The Inn at Hudson
What We Love
- A regal getaway from the turn of the 20th century, including complimentary breakfastCharming Hudson, the subject of a New York Times profile for its cultural renaissance
- The complimentary breakfast, which changes from day to day
- The inn’s rich décor and assortment of artworks and antiques
- Staying at the top-ranked hotel in Hudson, according to Time Out New York
What To Know
- The inn is just a 5-minute walk from the cafes, antique shops, and boutique clothing stores on Warren Street
- The first-floor White Room can be a little noisy as it's right by the dining room and entry hall
- Free WiFi works well
Feast your eyes on opulent turn-of-the-century art and interiors at The Inn at Hudson, owned by two former new-wave musicians with impeccable taste. Designed in 1903, this Dutch-Jacobean mansion shows off features like exquisite antiques, rich wood paneling, a plaster frieze, Hudson Valley portraits and stained-glass windows, throughout its dining room, solarium, library and individually decorated accommodations. The complimentary daily breakfast is just as grand, placing unexpected twists on indulgent sweet and savory favorites – so delight your tastebuds, at this luxe getaway, as well.
Once you’ve marveled at every sumptuous architectural detail and sampled omelettes, pancakes or whatever other treats are on the menu that day, take a walk around the neighborhood. As noted by The New York Times in 2016, Hudson was recently revitalized and is in the midst of “an elegant transformation” that has made it a popular weekend spot for vacationing New Yorkers. Discover James Beard Award-nominated restaurants, charming bakeries, shops and galleries, or continue touring historic homes in the area – two artists’ residences turned house-museums are within a 10-minute drive.
Rooms and suites
Accommodations are individually named and decorated, in the same rich style as the inn’s common areas. All offer en-suite bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TVs with movie channels and massage services (fees apply).The Blue room is pretty, petite and packed with period details. Its soft hues and airy atmosphere make it a popular choice among returning guests.Situated on the second floor in the mansion’s northeast corner, The Cocoa room is roomy and elegant. A large bay window lets the natural light flood in. The antique mahogany bed is a queen-size, and artwork adorns the walls. By night, you can warm up around the gas fireplace, which is just one opulent addition, alongside plush oriental rugs and antique lamps. The White room boasts a newly renovated shower; a ground-floor location in the mansion’s southeast corner, near the library, dining room and solarium; and century-old details: stained-glass windows, Adams marble on the mantel and intricate carvings on the 19th-century black-walnut four-poster bed are just a few. Recently redecorated Terrace suites are where the innkeepers stay during the winter season. They’re perched on the second floor and comprise a king bedroom and a smaller second bedroom with a double-sized pullout couch and garden-view outdoor area.
Hudson is a beautiful upstate destination in the valley of the same name, known for beautiful scenery and recently – as noted in the New York Times in 2016 – several James Beard Award-nominated restaurants. Its main street holds a bookstore and a number of cafés and bars and leads out to a park that affords sweeping river views. Within an easy drive are historic homes, a lighthouse and the Greenport Conservation area, while reaching Manhattan is as easy as walking to the Amtrak station and taking a two-hour train ride.
How to Get There
We recently spent five delightful nights at Tiger House. The building is absolutely beautiful with gorgeous wood paneling and a lovely dining room looking out to the garden. We stayed in the Cocoa Room which was extremely spacious, well-appointed, comfortable and nicely air conditioned. Breakfast during the week is continental and includes good yogurt, granola, fruit, toast and (sometimes) scrambled eggs upon request. We would certainly return to Tiger House on a future visit to the Hudson River Valley again.
This is a unique property, and in many ways I am glad we stayed there. It was a trip back in time, a time of public elegance.
Unfortunately that also means a long elegant wood staircase for heavy bags to be negotiated. When we arrived, the on duty manager offered to bring our heavy bag upstairs. When we left I had to negotiate the long stairs with a 50lb bag myself.
It means the steam radiator in the bathroom is no longer in use and on cold days the bathroom is less than comfortable as it is completely without a soutce of heat. The days of our stay were cold and rainy for mid-May.
The breakfast service is fine if you want gluten free bread as your only starch. There will not be potatoes, or pancakes, or waffles, nor was there a choice of juices. It was only Orange when we stayed. The artisan yogart, granola, cheeses and jams were interesting, but this will clearly not work for everyone. As I am not gluten intolerant I find gluten-free bread far less than satisgying.
There was no staff present on the property in the evening, and so if you have a problem you have to make a phone call to the night manager. Two parties had a problem during our stay. I gather no fixes came until the morning and one party may have simply left later that evening as I saw keys to a room laying on the sign-in table at 10pm that night. Morning Staff told me the saw the keys when they came in.
There is no question that the building is a jewel. The proprietors however have a bery narrow view of who will be their perfect guest.
My husband and I stayed here midweek in April. We got a very reasonably priced room. The interior and exterior were beautifully maintained. The architectural details were very well preserved and unique to the time period. Ask a worker to give you some history of the place ...it’s very interesting!
Our room was very large and well appointed. The two people working (one who greeted us when we arrived and one at breakfast) were very friendly and attentive. The gentleman wrote down suggestions for many things to do in town. He included quite a variety with hours and location and such. It was very helpful!
Breakfast was very lovely. It was continental style with the addition of freshly cooked eggs.
The location is great. Just a few blocks walk from everything you’d like to visit. I would highly recommend a stay.