Illumination Bed & Breakfast

2.5 star property
B&B with 24-hour fitness, near Barclays Center Brooklyn

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Illumination Bed & Breakfast

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Property entrance
Room, Non Smoking (BEDROOM #2)
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk
Bathroom sink

Overview of Illumination Bed & Breakfast

7.2 out of 10 Good
7.2/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
138 Saint James Place, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Room service
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Arcade/game room
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • DVD player

Room options

Room, Non Smoking (BEDROOM #3)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Room, Non Smoking (BEDROOM #4)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Room, Non Smoking (BEDROOM #1)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Room, Non Smoking (BEDROOM #2)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Brooklyn
  • Barclays Center Brooklyn - 16 min walk
  • Prospect Park - 3 min drive
  • Dumbo Terminal - 5 min drive
  • Brooklyn Cruise Terminal - 7 min drive
  • Sunset Park - 9 min drive
  • Wall Street - 7 min drive
  • New York University - 9 min drive
  • Brooklyn Bridge - 8 min drive
  • Washington Square Park - 9 min drive
  • National September 11 Memorial - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 14 min drive
  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 25 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 37 min drive
  • Newark Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 40 min drive
  • MacArthur Airport (ISP) - 93 min drive
  • Stewart Intl. Airport (SWF) - 108 min drive
  • East New York Station - 8 min drive
  • Brooklyn Flatbush Avenue Station - 16 min walk
  • Brooklyn Nostrand Avenue Station - 25 min walk
  • Clinton - Washington Av. Station - 6 min walk
  • Clinton - Washington Av. Station (Lafayette Av) - 6 min walk
  • Classon Av. Station - 8 min walk


  • Hops Hill - 5 min walk
  • Hungry Ghost - 7 min walk
  • Bergen Bagels on Fulton - 5 min walk
  • Otway Bakery - 5 min walk
  • Sisters - 5 min walk

About this property

Illumination Bed & Breakfast

When you stay at Illumination Bed & Breakfast, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of One World Trade Center and Barclays Center Brooklyn. Guests can enjoy the 24-hour fitness center or take advantage of nearby hiking/biking trails. Other highlights include free bike rentals and a terrace. Public transportation is just a short walk: Clinton - Washington Av. Station is 6 minutes and Clinton - Washington Av. Station (Lafayette Av) is 6 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–noon
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Art supplies
  • Children's books

What to do

  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bicycle rentals


  • Built in 1931
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Arcade/game room


  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens
  • Laundry detergent

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance and local calls

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 10 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Illumination Bed & Breakfast offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Illumination Bed & Breakfast does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Illumination Bed & Breakfast?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Illumination Bed & Breakfast?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Illumination Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Illumination Bed & Breakfast?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Illumination Bed & Breakfast?
No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but Resorts World Casino (13-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Illumination Bed & Breakfast and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics and yoga. Enjoy amenities like a 24-hour fitness center, an arcade, and a picnic area. Illumination Bed & Breakfast also has access to a nearby health club.
What's the area around Illumination Bed & Breakfast like?
Illumination Bed & Breakfast is in the heart of Brooklyn, a short 6-minute walk from Clinton - Washington Av. Station and 16 minutes' walk from Barclays Center Brooklyn.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Very Charming Brownstone in convenient location in Brooklyn. George is charming.
Jerry, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Michael, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Kevin, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Stacey, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

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!
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Marquita, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Cancelled booking on night of stay; rude attendant
My reservation was cancelled on me on the day of my stay because another guest had an emergency and needed to stay another night, so they no longer had room for me. They made no offer to help me find another hotel, and told me that calling them to ask for help was wasting both my time and theirs. Needless to say, their customer service was awful and I will do my best to make sure removes Illumination B&B from their list of accommodations.
Julianne, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Good stay overall, the host is very friendly
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

All good
Nice place in a nice area shops and subway not far away
stephen, 3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great stay!
Loved staying here. It was clean, and comfortable, and close to what we needed. I would definitely stay here again when I go back up that way!
Shannon, 2-night trip with friends
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