Category Archives: New York lodging

The Barlow turns 5!

June 4, 2018 by The Barlow Hotel

The Barlow turns 5

The Barlow turns 5 this June and to celebrate we are offering guests who book any mid-week stay (Sunday through Thursday) will receive a 5% discount when they book at and use the code Barlowbirthday in the promotion area.  The discount is available to new reservations only.  So come help us celebrate 5 years of providing fantastic lodging right in the heart of Hudson!

Pet Friendly Hudson

May 23, 2018 by The Barlow Hotel

Pet friendly guest roomVisitors looking for a pet friendly place to stay in Hudson need look no further than The Barlow, especially now!  Beginning May 23 The Barlow has designated a second pet friendly room so that people traveling with their furry companions have a place to stay.  When The Barlow first opened one of the most commonly asked questions was “Do you allow pets?” and we were happy to say that we do.  As one of the few lodging options in the area that is pet friendly the hotel became fairly well known as being welcoming to four legged guests and the room that was designated as such frequently booked up sometimes months in advance.  In response to this demand, and as pet lovers, we thought it would be a good idea to make one of our existing rooms pet friendly.

There are policies at The Barlow for guests bringing pets with them.  While these policies are in place to ensure the comfort of every guest they are also designed for the comfort of the animal – foremost of which is not leaving them alone in the room.  For those people that aren’t able to keep their pet with them at all times the hotel also offers a pet sitter for an additional fee; someone who will stay in the guests’ room, make sure the pet is comfortable and has water, and will take them for short walks.

Pet friendly hotelIn addition to the expansion of our pet friendly accommodations beginning June 1 The Barlow will also be donating 100% of all pet fees collected to the Columbia Greene Humane Society.  The CGHS is our local shelter whose mission is to care for and re-home abused, neglected and abandoned animals as well as provide affordable cost veterinary services to low income households.  Serving over 5,000 animals every year, the Columbia Greene Humane Society plays a vital role in the community including offering a free food pantry for those that need it.  Finally, local residents and visitors can also make use of the wonderful boarding and grooming services offered at the shelter where pets are treated like royalty.

To book one of our pet friendly rooms please click here and make sure to indicate that you will be bringing a pet with you.

The Barlow is pleased to be a pet friendly hotel and to support such a worthwhile organization as the Columbia Greene Humane Society.

Let The Barlow help you celebrate!

May 7, 2018 by The Barlow Hotel

Coming to Hudson for a birthday, anniversary, proposal or “just because”?  Why not let The Barlow help you celebrate!

Over the years countless guests have chosen The Barlow as the place to celebrate and create memories.  We’ve looked for the perfect gifts and have found ones that we think will be appealing.

We’re pleased to offer special add-ons to make that special occasion even better.  Guests booking at our website will have the option of adding a dozen fresh red roses, a chilled bottle of Pol Roger champagne or both to their booking.  The roses and champagne will be delivered to the guest’s room prior to their arrival at the hotel, just waiting for them to begin their celebration.



The fresh roses will be presented in a lovely glass vase so that the guest can take the flowers home with them.


The champagne will be waiting in the room as well and the hotel will provide champagne flutes for the guests to toast the special occasion.  Click “Check Availability” above and book your celebration reservation today!




As an added treat guests who choose the Full Celebrations Package and order both the roses and the champagne will receive a box of 8 handmade chocolate truffles compliments of The Barlow.


So if you’re looking for the perfect place to celebrate that special something with a special someone then look no further and let The Barlow help you celebrate in style!


Thinking of taking the train to Hudson NY

April 30, 2018 by The Barlow Hotel

Thinking of taking the train to Hudson NY?

The train from New York City is an easy and convenient way to get to Hudson.  The track run along the Hudson River past some incredible scenery.  Don’t forget to bring your own snacks, though, as most of the trains no longer offer food or beverages.

First visit the Amtrak website and enter your dates of travel.  The code for Penn Station in New York City is NYP and the code for the Hudson train station is HUD.  Make sure to mention the ILOVENY discount in the promotion code to receive a 15% discount.

Next, once you have your dates select the train departure times first for your outbound trip and then for you return.  Keep in mind two things: check in and check out times: for The Barlow check in begins at 3:00 p.m. and check out is 11:00 a.m.  Guests are certainly welcome to drop off their bags and/or leave them at the hotel.  The Barlow, conveniently located right in the heart of downtown, is about a 15 minute walk from the Hudson train station or one of the local taxis can drop you off.

