Pros

  • Ultra chic hotel with trendy decor
  • Convenient central location near restaurants, shops, and metro
  • Tastefully decorated rooms with tiny kitchenettes
  • Modern tech in rooms, including iPads, iMacs, and iHome radios
  • Breakfast (for a fee) available at a trendy sister coffee shop
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • No on-site restaurant or bar
  • Breakfast not included in room rates
  • Rooms can get hallway noise
  • No fitness center or business center
  • Wi-Fi can be spotty
  • No on-site parking
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Bottom Line

Brown’s Downtown is a trendy boutique hotel with an excellent location in the heart of Lisbon. The 36 rooms at the mid-range property, which come with tiny kitchenettes, are impeccably decorated with well-curated furnishings and impressive technology, including iPads, iMacs, and iHome radios. Breakfast is available for a fee at the hotel’s Brown’s Downtown Coffee Shop, another cool space with outdoor seating and hip decor. Guests have complained about a spotty Wi-Fi signal, and noise from the hallways and rooms above at Brown's Downtown. Travelers might want to compare rates with Olissippo Saldanha, an upscale hotel with modern rooms and spacious bathrooms in a quiet neighborhood.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet

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Brown’s Downtown Hotel

Scene

Chic boutique hotel with a creative vibe

Brown’s Downtown is a charming bluish building with decorative iron rails that sits in a row of connected buildings on a one-way, cobbled street. Inside, the lobby has a chic, industrial feel with concrete floors, loft windows, and track lighting. Under a long mirror, black-and-white photos are propped up atop short, wooden bookcases lining a wall. A variety of modern and trendy furniture makes up the seating areas, including wooden and glass tables and retro-inspired chairs. Wall-mounted swing-arm lamps add a creative vibe to the space, while jazz music plays through the speakers, giving the guests, mainly couples, a smooth soundtrack.

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Location

On quiet street within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and public transportation

Brown’s Downtown is conveniently located in Lisbon's city center. It’s a five-minute walk to Rossio Square, one of the city’s main squares since the 13th century, where guests can go for restaurants, shops, and architecture. It’s also within a 10-minute walk of Camoes Square District with nightlife and entertainment. The location is less than a 15-minute walk to most of the sightseeing destinations, including the Bairro Alto, the Praca do Comercio, and even St. George’s Castle and the Alfama neighborhood. There’s a metro stop within two blocks, putting the airport within a 25-minute commute on public transportation, or a 15-minute drive, depending on traffic.

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Rooms

Trendy rooms with chic decor and modern technology 

Rooms are incredibly stylish, with black-and-white photos, big wood-frame mirrors, attractive bedding, and contemporary lighting. Doors with glass windows bring light to the rooms and expose the small, metal-railed balconies. Rooms come with tiny kitchenettes that include stove tops; dishes, pots and pans; small sinks; coffee- and tea-making facilities; and mini-fridges. Flat-screen TVs and high-tech touches are standard, including iPads, iMacs, and iHome radios. Wi-Fi is free, but guests complain that the signal is spotty. Bathrooms are small with marble stand-in showers with rain showerheads, and toiletries in pump dispensers. Larger suites have skylights and large, flat-screen TVs, but Standard Rooms can be small.

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Features

Convenient location, trendy lobby, and sister coffee shop nearby

The decor is the stand-out feature here, and while there are not a lot of common spaces, the trendy lobby offers plenty of seating and an Internet corner with one computer. Guests can tune in to a Spotify channel to listen to the hotel's music. There’s no restaurant or breakfast room on-site, but guests can purchase breakfast at the hotel's nearby coffee shop, a handsome space with a library-like vibe and outdoor seating under umbrellas. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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