New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, New York $$$$
Brooklyn , New York
Tel: 718 246 7000
Tel: 888 436 3759
Fax: 718 246 0563
Subway: 2, 3, 4, or 5 train to Borough Hall
Concierge.com's insider take:
This single solitary full-service hotel in Brooklyn has some things going for it. It's situated just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, so you can walk the 30 minutes across to Manhattan—or take one of the four subway lines on the doorstep—and if you choose wisely among the 659 rooms and suites, you get that skyline view (insist on one above the sixth floor facing Manhattan when you book). A huge plus is the health club with indoor swimming pool, but for this you have to suffer beyond-corporate decor, hideous printed bedspreads, and all. The location—by Borough Hall, Fulton Mall, and downtown Brooklyn—is terrible, and the million restaurants are at least five minutes' unscenic walk away. The Marriott's own Archives restaurant serves anodyne American cuisine. If you're here to visit Brooklyn family and they lack a guest room, this is definitely worth considering.