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“Not Your Typical Hotel”
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Brooklyn Motor Inn
Ranked #51 of 71 Hotels in Brooklyn
Corpus Christi, Texas
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Not Your Typical Hotel”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

I came to Brooklyn to attend the West Indian- American Labor Day Parade. I chose this hotel from a blind search on Hotwire based on the 3-star rating and free parking. This was an over rating and at best should be rated 2-stars. The reservation was prepaid and non-refundable else I would have checked out before time. This hotel is not your typical hotel. It is frequent mostly by clients who come to the hotel for a good time and tends to buy the rooms on a 4 hours-basis. I spent 4 days at this location. The staffs for the hotel were very polite but had very little knowledge of the Brooklyn area. The receptionist in the lobby was behind a bullet proof glass, maybe as protection from savory clients. The neighborhood seems safe because there is nothing in the area besides the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and commercial buildings. The hall way carpet to the rooms was stained badly and looks dirty. There were few amenities in the room but had a good refrigerator and microwave. The room was very small and furniture was dated. The mattress was very soft and sits on iron bed frame without a box spring. The room smells rancid. The hotel has neither restaurant, pool nor exercise facilities and there are none within walking proximity. The Wi-Fi was intermitting and tends to be slow most of the times. Parking was free and is the best thing at this facility.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the road will be quieter because the heavy vehicles movement on the road is noisy...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2013

The location isn't too bad but the place is horrible! The elevators & hallways were dirty and smelled like cigaretts !! When I took the sheets off the bed I found burnt marks and hair all inside . I think the only good part was the flat screen TV but like I said you get what you pay for it's "ok" for last minute place to rest your head

  • Stayed August 2013
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

The value is fairly good, because the location is alright and you can park your vehicle safely for no additional cost. The nearest subway is a 15-20 min fairly pleasant walk through Brooklyn - we actually walked from the hotel to Manhattan, using Brooklyn bridge, and it's a great way to explore that part of Brooklyn and get awesome views on Manhattan and the bridges.
The location looked quite safe at any time of the day and night.
On the negative side, the rooms are pretty small and the furniture had graffiti on them. And the receptionist (possibly the manager?) could definitely be more pleasant - it looked like you disturbed him, he looked grumpy and annoyed.
I would recommend this place if you have a car to park and still want to enjoy a fairly central location at a decent price - but don't expect anything fancy.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Syracuse, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Worn out and extremely small room. Shower curtain had dirty hand prints, but was replaced when I asked. Front desk staff insisted that we use a car service that overcharged ($15 for 3 miles) and refused to give us any other info. No yellow cabs in the area. In fact nothing in the area. The neighborhood is dead. The bed was adequate. We stayed for the price and the free parking, but we regretted it.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

This place is pretty much a "short stay" place. The price is cheap and that's what you get. The rooms are very small (smaller than NY's usual), and is in need of a face lift. The lobby area is being remodeled which I guess is a good thing. Their elevator looks one more for freight and the whole building smells like weed. Luckily my room didn't, I kept the window closed. One good thing is that they have 40" screen TV monitors.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cumberland, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2013

I have never been in such an awful motel with the worst stuff ever seen: rooms are dirty, very small with no space to put your luggages, carpet wasn't vacuumed, the night lamps did not work and there was dust on the nightstands. The bathroom was even worse!: sink and bathtub were dirty, the bathtub was clogged up and when taking a shower you were standing in a knee high water, the sink was plugged too. The stuff members were rude, awful, ignorant, and could barely speak English. I would never ever recommend anyone to stay in this motel.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Hotel is in very bad shape. There was grafetti all over our room. Front desk workers were downright aweful. They were very rude to me and other guests. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. You will pay a lot bad accomedations and even worse service.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Brooklyn Motor Inn
Address: 140 Hamilton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1314
Region: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #51 of 71 Hotels in Brooklyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Brooklyn Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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