For sheer convenience, Indigo Brooklyn and Aloft Brooklyn go to the top of the list, since both hotels lie just a ten-minute walk from the arena. And while Indigo has that shiny newness going for it (it opened just last month, looking sleek with its hardwood floors), Aloft has a bit more to offer, lobby-wise. We've played pool there, spun around in the circular womb chairs, and even watched a screening of Portlandia. For cool points so far, it's got Indigo beat.
As far as rates, however, Indigo pulls ahead with rooms starting at $201/night, while Aloft's cheapest offering is $265/night.
Meanwhile, in Williamsburg, King & Grove has the whole semi-public pool thing down pat, but it's new-kid-on-the-block The Wythe (pictured) that has the better deal: $199/night for a bunk bed room, or $325/night for a more traditional Corner King (make that $349/night if you want a Manhattan view).
And let's not forget our friends down at Hotel BPM. After a few minor glitches, the hotel is most definitely open for business. It's not exactly walking distance from the Barclays Center—or from anything, for that matter. But for Jay-Z fans, the music-loving hotel will be sure to play "Empire State" over the hotel playlist as you get ready to leave for the concert. And at $216/night? You can afford the cab to the venue.