Hotel Pulitzer was our home away from home for a week in Amsterdam in July, and it proved the perfect place for us to stay. We loved the scenic location on a canal near the Anne Frank house, and spent hours wandering the neighborhood checking out local shops and restaurants.
The staff was where Pulitzer really shined. Front desk clerks, bellhops, and restaurant servers remembered our names day to day, and always greeted us with friendly faces. They even humored my attempts to speech Dutch, despite all speaking clear, fluent English. The concierge was amazing in arranging tickets for museums and giving directions.
Rooms were small, but we knew that going in. Still, it was a bit of a shock how small that actually was! There was scarcely room to put two suitcases. We had a garden view, which wasn't much, but the big window let in a lot of light making it pleasant. The bathroom was luxuriously tiled, but the step into the tub was very high, and the showerhead was pretty low. I'm 5'6" tall and barely fit underneath. They did have a handheld option that could be used, though.
I'm not sure how this hotel snuck into the Luxury Collection, because despite its location and amazing staff, there were a lot of little things that kept me from thinking true luxury. One of the lamps in our room was missing a lightbulb, and the toiletpaper holder was broken so that the slightest bump send the roll running across the floor. The hairdryer didn't work well. In the breakfast area off the lobby, the same coffee stains were on the floor for the entirety of our stay, indicating it wasn't washed regularly Air conditioning worked, but barely, and the only bedding was a heavy down comforter, not very practical during a heat wave in July. I definitely think this was a lovely hotel, but more of a 4 than a 5 star.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming downtown hotel comprising 24 restored 17th- & 18th-century canal houses. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Odigeo, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Travelocity and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Pulitzer a Luxury Collection
- Pulitzer Hotel Amsterdam