Best Western Plus Arena Hotel,  New York

4.0/5  - based on 504 guest reviews.
1324 Atlantic Avenue, 11216, New York, United States - See map
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Discover the best of New York City at this Brooklyn hotel- 100% non-smoking, close to the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. The Best Western Plus Arena Hotel, a newly-constructed hotel, is committed to providing guests with friendly customer service and comfortable accommodations at an unbeatable value. We feature spaciously-appointed guest rooms, each complete with free wireless high-speed Internet access, 42-inch LG televisions, microwave and refrigerators. Start your morning with our delicious complimentary continental breakfast. Additional amenities at this quality hotel include a fitness center and business center. This Brooklyn New York hotel is ideally located in Bedford- Stuyvesant just 3 miles outside of Manhattan. We are close to Long Island University, Pratt Institute, Barclay Center Arena Home to the Brooklyn Nets and the Brooklyn Brewery. Guests looking for things to do in Manhattan can visit Times Square, catch a Broadway show and tour iconic landmark attractions New York is known for. The subway is only two blocks from the hotel. Don't forget Brooklyn has a lot to offer too. Visit Coney Island for a day at the beach, check out the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park or explore the excellent restaurants and shops in the diverse neighborhoods such as Park Slope, Ft. Greene and Williamsburg for a real Brooklyn experience. For a fun-filled stay near Manhattan attractions, make a reservation at the Best Western Plus Arena Hotel! Enjoy your stay. Management reserves the right to refuse to provide accommodation to persons less than 21 years of age unless accompanied by a parent. Proof of age may be required at check-in. A credit card will be required to check in. We have limited free parking on first come basis.

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  • 4
    « Good stay in Brooklyn! »

    My daughter and son-in-law overbooked their guest room, so we decided to stay at the Best Western Arena. We were very happy to have a clean, comfortable room. Very convenient to travel around Brooklyn and Manhattan. The staff was friendly and helpful. Don't be put off by the industrial look of the street. You can hear the sound of the train it goes by. For me this is a plus. I grew up in Brooklyn and lived in Manhattan. I'm a city girl. It's close enough to neighborhoods where you can walk, eat and check out Brooklyn. We will definitely be back.

    « Why i like Best Western »

    Best Western Plus Arena Hotel,Brooklyn New York is a very good place to stay,its like home away from home.Every one treats you with respect and the servicw is awesome.The rates,service staff are the best.They always try to make you as comfortable as possible.Iwill always stay at this hotel.

    « "Excellent staff & customer service" »

    Stayed two nights at this location, the interaction with the staff members, Karen and Darryll was phenomenal including their professionalism. Upon settling in, I noticed I did not have my phone charger, Darryl & Karen was kind enough to loan me theirs during my stay. The beds were very comfortable, the rooms were clean, the refridgerator and microwave in this King size room came in handy including the flat screen TV. There is also oodles of places to eat during the day. At night take a 10 minutes ride to the Clover Club in Cobble Hill downtown Brooklyn to enjoy their invented cocktail. Sugestion...would be nice to have the chambermaid restock the water in the fridge! Overall, we enjoyed our stay. Extremely happy and satisfied guest. Larry N

    « Clean room, excellent staff »

    Despite having personally made mistakes in reservations, the concierge, Darryl, was kind enough to ensure that I got a room for the night despite how late it was. He was also quick to ensure that I had all the amenities I needed for the night, while preparing transportation for me in the morning. The room was clean, as it is in most chain hotels, but the service here sets it above the rest.

    « A very nice hotel »

    We stayed here for 6 nights in October and it was a wonderful time. Our room was cozy and clean and we were well taken care of by the staff. Our room faced the Long Island Railroad but we did not find the train loud and it did not keep us awake at night.The free breakfast was ok, I really did not like the egg patties, scrambled would have been better. The neighbourhood is up and coming but don't let that turn you off, there are lots of stores and small restaurants close by and we never felt threatened at any time, even at night. The subway is a very short walk away, very convenient. The very best part of this hotel is Darryl. This young man will do anything for you and he takes very good care of the people in the hotel. Hugs to him. We even got a private livery service for our ride to the airport. Stay here!

    « Great service not so great location. »

    We used this Best Western as a rest stop for a cruise that we were taking out of the Brooklyn Cruise terminal. We have stayed at other Best Western hotels and chose it because of prior experience. The location is not the greatest. There is a commuter train stop directly across the street. My wife and I had a room on the opposite side of the hotel while our friends had a room on the side that was across from the train track. The activity of the train did not lend for a good night's sleep for them. That being said, the staff was friendly and professional. They were helpful in setting up transportation to the cruise terminal. The rooms were what we were accustomed to for Best Western: clean, equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave oven, a flat screen TV and the bed was comfortable. The free breakfast was not as good was other Best Westerns. Around the corner was a variety of places to eat and shop.

    « Great place to stay! »

    Perfect place to stay if ever in Brooklyn. Only a mile and a half from the Barclays Center, which was the reason we chose to stay there. The price was great, the room was clean and cozy, and the staff was wonderful. Darryl at the front desk was so sweet, accommodating, welcoming, and friendly. Go see him if you need a place to stay! Breakfast buffet in the morning was a plus. ;)

    « Great Stay... well worth it »

    Check in was easy simple fast... room was clean and comfortable... A/C, microwave, fridge, flat screen tv, robe, slippers, coffee maker, safe. Great breakfast... bacon/sausages eggs pastry pancakes etc. complimentary. No need to find a place to have breakfast. Has tables and chairs to enjoy it. One block away from the subway.

    « Great place in a not so great part of town »

    At first sight the area is scary... but the hotel is Great!! The free breakfast buffet is awesome. The rooms are clean and it's within a couple blocks of the metro and right next to the railroad. I would definitely stay there again.

    « Nice place to stay in Brooklyn »

    The hotel is in a very busy area of Brooklyn, with surroundings ranging from prosperous small businesses to boarded-up buildings. The staff is very welcoming. I was impressed that when I passed through the lobby a couple of hours after registering, the person at the desk addressed me by name "Good evening, Mr. ~); and a different desk clerk did the same thing when we returned a few hours later. The room was compact but comfortable, with a good (king size) bed. A queen would have been fine, and have provided more room for moving around. The breakfast was very basic, but adequate. There are a dozen (free) parking spaces behind the hotel, and it's first come, first served. We had no problem when we checked in at 3pm, and there were still spaces at 10pm. It wouldn't be easy to find other parking in that area, though.

