New York, United States

Hotel Hugo

Rates from (inc tax)$179.10

Price information

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Emerging Hudson Square

At New York City’s Hotel Hugo it’s possible to spot the Chrysler Building, the Empire State, the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center all without leaving the grounds… and while sipping a cocktail. In addition to a glass-enclosed rooftop bar with loads of landmark views, this lower Manhattan retreat in Hudson Square – tucked between the Hudson River and buzzy SoHo – offers a nod to the neighbourhood’s maritime past with its yacht-like lacquered wood throughout the lobby, restaurant and rooms. 

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Need to know


122, including 2 suites.


12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm, but that’s also flexible depending on availability.


Double rooms from $179.10, excluding tax at 14.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $3.50 per room per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD205.52), via, using today’s exchange rate.

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At the hotel

Fitness studio, business centre, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod docking station, minibar, Keurig coffee maker, bathrobes, Argan bath products by Côté Bastide.

Our favourite rooms

For epic views of the Hudson River, ask for a Deluxe room (either Deluxe King or Deluxe Double-Double) on the west side of the building.

Packing tips

Bring comfy sandals or sneakers. Yes, NYC is known as a high-style haven, but any true New Yorker knows the value of some solid soles for urban wandering.


Let your pup see the Big Apple. Dogs up to 25 pounds are welcome with a refundable deposit of $150 per stay. See more pet-friendly hotels in New York.


Kids of all ages are welcome.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

The best place to sit is by the living wall – a lush vertical garden that stretches from floor to ceiling. The table closest to the greenery is reserved for private dining, as it's behind a glass enclosure. Book it for an intimate soiree with friends.

Dress Code

Anything downtown-chic goes in this fashion-forward part of town.

Hotel restaurant

True, Little Italy is just a short stroll east, but you can also stay put and head downstairs to Il Principe. Chef Alfredo Trapani brings authentic northern Italian cuisine to this 80-seat outpost. Feast on pancakes di ricotta for breakfast, salmon with a Dijon mustard crust for lunch and ossobuco for dinner.

Hotel bar

This isn’t your typical hotel watering hole. Twenty stories up, Bar Hugo boasts city and Hudson River views that alone are worth the elevator ride. The handcrafted cocktails and light bites (truffle fries, sliders and more) are just icing on the cake.  

Last orders

Indulge at Il Principe until 11:30pm; grab a cocktail at Bar Hugo until 2am.

Room service

You won’t go hungry – room service is available from 7am to 11pm.


Photos Hotel Hugo – New York City – USA
Hotel Hugo
525 Greenwich Street
New York City
United States


JFK International Airport services most international and West Coast arrivals and departures, and is 19 miles away. Several domestic airlines fly into LaGuardia Airport, just 10 miles away. Although close, travel times to and from both airports vary greatly due to traffic and time of day.


Major Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Amtrak train routes ( run out of Penn Station, just 20 minutes away.


With taxis in constant rotation and nearby subway stops plentiful, a car is more trouble than it's worth. However, for those driving, the hotel does have valet parking for $65 per car per day. There may be additional fees for oversized cars or SUVs.

Worth getting out of bed for

Hudson Square (or West Soho) was once known as the printmaking distict and it now borders SoHo, New York's downtown shopping district crowded with tourists and fashion-shoot-ready locals. You’ll find everything from familiar mall monikers and a robust showing of independent boutiques, too. For quirky gifts, fine jewelry and curiosities for the home, pop by Michele Varian on Howard Street (+1 212 343 0033). You don’t have to be swept up in the New York surf craze to dress the part – cruise by the Saturdays Surf NYC (+1 212 966 7875) flagship store on Crosby Street for the latest in shore-to-SoHo fashion. Also, grab a potent espresso from the in-store coffee bar, too. Stroll a few blocks north to Kisan (+1 212 475 2470) on Greene Street, a tempting collection of clothing, accessories, jewelry and goodies for the home that’s like a spin around the globe.

Local restaurants

Bright, bustling and a fine people-watching perch, Jack’s Wife Freda on Lafayette Street turns out comforting classics – soft boiled eggs with soldiers, matzo ball soup, tuna salad –– with a stylish twist, three meals a day. Just a few doors down, the 98-seat Osteria Morini (+1 212 965 8777) has an inviting atmosphere, silky charcuterie and luscious pasta concoctions layered with flavour such as the truffled mascarpone ravioli, drizzled with melted butter and studded with bits of prosciutto. Owner and chef Michael White found his inspiration for the menu in the cuisine of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. Chef Einat Admony is the force behind the inventive Mediterranean-meets-Israeli cuisine at Balaboosta, which is Yiddish for 'the perfect housewife', on Mulberry Street in nearby Nolita. Try the ceviche, which changes daily or the grilled lamb chops topped with Persian lime sauce (+1 212 966 7366). 

Local bars

It might not look like much from the outside, but don't let that stop you from popping by the Ear Inn (+1 212 226 9060) on Spring Street for a pint and a dose of New York City history (maybe even a ghost). This Federal-style building claoked in a layer of peeling pine green paint also serves decent burgers, fish and chips and other pub fare. Sneak down the flight of stairs that leads to the wine bar at Peasant (+1 212 965 9611) on Elizabeth Street. Exposed beams, flickering candlelight and a charming cave-like atmosphere might have you thinking you've taken an odd turn and landed in Tuscany. 


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Anonymous review

A toddler is the last thing one would consider adding to the mix of a romantic getaway anywhere, especially to New York City. However, when our sitter fell through at the last minute, Mr Smith and I were faced with three options: A) postpone a trip we’d planned months ago B) hand baby over to a nice-enough looking woman at the grocery store and run C) mark our anniversary with baby’s first flight.

