Illumination Bed & Breakfast

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5
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3.4 / 5
19 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Brooklyn Bridge
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    One World Trade Center
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Battery Park
    9 min drive
  • Airport
    New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)
    16 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Brooklyn, Illumination Bed & Breakfast is in the city centre and near a metro station. 5th Avenue and Chelsea Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Prospect Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Check out an event or a game at Barclays Center Brooklyn, and consider making time for Central Park Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the bed & breakfast's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transport: Clinton - Washington Av. Station is 6 minutes by foot and Clinton - Washington Av. Station (Lafayette Av) is 6 minutes.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Brooklyn Bridge - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      One World Trade Center - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Battery Park - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      New York University - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Ellis Island - 20 min drive

    Getting around

    • Clinton - Washington Av. Station - 6 min walk
    • Brooklyn Flatbush Avenue Station - 16 min walk
    • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 16 min drive

    About this property

    Illumination Bed & Breakfast

    Along with a meeting room, this bed & breakfast has free self-parking and free WiFi in public areas. All 4 rooms offer free WiFi, hydromassage showerheads and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find DVD players, ceiling fans and ironing boards. Bathrooms are shared.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee daily

    Family friendly

    • DVD player

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Business services

    • 1 meeting room


    • Terrace


    • Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan


    • bathtub or shower
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer (on request)
    • Hydromassage showerhead
    • Shared bathroom (in-room sink)


    • TV channels
    • DVD player
    • TV

    Food and drink

    • Shared kitchen


    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board

    Frequently asked questions


    Guest rating

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

    Clean and a great price

    The host was very acomdating, a brownstone in a nice neighborhood in Brooklyn. Facilities were clean and you cant beat the price. Parking is on the street so if u arrive late u may be parking a block or 2 away.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    George Gittens was an excellent host and he bought us breakfast. He is a health expert and vegan chef. The building is a Brooklyn Brownstone built in 1931. It has many original details and characteristics still intact. The beds were extremely comfortable and the rooms are spacious. The property is in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn which is a very safe and sought after neighborhood. There are many restaurants and tourist attractions nearby. George Gittens is a historian of the neighborhood and has lived there all of his life. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in Brooklyn.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    George Gittens, a vegan chef and holistic health consultant is an very accommodating host. Make sure to ask him for his GET WELL CD. He paid for my breakfast and he knows the area very well and was able to inform me about different venues in the area. The house was built in 1931 and still has its architectural features still intact. It's comfortable and clean. The neighborhood is very safe with great restaurants and multiple tourist attractions. It is near trains which gives you easy access to Manhattan.

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019


      They claim to be a "Bed and Breakfast," but they are not, at least not in the traditional sense. What you are doing by staying here is renting a room in a rooming house/flop house. (If you want breakfast you are emailed a link to where you can order takeout from a local bagel shop...) But what really ruined our experience was an extraordinarily loud, intrusive "church party" (we were told) taking place on the first floor, directly beneath our room. Despite multiple calls to the proprietor the loud music, (complete with thumping bass lines that shook our room floor, walls and furniture), slamming doors and shrieking guests went on until well past midnight. Completely unacceptable. I have never had a worse night in any hotel I have ever stayed in. At one point we discussed just packing everything back up and leaving in the middle of the night. Avoid at any cost. You have been warned!

      Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Cozy, clean and great location.

      I really liked the location and the room. Everything was cozy and we got a call every morning to see if we needed anything. The only thing I would change is how the shower worked... You had to finagle with it to get the right temperature.

      Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2018

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