Fodor's Expert Review Aloft New York Brooklyn

216 Duffield St., between Willoughby St. and Fulton Mall, Brooklyn, New York, 11201, USA See on Map

A funky boutique operation in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, this hotel is a great value pick. Along with it being nicely priced, this property has a super bold design, a lively rooftop lounge (with live DJs!), a 24-hour fitness center, and a convenient little grab-and-go market right there in the lobby.


Ranging from 285 to 551 square feet, rooms and suites are pretty minimal, and there are photographs of the Brooklyn Bridge on the walls (in case you forget what it looks like, despite it being very near the hotel). All rooms have work desks with ergonomic chairs, free coffee, and a mini-fridge. They're simple, but they work.

The hotel provides extras for kids, including a kid-sized air mattress, fun bedding, and kid-friendly food like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.


Bathrooms have spacious vanities, powerful rain showers, and Bliss bath products. Again, it's simple, but it's good enough!


The colorful lobby has generous lounge space with lots of pretty pillows for relaxing or getting work done. It's always bustling with guests coming and going from the mini-market, lounge, and bar.


The W XYZ Bar serves a snack menu in a loft-inspired space with a lounge and pool table. The Re:fuel mini-market has reasonably priced coffee and snacks.

YOU SHOULD KNOW While there are several options on-site for snacks and drinks, this hotel lacks a traditional, full-service restaurant.


The Kimoto Rooftop Bar and Lounge is a swanky rooftop bar with great views that serves Asian-inspired snacks and cocktails. They also frequently host live DJs up there, so it's a cool place to hang out.


Getting Around

Located in Downtown Brooklyn, this hotel has several subway stops on its doorstep. The Borough Hall, Jay Street – MetroTech, Hoyt Street, and DeKalb Avenue subway stops are all within a short walk. Brooklyn neighborhoods including Boerum Hill are easy to reach on foot. Taxis and Uber are available.


Soup dumplings and other street food from Shanghai are served at the casual Yaso Tangbao (4-minute walk). American classics like burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, French fries, and shakes are on offer at the downtown Brooklyn outpost of Shake Shack (6-minute walk). Get a taste of Brooklyn café culture at Building on Bond (9-minute walk), a cozy neighborhood restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


A small watering hole with a jukebox, Robert Bar (8-minute walk) is known for craft cocktails and draught beers. Oysters are served in addition to cocktails and beers at Grand Army (6-minute walk), a welcoming neighborhood spot with a long wood bar.


Budget conscious travelers will be drawn by the price, but this hotel offers more than just value. We love the rooftop lounge, the lobby with its market and bar, and the location near some of Brooklyn’s prettiest neighborhoods, including Boerum Hill.


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Phones: 718-256–3833

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