Dekoven Suites

30 Dekoven Court, Brooklyn, New York 11230
Innkeeper(s): Susan Lehrer
 
  • Introduction

     

    Built in 1904, DeKoven Suites is a three-story gracious Victorian home offering guests comfortable, spacious and private accommodations along with plenty of free parking and easy access (3 minute walk) to the subway or bus.

    Located on a quiet tree lined street, Dekoven Suites is only twenty minutes by subway to Manhattan and around the block from the subway station.  

    Relaxation, comfort and beauty are what will make your stay at DeKoven Suites the perfect choice for a New York adventure or family visit!

    Guests can choose between the large Master Bedroom with a private en suite bathroom for single or double occupancy; or the larger downstairs Suite for singles, couples, or families in a spacious two room area with private bath and sitting area.

    Dekoven Suites is the Best Kept Secret in Brooklyn!

     

     

    Small Weddings and Receptions

    Dekoven Suites is the perfect place for small weddings and receptions up to 50 people. The first floor and suite off the kitchen include two bathrooms, and there is seating for fifty guests with a large kitchen for use by caterers.

    Dining Room

    Breakfast, set out at 7:30 a.m., includes fruit, rolls, cereal, cheese, jams, fresh coffee, and an assortment of teas. Weather permitting, you can enjoy breakfast in the garden, which Susan maintains herself. Special dietary arrangements can be accommodated with prior notice.

    Meet the Innkeepers

    Susan and Chalo, your hosts, have been living in their Brooklyn home for the past 14 years. Your hosts welcome your visit and are ready to help you with your questions and sightseeing plans. Open All Year and Reservations are recommended in advance.

    Susan and Chalo invite you to share their home on your next visit to New York City.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Susan for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Guests stay with us because we are a great value, comfort and we are close to train.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn? 

    We are best known for the comfort we offer our guests. We have large rooms and we offer free admission to the Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the New York Botanical Garden. We love feeling as if we are stepping back in time to feel like you are in "Old Victorian New York".

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The number one reason to visit here is for the adventure, culture and excitement!

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Many consider Dekoven Suites a second home in New York City.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    We are only 10 minutes to the beach as well as 10 minutes to an ice skating rink.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Those staying longer than a weekend should try and visit the famous Di Fara Pizza, Coney Island,  and Barclays Center.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Cortelyou Rd is within walking distance as well as restaurants and musical entertainment. 

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Farm on Adderley is our favorite.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    http://brooklyn.com/

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 3 rooms, each with its own private bath.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets.

     

  • Local Attractions

    Brooklyn is Manhattan's backyard. There is an endless array of entertainment, sports, and cultural activities within Brooklyn or a 20-minute subway ride to Manhattan. Home to Coney Island amusement park and boardwalk, NY Aquarium, Prospect Park, Brighton Beach, and the Coney Island baseball team, your activities range from strolling down the beach, to surveying the city, to just relaxing in the garden of Dekoven Suites. The subway, only three blocks away, takes you to Manhattan's unmatched energy in just 20 minutes. Or stay close by and take a 10-minute walk to Prospect Park (summer drumming circles in Prospect Park, weather permitting), the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.

    We have fabulous dining only three blocks away! Visit our local French bistro Pomme de Terre or walk a few extra blocks to The Farm on Adderley. The favorite local watering hole is Sycamore, a flower shop by day and hip bar featuring live music at night.

    Local Restaurants and Bars

    We have fabulous dining only three blocks away!
    Visit our local French bistro Pomme de Terre (www.pdtny.com). Or walk a few extra blocks to The Farm on Adderley (www.thefarmonadderley.com).

    The favorite local watering hole is Sycamore, a flower shop by day and hip bar featuring live music at night. Check it out at www.sycamorebrooklyn.com.