  • 3
    « Run Away »

    The hotel looks nice but is not in the safest of neighborhoods. If you are doing business this is not a hotel designed for that. The rooms are nice but you may encounter noise, from the train. I would recommend not renting a car.


    Excellent service and very clean. The attendant, front desk Friday night October 14 at 1030 was wonderful. He was so sweet that he let us park out front due to us not being from around the Brooklyn area. He put us first before his self and was very genuine. You have a wonderful hotel and all your staff is pleasant and welcoming. GREAT JOB.

    « Hotel wasn't bad but price was high for what we got »

    We had been on a cruise that ended at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. A cab to the hotel has a $25 dollar flat fee and a cab to LaGuardia is $45 flat fee. Still cheaper than the Cruise line transfer. The room we had (402) was really only big enough for one bed but it had two crammed in there. The beds were comfortable enough but one was right against the air conditioner on the window wall and the other bed blocked the door way which made it difficult to access the washroom. The breakfast was good, real eggs and a machine that made pancakes but the meat was either turkey bacon or turkey sausage. It tasted OK but I would have preferred pork products. It might have been that way because the hotel is not too far south of a large Jewish neighbourhood. The two things that lowered the rating for me were high rates for a room in Brooklyn (including the myriad of state and city taxes on travelers which added over twenty dollars per day to the room rate) the room was $200 a night. I know that it is cheep compared to Manhattan rates but we were not in Manhattan. Next time I would look into staying in New Jersey. The other thing was more to do with the room we had, the train ran right next to the hotel and without ear plugs, we wouldn't have been able to sleep. Conversely the hotel desk staff were excellent, Elizabeth helped up with directions and provided a pleasant atmosphere and Travon (I hope I got his name right) was very good with our travel arrangements to the airport.

    « Pleasantly surprised »

    I have stayed in other hotels in this immediate area and sorry I did not stay at this Best Western before. I was impressed right at the start with the professional demeanor of the staff. The room was fresh and new. Well built facility as I did not hear any traffic or train noise at all. Pro-tip: back into your parking space it will be much easier to get out!

    « Can't Wait to Go Back »

    This hotel has a great location for visiting the city and has fantastic staff. Darryl was behind the desk when we arrived and was very helpful with finding parking as the hotel lot was full. He also gave us suggestions for dining and things to do. Every time I saw his smile behind the front desk, I smiled. Tavon, who had a different shift, was also helpful with a great burger suggestion and getting us a taxi. Really, these two gentlemen are among the best hotel staff we have experienced in the city. Our double room was quite tiny but had what we needed. The fridge made it nice as we always grab extra waters at the Walgreens to have for our days of exploring the city. There is also a microwave. The hotel is 2 blocks from the Nostrand subway station (A and C trains) and is directly in front of the LIRR Nostrand stop that can get you to JFK airport quickly and easily. I have visited NYC 6 times in the past 15 months as our son is going to school there. This was my first time to stay in Brooklyn, and I can't wait to get back to explore some more. There are many ethnic food options around here, and I felt quite safe. I even walked 2 blocks alone and did some laundry at a laundromat as we had been on a long road trip before our arrival. I will definitely consider this hotel in the future.

    « Great Value & Service »

    Stayed 3 nights in September. Got a great rate online, and the hotel was adequate for our needs. Staff was friendly, and helpful when we needed them. Darryl at the front desk was awesome. Breakfast was on the average side, and included egg patties, turkey sausage/bacon, cheese slices, DIY pancakes, Greek yogurt, and pastries (which were very good quality). There is a subway station 2 blocks from the hotel that will get you to Times Square in about 20 mins for $2.75. Rooms are small, but that's just how it is in NYC. None of the rooms have a skyline view. Everything was fairly clean in the room, but found hair in the sheets, towels, and bathroom. And everything was in working order except the bathroom door lock which was no biggie for us. The neighborhood did not feel unsafe, even late at night, as many reviewers have Stated. I could see some people feeling that way (there are graffiti markings on several buildings around the hotel), if they are not used to big cities--it's not the best neighborhood in NYC, but it's far from the worst. Didn't have a car, but didn't see any parking at the hotel either. Overall, I would recommend to budget conscious travelers, but if you're looking to get the "city" experience, stay in Manhattan. This is a good option to experience Brooklyn.

    « Pretty Good Hotel with Friendly Staff »

    I booked this hotel to attend the West Indian-American Labor Day Parade in Brooklyn (the largest parade in North America). I decided on this hotel because it was conveniently located to the carnival activities and was reasonable priced. The hotel is located close to bustling Nastrand Avenue and walking distance to the subway and the long island rail road. There are lots of small restaurants and convenient shops on Nastrand Avenue. The area is relatively safe and an unarmed guard is at the property at nights. Check-in was efficient and friendly. I booked a Deluxe King Room and was given Rm. #309 which overlooked the parking lot. The rooms was small but adequate and had all the amenities for a 3.0+ star hotel in addition to a fridge, safe and microwave oven. Parking at the hotel is free but space is limited. It was a bit challenging because the hotel was completely full. The free Wi-Fi worked well and had good strength. The free breakfast was okay but not great and the area was kept clean. Jessica, the breakfast attendant was exceptional and has the greatest of personalities. Cleopatra, the General Manager was always super friendly. I plan to stay here for future Brooklyn visits if the price remain competitive.

    « Great Hotel »

    I'm staying at this hotel from Sunday-Tuesday, and I must say, this has to be the BEST hotel EVER!!!!!!!! Great customer service and the workers provided great customer. Tevon, Sharon, and Darryl (employees) were very professional and gave my weekend a good boost.

    « I ?? NY »

    Budget few frills hotel that fit our needs just right. Clean rooms and comfortable beds, included basic breakfast to get your day started fast. Got extremely lucky to get a free parking spot and there were two! (9 spots total) All double bed rooms are on the side of the raised train tracks. Surrounding neighborhood appears rough but we walked the couple blocks to the subway fine. Walking streets lined with brownstones to the Brooklyn Children's museum was nice, although the quality of the exhibits have gone way downhill since my last review.

    « Nice Hotel in a Location Where There Were Not Many Options »

    We needed to stay in Crown heights to get our son moved into an apartment. This property was very nice. The front desk people were very friendly. The WiFi is very good. We had no problems and I was very satisfied with our stay.

