Amsterdam is a multicultural city and attracts travelers from around the world. I find it to be one of the most comfortable cities in the world for living. My opinion of Amsterdam is highly favorable after staying in the city hundreds of cumulative nights through one and two week trips to Amsterdam over the past 20+ years.
Hyatt points currently access five different Amsterdam hotels with four in central Amsterdam and a Hyatt Place at the airport. Hyatt Place has a free hotel shuttle to the airport, then about 20 minutes by bus or train from Schiphol Airport to the canal rings of central Amsterdam.
- Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – Category 6
- Hyatt Regency Amsterdam – Category 4
- Canal House – SLH/Small Luxury Hotels of the World – Category 6
- Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Maurits at the Park – SLH – Category 6
- Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport – Category 1
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – this is the flagship Hyatt property in Amsterdam with an ideal location on the western side of Prinsengracht on the outermost belt of the central Amsterdam canal rings. The four major canal rings of Amsterdam are Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. The Singel Canal borders old Amsterdam, where Oude Kerk/Old Church,the Red Light district and Rembrandt Museum are located. The ring canals were constructed in the 16th and 17th centuries as marshland was drained and buildings were constructed in the landfill space between each concentric ring of canals. All of central Amsterdam bounded by Prinsengracht is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Amsterdam was an early model for ideal city planning. Many of the buildings constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries still stand today. Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht was constructed from a redesigned former library building.
Hotel Review Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht (March 1, 2015)
Hyatt Regency Amsterdam is located on the east side of the Amstel River. The deal with Hyatt Regency Amsterdam is it was category 4, rose to category 5, then in 2022 dropped back to category 4. That makes this hotel a valuable use for free night e-certificates valid only up to category 4 hotels.
While some tourists may feel this hotel is kind of out of the city center tourist areas, the location is easy to access by Metro or tram. I like the area due to fewer tourists in the neighborhood. The hotel is not far from the historic Jewish district of Amsterdam with museums, Botanical Garden and Amsterdam Zoo. Rijksmuseum is ten minutes away by tram.
Hyatt Regency Amsterdam category 4 open for stays (April 17, 2017)
Problematic Regency Club upgrade at Hyatt Regency Amsterdam (March 1, 2018)
In my 2018 review of Hyatt Regency Amsterdam I predicted the hotel would rise to category 5 and it did. I’ll try and get another stay here while it is Category 4 at 15,000 points since it probably won’t stay there long.
Hyatt Regency Amsterdam
- 15,000 points Standard Room Free Night (€326)
- 21,000 points Regency Club Free Night (€407)
- 24,000 points Standard Suite Free Night (Regency Suite King €526)
- 30,000 points Premium Suite Free Night (Regency Executive Suite €626)
- 15,000 points + €350 Premium Suite Points + Cash (Regency Executive Suite €626)
- €350 + 9,000 points Upgrade Premium Suite (Regency Executive Suite €626)
- €350 + 6,000 points Lp Suite Points Upgrade (Regency Suite King €526)
Room rates start at €326 for a standard room and go up to €407 for Regency Club access. An extra 6,000 points is too high a price in my opinion, but kind of inline with the €81 higher room rate for Regency Club access. A decent deal I guess if you also have breakfast buffet in restaurant included.
Redemption Value € per 1,000 Hyatt points:
- Standard Room Free Night 15,000 points = €21.73
- Regency Club Access 21,000 points = €19.38
- Regency Suite 24,000 points = €21.92
- Regency Executive Suite 30,000 points = €20.87
- Regency Suite Lp Suite 6,000 Points Upgrade €526-€350 = €29.33
- Premium Suite 9,000 points Upgrade €626-€350 = €30.67
The cost in USD to buy these rooms with points purchased at $16.80 per 1,000 points.
- Standard Room Free Night = $252 to buy 15,000 points.
- Regency Club Access = $353 to buy 21,000 points.
- Regency Suite = $403 to buy 24,000 points.
- Regency Executive Suite = $504 to buy 30,000 points.
- Regency Suite Lp Suite Points Upgrade = $471 (€350 = $370) + (6,000 points for $101).
- Premium Suite Upgrade = $521 (€350 = $370) + (9,000 points for $101).
Premium Suite Upgrade is the best redemption value, but at €350/$370 copay, that is an expensive upgrade.
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Schiphol
I have stayed in Hoopdoorf near the airport a few times. I don’t think I have stayed at Amsterdam airport since the Hyatt Place opened in 2014. Amsterdam is a city like Venice, where the closer you are to the center of the city the better for stepping out your door and experiencing the city. I would not recommend staying at the airport, except for a first or last night stay. Then again, Amsterdam is an expensive hotel city and Hyatt Place Amsterdam Schiphol is currently a category 1 hotel and a real bargain on points. Rates in Amsterdam jump for Friday and Saturday nights and these are the days of the week most likely to offer off-peak rates at the airport. I would consider a weekend here if other hotel options in the city are really high-priced. They usually are. This airport Hyatt Place might also be a great base if your plan is to travel on day trips to different cities in the Netherlands.
As a category 1 hotel the standard rate is 5,000 points, dropping to 3,500 for off-peak dates and rising to 6,500 points on peak dates.
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport
July 16 – July 18, 2022 (off-peak rates Sat-Sun)
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport 3,500 points or €101/$107.
You can buy Hyatt points for $16.80 per 1,000 points, up to 55,000 points through May 30, 2022.
Hyatt Place Amsterdam is only $58.80 per night when buying Hyatt points for this stay July 16-18, 2022.
SLH Hotels in Amsterdam for Hyatt points
The two Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties in Amsterdam are unfamiliar to me. Both look lovely.
Canal House – SLH Category 6 (TripAdvisor #46 of 419 Amsterdam Hotels). This looks like an excellent location for Amsterdam on Keizersgracht, near Westerkerk and Anne Frank House on Prinsengracht.
Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Maurits at the Park – SLH – Category 6 (TripAdvisor – no rating yet). This hotel is located at Oosterpark, one of the largest parks east of the Amstel River in Amsterdam. In same area as Hyatt Regency, closer to zoo. Looks like a lovely property.
Bottom line is all four hotels in Amsterdam available with Hyatt points are nice hotels in good locations. In my opinion, Andaz and Canal House have the best locations for a first-timer in Amsterdam. Hyatt Regency and Pillows Hotel Maurits at the Park are in a part of Amsterdam I enjoy walking around too with the zoo and parks. Trams run frequently to and from the area to get you around Amsterdam.
If saving money is a major concern, then Hyatt Place Schiphol Airport offers some discount airport accommodations.