Famous for its unobstructed views of the Catskills and Shawangunk Mountains, Hudson City is brimming with art, culture, crafts stores, and art galleries. The local hospitality sector here is incredibly diverse, featuring luxury resorts, boutique hotels, family-run B&Bs, and historic inns. Here are my favorite cool and unique hotels in Hudson, New York State, to suit all budgets...
The Amelia, a splendid Queen Anne-style haven nestled on a serene street, became one of my favorite places, providing a refuge from Hudson’s bustling scenes and immersing me in the valley’s beauty.
Upon visiting, I instantly fell in love with Amelia’s design, resembling a charming countryside farmhouse. The place enchanted me throughout my stay with heartfelt hospitality, unmatched service, and an unpretentious touch of luxury.
Choosing from the 8 guest rooms and suites felt like a personalized experience. My room, flooded with sunlight, boasted contemporary furniture and a marble-clad bathroom. The interiors blend comfort and convenience perfectly, pampering me with all-natural bath amenities, Matouk bed linens, and handy in-room appliances.
The outdoor pool emerged as a highlight, offering a tranquil oasis complemented by a fire pit, a well-furnished deck, and a delightful garden adorned with bluebells, hydrangeas, and roses. This stay at the Amelia was indeed an experience to cherish.
One of my favorite places was the outstanding outdoor porch, offering a serene escape amid English-themed gardens.
Ultra-modern sleek interior design
English-themed green lush gardens
Outstanding outdoor porches and decks
The Hudson Whaler
Nestled in the pulsating heart of Hudson’s lively downtown, The Hudson Whaler became one of my favorite places during my stay. Surrounded by bustling restaurants, art galleries, and retail spots, this recently restored gem immerses you in the charm of old-fashioned artisanal details.
As I stepped inside, I instantly loved the beautifully preserved architecture. The ornate woodwork, the custom fireplace, and the handcrafted staircase transported me to another era. It felt like a genuine journey into the past.
The interiors were glamorous, boasting vintage Italian-style crystal chandeliers, captivating hand-painted murals, and an array of noteworthy antiques. Each corner exuded a timeless elegance that made my stay truly special.
Wandering through the three floors of The Hudson Whaler, I experienced the unique touch of 16 suites. The refreshing blue and white color palettes, exquisite furniture, and luxurious marble-clad bathrooms caught my eye in each accommodation. It was a perfect blend of comfort and style, making my stay an unforgettable experience amid Hudson’s vibrant energy.
One of my favorite aspects was the beautifully preserved architectural treasure, transporting me to another era.
Elegant bespoke fireplace in rooms
Urban handcrafted boutique staircase
Ship-themed captivating interior structure
Beautifully preserved architectural treasure
Air Conditioners require some maintenance
No parking for bikes
The Wick, Hudson, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
The Wick, just a block from the Amtrak station, instantly became one of my favorite places. Nestled in history, this boutique hotel, part of the renowned Tribute Portfolio, captivated me with its rich hospitality. It’s crafted from a former candle factory, keeping the historic charm alive with a modern twist.
While visiting, I adored the 55 distinctive accommodations, blending vintage details, lofty ceilings, and authentic wooden floors. The two-bedroom suites were perfect for families, boasting extra furnishings and bedding.
During my stay, I explored the hotel’s amenities – two meeting rooms, a top-notch fitness studio, and the delightful Wick Restaurant and Lobby Bar. The Wick is more than a hotel; it’s an experience I cherish.
My favorite aspect was exploring the vintage details in the distinctive accommodations and amenities.
Next to renowned art galleries
Magnificent contemporary architectural design
First-class business studio
Well-equipped lobby area
May be slightly costly
Diversity in beverages is needed
More power outlets are needed
Nautical Nest Hudson
Nautical Nest instantly became one of my favorite places in Hudson. It’s a charming boutique hotel right in the heart of downtown, surrounded by the lively atmosphere of Warren Street.
While visiting, I stayed in one of their 4 deluxe suites, each meticulously decorated with modern furnishings and cozy bedding. The ensuite bathrooms and in-room appliances added a touch of convenience to my stay. What I loved most was the eclectic nautical theme with a vintage twist that brought a unique charm to the interiors. Some suites even boast private balconies, offering a perfect spot to soak in the downtown views.
During my stay, I experienced the convenience of the 24/7 snack kitchen, where I could request delicious snacks, coffee, and tea whenever pleased. The seasonal patio was a delightful place to lounge around, adding to the overall appeal of Nautical Nest.
I loved the eclectic nautical theme with a vintage twist that added unique charm to my stay.
