All the way up until the late 19th century, the area of Brooklyn was considered a separate city. Now, it is a borough of the Big Apple, slowly merging with the commercial and financial centers near Wall Street and Lower Manhattan. Nevertheless, Brooklyn retains a distinct feel, especially since the renaissance it has experience since the end of the 20th century. Brooklyn is hipper than ever. On your next visit, see for yourself by staying at one of the following luxurious hotels. (To find even more spectacular hotels in Brooklyn, check out Luxury-Hotels.com.)
Aloft Brooklyn (216 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201): As part of the Starwood Hotels chain, Aloft Brooklyn is guaranteed luxury. The establishment is located near the beach in central Brooklyn, close to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Battery Park and Brooklyn Bridge. The three-star property comes with 176 air-conditioned guestrooms featuring iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. While balconies offer city views, beds come with signature bedding as well as Egyptian cotton linens. You can also kick back and relax in the ergonomic chairs, or in the bathrooms that feature rainfall showerheads. The hotel also has a restaurant, snack bar, café, lounge bar, fitness facility, 24-hour business center, meeting rooms, and free wi-fi in public areas. Basically, everything you might need and a smoke free environment, too.
Pointe Plaza Hotel (2 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211): Situated in a historic Brooklyn neighborhood just across the East River from lower Manhattan, the Pointe Plaza has excellent subway connections to Manhattan. You’re also close to the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and Williamsburg Bridge – not to mention the Brooklyn waterfront, which is especially worth a visit in the summer. Some of the rooms are full suites including a bedroom and bath, living room, kitchen with fridge and cookstove. Quite a number of the rooms have Manhattan skyline views, and several have connecting doors to single rooms with baths to sleep larger families. A number of our suites feature Manhattan skyline views, and several have connecting doors to single rooms with bath to accommodate larger families. Every bedroom boasts two Simmons Beautyrest® queen beds, comfort pillows and duvets.
Hotel Williamsburg (160 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211): Locals know it as the bar to go to. Travelers, in turn, can stay the night at this establishment. The Hotel Williamsburg, located right of McCarren Park, has a hip decir, with a record player in almost all of the rooms as well as plenty of “Made in Brooklyn” goodies. You can spend the whole day here, starting with breakfast in the lobby café, a swim at the swim club after that, then a lunch followed at the restaurant. In the evening, head to the cocktail lounge and then the rooftop bar.
Condor Hotel (56 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205): The Condor Hotel is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Each room comes with the following amenities: signature Condor PlushDreams bed, refreshing bath amenities, high speed internet, Sweet Dream pillow menu – all within a spectacular décor. You won’t want to leave your room, but once you do venture out, you’ll enjoy our posh lounge and beautifully manicured garden. “Relax! You’re in good hands at Condor,” says the hotel website.
Sheraton Brooklyn (228 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201): A list of the luxury hotels in Brooklyn couldn’t go without mentioning a chain hotel. The Sheraton is located in central Brooklyn, close to Brooklyn Academy of Music, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and New York Stock Exchange. Additional points of interest include Brooklyn Bridge and Ellis Island. It offers 321 air-conditioned rooms with iPod docking stations, city view and beds that come with signature bedding and down comforters. Bathrooms, in turn, feature jetted bathtubs, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. 42-inch LCD televisions have premium cable channels, first-run movies, and free movie channels.