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“Comfortable, charming, no-frills hotel in excellent location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Washington
Ranked #243 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Comfortable, charming, no-frills hotel in excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This not a posh hotel, but it is clean, comfortable and in a very old and charming building with unusual steep, winding stairs, high ceilings and big windows. In our room (number 19) we also had french windows and a wisteria covered balcony.
If you are especially interested in the museums, this is in an ideal location, literally four minutes walk from the Rijksmuseum, but in a quiet, leafy side street. You can park outside but this is pricey, better is the park and ride car park at the nearby Olympic Stadium, about six minutes drive away (the hotel will give you a map to it) for 8 Eur per 24 hours to maximum of 96 hours from the time you get your ticket. The car park issue you with travel tickets for each person in your car so that you can get back into the city and return when you are ready - don't lose these as you have to hand them back.
Our family room was big and everything was kept spotlessly clean by the one or two staff on duty at any time, who do everything from breakfast, laundry, cleaning the rooms and manning the reception. but were friendly and exceptionally helpful. The hotel was full but we weren't aware of any noise from other guests.
Breakfast was nothing fancy - typical continental with a fair range of options and they will do scrambled, fried or poached eggs on request - but it was perfectly fine and plentiful, but with so many excellent lunch and dinner options available, it would be a shame to be too stuffed!
There is a tram stop at the end of the road which takes you into the town centre in around 7 mins, but you can walk it in around 15-20 mins.
There were one or two minor maintenance things needing attention - such as blown light bulbs needing replacement or a missing net - but to be fair they didn't bother us enough to even mention them.
I booked direct with the hotel and saved 7% on Booking.com's price and this also included city tax, which Booking.com didn't. I also paid by Visa debit and avoided the 4% credit card surcharge commonly charged, We paid £400 four a family of three for four nights which we thought was excellent value in August.
We'd go there again.

Room Tip: Room 19 is large and has a balcony
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We chose the hotel rather last-minute,so our expectations weren't then too high. But it turned out well.
The location is fab - a quiet residential area very close to the Museumplein (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk). We took the twin "superior" on the 1st floor and it was really OK - rather quiet, spacious room with a balcony (but the curtains should be probably washed more often), tea-maker is useful but putting two mugs or cups next to it would be a nice touch.
Polite, friendly staff. Pleasant breakfast room. Would stay there again.

Room Tip: I wouldn't choose a room on the 4th floor, as climbing the steep stairs is a challenge.
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Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

It's located in the center, VERY close to the museums. Both the two staffs I had talks with were so polite and helpful. So overall these made me very happy.

However I find it weird when they charge me for Wi-Fi. It's a fundamental need for foreigners, and hotels should not be charging customers for Wi-Fi I think. It feels like they're taking advantage of the situation.

The room I stayed in was in the next building, and the stairs were REALLY frightening actually. I laughed when I saw the stairs' steepness and amount. You should definitely experience it. :)

The breakfast was average, I have better breakfasts each morning at home.

Keep your expectations average, and you will really like this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by this experience. Great value and although a bit of a distance from the City Centre, this hotel is situated in a lovely quiet area where the staff were friendly, the room was huge and bathroom enormous! It was not the most up-to-date room but, for the reasonable price, there was nothing to complain about.

The breakfast was fantastic! I went through 4 options as there was so much to choose from.

This was a very pleasurable experience and great value. I would certainly go back again!

Room Tip: Make sure you have a road map to find this as you dont want to miss it
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We visited family in Amsterdam and they found this hotel for us. We only stayed the one night but we would certainly return. We were on the top floor which was a mission to get to( the stairs are almost vertical) but it was all part of the experience. Sharing the bathroom facilities was not a problem. Everything was clean and tidy.The breakfast that came as part of the room tariff was excellent. A bonus was the Hotels proximity to the Museums.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

it's not close to the city centre, but it's convenient for the museums. It's located in a quiet, residential area. It's an old building and looks like a real Dutch house, but there is no elevator and the stairs are a real hell. They charge 5 € per day for internet and hide a local tax in the price they give in booking.com, which isn't the best of welcomes after you wander around a myriad of streets looking for the hotel. You also need to add tram tickets (2,80€ per ride) if you stay there

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My family and I (mother, father, boyfriend, kid brother and sister) stayed at the Hotel Washington for three nights in what I think must've been their largest apartment. It comfortably fit six people - the two kids slept on a couch bed, but we two couples had proper beds. It also came with a piano, which was a fun touch as my siblings happen to play. The apartment had a kitchen and was equipped with pans, plates, and cutlery, which we found very useful in preparing breakfast so that we didn't have to go out for every meal. There's a supermarket not far away in the Museumplein (Albert Heijn). I received the room at a very reasonable rate as well as I went on Priceline first and quoted that price at them. We slept very well, as the hotel is located on a quiet street, but the location is within striking distance of the museums, which was exactly what we'd wanted. The apartment was located on the ground floor, which was very good for us because we had lots of baggage, as we were continuing on to Sri Lanka for six weeks. Be warned, though, that "ground floor" includes about five or so steps leading up from the street. The one downside I would say is that internet is a little expensive. But otherwise, wonderful hotel with the perfect apartment to accommodate our large group, and I'd stay there again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: The apartment is the perfect size for six people to sleep comfortably if they are comfortable sleepi...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Washington
Address: Frans van Mierisstraat 10, 1071 RS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
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Ranked #243 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Washington 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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