more affordable, no-frills place to stay in Brooklyn this Holiday Inn Express does the trick. It’s located on a quiet stretch of Gowanus, and Park Slope is within walking distance. The hotel offers a breakfast bar, a 24-hour business center, and self-parking at a cost.