Thrilling seasonal patio with seating
Close to the Warren Street
All-inclusive nautical vintage theme
Self-check-in via codes
Not for families with pets
Late check-ins at times
The rooms may be a little dark
Nestled in an ideal location, the Nest, a boutique hotel housed in a century-old architectural gem, became one of my favorite places. While visiting, I loved its proximity to downtown’s finest restaurants, boutiques, and historic attractions.
During my stay, I experienced the charm of five newly restored suites, each boasting ensuite bathrooms and an array of amenities for maximum comfort and convenience. The accommodations impressed me with luxury bedding, in-room appliances, and expansive marble-clad bathrooms. Opting for the spacious two-bedroom and deluxe suites, I found them perfect for families with children, and the staff readily accommodated my request for additional furniture and bedding.
One of my favorite aspects was the 24/7 snack kitchen, offering complimentary beverages and snacks. I enjoyed lounging on the front porch and the backyard, immersing myself in the relaxed ambiance. To enhance my experience, I delved into the curated “Best Of” list of must-have Hudson experiences provided by the Nest, which proved invaluable for planning my itinerary. This personalized touch added to the overall enjoyment of my stay, making the Nest a standout choice for any traveler.
My personal favorite? The 24/7 snack kitchen and curated ‘Best Of’ list enriched my stay experience.
Finely renovated luxury private suites
Cozy front porch area
Close to historic attractions
Spaces with a focus on modern design
Some attention towards lighting needed
Noisy outdoors at times
The property is pet-free
I love this 1810 private home turned B&B, the Hudson Mariner. It’s truly one of my favorite places. While visiting, I felt like I stepped back in time, experiencing the charm of a captain’s residence with a rich history spanning over 200 years. The relaxing ambiance made my stay delightful, and the 5 spacious suites, each with ensuite bathrooms and modern amenities, provided comfort beyond expectations.
I opted for one of the standard suites during my stay – perfect for solo travelers or couples. The quaintness of the room added to the overall charm of the place. Families and groups, on the other hand, might find the 2-bedroom suites more suitable, with their expansive layout and furnished living and lounging spaces. I appreciated that many rooms offered direct access to the porch or backyard, allowing me to soak in the historic atmosphere.
The location is unbeatable. Situated in the heart of Warren Street, I had easy access to the best the area offers, from OK dining and luxury retail to exploring historic attractions and antique stores. It truly made my visit memorable, and I can’t wait to go back and relive the experience at this charming venue.
I cherished the direct access to the quaint back-porch area and exploring nearby antique stores.
Splendid retail and antique stores
Quaint back-porch area with seating
Extensive fine dine options
Originally built in 1810
Room thermostat controls need fixing
A little pricey
Wm. Farmer and Sons
Wm. Farmer and Sons quickly became one of my favorite places, inviting me to dive into art, culture, and history in the heart of Hudson’s captivating historical district. During my stay, I reveled in their options, catering to various preferences, from pet-friendly and child-friendly suites to independent condo-like accommodations.
Dating back to 1830, this charming inn boasts 15 rooms and suites, a genuine farm-to-table restaurant, and a captivatingly eclectic barroom. As I explored the offerings, I discovered three distinct havens: the tranquil Merchant House, perfect for those craving seclusion; the spacious Wm Farmer main building, offering more amenities; and the Annex Suites, an excellent choice for families and large groups seeking independence and privacy. I love this place for its diverse options, ensuring a delightful stay for every kind of traveler.
I appreciated the diverse accommodations, catering to various preferences, ensuring a delightful stay.
Calm and serene surroundings
Sterling farm-to-table restaurant
Shower flow is slow
No same day online reservations
The Howard Hotel
Warren Street is home to one of my favorite places—the Howard Hotel. This classy gem situates travelers in the heart of the captivating Historic District. This historic marvel has renovated meticulously, blending 1790s architecture with modern upgrades.
During my stay at the Howard Hotel, I loved the seven spacious rooms, each boasting vibrant interiors and ensuite bathrooms. Two king rooms with dining and sitting areas became my haven. Alternatively, the three queen rooms, featuring cozy living spaces, were equally inviting. The hotel also offers two one-bedroom spaces with furnished living rooms, dining areas, and sleek stainless steel kitchens.
My taste buds were treated to a delightful experience at the onsite Ca’Mea Restaurant, which specializes in mouthwatering traditional Italian cuisine. While visiting, the combination of historic charm and contemporary comfort made my stay at the Howard Hotel genuinely memorable.
Authentic Italian cuisine
Historic architecture with scenic surroundings
Housed around many restaurants
Focus on Danish minimalism
Soundproofing is required in rooms
The hotel is not pet-friendly
Battersby House on Allen Street quickly became one of my favorite places. Its 1900 Queen-Anne architecture and historic ties to the St. Mary’s Academy give it a unique charm.
