Airport hotels, like all other lodging, probably exert the greatest effort to keep their guests safe. Right up there with safety for an airport hotel is getting the wake-up call right. Bring a wake-up device to this property!
Luckily we awoke by ourselves, about 35 minutes after the wake-up time we had requested, but in time to get some breakfast, board the shuttle, and get to Schipol. The hotel does not provide alarm clocks, so bring your own. We would definitely stay here again, but not without our own wake-up equipment.
Hoofddorp is a short walk from the hotel. There are shops and restaurants, even a shopping mall. The hotel provides a list of restaurants, and a map of how to get to them. There is everything you need in an airport hotel for that one-night stopover...except a wake-up guarantee!
Many TA contributors have criticized the hotel's charging for the shuttle ride to the airport. First, a word on how to get to the hotel from Schipol. At the airport, outside at the curb, there is a metal device with buttons. Press the Holiday Inn Express button, they answer, and they tell you when to expect the free shuttle. As for the trip to the airport, someone has to pay for the van, the fuel, and the driver. (We noticed that no one else tipped the driver.) They can raise the lodging rate or charge for the shuttle.
Perhaps Priority Club members could get a lower rate, pay with points, or get points for the shuttle fee. There could be some joining enticement from non-members: join, and your shuttle ride will cost less, or nothing. But somehow they have to pay for that ride.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Getting to our Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Schiphol hotel is easy. Only a short drive from the Airport Schiphol in our hotel shuttle bus will bring you directly to the hotel (we only offer the ride from the Airport to the hotel for free, back to the Airport the fee is € 7,50 per person), the rail station from Hoofddorp is a short stroll away and takes you from the hotel to Amsterdam Central Station in only 20 minutes. The hotel is also easily accessible by car from the A4, midway between The Hague and Amsterdam. Inside the Holiday Inn Express hotel Amsterdam Schiphol you will find a welcoming interior, full of natural daylight and plenty of room to enjoy a drink and connect with colleagues. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast and free wireless Internet throughout the hotel! The rooms have everything you need with great bedding, walk in shower, LCD TV, coffee & tea facilities and working space.Looking for a hotel for your next city break or stopover? Downtown Amsterdam is only a short journey away from our hotel, with the famous canals, the house of Anne Frank, the Van Gogh museum, the Red Light District, but also the windmills and Keukenhof with its famous tulip fields are close to the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-Schiphol Hotel Hoofddorp