Arlo Hudson Square – New York

Image courtesy of Arlo Hotels

As you may know, we used to call New York home a few years ago. New York holds a special place in our hearts because it’s the city where we met over 13 years ago, fell in love and where Annie joined our little family. I’m not sure if I ever told you, but Riz and I use to be roommates and friends first for a couple of years. Then something changed and the rest is history.

This was our first trip back together and we intended to make the most of it. Since we only stayed for a long weekend we wanted to find the perfect place and location for our stay. The result was the Arlo Hudson Square Boutique Hotel, set in Manhattan’s old printing district between SoHo, Tribeca and Greenwich Village.

Image courtesy of Arlo Hotels

Image courtesy of Arlo Hotels

Image courtesy of Arlo Hotels

Image courtesy of Arlo Hotels

Image courtesy of Arlo Hotels

As soon as you step to the new and thriving, 11-storey building, you are met with staff that always welcome you with a smile, Arlo’s unique signature fragrance and glossy white bookcases that trim the lobby. Arlo Hudson Square has that feel-good factor and the vibe is subtly fabulous and unpretentious, with service that’s seamless and discreet.

The hotel has many common areas with timeless but on trend layouts, designed to accommodate every kind of traveller, from work to play.

The hotel was designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and interiors were created by Studio AvroKO. 

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Arlo has countless and ever-changing affairs to keep you entertained during your stay.

The hotel partners with the local Dog Pound Gym and Sky Ting Yoga, with classes available for guests – they’re popular, so book ahead if you can.

Image courtesy of Arlo Hotels

Image courtesy of Arlo Hotels

Image courtesy of Arlo Hotels

The rooms at Arlo are called “micro” rooms due to their size. However, our room was no ordinary “micro” room – the hotel has carved out a niche for itself in the worlds of interiors and architecture. Easy does it here; yes, it’s small, but efficient space planning, solid walnut wood furniture, clean lines, lots of natural light and very clever storage solutions makes you re-think the old adage “size matters”.

The room was surprisingly pin-drop quiet and therefore it was the perfect place to recharge after hitting the busy streets of Manhattan.

Image courtesy of Arlo Hotels

Image courtesy of Arlo Hotels

Wake up with house-roasted coffee from the downstairs 24-hour Bodega.

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Or head to Harold’s Meat + Three Restaurant for breakfast. The restaurant serves an ever-changing menu of seasonal favourites, local specialities and good ol’ classics from breakfast to late night dinner.

In the afternoon indulge with a drink at the lobby-level Arlo Liquor Bar and settle into one of the many cosy areas available. 

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At sunset take a lift to the Good Story Bar & Rooftop for some cocktails and views to downtown. I can imagine how incredible it would be to sit here on balmy summer evenings, sipping bubbly and nibbling canapés while admiring the breathtaking sunset views.

Keen to see a little more of the exhilarating neighbourhoods outside? You are perfectly placed to walk to many of New York’s major attractions, or request one of the Hotel’s cute (and complimentary) bicycles and explore the city on two wheels. Peddle away and soon you’re in SoHo, West Village, Tribeca and the Financial District.

Book a room online below, and be sure to choose one with a city view. It’s a little more expensive (not much) but it means you wake up to incredible views.

More New York adventures coming soon…

Arlo Hudson Square Hotel | Karoliina Kazi


231 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013  |  +1-212.342.7000  |  website


  1. 25th February 2017 / 8:42 am

    Decor is soooo beautiful and breathtaking wow 😀 very nice photos and post 🙂

    • 25th February 2017 / 9:19 am

      Thank you Thomas! The views were great, especially from the rooftop.

  2. 25th February 2017 / 9:25 am

    Looks gorgeous! I’d love to visit that hotel when I’m in NYC next time. I’ve been in NYC like 5 times but it would be a dream gone true to move there! ❤

    • 25th February 2017 / 9:28 am

      Sounds like a great plan! It’s a perfect spot for a city explorer xx K

  3. 25th February 2017 / 3:58 pm

    You are an amazing photographer!

    • 25th February 2017 / 5:05 pm

      That’s sweet of you but only few of these pictures are taken by me – most of them are courtesy of the Arlo Hotels like mentioned below the images.

  4. 25th February 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Gorgeous! Loving the photos and the interiors!

    • 28th February 2017 / 11:56 am

      Absolutely, I’m glad you like it too!

  5. 26th February 2017 / 8:43 am

    Sounds like you don’t really even need to leave the hotel to enjoy yourself. It’s got entertainment (I spy a jazz night, divine) cocktails and food all under one roof. The bike idea is fab though. I’d love to bike around soho 😍
    Katja xxx

    • 28th February 2017 / 11:55 am

      Yeah they got loads of events for visitors and guest and the restaurant and rooftop bar seem to be really popular among locals as well.

  6. 26th February 2017 / 9:23 am

    Looks beautiful and great you were able to go back to visit a place that holds great memories.

    • 28th February 2017 / 11:52 am

      Hi Sheri! It was so lovely to go see our old house and the places we use to hung out in, so many good memories there. xx K

    • 28th February 2017 / 11:25 am

      Hi Emily – we were very happy with the hotels and the location was fantastic as well. xx K

    • 28th February 2017 / 3:15 pm

      Thanks Kintan – its beautiful place in every way and you’re so right about the rooftop.

  7. 28th February 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Oh my goodness that hotel looks & sounds amazing! Oh and I had no clue you used to live in New York, that’s an absolute dream haha 🙂

    • 28th February 2017 / 9:46 pm

      Hi Jasmin! Congratulations on the birth of your gorgeous little boy, he is so dreamy! New York was so much fun but it was so far from home that London suits me better 🙂

  8. 1st March 2017 / 12:36 am

    Oh wowww that is such a gorgeous hotel! It has a cozy feel to it but still modern and stylish! 🙂

  9. 1st March 2017 / 9:04 am

    Your hotel looks so awesome, and they have so many activities! I wanna go to NYC someday!

  10. SofarsoSabine
    1st March 2017 / 10:19 pm

    Seems like the perfect getaway. I would like to stay in this hotel and do some activities here!

    • 2nd March 2017 / 9:30 am

      Definitely a sassy base in the heart of New York City – we loved it.

  11. 2nd March 2017 / 8:30 am

    Wow this place looks like a dream! I’m going to have to visit this hotel when I’m next in New York!

  12. 21st March 2017 / 10:50 am

    Awesome images. Certainly worth visiting places!

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