Hudson B&B is a five year old bed and breakfast on Union Street, just one block behind Hudson's busy shopping area, Warren Street. Once a dilapidated historic building, this large corner home has been fully restored with all the modern conveniences. That said, the building retains its period charm.
There appeared to be just four guest rooms, which comfortably ensures against noise and any sense of crowding. During my stay, my friends and I rented two of them, which offered some comparison. Our impression was that there are no "better" or "lesser" rooms. Rooms are spacious and while not precious by any means, they are comfortably decorated. The queen size beds offered comfortable, supportive mattresses, and the bed linens were of a very nice quality, with high-quality pillows (and plenty extra in the closets.
All rooms have small yet entirely serviceable full private baths. Towels were Ralph Lauren, quite plush, and the linen closet was full of them. While many B&Bs don't go to the trouble of offering bath amenities (shampoos, shower gel, etc), Hudson B&B did, and it was natural with honey-based ingredients. Nice touch.
The common areas were lovely and quite comfortable, and the walls presented an eclectic art collection in keeping with the arts community that lives and thrives in Hudson, NY.
This building had many, many windows so light streamed in from every direction at some point.
Despite these noteworthy comforts, the most delightfully element of our stay was the B&B's proprietress, Carolyn Lawrence. A most attractive "woman of a certain age," she was gracious and welcoming, and was so very well informed about the town and generous, when asked, with her advice and insights. She welcomed us with a warm smile later than we promised and made us a bountiful breakfast (of whatever we wanted!) at the hour we chose.
Hudson B&B is within easy walking distance of Warren Street, though there is also plentiful street parking for guests driving to Hudson.
There are no fancy hotels in Hudson and some of the people offering their large homes as B&Bs aren't particularly accommodating, nor have they done enough to make their homes hospital to weary travelers. Not so with Carolyn Lawrence or the Hudson B&B. On this first cold weekend of the coming winter, Carolyn happily allowed us a one-night stay, when we had been rejected by pretty much all the others because we weren't booking Friday and Saturday nights.
A lovely stay in every way!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hudson B&B in Historic Hudson, NY, provides a unique blend of privacy and comfort with the ambiance of a Boutique Inn. Our elegant rooms have en suite bathrooms, cable TV, air conditioning and access to free wi-fi. Our luxurious beds are dressed with superior linens. A delicious made to order breakfast is included. Come and rejuvinate, relax, renew ... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hudson B & B New York