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NU Hotel

Brooklyn, New York

Effortless design and casual attitude makes guests feel at home at NU Hotel. The minimalist, loft-inspired guest rooms feature spacious layouts including customer furnishing crafted from recycled woods, cork floors, and organic bedding. The hotel is centrally located to enable guests the freedom to enjoy the surrounding neighborhoods and experience all of the excitement only Brooklyn can offer.

Brooklyn, New York

Few Brooklyn hotels can boast the same spirit and moxie of NU Hotel, downtown Brooklyn's original boutique hotel. Offering the luxury amenities and exceptional service of other boutique hotels in NYC while channeling Brooklyn's distinct personality, NU Hotel draws inspiration from the creative energy of the borough's thriving art scene and the urban dynamism that defines the neighborhood.

85 Smith Street,
Brooklyn, New York 11201


93 Guestrooms & Suites

NU Hotel is located in downtown Brooklyn in walking distance to four great Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, and Prospect Heights. Wander south past the pristine 19th century brownstones and artist warehouses to explore local bars, restaurants, and shops. Walk or bike toward Prospect Park, Brooklyn's version of Central Park, to discover the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden, or go a bit further to find everything from Hasidic wig makers to Caribbean music shops. Circle back around toward downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO for a bit of high-end retail shopping and dining, and perhaps catch a concert or game at the Barclays Center afterward. Last but not least, don't forget a visit to the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, with its spectacular views of Manhattan crowning it all.
Restaurants in a 1 block radius
With a lot of fine dining near NU Hotel, be sure to hit NU’s very own lounge Misdemeanor.
Walkability Score
NU Hotel is in the Boerum Hill neighborhood in Brooklyn. Nearby parks include Boerum Hill Historic District, Gowanus Playground and Boerum Park.
Transit Score
85 Smith Street is a six minute walk from the A 8 Avenue Express, the C 8 Avenue Local and the G Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown at the Hoyt – Schermerhorn Sts stop.

A relaxed-cool is in the hotel's DNA

Brooklyn neighborhood names. A classic cassette tape. Skateboards. Laser cut imagery and patterns of vintage Brooklyn adorn the wooden headboards at NU Hotel Brooklyn after HHM's $1.5 million guestroom renovation in 2014. This boutique New York hotel in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn was updated to showcase a sophisticated cool décor with retro hints. The rooms of NU Hotel have always had a touch of whimsy with a firm nod to the neighborhood. HHM maintained the simplicity, eco-friendliness and local touches that made the design great before. Now, this renovation has helped HHM gain a higher level of sophistication, all while embracing art, music, and innovative design.
NU Hotel Before
NU Hotel After
Eco-friendly design is still a major influence in the guestrooms. The floors are now hardwood and made from a high content of recycled materials. Many of the materials come from sustainable sources - the nightstands and vanities are both from crosscut plywood that was reassembled to form rich patterns. The design palate of the guestrooms now includes cool grays and taupe colors, and the overall result has a more classic and comfortable feel, as well as a more residential, hip vibe.