Budget fashionistas are once again drawn to the Hudson after a dramatic renovation of every single room in 2012. Starting at just 150 square feet, some rooms are tight on space, but do offer nice touches such as rich wood-paneled walls, work desks, and peekaboo showers. The fabulous lobby still seems like a set from A Midsummer Night's Dream, the several bars and lounges are perfect for people-watching, and the hotel's contemporary art is an escape from the usual
hotel design, even in New York. The garden-lounge remains one of the more coveted outdoor spaces in town.