The Brooklyn Museum is one of the premier museums in New York City and one of the oldest in the US, with roots dating back to 1823. It’s continually evolving, with a wide range of permanent exhibits and international traveling shows focusing on dance, fashion and performance art. Planning your visit to NYC? These are the best hotels near the Brooklyn Museum – bookable on Culture Trip.
Known for its world-renowned collection of Egyptian art, the Brooklyn Museum galleries also hold American paintings and sculptures, including Judy Chicago’s 1979 tribute to women throughout history, The Dinner Party. Don’t miss the adjacent Brooklyn Botanic Garden, especially when the blossoms appear each spring in the Cherry Esplanade. To take full advantage of the area, stay nearby at one of these hotels.
See and be seen at the William Vale, the chic Williamsburg hotel with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline from glass-lined balconies in each of the 183 rooms. The Vale Garden Residence tops them all with a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath duplex suite and a 1,632sqft (152sqm) terrace with a hot tub. Visit the best craft breweries and vintage clothing shops in the neighborhood, and snap selfies at the free public pool and 35 acres (14ha) of green space in nearby McCarren Park.
Enjoy the real Brooklyn at the Brooklyn, a boutique hotel with rooms and suites sporting brick walls and reclaimed wood accents. It’s a short walk to the A and C subway trains for trips to Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge or the coastline joys of Coney Island. The Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Crown Heights North Historic District are all within a 2mi (3km) radius.
Fun and friendly, the Nu Hotel Brooklyn earns high marks from visitors for its outstanding guest services. The 93 loft-style rooms feature Brooklyn-inspired murals created by local artists and elevated amenities such as L’Occitane bath products, Keurig coffee makers and a complimentary continental breakfast. Families will love the bunk-bed suite with a blackboard in the bath where kids can create their own murals. Take a ferry across Buttermilk Channel to picnic, rent a bike or kayak around nearby Governors Island.
The true mark of a good hotel is the number of returning guests, and Le Jolie has many. You’ll appreciate the city views and that NYC rarity, free parking, but it’s the helpful staff that’ll keep you coming back. The location is ideal, near two subway stations, McCarren Park’s free swimming pool and tennis courts, and many great restaurants and nightspots, including the Knitting Factory. Spotless Euro-style rooms boast feather pillows, high-thread-count sheets and mini-fridges.
The pared-down and efficient Pod is perfect for playtime in Brooklyn. The tidy bedrooms have comfortable beds, glass-walled showers and small work desks. Tuck your luggage away and head for the wide-open garden courtyard or the shared terrace for quality time with fellow guests. The helpful staff will point the way to the best restaurants and bars in trendy Williamsburg. Visit the Apple store next door with the money you save.
The 174 rooms at the Tillary Hotel are decked out in velvet and gold, waiting to welcome you into their mid-century modern ambience. Choose from generously sized rooms and suites that raise the bar with Frette linens and luxe bath amenities. After a good night’s rest, enjoy a breathtaking walk across the Brooklyn Bridge just seven minutes away, or hop on the subway into Manhattan. The TRoom Café, with a menu of all-local Brooklyn items, will be waiting to welcome you back.
The Ace Hotel Brooklyn brings industrial chic to new heights in Boerum Hill. Dominated by concrete, exposed brick and ironwork, every room has huge loft-style windows offering views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. It’s Brutalist architecture 2.0. The vibe is balanced by mid-century modern furnishings, tactile fabric wall hangings and an indoor garden lobby with a floor-to-ceiling living wall of plants. Hop on the 2 or 3 subway lines a block away to reach the Brooklyn Museum in 15 minutes or less.
These recommendations were updated on September 29, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.