Thursday, May 25, 2006

Accepting Reservations in Gowanus: King Bed, Non-Smoking, Canal Vu

A visit to the Holiday Inn Express website reveals that the long-awaited Holiday Inn Express on Union Street, between Fourth and Third Avenues, is now taking reservations for arrivals after July 15. Amusingly, since Gowanus and/or G-Slope seem to lack that certain cachet, the hotel is alternately described as the Brooklyn Holiday Inn Express or the Park Slope Holiday Inn Express. (All of which gets back to the issue of what is Gowanus and what is not, but that is another subject.)

Rooms at the Gowanus Holiday Inn Express (115 rooms, nine floors) start at $129 and run up to $143, which will make them quite the NYC lodging bargain with the budget conscious traveller. In Holiday Inn's own words:
Hotel features include complimentary deluxe continental breakfast buffet, free wireless high speed internet access and free local phone calls...We have also created the world's best tasting cinnamon roll...Visit Brooklyn, NY and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel.
Gowanus Lounge is tempted to check in for a night, just to get a upper floor room with a nice view of the South Brooklyn Seine. Too bad there's no rooftop pool.


Blogger Tracy Kaufman said...

Anyone who wants to vacation in beautiful historic Gowanus on a budget is welcome to sleep in my living room for $50/night. Warning: we may or may not be infested with millipedes.

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