Pros

  • Close to Sloterdijk Station, a short train or tram ride from the city center
  • Tram stop right outside the hotel
  • Near vibrant Westergasfabriek
  • Restaurant and lobby lounge, plus room service
  • Spacious and modern rooms with Nespresso machines
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Secure underground parking for a fee
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Cons

  • Not walkable to tourist sites
  • Alcohol isn't sold on-site
  • Automated minibars leave no room for guest beverages
  • Decor can make rooms a bit dark
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Bottom Line

XO Hotels Park West is a three-and-a-half pearl, 257-room hotel located to the west of the city center, near Amsterdam Sloterdijk. It has great transport links, with Sloterdijk Station, tram stops, and a bus depot close by, though it’s not within walking distance of the city center. Features at this busy property include a restaurant and lobby lounge. Unfortunately, alcohol isn't sold on-site. Rooms are modern, quiet, and spacious by Amsterdam standards, with amenities like air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi, plus Nespresso machines. Previous guests have found them to be a somewhat dark. Overall, this is a safe bet, but the location is removed from the Canal Zone. Amsterdam has more characterful and central options like the Hotel Notting Hill, though rooms are smaller and it will be a little pricier. 

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet

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XO Hotels Park West

Scene

Large and busy hotel with modern decor 

Formerly an office building and then the Golden Tulip Amsterdam West, the renovated XO Hotels Park West is one of the neighborhood’s more modern properties. It makes an ugly first impression, but the refurbishment inside has been done well. The decor focuses heavily on earthy browns and oranges, creating a modern look that makes this a pleasant enough place to unwind at night. The hotel has a bustling atmosphere, with a steady flow of guests in the public areas throughout the day and evening. In a city known for its bar scene, it’s worth noting that the XO Park West doesn't have an alcohol license, which may deter some guests. The hotel draws a mix of tourist couples and business guests. With room types ranging from singles to quads, it's also a good option for small groups and families.

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Location

A short walk from Sloterdijk Station near Amsterdam West, well served by public transportation 

The hotel is located to the north of the trendy Amsterdam West neighborhood, close to the business district and an eight-minute walk from Sloterdijk Station. Situated on the corner of one of the main roads leading from Sloterdijk into Amsterdam West, this XO is mostly surrounded by corporate buildings and other big hotels. It’s close to Westergasfabriek -- a large park with a vibrant creative hub that's home to some cool bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues. There’s a tram stop right outside and tram 12 travels to the center and attractions like Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum in 20 minutes. Trips from Sloterdijk Station into the city center take around 10 minutes. Schiphol Airport can be reached in a 15-minute drive or around 20 minutes by public transportation. 

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Rooms

Modern and quiet rooms fit one to four -- all with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi

Like the rest of the hotel, rooms here are modern and dressed up in an earthy palette of browns and oranges. They're set over eight stories and divided into single, double, triple, and quad configurations, plus there's the option of upgraded Comfort Rooms for plusher stays. In all rooms, amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Each room has a free-to-use Nespresso machine, as well as a minibar -- though these are automated vending-style machines which cannot be used as mini-fridges for the guest's own beverages. Despite the hotel's lack of an alcohol license, beer is available in the minibars. Fully-tiled monochrome bathrooms have underfloor heating, rainfall showers, wall-mounted hairdryers, and make-up mirrors. Toiletries are provided. The rooms are well soundproofed, with virtually no noise from other rooms, hallways, or outside. Keep in mind that the decor and lighting can mean that they're a bit dark.

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Features

A large restaurant, bar, and lobby lounge -- though no alcohol is served on-site 

The XO Park West has the features expected of a large city hotel, though wellness options aren't available. It includes a restaurant serving a buffet breakfast (at a fee), a bar (for drinks, lunch and dinner), and a lobby lounge with a selection of books, magazines and guests computers. Travelers should note that the bar and restaurant only serve non-alcoholic drinks. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. The property is easily accessible by car and has on-site underground parking for a fee. Bikes can also be rented.

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Things You Should Know About XO Hotels Park West

Also Known As

  • Hotel Golden Tulip Amsterdam West

Address

Molenwerf 1, Amsterdam 1014 AG, The Netherlands

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

XO Hotels Park West

Scene

Large and busy hotel with modern decor 

Formerly an office building and then the Golden Tulip Amsterdam West, the renovated XO Hotels Park West is one of the neighborhood’s more modern properties. It makes an ugly first impression, but the refurbishment inside has been done well. The decor focuses heavily on earthy browns and oranges, creating a modern look that makes this a pleasant enough place to unwind at night. The hotel has a bustling atmosphere, with a steady flow of guests in the public areas throughout the day and evening. In a city known for its bar scene, it’s worth noting that the XO Park West doesn't have an alcohol license, which may deter some guests. The hotel draws a mix of tourist couples and business guests. With room types ranging from singles to quads, it's also a good option for small groups and families.

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Location

A short walk from Sloterdijk Station near Amsterdam West, well served by public transportation 

The hotel is located to the north of the trendy Amsterdam West neighborhood, close to the business district and an eight-minute walk from Sloterdijk Station. Situated on the corner of one of the main roads leading from Sloterdijk into Amsterdam West, this XO is mostly surrounded by corporate buildings and other big hotels. It’s close to Westergasfabriek -- a large park with a vibrant creative hub that's home to some cool bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues. There’s a tram stop right outside and tram 12 travels to the center and attractions like Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum in 20 minutes. Trips from Sloterdijk Station into the city center take around 10 minutes. Schiphol Airport can be reached in a 15-minute drive or around 20 minutes by public transportation. 

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Rooms

Modern and quiet rooms fit one to four -- all with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi

Like the rest of the hotel, rooms here are modern and dressed up in an earthy palette of browns and oranges. They're set over eight stories and divided into single, double, triple, and quad configurations, plus there's the option of upgraded Comfort Rooms for plusher stays. In all rooms, amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Each room has a free-to-use Nespresso machine, as well as a minibar -- though these are automated vending-style machines which cannot be used as mini-fridges for the guest's own beverages. Despite the hotel's lack of an alcohol license, beer is available in the minibars. Fully-tiled monochrome bathrooms have underfloor heating, rainfall showers, wall-mounted hairdryers, and make-up mirrors. Toiletries are provided. The rooms are well soundproofed, with virtually no noise from other rooms, hallways, or outside. Keep in mind that the decor and lighting can mean that they're a bit dark.

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Features

A large restaurant, bar, and lobby lounge -- though no alcohol is served on-site 

The XO Park West has the features expected of a large city hotel, though wellness options aren't available. It includes a restaurant serving a buffet breakfast (at a fee), a bar (for drinks, lunch and dinner), and a lobby lounge with a selection of books, magazines and guests computers. Travelers should note that the bar and restaurant only serve non-alcoholic drinks. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. The property is easily accessible by car and has on-site underground parking for a fee. Bikes can also be rented.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Swim-Up Bar

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