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Old Apr 6th, 2015, 12:58 PM
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Amsterdam hotel for 2 Adults, 2 children

Hello travel friends! I feel like beating my head somewhere so thought best to try here before going that route I've never been to Amsterdam and could use guidance for hotels (husband against apartments).

We have a family of 4 (8 year old twins) and wish to stay in the same room. Or 2 rooms near each other for the same price. I am accustom to comfortable beds and quiet sleeping (light sleeper). Would be fabulous to find a hotel end of May that's
- old world charm & antiques
- 4+ star quality, best of it's class.
- under $300 USD/night including tax, preferably $150-250/night
- canal rings.
We are coming in from Paris on a Tuesday-Friday evening, 3 nights. We will be walking or taking local transportation. Want to see the museums, canals, anything with local flavor.

I've looked at the following hotels but can't seem to make a decision because mostly they are non-refundable for descent nightly rates: I'm open to whatever else that fits our parameters too!
Albans, Grand Hotel, Hotel Amstelzicht, Marriott (last resort since we use them in USA a lot), Nova hotel, Mercure, Grand Hotel.
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Old Apr 6th, 2015, 02:16 PM
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Have you considered for the ultimate romance renting for a few days a luxury houseboat - for that price easily done and be on a charming canal?
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Old Apr 6th, 2015, 02:24 PM
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Without knowing your exact dates it is hard to be sure this hotel fits your budget (you might be traveling during a big Amsterdam event when prices go up) but check out the NH City Centre, and you might want to call them directly to see if they have connecting rooms ON THE CANAL SIDE of the hotel, and what rate they would charge you. (Street side rooms get tram noise.) The hotel was a clothing factory in the 1920s and was designed with Nieuwe Stijl/Amsterdam School features, using modern materials. The original worker's cafeteria remains, and likewise the 1920s sitting rooms. However, many of the sleeping rooms have been renovated in modern anonymous style.

The location is wonderful but I stayed there some years ago so I advise you to read reviews. I also seem to recall that breakfast was not included, and I went to local cafes because they were cheaper.

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Old Apr 6th, 2015, 03:07 PM
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Old Apr 7th, 2015, 03:41 AM
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The NH City Centre hotel is in a smashingly great location and on a quiet enough excet for trams street - shopping district a street over - walk to just about everything of interest.
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Old Apr 7th, 2015, 05:53 AM
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I second PalenQ's suggestion of a houseboat, the twins will love it! Was looking at this option for our trip this June but couldn't find one with 2 bathrooms for the six of us. VRBO has houseboats, Booking.com too I believe. A friend stayed on the Jordaan Houseboat on Prinsengracht and liked it a lot.

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I'm not sure houseboats are ideal for light sleepers because of early morning canal cleaning and other things that literally rock the boat or create noise that can't be kept out of sleeping areas.
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Old Apr 7th, 2015, 11:07 AM
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I momentarily considered a houseboat, I agree the twins would love! Me too. BUT my son is very motion sick. Very. That is much of a gamble unfortunately.

I have to err on hotels with accommodations for 4 persons, that's that hard part under $300/night
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amsterdam houseboats are very stationery - hooked up to sewers and water, etc. and kind of on blocks or wooden supports. No rocking of the boat and there is a low speed limit on Amsterdam's canals. Would not think a factor.
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I am waiting to hear back from NH City Centre about their 4-person room (though it says 2 twins on website…) I hope it has 4 beds as it looks and sounds ideal!

Otherwise, if someone could comment on any of these hotels for old world charm, 4 or greater star quality, under $300 USD/night including tax, around canal rings (or where it's walkable to museums and rest of town with 8 yr olds):

Albans, Grand Hotel, Hotel Amstelzicht, Marriott (last resort since we use them in USA a lot), Nova hotel, Mercure, Grand Hotel.
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May 26-29 (Tues-Fri)
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what does "old world charm" mean. you have at least two chain hotels, Marriott and a Mercure.
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my idea of old world charm may include antiques (100+ yrs old), architecture, etc. Some of USA's mainstream hotels include these things but not typically. We are executive members of Starwood and Hilton so we get enough of that in our country. I don't usually stay at these type of large chain hotels outside USA, preferring more indegenous. Oh and if Amsterdam, or any locale, has some really cool contemporary flair and influence, I'm up for that too.
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Old Apr 8th, 2015, 11:26 AM
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please, check booking.com
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Hotel Ambassade has charm and is on the Herengracht Canal. Lovely area to stay.
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Also Canal House Hotel or Seven Bridges Hotel (cheaper but I have not stayed there.)
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Herengracht is a quiet canal and to me one of the sweetest places to stay - lots of character in the stately facades lining this lovely canal and a great great location.
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- 4+ star quality, best of it's class.
- under $300 USD/night including tax, preferably $150-250/night

tough call, even with the exchange rate doing you a favor.
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Check out Brouwer Hotel and Mae's B&B, they have family rooms which might work, quite reasonably priced too. Estherea is also frequently recommended.
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Brouwer is as "old amsterdam" as they get.
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