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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I stayed at the hotel for four nights in November and the place is a great small, but perfectly formed hotel. The bar on the roof is lovely and the food and service are great. I stay here when I travel to the states with work and will be doing so when I come for pleasure too.
The staff are friendly, helpful and the neighbourhood is quiet and it’s easy to get around the city for here.
The hotel is ok, sadly there is a lot of construction going on and the view from our room was the worse ever! We were not in the room that much, so not a real problem. The main problem for us was the housekeeping. On our second day, no coffee so phoned Reception and they brought coffee up, not a big problem. Third day, exhausted from walking around NY came back to our room at 3.45 pm to find it not serviced. Phoned Reception who said they would get it done asap. After a lot of phone calls I eventually spoke to the housekeeper. She informed me that the rooms are serviced anytime up to 7pm!! I expressed my dismay and she said if we want our room to be serviced before this time to let Reception know in the morning. So my room tip is inform Reception in the morning when you would like your room to be ready for you. On a positive note, great location, comfortable bed. Sadly the building being built next door is blocking a third of the view from the roof top bar. The website photos need to be changed to reflect this.
Nice, clean, chic hotel with a good restaurant on the main floor and a cool rooftop bar for cocktails in the evening. Oscar in the lobby always takes good care of the guests too!
Recommend it for sure!!