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
Can't imagine a much more ideal getaway from the city. From the beautiful mansion that houses the b and b, the excellent and attentive staff, great location near downtown and the train station, beautiful backyard and garden, bike to take around town for free. This hotel had it all. Ill use every excuse to escape here in the future! I will definitely be back.
This is an exceptional B&B in all respects. The caretaker was welcoming and helpful.The historic turn-of-the-(20th)-century architecture and the interiors are fabulous, the rooms spacious, beautiful and quiet. The extensive continental breakfast was self-serve in the vast kitchen and in the beautiful dining room. The living room is beautiful and comfy; pianists, take note of the Steinway grand. The garden and the solarium are both lovely. And only one block away from Warren St., where the majority of Hudson's restaurants and shops are.
One caveat: the bedrooms are accessed from a three-sided balcony overlooking the paneled entry hall (think Downton Abbey), and the doors are unmarked. So remember the location of your room!
In mid-June 2018, my wife and I stayed several nights at the Tiger House Inn. The inn has the potential to be a real gem of a B&B but we could not rate it as such based on our visit. Our room (White Room) was quiet and spacious and although the bathroom was small, it was fitted with modern, well-functioning fixtures. The room had a modern, quiet air conditioner which kept the room comfortable in the hot weather in the area at the time of our visit. The TV was good with an ample selection of channels. We had some issues with the internet connection. Our main problem was making timely contact with the inn staff any time other than breakfast. On the day of arrival, I had issues in obtaining access to the internet. After looking for a member of the staff and not finding anyone, I called the inn phone number and could not reach anyone so I left a message. No one ever addressed that situation during our three night stay and our internet connection worked sometimes but not others. At about 10 am on the following morning, the maid knocked on our door and, if I understood her correctly, asked if she could access our room to service it. I replied that we would be leaving in about 15 minutes and that she could access it then. When we returned at about 7 pm that evening, we were surprised to see that the room had not been serviced at all. Again, I attempted to find a member of staff with no success. Then I called the inn main phone number and couldn't reach anyone. Then, I e-mailed the inn and explained what had happened. The next morning, I had an e-mail (sent at 11:30 pm the prior evening) explaining that the maid misunderstood and thought we didn't want the room serviced. That is a possible explanation but it would have been nice to have had the fresh towels on the previous evening. After breakfast that morning, we did receive the towels. Upon our return that evening, we were surprised to see that the trash cans had not been emptied. Again, I couldn't find anyone so I simply removed the bags of trash and placed them in one of the kitchen trash cans.
Breakfast here was basic and would have been fine except that it was served in a beautiful, well-preserved formal dining room that felt very stuffy and warm. It appeared that only the bedrooms were air conditioned. The dining room had French doors that (I assume) could have opened onto the patio which overlooked a quite lushly landscaped back yard. The breakfast would have been so much more pleasant with the doors opened.
Usually for us, one of the delights of staying in a well-maintained B&B is the hospitality offered by the innkeepers. Although the staff was polite, we did not experience that sense of hospitality that one hopes to encounter in a superior B&B. To us that lack was also demonstrated in the difficulty in easily reaching a staff member when encountering what should have been easily resolved problems. If we visited this area again, we would not choose to stay here. On the other hand, if one is looking for a nice, quiet room and wants solitude, this could be the perfect place.
We recently stayed at Tiger House for my sister's wedding, which was also there. We had a comfortable time with our family and enjoyed the perfect location from which to enjoy Hudson. The staff are so friendly and helpful; we quickly felt at home.
Beautiful hotel that feels more like staying in a grand house of a friend. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. Jesse was helpful with any questions. And we were lucky enough to be there when Dane Terry gave a piano recital, which was amazing. Would highly recommend booking. The town of Hudson is delightful, no chain stores, lots of galleries, antique shops and independent clothing stores. That along with some great restaurants makes it definitely worth a visit.