Old Center Hotels
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Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam

Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam Rating: 4.5 Pearls

The Sofitel is an upscale property in the heart of the Old Center. The building has a rich history; it has been both a 15th century convent and a city hall. The 177 rooms are contemporary and homey (though some are on the small side) and feature Nespresso machines, flat-screen TVs, and wonderful beds. Bathrooms are sleek, and most have walk-in showers. Hotel features include a high-end spa with indoor heated pool, a modern fitness center, and Bridges Restaurant with a canal-side garden terrace for dining al fresco. Room service is on offer 24 hours a day and a kids' program includes baby toiletries and cribs.
NH Barbizon Palace

NH Barbizon Palace Rating: 4.0 Pearls

The 270-room NH Barbizon Palace is a central Amsterdam hotel that falls far short of its advertised five-star status. A drab facade gives way to a pleasant lobby, though hallways and rooms are in much need of a refresh. Location is excellent, with great transport links and most of Amsterdam's attractions within walking distance. Business facilities and dining options are also good, plus there is a fitness center on-site. Reasonable rates reflect that this isn't truly high-end luxury by any stretch -- for real upscale accommodation check out the nearby Grand Hotel Amrath (though its prices are typically higher).
Hotel V Nesplein

Hotel V Nesplein Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Hotel V Nesplein is an upscale, mid-century modern-style boutique hotel on a picturesque, residential street in Amsterdam's theater district. Its restaurant and bar are popular with locals, adding to the vibrant, authentic Amsterdam atmosphere that pervades the family-owned hotel. It's in an ideal spot for couples who want to explore the city center on foot, as it's within walking distance of most major attractions, but it doesn't have its own parking and the area's heavy traffic can be overwhelming. The loft-style rooms have a hip, industrial-style luxury that's more popular with younger guests; rooms in the back are the only ones that can be guaranteed to be quiet. A more mid-range sister property, Hotel V Frederiksplein, is a bit farther from the city center, but is nearly as stylish and has a free breakfast.
Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam

Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam Rating: 4.0 Pearls

This historical hotel in a building with rich shipping history is an upscale stay with canal views in the city center, but also earns its rates with a full spa, indoor pool, and high-end (though pricey) dining options. Large rooms with soaring ceilings are mostly modern but do incorporate some ornate details that recall the building's past (especially in the suites); free minibars are a nice extra. The location at the top of the Old Center, within walking distance of Centraal Station, can't be beat. Travelers who appreciate those places where history, architecture, and luxury come together will appreciate everything here. It's also the only luxury hotel in the city with an Amsterdam-based parent company; it doesn't get more Dutch than this.
Swissotel Amsterdam

Swissotel Amsterdam Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Swissotel may be a chain name, but this particular property in the heart of Amsterdam, across from Dam Square, feels more like a boutique hotel. With 109 rooms and suites donned in contemporary decor, it is a friendly option in a popular setting -- though it's a bit more upscale, and consequently more expensive, than some of the nearby hotels. Overall, it's simply decorated with neutral tones and minimalistic, contemporary furniture (though standard rooms feel more generic than the suites). Rooms include amenities such as a pillow menu, iPod/iPad docks, and spacious bathrooms -- of course, the glass-walled bathrooms in the suites seriously lack privacy. The main floor has a small lobby, business center, and bright fitness center, but the narrow setting lacks communal areas and dining options. There is a restaurant, Dam Plaza, in the same building, that is not officially part of the hotel, though it does offer a breakfast buffet. The red rental bikes strategically placed in front make the Swissotel easy to spot on the busy street, and they also offer a great way to tour around "the Venice of the North" -- a top priority for guests who typically stay here.
The Convent Hotel Amsterdam

The Convent Hotel Amsterdam Rating: 3.5 Pearls

The Convent Hotel Amsterdam is a friendly 148-room hotel with a unique history: It previously housed two monasteries from the 13th and 14th centuries. The beautiful entrance makes way to a comfortable but chain-like lobby, while The Duke of Windsor bar has a cozy "Orient Express" theme. There's no full restaurant on-site, but breakfast and room service are available. Other amenities include a business center and a sauna, which is attached to a sparsely equipped fitness center. This multi-use space can also be reserved for private massages. Guest rooms are clean, though a bit outdated in decor, and have modern touches such as flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, minibars, and free Wi-Fi. Beds come with soft pillow-top mattresses, and windows let in lots of natural light. Tram and traffic noise can be heard, but light sleepers can request a room on the other side of the hotel (though views may face a brick wall). Lovers of original craftsmanship can request a room with a vaulted wood-beamed ceiling.
Hotel Amsterdam - De Roode Leeuw

Hotel Amsterdam - De Roode Leeuw Rating: 3.5 Pearls

There's little in the way of wow factor at The Hotel Amsterdam - De Roode Leeuw besides its buzzing central location. The hustle and bustle right on its doorstep might be too much for some, but the hotel's position makes exploring Amsterdam a breeze. Don't expect too much in the way of interior design, but the on-site restaurant does provide some plush, traditional surrounds as well as street views from its covered patio. Rooms are contemporary if not quite luxurious. Ultimately, the hotel is light on the features you might expect from an advertised four-star property, but for those who want to be in thick of it, the price is right for what you get and the location is hard to beat.
Hotel Brouwer

Hotel Brouwer Rating: 3.0 Pearls

The Hotel Brouwer's quirky and unpretentious Old Amsterdam charm makes it easy to overlook its slightly dated and ramshackle elements. Its pretty canal-front setting is tough to beat, and the location is great for exploring the city on foot. Rooms are on the creaky side, and suffer from some noise issues, but are clean and comfortable and offer lovely canal views. Breakfast is simple and sufficient. Guests will be hard pressed to find a bed and breakfast in the area much cheaper, though the nearby Heren B&B has smarter style.
Hotel Luxer

Hotel Luxer Rating: 3.0 Pearls

The Hotel Luxer is a mid-range, 47-room property set in the salacious heart of Amsterdam's Red Light District and is still looking good from its 2012 overhaul. Plush interiors hint at decadence while avoiding seedy, and the vibe is cozy and welcoming. Rooms are well-finished with good amenities, though noise -- both from inside and outside -- can be a problem. The location is certainly not for the prudish, but rates are good for the city, if a tad pricier than the comparable -- though less inviting -- Hotel CC just along the road.
Best Western Dam Square Inn

Best Western Dam Square Inn Rating: 3.0 Pearls

Easily distinguishable because of its bright red doors, the Best Western Dam Square Inn is nestled on a quiet alley just outside of Dam Square. The comfortable lobby features a bar, and guests can enjoy free breakfast in the breakfast room. The rooms are casual -- which is expected of a hotel of this stature -- but they're well-equipped with standard amenities such as flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Although the decor is a bit dull, the rooms are comfortable and clean; beds are all extra-long. Most bathrooms feature a glass shower, but some rooms have a separate soaking tub as well. For parties traveling with more people, triple rooms have a Murphy bed. It's an affordable option for budget travelers, and rightly so -- guests mainly pay for the attractive locale.


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