  • 5
    « Nice price, nice people, nice room »

    We (a couple) stayed for two nights at the end of Aug. 2016. We picked this hotel because of the price, because it was near a venue where we would be listening to some music, and because of other reviews. The hotel was a very short walk from the Nostrand Ave subway stop and we were greeted in a friendly and helpful manner at the front desk by Darryl. The room was large by NYC standards and everything worked as it should. The hotel was in an unusual location, surrounded by car repair places, but it did not feel at all dangerous. Our room was in the back and it was clean and quiet. Tevon at the front desk was also very friendly and helpful when we were checking out and needed some assistance. Overall, we were very pleased.

    « Great value hotel »

    Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights while visiting Manhattan. The room was small but it had everything we needed. Breakfast was simple but filled us for the morning. We were also close to the subway which takes you all the way to time square. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap place to stay in New York.

    « Great visit »

    My husband and I stayed at this hotel while in town visiting family and we randomly came across the Best western hotel. The staff was great, especially Darryl at the front desk. He was super friendly and very accommodating with all of our room request, we will definitely be back!

    « Very Reasonably Priced Hotel »

    I had read some of the unpleasant reviews and was unsure what I would encounter as we would be there for six nights. To be honest, my stay was not bad at all. The room although quite small, was clean and efficient as it contained a small microwave and a small refrigerator. The hotel is located near the Long Island Railroad Train so initially I had to get accustomed to the humming as the train went by. By the 2nd day it was just background noice and did not interrupt my sleep. I did not care very much for the physical location of the hotel but encountered no problems as we did not walk in the area at night. Breakfast was very good and had a nice assortment of food including eggs (fried and hard-boiled), bacon or sausage, an assortment of fruits, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, breads and Danish. The staff was always very pleasant and helpful. They greeted us warmly every time we stepped out the elevator or arrived in the lobby. The one flaw was the parking. There are only a few parking spots in the rear of the hotel and it is 1st come, 1st served. It is NY afterall so that is somewhat expected. The fortunate ones who obtain a parking spot, should be happy there is no charge for parking :-)

    « Greetings from the moment you walk in »

    Stayed for three nights when I was attending Hillsong Conference. Darryl helped me get my room upon arrive. He was very nice and knowledgeable of the area to help us navigate the city. Anything we needed during our stay, Darryl was more than happy to help us and made our stay that much better. Thank you to the whole staff for being so warm and welcoming.

    « OK rooms Ok Breakfast No Parking »

    I actually booked this hotel because it advertised free parking It is across from the elevated LIRR which has some noise also walking distance to subway BUT they have 8-10 small cramped parking spots for 40-45 rooms Essentially NO PARKING they try to direct you to a pay lot a block away but that is usually full as well and only takes small cars Next lot is 4-5 blocks away Parking on streets difficult in sketchy area but was able to find some 3-4 blocks away Rem alternate side parking rules start at 8:30 here Rooms are clean dark and small No room for suitcases One room we had almost to climb over one bed to get to the bathroom Breakfast is OK Attendant on premises to refill and try and help you get what you want There are better alternatives but don't come here if you need parking

    « How can we make it better. »

    More inspection of the rooms or closer inspection. MY last stay the bathroom was partially dark. Many of the breakfast items were not available. This however, is home when i am away from home. See you next time.

    « Pleasantly surprised - clean and updated!! »

    I was not expecting much when I drove up - it is in a very industrial area of Brooklyn. The rooms were very clean and comfortable - the air conditioning kept the room nice and cool on one of the hottest/humid days of the year. Also had a small fridge and microwave in the room. The room was on the small side but not bad at all for NYC and we were only staying one night. The free parking was extremely convenient and the staff could not have more friendly or helpful. Also very close to the subway which is a plus.

    « Easy walk to subway »

    Even though this property is in a very run-down section of Brooklyn, the short walk during daylight hours to the subway took less than 5 minutes. The staff was all exceptionally friendly and helpful. The morning complimentary breakfast was fresh and hot. This property is well worth the price and only 15 minutes to Manhattan by subway.

    « Family Vacation »

    See all previous comments. We stayed at other BWs and they all had better accommodations, etc. Brooklyn Arena has only location going for it..... We were there for six nights and the room was cramped for four adults. Thing is we booked months in advance and the hotel could have done better......

  • 4
    « Helpful and kind in preparing for wedding »

    I booked 6 rooms for a wedding. Staff was very accommodating in getting us grouped together which made sharing make up and sewing kit convenient. The rooms were clean and updated. The windows are excellent as we were not bothered by L train out front. Parking is extremely limited but there is a parking garage within a half block. Excellent pastrami sandwiches from David's Brisket and Deli on Norstrand. Special thanks to Adex, night watchman who was so kind in helping my mother with her air conditioner as well as finding me water bottles. Front desk staff--Elizabeth and others were amazingly helpful in mapping out how to get to subway and giving advice about Central Park. Florence from housekeeping kept the place spic and span. Thank you!

    « An oasis of calm and relaxation! »

    This hotel is located on a busy street in a rather industrial looking part of Brooklyn but once you enter the hotel, you'll find clean and comfortable accomodations. The complimentary breakfast was very good; we were there for a week and there was enough variety of breakfast items during our stay. Parking was free in the small parking lot at the rear of the hotel, but very limited to 10 to 12 cars. Staff were helpful in calling a cab and friendly overall. Would stay here again my next trip!

    « Decent Accomodation »

    I like it when an hotel does not overhype itself. This is a budget hotel with very good services. My husband and I had a decent time to rest away from the stress of New York before driving back to Pennsylvania. My only issue is the parking but then that's a common New York problem and if you arrive early enough, you'd be fine. The offering at breakfast could be a bit better though but then you're not looking to stuff your face so it will do. Totally recommended.

    « Booking in Brooklyn! »

    We always use Best Western when traveling due to their consistent great service and cleanliness! We were not disappointed. This location seemed to have been recently updated.....everything we've come to appreciate was on target!

    « Disappointed »

    Dirty bathroom, went to "breakfast ", no eggs left no sausage left, nothing but sugary pastries which I can't eat. They advertise free parking, not true! You have to park in a garage two blocks away on sketchy streets. Rats running from trash bags on the street when you try to walk to local restaurants.

    « Stay in Brooklyn »

    I would definatly recommend this Hotel for stay in Brooklyn. It is near the subway, the breakfast is superb, staff helpful and the room excellent. Area is a bit dodgy but we never felt unsafe. Just ask for a room that is not on the first floor and not near the lift.

    « Awesome »

    What a very relaxing and enjoyable stay at Best Western. I highly recommend this facility. If you haven't stayed at a Best Western Hotel, you have not lived. All good in the neighborhood. Friendly staff and awesome service.

