Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn

Thinking about a quick trip to Brooklyn? Here’s what you need to know if you stay in the Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn based on Woof  Woof’s Visit:

Positives:

  • Woof Woof, and other dogs,  are often offered the corner room.
  • Breakfast included free egg white omelets. There were also free pancakes and toast, but Woof Woof wasn’t as fond of these options.
  • The neighborhood is convenient if you are spending a lot of time in downtown Brooklyn. We were able to walk to quite a few dog friendly bars and coffeeshops. The Barclay Center is just 5 minutes away and the nearby subway station offers a quick route to most of Manhattan.

Negatives:

  • The biggest drawback to the hotel is the steep pet fee of $100 per dog per night.
  • The maximum weight per dog is 50 pounds. If you stayed in this hotel for 5 nights with two dogs, you’d add $1,000 to the price of your stay. One dog would add $500.
  • There are nearby hotels with a much lower pet fee. For instance, the Nu hotel in Brooklyn has a pet fee of $100 for the entire stay. The Aloft hotel in Queens doesn’t charge a pet fee at all and allows any size dog.

The verdict on this hotel is go ahead and book it if you happen to be in town for an event at the Barclay Center or to see friends or attractions within walking distance. Otherwise, you may be better off with a different hotel with a lower pet fee.