Hotel review: I spent a night at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge and loved the waterfront location, city views, and how my room embraced nature

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO is a five-star sanctuary for a sustainable stay, while responsibly embracing luxury.
Rooms seek to bring nature indoors, with living plants and repurposed wood and materials, many of which were locally made.
I spent a night in the entry-level Dumbo King Room, which starts at approximately $277 and felt far from standard with floor-to-ceiling views of New York. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to those looking for an interesting alternative to staying in Manhattan, while still being able to access the city with ease.

I’m not one for glamping. Why spend hundreds of dollars to sleep in a fancy tent, when I can stay at a four or five-star hotel for the same price?

Though, the idea of embracing the outdoors while still enjoying plush comforts is appealing.

If you feel similarly, you’ll enjoy 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which seeks to bring nature indoors, while offering all the high-end touchpoints of a five-star hotel.

I spent the night in a Dumbo King, which is the hotel’s entry-level offering. It felt like walking into what I imagine a hip Swedish treehouse might look like, with light wood, sleek stone, subtle lighting, and there was even a live moss plant fashioned into the bathroom counter. My floor-to-ceiling windows offered a stunning view of Manhattan, but when closed, I felt like I had escaped to a remote mountain cabin.

The hotel’s common spaces are similarly lush, open, and contemporary. The lobby, in particular, was filled with leafy plants and repurposed wood and materials, framed by views of lower Manhattan and, of course, the Brooklyn Bridge.

It’s the kind of place sophisticated Brooklynites staycation, and out-of-towners book for weddings, events, or easy access to the Financial District. The …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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