    « Not as nice as other reviewers have written »

    I always read lots of reviews before booking a hotel. I did the same this time, but for once I do not agree with all the positive reviews. It is not in a nice neighborhood at all. But it is close to a subway station. The hallways and rugs and dark and old. Rooms are small and have dark, dated green carpet. The room was clean, though, but not at all welcoming. Breakfast was fine but there was literally nowhere to sit. So you either took the food with you, stood and ate or just left, as I did. All in all, the hotel is "FINE" but not very. I won't stay there again.

    « Very clean and comfortable »

    We stayed here for four nights and found it to be really comfortable, the pillows and mattresses were soft and the air conditioning worked perfectly. The hotel was also very quiet. All the hotel staff that I spoke to were very polite and helpful and provided us with directions when needed. They also stored our luggage and booked us a taxi on our last day. The hotel is also very good value for money costing just over £400 pounds for three people for four nights.

    « Cerca del Subte / Estacionamiento/ Desayuno - Recomendable »

    We spend 12 days in this hotel. The qualification is good. It's clean but no to much, for example, they don't change the sheets until we asked, they don't do the bed again, only cover the sheets. They don't clean the carpet. The parking is first came, first served. I must parked at the street at 2 blocks far. The breakfast is enough. After 12 days, the same all days. There are not variety of things, but you have one of each one, but you have all that you want. The people is servicial, the customer manager ask if you need something every day during the breakfast. It's near 2 blocks from the Subway, this stations Nostrand is open for the regular line C and the expressed line A. The street is not good, smell to urine both sides of the street, sofas on the sidewalk, it's pretty, but if you go 1 block for every direction is better. Comercial or Residencial. We felt at the begining not secure, but we arrive late between 11PM to 2AM many days and we didn't suffer any incident. We walk from the subway or from the Bus. Of course, if you use a CAR and you arrive at this hour, you can't get parking space at the hotel. The hotel has only 1 elevator to the Lobby and other elevator to the breakfast floor. We leaved our luggage the last day and they give us a ticket for each one. It's well administrated. We used the general restroom when we take the luggage again.

  • 5
    « Nice hotel, Location close to metro »

    I stayed here for work and was here for 5 days. Breakfast was great, free wifi and less than .5 mile to the nearest metro access. I enjoyed the room, it was smaller than I had seen before, but was okay for my stay it was just me. There was a refrigerator in the room too, so that was nice to be able to store drinks in.

    « Excellent hotel! »

    Having stayed in Manhattan on our previous trips to New York, we thought we'd experience Brooklyn this time. I admit we didn't know what to expect and kept an open mind about the area. Couldn't have been happier with the hotel. Yes the general area is not flashy and a bit gritty but it is just a normal residential area with some great local convenience stores, food outlets and a direct subway line (Nostrand Avenue is a two minute walk) into Manhattan, Coney Island and Rockaway Beach plus the LIRR (Long Island Railroad) is directly outside the hotel and takes you straight to JFK and beyond into Long Island. Like any downtown area you just need to be a bit street smart, but we spent a lot of time going to and thro to the station and down to the Nostrand Avenue Pub which is a five minute walk from the hotel, both night and day and we had no problem whatsoever. Places to see are Prospect Park, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick and Coney Island and Rockaway Beach if you fancy some seaside fun. The hotel was faultless, clean, airy, extremely comfortable giant bed, big TV and fridge and microwave in the room. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served between 6.30 and 10 am with an extensive range of food and drink including hot food, cereals, pancakes, pastries, yoghurt, fruit, coffee, tea and a choice of fresh juices! Plus free bottled water is available on reception. And finally I have to commend the staff, Nia on reception was a very welcome face when we first arrived after a long delayed journey! All the staff were really genuine and friendly and helpful including the reception staff, the breakfast lady and the house keepers who made sure we came back each night to a lovely made bed and fresh towels after a long tiring day in the city. Would definitely stay here again and we will recommend Brooklyn to anyone thinking of trying something alternative to the bright lights and high prices of Manhattan.

    « Lovely hotel, disturbing location »

    This is a clean, lovely hotel with a kind and courteous staff. I would happily stay again if it were located in a better area. Though the staff is confident it is a safe area, the appearance speaks otherwise.

    « Nice Property »

    We stayed here from 4/27/16 to 5/2/16 as an alternative to higher price properties in Manhattan. The hotel is very clean,well maintained and the staff is very friendly. It's about a 3 block walk to the subway. The area feels relatively safe, but I wouldn't recommend someone walking alone at night here.

    « Nice hotel »

    In town for the night, got to the hotel a little early and they were able to accommodate an early check in. Sharon was pleasant and was able to answer all my questions. I'll be back the next time I get up that way.

    « Nice room - rough area »

    We stayed there for a night last year. It seemed like a pretty rough neighborhood wich is the reason we only stayed one night. There wasn't anything wrong with the hotel. It was a nice room. I guess the breakfast wasn't anything special. At the end of the day it was a good experience but we wanted to live more central.

    « Decompress and Disconnect »

    A place to allow your time to be appreciated and incredibly relaxing. A place near your home but a true oasis, while too often we seek vacations elsewhere, the truth is you need to keep your sanity by going away while remaining local. A relaxing, decompressing and Disconnection that revitalizes your system. Holistically.

    « Worst Experience - Hotel dated - Questionable area? »

    We made a reservation Sept 28th, 2015 for a 3 night future stay at this hotel- (May 18-20th 2016). We also had friends who made a reservation the same time. We were traveling in from the west coast. When we made this reservation, we used our American Express card for the confirmation. In December or January (2016) our American Express card had to be cancelled due to being compromised. We were not worried about any of our travel plans though as they all had been confirmed in Sept., and we knew as is custom, you present a credit card at check in, and pay at check out, if not paid in full at booking. I did call this hotel twice during the weeks before our travel though and asked if everything was in order and also asked for directions and best mode of transportation to the hotel. I was told by the evening staff member that everything was fine, and she gave me directions and mentioned the metro or taxi. I was never told there was any problem with my reservation. I had a confirmation # and would be paying in full at check-out. When we arrived by Taxi ($45) - the evening of the 18th we were told that our reservation had been cancelled 18 hours earlier and that the hotel was full. They informed us that the city had Graduation ceremonies going on all over town. It was apparent to us that they cancelled our reservation so they could book at a much higher rate for others. They could not help us, We had no reservation. So, we sat in the waiting room for an hour (at 8:00 in the evening for about 2 hours) trying to find somewhere to stay. We ended up finding something on Wall Street in Manhattan. We then had to take another Taxi ($35) to that hotel. Over all this was a terrible experience. Would never stay at this hotel nor in this area in any future visits.

