When relocating to New York I stayed in Benjamin's 17th St apartments for a week in July and then later with my family for 2 months. In all I have stayed in 3 of the 4 apartments at this property. They were great for a short-term stay and helped us get settled in the city.
Good points - subway station (R train) is just around the corner, taking you directly into Manhattan via Atlantic Avenue where you can change for many other subway lines. Apartments are clean, safe and well-maintained. There is a grocery store across the street. You are close to Park Slope (especially the shops and restaurants of 5th Ave) and a 15-20 minute walk from Prospect Park.
Bad points - the traffic can get loud at night if you have an apartment with the bedroom at the front and 4th Avenue is a very busy street. You are not quite in the centre of things, but walk a few blocks and you can be very quickly.
The key thing here though is that the customer service offered by Benjamin really is fantastic. He clearly cares about providing a great service to his customers. He and Enrique, the super, were always willing and able to tackle any issue no matter how big or small. We pestered them quite a bit and they were always responsive and accommodating of our needs.
I can't comment on the other properties but I am sure if you stay in any apartment managed by Benjamin you are in good hands.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brooklyn Suites offers fully furnished turn-key apartments to serve your temporary housing needs in beautiful Brooklyn, New York. From linens to cookwear, WiFi to HD TV, our extended-stay apartments are completely turnkey and ready to go. Ready to let you live your life the way you want to. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brooklyn Hotel Brooklyn
- Brooklyn Suites New York