Overall, the hotel is a good clean hotel with friendly staff in a great location with the subway which runs directly into Manhattan only a short walk away (2 blocks).
The Union Hotel celebrates New York City. Built with 19th century brick and mortar, The Union pays tribute to the factories and warehouses that built New York into the greatest city in the world. Located in the creative nexus of Brooklyn with interiors curated by New York artist/designer Jordan Carlyle, The Union expresses the warmth of home and the excitement of the worlds crossroads. 2 blocks from the Subway, 10 minutes to Manhattan and a short walk to the best restaurants and nightspots in Brooklyn, The Union is your new, New York hotel. OUR ROOMSDesign: Cutting edge is an understatement. Antiqued hardwood floors,quiltedcustom beds, penny-tiled bathrooms and deco chandeliers. High ceilings hand-painted by famedNY Graffiti artists.Tech: Plugged in, big-time. Free WIFI. LCD televisions. iPod docking stations with speakers.Comfort:Home away from home. Individually controlled air-conditioning and heating. Private baths, and glass enclosed showers, Egyptian cotton linen sand ultra comfort mattresses. Exquisite Toiletries as well as exotic coffees in every single room.Green: Fluorescent lighting, Low VOC Paint, Recycling in place**Tax not included in rates shown and will be added to the balance upon arrival**
**Tax not included in rates shown and will be added to the balance upon arrival**A full continental Breakfast serving local products is included in the nightly rate!
611 Degraw Street
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Overall, the hotel is a good clean hotel with friendly staff in a great location with the subway which runs directly into Manhattan only a short walk away (2 blocks). There are only a few minor downsides to the hotel:
1) The hotel is not well advertised - there is no signage outside to say it is a hotel and is very easy to walk past without noticing (as we did!)
2) You will not hear any of the outside noises (cars, lorry's etc) but you may be kept awake during the night due to the hotel room doors slamming shut when leaving a room due to the fact you cannot push the door handle down and quietly close it. The walls are paper thin, so you may also hear other peoples room TV and if near enough, you may also hear the lift arriving and the door opening.
3) I can only advise on my room but it was very hot. Although there is air con, the air con unit is loud, so cannot be left on all night (unless you are a heavy sleeper!)
As I mentioned, I personally think these are minor issues and the pros definitely out weigh the cons by a big advantage. The hotel is good value for money with a great location.
Right next to the Union St subway is a great little cafe called the Station Cafe which sells good food incase you missed breakfast or need a late night hot meal or a cold beer!
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A new hotel - a soft opening. Fine - you know that you can't expect everything to run smoothly straight away.
And normally, my review would have been a bit better - IF, yes IF, I could have at least written that the service was immaculate, the hotel clean from top to bottom, the check-in worked smoothly and the security at the hotel was good.
None of this applied, unfortunately.
The rooms are tiny. So tiny, that for 2 people, 2 suitcases - it gets akward. We moved one suitcase into the bathroom.
Bathroom is spacious....
Air Conditioning is at the head of the bed, so unless you want to get really sick during your stay, you cannot switch it on for the night.
Overall, I am curious to see how they will manage to make this hotel look somewhat like the 3D renderings on the website and who will be willing to pay 180 - 200 Dollar a night.
What a pity!
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* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 75% for this property is based on ratings provided by 9 guests.