    « Don't stay here. »

    Stay somewhere else. Don't listen to other reviews! Our room smelled like a skunk. The carpet wad very dirty and the subway train is right outside the window- very noisy! The neighborhood is not safe and the parking situation is ridiculous. The bathrooms are worn out and dirty. Look elsewhere. It's not a good hotel. Way over priced and nasty.

    « Mr. 6866 »

    I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. I was really surprised by the hotel appearance and the professionalism of the staff. I would definitely stay here again. The hotel is in great location in reference to trains and bus services and near to Fulton St. where there are small stores and fast food available.

  • 5
    « Great stay »

    This hotel has professional and courteous staff. The rooms were clean and the location was great to other spots in Brooklyn, some within walking distance. Parking is limited but you can find a nearby side street that will allow you to park you'll be find. Just make sure to following the parking rules. I would stay here again, when I am in the area again.

    « Much bang for the buck! »

    Stayed late april for a week. Nice and friendly staff! Especially Sharon, she and the others were always polite and helpful. Nice and clean big room, big screen TV with lots of channels, refrigerator and coffee machine and microwave. Nice bed, slept very good. Breakfast was good, although weak coffee for a Swede.... Neighbourhood a bit rough late at night, but no problems for us. Many opportunities in transportation. A walk of less than 5 min to subway station. 25 min walk to Barclays Center. Train just outside the hotel. The train makes some noice, but was ok for us. In total I´ll say "much bang for the buck". I´ll come back next time I´m in NYC.

    « Good place on a budget »

    The rooms are clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. I only needed a room to crash for a night that was close to the start of the Brooklyn half marathon, which was the next morning. Turned out a few others did the same. Neighborhood is 'industrial' so you'll likely need to Uber it to wherever you are going.

    « Small, neat, clean, tucked away, with easy access to public transportation and many local ethnic restaurants »

    although this area has a history of not being the best in New York City, we found it convenient with easy access to both subway and bus transportation and many local ethnic restaurants. The area is gradually gentrifying and although you do not want to have a street-side room because of the Long Island Railroad running by their otherwise it was very pleasant with a cordial staff and good breakfast. If returning to the area I would not hesitate to stay there again. the free parking was an added benefit.

    « Thanks Best Western Arena in Brooklyn for a good stay »

    Your front desk staff were extremely friendly and helpful, especially Nia. We stayed for 5 nights and it was a very good experience, except one day they forgot to clean our room. Everything felt very modern and mostly clean. The breakfast was very good, nice variety. Good coffee. I would recommend adding muffins and cinnamon rolls to the menu instead of Croissants. Breakfast staff was nice, and I liked the message on the whiteboard. I always prefer to stay with Best Western. Also we got free parking, although they could not guarantee it.

    « Horrible neighborhood!!! »

    Located in such a bad neighborhood that we were afraid to get out of the car. We cancelled immediately, but had to forfeit one night's charge. Our safety and peace of mind left us no choice but to cancel. I can't believe that Best Western's standards are so low that it would include this property.


    The hotel was perfect for our needs. It was very close (2 long blocks to the subway) to the transportation that we used each day. Between the subway and the hotel was a restaurant (Dave's Brisket) that we went to 3 times in 7 days - the final time to take sandwiches to the airport) The area around the hotel was a little run down, but we did not feel unsafe.

    « Great staff and pleasant room »

    We come to Brooklyn about once a month to visit family and try out various hotels. This is one of our favorites in the area. Great front office staff, pleasant rooms, free parking, and a nice breakfast. What more does one need!

    « A night in Brooklyn »

    Wonderful stay in NYC. The hotel was warm and friendly, rooms were very clean. Accommodations from sleeping to car park to breakfast was a pleasant experience. Visiting family and the location was perfect, easy access to subways. Would absolutely recommend to family and friends.

    « Good Hotel with helpful staff »

    We arrived early and inquired about early check-in but none were available. We asked the woman at the desk if we could stay in our car until a room became open. She offered to come get us if one did and sure enough about 1/2 hour later she came out and knocked on our window. This was so appreciated as we were tired from traveling. The room was clean with a refrigerator, microwave and a closet that had a robe and slippers in it. The shower was nice with good hot water. Location was convenient to the Barclay Center. There is very limited parking in the back. Complimentary breakfast was good with a nice variety. Overall an excellent stay!!

  • 4
    « Friendly staff and ideal location for our needs »

    Attended a friend's wedding. Location was idea and the price was right. Room was located away from the main road and raised subway track. Bed was comfortable, bathroom clean and amenities basic but did that job. Good size fridge with bottled water, microwave and coffee maker. Although our room was located close to the elevator, we did not notice any loud noises. Complimentary breakfast was a cut above. Eggs, turkey bacon, hot and cold cereals and a nice variety of pastries and bagels. Things were well laid out and plenty of tables to sit down and eat. Note: scrambled eggs and turkey sausage are precooked and reheated in the microwave. I would not hesitate to come back here again.

    « Surprising gem of a place to stay... »

    We were there on vacation for the first time in Brooklyn. We always stay in Manhattan when we come to New York. Thought to do something different this time. We took the subway from the airport which was easy. Upon approaching the block where the hotel is located, we were a little hesitant...the rail station is located right in front of the hotel entrance and the area surrounding the hotel seemed dark and downright a little scary. We later learned that it looked worse than what we experienced staying there. We were surprised at how comfortable our room was and although not roomy, it had everything we needed, including a refrigerator. The breakfasts were the biggest surprise. The offerings were quite tasty and as homemade-like as you can get without a full kitchen. Decent coffee, tea or juices, and turkey bacon or sausage and the scrambled seasoned egg "discs" that fit perfectly on English muffins. Pancakes looked great and nice choices of milks and cereals and yogurts. The nuts were first rate (with almonds & cashews, too!) and there was even peanut butter for toast. We were there for 5 days and each day I looked forward to breakfast. I appreciated the staff there as well--always professional and cheerful. It made us want to tip everyone at every turn. We would definitely stay there again. Thank you for a pleasant stay.

    « Comfortable Stay and Subway Accesible »

    A good hotel in this part of Brooklyn and highly accessible from JFK airport and to the the subway stations. A free parking is available at the back of the hotel on a first come-first served basis. Room was small but clean and have comfortable beds. Hot buffet and adequate breakfast fare is served daily and sufficient to energize your day for any New York activity. Staff were helpful , upbeat and accommodating!!!

