Venture across the river for a stay at one of the best hotels in Brooklyn. Once there, experience the borough’s finest—from the best brunch in Brooklyn to the best venues for live music in Brooklyn. If rest and relaxation are more your speed, you’re in luck, because these hotels house some of the most incredible hotel rooftop pools in the city. Just make sure your phone’s charged—you’ll definitely want to post those iconic shots of the Manhattan skyline.
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The Barclays Center and quaint Fort Greene are just steps away from this artsy Downtown Brooklyn hotel. The Brooklyn Brewhouse serves classic pub food downstairs, and art from the Brooklyn Arts Council adorns the walls. If the weather cooperates, snap some pictures and savor a cup of coffee on the rooftop terrace. Rooms are small, but big windows let in plenty of sunshine.
Check out views of the Statue of Liberty from the terrace, swim in the rooftop pool or play a game of pool at the billiards table. The Aloft has a very in-vogue-Brooklyn feel without Manhattan sticker shock. It’s close enough to subways that you can be in Manhattan, or elsewhere in Brooklyn, in mere minutes.
There’s a taxi depot and a U-Haul shop near the Hotel Le Bleu, where Gowanus meets Park Slope. But walk just a few blocks and you’re in prime exploring territory—Prospect Park, the picturesque brownstones of Park Slope and cute restaurants and shops galore. While lacking the bells and whistles of other more centrally located Brooklyn hotels, the rooms here are stylish, spacious and—you guessed it—decorated in shades of blue.
In the shadow of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Hotel Le Jolie lacks frills but makes up for it with great value, comfy rooms and gorgeous city views. It’s a short walk to hear music at the Knitting Factory, take a tour of Brooklyn Winery or get your bowling and fried chicken on at Brooklyn Bowl.
Stay in the borough like a true Brooklynite: At the intersection of Williamsburg and Bed-Stuy, The Condor Hotel is a 10-minute hike from the closest subway. The spacious rooms have kitchenettes and balconies, perfect for people watching, and there’s a charming little garden where you can enjoy free breakfast.
As its “beats per minute” moniker suggests, it’s no surprise that each room is equipped with special speakers so you can jam to the sounds of Hotel BPM’s personally curated mix as you please. Located in Sunset Park, you’ll have to ride the subway or hail a cab for most Brooklyn sites. Back at the hotel, enjoy locally sourced coffee and breakfast, Italian linens, and 24-hour room service.