Amritsar is not exactly flush with better hotel accommodations. There are only a few higher star hotels but they are 10-15 minute drive to the Golden Temple. There are several budget accommodations very close to the temple, which was why we selected the Hotel Royal Inn.
Overall I would say it rates somewhere between a 2 and 3 star. Our room - the Royal Executive Suite (in name only!) - had 2 queen size beds, a refrigerator, desk & chair, wardrobe, couch, AC, flat screen TV, bathroom with shower. It was pretty clean but white towels were a little grungy and sheets had holes in them.
There was no continental breakfast as advertised. (We actually drove to 2 other hotels for breakfast during our stay.) There was a limited veg menu (room service only - no dining room). The only internet available was at the front desk which you could use briefly - not as advertised or as we were led to believe. (This is a work issue for us, so we would have chosen someplace else based on this.)
The best thing about the hotel was the proximity to the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh - within a few minutes walk of each place. Our room also had a decent view of part of the Temple Complex.
We used the airport pickup service from the hotel and the charge was twice as much as it should have been. We also used the hotel car and driver on several other occasions. (Normally we would not do this but with a small child and my elderly mother-in-law, it was the easiest way to travel.) There are plenty of cycle-rickshaws to get where you can't walk.
There are so many of this type of hotel within 5 minutes walk of the temple that I think I'd shop around.
Address: 49, Brahm Butta Market, Near Sarai Guru Ram Das, Opp. Punjab National Bank
Directions: From the Golden Temple Clock Tower - walk to first street, make right, go down about 2 blocks.
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