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The Five Best Hotels for Those Not Afraid to Go to Brooklyn

September 17, 2008 at 5:56 PM | by | ()

You may not know it, but part of HotelChatter HQ happens to be located in Brooklyn, NY. And if you were, say, heading to NYC for a big-city visit, we'd be quick to recommend our 'hood instead of that busier, slightly more stressful borough over the bridge (don't be scared! Brooklyn kicks ass!) But hey, we'll be the first to break the news to you: hotels are pretty hard to come by 'round these parts.

But we're here for you. You're gonna be tired when you get here (you know, cause "no sleep 'til Brooklyn" and all) so we'll get right to it: after the jump, our five fave Brooklyn hotels.

The Five Best Hotels for Those Not Afraid to Go to Brooklyn

1. Nu Hotel

Light, airy and not-too-cutesy with the design, the just-opened Nu Hotel is located steps from kickass Smith Street (and pssst: some rooms even have hammocks!)

2. Hotel Le Jolie

Get up close and personal with Williamsburg hipsters at this luxe hotel, complete with killer views and totally reasonable rates from $179.

[Photo: Expedia]

3. Hotel Le Bleu

Located in Park Slope, Le Bleu is a 48-room property with touches of (duh) blue throughout -- and the restaurant, Vue, has panoramic views of the NYC skyline that are not to be missed.

4. Marriott Brooklyn Bridge

Marriott loyalists looking for the trademark cleanliness and consistency of the brand need look no further; the staff here seem to be superstars and get tremendously laudatory reviews on TripAdvisor.

5. New York Loft Hostel

Um, you really can't beat $30 a night. For the penny-pinching and adventurous, share a room with 20-ish other characters in this funky new loft hostel in Williamsburg/Bushwick.

We never thought we'd say this, but we're also eagerly anticipating the arrival of Aloft Brooklyn because we have a feeling it's going to become our affordable-but-still-recommendable number 6 on this list.

Know of killer hotel in Brooklyn we may have missed? Educate us.

[Bridge Photo: GlobeTrotter 2000]

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Love this post. Hmm parents visiting soon. Too bad when they say "we want to go to brooklyn" they mean south street seaport.