We thought better of B, and so our escape a deux morphed into a good old-fashioned family vacation. Off we went as a threesome, with two of us holding our breath that our seatmates would find it in their hearts to forgive our wee one of any antics. 

Despite our fears, our babe was a pro on the plane, and in a blink we were in a cab bound for the Hotel Hugo. This elegantly designed newcomer is located on a quiet street between Tribeca and Soho in the emerging Hudson Square neighborhood.

The hotel's entrance was framed by an inviting restaurant patio, and an adorable bike cab at-the-ready. We walked through the oversized wooden doors and into the industrial-chic lobby where a reception desk sat in front of a towering wall of ivy; a ‘chandelier’ made up of a dozen types of light fixtures momentarily distracted me from the task at hand. As a self-professed design nerd, these first impressions made me very happy.

Quickly checked in, we found that there was more giddiness over good design to be had in our Superior King room on the 14th floor, and the head-on Hudson River views (the first of many perfect panoramas the Hugo had to offer) stopped us in our tracks.

The room was generous by New York standards (easily fitting a crib) and the smart use of built-ins only amplified that. The bathroom was big by any standards; all the better for lathering up with the Cote Bastide Argan products. We noticed that the bathrobes were missing, but a quick call to the front desk produced them in a flash.

I spotted a copy of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables on the desk, an odd choice for a causal travel read, but upon closer inspection I discovered that it was a book safe. Tucked Inside, as a ‘reward for my curiosity’, was a voucher for a free glass of sparkling wine at the downstairs restaurant Il Principe Cucina Italiana. I’ll take it!

Unpacked (read: baby gear everywhere) a beautiful New York afternoon beckoned, so we headed off to the Children’s Museum of the Arts just a three-minute walk from the hotel (it’s as if we planned to bring our daughter all along). The bright museum with its projects, activity rooms and hands-on installations was a hit with all of us.

After crafting her heart out, our little artist passed out right in her stroller. We took advantage of this stolen moment and rolled up to the hotel’s rooftop for an afternoon cocktail. This could still be a semi-romantic escape after all…

The Hotel Hugo has not just one, but two city-gazing watering holes with completely distinct menus and design schemes. Bar Hugo on the 20th floor is a Zen-like den with leather banquettes, slatted wood floors and enormous potted plants.

We thought that the sleek bar and wrap-around balcony with breathtaking views was pretty heavenly, but we were strongly urged by the staff to head upstairs to Bar Azul. 

Ascending a brightly colored stairway with walls plastered in vintage Cuban posters, we understood all the fuss once we stepped into the sunlight and eyed our surroundings. Oh, so THIS is what heaven is like…

We snagged seats with lower Manhattan clearly in our sights. The bar resembles a Cuban cantina, and it felt positively tropical with the white cabana-style seating punctuated by bright pops of color and ornamental grasses waving in the breeze. In the spirit of the place, I had the passion fruit mojito and Mr Smith kicked back with a cerveza or two.

That night we were content to stay in and watch our daughter amuse herself with a game of hide-and-seek under the high thread-count sheets. We ordered room service, which was set up so elegantly it was as if we were dining out.  

Sunrise nudged us out of bed the next morning, and we got a jump on the day with breakfast on the patio at Il Principe Cucina Italiana. I’m not usually one for green things in my juice, but the kale, ginger and pineapple juice combo was a healthy balance to the smoked salmon platter and ricotta pancakes.  

The hotel is steps away from some of the world’s best shopping, and what’s a trip to NYC without a few souvenirs (in the way of several pairs of shoes and a purse)? We also took ourselves on a food tour with a delightful lunch at Jack’s Wife Freda, afternoon treats at the Parisian bakery Ladurée, and we capped the day with red wine and house-made pasta at Sacco & Vanzetti.

Sure, it wasn’t the loved-up trip as we had planned, but with the decadent Hotel Hugo as our home base for the weekend it was way beyond what we could have imagined for our first Big Apple with baby adventure... we'll be back. 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Hotel Hugo’s Guestbook below.

We loved


Don’t expect

Great atmosphere -


Stayed on 29 Sep 2016

We loved

We loved the overall ambiance of the hotel - on a cute and quiet side street in the West Village right by the Hudson river and near a central subway stop. You can't ask for a better location! We also loved the rooftop bar(s) there and thought it was a perfect way to end an NYC day - the views are great too. Hotel was clean, bed was extremely comfortable, service was accommodating. Would definitely stay there again! RedFarm is a must-eat in the area - 5 minute walk north on Hudson street.

Don’t expect

Don't expect a large room - but that's to be expected for most NYC hotels.


Stayed on 26 Aug 2016

We loved

The roof-top bar and location, as well as the quality of the rooms. Carmine St for breakfast is only 5min away (The Grey Dog and Jack's Wife Frida). An easy stroll along Spring St into SoHo and all it has to offer.

Don’t expect

Being waited on hand and foot (i.e. interfering service)


Stayed on 28 May 2016

We loved

Quiet room, to say the hotel's so close to major roads, with a partial river view. Great view from the bar.

Don’t expect



Stayed on 25 Oct 2015

We loved

The view from our rooms over the Hudson river.

Don’t expect

Amazing service - it was ok but no one was falling over themselves to be helpful.


Stayed on 23 Sep 2015

We loved

The room, the rooftop terrace, the neighbourhood

Don’t expect

to be at walking distance from Central Park, Time Square, ..


Stayed on 5 Aug 2015

We loved

The location, the rooftop bar, the staff.

Don’t expect

Proper housekeeping, 24/7 room service.


Stayed on 2 Jul 2015

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