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“4 GOOD NIGHTS AND 1 NOT SO GOOD”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Condor Hotel

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The Condor Hotel
Ranked #8 of 72 Hotels in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
Cheney, Washington
Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“4 GOOD NIGHTS AND 1 NOT SO GOOD”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

First of all, Motanou is the epitome of welcome graciousness. We checked in on a Thursday evening and got into room 307. All in all a very nice room. Lots of traffic noise from Franklin but you can sleep with the AC running. Good location for us with family in the area.

Two nights later our toilet quit working after a couple of starts and stops earlier in the day and we had to move to 207 around 9p.m. I had a bad feeling from the beginning as noisy pot smokers were on the balcony next door and lots of noise and door slamming ensued. This is a non-smoking hotel too. It was a rough night and around 1a.m. after warnings the kindly night manager evicted the unpleasant trouble makers.

We got back into 307 the next day and the following 2 nights were back to normal city noise and good sleeping. It would have been nice to have some comp for the move and bad night.

The good things:

The breakfast was really excellent for our tastes from good cold cereal to eggs, bagels, toast, fruit and vegetables.
The entire hotel staff is great as others have mentioned from the front desk, to breakfast and to the room servicing folks. They are helpful, warm and personable.
Keurig coffee and cookies by the front desk. Greatly appreciated! They also have REAL half and half for the coffee which is a must for me and I get irked at hotels that do not.
The car service is outstanding. Let Francisco A. know we appreciate his driving.
Free Wi-fi and nice computer to use in the lounge downstairs.
Daily Wall Street Journal, magazines and NY Times were in the lounge.


A few tips for the owners:
Get HD TV! The little TVs and blurry pictures could be improved upon. After walking the streets all day, we did want to watch a little television and relax in the evening.
Strictly enforce the no smoking rule. The last night we were there the hallways were smelling of cigar smoke.

Would I return to The Condor? Yes if I could book one of the higher rooms with a balcony.

Room Tip: Get a higher floor. It is worth it.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank franB479
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David-CondorHotel, General Manager at The Condor Hotel, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Fran,

Thank you so much for sharing such a detailed review with us. It looks like you had a wonderful stay with us aside from a few frustrating hiccups. I am glad to know though that we kicked into gear to handle all of the issues that you faced.

It would be nice to hear more about your stay. Would you mind reaching out to me at manager@condorny.com or 718-526-6367?

Thank you,

David Margolies
General Manager

P.S. For our BEST Rates and Exclusive TripAdvisor PROMOTIONS of up to 20% OFF Make sure to visit our Hotel's Website Directly!!

P.S.S. For all first time UBER users (definition: the coolest taxi app in NYC), you get $25 FREE on your first ride by entering the code CONDOR during sign-up. This is a great deal if you need to get to us from the airport or around NYC!
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

My sister and I stayed here for 8 nights whilst visiting New York. The staff in the hotel are really helpful and friendly and they managed to help us with whatever we needed be it subway directions , booking taxi's or recommending places to eat. As 2 girls travelling we wanted a place that felt safe and this area did feel safe at night. It is about a 8 min walk from the subway and is well lit at night. It is straightforward to get into Manahattan and a train away from the main shops/bars/restaurants in Williamsburg. The only slight drawback we had was that the hotel is not in the main area/ hustle and bustle of Williamsburg where our friends live, but this was easy to get to walk to in the sunshine (30mins walk) or a short taxi/train journey at night. The hotel was quiet throughout our stay. Breakfast was basic. Was an excellent stay overall.

Room Tip: Perhaps ask for a room not at the front of hotel as road is busy with traffic in the morning.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Ave190
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David-CondorHotel, General Manager at The Condor Hotel, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Ave190,

We had such a blast with you during your trip from the U.K. I am so happy to know that you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the quiet nature of our hotel. Your feedback means a lot to us. Thank you!

'Til next time,

David Margolies
General Manager

P.S. For our BEST Rates and Exclusive TripAdvisor PROMOTIONS of up to 20% OFF Make sure to visit our Hotel's Website Directly!!

P.S.S. For all first time UBER users (definition: the coolest taxi app in NYC), you get $25 FREE on your first ride by entering the code CONDOR during sign-up. This is a great deal if you need to get to us from the airport or around NYC!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

I had a very short stay for just a few hours on a lay over business trip. It was quiet and peaceful after having a quick breakfast I fell out, almost missing my appointment. Would recommend if you don't need the hassle of the city.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for a King Sized Bed the others are very small not big enough for a couple or a big a...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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David-CondorHotel, General Manager at The Condor Hotel, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Hi Onique,

I am delighted to heard that you had a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Hopefully for a longer stay!!

David Margolies
General Manager

P.S. For our BEST Rates and Exclusive TripAdvisor PROMOTIONS of up to 20% OFF Make sure to visit our Hotel's Website Directly!!

P.S.S. For all first time UBER users (definition: the coolest taxi app in NYC), you get $25 FREE on your first ride by entering the code CONDOR during sign-up. This is a great deal if you need to get to us from the airport or around NYC!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Adorable. Warm and welcoming staff. Clean as a whistle. Very comfortable beds. Love the free cookies, coffee and tea in the lobby. Excellent complimentary breakfast including real fresh fruit. Sliced avocados and tomatoes were a lovely surprise. Efficient at check out and car was ready at the precise time I requested. My new home in Brooklyn.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank Dindy Y
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David-CondorHotel, General Manager at The Condor Hotel, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Hi Dindy,

I am really happy to know that you enjoyed some of our fine points such as fresh vegetables and fruit at breakfast as well as fresh baked cookies and variety of coffee and teas and the front desk. I also see that you appreciated our staff, focus on cleanliness and comfortable beds. Knowing that you had such a great stay makes our hard work all the more worth it.

