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For those looking for the comfort of a familiar name, the contemporary and clean Sheraton Brooklyn offers an affordable alternative to pricey Manhattan hotels.
Upon entering the 321-key Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel, guests feel more like they've walked into a bustling lounge or business center than a hotel lobby. This is due to the hotel's Link@Sheraton feature, which comprises the bulk of the lobby, and features several computer and laptop stations equipped with free Internet and touch-screen computers. To the right of the entrance, two unassuming check-in counters give the space a casual feel.
Just off the lobby are two restaurants and bars -- one spacious and upscale, the other intimate and casual. In the center of the lobby is a grand spiral staircase, which leads to more than 6,000 square feet of elaborate meeting spaces and ballrooms featuring ornate chandeliers and a reception area.
While room decor may not be unique (this is a chain hotel, after all), visitors can count on clean and contemporary furnishings, larger-than-normal floor plans, and all of the conveniences of modern technologies.
On a quiet, if somewhat deserted, side street in Downtown Brooklyn within easy walking distance of several subway lines, eclectic restaurants and shops, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Located in the up-and-coming downtown Brooklyn neighborhood, this hotel sits mid-block on a quiet street just a two-minute walk from the nearest subway station. 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. A 10-minute walk to the major hub, Atlantic Terminal, provides access to more subway lines for quick trips to virtually all of Manhattan's famous sites and attractions.
Clean and comfortable rooms feature contemporary, if unexceptional, decor
Completed in late 2010, the Sheraton Brooklyn's 321 rooms are clean and contemporary, although somewhat bland, and feature 42-inch plasma TVs and iPod-docking alarm clocks. Crisp white linens cover ultra-comfortable down-filled pillows and Sheraton-brand beds, and a bright red chair at the desk adds the only punch of vibrant color in the room.
Booking a Club Level room will grant you unlimited access to the Club Lounge, which features free daily breakfast and afternoon hors d'oeuvres, as well as a computer and printer, ample lounge space, and 24-hour coffee and tea. Club Level rooms also include additional bath products (mouthwash, shaving kit, and body wash), free bottled water, and a bathrobe. Ask for a west-facing room and you'll enjoy views of the East River and maybe even a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty.
Two American restaurants, each with their own bar, provide two distinct dining settings
The Sheraton Brooklyn has two restaurants and two bars. The mood is slightly upscale at the cavernous Grubstake, which features a dimly lit lounge area, extra-long bar, and tables covered in white linens. More laid-back is the Brooklyn Cafe lobby bar, whose floor-to-ceiling windows face the street, allowing plenty of bright light into the brick-wall dining area and bar.
This outer borough hotel located in the emerging Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood offers all the creature comforts one would expect from a Sheraton: two restaurants, tons of business and meeting facilities, spacious rooms, a rooftop pool, and a fitness center. A 30-minute subway commute to Midtown Manhattan, however, places New York's most popular tourist sites just outside of easy reach.