Hughes admitted his side deserved to come away with no reward from Selhurst Park.
Stoke are now without an away Premier League win in nine matches, with Hughes admitting concern at the Potters' away record.
"It was a low-quality game from both sides I would suggest, there wasn't a lot of guile and creativity shown," he said.
"We didn't have enough creativity in that final third to cause them enough problems of note.
"And that's where we are at the moment, we're okay at the back and into midfield, but then we get to a point where we find it difficult to create those clear-cut chances.
"So it's disappointing that we were unable to really build a performance that would enable us to take the game away from Palace.
"We've been talking about our away form and we really felt this was a game we could win, but we gave away that goal and after that it was always going to be difficult."
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