There's nothing wrong with the hotel per se. When we checked in, I was offered an upgrade for €80 per night. It included free Internet, breakfast and an upgraded room. I thought that wasn't worth it since we'd be there only two nights. However, since I'm a Marriott Rewards Silver member, I asked if I could use my points to upgrade. The guy at reception went through the pretense of checking, but then told me because they were full he couldn't offer an upgrade. So the question is, why could he offer an upgrade for extra money but not for points? Didn't receive an explanation. He did offer me a choice of a room with a view or a quiet room. I took the view. Turns out our view was the alley next to the hotel. One the plus side, the room was certainly adequate. Another plus was the helpfulness of the people working the concierge desk. They were great. On another note, I wish Marriott would stop charging for Internet/wifi. During our month of travel throughout Europe, they were the only hotel chain who wanted you to pay. Some of their less expensive chains offer free wifi. Why do they think they need to charge exorbitant prices in their most expensive hotels? Doesn't make any sense.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within walking distance of Central Station in the historic city centre of charming Amsterdam, the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel is a top-tier choice of travelers. Regardless of reasoning for travel, guests will find comfort in our warm welcoming lobby, renovated guest accommodations featuring Renaissance Bedding, and a well crafted incentive of dining options within the hotel walls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amsterdam Renaissance