This past weekend, my family and I stayed at the Hudson House for our third time. I am not typically one to post comments on sites like these, but after our previous visit, I truly feel the need to share just how pleased we are with this wonderful find.
The Hudson House is honestly one of my favorite places to stay anywhere, and I travel a great deal staying in hotels all over the country for work. But, this place, is one of the very few places I feel completely comfortable taking my entire family. It is the only full service hotel in the area and this, by itself, far and away separates them from any other hotel in or around the Hudson area.
From the moment you walk in the lobby, the open, expansive, vaulted ceiling with the giant chandelier hung in grand fashion overhead, you know you are in a special place. We are always immediately welcomed by the friendly staff at the desk and instantly treated like we are their best customers. That experience continues throughout the hotel with any and all of the staff we encounter over the course of the weekend.
The hotel has its own full service bar and a cafe which provides you a free, full breakfast. I'm talking hot, good food too - eggs, bacon, hash browns - not this continental donut and muffin thing that you find everywhere else. And, again the breakfast is FREE as a part of your stay!
The pool and hot tub area is clean and well-kept and fully stocked with towels so you don't need to use up the towels in your room. The first time we stayed we were not aware of the full size towels they had available at the pool, so we'd taken the towels from our room. Upon returning to the room, we had then exhausted our supply of towels and wanted to shower before heading out to dinner that night. A quick call to the front desk, and once again a friendly voice assures us that they can send up new towels right away. Less than three minutes later, another friendly face was at our door with 5 new towels and she even took our old ones so that they weren't just sitting around our room.
The rooms are very nice, incredibly clean, well laid out and are fully equipped with microwaves and refrigerators. With three daughters, all of whom seem to be hungry and / or thirsty every 2 hours, the fridge and the microwave are wonderful amenities. We stopped at the grocery store down the street and stocked up on food, drinks and snacks to keep the natives content. And having the ability to pop something in the microwave to tide us over until our next meal, instead of having to run to a gas station twice a day, is a huge blessing.
The Hudson House is also home to a small dinner theater that stages four shows per year. On our last visit, we were fortunate enough to be able to attend the show they had going on at the time. It was called "Righteous!" and was the story of the Righteous Brothers. Talk about amazing. Here we are having a formal dinner and seeing a Broadway caliber show and we never had to leave the hotel. Everything from the dinner itself to the incredible music and performance was spectacular. It was a wonderful treat and a very exciting evening for my entire family.
All things considered, this is truly one of the best places we have ever stayed. If you are looking for an upscale, ultra-modern, contemporary hotel with stainless steel fixtures, random abstract art work on the walls and stuffy, two-dimensional staff . . . then this is not your place. But, if you are looking for a comfortable, "homey," clean, all-encompassing, pleasant place to stay where, honestly, you would never need to leave the hotel if you didn't want to . . . the Hudson House Grand Hotel may just be the perfect place for you. It is truly a Grand experience and an honest-to-goodness diamond in the rough.
Thank you, Hudson House and all of your staff. We will certainly be back again.
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