Famous for its unobstructed views of the Catskills and Shawangunk mountains, Hudson city serves as a central base for travelers seeking a well-rounded Hudson Valley vacation. The city is brimming with art, culture, and history, and one doesn’t need a car to explore the walkable streets laden with antique stores, crafts stores, and art galleries.
Hudson offers a balance between the valley’s charming villages, farmlands, and hiking trails and the city’s central attractions, fine dining establishments, and recreational sites. Travelers eager to make the most of Hudson’s historic quarters and surrounding Columbia County are advised to find a centrally located accommodation.
The local hospitality sector is incredibly diverse, featuring luxury resorts, boutique hotels, family-run B&Bs, and historic inns. Here are our best cool and unusual hotels in Hudson, New York State (in no particular order)...
1. The Amelia – a beautiful, trendy and creative retreat that offers a distinctive and unforgettable experience
A magnificent Queen Anne-style retreat tucked on a tranquil street, the Amelia offers an escape from Hudson’s crowded quarters, immersing travelers in the beautiful valley.
Designed like a countryside farmhouse, the Amelia serves its guests with heartfelt hospitality, unparalleled service, and unpretentious luxury.
Travelers can find their match in Amelia’s lineup of 8 guest rooms and suites, each brimming with sunlight, contemporary furniture, and marble-clad bathrooms. The interiors strike a balance between comfort and convenience, spoiling guests with all-natural bath amenities, Matouk bed linens, and in-room appliances.
The outdoor pool offers a soothing setting with a fire pit, a furnished deck, and a lovely garden brimming with bluebells, hydrangeas, and roses.
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2. The Hudson Whaler – a sophisticated upscale boutique hotel set in the heart of downtown Hudson
The Hudson Whaler positions travelers in the heart of all the action and entertainment in Hudson’s vibrant downtown area, surrounded by popular restaurants, recreational sites, art galleries, and retail outlets.
This recently restored venue is a beautifully preserved architectural gem, offering travelers a glimpse into antiquated artisanal details, such as the ornate woodwork, custom fireplace, and handcrafted staircase.
The interiors are a feast of glamor with their vintage Italian-style crystal chandeliers, hand-painted murals, and noteworthy antiques.
The Hudson Whaler features 16 suites across three floors, and each accommodation is adorned with refreshing blue and white color palettes, fine furniture, and marble-clad bathrooms.
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3. The Wick, Hudson, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel – a trendy full-service boutique hotel with upscale chic and modern decor
A full-service boutique hotel situated one block away from the Amtrak train station; the Wick impresses discerning travelers with the hospitality standards synonymous with the world-famous Tribute Portfolio collection. Constructed on the site of a former candle factory, the façade and interior have preserved historic elements with a bold modern flair.
The Wick features 55 accommodations, including 48 guest rooms and 7 spacious suites. Each accommodation has unique vintage elements, high vaulted ceilings, and original wooden flooring. Families can explore the two-bedroom suites to enjoy additional furniture and bedding.
The premises offer two meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, and the Wick Restaurant and Lobby Bar.
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4. Nautical Nest Hudson – a new nautical-themed well presented boutique hotel located in downtown Hudson
One of the newest additions to Hudson’s diverse hospitality sector, the Nautical Nest is a centrally located boutique hotel in the action-packed downtown area.
Guests simply have to step outside to find themselves surrounded by entertainment and retail, as the famed Warren Street is just around the corner.
Nautical Nest is home to 4 deluxe suites adorned with modern furniture, plush bedding, ensuite bathrooms, and in-room appliances. The interiors play up an eclectic nautical theme with a vintage twist, and some suites come with private balconies to enjoy the downtown views.
Guests can request snacks, coffee, and tea from the 24/7 snack kitchen and lounge around on the seasonal patio.
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5. Nest Hudson – a cute and quirky-chic boutique hotel perfect for a cozy stay
An ideally located boutique hotel housed in a 100-year-old architectural gem, the Nest offers proximity to downtown’s most popular restaurants, boutiques, and historic attractions.
