The Best Hotels in Hudson Valley, New York

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge is a beautiful year-round retreat
Scribner’s Catskill Lodge is a beautiful year-round retreat | © Scribner’s Catskill Lodge
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24 February 2021

A two-hour drive from New York City, the Hudson Valley is the winter weekend destination of choice for city dwellers. With vineyards, old-money mansions, and quaint cottages surrounded by autumnal foliage, it’s easy to see why. Former New Yorkers move to the area to embrace a slower pace of life, and after a weekend or two here, you’ll be tempted to join them. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in the region.

The Roundhouse

Hotel
4.4/5 (347 Reviews)
Lounge - Hotel at The Roundhouse
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Set in a historic textile mill, this circular hotel is a minimalist haven. Rooms feature neutral tones and views of the Fishkill Creek rapids – best seen from the in-room deep soaking tubs. Food is pride of place here. Choose between the chandelier-dotted Smoke on the Water steakhouse, serving Maine lobster, Kumamoto oysters and Hudson Valley duck breast, and the Roundhouse Restaurant, specializing in American and international dishes.
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Hotel Nyack

Budget Hotel
3.9/5 (1060 Reviews)
Hotel Nyack, a JdV by Hyatt Hotel
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If you want to make the most of your time in the Hudson Valley, Hotel Nyack is neatly placed near the Governor Mario M Cuomo Bridge and Hook Mountain State Park. Within an old factory building, the loft-style rooms will suit creatives with their large windows, patterned wallpaper, clawfoot tubs and jewel-toned furnishings. For the warmer months, there’s a seasonal outdoor pool.

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The Morgan State House

Inn, Hotel
4.4/5 (289 Reviews)
The Morgan State House
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Behind its 19th-century brownstone facade, the Morgan State House is an Albany-based gem. Rooms are classic guesthouse style – think wood-burning fireplaces, four-poster beds and views across the adjacent Washington Park. The English garden out back with ivy-filled window boxes and vibrant blooms is a lovely spot to relax with a book on a warm day.

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Tarrytown House Estate

Guesthouse
3.9/5 (966 Reviews)
Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson Estate
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The Tarrytown House Estate exudes old-world elegance and comprises 10 Georgian suites and 212 guestrooms; some have balconies overlooking the Hudson River. Once settled, head down to the acclaimed Goosefeather restaurant – often touted as one of America’s best. It leans heavily on Hong Kong influences, with seasonal modern Chinese fare served by chef Dale Talde (of Top Chef fame).

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The Thayer Hotel

Hotel
4.4/5 (222 Reviews)
The Thayer Hotel
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The Thayer Hotel sits on the grounds of the US Military Academy. Behind its imposing stone facade is a delightfully classic interior. Rooms are well-appointed, with bright white linens and dark mahogany headboards. MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant is a gothic gem known for its award-winning Sunday champagne brunch, best enjoyed on the Jefferson Patio during the summer months.

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  • Saratoga Arms

    Boutique Hotel
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    Saratoga Arms
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    If a private members club had the charm of a family-run hotel, the Saratoga Arms would be the result. Step across the large front porch into this boutique hotel, built in 1870. Inside, the country-style interior creates a cozy base – upgrade to the king suite with a fireplace. In the morning, the farm-to-table breakfast is a must-try, with freshly squeezed fruit juice, lemon ricotta pancakes and applewood smoked bacon.

    The Woodstock Inn on the Millstream

    Inn
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    The Woodstock Inn on the Millstream sits in the heart of the Catskills. It has a home-like atmosphere, centered around 3 acres (1ha) of floral-filled gardens and an adjoining stream. A seasonal breakfast of locally sourced pastries, bagels, almond butter and fruit jams is available each morning.

    Scribner’s Catskill Lodge

    Lodge
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    Scribner's Catskill Lodge
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    Scribner’s brings a much-welcomed Scandinavian style to the Catskills’ Hunter Mountain. Think clean lines, dark wood floors, macramé wall hangings and crisp white walls and linen. Once you’ve checked in, head to the in-house restaurant, Prospect, for local cuisine with a creative spin. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer spectacular views of the mountainous landscape.

    These recommendations were updated on February 24, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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