    Local Attractions

    Coney Island:
    www.coneyisland.com

    Brooklyn Cyclones:
    www.brooklyncyclones.com

    Brighton Beach:
    http://nymag.com/guides/everything/brighton-beach/

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens: 
    www.bbg.org

    Brooklyn Museum:
    www.brooklynmuseum.org

    Prospect Park:
    The attractions of Brooklyn's famed Prospect Park are numerous. Ice skating is located at Wollman Rink. Play tennis at the Prospect Park Tennis Center. You can also visit the Prospect Park Zoo, ride their historic carousel, or even go horseback riding.
    www.prospectpark.org

    Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM): www.bam.org

    Brooklyn Historical Society:
    www.brooklynhistory.org

    Celebrate Brooklyn!:
    This music festival takes place at the Prospect Park Bandshell from June 9, 2010 to August 2010.
    www.celebratebrooklyn.org

    Brooklyn Bridge:
    www.nycroads.com/crossings/brooklyn/

    Free Swimming Pools: http://mommypoppins.com/ny-kids/best-free-brooklyn-swimming-pools

    Deep Sea Fishing in Sheapshead Bay:
    www.nycfishing.com

    Historic Greenwood Cemetery:
    www.green-wood.com

    Brooklyn Tabernacle Church Choir:
    www.brooklyntabernacle.org

    DUMBO:
    www.dumbonyc.com

    Barge Music:
    www.bargemusic.org

  • Directions

    Directions from Airports By Car (Taxi)

    JFK

    • From airport exit, follow signs for Belt Parkway West, Brooklyn /Verrazano Bridge.
    • Follow the Belt Parkway to the exit for Ocean Parkway north (right toward Manhattan, not left toward the ocean).
    • Follow Ocean Parkway north (the streets are alphabetical starting from Avenue Z -- where you get on -- and work their way up).
    • Turn right at Foster Avenue (the first traffic light after Avenue I ).
    • Follow Foster Avenue till the fifth traffic light at Rugby Road.
    • Turn right onto Rugby Road. The first street (after three houses) is DeKoven Court. It is a dead end and you can only turn left onto DeKoven. We are at #30.

    LaGuardia

    • Take the Grand Central west towards Manhattan and exit for the BQE (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway)
    • Take the BQE until the exit for the Prospect Park Expressway (PPE). This exit is after the elevated roadway, after the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel exit, and is on the left side of the roadway.
    • The PPE turns into Ocean Parkway after you get to the first traffic light at Church Avenue. Take Ocean Parkway until Foster Avenue.
    • Turn left onto Foster Avenue.
    • Right turn at fifth traffic light at Rugby Road.
    • First left after 3 houses on DeKoven Court. We are #30.

    NEWARK AIRPORT

    • New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit for Gothel's Bridge (Rt#278 East)(Toll into Staten Island).
    • After entering Staten Island, follow signs for the Varrenzanno Bridge
    • Cross the Varrenzanno Bridge (no toll) on THE UPPER ROADWAY ON THE LEFT
    • Stay in the Left lane of the bridge into Brooklyn and take first exit on left to Belt Parkway, East (Left Lane exits onto the Belt Parkway)
    • Follow the Belt Parkway to the Exit for Ocean Parkway North.
    • Ocean Parkway to Foster Ave (about 3 miles). RIGHT onto Foster Ave (foster is first traffic light after Ave. I )
    • 5th traffic light on Foster and turn Right onto Rugby Rd. First Left (after 3 houses) onto Dekoven Court #30.

    From LaGuardia by Subway/ Bus

    • Take the M-60 Bus to 125th Street in Manhattan and change to the 4 or 5 downtown to 14th Street/Union Station. There you will change trains to the Q train.
    • Take the Q train all the way to Newkirk Avenue station (about 30-40 minutes).
    • Get off at Newkirk Avenue station in Brooklyn. Exit the station (which is in the middle of a shopping plaza) on the left side and walk to your left to the end of the plaza at Foster Avenue.
    • Turn right on Foster and walk one block to the traffic light at Rugby Road.
    • Turn left onto Rugby and walk 1/2 block.
    • Turn left onto DeKoven Court and we are at #30.

    From JFK By Subway

    • Take the Airport Airtrain to Jamaica Station.
    • Then take the Long Island Railroad to the ONLY STOP in Brooklyn: Flatbush Avenue/Atlantic Avenue.
    • Then walk inside the station to the subway (you don't have to leave the station) and take the Q or B line downtown toward Coney Island/Brighton Beach.
    • Get off at Newkirk Avenue station in Brooklyn. Exit the station (which is in the middle of a shopping plaza) on the left side and walk to your left to the end of the plaza at Foster Avenue.
    • Turn right on Foster and walk one block to the traffic light at Rugby Road.
    • Turn left onto Rugby and walk 1/2 block.
    • Turn left onto DeKoven Ct. and we are at #30.

    Subway from Manhattan
    Please note that the B train does NOT run after 8 pm or on weekends.

