but it is an airport hotel in Europe, so everything is far more expensive that the same quality accommodations in the US. The posted rate the day we stayed was 249 Euros which was about $330 US. Fortunately, we had booked online & found a rate of $170. Though fare more than a HI Express property could even remotely expect to charge in the US, it was far less than the posted rate. The property itself is nice & pleasant, & while the website does promote their airport "shuttle" service, do NOT confuse that claim with REAL shuttle service. The hotel shuttle runs ONLY 1 time each hour, at 15 minutes before the hour & that is it. If you miss that one, you are on your own. When arriving at Schiphol, the shuttle will be arriving FROM the hotel almost on the hour, so if you miss it, then you have a full hour to wait for the next one. Don't know how they advertise "airport shuttle" service with a straight face. The website also claims you can "walk" to the nearest train station to go into Amsterdam, but the front desk clerk to us that was not advisable, since after walking to the nearest station, you merely RETURN to the airport, before going into Amsterdam, so the advice was to take the shuttle BACK to the airport & then take the train into town, which was also less expensive. Overall the hotel was nice, very clean & had very helpful personnel on duty. The breakfast was better than US HI Express properties, with far superior coffee, which is typical of American Chain hotels in Europe. Rooms are much smaller than the US, but for an overnight there was no complaint other than cost.
As a heads-up: Ask the front desk personnel about the restaurant that is about a 10 minute walk away, next to a children's petting farm, which has outdoor seating & a lovely staff. A VERY pleasant place to pass an evening, & even though we did not eat there, all the food we saw served looked very nice, & the prices were, to our surprise, significantly lower than in Amsterdam. Can't remember the name of the place, but the front desk staff referred us there & we were very appreciative.
- 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