As someone that only had a few days in Amsterdam - I found the hotel to be a bit out of the way from most of the action. Although on Hotwire and other sites this hotel is indicated to be in the "center" of Amsterdam - it really is not. The added commute time made it a lot more bothersome because I really needed to plan the day out ahead of time to a great level of detail because travelling from the hotel was such a task. Plus there's no bike rental place nearby.
The tram station is bout a 5-10 minute walk (although pleasantly flat on a tree-lined street in a safe neighborhood) and the tram takes about 10 minutes to get to the closest point of interest from the hotel - the Museumsplein. To get to dam square - the tram ride takes about 15 minutes from the hotel's nearest tram stop. You can walk through Vondel park to get to Leidesplein where all the restaurants are - but that takes a good 20 minutes.
Otherwise, the hotel was fine. Just wanted to warn others that the proximity of the hotel to areas of interest is not as close as you'd think. I'd definitely choose somplace else next time.
After one hostel, 2 houseboats, & 3 hotels...The Hilton was our 1st Amsterdam accomodation with an elevator. Good thing too - I managed the three flights of stairs to the top floor of the Kap Hotel, but there's no way I was going to walk the 9 flights to our room atop the Hilton.
Needless to say, the Hilton wasn't our typical Amsterdam accomodation. That's because we managed to snag these 6 nights gratis. And we even got an Executive level room with Executive Lounge access. All this and a canal side room with a great view.
We were very pleased!
Unique Quality: "You can get married in gibraltar, near spain...
Drove from paris to the amsterdam hilton,
Talking in our beds for a week.
The newspapers said, say what you doing in bed?
I said, were only trying to get us some peace."
I suppose the John & Yoko Honeymoon Suite would be a rather unique quality. If you're staying at the Hilton, and nobody is staying in this suite, chances are good you can get a peek.
Besides this little bit of hippie lore, the Amsterdam Hilton is a great hotel that's rather expensive at 'rack rates', and is a bit out of the center.
Directions: Officially in the Oud Zuid.
Near the Museumplein, but a bit of a walk to the center. Close by tram stop, just over the canal though.
If you really want to show your special someone that he/she deserves the best, stay in one of Amsterdam's five-star hotels. There's something very romantic about fine linens, elegant décor and service beyond anything you really need.
If you're a peace-loving kind of couple, you can even stage your own "bed-in" in the very room where John Lennon and Yoko Ono did the same in the Hilton Amsterdam in 1969. Just be sure you're ready to pay the 1,400 Euros per night!
Loads of reviews of the hotel but not a mention of the John and Yoko sleep in there for a week back in the mists of time!
I booked to stay at the hotel in August as we are going to the Amsterdam ArenA soccer (see it is catching David Beckham!!) tournament.
The reason is that as part of their worldwide domination the people at
Tesco have a loyalty card called "Clubcard". If you save up the vouchers when you get them, you can buy "Deals" with them. Hilton Hotels are part of the scheme.
In August, the rooms are a rather stunning €220 a night. Luckily I had enough Tesco points get the two nights for nought! PHEW!
Unique Quality: Not that uinique but the hotel was very comfortable. In a quiet area and luckily for us the same hotel that the Arsenal team were staying in.
At €220 a night plus tourist taxes you'd have thought that parking for a motorcycle might have been free!
Nice hotel but not near from the center
Unique Quality: From the window of this hotel famous dutch singer - Herman Brood made suiside...:(
Booked this hotel through priceline, very nice hotel worthy of 4+ stars, but very remote from the downtown. Local neighborhood has some nice restauramts though and it is very quiet. There is a nice Italian restaurant in the hotel. If I were returning as a tourist I might choose a hotel a bit closer to the downtown area, but trams were nearby and forget renting a car in Amsterdam, they are expensive, no parking and the city is a nightmere to drive around.
Unique Quality: Had a wonderful view of the canal and the staff at this hotel could not do enough to be helpful
Directions: Located in the western suburbs
Usually, Hilton is a "so so" hotel, nothing unique in terms of whatever food, room, facility, and etc.
But this time this Hilton impressed me with really bad service:
Refuse to book TAXI simple because concierge is out of duty, and give TAXI that I ordered to others since they have been waiting!
Overall, Hilton staff seems very strong and "superior" over guests. I was paying 250 EUR for just a mediocre room, maybe I should pay more to gain their respect.
