The Time Nyack, Nyack
Insider's Tip: If your pooch (25 pounds and under) is tagging along, go for the Ho-tail Package, beginning at $239 per night. Your four-footed friend gets a special fabric teepee tent for hanging out, a welcome gift with treat and toy, and canine turndown service that includes a midnight snack that probably won’t make it past sundown.
A spinoff of the Time New York in Manhattan, this newcomer has plenty of big-city charm and sophistication. But it also projects its own unique identity. Located in a former metal and plastics factory warehouse built in the previous century, the hotel still bears hints of its industrial past, such as exposed ductwork and a polished concrete lobby. Whimsical touches — like boho-style wallpaper and draperies and neon wall sculptures — soften the scene and simply scream “girlfriend’s getaway.”
All told, the property has 133 rooms, seven of which are top-floor, loft-style suites with soaring ceilings and large windows, not to mention terraces with Hudson River views. Can’t you just see yourself lounging alfresco in your hotel-provided Frette bathrobe and slippers while you plan the day’s itinerary? Or dipping into the room’s stock of Bigelow bath and body products?
Still in the works: an annex building with a fitness center and a soon-to-be-built pool with a lounge deck. We’ll update you as soon as we get wind of the first splash.
Eat: The great thing about Nyack is that you don’t have to travel far to find tons of food choices. Right on the premises is BV’s Grill, an outpost of NYC hot spot Bobby Van’s Steakhouse. Guests can also head to Strawberry Place for omelets, waffles, and French toast. Family-friendly Brickhouse has a casual menu that includes margherita pizza, mozzarella sticks, and pulled pork sandwiches. If no kids are in tow, try 8 North Broadway for Mediterranean cuisine and small plates brimming with grilled pita and dips, and house-made falafel.
Do: Nyack Beach State Park runs for 61 acres along the Hudson River waterfront. Picnicking, hiking, bicycling, and fishing are all encouraged here. The parking lot also provides access to adjacent Hook Mountain State Park, where you can follow a walking trail that offers an impressive view of the Tappan Zee. Guests also like to tee off at the Rockland Lake Golf Course. If shopping is your leisure sport, you’re in luck: Woodbury Common Premium Outlets is a short drive away. The open-air mall with 220 stores draws visitors from around the world for deals on designer duds.
The Time Nyack
400 High Ave., Nyack
Price range: Rates start at $199 per night and go up to $599 per night for suites.