The hotel is located at the hip intersection of Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, all areas with happening bars, ethnic eateries and trendy shops.
The 93 rooms are outfitted in neutral tones and come in three styles: NU Standard, NU Friends Suite and NU Urban Suite. Standard rooms are best for couples and single travelers. The Friends Suite mirrors a high-end hostel with custom bunk beds. It's perfect for families. The Urban Suite is the most spacious, offering a bed niche, hammock and small sitting area. All rooms have cork floors, 100 per cent Baltic Linen and recycled teak furnishings. Guests enjoy complimentary WiFi; iPads are available as well. Bathrooms feature chalkboard walls and slate and glass showers.
The hotel has a small business center, as well as a cozy library nook and storage area for bikes (free bikes are available as well).
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is complimentary. NU Bar, located next to the lobby, serves light fare as well as cocktails designed by mixologist Milos Zica.
The small gym has cardio equipment, free weights, yoga mats and a boxing bag.
Service is fast and efficient. Families are treated especially kindly.
Who stays there
Families, couples and singles looking for a relatively quiet corner of New York City.
Sundays are always best but the price is right most of the year.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with younger children
Pros & Cons
- Cute rooms
- Small rooms
- Away from the action