While visiting, I was enamored by the lovingly preserved interiors that transported me to the Victorian era. The parquet floors, stained glass inserts, leaded glass decoratives, and the rich mahogany staircase added to the immersive experience.
The rooms skillfully balanced Batterby’s rich history with modern furnishings and carefully chosen decoratives from the Edwardian and Victorian periods. What fascinated me the most was the blend of collectibles and contemporary pieces, all crafted by local Hudson Valley artisans.
I indulged in the in-house breakfast spread during my stay, which quickly became a highlight. The savory treats, including quiche, French toast, pastries, and the house specialty— the southwestern breakfast quesadilla— were delightful. I love this place for seamlessly blending history with modern comfort and culinary excellence.
The blend of history with modern comfort and the mouth-watering on-site treats made this place special.
Contemporary furnishings with decoratives
Exquisite demonstration of local craftsmanship
Mouth-watering on-site savory treats
Delicious American cuisine
Slightly dim lighting in the bedrooms
Fairly distant from the main town
Hard to control temperature in rooms
Hudson B & B
Staying at The Hudson B&B was a delightful experience. The charming venue on Lower Union Street instantly became one of my favorite places. Initially built in 1790 as a Federal-style residence, the place has retained its 18th-century charm despite undergoing thoughtful renovations.
I enjoyed staying in the Van Buren Suite, one of the three beautifully personalized guest rooms during my visit. The elongated windows, ornate fireplaces, and plush bedding added to the historic ambiance. What I love about this place is that guests can tailor their accommodations to their liking, even requesting additional amenities.
One of the highlights was the indulgent breakfast spread. Customized according to my taste preferences, it felt like a special touch. The historic charm and modern comfort at The Hudson B&B made my stay unforgettable.
The elongated windows and opulent fireplaces added to the historic charm, making my stay unforgettable.
Serene air spaces with elongated windows
Made-to-order breakfast options
Highly opulent fireplaces
Hotel-owned friendly cats & dogs
Some might witness noisy nightstays
Electrical appliances need an update
Downtown area is less built up
Inn at 34
The Inn at 34 became one of my favorite places during my family getaway. Nestled in a serene residential neighborhood near the historic Warren Street, this owner-run inn took our hospitality experience to new heights.
While visiting, I loved the Inn’s renowned herb and vegetable garden. The dedication to crafting fresh, wholesome meals from the garden and local farm ingredients was awe-inspiring. Every bite felt like a celebration of farm-to-table goodness.
Staying at this charming inn was a delightful experience. The simplicity of the accommodations appealed to us, offering a peaceful escape with all the modern conveniences. The central location made it easy for us to explore the area.
One of the highlights was the unique decor. Communal spaces and guest rooms adorned with rare English antiques, handmade furniture, and pieces from the owner’s private art collection created an atmosphere of refined comfort. It was like being surrounded by a carefully curated gallery of elegance.
The beautiful herb and vegetable gardens and rare English antiques made this inn a refined escape.
Classic farm-to-table dining experiences
Continental and American Breakfast
Blossoming vegetable and herb gardens
Best for a quiet and serene stay
No in-room bathrooms
Online booking often gets glitchy
In need of slight renovation
St Charles Hotel Downtown Hudson
Staying at the St. Charles Hotel was a journey through 150 years of captivating culture and history. This became one of my favorite places, blending traditional hospitality with luxurious amenities.
The elegant venue is nestled in historic quarters and boasts breathtaking views of the Berkshire and Catskills mountains. Stepping onto Warren Street, I was surrounded by rare antiques, local art, and enticing fine dining options.
The 35 smoke-free accommodations cater to solo travelers and large families alike. My room was a haven, equipped with an ensuite bathroom, in-room appliances, an HVAC system, and sumptuous bedding. Throughout my stay, the 24-hour front desk service and attentive housekeeping staff added to the seamless experience.
The blend of traditional hospitality with luxurious amenities and breathtaking views was remarkable.
History-centered design and aesthetics
Next to galleries and antique shops
Surrounded by local art and fine dining
150 years of charm and history
Exterior requires some renovations
Food options could be diversified
The hotel needs an upgrade
Modern Glass House With Pool & Catskill Views In Hudson Valley
The Modern Glass House became one of my favorite places – a breathtaking glass home boasting a seasonal outdoor pool, stylish living areas, and a cutting-edge kitchen. While visiting this enchanting getaway, I fell in love with its panoramic views of the Catskill mountains and Hudson Valley, creating a serene backdrop close to key attractions.
Nestled on 25 acres of private woodlands and verdant fields, this rental, featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, quickly became my go-to escape. The bedrooms seamlessly connect to the pool area, complete with a hot tub that became my go-to spot for unwinding after a day of exploring.
