Having been to my fare share of play spaces, I was incredibly impressed with how meticulously clean and well taken care of Hudson's was. I loved that they had a bucket out and instructed you upon admission to toss any items in there that your littles put in their mouths. I saw staff continuously cleaning item from the bucket and placing them back in the play area, so nothing was out of rotation for too long. It was great!!
In case you're like us and don't live nearby, there are a couple of places to check out in conjunction with a visit to Hudson's House of Play. Mitsuwa Market is just a couple miles up the river - it's a large Asian grocery store with a Japanese food court, bakery, book store, and more. It's really fun to browse around. Also, if it's a nice day, there's a beautiful promenade along the river by Hudson's and Mitsuwa (but you can't go the whole way from one to another thanks to some horrible construction). Bring the stroller and some snacks and take a nice long walk! If you want to go further, Field Station Dinosaurs and Turtle Back Zoo are each about a half hour drive (in opposite directions) from Hudson's.
Looking for more great ways to spend the day with kids in the NYC area?? Be sure to check out my list of Day Trips & Getaways as well as my kid-friendly guide to each of the 5 NYC boroughs!
Disclaimer: Though we did receive complimentary admission in exchange for our honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.