The property features five newly restored suites with ensuite bathrooms and abundant amenities to maximize comfort and convenience.
The accommodations are well-equipped with luxury bedding, in-room appliances, and spacious marble-clad bathrooms. Families with children prefer the spacious two-bedroom and deluxe suites, and guests can request additional furniture and bedding.
The 24/7 snack kitchen offers complimentary beverages and snacks, and guests can lounge around on the front porch or the backyard. Vacationers struggling to map out their itineraries should take inspiration from the Nest’s curated “Best Of” list of must-have Hudson experiences.
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6. Hudson Mariner – elegant, unique and quaint accommodation housed in a former historic Captain’s home when built in 1810.
An 1810 private home that served as a captain’s residence, the Hudson Mariner is a charming venue that intrigues travelers with a historic legacy spanning over 200 years. This quaint B&B has a relaxing ambiance, offering travelers 5 spacious suites with ensuite bathrooms and modern amenities.
Couples and Solo travelers can explore standard suites, while families and groups prefer the expansive 2-bedroom suites featuring furnished living and lounging spaces. Many rooms offer direct access to the porch or backyard.
The central location allows guests to enjoy the best of Warren Street, from fine dining and luxury retail to historic attractions and antique stores.
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7. Wm. Farmer and Sons – trendy and intimate accommodation located in the heart of historical Hudson
Wm. Farmer and Sons welcomes vacationers to immerse themselves in art, culture, and history with a central location in Hudson’s enchanting historical district. Whether you seek a pet-friendly and child-friendly suite or an independent condo-like accommodation, this impressive venue will satisfy your needs with its extensive lineup.
This 1830 inn is home to 15 rooms and suites, an authentic farm-to-table restaurant, and an eclectic barroom. Guests can choose their accommodation from three main sites, the Merchant House, the grand Wm Farmer main building, and the Annex Suites.
The Merchant House appeals to travelers seeking seclusion and serenity, while the main building offers more space and amenities. The Annex Suites are ideal for families and large groups wanting independence and privacy.
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8. The Howard Hotel – a chic and modern boutique hotel that offers bright and spacious rooms
Nestled on Hudson’s iconic Warren Street, the Howard Hotel is a classy establishment that positions travelers in the heart of the intriguing Historic District. This historic property has undergone extensive renovations to preserve its 1790 architecture with modern upgrades.
The Howard Hotel offers seven spacious and vibrant rooms with ensuite bathrooms, living spaces, and tasteful interiors. Guests can choose between two king rooms with dining areas, sitting areas, and workspaces or explore the three queen rooms with living areas. The hotel also offers two one-bedroom accommodations with furnished living rooms, dining areas, and stainless steel kitchens.
The onsite Ca’Mea Restaurant specializes in traditional Italian cuisine.
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9. Batterby House – a beautiful and elegant B&B housed in a former rectory and later a convent house
Batterby House stands tall and proud on Allen Street with its 1900 Queen-Anne architecture and iconic legacy as the former site of the St. Mary’s Academy.
The lovingly preserved interiors transport onlookers back to the Victorian era with their parquet floors, stained glass inserts, leaded glass decorative, and rich mahogany staircase.
The rooms balance Batterby’s rich historical legacy with modern furnishings and handpicked decoratives from the Edwardian and Victorian periods. The entire venue is brimming with collectibles and contemporary pieces commissioned by local Hudson Valley artisans and craftspeople.
Guests speak highly of the in-house breakfast spread, including savory treats like quiche, French toast, pastries, and the house specialty, the southwestern breakfast quesadilla.
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10. Hudson B&B – a quaint one-of-a-kind 18th century B&B housed in Federal-Style home
The Hudson B&B offers an ideal location with extensively personalized guest rooms and ample privacy. Situated on lower Union Street, this charming venue was originally constructed in 1790 as a Federal-style private residence.
Over the years, it has undergone extensive renovations without losing its 18th-Century Georgian elements.
