The hotel was affordable with standard amenities. Yes, there was traffic and noise from the Long Island Rail Road, but that's just the sound of New York. Overall, it was clean and comfy to come back to after spending the day out in the city. The subway stops are close and safe to walk to and from.
"Lucky Us...Brooklyn wins - hotel room AND POOL!!!"
Having to choose between the Wythe in Williamsburg or the McCarren we choose the one with the pool and what a winner it was. Yes, the room (King) was adequately equipped, rather small but acceptable for two people. We found it in good condition, nicely appointed and quiet on the upper pool side which was nice. Since the hotel also charges non-guests ($40 day) admission to enjoy the pool - on a sunny hot day in late June we were a bit put-off by the crowd by 1pm at poolside. But the majority of them were upper crust Willie Hipsters, harmless, noisy but lovely to look at and amusing to watch. As a guest you are provided with premium access to comfy double loungers by the pool and a wait staff eager to provide eats and drinks.
Check in was a breeze, and keeping our luggage safe while we headed for a lunch date after we checked out was a plus.
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First off the house is beautiful with a lot of history on a quiet safe street. You wouldn't believe how close you really are to everything. Public transport a short walk away the A train will quickly wizz you through to Midtown. My room was spacious unlike shoe boxes you would pay a crazy amount to stay in, in Manhattan.
I want to specifically highlight how much of a star Debbie is. She was so helpful and friendly! You can tell she is a busy women but she was so easy to contact and I saw her often. I've seen a couple of sour reviews and I really don't understand because I had a great experience and there was even a couple who were there for a second stay. This place deserves all its good reviews!
I'm 100 percent suggesting this place to anyone I know visiting NY. Ohh and the Jazz night was so good!
Using the term affordable loosely, but I suppose it's relative given the hotel prices in the area. Room was clean and comfortable. Front desk was helpful and accommodating. Good location in that it's a 5-10min walk to the subway, but the immediate area isn't very nice. Only complaint is the cleaning staff are kind of noisy some mornings, talking/joking out loud in the hallways, not very considerate for those still sleeping.
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The staff were were all very outgoing, friendly, well mannered and professional. Maybe the best we've encountered in all our travels.
Our room was fairly large by NYC standards with great decor and finishes. A pleasure for the eyes and very comfortable to stay in. By most peoples standards it would be considered very clean but I did notice some dust in our rooms and you can tell it wasn't vacuumed daily but hey I'm sure you don't dust or vacuum your home daily either.
It's location is very good. Nice walking distance to great restaurants on Atlantic, Fulton and Smith. Also plenty of discount shopping right around the corner. It's also conveniently located to plenty of subway stations making it easy to get to Manhattan, the airport or just about anywhere.
The one thing you should know is that there is a lot of construction in the area (as in all of NYC). If you want peace and quiet this is not the place for you and neither is NYC. It's the city that never sleeps remember?
I arrived at 8:45 am, and I knew check in was only at 3 pm. The staff was wonderful and I was in my room at 8:55 am! Location is super, lots of shopping close by. There is a lot of construction around the hotel so that is annoying but has nothing to do with the hotel. I was extremely satisfied and would definitely stay there agai .
The landmark Brooklyn Bridge links Manhattan with the city’s most populous borough. Waterfront Brooklyn Heights offers superb views of Lower Manhattan. Renowned for its brownstones and leafy neighborhoods, Brooklyn embodies America’s “melting pot.” Italian, Mexican, Chinese, and Jewish communities add to the cultural mix. Highlights include Coney Island, Prospect Park, and Brooklyn Museum of Art.