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American Hotel Amsterdam
Ranked #77 of 376 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We were pleased to get a good deal on this lovely classic hotel with a great history. Unfortunately when we arrived we discovered that the famous art deco dining room / cafe had just been ripped out for refurbishment. No doubt this was the reason for the special deals but I'd like to have known.

Staff were professional and pleasant. First surprise was that booking.com had performed one of their usual website tricks of making it look like breakfast was included when in fact the button we clicked meant it wasn't. Very annoying. Then the room we were given was a million miles from the luxuriously refurbished bright room shown on the website. Kindly they relocated us to that exact room which was very comfortable.

We enjoyed our stay. Since with the restaurant under refurbishment the breakfast had been moved into two adjoining meeting rooms, we ate out and that was fine. It was a tranquil and pleasant experience in the main once we had settled in and I'd got over my fury at Booking.com pulling a fast one on me. I will book direct another time.

Room Tip: One of the refurbished rooms
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Ken T, Guest Relations Manager at American Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Dear guest,

Thank you for staying with us and your review posting.
We are pleased to read that despite the closure of Café Americain due to refurbishment, you've still enjoyed your stay with us.
Café Americain will be re-opened on the 18th of December 2017 with a brand new concept.
Our reservations department is more than happy to get you a reservation including breakfast for your next stay.
We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We stayed 4 nights in American hotel, it was very easy to get to from the airport from Central Station via Tram (1,2 and 5). Our room was on the 5th floor and our request of a room with a balcony was fulfilled- loved the views over the canals and as it was November- we could keep our drinks chilled in the balcony as well! This was good as there was hardly any room in the fully stocked minibar.
Nespresso and tea making facilities were provided, made mornings a lot easier.
Only thing missing in the room was unheated bathroom floor, once you get used to this you really miss it when it is not available, like at home.
This was our 7th break in Amsterdam, and having stayed more central previously, I have to say Leidseplein area was a lot more nicer and easier to enjoy the city.
I would recommend this hotel to all my friends and family - will return.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Loved this hotel, from the clean, comfortable room which overlooked the fountain outside the hotel, to the marvellous art deco dining area which served a vast array for breakfast. Really enjoyed our stay here, the only fault was the fountain situated outside the hotel was undergoing restoration work at the time we stayed in March and therefore didn't get to see it working. Would definitely stay here again

Room Tip: Would advise the breakfast, great choice of food and set in a beautiful art deco dining area
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A few things disturbed me quite a lot, the bad smell in the elevators, the bad smell on the first floor (kitchen??) and when taking a normal shower you flood the bathroom because the glass-panel is too small, in general, the bathroom was but clean but "old fashioned" with its white tiles.

Location is great.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Ken T, Guest Relations Manager at American Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Dear guest,

Thank you for your stay and review posting.

The rooms and bathrooms are up for renovation from January 2018. Your feedback about the glass-panel is much appreciated and will be taken into consideration for the upcoming renovations.
We have taken direct action regarding the bad smell in the elevator.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This hotel is very old but quaint. It is the heart of Amsterdam!! you can walk/bike everywhere!! Restaurants are one step away. Keep walking and you find yourself near malls and tourist attraction.
Right at the entrance of the hotel there is a canal cruise point.

To go from and to the airport the tram station is located across the street.

The rooms itself are a bit dated but the bed was very comfortable. The floors do crack a lot so you may hear weird noises at night.

Room Tip: Top floor (more view and less noise)
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

I have stayed at this hotel several times and every visit is better than the last. It is an older property perfectly located with a warm and wonderful feel. Some of the staff has been there for several decades and the greet you as if you were just there last month. The bar is a highlight for us. We are typically there with several other friends and Roger, Michelle, Sarah and Tony treat us feel like family. Reserve a balcony room as the street and canal scenes are mesmerizing.

Stayed: October 2017
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Nicolette D, Front Office Supervisor at American Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Guest, thank you for your loyal visits and feedback. It is such a pleasure to read that everytime your stay is better than the previous one. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards,

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Is a very old but contemporary hotel, with friendly staff right around....The rooms especially the suites are a delight, the view of the river every morning is a sight for sore eyes, the beds are an absolute god send , soft and supple ....after a whole days walk / cycle around the city, nothing like a good warm bed with crisp sheets....

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Nicolette D, Front Office Supervisor at American Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Guest, thank you for your visit and review posting. We are happy to read that you had such a comfortable stay. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards,

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Additional Information about American Hotel Amsterdam

Address: Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 376 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: C$208 - C$528 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — American Hotel Amsterdam 4*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
American Hotel Amsterdam has a rich history. In 1882, the first hotel guests stayed at this unique location on Leidseplein. The current building dates from 1902 and is a wonderful example of Jugenstil. Right at the centre of this national monument is Cafe Americain, the hotspot where (hotel) guests and Amsterdam residents enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. ... more   less 
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