The contrast between the courtyard view an the non-courtyard view is dramatic so pay the extra money for the non-courtyard view. Plan your trip from the airport prior to arrival or spend 2 hours traveling from the aiport to the hotel. The web site advertises a shuttle from the hotel to the aiport but no such shuttle exists so plan your trip from the hotel prior to departure, also.
The canal view is also a view of the sun rising in the morning! The entire wall is windows!
The buffet was quality food but expensive at 19 euro.
18 euro for Internet! Internet should be free in all hotels! 18 euro for Internet!
The staff were rather argumentative. The web site and the room brochure both stated airport shuttle but the staff insisted no such advertisement existed. Check in included both a copy of the passport and the application for the loyalty program despite my insistance no such loyalty program was desired.
The stay was an 18 hour layover in Amsterdam so the to / from was quite important.