    1. From Penn Station on weekdays and before 8 pm:

    • Take the A train downtown to West 4th Street station.
    • Change to the "B" train downtown to Brooklyn.
    • Get off at Newkirk Avenue station in Brooklyn. Exit the station (which is in the middle of a shopping plaza) on the left side and walk to your left to the end of the plaza at Foster Avenue.
    • Turn right on Foster and walk one block to the traffic light at Rugby Road.
    • Turn left onto Rugby and walk 1/2 block.
    • Turn left onto DeKoven Ct. and we are at #30.

    2. From Penn Station on weekends or weekdays after 8 pm:

    • Take the 2 or 3 train downtown to Atlantic Avenue station.
    • Change to the Q or B train downtown to Brooklyn.
    • Get off at Newkirk Avenue station in Brooklyn.
    • Exit the station (which is in the middle of a shopping plaza) on the left side and walk to your left to the end of the plaza at Foster Avenue.
    • Turn right on Foster and walk one block to the traffic light at Rugby Road.
    • Turn left onto Rugby and walk 1/2 block.
    • Turn left onto DeKoven Ct. and we are at #30.

    3. From Grand Central Station (East Side):

    • Take the 4 or 5 train downtown to 14th Street/Union Square station (first stop on the 4 or 5 train). Then change at Union Square to the Q train downtown to Brooklyn.
    • Get off at Newkirk Avenue station in Brooklyn.
    • Exit the station (which is in the middle of a shopping plaza) on the left side and walk to your left to the end of the plaza at Foster Avenue.
    • Turn right on Foster and walk one block to the traffic light at Rugby Road.
    • Turn left onto Rugby and walk 1/2 block.
    • Turn left onto DeKoven Court. We are at #30.

    By Car

    1. Traveling by car from the North (from the New York State Thruway):

    • Cross the Tappan Zee Bridge to the Saw Mill Parkway South. This becomes the Henry Hudson Parkway.
    • Travel south all the way to the bottom of Manhattan and follow signs for the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
    • After exiting the tunnel in Brooklyn and paying the Toll, get into the left lane.
    • Take the first exit on left side for the Prospect Park Expressway (PPE) .
    • The PPE becomes Ocean Parkway when you hit the first light at Church Avenue.
    • Continue on Ocean Parkway until Foster Avenue. Turn left on Foster Avenue.
    • At the fifth traffic light, turn right onto Rugby Road. Immediate left onto DeKoven Court. We are the 5th house on right at #30.

    2. Travel directions from New England:

    • 95 to the Whitestone Bridge.
    • After the Whitestone take the Van Wyck south to the Belt Parkway west.
    • Exit at at Ocean Parkway north. Continue on Ocean Parkway until you reach Foster Avenue.
    • Turn right onto Foster Avenue.
    • At the fifth traffic light turn right onto Rugby Road. Immediate left onto DeKoven Court. We are the fifth house on left at #30.

    3. Directions from the South:

    • New Jersey Turnpike to Exit #10 to Outerbridge Crossing (toll into Staten Island).
    • After entering Staten Island, follow signs for the West Shore Expressway.
    • Take it to the merge into the Staten Island Expressway East towards the Verrazano Bridge (no toll).
    • Cross the Verrazano Bridge in the left lane of the bridge into Brooklyn and exit to Belt Parkway, east. (Left lane exits onto the Belt Parkway.)
    • Take the Belt Parkway to exit for Ocean Parkway north.
    • Take Ocean Parkway to Foster Avenue (about three miles).
    • Turn right onto Foster Avenue. (Foster is the first traffic light after Avenue I).
    • At the fifth traffic light turn right onto Rugby Road. Immediate left onto DeKoven Court. We are the fifth house on left at #30.

    4. Travel directions from the West (PA):

    • From the George Washington Bridge, stay in the upper roadway, far right lane.
    • Take the first Exit on right for Henry Hudson parkway south/downtown.
    • Follow the Henry Hudson Parkway South all the way to the bottom of Manhattan and stay in your far left lane.
    • Follow signs for the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
    • After paying the tunnel toll in Brooklyn, get into the left lane.
    • Take the first exit on the left side for the Prospect Park Expressway.
    • This becomes Ocean Parkway when you hit the first light at Church Avenue.
    • Continue on Ocean Parkway until you reach Foster Avenue.
    • Turn left on Foster Avenue. At the fifth traffic light, turn right onto Rugby Road. Immediate left onto DeKoven Court. We are the fifth house on left at #30.