Hudson New York, Central Park
What We Love
- Great location, steps from many of NYC’s top sights
- Brand new hotspot, Half & Half, an 80s-inspired arcade and dance hall
- Multiple dining options: Hudson Common, Library Bar, Hudson Lodge and Half & Half
What To Know
- Nightclub-like scene won’t appeal to all travelers
- Street-view rooms can be noisy
- Although spruced up in 2012, rooms are still on the dark side and start at a teeny 150 square feet
- Great location, steps from many of NYC’s top sights
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A fortress of unabashed but accessibly priced glam, Hudson New York caters to travelers who care as much about the scene as the sleep when it comes to hotels. From the moment you enter, signs of Philippe Starck’s vision are everywhere. Two sleek escalators transport patrons into a dramatic greenhouse that doubles as the hotel lobby. All 878 guest rooms were spruced up in 2012 following a year-long revamp and are now lighter and brighter than before. The Makore wood walls and exotic African flooring remain but illuminated mirrors, funky x-ray bedside lamps and brand-new stainless steel furniture have lifted the look. But the rooms are not the draw here: The always-happening common areas are the hotel’s main focus. Your hotel key card grants you VIP access to some of New York’s hottest party scenes, including the beer hall and burger joint, Hudson Common and brand new arcade and dance hall, Half & Half. The Library pays homage to Hudson New York’s sister properties in London, offering a quieter vibe with a fireplace and wing chair.
In the Area
Just two blocks away is the entrance to the 843 acres of Central Park, with its grassy knolls, picturesque bridges and gurgling fountains. Or head south and you’ll find more than 150,000 photographs, sculptures, drawings and prints at the Museum of Modern Art, not to mention its stellar French-American restaurant, the Modern. The upscale gastronomical opportunities in this area are outstanding: Per Se, Jean-Georges and Marea are all within a couple of blocks. Afterwards, take in a show at Jazz at Lincoln Center, which is located in the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle and is home to a 15-piece big band led by Wynton Marsalis. No stay in Midtown is complete without a shopping spree along Fifth and Madison avenues — go for retail therapy at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks and Fendi, to name a few.
How to Get There
Too bad. The last time I stayed was exactly one year ago and it was ok. Now, when I arrived they put me in a room that I could not fit in the bathroom (I’m not a fat guy) and with a broken air conditioning in a NYC of about 90F. I’m in the hotel for a photo shooting, and advised by me (unfortunately for them) the photographer and the model are also here. I have been to the front desk last eve and they told me try would change us to a brand new room, I asked If I could pay for an up grade and they told me it was impossible yesterday. They gave me another “perfect” room for one night, before they find me a new room for an up grade that I would pay. In this “perfect” room that I arrived @1am after a long day of hard work in NYC, the window is broken and I can’t black out it. So now, I could be sleeping Until 10am but I’m here wondering why did I decide to stay in this wonderful place. I’m going down right now and I will Try to talk to the manager for giving my money back and I’ll just leave for another better place in NYC.
Honestly I was so nervous coming here because of them. Got here during a power cut which was just crazy but they did everything they could. Let us leave our bags so we could go out. I love the look of the hotel it is dark but I think that's nice. The room isn't that small. People saying cant even live out a suitcase. I think there's plenty of room and when it's day time it's bright enough. The bathroom is small but so am I so it doesn't bother me. There is a sliding door. Only issue id say is the curtain over the shower looking into th bedroom but I'm with my boyfriend so it's no big deal. Don't worry about coming here . You dont come to New York to spend all day in your room anyway just need a place to sleep!
After reading the reviews, I didn’t have high expectations of The Hudson New York.
Luckily we were very pleasantly surprised and have no complaints whatsoever!
Having read the reviews, we knew the rooms were small. So upon entering our standard room, I actually found it to be larger than I was expecting! The view from our room was amazing! The bed was really comfortable and the pillows soft. There was some street noise, but again I’m happy to say it didn’t bother us at all. We slept really well.
The bathroom was small in size, however we had no problems using the facilities. As for the window between the bathroom and bedroom, this is common place in most hotels throughout Thailand and Indonesia, where we have traveled quite a lot. So this was of no concern to us at all. But be aware of this as it obviously does bother some people.
