Finding an inexpensive New York accommodation can be quite a challenge, especially if you’re looking only in Manhattan. Brooklyn, on the other hand, will provide you with a different experience of the city, – it’s a lot more alternative and residential than Times Square, that’s for sure- It can also be a lot less expensive. Here are several budget hotels for you to consider on your next stay in Brooklyn. For even more options, check out these cheap NYC hotels.
Hotel Le Jolie (235 Meeker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211): Williamsburg is THE place to be in Brooklyn right now. When staying at the Hotel Le Jolie, conveniently situated near the East River and Williamsburg Bridge, you can take advantage of the unique restaurants, bars and shops in the area. The hotel has 54 rooms, free WiFi and Internet access, free in-room coffee and tea, and laundry service is also available. Moreover, guests enjoy swift access to the Williamsburg Bridge into Manhattan’s Lower East Side, as well as the L and G subway lines. It’s no surprise guests have ranked it the #1 Brooklyn Hotel on TripAdvisor.com.
Nu Hotel (85 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201): Recently opened in July 2008, the Nu Hotel offers a smart, clean, fresh design along with expert service. Located near Carroll Gardens, the hotel has 93 loft-style rooms with free WiFi access and free continental breakfast. Additional hotel amenities include a fitness center, valet parking, light tapas menu in the evening, and an on-site bar. The minimalist, loft-inspired rooms include custom furnishings crafted from recycled teak wood, cork floors, environmentally conscious woods, lead-free paints, and organic bedding. “Simply put, NU is all about you,” the slogan says.
The Sofia Inn (288 Park Place, Brooklyn, NY, 11238): At first sight, it might be hard to find this hotel; it is located on an unassuming, leafy street just a few blocks north of Prospect Park. Here, you will have the choice of the garden-level apartment or one of the two guest rooms. While the former is a two-bedroom space with a living room, kitchen, private bathroom and a separate entrance, the latter share a common bathroom on the upper level. The decoration of the rooms is simple and strongly favors wooden furniture stained in rich, earthy hues. It’s a two-block distance to four subway lines, all of them only 20 minutes from Manhattan.
Union Street Bed & Breakfast (405 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231): Built in 1898, this Victorian brownstone offers a furnished one bedroom garden level apartment for rent. The apartment is great for an individual or for couples, who can enjoy the following amenities: queen sized bed and comfortable fold away twin in bedroom, very comfortable sofa/full bed convertible, (sleeps two) in living room, spacious private bath with claw leg tub and French head shower, 26 inch flat screen TV with cable including HBO, air conditioning, complete kitchen with most appointments including cuisinart food processor, convection oven, microwave oven. The flat is conveniently located in the center of Carroll Gardens, less than a block from Smith Street’s restaurant row. It’s also right around the corner from the F and G subway lines at Carroll Street Station.
New York Loft Hostel (249 Varet Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206): This hostel is located in a fully renovated 1913 loft building in Williamsburg house, located very near the L train, so that you can get straight from Morgan Avenue to 14th Street in Manhattan in 15 minutes. The hostel comes with a gourmet kitchen and garden, and soon, they will also be adding a terrace with a jacuzzi, as well as a bar with live music. As a guest, you can moreover take advantage of the partner gym to stay in shape. “Our goal is to become the first 5 star hostel in the world and we are pleased to say we are well on our way,” writes Juan A. Figueroa on the website. And it really does appear they are well on their way.