Until next time,

David Margolies
General Manager

P.S. For our BEST Rates and Exclusive TripAdvisor PROMOTIONS of up to 20% OFF Make sure to visit our Hotel's Website Directly!!

P.S.S. For all first time UBER users (definition: the coolest taxi app in NYC), you get $25 FREE on your first ride by entering the code CONDOR during sign-up. This is a great deal if you need to get to us from the airport or around NYC!
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Just spent a weekend at the Condor. The staff--especially Mo, made the stay fabulous. Mo was so helpful with printing out directions and boarding passes and answering our endless questions about the area. The room was immaculate and the bed was amazingly comfortable. Loved the special touches in the room and bathroom. Will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Catherine D
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David-CondorHotel, General Manager at The Condor Hotel, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Hi Catherine,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It's reviews like this that help us to know what we are doing right. Mo is super happy to know that her hard work paid off for you. She's awesome.

We are so happy that you are going to be staying with us again! Hopefully soon... :)

All the best,

David Margolies
General Manager

P.S. For our BEST Rates and Exclusive TripAdvisor PROMOTIONS of up to 20% OFF Make sure to visit our Hotel's Website Directly!!

P.S.S. For all first time UBER users (definition: the coolest taxi app in NYC), you get $25 FREE on your first ride by entering the code CONDOR during sign-up. This is a great deal if you need to get to us from the airport or around NYC!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

We tried Condor as an alternative to a brand-name hotel and were delighted. It is chic and well-appointed and has both a delightful lounge and garden sitting area. The room was very comfortable and very nice and very clean.

The neighborhood was great--you rarely get to spend time inside a hassidic neighborhood, so it was like a trip abroad. It also meant that the neighborhood was very safe.

The staff was eager to please. In particular, Mo at the front desk gave us both insights into the neighborhood, getting around the city, and helped us in the hotel.

While we could have parked on the street, the availability of secure parking across the street was great, especially with a car loaded with luggage. Few hotels in the area offer secure parking like this.

The continental breakfast was well above average.

I hope that the price of a queen room can be the same as a twin room, that almost put us off when we were booking. But our king room turned out to be a fine room.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank nesorp
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David-CondorHotel, General Manager at The Condor Hotel, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Peter,

Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful and detailed review of our hotel. You couldn't have worded it any better. Knowing that you experienced nothing short of 5 stars means that our hard work has paid off for you. We hope to be able to deliver another amazing stay for you again in the near future!

All the best,

David Margolies
General Manager

P.S. For our BEST Rates and Exclusive TripAdvisor PROMOTIONS of up to 20% OFF Make sure to visit our Hotel's Website Directly!!

P.S.S. For all first time UBER users (definition: the coolest taxi app in NYC), you get $25 FREE on your first ride by entering the code CONDOR during sign-up. This is a great deal if you need to get to us from the airport or around NYC!
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State College, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Having never stayed in Brooklyn before, we weren't sure what to expect. But the Condor Hotel was excellent -- clean, comfortable, convenient. An added plus was secure parking since we were moving our son to his new apartment nearby and had a car and a van. The young woman at the front desk when we checked in, I think her name was Mo (?), was very pleasant and extremely helpful. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank AnneA2528
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David-CondorHotel, General Manager at The Condor Hotel, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Anne,

I am so glad to know that you had a wonderful stay with us. Mo in particular is so happy that she made a real positive impact on you.

We are eager to see you again soon. Don't be a stranger.

All the best,

David Margolies
General Manager

P.S. For our BEST Rates and Exclusive TripAdvisor PROMOTIONS of up to 20% OFF Make sure to visit our Hotel's Website Directly!!

P.S.S. For all first time UBER users (definition: the coolest taxi app in NYC), you get $25 FREE on your first ride by entering the code CONDOR during sign-up. This is a great deal if you need to get to us from the airport or around NYC!
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Property: The Condor Hotel
Address: 56 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205-1504
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Region: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Brooklyn
#2 Romantic Hotel in Brooklyn
#3 Family Hotel in Brooklyn
#4 Best Value Hotel in Brooklyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Condor Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in Brooklyn's vibrant Williamsburg, The Condor boutique hotel offers 35 beautiful accommodations and the fine additions of a garden, inviting lounge area and excellent meeting and events space. For leisure, business or family visits, your choice of The Condor Hotel will be perfect. Just 20 minutes from Downtown Manhattan, your stay allows a full business day,as well as the chance to experience one of NYC's newest preferred neighborhoods. Guests enjoy our accommodations, all with suite-like kitchenettes and private balconies. We feature signature plush bedding, satellite TV and free calls within the US. Complimentary WiFi offered throughout the building. Free Continental breakfast, served in our dining room, is always included and features waffles, bagels, muffins, juices, yogurts, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruits and more. Concierge service, local moderate-price parking and Zipcar rental sites close by enhance our features and service. ... more   less 
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