The best thing about this hotel is the location. As first time visitors to New York I felt we were in the perfect position to be be able to get around the city and see everything. Central Park is a 5 minute walk, and the restaurants of Hell’s Kitchen are literally around the corner. Times Square is about a 15 minute walk, with many things to see along the way. You are spoiled for choice with restaurants, diners, cafes and food carts surrounding the hotel. There is a Walgreens on the corner and a Whole Foods across the street in Columbus Circle.
I would absolutely stay here again!
We stayed in the Hudson for 7 nights for our 30th wedding anniversary, it was acknowledged when we arrived that we were celebrating a special anniversary, but the room we were given on the 17th floor,is thee smallest hotel room I have ever seen, (an we go away for 1 main holiday and at least 2 w/e's every year !) the tiny window faced onto the main road so very very noisy, one of the bedside lamps didn't work,the lamp on the tiny desk didn't work the bathroom wasn't very clean, we went back down to the reception and asked for a different room, we spoke to a manager and he said, oh I see its your wedding anniversary, I will move you to a "Studio" it is a much larger room with a separate seating area, but cant do it till tomorrow morning, we said that's, in the morning we were told to leave our suitcases packed ready to move, we said we have a large sum of cash, valuables, our passports and return travel documents in the room safe, we were told to leave it there and collect it when we return after our day out. We returned at 6pm, but our new "Studio" room wasn't ready - apparently, we waited for over an hour at reception, we decided to go up to our room to collect our cases and valuables from the safe, but when we got into our room, we could see it had been cleaned etc, BUT our in-room safe was wide open - someone had opened our safe as they were moving us out, but when they realised our valuables were in there, they did not close it again, luckily nothing was missing ! we mentioned this at reception, and we were told we must speak with the security manager, we waited yet another hour at reception, but no-one turned up ! we were eventually given a different room, NOT the "Studio" we were promised - we were told it will be at least another 2 hours ? ! it was now after 8pm ! so we were given another room on the 4th floor which was about the same as our original room, BUT again 1 of the bedside lamps didnt work and the wooden Venetian style window blinds could not open, and the TV was much smaller than the 1 in our previous room, and was mounted on the wall to the left of the bed, there was NO separate seating area it was a very very dark room, in fact a dreadful tiny dark room, we went back to reception to mention the faults, and were told they have no more rooms available, I mentioned the blonds and the bedside lamp, and mentioned this 3 more times during our (dreadful) stay, and yet NOTHING was ever done about the window blind or the non working lamp, the 3rd time I mentioned it, the very grump woman at reception shouted at me saying" I WORK ON RECEPTION WHATDAYA WANT ME TO DO" ??? But the entire hotelo is very very dark, very very poor lighting, the small public rooms just off/by reception are almost dark, and have no windows, it is not possible to read a book or newspaper even in our bedroom as their lighting is so bad, and with 1 lamp out and the blinds stuck shut it was like being in a room with no windows and only 2 lamps ! (NO ceiling light) the outside area by the bar was closed, as was the rooftop bar, 2 of the reasons we chose this hotel, but all in all it was a horrible experience, and after you have been on your feet all day sight seeing, wherever you are, you always look forward to getting back to your hotel room, Well not in this hotel you don't, you just DONT'T want to go back to this very dark hotel room and dark public areas, the bar which we only visited once was also very dark, again NO windows, no ceiling lights only a few dull lamps, just NOT a nice bar / place to be - also very very expensive ! I had requested to speak with the GM, that never happened / was denied, we still never spoke with the security manager re the breach in our 1st room safe.
There are 1000's of hotels in New York, if you are to NY, take my advice and satay in ANY one of the other hotels, BUT, AVOID the Hudson New York, horrible horrible place. Staff not very pleasant and just lie to you !
The hallways on each floor have filthy brown carpets, dark brown walls very poor lighting, with lime green room doors with the door number stencilled in big black numbers at the bottom of the door, dreadful, looks like a very cheap hostel !
Don’t ever stay in this hotel.They will charge you for everything!They will try anything to take your money and will not pay back.The staff isn’t interested in helping or sorting things out for their guests.They are not honest and very unprofessional.The rooms are very small and very very dirty,rubbish everywhere.You can hear everything and I have to say it was the most horrible place ever!!!!