The 315-mile Hudson River runs north- and south-bound along the east side of New York state, forming a border between New York City and New Jersey. You can blow the bank on a luxurious getaway or take a scenic trip on a tight budget -- enjoying river views all the while, regardless of your reason or price range.
The Embassy Suites New York located in the Financial District, adjacent to the World Financial Center, is the area’s only waterfront all-suites hotel. Accommodations include separate living and sleeping quarters and kitchenettes. The eggplant and buttercream color scheme is brightened by floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Hudson River. Special touches include terrycloth bathrobes and Bath and Body Works toiletry products. Dine at a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and evening manager reception with cocktails and snacks daily. Business travelers may utilize the business center and 13,000 square feet of meeting space that accommodates up to 300 attendees.
The pet-friendly Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC Hotel offers four room and two suite options with panoramic views of the Hudson River. Rooms have a minimalist-style décor in a muted gray color palette with bold mulberry pink accents. Pamper yourself in the Exhale Spa and the Hiro Haraguchi Hair + Make-up Salon. Break a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center, borrow a bike and helmet, or get discounted pricing on daily classes offered at the spa. The heated rooftop pool with underwater music and the rooftop loft garden look out to the river and city skyline. The hotel has special programs that cater to families traveling with babies, kids or pets. The Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge, Provocateur, and the Carte Blanche lobby and outdoor bar are upscale, exciting nightlife destinations on site.
The Hudson River view room is among the five lodging choices at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The 400-square-foot deluxe room has floor-to-ceiling views of the river from the bedroom and living area. The gold and black color scheme gets pops of color from fresh floral and botanical arrangements. Besides a picture window view of the river from the marble soaking tub, the bathroom includes a phone, LCD TV, terrycloth robes and Aromatherapy Associates bath products. The hotel has a five-star rated spa and 6,000-square-foot fitness center with an Olympic-size pool that overlooks the city. Enjoy Asian cuisine and Central Park views at Asiate and cocktails at MObar or the Lobby Lounge.
The Riverside Tower Hotel offers cozy, budget single, double and suite accommodations on the Upper West Side near Lincoln Center — many with views of the Hudson River. Rooms include kitchenettes equipped with microwaves and mini-refrigerators. Rooms have air conditioning during warm-weather months. The suite accommodations offer double the space of the standard room. Request a room with a desk if you are traveling for business or a set of dishes and silverware to use with your carryout or in-room delivery from one of more than 30 local restaurants in the eight surrounding blocks. The hotel’s residential street location offers free street parking.
- Hudson River at sunset image by Elzbieta Sekowska from Fotolia.com