Hoodwinked Escape

Hoodwinked Escape, New York City: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Hoodwinked Escape Reviews: 4.5/5

Hoodwinked Escape
4.5

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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
How to get there
  • 116th St • 4 min walk
  • 116th St • 4 min walk

4.5
249 reviews
Excellent
204
Very good
33
Average
6
Poor
4
Terrible
2

OllieObieOrzo
4 contributions
Hoodwinked Escape really does get you hoodwinked
Dec 2018 • Family
My 10 year old child had a birthday party there. She said it was the best birthday party she ever had! The staff was all really nice. Great for big events or just for something to do on a weekend. I would totally recommend going there.
Written August 7, 2019
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Good day! I'm so glad your daughter had a great time. Thanks so much for your review!
Written August 8, 2019
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Diana C
3 contributions
AWESOME FAMILY FUN
Jun 2019 • Family
We selected the room “the experiment” and it was pretty challenging. There was only 4 of us to “bring Freddie back alive”. There was one part where it was confusing. But we asked the game master for a clue and we were able to solve that part. We wouldn’t have been able to solve that section without the clue. I felt like there wasn’t much hints to tell us “we had to do that”. In addition, I was disappointed this room didn’t have objects or doors opening on its own. Hence the word “on its own”. Meaning many times when you have solved one section and if you get it correct something will slide open or pop open on its own (with the help if technology). The game master told us to open the fridge when we have done the previous part correct. Once we “brought Freddie back to life” the timer didn’t stop on its own which it should have. Overall it was fun but wished it was more advanced in technology compared to others I have done in the past.
Written June 27, 2019
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Hi Diana Thanks so much for your feedback and I'm glad you had a good time. Feedback like yours helps us to improve our operations. We look forward to your return visit. Best regards, Michele
Written July 1, 2019
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Jenny_from_PA
Gettysburg, PA145 contributions
Great experience!
Jun 2019 • Family
We’ve done around a dozen escape rooms and this was definitely a good experience. My 11 year old son and I chose the Spy Room, the most difficult room, on accident. I was worried it would be too hard, but our game master helped
us enjoy the game and have fun. There were some innovative puzzles I haven’t seen elsewhere. One minor complaint is that it is sequential, which I don’t love, but otherwise would recommend. The game master was truly superb, she was on our side and wanted us to have a good experience and to win. And yes- we escaped, just in the nick of time!
Written June 14, 2019
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Thanks so much for your review. Your feedback means a lot. We look forward to your next visit.
Written June 17, 2019
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Sandi921
New York City, NY10 contributions
Wonderfully Fun Team Building Experience!
May 2019 • Business
My colleagues and I decided that for our annual team-building retreat we would try an Escape Room experience. Our time at Hoodwinked surpassed our expectations! We opted for Spy Academy, expecting a challenge, but actually not anticipating how frequently we were required to think out-of-the-box and how truly challenging it was to access all the clues and escape. The time flew and we were engaged and connected as a team every moment of every minute. The facility is lovely and the hosts/management contributed to us having a truly memorable and effective bonding adventure. Thank you Michele and Tiffany!
Written May 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your review and I'm glad we met your expectations. Your feedback means a lot to us. We look forward to your next visit and please spread the word about Hoodwinked Escape so others can experience the magic created in our escape rooms.
Written June 17, 2019
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DESIREE A
1 contribution
POST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Apr 2019 • Friends
The Hoodwinked Escape venue was fun. We had the Spy Room. The fast paced energy we needed made it fun for me. This was my first escape room adventure. My advice to not to invite any of your friends that aren’t Team Players or laid back. You will be annoyed with them as I was with one of the invited guest. Also the business needs an outside wooden business board to help direct to the building. I passed it & had to call for help. The young lady that answered was very helpful & polite. I will come back again.
Written April 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kpowell52
New York City, NY2 contributions
Birthday Bash at Hoodwinked
Mar 2019 • Friends
Hoodwinked, located in Harlem was an amazing find! My daughter took part in an escape room experience a couple of years ago in California and I've been looking for one in the city. I hosted the celebration of her turning 14 at Hoodwinked. My daughter and her gal pals thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would highly recommend. Excellent and welcoming staff were available to support the adventure and party!
Written March 25, 2019
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Thanks so much for your review and so excited your daughter enjoyed herself. I'm especially thrilled that you were satisfied with our service. We hope to see you again soon and look forward to hosting your next escape room experience. Best regards, Michele
Written March 26, 2019
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Duncan L
New York City, New York6 contributions
Family bonding
Dec 2018 • Family
As native New Yorkers, it's not always easy to find fresh ideas without breaking the bank. Hoodwinked delivered. This was my first time at an escape room. It was not only great fun; I was also pleased that our family all worked together in a positive way. Staff was welcoming and attentive. I'd definitely go back.
Written December 24, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi D, Thank you so much for your response!! We appreciate you for taking the time to review Hoodwinked Escape. Thank you for sharing your family with us! What a special treat and we are so glad we could make it special for you. We hope to see you soon. Thank you from your friends at Hoodwinked Escape
Written December 29, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BrooklynChef23
Brooklyn, NY92 contributions
Definitely lives up to its name...
Nov 2018 • Business
I brought my team here for a night of "team building" activity and fun. Although we did overall have fun and laughed a lot, we also scratched our heads a lot. But it wasn't entirely our faults! Some of the clues were unclear and it took awhile for some things to make sense. I think even at some point they revised the wording on a clue because they saw it wasn't adding up...kind of like the final equation at the end... (We did The Experiment) in which we believe was miscalculated and when we asked how did they get that number, we were told "I don't know, that's just what it is." Interesting place and vibe to say the least, but overall good, clean fun. We will try a different location next time however. I wanted to come to Harlem because I love the neighborhood and wanted to support my people, plus they have the best restaurants in the area, but just don't think this place was as good as others I've visited in the past.
Written November 15, 2018
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Hi L G, Thank you so much for your response!! We appreciate you for taking the time to review Hoodwinked Escape. Thank you for choosing participate in our team-building exercises! We take your feedback seriously and it is duly noted! We hope that you can visit again and we can make sure all your requests are fulfilled. We hope to see you soon. Thank you from your friends at Hoodwinked Escape!
Written December 17, 2018
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Denise L T
2 contributions
Best Night in Harlem, New York!
Oct 2018 • Friends
Hoodwinked Escape made my birthday celebration a memorable one for my friends, family and me. WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!! The establishment was clean and inviting, and was ready for us when my party of 14 arrived! My cake table was beautiful, the champagne was nicely chilled, as well as the individual water bottles.

Loved, loved, loved The Shadow’s Nest escape room!! It was scary, yet fun and it definitely forced us to use our brainpower and come together as a team. The other half of my guests were in The Experiment Room, which was also superb! We are already making plans to return!
Written October 30, 2018
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Hi Denise L t, Thank you so much for your response!! We appreciate you for taking the time to review Hoodwinked Escape. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us! What a special treat and we are so glad we could make it special for you. We hope to see you soon. Thank you from your friends at Hoodwinked Escape
Written December 17, 2018
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Shen B
Bronx, New York4 contributions
What a thrill!
Aug 2017 • Couples
Me and my guests had a wonderful time. The place was clean, the host was professional and very competent. Definitely going again.
Written July 8, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Shen, Thank you so much for your response!! We appreciate you for taking the time to review Hoodwinked Escape. We hope to see you soon. Thank you from your friends at Hoodwinked Escape
Written August 20, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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