The non-smoking Nu Hotel makes a bold first impression in its lobby, where the stocked bar and leather-cushioned stools encourage guests to linger. The high-rise property houses 93 imaginative rooms, some with hammocks, bunk beds or walls covered with bursts of street art, and all featuring free Wi-Fi, flat-panel TVs and admirably stocked minibars. The gym is open 24 hours, and there is a computer available for guest use. The lobby bar serves up small bites, and other pluses are the free bicycle rentals and on-site parking. Pets are welcome for a fee and receive a special welcome, with cushy dog beds, bowls and treats.
The Nu Hotel is in Brooklyn, surrounded by blocks of fabulous small restaurants and boutiques. Catch the subway two blocks away into Manhattan to explore the Theater District and Central Park, each about a 45-minute ride. Attractions closer to home include events at the Barclays Center, a 15-minute walk, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a two-mile drive. Guests can reach LaGuardia International Airport in 10 miles or John F. Kennedy International Airport in 11 miles.