We have just returned from a wonderful 2 week holiday at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott hotel in New York. It's position is ideal for Borough Hall/Jay Street subway allowing easy access thoughout the City.
The hotel is first class and the staff are very attentive. The hotel has 2 'towers' (North and South). We asked for a high floor, quiet room and were allocated floor 15 out of 25 in the South tower. Although there was not much of a view from our window we enjoyed the peace and quiet we were allowed, both day and night.
The room has the added bonus of a mini fridge for guest use - slightly larger than a cooler. It was very useful to keep odds and ends cool in the middle of a New York heatwave (bliss!). It's worth noting that guests may request a larger fridge on arrival if required - these are available on a first come first served basis. An iron/ironing board are provided too - but a trouser press would also have been quite nice.
The only slight criticism I have is of the swimming pool (found in the South tower). The pool is independently run and falls a little short of the usual Marriott standard. The water was cloudy, the floor tiles around the pool edge were EXTREMELY slippery when wet (take extra care), the spa pool was very 'light' on bubbles, and the sauna was only moderately warm (guests are NOT permitted to increase the temperature). The life guard appears to be more interested in charging his mobile by the poolside than watching for potential hazzards. The pool opens early in the morning through to 10pm weekdays, but beware - at the weekend it opens at 9am and closes at 7pm. We found the lifeguards breaktime between 6pm and 6.45pm in the evening a little frustrating, simply because it didn't fit in well with our 5 year old eating and preparing for bed. Another point worth mentioning - in the changing rooms (no private cubicles) the lockers require a padlock (no coin/token locks). The pool staff do not provide these so we had to buy one - combination type is the best as you dont have to leave the key at the poolside either.
Internet access is VERY expensive -therefore didnt bother with it.
Vodafone didnt want to work there either - therefore didnt bother with it.
Without BOTH of them I had a great holiday.
A few tips...
Conside the New York Pass as it sometimes saves queueing and gives added extras - not needed for children under 6 though.
eat at Happy Days Diner on Montague Street - the Sliced Turkey salad is the BEST meal I have EVER had anywhere!
Buy the 14 day subway ticket at $51 - great value. Again not needed for under 6 year olds.
Visit Top of the Rock for even better views than from the top of the Empire State Building.
Don't bother with Coney Island-go to Long Island Rockaway Beach instead - lovely.
Visit Louis Martin Jewellers opposite Radio City and buy GOLD and DIAMONDS!!!!!
Visit Nintendo World at Rockafeller Plaza on a Sat/Sun afternoon and meet Mario!
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge - day or night - or both!
DRINK WATER>>>>DRINK WATER>>>>>DRINK WATER
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- Also Known As:
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- New York City Marriott
- Marriott Brooklyn Bridge
- Brooklyn Marriott
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