Hudson, A Morgans Original

356 W 58th Street, New York, United States4 star star

6.8 out of 10

Doubles from: $188 to $479

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Situated near Central Park and the Broadway theaters, the four-star Hudson Hotel is a stylish pick for the young and hip crowd. Rates are not always within a Cheapo’s budget, but when they are this boutique hotel is a treat.

Quick read

Pros: Stellar location. Chic style. Cool hotel bar and courtyard.

Cons: Some rooms are tiny. Street noise.

While the Hudson Hotel's 831 guest rooms are beautiful, they aren't very spacious. “Standard” rooms are the smallest, with space for the bed, a desk, some built-in shelving and little else. “Superior” rooms are slightly larger, and “Deluxe” rooms are larger still.

All are rather dimly lit, but this seems to add to the fashionable allure, which is augmented by warm wood-paneled walls, platform beds and designer touches such as chrome desks and artistic lamps.

Rooms are air conditioned, with small work spaces and the usual amenities, including a flat-screen television (with DVD player) and phone. They overlook the city, Hudson River or internal courtyard. Views from the upper-floor rooms can be inspiring, but the courtyard-facing rooms are the quietest.

Bathrooms

The private bathrooms are modern and sparkling (Note: Many are wheelchair accessible). They come equipped with a hair dryer and toiletries, and bathtubs are available (ask ahead).

Hotel

The Hudson Hotel boasts fabulous common areas, from the ground-floor escalator, lit with a green glow, which carries you to the lobby where a tangle of vines covers a glass ceiling. Behind the front desk, light pours from the massive central garden, where luxurious couches are surrounded by flora.

The hotel's chic Hudson Bar draws a crowd and for good reason: The low, frescoed ceiling and plush white sofas have undeniable posh appeal. Style comes with a price tag though: Drinks at the bar are fairly expensive.

The cozy Library Bar has an Ivy-League feel, replete with well stocked bookshelves, soaring ceilings, plush leather sofas, an antique pool table and a large working fireplace. When the weather is nice, the fun spreads out onto the terrace. The 15th-floor Sky Terrace is yet another drinking option—one with chaise lounges, bespoke cocktails and sweeping views.

Wi-Fi is free throughout.

Value

We'd be fibbing if we said the Hudson boasts Cheapo prices year-round. However, rates fluctuate frequently, sometimes dipping below $200 (which is an absolute steal for this sort of luxury and location).

Location

The Hudson Hotel boasts a brilliant location, just a block from Central Park and a short walk from Lincoln Center. Columbus Circle is a major transportation hub, and the Time Warner Center, which offers an array of dining and shopping options, including a Whole Foods Market in the basement, perfect for stocking up on gourmet picnic supplies before heading across the street to the park.

A variety of other major attractions, including the Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center and the hubbub of Times Square and the Theater District, area all within a 15-minute walk.

There are some interesting and affordable dining options along 8th and 9th Avenues. The tiny Chai Thai on the corner of 8th Avenue and 55th Street, serves up a tasty and oh-so-cheap lunch special. And don’t miss the 57th Street Greenmarket (9th Avenue), which runs 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Transportation

Subways: The Hudson Hotel is located a block away from Columbus Circle, a major transportation hub offering access to the A/C, B/D and 1 lines. The N/Q/R lines are a five-minute walk away at the 57th Street/7th Avenue stop.

JFK: To get to the Hudson from JFK, take the Air Train to the Howard Beach Station, then the A train toward Manhattan to 59th Street/Columbus Circle and walk a block west to the hotel.

LaGuardia: From LaGuardia, we'd recommend taking a shuttle bus to New York Penn Station, where you can catch an uptown A or C train to Columbus Circle.

Newark: From Newark, take the Air Train to the NJ Transit station, and then any NJ Transit train into Pennsylvania Station. Then take an uptown A or C train to Columbus Circle.

Read more about transportation into New York.

Reviewed by: TJ DiChristopher, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.

Amenities

Hotel

  • Babysitting
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafeteria
  • Car Rental
  • City tour
  • Concierge/Booking Services
  • Conference room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Garden
  • Internet Access: Free
  • Laundry Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Massage
  • Meals for groups
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Office Center
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool Table
  • Reading room
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Room Service
  • Safe at reception
  • Shoe polishing service
  • Spa
  • Valet service
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Wi-Fi: Free

Room

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap accessible rooms
  • Heat
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Mini fridge
  • Movies
  • Radio
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Writing desk

Contact

356 W 58th Street
Central Park South, New York, United States

+1 212-554-6000
Fax: +1 212-554-6001

Website: http://www.hudsonhotel.com

About the Hudson, A Morgans Original neighborhood

The short stretch that separates the Theater District from Central Park has a markedly different feel than its southern neighbor, as though the magical line of 55th Street separates the Times Square chaos from this more refined sector where Carnegie Hall, high-end shops and many a glitzy hotel hold court. Fortunately for Cheapos, though, there are a few affordable gems in the midst, offering convenience, comfort and that oh-so-coveted proximity to all things luxe.

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