New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Brooklyn, New York City, New York

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Pros

  • In Downtown Brooklyn, a block from 9 subway lines
  • Spacious, bright rooms with flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
  • Some rooms have view of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges
  • Large heated indoor pool with natural light and a whirlpool
  • Wonderful fitness center with tons of machines and pool views
  • A popular American restaurant and a bar with solid cocktails

Cons

  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • Fee for valet and self-parking
  • Fee for rollaway beds

Bottom Line

The Marriott is an upper-mid-range hotel catering mostly to business travelers. It features 665 large, bright rooms with comfy beds and high-tech amenities; a wonderful heated indoor pool; a well-equipped fitness center; and a solid restaurant serving American fare. It is conveniently located within a block of nine subway lines in busy Downtown Brooklyn, but rates are steep for a hotel located outside Manhattan and there are several pesky extras, including Wi-Fi and parking.

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 Scene

A solid business hotel minutes from Manhattan's Financial District

With a location right across the bridge from Wall Street and the Financial District; spacious, comfy rooms with flat-screen TVs and large work desks; a great fitness center complete with one of the best indoor pools in New York; and an American restaurant on-site, the Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge is a solid pick for business travelers.

Those in town to see the sights will probably find the hotel’s location a block from nine subway lines convenient, but rates are on par with comparable hotels in Manhattan. Also, some might find the property to be a little impersonal, as it has a strong corporate feel to it: There's a large, well-lit lobby with an escalator, a restaurant popular with business travelers, and lots of meeting space. That said, this Marriott is also well-suited to couples and families in town for leisure.

The hotel also offers an executive lounge, which only Concierge Level guests get access to. For an extra nightly fee, guests get continental breakfast, hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, turndown service, and access to the lounge, which features seating space, two terraces, and a business center with a few computers.

 Location

Steps from nine subway lines, and within walking distance of shopping and dining

Located in the up-and-coming Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood, this hotel sits a two-minute walk from the nine subway lines, providing quick access to virtually all of Manhattan’s famous sights and attractions. Those looking to enjoy Brooklyn’s local flavor will find shopping and restaurants within easy walking distance on nearby Hoyt and Fulton streets. Also easily accessible: an art museum, botanical garden, several parks, and the borough’s famous Brooklyn Flea Market, just a few subway stops away.

There is a TKTS booth a block from the hotel, where guests can purchase last-minute tickets for Broadway shows for a fraction of the normal price.

  • 1-hour taxi or subway ride to JFK airport
  • 40-minute drive to LaGuardia airport
  • 2- to 5-minute walk to nine subway lines
  • 10-minute walk to the Brooklyn Bridge
  • 23-minute walk to the Barclays Center, or a 10-minute subway ride
  • 10-minute subway ride to Wall Street
  • 10-minute subway ride to Battery Park
  • 11-minute subway ride to Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • 13-minute subway ride to Brooklyn Museum
  • 21-minute subway ride to Chelsea Market and the High Line
  • 24-minute subway ride to Empire State Building
  • 25-minute subway ride to Central Park
  • 26-minute subway ride to Times Square
  • 28-minute subway ride to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
  • 10-minute drive to Williamsburg neighborhood

 Rooms

Spacious and bright, with business-oriented amenities

Rooms here are the standard Marriott style, with generic contemporary decor and a few signature red accents. At 400 square feet, much larger than the average Manhattan hotel room. Large windows let in lots of light, and even the rooms facing the back of the building are fairly bright, as they overlook a large courtyard. Some rooms have views of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Bathrooms are clean and feature great amenities, but some could use an update.

  • Flat-screen TVs with premium movie channels, CNN, ESP and HBO
  • iPod docks
  • Bath and Body Works toiletries
  • Plush beds with white duvets
  • Coffeemakers with free tea and coffee
  • Empty mini-fridges
  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • Work desk with a comfy chair
  • Nintendos for a fee; upon request
  • Accessible and connecting rooms available

 Pool

Large indoor pool with natural light

One of the highlights of this hotel is its wonderful indoor pool. It is among the best in New York, and access is free for all guests. With floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows that let in tons of natural light, the pool is great for a morning workout or a splash with the kids after a long day of sightseeing.

  • Whirlpool
  • Free use of towels

 Fitness Center

Large fitness center with tons of equipment

The hotel features a large, well-equipped fitness center adjacent to the pool. It offers a wide array of machines -- including weight-training and cardio equipment -- and a sauna. All machines have individual TV screens.

 Family

There are no family-oriented amenities, but large rooms can fit a crib and a rollaway bed.

The Marriott is geared mostly toward business travelers, but it does offer a few perks for families, including the following:

  • Connecting rooms (some room types only)
  • Free use of cribs
  • Rollaway beds for a fee
  • A large pool
  • Empty mini-fridges in all rooms
  • High chairs for kids at the restaurant
  • Babysitting services upon request

 Food

The Archives is a solid American restaurant – but it is closed for dinner

The hotel features a casual restaurant on-site, located off the lobby and overlooking the street. It is a popular spot for a business lunch and has a lively bar adjacent to the main dining room. However, it is only open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday and for breakfast on weekends.

Room service is available, but has limited hours.

 Services

Decent services for the business traveler --- but there's a fee for Wi-Fi

  • Concierge
  • Turndown service (free for Concierge Level guests)
  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • Fee for self- and valet parking
  • Newspaper delivery to room upon request
  • Room service has limited hours
  • Vending machines
  • Flexible meeting space and a full-service business center

 Handicap

The hotel offers a few handicap-accessible rooms, and accessible common areas.

  • 32-inch wide doorways
  • Accessible fitness center and pool
  • Service animals allowed

 Bottom Line

The Marriott is an upper-mid-range hotel catering mostly to business travelers. It features 665 large, bright rooms with comfy beds and high-tech amenities; a wonderful heated indoor pool; a well-equipped fitness center; and a solid restaurant serving American fare. It is conveniently located within a block of nine subway lines in busy Downtown Brooklyn, but rates are steep for a hotel located outside Manhattan and there are several pesky extras, including Wi-Fi and parking.

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Address

  • 333 Adams Street Brooklyn, New York 11201 United States of America

Room Types

  • City View Guest Room
  • Conceirge Lounge Access City View Guest Room
  • Guest Room
  • King Suite
  • Larger Guest Room
  • One Bedroom Larger Suite
  • Partial City View Guest Room
  • Presidential Suite
  • Terrace Suite

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Number of Rooms: 638
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Brooklyn, New York City
Address: 333 Adams Street Brooklyn, New York 11201 United States of America
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