    « Location Looks Off But......... »

    It was one of the best hotels stays I have had. The rooms and the common areas were clean. the train is right across the street above ground. I had a room with the window facing the front and the running of the train did not annoy me at all. I plan on staying again in the future.

    « Good Location and Good Value »

    Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are neat and clean and having a frig and micro was a plus.The breakfast room was clean and there were many healthy choices.There is very limited parking but we managed to find street parking in front of the hotel.

    « nothing you would rebook »

    this hotel had 10 parking spaces and exceeded well over10 rooms. was told parking was a first come first serve basis after asking about parking. asked to be notified when a spot becomes available and was never notified. was advised to find street parking. safe in room did not work. no privacy curtains for lower rooms, only sheer. booked a room for two people and only got one robe and one set of slippers. this is more like a motel rather than a hotel. could hear people in the next room talking, music, and TV over the one in our room. rooms doors slam shut and echo through out hall way.

    « Nice! »

    Overall a very good experience with this hotel. Clean, excellent repair, helpful & polite staff. Free parking is VERY limited. First come, first serve. That was the only frustration. However, already knowing what a fiasco parking is in NYC, it was still easier than having to try and find a place to park EVERY night. :)

    « We will book this hotel again! »

    Location is not the best, but the service is excellent! Jessica, the breakfast lady is so funny and helpful. The receptionists especially Tiffany has patience to answer my annoying questions, even the housekeeping employees, they are willing to help you. (I forgot their names). Being tourist is not easy, you know! (: I recommend this hotel.

    « Nice hotel. Gloomy neighborhood »

    Hotel, service and staff were excellent during our 10 night stay during the Christmas and New Year. The neighborhood of Bedford and Stuyvesant was dark and without any interesting places to see. 500 metres to the nearest metro station. Trip to Time Square takes about 30 minutes.

    « A decent stay. »

    The location is convenient for those who want to explore Brooklyn area. The metro station is within walking distance. The hotel is very clean. They provide decent breakfast. However, don't rely on their Wifi services if you need high speed connection.

  • 4
    « not senior friendly »

    great in all ways, but no show crazy shower turn on lol Senior need to easily work things . some crazy way to activate shower tun on. No instructions available. All other things great affordable too. great location access to shops and eaterys.

    « Convenient location, comfortable w/ great customer service! »

    My boyfriend and I visited Brooklyn for a birthday party in Crown Heights and needed to find a location near by. This Best Western fit the need. Why I chose it: Location, free breakfast, free wi-fi and free parking. Location: Although I didn't take the train, there is a station super close to the hotel. I don't remember being disturbed by the sound of the train - which is awesome! Breakfast: It was your basic continental breakfast. They had pancakes, croissants, English muffins, toast, eggs, sausage and a variety of cereals, which they served in the Breakfast Room on the 2nd floor. Wi-Fi: The signal was strong and I was able to do what I needed. I can't speak much on its ability to steam music or video. Parking: Although parking is free, it is scarce and it is first come first serve. I believe there were about 8 - 10 parking spots behind the building and 2-3 in front of the building. Since we drove from Boston, we parked the car and took cabs and Uber to the near-by locations we were heading to. We didn't want to chance loosing our precious parking spot. Customer Service: The customer service was great! The two women at the front desk were very friendly, hospitable and helpful. They were great! Also to note: I noticed a computer and printer in the lobby which I think may be available for guest use. I didn't need it, nor did I notice anyone else using it. But it is good to know it is there is needed.

    « Below average...far below expectations of this hotel group »

    Seating area near reception dirty and so cold from the revolving doors. Tiny room, very cold then very hot with a non opening window. No wardrobe or drawers just mental hangers on pegs. No iron available. No UK or English speaking TV channels. No toiletries and towels ragged. Very limited selection in the 'a la carte' restaurant with staff more interested in talking to each other than serving customers. No room service, and the Sky bar staff refused to let me take a drink to my room. Breakfast was better but a little chaotic, sorry about the pun but felt a little like a bun fight. Then to find no table available...had to share a small table with others. My to go else where, what I will be doing on my next visit.

    « Efficient newer hotel near Fulton Street »

    For a NYC area hotel you can't beat the price. My room was cozy and clean. Hotel is located on Atlantic Ave a couple of blocks south of Fulton Street, lots of shops nearby and the neighbourhood is lively during the day....after dark is a different story. Parking is free but limited to 10 spaces on a first come basis. Breakfast is good, good coffee, juice, cereal, bread/toast, some fruit, yogurt, etc. The hot items such as eggs, sausages, pancakes are pre-made and therefore I would rate as satisfactory...OK for a quick protein hit but not a culinary treat. This hotel was perfect for me, cheap, clean, new and located only 1 mile from where I needed to be during my visit to Brooklyn, an easy walk to Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood. Lots of public transit options nearby (subway and buses). The elevated subway runs next door to this hotel (north side) but honestly this did not bother me, mainly because I had a room facing south on the other side and the rooms were well insulated from the street and traffic noise.

    « A Little More Than Just Continental »

    After a pretty hectic work week my boyfriend and I had made plans to meet a friend for brunch on a Saturday. Since we would be in Brooklyn anyways the words "why not get a room?" came to mind. After using all hotel booking apps I could, I found that Hotwire gave me the best deal, though i did not know where i would be staying before I booked it. After confirming my reservation I was given the Best Western Arena hotel. I called the hotel and was greeted by a pleasant voice, Morgan. After reading up on the Arena hotel here on Tripadvisor I knew to call ahead of time for some much needed info. Morgan made sure I knew to get there right at check in time which was 3:00pm to get one of the highly sought after 10 free parking spots. We did as we were told after having brunch we drove straight to the hotel and "bam" we get a spot right in front of the hotel right under the Best Western sign! Morgan had to leave for the day, but a great girl named Nia ended up taking care of us for the rest of the night. Nia was extremely delightful and accommodating. She got us plenty of complimentary bottles of water besides the two that were already in the fridge, under the microwave and an extra bath robe with slippers. She also pointed out plenty of places to check out around the neighborhood. Thanks to her we had a great quest for Jamaican beef patties that were out of this world! We spent a wonderful night together barricaded in our room with beef patties to heat up in the microwave and dessert stored in our fridge. Then came the continental breakfast. Our room was located right across from the breakfast dining area so we definitely knew what time it was. I would give this breakfast my "Best not so Continental Breakfast" award. They had hard boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, which I am a big fan of after eating so unhealthy the night before, and plenty of rolls to make sandwiches. Best of all they had an automatic pancake machine... yes they exist, I literally pushed a button and a minute later out came 2 fresh hot pancakes that I gladly melted butter on. After breakfast we packed up and checked out at 12:00pm Overall we had an absolutely amazing stay. We got exactly what we paid for and were very pleased. The only reason they did not get a perfect score with me is one exchange at the front desk with a gentleman in a suit. After having come back from a long walk we had asked for some water. The gentleman looked at me and said, "You know you have water in your fridge right?" I then said politely, "I had... which is why I am asking you for some now." He said nothing and gave me the waters with a not so cheery look on his face. It did not ruin my stay, but it did prevent this nice hotel from receiving a perfect review.

