The hotel was clean and the room very nice. The shower was terrific! Great water pressure. The hotel is located close to the tram or train (a block away), making it easy to get around. We had a very early morning flight the next day and because we were leaving before the complimentary breakfast, they prepared an extensive "bag breakfast" for us to take to the airport. It had meat, cheese, and bagel and roll to make a sandwich. A hard boiled egg and apple were included, along with a chocolate croissant! And that was not to share...we were each given a bag. It was our first time in Amsterdam, and the staff provided us a map and directions about the tram. It was a wonderful experience, and we would recommend this hotel to anyone. We did not spend any amount of time in the area of the hotel, but there was a convenience store on the corner.