by Whitney Rife
Hudson Hotel is located steps from Central Park, Columbus Circle and the theater district in Midtown. Families can choose from over 10 different room and suite layouts, from single rooms and penthouse apartments. All accommodations feature sumptuous bedding, flat-screen televisions, work desks and wireless Internet for a surcharge. Rooms present wooden panels, sheer curtains and all-white linens. Larger units display sitting areas with overstuffed chairs and couches. The Library is a cozy, English-style lounge where families can relax with a good children’s book, play computer games or shoot billiards. The Sky Terrace is a wonderful outdoor area that offers a place to lounge about on the warmer days. Hudson Hall is an onsite restaurant with a woodsy, yet modern ambience. Fashioned like a rustic mess hall, guests sit at long communal tables amidst brick walls.
Our Editor Loves
- Hudson Hall restaurant
- Luxurious rooms and suites
- The Library lounging area
This hotel has many issues which have been covered in great detail in other reviews these include:
Only one of the two front doors work and these are one person size so health and safety concerns if there was a fire.
Some lifts broken and not working.
Some public areas closed off, no food being served.
Very tired decoration.
Toilet tiny and shower room weird.
Dark throughout hotel.
Aircon noisy even if turned off in the room.
Staff battered and bruised from receiving complaints.
It is disgusting that on arrival you have to pay a facility fee of circa $30 per day - this supposedly to cover use of facilities eg WiFi and gym. But surely these should be standard or advised at the time of booking. They do give you $10 credit per day to use in the bar but surely it’s up to us where we choose to spend our hard earned cash and I wouldn’t choose to use the bar in this hotel given the other issues highlighted. Owners should be ashamed of this they should be handing out credits for their poor maintenance of the hotel not ripping customers off.
Great location and our room was clean - although very small.
Please go elsewhere the owners of this hotel don’t deserve you.
Management please do not respond with some positive spin , please refund your facility fees which you are stealing off guests on arrival.
When entering this hotel you're confronted with an escalator to take you to reception. Some brave souls were attempting this escalator ride with loads of luggage, but would strongly suggest you go left to find a bank of elevators to get you to reception. Some will work.
This is where review title comes in.
From then on the hotel becomes the darkest hotel we've ever been in. That includes the hallways and rooms, and also the bar.
The room features a very small bathroom with paper cups instead of glasses. The room itself is small with an ok bed (just), and a darkwood slat blind which is immovable. Behind that is a roller blind which is broken, and after speaking with other guests in our group appears to be the same in most rooms. With the darkwood walls it all makes the room so dark even with the poor lighting on.
On top of all that the restaurant was closed!
There are other places to eat close by, so don't be too depressed!
The only recommendation I could make about this hotel was the position as it's almost next to Central Park.
It's the only reason for the 3* rating