    « Be careful of some reviews »

    This hotel is very nice and the staff were terrific!! The location is scary. We were fortunate to have "safety in numbers". We were going to the Barclay Centre to see a hockey game. it was a 15 min brisk walk and a 5min cab to the Centre. There are no stores around the hotel for convenience items.

    « Do not stay here!! »

    Very disappointed!!! 1. the website says theres a swimming pool and there definitely isnt. 2. The "fitness" room has 2-3 bikes in it and thats it. 3. The parking lot holds only 5 cars so when i got there the front desk said its first come and its not guaranteed so I had to park 4 long dark blocks away. 4. Once I got into the room it was so tiny i could barely walk around the bed and I am a small person. 5. The AC/heater didnt work and the towels were stained. Overall not worth the money they charge per room at all!!!

    « Do Not Stay Here!!!! »

    First thing u notice on arrival is the neighbourhood....Hotel is located in the crime-infested area of Bedford-Stuyvesant (BedStuy for short). I was told to avoid this neighbourhood whenever I visit Brooklyn, and there i was actually staying there a few niights ....then there is the train that runs right by the front door of the hotel, just across the street!!!!....then there is the parking, ten spots for the entire hotel. If u r lucky to get a spot...dont be too happy, u r gonna b blocked in by the not so lucky ones...then u have to wait up to 30 mins to get out....the gym room contans one treadmill, one multi-use machine and a broken eliptical.....I will never stay at this hotel ever again....and I will tell everyone I know to avoid this hotel.....dark stain on the Best Western brand

    « Great Amenities in a Small Package »

    I was shocked that they built this hotel in so limited a space. However, my wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the amenities, excellent staff and consideration staff showed from the minute we arrived to and left. The front desk did an excellent job & the room was very clean. I suggest a room in the back if you want less street noise as the elevated train is right out front. If you need to be in the city, well, this hotel is located right in the city.

    « Good value »

    The rooms are small. The parking lot is smaller but you don't want to drive anyway. Clean comfortable well staffed. The continental breakfast is even better than it was a year ago. The rooms in back are more quiet, but the trains out front are authentic if not soothing

  • 4
    « Surprise in Brooklyn »

    We got in late,from visiting our daughter,to find a pleasant,clean and convenient hotel. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. The only drawback,would be the proximity to the mass transit(noisy in the morning),but hey its the city.

    « Great Stay »

    The staff was very welcoming and informative of local spots in the area.The rooms are very clean and spacious . Despite of location of hotel it is close to shopping district and restaurants.. We will definitely be back!

    « Stayed overnight on New Year's Eve »

    The previous reviews of this hotel are very accurate. The hotel is clean, rooms are nice/updated, I was able to get one of the 10 parking spots (a HUGE plus in that area), and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Breakfast the next morning was also a nice perk - nothing fancy, but the coffee and danish were good. My only (very minor) issue was that the hotel wasn't as close to the Barclay's Center as I thought - but that is my fault for assuming that "arena hotel" meant it was closer. It's about a (brisk) 20 minute walk to the arena. Very good stay overall. Thank you.

    « Great Customer Service »

    From the first phone call to check-in and check-out. I was welcomed very warmly and with a smile. Cleopatra and Armando both went above and beyond to make my stay a good one.They helped me with directions and about the area around the Hotel. As having been in the Hospitality Biz myself with Hilton and Wyndam for many years ..I found them to be very professional and just plain friendly..........The Hotel was also very nice ..New ,clean and comfortable...also I would like to mention Margaret who is also very welcoming.......John-Neal Fourcade

    « pleasantly surprised »

    This hotel was perfect for a short stay to visit Brooklyn, NY or See a show/game at the Barclays Center, Went to See Jimmy Buffett on New Years eve. Hotel was clean and neat. The Room was small for a family of 4 but that is how NYC hotels can be. They offer free parking which is on site for approximately 10 cars but they do offer alternative. The best little perk of this Hotel was the free continental plus Breakfast, which was excellent. The woman that was running it was so friendly and helpful, greeted everyone with a warm welcome. We were on the fifth floor and overlooking the elevated LI railroad, you can hear it but not to bad, I would recommend this for a short stay.

    « Pretty good, but do not stay on the cellar floor. »

    Best Western was an pretty ok stay for me. Mainly for 3 reasons: 1) When checking this place out on 3rd party websites, it is listed as having free parking. Even the actual site for this hotel vaguely describes the parking as "free based on availability". Now I see a hotel with parking in Brooklyn, thats pretty much a reservation, but for this hotel, the amount of parking, without a doubt should have been mentioned--because there are only 10 spaces, one being handicap. 5 floors, 56 rooms, 10 parking spaces. This should really be specified on their website as well as the third party websites. 2) If you do stay here, DO NO STAY ON THE CELLAR FLOOR. If I had known... The laundry room, the meeting rooms, the utility rooms--they are all on the cellar floor with a handful of rooms, mine included. The noise was ridiculous. The staff mostly, the people holding meetings in the conference rooms--it was too much, much too much noise because there is so much foot traffic. This is not blaming the staff of course, its just the location of the rooms make it impossible to avoid this noise. That said, if you stay here, and want to avoid heavy foot traffic along with noise, then request that you not be put on the cellar floor. 3) The wifi is slow. On my second day I got a parking spot which was good, but besides those two things, my stay here was great. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. Had smiles on their faces and were generally very welcoming which was a relief after the long night I had before finally getting this spot. Not to mention there check out time is noon, which is good for late nights. If in Brooklyn, I would definitely stay here again. It was clean, but kind of dark and old feeling (thats mostly because I really just love lots of light, especially natural light, which you cant get on the cellar floor. Another reason not to stay on the cellar floor) The room, the single king was kind of small, perfect for a solo traveler or a couple. It was affordable, and provided a comfortable sleep. Elevator is wicked slow. Continental breakfast provided. Really nice staff, would recommend. I'd rate this more of a 3.5 because I would definitely stay here again if in the area, but cant quite give it a 4 because the noise was just ridiculous.

