It’s amazing that Brooklyn is the FIFTH Largest city in the US and yet has less than TEN Chain hotels! Hard to believe!
We needed a hotel for an event in Bklyn this weekend and – with the Marathon going on in New York City – the Expensive Marriott was full. Prices for the 2 star Days Inn – which got some pretty poor reviews – were over $150. So I searched and found this HoJo which has only been open five months.
We were able to get a $125.99 AARP rate (plus taxes you are up to $145.00 or so) and so we grabbed it.
It served our purposes but there are a few caveats.
The hotel sits on a major street among lumber yards, Car Repair Shops, hair braiding places and fast food restaurants. There is free outside parking in the rear for about 12 cars and 6 spaces in front. With 70 rooms, not everyone will always find parking. The hotel is 5 floors and we were on floor 3. I asked for the rear because of the traffic and – at night it was quiet – though in the afternoon we heard music blasting from a block away.
The room was large for NY and the bathroom almost as large. The TV gets LOTS of cable stations but NO the Food Network or HGTV (we enjoy that when we travel). There is an in room coffee maker and a closet. The windows do open to allow air and there is heat/ac unit. A few odd things like the fact that the sprinkler for fire had tape all over it and certainly wouldn’t work if needed. The smoke alarm –or something like that – in the hall needed a battery I guess. Every 5 minutes there was a loud beep. I informed the desk but I assume maintenance is off on weekends.
Now the walls are thin and the doors not insulated (the hall light leaks through). So if you are a light sleeper you will probably hear anyone in the all. And Don’t choose the lobby floor rooms (100#s) as they are right off the lobby and will be noisy.
There is a nice little breakfast room and continental Bkfst served 7-11am. Includes cereals, frest fruit, juice, coffee and waffles or bagels or toast for the toaster. Also a microwave. Definitely nice and well maintained by the male staff person who was also friendly and continued to clean up.
There is an exercise room but I didn’t check it out.
Dunkin Donuts across the Street is convenient and the Wendy’s a block away was spotless and well run.
Anywhere else in the country this hotel room would be priced at $69.00 tops but we’re in Brooklyn here. It’s a city with very few hotels.
We’ll probably use again but only if we HAVE to stay in Bklyn.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Ebookers, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Comfort Inn Brooklyn City Center reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Motel 6 Hotel Brooklyn
- Howard Johnson Brooklyn
- Howard Johnson Hotel Brooklyn
- Brooklyn Howard Johnson
- Comfort Inn Brooklyn City Center New York