Hilton next time? Forget it!
Unique Quality: Their bad service was indeed a "Unique" quality
Excellent services, staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast was continental style. Rooms spacious and clean included flat screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, ensuite bathroom and lots of little extras.
Unique Quality: Had a great view of the city from the top floor restaurant.
Directions: Number 5 tram from city centre or cab costs around E15.
Stunning can be the only word used to describe this hotel. From the massive marble floor in thelobby, the rich furnishings of the bar and the high quality of the suites/rooms you could not ask for a better hotel.
About 5 mins on the tram from attractions such as the Van Gogh musuem and Liedsplein area. For these and central Amsterdam simply take the No 5 tram.
Easy to get to from Schipol airport, take the train to Amsterdam Zuid/WTC then No 5 tram. Alternativley about 25 Euros by taxi
I recommend using Priceline and just seeing what you get when you do like I did. I ended up paying only $200 a night US for four nights in a room that was regularly 600 Euro! The comfortable bed was a real plus when getting back from all the "activities"... The Hotel is obviously geared towards the more wealthy tourists and business persons, but in most cases the staff will make you feel comfortable even if you are not in this category. Make sure you have at least something to tip the doorman, the bell hops, and the desk staff. From what I understand if nobody is staying in the Lennon suite, you may be able to go up and take a look at it.
Unique Quality: It's the Hilton Amsterdam... C'mon! It's the Hilton Amsterdam!!!!! I think that's enough to describe it....
Directions: Between the New and Old town
This hotel is well known because of the 'bed-in for Peace' during the honeymoon of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969. You can book their suite.
Although this hotel is an ugly modern looking building the rooms are very luxuries. Hotel have various restaurants and in the summer you can sit in their own garden (Garden Terrace) which borders on a canal and Marina, which is filled with beautiful antique wooden boats and enjoy wonderful food/drinks or when the weather it allows barbecue buffet.
Unique Quality: Fitness Room
Private Parking lot
Directions: The hotel has in its neighbourhood one of the most exclusive shopping streets in Amsterdam.
The Amsterdam Hilton Hotel.
Located in the Het Apollokwartier area, the hotel is about 5 minutes away from Downtown and very near to the Red Light District. What's enthralling about this hotel is its GORGEOUS huge lobby... and the fact that it faces one of Amsterdam's many canals. At dusk, all the little lights (read: Christmas-like lightings) will be lighted up and you'd be forgiven for thinking that Christmas is just round the corner.
Another good reason why we chose to stay here is the competitive hotel rate being offered to us. When it is this affordable, of course we'd grab it!
Directions: Address: Apollolaan 138, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Room Rates Range
Standard room rate range: NLG from 415.00 to 560.00 Nightly
Suite room rate range: NLG from 775.00 to 895.00 Nightly
Unique Quality: 24 Hour Front Desk
Handicapped Accessible Rooms
Limited Kitchens Available
Bar/Lounge on site
Restaurant on site
Fitness Center on site
Other Features: Sight Seeing Tours, Multi Lingual Staff, Car Rental Desk
Hi. I'll be at Amsterdam from 11th - 19th May and will be staying at Hilton. Hubby will be busy with a conference, and I'm thinking to discover the nearby places by myself. Can someone tell what are the nearby attractions, shopping areas, and if possible the means and ways I can get around if I need to travel further than the place I reside? Thanks much!
We stayed at Amsterdam Hilton during our trip (I hope there is only 1 AMS Hilton) and as I recall it's located a bit off from the touristy places and shopping, almost near residential area. It has a gym though. However, the location is peaceful and conducive for walking.
You can take the tram in moving around; I think it's around 20mins to Central Station.
What you need is a "Strippenkaart"; info at:
Buy a 45 strips one for Euro 19.80.
As said in the previous answer, it's just a short tram ride to the Amsterdam center where most attractions are and the major shopping streets.
Things to do; see:
Visit the Albert Cuyp streetmarket, the PC Hooftstraat (see: http://www.pchooftstraat.nl/homepage.htm) or closer to your hotel the Amstelveenseweg area (local shops, groceries etc).
Inquire after the hotel's boat service and maybe you can try renting a bicycle and explore the city on your own.
Concider daytrips (to the coast or other Dutch cities). The train from the Central Station will bring you within 2 hours to most of the country.
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Address: Apollolaan 138, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1077 BG, The Netherlands