This Golden Tulip location is no frills - the rooms are very basic, with no decorations, very little color and few extras. That being said though, the hotel is perfect for exploring Haarlem, and was clean and comfortable. It is right across the street from the train station and bus stop, which was wonderfully easy for coming and going and travelling to other locations via train. We had a room at the back of the hotel, and experienced no noise from the buses or traffic.
The walk to the center of town is about 5 minutes, and you are immediately close to restaurants and shops. We booked a room that included breakfast, which was a good combination of hot and cold food, and highly recommended. If you want something romantic and luxurious, look elsewhere, but otherwise book here!