During my stay, I tried out the state-of-the-art workstations and enjoyed the convenience of smart appliances, all made better by the high-speed WiFi. This experience elevated my stay, making it a truly immersive and memorable retreat.
The panoramic views, state-of-the-art amenities, and the seamless escape into nature were breathtaking.
Exceptionally beautiful glass-centered home
Extraordinarily refined furnishings
Free on-site parking and seasonal pool
Stunning views all around the hotel
Not for the pet-friendly crowd
Have certain child restrictions
Three-night minimum stay
River House By AvantStay Historic Secluded Estate On the Hudson River w Pool Sleeps 24
River House, a historic estate along the Hudson River, is now one of my favorite places. I love this impressive project by AvantStay, especially its secluded setting that appealed to the adventurer in me. While visiting, the ideal location stood out, with the Catskill State Park just 30 miles away.
The experience of staying at River House was beyond compare. The private pool and parking added a touch of luxury to my retreat. Exploring the estate, I found comfort in the well-designed bedrooms, spacious lounging areas, and a sleek stainless steel kitchen. The vast dining room and corner game room provided the perfect spaces for relaxation and entertainment.
During my stay, I tried my hand at hosting hearty meals and entertaining gatherings for friends and family. The stylish dining and living rooms were a highlight, expertly accommodating large groups without feeling cramped. River House became more than just accommodation; it became a place where I experienced the joy of bringing people together in a truly remarkable setting.
Hosting gatherings in spacious rooms and the private pool in a historic setting made it a memorable stay.
Premium lounging and game rooms
Trendy interior with dining options
Spacious for hosting large gatherings
Located in a historic secluded area
Restrictions on pets
Fairly distant from an airport
River Lodge By AvantStay 11 BR Historic Estate w Pool Views Of Huston
The River Lodge By AvantStay quickly became one of my favorite places. Nestled near the Catskill State Park, it captivated me with its enchanting countryside views. During my stay at this historic estate, initially built in the 1890s, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the magical scenes of the Hudson River from every room.
Exploring the lodge felt like stepping back in time. The farmhouse-style kitchen, the charming brick-clad dining room, the sunlit common area, and the rustic two-story library—all contributed to the immersive experience. It truly felt like a journey through history.
While visiting, I relished the easy and private access to the Hudson River. The convenience of a private pool and hot tub added a luxurious touch to my stay. This 11-bedroom rental was perfect for family reunions and wedding parties, making every moment memorable.
Access to the Hudson River
Balmy and scenic common room
No reservation needed for parking
Not a pet-friendly vacation spot
Far away from the central town
No large gatherings are allowed
Comparison of Best Hotels in Hudson
The table below has compared the top 15 cool and unique hotels in Hudson.
Hotel Location Price Range (per night) Fitness Facilites Distance to Attractions (km) Nearby Restaurants
The Amelia 339 Allen Street $434-$578 No 0.7 3
The Hudson Whaler 542 Warren Street $203-$958 Yes 0.6 3
The Wick 41 Cross Street $224-$1.9k Yes 0.2 3
Nautical Nest Hudson 12 City Hall Place $111-$411 No 0.7 3
Nest Hudson 330 Union Street $120-$243 No 0.7 3
Hudson Mariner 26 Warren St $190-$393 No 0.3 3
Wm. Farmer and Sons 20 South Front Street $328-$540 No 0.2 3
The Howard Hotel 216 Warren Street $219-$475 No 0.5 3
Batterby House 251 Allen Street $365 No 0.5 3
Hudson B&B 136 Union Street $282-$374 Yes 0.3 3
Inn at 34 34 South 2nd Street $300-$420 Yes 0.3 3
St Charles Hotel 16-18 Park Place $169-$300 No 0.02 3
Modern Glass House Mount Merino Road 462 $758-$1.2k Yes 2.4 3
River House 2 Main St $709-$2.3k Yes 1.6 3
River Lodge 731 Warren St $463-$1.9k Yes 1.6 3
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Beth Pinches – writer and photographer
Beth was born under a wandering star, with drama in her veins and ink in her pen. After stints studying theatre in Dublin and Utrecht she used her creative streak to see as much of the world as she could on as little money. She toured Italian Schools with a children’s theatre troop, lived as an au-pair in both Rome and Washington DC, explored the British countryside, worked her way through much of Europe, Salsa danced in Cuba and road tripped down America’s west coast where she discovered her spiritual home; Portland, Oregon. Other places she loves include Croatia, Finland, Japan and India. In between adventures, travel writing and performing she resides peacefully with her family, cats and ukulele. Find Beth on Linkedin or Facebook.