Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Hot tub
- High-speed internet in room (surcharge)
TravelPod Member ReviewsMarriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge
What more can I say? All the other reviews say it all. Great location, great staff, great food, great room, great bed... when I told the man at the desk that our flight was delayed 3 hours and we couldnt find a connecting flight, he bumped us up to concierge level. They were just so nice and the hotel so clean. The continental breakfast may be expensive, but it is sooooo good, they have everything. Any kind of eggs, bacon, sausage (even turkey sausage), pastries, cereals, potatoes, corned beef, juices, the most beautiful display of fruits... it was real good!
Great holiday at Marriot Brooklyn
Spent 6 days at Marriot Brooklyn and had a great time.
The rooms were spacious and vey clean. The beds were large and comfortable. We found the staff very helpful and polite at all times. Great leisure complex too. Found Brooklyn very convenient for Downtown Manhattan and China town [just walk across the bridge}
Getting around the rest of Manhattan couldn't have been easier. The 2 and 3 from Borough Hall or the A train from Jay Street take you anyhere for $2.
The area behind the court towards Brooklyn Heights is very quiet and relaxed with wonderful views of Manhattan from the Heights. Good restaurants and shops around Montague street.
The area behind the hotel around Jay Street is a bit dodgy. You may prefer to use Borough Hall and the 2 and 3 trains to access Manhattan.
I would recommend anyone visiting New york to stay here. You can escape the hurly burly of Manhattan and have a great holiday.
Great for travel with kids
We spent 4 nights here in September 2004. We specifically chose this hotel because we were traveling for the 1st time with our 2 year old twins and needed a hotel with all the amenities. When we arrived, the staff was quick to deliver 2 portable cribs to our room. They set them up for us and provided crib sheets and blankets. And although they were initially out of refridgerators, they were able to turn one up for us on our 2nd night. The rooms are spacious and clean. Our deluxe room has space for a king bed, 2 cribs, a small desk and a loveseat. Although we never ate in the restaurant, we took full advantage of the Starbucks coffee that is available every morning until 10:30 AM (Bagels and pastries are available). There is also a small gift shop where snacks and souvenirs can be purchased. The staff is friendly and fast to respond to requests. The hotel has good security, too. We would definitely stay here again on our next trip.
Nice Hotel! Good Location! Love NYC!
My family and I stayed at this hotel 9/4-9/7/04. We wanted a quick get away and we wanted to do some last minute school shopping for the kids. The hotel was nice. The location is great. We were able to shop in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The staff was pleasant. The hotel rooms were large. The hotel restaurant was pricey!! Walk around the area you will found a few nicely priced restaurants. We ate a Juniors one night which was about a 5 minute walk. The only complaint that I had was that the staff in the gym wasn't really nice! When I went into the facility (the pool is located there) I asked the guy at the desk about pool hours, etc. He looked at me like I wasn't supposed to be there. (I was actually waiting for him to ask me for some type of ID after the guy in front of me walked in without a second look). We ended up coming back to the pool about 30 minutes before it was time for them to close and he wasn't pleased. At one point he actually cut the lights off while we were exiting the pool!!
Other than that incident, the hotel is nice and clean. We paid about $199 per night which was the most inexpensive in the area for that time (other hotels were about $250-$400 per night). We are planning to go back in October to try and catch a show and for more shopping and we are staying here again.
The hotel is rated 3-1/2 stars. I paid an average of $225 per night for a one week stay. Anywhere else, I would feel it was too expensive -- but I have come to accept that NY is just an expensive city. That aside, the location was great for me. It was just 4 blks walking distance from work, and there are many subway entrances near the hotel. (Get a MTA pass, and have unlimited access to everything.) The surrounding neighborhood is abandoned after dark; but it is safe to walk around as long as you keep your wits about you. In the evening, security asks to see room key before you enter the elevators to the rooms. The elevators are fast. The landings are large; the hallways are wide; everything is well lighted and clean. My room was well maintained on a daily basis. Note: try the hotel's ARCHIVES restaurant -- a surprisingly good value. The hotel is also within walking distance to JUNIOR's restaurant (can you say "cheesecake" with a grin?)
Good access to Manhatten
Arrived here after a long drive and were told that the room we had booked was unavailable as a conference had been held at the hotel the day before and some guests had stayed longer than expected. Little consolation for a family of four and one bed. We made do the first night with a camp bed and were promised something special for the following 6 nights which didn't materialise. We were subsequently given the room we had booked for the remainder of our stay and the room was clean, well equipped and spacious. The staff were reasonably helpful and courteous. The hotel is clean, bright and modern. Room service called at our room at 9am one morning and when asked to return an hour later returned 2 days later after several requests at the reception. It is well situated for the New York subway and eating in nearby Montague Street, Brooklyn. Would stay here again despite the problems we encountered.
Good location, Good staff
Have used this Hotel 3 times. Including a stay for a family wedding.
Great location ,just over the bridge and next to the courthouse (where they film law and order). Brooklyn Heights has a "neighborhood feel" but with a concrete flavor.Weekend open market in courthouse square, Great local restaurants with just about every ethnic group represented.
We had the best Italian dinner since our trip Sorrento, just 3 blocks away (sorry don't remember name). Jacques Torrez chocolate factory was a hit with the kids, and there are some neat old Pubs around too. Just ask the staff. The hotel is clean, well run , and has great rates for parking $15.00.The whole staff is particularly helpful and the bellmen will get you a limo or cab to anywhere in minutes. They negotiate price and our trip to central park Zoo was $22.00 for 4 people. Subways are close too.They have weekend and Senior deals for around $159 which is pretty good for this type of digs in the city. The food in house is pretty good but pricey. Breakfast buffet in the restaurant was around 18.00 each . Nice fresh omlets but you can also get great stuff from the vendors just outside the front entrance. For about $5.00 you'll be stuffed.
Brooklyn Marriott - Nice Experience!
Found great value weekend seniors rate. Much less than the price of a similar mid-town hotel. Parked for $13.00 per night. Easy access to lower Manhattan. Good restaurants nearby, also cheaper than Mahattan similar level restaurants. Would like to come back in the summer and see Brooklyn which I am just learning has a lot to offer.
Stayed for three weekend nights in July 2003. The hotel is the only (literally, only) full service place to stay in this area (Brooklyn Heights). I booked this property because of its proximity to a friend's co-op. The hotel had all the trappings that give a business class hotel of this level (Hilton, Marriot, etc.) its name. On the other, more personal, less objective hand, I feel for a rate of something like $250 (weekend) or $350 (rack), one might expect something more than standard amenities, no view to speak of, lackluster dining / lounging options, etc. The good points include proximity to (walking to and on) the Brooklyn Bridge, convenient subway access to Manhattan across the street and access to the numerous businesses in the area. All in all, a business class hotel charging (almost) luxury rates (see above about the lack of competition). Unless your friends (or business associates) are nearby, stay in Manhattan.
Excellent Hotel and Location
The hotel was very nice. Everyone who worked there was willing to help us with our plans and very friendly. The morning buffet was an excellent value and the the dining room was pleasant, clean, and efficient. We took the Grayline trolley tour which included Brooklyn and went on to Manhatten. This hotel is just on the other side of Montague Street and the Brooklyn promenade where you have a fantastic view of the Manhatten skyline and Statue of Liberty. The Marriott is also just a subway stop from Lower Manhatten. We were three ladies and a 15 year old on his first trip to the big city. (There is also a lovely outdoor market across the street and next to the courthouse that sells fresh flowers, breads, and fruit during the week.)
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