What We Love
- The two-story rooftop bar, with panoramic views of the Hudson River and New York skyline
- 24-hour basement gym and fitness center
- Northern Italian fare at the ground-floor Il Principe restaurant
What To Know
- There’s no spa, but the concierge will be happy to recommend an option in nearby Soho
- Valet parking is available for an additional fee
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Exposed concrete and raw leather nod to the warehouses that used to populate the area, while chrome fixtures, glossy walnut paneling, and blue and white furnishings give the hotel a yacht-like feel. The common spaces are also tempered by green touches; vertical gardens adorn the back walls of the lobby and restaurant. Artwork includes detail photographs of New York bridges and mirrored murals on each floor. Upstairs, 122 guest rooms tend toward the nautical, with lacquered wooden headboards, Midcentury Modern furnishings, and clean white linens with navy trim. Well-stocked minibars include full-size bottles of Hudson Bourbon or Don Julio and ample snacks (there’s also room service from the ground-floor restaurant). Il Principe, the Hugo’s 80-seat Northern Italian restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a wood- and marble-surfaced space; grab a seat on the front patio when the weather is nice. The two-story rooftop bar, open year-round, has retractable windows offering panoramic views of the skyline to the east and the Hudson River to the west.
In the Area
Tucked between Tribeca, Soho and the West Village, Hudson Square is just a few blocks from some of the city’s best shopping, drinking and dining options. Head east for prime shopping: Mercer Street is home to boutique favorites Cutler and Gross, A.P.C., and Rag & Bone, while Broadway has big names such as Bloomingdale’s, Top Shop and Uniqlo. Catch an intimate dinner away from the crowds at Little Prince — sit at the candlelit bar and order the French onion soup burger. Just a few blocks away, on Spring, the nearly 200-year-old Ear Inn is the city’s oldest working bar, serving reasonably priced wines and draft beers (as well as chicken pot pie) alongside live jazz on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Get your dessert fix at Jacques Torres, New York’s Willy Wonka–esque chocolatier.
How to Get There
This is a trendy partyish type hotel with a roof top bar that has a crowd behind a velvet rope trying to get in in peak season. That vibe permeates the whole place. I myself enjoyed a little rowdiness, noise in the lobby and entertaining drunks in the elevators. You may not.
It is also not really convenient to anyplace touristy and there is not much at all right around it as to food and shopping. It is basically in a quiet industrial area. Not bad or unsafe, just not much happening.
Room was super TINY. But new and nice.
Perfect location and helpful staff - John H and Jonathan were a tremendous help with lots of moving parts, checking in and out, and dealing with luggage! Enjoyed the lounge for breakfast and getting work done in the morning, and the location was perfect to walk across to Soho or up towards Greenwich and the West Village.
Booked the Hotel Hugo through Marcello for 2 nights to celebrate our anniversary in Manhattan. Very friendly and helpful front desk staff especially Miles. A bit surprised there was no acknowledgement of our anniversary. The 11th floor room was small but had a nice view of the Hudson. Great location convenient to shops, restaurants and subway. Highly recommend Bagels on the Square or Spring street deli for a light bite to eat nearby. We were not made aware upon check in that we had complimentary breakfast. Despite the construction next-door, Hotel Hugo provides a reasonably nice and convenient stay in SOHO. Highly recommend calling Eddy Dominguez directly as a driver to/from LaGuardia and Kennedy airports (216) 526-4585. Bellhop’s John and Jose were very helpful. Hope to meet the GM (Pablo) next visit.
Much closer to the river than the good part of SOHO. Only 2 elevators for the entire establishment (including very busy rooftop bar and hotel staff). The stairs don't go all the way to the ground floor so you have to take the elevators. One of which didn't work. Desk staff wasn't very kind.. There are better hotels. Had a 2nd floor room, the view of an air conditioning unit. On the plus side, the bellhops were nice and it was clean.
Always enjoy staying at Hotel Hugo for my trips to NYC, great for both business and leisure / holidays. Close to great restaurants and shopping. Staff are very friendly and especially the bellman, John H!