House Rules

Happy guests make happy hosts. Our goal is to provide a lovely, relaxing and convenient environment for your stay in Hudson. We want you to Sleep. Eat. Repeat!

If you need something, ask. If there is a problem with your room, tell us so that we can make your stay with us one you will remember fondly.

Westcott House accepts checks, cash and credit cards. Prices are exclusive of 8%  New York State sales tax and 4% Hudson Lodging Tax. We prefer payment in full when you place your reservation.

We understand that plans can change. If you need to cancel, we will provide a full refund if you notify us ten days prior (less a $25 service fee). Cancellations within ten days of your arrival will be charged the service fee and 50% if we are unable to rebook your room. Cancellations made after 5 pm Thursday for a weekend stay will be charged the full reservation, unless rebooked. There is no penalty if we are able to rebook the room, except the $25 service fee.

We have a two-night minimum for all weekends from May through December and a three-night minimum for long holiday weekends throughout the year. We can work with you, bookings permitting, for single night stays, so please email or call. If your host can accommodate a single night stay, there is a $75 surcharge on weekends.


Check-in time is 2 – 5 PM and “by appointment” so we ask that you let us know your arrival time. If your plans require arrival outside this window, please notify us so that we can work with you on a mutually convenient time. Checkout is no later than 11 AM.

Ladies, please use the make-up wipes provided.  Make-up stains our washrags and towels and is difficult to remove without bleach, which shortens the life of your linens.

Please refrain from eating and drinking in the rooms, particularly on or in the bed.

For the relaxation and pleasure of all our guests, pets are not permitted. We do not have cribs or children’s beds and the environment is designed for adults wanting an elegant and comfortable get-away. We will consider all situations but please check with us in advance so that we can mutually agree on the best plan if your time away includes children.

Rooms are designed for single or double occupancy. We have several air mattresses, so please inform us if your group includes additional guests so that we can accommodate your situation There is a service charge of $75 per night for additional guests.  Smoking of any kind is not permitted.

Parking – Parking is free on our block and alternate side rules are in effect week long excepting summer weekends. Additionally, there is a city lot ½ block East on Columbia Street.

We do not have a liquor license and cannot serve you alcohol.  The bar in the dining room is the property of your host.  Hudson Wine Merchants is down Warren Street and we have appropriate glasses and corkscrews, which we can point out to you.

Weddings: Weddings are wonderful life moments! We welcome wedding guests and encourage you to encourage them to book early as we cannot “hold” rooms.  We define a reserved room as a room which has been paid for in advance.

Finally, we would note that this house is our home and for the exclusive use of our guests. Friends’ and acquaintances’ visits must be cleared with your host in advance.