I did a TON of research and read tons of reviews on places in Amsterdam, as I did not want to end up in a sketchy area. We traveled to Amsterdam in August with a family of 6 (all adults). The hotel itself was ok. The location was within minutes of the Van Gogh Museum and Museum Plein. The breakfast was plentiful. They had plenty of breads, yogurt, juices, and even had scrambled eggs upon request. They also have a small backyard area that you can sit and relax it. I read a lot of reviews about this place and read about the steepness of the stairs. I had convinced myself it couldn't be that bad and I am in fairly good shape. But, consider yourself warned, these are the steepest stairs I have encountered and they are small and each flight is very long. Consider yourself warned!
However, I am going to give 2 different reviews based on the 2 different rooms we had.
Review 1: The first room a 4-person room up one flight of stairs. This room was adequate. It was large and had plenty of space for 4 adults with luggage. The bathroom was large as well, but the toilet was a little finicky. The best part about this room was the large balcony that had French doors that opened to it. This room was completely adequate for a group looking for a place to eat and a quick breakfast before spending a day sightseeing in Amsterdam.
Review 2: The second room was a 2-person room up 3 flights of stairs. First, these stairs were killer. Attempting to get luggage up them was a struggle. Once we arrived at the room, it was hard to believe we had to stay there. This room was tucked away in the attic and had a small porthole shaped window. It was hot to put it mildly. Because of the location, the room has a very small bed (for 2 apparently) and had sloped ceilings. This room was ridiculously small and hot. When we asked the front desk if there was another room for 2 available, we were told that we should have known that a 2-person room was on the top floor. If my only impression of this hotel was the 2-person room, I would have nothing good to say.
Moral of the long story. If looking for a room for 2, I would not chance Hotel Washington. If you're brave enough to tackle the stairs for more than 2 people. this hotel was in an ok location and had a descent breakfast.
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