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"A stylish Brooklyn hotel [within] easy reach of Manhattan" -- The New York Times

Nu Hotel

Brooklyn, NY
  • In downtown Brooklyn, adjacent to several of the borough's hippest neighborhoods
  • Nearly every subway line in the city is within 5-10 blocks, and the ride into Manhattan is less than 30 minutes
  • The Barclays Center -- the city's sporting and concert venue of choice -- is less than a mile away
  • Rooms are bright and minimal, and about 100 square feet larger than the average Manhattan hotel room

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85 Smith St.
New York City, NY, 11201
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Don't be fooled by Brooklyn's location over the river from Manhattan -- the borough is booming, with sights, shops and entertainment to rival the more famous island. Nu Hotel in Brooklyn's downtown neighbors some of these fashionable areas.

Right outside, Smith Street and Court Street anchor the popular Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill neighborhoods. These thoroughfares have enough organic grocers, jewelry designers, and craft cocktail lounges to fill several afternoons and evenings of revelry. The adventurous can head about a mile south of the hotel toward the Gowanus Canal, one of the newest hipster hangout areas, with a rock-climbing gym, music venues, and an enormous Whole Foods with one of the city's largest rooftop farms.

The hotel is about six blocks northwest of the Barclays Center, a sinuous new sports arena popular with local celebrities. It's the home court for the Brooklyn Nets, but is perhaps more popular for the top-tier entertainment acts that perform here, from Beyonce to the MTV Video Music Awards. This area is also a local hub for the subway system. Nearly every train line has a stop within 5-10 blocks of the hotel, and the ride into Manhattan takes less than half an hour.

The hotel itself is cool, clean and minimalist. Mirroring the sleek condos that have sprouted in this neighborhood in the last few years, guest rooms are done up in white, with gentle neutral accent walls, eco-friendly cork floors, leather and chrome furnishings, and Egyptian cotton linens. A ground-floor tapas bar opens its walls to the street in warm weather, becoming a rather inviting sidewalk cafe.

From the press:
  • "Nu is all about Brooklyn, too. If it's made, packaged or bottled in Brooklyn, it can be had at the Nu" -- AAA
  • "A spiffy 93-room hotel across the East River, convenient to more than a dozen subway lines but less expensive than comparable lodgings in Manhattan" -- The New York Times


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPad on request
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Off-street parking
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Crib available on request, free of charge. Extra bed available on request: $25 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.


  • Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $100 + tax per stay on checkout.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

LaGuardia airport is about 30 minutes north by taxi. JFK airport is about 45 minutes east by taxi. An "A" subway train stops two blocks from the hotel at Hoyt - Schermerhorn, and makes a 45-minute journey east to connect with JFK airport's shuttle train.


  • 85 Smith St.
  • New York City, NY, 11201
  • United States

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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