    « congrats »

    i congratulate the staff for the great services, i hope to return more often cause my french's girlfriend was very satisfied and loved everything about it.i have never been in another hotel in brooklyn but Best Western Arena is already my favorite.

    « Nice Hotel in Brooklyn... »

    Close to the A train into Manhattan and close to many Brooklyn attractions as well. Easy two train commute to JFK. The staff are exceptionally friendly and easy-going. Don't be put off by the train in front of the hotel, the windows are double insulated and the noise of the train in not a problem. Sketchy looking building next door, but all will be well. You'll enjoy your stay and you'll be well taken care of while there.

    « Nice hotel in a not so nice neighbourhood »

    If you want a comfortable, clean hotel in Brooklyn close to public transportation (bus, subway etc.) with helpful friendly staff then this is the place for you. If you are looking for a higher end hotel in a nice neighbourhood then it is not. We stayed 2 nights and were completely satisfied. Really impressed with the staff which for me is important.

    « Nice stay... »

    The Hotel is actually quite nice and stands out from the surroundings. The receptionists and other employees are very helpful and dedicated, making the actual stay at the hotel a pleasant experience. Breakfast could be upgraded. I do not recommend the hotel for families with children, but this is due to the neithbourhood, which a night seems unpleasant. But altogether a nice stay - at a great price.

  • 5
    « great stay »

    We had a pre criuse and post cruise stay for 5 and two days, yes the area could be better but we felt safe,close to subway direct trains to manhattan good takeaways and applebees nearby, local indian is very good. download a self walking tour of Brooklyn heights what a find amazing views felt so safe and the Brooklyn Mass transit museum in an old ghost subway is a must,we also got the subway to Coney island which is mostly above ground although the fairground was closed still worth a trip also Roosevelt Island using the ariel tram is great which you can use your metro card on,also not to miss is the highline dissused railway made into a garden starts close to Chelsea market get on or off at various places. The hotel is a gem clean rooms good bathroom plenty of space rooms at rear are quieter as the long island railway does pass elevated at the front,biulding work is going on at the rear and side but never disturbed us. The breakfast room is sparse but very very clean and the variety is good with some hot choices also fresh pancakes cerials eggs danish etc plenty of fruit etc all the staff are so helpful and the left luggage is so handy ,a taxi to the cruise terminal is approx 45$ same for JFK. Anyone who moans about this hotel go and pay treble downtown, we used the subway a lot never late but felt safe as with all of the city if you have time bike hire in the park is great as you can cover much more. Brooklyn is lovely and so close to the city using the subway watch the sunset from the front would definatly stay again.

    « Safe and comfortable place in a funky part of town »

    This place is indeed an oasis right in the heart of a funky part of Brooklyn. Most of the rooms face away from the hustle and bustle and thus are quiet. The staff seem happy and well-treated which always spills over into service. We were brave and explored the side streets - had a great time. It is close enough to the subway to hop on an express and go anyway.

    « Good stay in a friendly hotel »

    We stayed for two nights, the hotel is good, clean, and safe. The neighborhood is not great, but we did not feel unsafe even when we walked. Very friendly and efficient staff in the front desk. They were very helpful. The room was small, but had good amenities including a fridge, microwave and WiFi, and everything worked well.. Plenty of hot water. Our room was quiet and away from the train line. Breakfast was regular, in a clean room, and not too crowded. Overall pretty good stay.

    « Good stay »

    Didn't care for the location, but the room was very clean and comfortable. Really clean bath, nice TV and great bed. The breakfast provided was EXCELLENT! two forms of eggs, sausage, a pancake MACHINE that was great, fruit, cereal, juice, coffee bread (and toaster) and danish, too. Two block walk in a busy neighborhood to the A train station.

    « Nice hotel, affordable and only 20' away from the centre »

    Good hotel, what you see is what you get. Nothing special, but good value for your money. Friendly staff. + 5' walk to the metro and a 20' ride to downtown Manhattan. Simple but good breakfast. Not really an area with nice views.

    « Nice stay »

    We stayed for three nights and it was pretty nice. The parking lot is small but we were able to park there during our stay. It is a quick 3 blocks to subway (can get to Brooklyn Bridge area or Manhatten quickly, especially if you get express train). The lobby is small but the staff was friendly. They give you water bottles upon request. The rooms are small but sufficient. I understand that most hotels in the city have small rooms. We had a room with 2 doubles and 4 adults do it was tight but do-able. The room was clean and had a fridge and microwave. Our room was on the street side and so it faced the elevated train. Regarding the noise, I really don't think it bothered me. Honestly the train sound is pretty similar to noises you'd hear near the airport. I slept in bed closet to the air conditioner and train noises. I did use ear plugs but they were just cheap ones and I think I used them more to fall asleep rather than stay asleep. Our room was clean. The breakfast is not my favorite but sufficient to get you to lunch and it's free. The woman who worked in there was nice each morning. The coffee was good. We walked to and from subway each day. Going out of the hotel and going left towards Nostram was the yuckiest part of the walk. Next door to the hotel is (?) vacant lot and it's pretty smelly through there ... Kind of made me wonder what is behind the makeshift wall. When you turn on Nostrand you walk past all kinds of shops and restaurants. It can be busy at times but I didn't feel like I was in danger. I think you should be cautious but don't avoid it out of fear of the neighborhood. The latest we were out was 11:45 pm, there were still a lot of people out on the street. My only real complaint is the wifi. It was so slow and frustrating.


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·From: The east. Take NY-27 West/Sunrise Highway to the belt Parkway West ramp on the left to Verrazano Bridge. Merge onto Belt Parkway/Shore Parkway West. Take Exit 14 for Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn right at Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn left at Atlantic Avenue. Make a U-turn at Nostrand Avenue. The Best Western Plus Arena Hotel will be on the right. ·From: The west. Merge onto I-78 East-partial toll road entering New York. Turn left toward Laight Street-toll road. Turn right at Laight Street. Continue onto Thompson Street. Continue onto Canal Street. Slight right at Manhattan Bridge. Continue onto Flatbush Avenue Exit. Slight left at Fulton Street. Turn right at Vanderbilt Avenue. Take the firs...

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