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
First off: the room was incredibly small, not such a surprise in NYC, but I’ve stayed in bigger hotel rooms for the same price and better location.
The bathroom is unusably small, barely fits one adult, as a woman it was uncomfortable to even use the toilet, when my husband tried his knees hit the wall, the shower is like 6 small garden hoses taped together, with no water pressure at all.
Hardwood floor was nice and staff was helpful and friendly.
Lastly, it’s a must that you speak English.
I don’t normally report on trip advisor but I honestly want you all to make the right decision about accommodation options in New York - so don’t book this hotel. I stayed here a couple of years ago and had a great experience but this time round it’s been shockingly bad and just disappointment after disappointment. We’re on night 2 of 5. To start, my fiend and I are staying here together, and we booked a double or twin room through Expedia and my friend even even sent an email to confirm we were getting a twin room to which we received no reply, we assumed, now incorrectly, it was all sorted and we’d be ok - but no, we were met by an extremely rude manager on Friday 19 April at 4pm who insisted it was our fault because it was the third party providers mistake. Interestingly, we overhead 2 groups next to us have the same issue - so sounds like not an isolated incident but a worrying trend of this hotel misleading people and being careless. As a result we ended up paying full price for another room, with no apology, offer for discount, or anything comp’ed. We’re lucky we could afford the extra room but the way we were spoken to, after a 16 hour flight, was horrible and completely indecent. That manager was inexperienced to say the least. To add insult to injury the light in our room doesn’t work, water pressure weak/luke warm at best, no hairdryer in one room and mini bar ripped out and cables left hanging. Do yourself a favor, chose somewhere else and send us the recommendation! Apparently we’re moving to a twin room tomorrow but no one could confirm for us today - so wish us luck!
The hotel looked so good on the pictures, but when we arrived to our room the disappointment hit us. The only thing that was accurate about the room from the pictures was how small it was. The room was all worn down, dusty, window was broken and couldn’t close, the bed was squeaking, bed lamps didn’t work, the phone only worked on speaker, the shower curtain and shower was all moldy. We complained about the room. But we were told we couldn’t get another room, so instead we checked out the next day. Long wait if you wanna talk to staff, I would say they’re understaffed for a hotel with 800 rooms. I wouldn’t recommend this hotel, you can get much better hotels in NYC for the exact same price which we luckily discovered!
We arrived at the Hudson hotel after a 12 hours journey and ended up with a single bed room for 3 people in a scrapped old hotel with very limited service and one fire alarm each day... finally they changed our room (some plus points earned there) and gave us the breakfast for free - well, the breakfast ... I felt thrown back to my school time - this was comparable to a school cantine... never had such a bad breakfast at a list price of 42.00 dollars !!!! You’re kidding me? My wife was freezing all the time in the hotel room as the windows didn’t close properly and the wind was pushing through the hotel room right through our bed !!! To look at the whole concept of the hotel - they just don’t care about the building. The halls, the rooms, everything seems to be under a divestment strategy. The roof terrace, as well as the restaurant are both closed - not declared at the website...
Having the 2 fire alarms on 2 consecutive days was in line with the overall impression we had ... this hotel is absolutely out of control ... sorry guys, if this would be a bed & breakfast for 50 bucks a night I would still rate this poor!! Do yourself a favor - don’t go there ...
We have just returned from New York staying at the Hudson New York. The rooms are TINY I am not tall, but had to sit on the toilet sideways as the wall was in the way. The room was dark and dingy with no natural light.... in fact the whole hotel was dark. The terrace was shut and we were unable to get a drink in the hotel, we were sent to a cafe on the corner. No tea/coffee making facilities in the room. We had to pay to store our luggage on the last day. The only positive thing was that the rooms were clean. Would definitely not return to this hotel.