Dec122011

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station

The first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel has opened in the Netherlands next to Amsterdam Centraal Station, the city’s main rail station. The 553-room hotel opened last June as a Mint Hotel. Mint Hotels are a small chain of eight hotels in the UK and Amsterdam being rebranded to DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn hotels.

Each room in the DoubleTree Amsterdam Centraal Station features an Apple iMac TV and computer and internet is complimentary throughout the hotel. Rooms are designed with floor to ceiling windows.

The DoubleTree Amsterdam Central Station hotel has great reviews on TripAdvisor from its past six months as a Mint Hotel with 4-circles average rating from 239 reviews and ranked #39 of 345 Amsterdam hotels.

Great news with this hotel is it enters the system as only HHonors category 5 at 35,000 points per night compared to Amsterdam Hilton at category 7 for 50,000 points per night. Hilton Amsterdam is #25 on TripAdvisor and also has a 4-circle rating from 493 reviews.

The main complaint about Amsterdam Hilton is its distance from places in the city. As a person quite familiar with the layout of Amsterdam, I think the only thing the Hilton Amsterdam is not close to is the Red Light District and Centraal Station. The new DoubleTree Amsterdam Centraal Station will be quite close to both of these tourist locations.

And in my opinion the Red Light District is one of the least interesting places to visit in Amsterdam.

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station

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About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. Smart move by Hilton.
    As the cat7 Hilton is indeed to far from the shopping district area and canals.
    It is located in the upper class area of Amsterdam in “old south” (oud-zuid in Dutch)and does not give easy access other than a cab to the city centre.

  2. Thank you for posting this article, I am a Hilton Honors go-to guy and we stayed at the Hilton Amsterdam last year. Howver, two times in Amsterdam since that stay, and I stayed at the SPG property due to the location of the Hilton hotel (just a bit out of the way from most squares and canals). This new addition is very exciting, especially at Category 5. The VIP-rewards will make this property especially great at less than 30,000 HH points with a 4+ night commitment.

    Best,

    PedroNY

  3. I agree. The red light district is the least interesting. Funny how so many people fly to Amsterdam just to see that. Amsterdam is a beautiful city. The hotel offers great location especially if you have a train to arrive/depart from. It is also easy to catch the Schipol airport train from here at any time.

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