EnterpriseThird, some people who take the train still like the convenience of having a car.  Since all guests receive complimentary parking in the Municipal lot just behind the hotel, those guests can rent a car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which offers free pick up at the train station and a dedicated parking spot for drop off.  Call them prior to your train’s arrival and they will have someone meet you.

Fourth, and most importantly, don’t forget to book your reservation at The Barlow!

So if you’re thinking of taking the train to Hudson NY just remember your just for easy steps from experiencing all the things that make our city such a fantastic destination!

Fall Getaway – The Barlow

September 3, 2014 by The Barlow Hotel

HVM Fall Getaways

Fall getaways seem to be on everyone’s mind now that Labor Day has come and gone.  Just about this time each year Hudson Valley Magazine publishes an issue that focuses on places to see and things to do in the autumn entitled “Great Fall Getaways”.  The Hudson Valley is a no-brainer when it comes to looking at quick getaways as the weather starts to cool off, and Hudson is still “hot” even still.  Hudson Valley Magazine selected The Barlow as one of the preferred destinations for visitors to Hudson.  You can read the article here.

In addition to The Barlow (as the perfect lodging option) the article also focuses on some of The Barlow Privileges Partners: The Crimson Sparrow, one of our favorite eateries in Hudson; Spotty Dog Books and Ale, a great spot for a great local beer; Farm to Glass Tours, in it’s first year offering custom, small group tastings at local wineries, breweries and distilleries; the Columbia County Council on the Arts, a “one stop shopping spot” for all things art related in and around the county.

Beyond Hudson’s borders there’s much to do during your Fall Getaway around Columbia County – apple picking, hiking, leaf-peeping, cider tasting and more.  Cultural and performance events continue as well as Helsinki Hudson, another Privilege Partner, continues a tradition of presenting top name talent in a wide range of musical styles to appeal to almost everyone’s tastes.

Don’t have a car?  No worries.  Hudson is a stop on several Amtrak’s lines going to upstate New York, Canada, and Vermont with schedules throughout the day to fit into your schedule.  The easy two-hour journey is a beautiful ride right along the Hudson River passing by The Palisades, West Point, the Catskills and many other scenic views.  Check out Amtrak’s schedules here.  The Barlow is an easy 5 minute walk from the train station or there are usually taxis available as trains arrive into Hudson.

So now Labor Day has passed, and the holidays aren’t too far away, it’s time to start planning your perfect Fall Getaway.  Make sure to include a stay at The Barlow in your plans – check the most updated availability here.

Rated the Best Hotel in Hudson NY! #1 on Trip Advisor

November 5, 2013 by Russ Gibson

Best hotel in Hudson NY

We are happy to announce that The Barlow has just been rated as the Best Hotel in Hudson NY, ranking #1 on Trip Advisor!

Since opening in June 2013, The Barlow has quickly become known as the place to stay when visiting Hudson, NY.

Over the past 4 months The Barlow has had the pleasure of welcoming guests from all over the world and helping the discover the wonderful city of Hudson, New York.  The Barlow is the Hudson Valley’s newest boutique hotel, offering a blend of architectural charm with modern amenities.  The best part?  The Barlow is right in downtown Hudson, in the heart of the city’s Historic Business District.  Fantastic restaurants, shops and galleries are just a short walk from the Hotel’s front door.

Our friendly staff goes out of their way to provide recommendations for places to eat and things to do while in Hudson, and their friendliness and welcoming attitude has helped propel The Barlow to become the best hotel in Hudson NY.  In addition to the Hotel’s wonderful staff, the furnishings combine a unique blend of mid-century flair and modern amenities, all within an 1920’s Art Deco era building right in the heart of Hudson’s Historic Business district.

Guests are provided a host of amenities including complimentary wifi, in-room Keurig coffeemakers, personal safes and iPod compatible clock radios.  In addition to aromatherapy bath amenities each private en-suite guest bathroom comes equipped with a walk in muli-jet spa shower.  Additionally, most bathrooms also feature soaking tubs.

The Barlow’s also offers an exclusive Privileges Partner Program: The Hotel has partnered with most Hudson merchants (restaurants, shops, galleries and entertainment venues) to offer guests a generous discount when shopping, dining, or visiting each participating merchant/venue.

All reservations are accepted at The Barlow’s website.  Check availability now and make sure to include a stay at The Barlow, rated the best hotel in Hudson NY, in your travel plans.