Where to Stay in Amsterdam: Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

I think it’s pretty safe to say that in the planning stages of a trip, the thing that stresses me out the most is where to stay. I’m not a particularly high maintenance traveler, but I do like to sleep somewhere clean, comfortable, safe, and quiet. And I like a good deal. That’s not too much to ask, right? In lieu of a personal recommendation, I always turn to Tripadvisor to help me choose, and my fellow reviewers did not let me down this time. We chose one of the best places to stay in Amsterdam – Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre. Having this hotel as our home base for five days absolutely MADE our vacation. It hit all my personal requirements, and then some!

Where To Stay In Amsterdam: Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Where To Stay In Amsterdam: Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Where To Stay In Amsterdam: Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre is a 4-star hotel without an ounce of pretension. The staff are friendly, the main areas are cozy and inviting, and the “faces of Amsterdam” decor throughout the hotel made me feel right at home.

The hotel was easy to find – only a five minute walk from the central train station. It sits in a square off of the main road which keeps traffic noise at a distance. There are shops, restaurants, and convenience stores just a few feet from the hotel entrance.

The lobby and lounge are on the main floor. Everyone we spoke with at the front desk was kind and helpful. They made sure we had maps of the area and offered many recommendations of things to see and places to eat. They were also generous enough to upgrade us from a double room to a business room in a quiet area of the hotel. (I need my beauty sleep, you know!) The extra space that the business rooms provide came in very handy since there were three of us. A double room would be better suited to a maximum party of two.

Where To Stay In Amsterdam: Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Where To Stay In Amsterdam: Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Where To Stay In Amsterdam: Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Where To Stay In Amsterdam: Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Business Room

Our business room came with a king size bed (and a super comfortable mattress), air conditioning, free WiFi, a flat screen television, a large work space, and plenty of room for a third person to sleep on a cot provided by the hotel. The bathroom was clean and updated, and had a separate tub and shower.

We stayed on the second floor of the hotel in room 2202. We were nestled back in a corner away from the lifts and breakfast area, so it felt very private. The rooms are also sound proofed very well. We never heard our neighbors once. (This is super important to me as a light sleeper!)

Where To Stay In Amsterdam: Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Where To Stay In Amsterdam: Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre

Breakfast Area

Sharing the second floor with us was the breakfast room. A buffet breakfast is served from 7am to 10:30am on weekdays, and until 11:30am on Saturday and Sunday. Despite the delicious aromas coming from the breakfast hall, we declined as the €17.50 charge per person, although reasonable in comparison to other hotels in the area, was just too steep for our travel budget. Instead, each morning we got a quick breakfast at different cafes along the main road – quite a bit more cost effective for a family of three.

There is no restaurant in the hotel for dinner, but the lounge is open from 4pm until midnight. And there is certainly no shortage of eating establishments just steps from the hotel. We tried many of them out – click here to read about where to eat in Amsterdam!

Where To Stay In Amsterdam: Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre


The thing that really sold us on this hotel was its proximity to absolutely everything. Restaurants, markets, canal tours, museums, the train station – everything is within walking distance. We didn’t use a single bus or taxi the whole time we stayed in Amsterdam. Our hotel was the perfect launching point for our activities, and it was easy to return to throughout the day if we needed to rest or get something from the room. If we ever make it back to Amsterdam again, and I hope we do, I’d stay at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre again, for sure!

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Address: Nieuwezijds Kolk 19, 1012 PV Amsterdam

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  • rorybore
    August 28, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    it looks so nice! I love the art on the walls and the design of everything. Over here, every hotel looks the same it seems. boring. beige. ugh. This, is better.

  • Connie Weiss
    August 27, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    That looks REAL nice!

  • Emmymom
    August 23, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    That does sound like a great hotel- don’t think I will ever go to Amsterdam, but if I do I know where to stay :)

  • Katrin
    August 23, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    That looks like a really cool hotel! Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities and next time I travel there I will definitely check out this hotel. When we were there last year we decided to have breakfast in some cafes too. Much cheaper!

  • Shaylynn
    August 23, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    dude, the kid in the hat, above your bed? I swear it’s Taylor Swift’s brother or Taylor Swift. It’s lovely that hotel, but I would not eat comfortably at a table that had someone’s face on it. I guess I don’t appreciate art OR I DO.

  • Stacie Stamper
    August 23, 2013 at 3:47 AM

    Beautiful pics and atmosphere!

  • Gina
    August 23, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    Looks like a great hotel. I love that you could walk around to everything easily ~ very important. I think I will let you go to all of the wonderful places around Europe before me so that I know where to stay when we go ;) Loved reading about it and so glad you had a good time.

  • Postcards from Rachel
    August 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    This hotel looks so nice!

    We heard our neighbors in Istanbul and it was awkward… a freaky couple if you know what I mean. BARF. :x

  • Tina @ Girl-Meets-Globe
    August 22, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Clean, comfortable, safe, quiet, good deal…….definitely not too much to ask!! ;) Sounds JUST like me when I pour my heart and soul into finding a place. But I find it a bit of a fun challenge! Looks like a great place!

  • Nicole
    August 22, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    I spy with my little eye…a sign that says “Mexican” food!!!

    Seriously though, your trip recap actually makes me want to go visit Amsterdam! It looks amazing!

  • Jo
    August 22, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    Nice hotel, you did great in your choice

  • Magical Daydream
    August 22, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    So I am way behind on e-mails etc. Only now I have come to the point to reply to your earlier message when I asked you for advice on London. Thank you so much! I had a blast and we saw many beautiful spots – I loved portobello market! I’m sorry to see that I am too late to give you any advice on Amsterdam, but I also need to add that I am not that familiar there. I live about 1,5 hour by train and only come there veeeery little. I am positive you had a blast also without my advice :P Looks like you really enjoyed your trip :) good!

  • Janette Johanson
    August 22, 2013 at 5:10 AM

    This hotel looks amazing!! I love how they incorporated the faces of Amsterdam throughout even on the tables!! Beautiful pictures and I can’t wait to travel over there and have the chance to stay here!! I’ll mark this down as a go-to stop for sure!! Thanks for their info!!! :)

  • Kerry
    August 21, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Your pictures are beautiful Sarah Kate! You make me want to visit Amsterdam now just so I can stay in that hotel!! I love their décor and the faces of Amsterdam adds a nice and unique touch. Even better that it was so close to everything!!