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“Average.” 3 of 5 stars
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West Side Inn Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Voorburgstraat 250, 1059 VD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly HEM Hotel Amsterdam)   |  
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Ranked #266 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Average.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

West side Inn, previously known as Hem Hotel, offered a good sized, clean, comfortable room at an affordable price. Considering we only used it to store our things and for sleep, it was just fine. It's not much to look at and isn't in the least romantic (if that is what you're looking for). Staff were friendly but rushed. Did not try the restaurant within the hotel as it seemed a bit overpriced. It is a bit far from the city centre, however, there are frequent trams which will get you there in 10 mins (tram 2). Vondle park and Rembrandt park are very near and worth a stroll or cycle through. Probably will not choose to go back here as it was rather unremarkable, however, perfectly fine for a short trip.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The best thing that West Side Inn has is its staff. The front desk staff was always nice and did a good job with the long lines in the lobby. I was surprised that my ID wasn't checked when I checked in. That was alarming. The TV and air condition didn't work in the room. The room itself wasn't too bad, the mattresses seemed new, clean sheets and the furniture was in good condition. However, the bathroom was disgusting. The tiles in the shower were covered in mildew. The front of the hotel looked like a jungle. The grass and flowers were growing wildly and it looked more like an abandoned house than a hotel. To be fair, the hotel was £33 a night, so I didn't expect much. However, I do think that guests deserve clean bathrooms, regardless of price. Another good thing is the proximity to the city center. A five minute walk to the tram and then about fifteen minutes on the tram to the center.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in a triple room on our backpacking holiday- the room was a good size, clean and comfortable. The air conditioning worked fine and there were no problems at all. It is quite a walk from the centre but the number 2 tram goes all the way to the centre from just round the corner of the hotel so it was easy enough to get around. Overall we were very impressed and would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

we were disappointed that the wifi didn't work. the dirty marks on the carpet and the bathroom light not working devalued the room. A kettle would have made a big difference. the room was a good size and the bed was comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Spend a week at this Hotel with the family. It was very hot this week and the room didn't have aircondition so we needed to sleep with an open window, this ment constantly a smell of hash/tobacco was blowing In our room. There were constantly a lot of noise 24/7, banging doors, loud talking, by people being more or less stoned. The bathroom/toilet didn't get cleaned once, during our stay. So all In all, find anorher hotel

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about West Side Inn Hotel

Address: Voorburgstraat 250, 1059 VD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly HEM Hotel Amsterdam)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #266 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — West Side Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 232
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
West Side Inn Amsterdam is perfectly situated in the South West part of Amsterdam, next to the main highway the A10. Schiphol Airport, World Fashion Centre, World Trade Centre and RAI Congress Hall are only 15 minutes away. West Side Inn Amsterdam can easily be reached by public transportation or by car, which you can park in our own parking lot. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Amsterdam Hem Hotel
Hem Hotel Amsterdam

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