A casual, modern stay in Downtown Brooklyn.
Brooklyn’s cultural ascendancy has brought many changes to the once-overlooked borough, not the least of which is an influx of modern boutique hotels. Dazzler Brooklyn is among the newest of these offerings, and one of the most appealing. While it proffers an elevated aesthetic informed by midcentury and art deco precedents, the Dazzler avoids the trap of heavy-handed hipsterdom. Not everything is handmade, artisanal, or “bespoke” (save for the hand-woven jute rugs), and walls are mural-free. Instead, local firm Clo-th Interiors has created a sleek, comfortable feel, adorning each of the 174 guestrooms with polished brass lamps and soft gray walls. By comparison, the lobby is distinctly brighter, with jewel-toned velvet seating set against a mirror reticulated in gold. The highlight? A quick trip up the elevator to the rooftop beer garden reveals an expansive, pared-down space lined with communal wooden and wrought-iron tables. Strings of fairy lights illuminate the evenings, when guests gather to drink craft beer and socialize high above the borough’s brownstone-lined streets.