Brooklyn Motor Inn2.0 out of 5.0
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Moderately priced inn compared to other accomodations. Good for overnight before boarding cruise. Conveniently located at entrance of Lincoln tunnel and two blocks from cruise terminal entrance, but it is still a 1/2 mile additional walk to the actual terminal. If you have a lot of luggage and/or can't walk that far, I recommend you can find another reasonable accomodation farther away. Room was clean and remodeled. There are nice eateries a few blocks away within walking distance. NOTE: this inn is in a working neighborhood and also caters to clients on an 'hourly' rate in the evening. No troubles but it should not shock you if bringing family.
I was in Brooklyn, New York for a funeral this past week. I booked several nights at The Brooklyn Motor Inn. The location is just a few blocks from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. I was not too impressed with the area, but I must admit it, the neighborhood grows on you. I was met at the hotel by "Victor", one of the nicest, most cordial and helpful people you will meet anywhere. Victor will help you with your bags, lead you to your room and direct you to the best coffee and meal locations in the neighborhood. The elevator reminded me of a warehouse freight elevator, but when you get to your floor, you will know you are in a hotel. This may be the safest hotel I have ever seen. There are cameras everywhere. The room was large with a very comfortable king sized bed. The bathroom was small (no tub), but served its purpose. The staff is quick and willing to accommodate and there were no issues at all. With that, I can honestly say that I enjoyed my stay and I would highly recommend The Brooklyn Motor Inn to anyone looking for safe, pleasant and affordable lodgings while visiting New York. But, I leave you this warning. If you are going with children, I suggest you grab the remote and scan the channels first. Channels 30 and 31 held some full-fledged, triple XXX rated "surprises" that will absolutely shock the kids. The "programs" are totally uncensored and definitely not suited for young eyes. These are part of the viewing package and I am not sure if they can be blocked, so please, view with caution. Otherwise, enjoy your stay.
Paid for a room over a week in advance and upon arrival the desk boy showed me a paper that said in larger print DO NOT HONOR with my receipt. He said they were over booked. My room was paid for and I called a day prior to confirm before leaving. I had to pay $50 in uber fees and $500 for another room. We had very little time Bc we were there for a funeral. It took them 8 days to return my $334 for the room. Never once did the call or email me about the room being over booked. To be honest the hotel is located in a rough area and there is nothing but construction around. The management was rude and did not care one bit. Keep your money and go elsewhere!
I drove to see my friends and family in Brooklyn from Pennsylvania. We had great time but I realized that it turn 9:30 or so in the night. My family request for me to sleep with them but I refuse politely. So I show a Brooklyn Motor Inn in my smartphone. First of all, I was looking for basics to four walls and a bed. Thats it. But I came inside, they treat me with respect and they were cery helpful. The front desk person give me my room with smile and the employee pick up my bags to my room. I was impressed. But the basics were really basic but well maintained. So far, I had no problem with sleeping and left without eating breakfast. I would recommend this place if I pass by again.
While in Red Hook, Brooklyn we decided to check into a hotel, or Inn for the night. We called the Brooklyn Motor Inn for their rate. They gave us an hourly and daily rate which we thought was strange, but we went anyway. While going to the front desk I observed a couple arguing and some guys standing inside the lobby. At the front desk I was given a different rate than quoted on the phone 10 minutes earlier, and in addition the clerk asked for ID for each person staying in the room. Needless to say, we did not check in or even look back. I definitely would not recommend this place.
While reserving our roo, my partner was informed by the attendant that he needed both of our IDs. When I asked why, I was told it was a new policy. I then asked why the policy was created and was told it was for "security purposes". I've been to this location several times prior with my partner and never had to provide my identification, since he was the one reserving the room. The more I thought about it the more I disagreed with the policy for several reasons. Since the manager was there as well, I asked him about the new policy and was told "No one is being forced to stay here. If you don't like it, you can stay somewhere else". Considering there's nothing remotely special or even really good about this establishment, except maybe the location, that is exactly what I plan on doing. Those of you who don't mind presenting ID'S for everyone staying in the room are welcome to ALL the rooms at Brooklyn Motor Inn.
With how underrated this hotel was helpped us get a room after our amtrak came in late and all hotels were booked solid even the Days inn. It was a bit intimidating but it was already 2am and we needed a place despite not wanting to come down this far. The hotel is small but it is more than worth the cost. There is only one elevator in here but it is three floors. The elevator was working during our stay. all guests even the ones not paying for the room need their ids for their room but parking is free. Check-in was very painless and were very nice. They have waterfall showers and water was very warm. We were in 314 and there's a window right outside the room that overlooks manhatten past the construction. True the view is not the best but it more than makes up for it. The room has a fridge and a microwave. There was an impressionism type painting over the bed. The only faults i can say is that the room is very small. The bed and desk take up most of the room leaving thin walkways to get to spots in the room but it's manageable.
So the hotel was nice and overall it was clean. The location was nice. I never felt unsafe walking back at 3 am. By car the trip to Manhattan is about 35-45 min by car. The hotel is about a 5 min walk from the bus stop to get to the subway which is much cheaper then any car service. We paid $130 a night for a 3 night stay. Paid $68 to book and was to pay $340 upon arrival. Not how it happened. Paid $455 when we arrived! Couldn't figure it out. Didnt add up. No explanation. Then we paid $60 for late check out and ended up checking out on time. They refused a refund. So would I stay again? Yes. But I wouldn't pay without a detailed list for costs and I wouldn't bother with a late checkout just in case.
We stayed here as it is one of the closest hotels to the Brooklyn cruise terminal and has free parking. There appears to be some renovation work going on as there was building stuff in the parking lot. The lobby was clean and modern. The first guy who started check in was really pleasant but he left and turned everything over to a guy who didn't speak much English. The elevator didn't work and didn't smell too good either. The corridors were a bit worn and not too clean. The room was small but clean and modern with a great en suite... a very large shower. Not much of a view; just the road. The ac was cold but noisy and the street noise started early with a trash truck depot or something nearby. There seemed to be a lot of comings and goings in the hotel which gives an uneasy feeling. We just didn't feel safe or comfortable. We had a night's sleep, got up early, and were off. We had plans for breakfast so I don't know what they offer if anything. There may have been better choices in the area or a bit farther afield but, this was close to the port and we had a relatively inexpensive room for the night.
We checked in last night, told elevator out of service. Ok I walked up and down 3 flights of stairs to bring up luggage, etc with husband. Luckily my health has been improving and I have built up strength thru daily walks. Tonight we come back, people who live here, etc, are using elevator along with new guests with luggage using elevator to go up. Why am I told I can't use elevator to get to my 3rd floor room. Without stairs when I am ADA CERTIFIED from my doctor?
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- 24-hour front desk
Brooklyn Motor Inn places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Brooklyn Academy of Music and Brooklyn Bridge. This 65-room hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and plasma TVs. It's in central Brooklyn and also close to New York Stock Exchange and Statue of Liberty.
All 65 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and free local calls. 40-inch plasma TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Hair dryers and ironing boards are also standard.
At Brooklyn Motor Inn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.
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39% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 85 reviews