We stayed there from April 5-9 and were very happy to have chosen this hotel. It is very convenient transportation-wise. We came in on a train from Frankfurt, and the hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the Amsterdam Centraal Station. You do have to watch where you are going because the maze of bicycles, trams and cars is amazing......be sure to look both ways before you cross any path or street! Check-in was a breeze (with free cookies, as always!), and I upgraded to an executive package for 50 euro per night. This assured me a better room, facing the city (way better than facing the harbor and dealing with the noise from the train station), with access to the executive lounge for breakfast and drinks in the afternoon. Our room was large for european standards, a good sized bathroom (with a completely enclosed shower which is not common in Europe), a safe, and an iMac (which serves as a TV as well). My only complaint is the lack of storage space for clothes. We had a nice view of the city, and we entertained ourselves watching the ballet of bikers, pedestians and cars weaving their way through the intersection below. Breakfast in the executive lounge was the same all four days we were there, with a good selection. Afternoon drinks and snacks were OK too, but at times the staff took too long to replenish the snacks and pick up the plates. They had Heineken on tap, and good red and white wines, plus a fridge full of many other drinks. Again, the view was excellent in the lounge and there is an iMac with printing capability right there, which I used to print out tickets to the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum (don't go to these museums without a ticket......avoid the line at the museum by printing out your tickets beforehand...you will save valuable sightseeing time). Our room (544) was at the farthest point from the lobby, so it was quite a walk from the elevators. If you have any type of mobility issue, please ask the hotel to give you a room that is closer to the elevators. The hotel has a nice looking Cafe (which we did not use) and a Starbucks on property. We had 4 great days in Amsterdam, visiting all the sights, and the hotel location helped out tremendously, because most tram lines arrive at the Centraal Station, so getting to and from the sights was a breeze. Even though the city is walkable (it takes 30 minutes to walk to the farthest touristic sights), I recommend buying the all day tram pass, or a multiday pass. The system is so efficient and easy to use, that it saves you a lot of time and walking effort. We also took the train out from Centraal to Keukenkoff which was very convenient being so close to the hotel. Keukenkoff is definitively worth the trip, with it's beautiful tulip gardens. We were there on a Sunday when they celebrated Holland Heritage weekend, so we got extra treats such as Clogmaking, Gouda-cheese and smoked eel tastings, plus costumes, music and dancing, with a gorgeous spring day. Amsterdam is definitvely a city worth visiting, and the Doubletree Amsterdam centraal Station will be my choice when I return.