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BEST WESTERN Dam Square Inn
Ranked #122 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Melbourne, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My wife and I stayed here after finishing a river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Despite pre booking and advising we would be arriving early we were unable to check into our room for several hours. Our room was on the 2nd flor and faced the street and we were subjected to noise until the early hours of the morning. The room was dark and it was difficult to read a book unless the drapes were opened. I suggest that better lighting be installed. The bed would have to be the worst one I have ever slept in. The hotel is in a good location but would need to improve before I would ever return there again. The night before we left we asked the lady at reception to book us a taxi and gave her a number to ring as we had a voucher for this particular company. Despite giving her the number she rang the number of the company they normally used and didn't tell us. The end result was when we arrived at the airport we were asked to pay an additional 35 Euros for a taxi when we had already purchased a voucher for another company.Would not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located 10min walking from AMS central station and in the City center. The hotel is nice and comfortable. They have a great customer service at the reception and at the breakfast room. You will really enjoy the stay with them.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Dallas, TX
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this property last week for part of our European vacation. It's a bit of an older hotel, but well kept and GREAT location. It was only 5-10 minutes from the best attractions and had great food within the block. The hotel includes breakfast, which included tableside coffee service. We were able to check in VERY early since our plane landed around 8:00a - the hotel staff, especially Hilkka, was very friendly and helpful. She was able to switch rooms around so we could get in right when we arrived, which was great. Definitely a great option to stay at when we are next in Amsterdam!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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New Mexico
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37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had a pretty nice stay in this hotel for three nights. This hotel is ideally located in the center of Amsterdam near shopping and restaurants. It's about a 15 minute walk from the central train station. The hotel staff is quite friendly and helpful. The hotel seems to have a mixture of older and newly renovated rooms. We had one of the older ones, but our friends had a renovated room, so we got to see both. Both rooms were very clean. Ours was very quiet which we like, but the lighting was rather dim and the space a bit small. We had a king size bed which was pretty comfortable. There was a sitting chair and a desk chair in the room. The bathroom was very spacious with a tub and shower and a long vanity so there was plenty of room for everything. Each room comes with a hot water pot and plenty of tea and coffee, so that was nice. Their breakfast buffet is quite good with a nice selection of cereals, breads, rolls, pastries, juices, yogurt, meats and cheeses, and of course coffee and tea. We would give this hotel strong consideration if we were to return to Amsterdam.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank twocruzin
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Stayed here for one night before taking a river cruise that began in Amsterdam. Had a difficult time finding a hotel for May 1, King's Day, a big holiday in the Netherlands when Amsterdam was crowded. We were very lucky to find accommodations at the Best Western, and we were very pleased with our stay.

Centrally located on a side street near the large C&A department store. A 10-minute walk from the central train station. Dam Square was about a 3-minute walk. Other sights are walkable from the hotel, Anne Frank's home, Heineken beer tour, Flower Market, Canal tours, etc.

The hotel and rooms were new, clean, and quiet. Buffet breakfast was nice with a large selection of items, cold cuts, cheeses, cereals, boiled eggs, breads, fresh fruits and juices.

Cute small cafes were nearby, just outside the hotel.

We felt safe and comfortable.

Would very likely stay here again and highly recommend the Best Western Dam Square to other travelers.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank geaux-saints-11
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London
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had four, triple rooms booked for my Hen weekend over 9th - 11th May. After some bad news on the night before we were due to travel, we needed to cancel one of the rooms as only 9 people would be attending. I called the hotel direct, and explained the circumstances and they were fully understanding and offered us free cancellation upon written request (even though there policy is free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance - they were willing to accomodate this even though we fell outside of this time span)

Hotel:
Brilliant location, about a 2 minute walk from Dam Square and only 10-15 minutes walk from Centraal Station. Rooms were big enough, and very clean. You need to use your hotel key to get into the corridor to the lifts / rooms - therefore also making it very safe.

In room facilities included 2 single beds, 1 pull down bed, hair dryer, kettle, safe, tv and toiletries.

Breakfast was adequate - usual European continental and not bad choices for £10pppd.

We were very happy with our stay, and would definitely return on future trips to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Sarahx1988
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Amazing hotel and will now always have a special place inside our hearts as we got engaged here 2 days ago. The Bootsie sweet is perfect! Staff lovely very willing to help and they were in on my little surprise! Couldn't ask for more! Would recommend to anyone! Thank you for being part of a special time in our lives :) xxx

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: BEST WESTERN Dam Square Inn
Address: Gravenstraat 12-16, 1012 NM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #122 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Dam Square Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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