Like I said, I’m home and I love this part of New York, so even though this was my first stay at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, it wasn’t my first visit. I’ve been enjoying drinks at Harriett’s, on the rooftop, and I’ve been exposed to some of the leading looks at the hotel. Let’s just say that if this house had a mood board, Gwyneth Paltrow (who lived there) would be everywhere.
This brings me to a few questions about staying before I begin: Would 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge be good for a family? Would I feel out of place if I left my room to pick up some fruit in the early AM from the aforementioned farm?
The answers are yes and no, respectively. In fact, from the moment I stepped inside, stroller in tow, not only was I comfortable, but my son was treated like a star. The hotel staff, including the best-looking man on the ship, sought him out to discuss his interests. Another kid-friendly moment that stood out was our rooftop pool: We grabbed some low-key seats among the guests who looked inspired (one was filming a 360-degree video of the panoramic view) but didn’t feel out of place. Menus for snacks—and grocery lists—were promptly handed out and I sat back and watched as my son enjoyed the four-foot depth of water. (A rare hotel bonus: There’s a lifeguard.)