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The best cheap hotels in Brooklyn

Consider one of the best cheap hotels in Brooklyn–because if you value a bargain, you won’t stay in Manhattan

By Meagan Drillinger

There’s a slew of trendy, cheap hotels in Brooklyn that are bursting with amenities and in prime locations. These spots will leave your wallets full enough to enjoy the best restaurants in Brooklyn and the top attractions in Brooklyn. And at much more reasonable prices than the best hotels in Manhattan, these places will let you stay in one of the hippest places in the world. Feel the sleek, urban cool wash over you at these budget-conscious hotels in Brooklyn.

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Best cheap hotels in Brooklyn

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1. Nu Hotel

Hotels Boutique hotels Boerum Hill

You can’t get much more modern Brooklyn than the Nu Hotel: cork flooring, organic linens, recycled furniture and free Wi-Fi are only the start of the amenities. Add to that loaner bikes and iPads, and you’ll quickly understand why this hotel is a top choice for 21st century, locally sourced urbanites. Conveniently placed at the intersection of three trendy BK ‘hoods, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens, Nu Hotel swings minimalist chic. Standard rooms are cozy in size, but Friends Suites are equipped with bunk beds. Urban Suites have hammocks and a padded-leather sleeping alcove.

The Condor Hotel
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2. The Condor Hotel

Hotels Boutique hotels Bedford-Stuyvesant

Whether you’re calling Brooklyn home for a few nights or a few weeks, The Condor Hotel is ready for you. The Williamsburg hotel rooms are all equipped with kitchenettes, microwaves and refrigerators. And if your plans call for an extended stay, consider upgrading to a suite with living and dining space. Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a garden patio and free breakfast.

Hotel Le Bleu
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3. Hotel Le Bleu

Hotels Boutique hotels Gowanus

The location leaves something to be desired, as its main landmarks include a taxi depot and U-Haul shop, but Hotel Le Bleu is literally around the corner from A-list Brooklyn real estate. Just a few blocks away is gorgeous Prospect Park and quaint Park Slope, with all the restaurants, galleries and bars that give the area its claim to fame.

Hotel Le Jolie
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4. Hotel Le Jolie

Hotels Boutique hotels Williamsburg

Sure, you might be staring out at the less-than-picturesque BQE, but for the price tag and Williamsburg address, you probably won’t mind. Rooms are clean and comfortable, but the real reason why you’re here is the easy access to Manhattan and the lifestyle and nightlife that Williamsburg has to offer.

Aloft Brooklyn
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5. Aloft Brooklyn

Hotels Chain hotels Downtown Brooklyn

Minimalist in design does not mean skimping on bells and whistles at this Starwood property. The modernist hotel shares many of its facilities with the next-door Sheraton, including an indoor pool. Bedrooms might be small, but each has a king-size bed, a flat-screen TV and bathrooms with Bliss Spa products. Public spaces are future-forward, with pod-shaped chairs, colored lights and a pool table. The brand’s ubiquitous re:fuel convenience store doles out coffee, sandwiches, and snacks 24/7. For outdoor aficionados, the hotel’s rooftop bar has live music on the reg.

Henry Norman Hotel
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6. Henry Norman Hotel

Hotels Boutique hotels Greenpoint

Staying at this Greenpoint hotel will have you feeling exactly like a local. Many of the larger suites are outfitted with their own kitchens; some even have outdoor space with balconies and city views. Greenpoint is off the beaten tourist track, which makes it great for travelers who are looking to blend in with the home-based crowd. The Henry Norman doesn’t have its own in-house restaurant, but you certainly will not be at a loss in this restaurant-peppered neighborhood. The hotel even allows Seamless deliveries up to your room. Fitness-minded guests won’t lose steam, either, with its equipped fitness center.

Hotel BPM Brooklyn
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7. Hotel BPM Brooklyn

Hotels Boutique hotels Greenwood

Let’s be honest here: Not too many tourists are staying in Sunset Park. That said, you will be seeing a side of the borough that is beloved by locals, and you’ll be doing so in the coolest style for a minuscule price. Named for the musical phrase “beats per minute,” the hotel has guest DJs spin on the weekends in the lobby. What you’re saving on rooms you’re probably making up for in cab fares to the rest of Brooklyn or Manhattan, but the subway is just a short walk away. When you are, in fact, at the hotel, feel free to enjoy the locally sourced coffee, free breakfast and 24-hour room service hot wings.

Urban Cowboy
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8. Urban Cowboy B&B

Hotels B&Bs Williamsburg

A cabin in the heart of Williamsburg might have you heaving an, “Oh, Brooklyn,” sigh, but step inside and you’ll see why this bed and breakfast is actually super cool. Set to a cowboy theme, the urban retreat has rustic interiors complete with elk antler chandeliers, a daily farmhouse breakfast and a backyard hot tub, to boot. If your stay doesn’t include a Sunday evening, you might want to alter your plans so you don’t miss the weekly Sunday dinners, complete with live music and a themed meal.

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9. BKLYN House

Hotels Boutique hotels Bushwick

South Williamsburg might not have the reputation its northern neighbor does, but it is a section of the neighborhood preferred and appreciated by locals. The BKLYN House is a top-notch, affordable option, complete with the amenities and touches you might come to expect from a more expensive joint. Walls are splattered with local artists’ creations and rooms are decked out in that uber-cool loft aesthetics. Wi-Fi and breakfast are included, and the hotel offers day passes to local fitness centers, as well.

B Hotel & Hostel
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10. B Hotel & Hostel

Hotels Hostels Williamsburg

The B probably stands for Brooklyn, but it could also stand for “budget” at this low-key and affordable hotel. Its Broadway address in South Williamsburg puts it a stone’s throw from restaurants, bars, the river and the Williamsburg Bridge. With bunk beds, rooms aren’t exactly posh, but common areas include a pool table and business center. Plus there’s free Wi-Fi and free parking.

New York Moore Hostel
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11. New York Moore Hostel

Hotels Hostels East Williamsburg

You’ll feel infinitely cooler the minute you hop off the subway and into the gentrified, hipster embrace of Bushwick. Known for its burgeoning restaurant scene, the juxtaposition of old-school Brooklyn with New World nouveau, street art and sublimely cool vibe, this is the place for people who are avoiding the throngs of Williamsburg. This self-proclaimed luxury hostel offers both private rooms and shared dorms. The guest kitchen is stocked, so you’ll have something to nosh on while soaking up that free Wi-Fi.

At Home in Brooklyn
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12. At Home in Brooklyn

Hotels B&Bs Park Slope

Live out the fantasy of every New Yorker when you claim bragging rights to a room in prime Park Slope real estate. This luxurious B&B has an enviable address right off Prospect Park. There are only four rooms, so privacy is guaranteed, but reservations are a must. Every morning the property offers a continental breakfast, while rooms are decked with mahogany furnishings, artwork and Persian rugs.


13. Even Hotel Brooklyn

Hotels Chain hotels Downtown Brooklyn

Don’t let the fear of a missed workout put a wrinkle in your Brooklyn vacay. At this downtown Brooklyn hotel, whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, fitness is built right in. The hotel offers a state-of-the-art duplex fitness studio, complete with spin and yoga classes. Fresh food items are available at Cork and Kale Market Bar, and each room has its own in-room fitness zone, spa showers and adjustable LED lights. Oh, and the hotel is within walking distance to Park Slope and Fort Greene.

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