This stately home features three guest rooms, the Van Buren Suite, the Jenkins Room, and the Worth Room. Each room comes with elongated windows, ornate fireplaces, plush bedding, fine linens, and in-room appliances. Guests can personalize the accommodations to their comfort, requesting additional amenities as needed.
The Hudson B&B offers an indulgent breakfast spread, made-to-order for the guests in accordance with their taste preferences.
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11. Inn at 34 – a vintage chic guesthouse where your pets are also welcome
A family-friendly inn located in a tranquil residential neighborhood near the historic Warren Street, the Inn at 34 is an owner-run establishment that spoils guests with heartfelt hospitality and indulgent farm-to-table dining.
The Inn at 34 is quite famous for its herb and vegetable garden, specializing in curating fresh and healthy meals with ingredients sourced from its garden and nearby farms.
This simplistic accommodation attracts travelers seeking a peaceful setting, comfortable accommodations, modern amenities, healthy meals, and a central location.
The communal spaces and guest rooms feature rare English antiques, traditional handmade furniture, and artworks from the owner’s private art collection.
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12. St Charles Hotel Downtown Hudson – a charming laid-back hotel housed in a Colonial building in the historic town of Hudson
History buffs flock to the St. Charles Hotel to immerse themselves in 150 years of culture and history while enjoying traditional hospitality and luxurious amenities.
This elegant venue offers a splendid location, nestled in historic quarters with enthralling views of the Berkshire and Catskills mountains. Guests only need to step out to stroll onto Warren Street, where they can shop rare antiques, and enjoy local art and fine dining.
The premises offers 35 smoke-free accommodations suited to solo travelers and large families. All rooms feature ensuite bathrooms, in-room appliances, HVAC systems, and indulgent bedding. The hotel provides 24-hour front desk service and courteous housekeeping staff to attend to the guests.
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13. Modern Glass House with Pool & Catskill views in Hudson Valley – one of the coolest and most Instagrammable holiday homes in Hudson
The Modern Glass House is a dizzyingly beautiful glass home with a seasonal outdoor pool, furnished living spaces and a state-of-the-art kitchen. This magical vacation rental offers sweeping views of the Catskill mountains and Hudson Valley, carving a tranquil setting without distancing vacationers from central attractions.
Sprawling over 25 acres of secluded woods and lush fields, this rental offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, and lounging spaces. The bedrooms open into the pool area, equipped with a hot tub to relax one’s limbs after an action-packed day of sightseeing.
Guests have access to state-of-the-art workstations, smart appliances, and high-speed WiFi.
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14. River House by AvantStay Historic Secluded Estate on the Hudson River w Pool Sleeps 24 – a gorgeous and romantic holiday home ideal for big groups or families
A historic estate boasting a secluded setting on the Hudson River, the River House is an impressive project by AvantStay that beckons adventurers with its ideal location. This luxury rental comes with a private pool and private parking, and the Catskill State Park is only 30 miles away.
The estate features comfortable bedrooms, lounging areas, a stainless steel kitchen, a huge dining room, and a corner game room.
This estate is ideal for large groups and families who love entertaining guests for hearty meals and entertaining gatherings. The stylish dining and living rooms are designed to accommodate large groups without crowding up the space.
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15. River Lodge by AvantStay 11 BR Historic Estate w Pool Views of Hudson – a sleek and refined rustic-chic holiday home perfect for larger groups
The River Lodge By AvantStay is housed within a historic estate situated near the Catskill State Park, enthralling guests with magical views of the surrounding scenery and countryside. This 11-bedroom rental is a popular site for family reunions and wedding parties.
Originally constructed in the 1890s, this hilltop lodge is perched elegantly along the Hudson River, and every room offers sweeping views of the river. The lodge features a farmhouse-style kitchen, a brick-clad dining room, a sunlit common room, and a rustic library with two stories.
Guests enjoy easy and private access to the Hudson River, and the premises also offer a private pool and hot tub.
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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. In between adventures she resides peacefully with her family, cats and ukulele.