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Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Le Jolie

235 Meeker Ave., between Lorimer St. and Union Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11211, USA See on Map

This no-frills favorite has excellent service and is conveniently located for exploring Williamsburg’s arts, culture, and dining scenes. The subway and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway are also easy to access (the latter is handy should you want to get into Manhattan by car). There’s a small parking lot and spaces are free on a first-come, first-serve basis—a true rarity in New York.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Close proximity to the highway can equal noise.

room

Economical in both size and features, rooms are perfectly comfortable with down comforters, mini-fridges, and a small work desk. A design refresh brought color to the rooms, including pretty pops of blue.

“Elite” rooms at the back of the hotel and above the fourth floor have views of the Manhattan skyline.

bathroom

Modern bathrooms have glass, walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads.

lobby

Sometimes it's the simple things that make you happy and the simple lobby has a sunny breakfast area that serves cereal, pastries, yogurt, and juice. Also, there's coffee and fresh fruit all day.

dining

A free continental breakfast is served daily--but there’s no full service restaurant on-site.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Located on Meeker Avenue beneath the rumble of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, this affordable hotel is in a good spot for exploring the art and culture scene of Williamsburg. The subway is nearby with the L train Lorimer Street station (with quick access to Manhattan). Guests with a car will be into the free parking. Taxis and Uber are available in the neighborhood.

Restaurants

Pasta guru Missy Robbins is behind Lilia (3-minute walk), a restaurant in a former auto-body shop; try the ricotta gnocchi with broccoli pesto. Barbecue fanatics travel from across the city to feast at Fette Sau (7-minute walk), a dry-rub BBQ joint with communal tables and craft beers. Comfort food classics like mac and cheese and roasted chicken keep everybody coming back to The Brooklyn Star (5-minute walk).

Bars

Formerly a pool supply store, Union Pool (3-minute walk) is a laid-back bar with a big backyard and live music. Pete’s Candy Store (3-minute walk) is another casual live music venue with beer, cocktails and grilled cheese sandwiches.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Affordability in New York often equals distance from where you want to be, but the neighborhood around this no-frills hotel has grown considerably, with excellent dining, drinking, and art options nearby. We like the free continental breakfast, the convenience of a mini-fridge in the room, and an emphasis on service.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Residential Area
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 718-625–2100

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