We booked this hotel and we somewhat unsure because it looks like the restaurant has gone under a few times and so the reviews are varied. It is in an ugly block. Beside a taxi service station and in front of a U-Haul rental centre ain't pretty. And the amazing city skyline is certainly visible from the roof and a few higher floors, but if you book a room from one of the on-line services, you are likely like us on the fifth floor looking largely at industry sites. However, that is just geography.
What is excellent is that it is two blocks basically from everything to everything. Within a block you are walking amongst the cool gorgeous brownstones that continue to south slope. From here you can stroll through South Slope to the Brooklyn Library and back through Prospect Park and still have time for lots of other things. The location is fantastic, aside from being one block too ugly!
Our room was clean, the bed was world class as were the pillows. They felt as nice here as they do at George V in Paris. The shower was large and contemporary and they had complimentary water on arrival and then a coffee machine and a few other things, including decent robes. There were not enough towels... I felt a little like I was sharing one with my wife! Lastly, when we needed a car to the airport they called a car service that provided an excellent ride for the appropriate fair (to Newark, including tolls, about $80).
The staff is remarkably friendly and helpful. The bar on the roof has a failing Nassau feel to it! It is not a special place, but it does have a small terrace from which you can see the Statue of Liberty in the distance and the view is the best of the hotel; and it ain't bad. But Brooklyn is so full of amazing places, I cannot see any reason to be there. However, the operator kept saying it didn't matter what time we got home (1, 2, 3, 4... whenever...) he was open if we wanted. Which made me think his room might be near the fridge.
This hotel is like a very modest W located just one block too far to be really convenient (in fact, is that not every W Hotel?) but still only one block so in fact, it is in someways perfect. Quiet and undisrupted. The rate was still, with everything, around $300 a night which I considered no bargain at all since that gets me a room at the Royalton in Manhattan. But it was definitely the best I could do as I was on every travel site and that was the standard for our dates.
Get a higher room if you can - and facing west toward Manhattan if you can. You may not get a view...
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23 April 2012
Thank you so much for your positive feedback about Hotel Le Bleu. We recognize the impact of having a separate entity for a restaurant... but, we strive to work harder to deliver excellent service that is both warm and relaxed. Your feedback makes it all worth it.
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