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Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Perfect location to hop on hop off bus and boat. Near museums. The only down side is the pillows were not clean and had a sour odor. Not sure bed Was changed . Second night everything was fresh as I requested.

I love staying at the Hotel American -- the architecture of the Cafe Americain is fabulous. This time though the Cafe is closed for renovations...looking froward to seeing the changes.

Easy access to everything while staying in a Grand old hotel with all the modern amenities. Staff is superb. Helpful, friendly. Salmi and Mustafa greet you and take care of you throughout your visit. They will arrange dining and excursions too.The American Bar in this hotel is staffed by some of the best people we have ever met in all our travels. Rogier, Michel, Sarah and Tony took care of our group with great attention and much fun. I would recommend this hotel to those who appreciate a great deal a great room and great people around them. Close to Vondelpark and the museums and surrounded by the best shopping in the world. I would go back right now if I could. I love the Hampshire American Hotel. I love Amsterdam

The name of this hotel is the American Hotel, not the Hampshire Hotel as Orbitz states. It was very odd to look for the Hampshire Hotel and be told it's the American Hotel. The room was close to shabby, definitely needs renovation. Black-painted woodwork had dents and dings. We paid too much per night for this 3-star-at-most hotel room. The refrigerator had a sign that stated "if you move anything in this refrigerator, it will immediately be charged to your room", which meant we couldn't put milk and wine in it. There was so much hotel stuff (notices, cards, coffee maker, tea pot, etc.) on the counter, that there was little room for our things. Unacceptable!

Great location with ability to check out a little later than normal with a sumptuous breakfast buffet for only 15 euro extra.

This was a beautiful hotel and close to tram stop. My room overlooked one of the canals. Lots of shopping and restaurants.

A fantastic staff in all sectors of this historic hotel made me feel very comfortable. My 3rd time in this hotel and they always welcome me back. Amsterdam is my favorite city and there is so much to experience. Have made a lot of friends here and I will be back.

From the moment we walked in after a long day flying the hotel was wonderful. We were able to check right in even though it was early, the room was wonderful. We had a balcony over looking the canal. The location couldn't have been better. A very short walk to the museum district and a quick tram ride to Dam square. Shopping was all around us. One of the best hotels I've stayed in Europe. Our room was a good size and very comfortable, no problems at all. The bar and restaurant was nice. Very reasonable rates.

Enjoyed this hotel. Friendly and clean, good location to walk in all directions. The wifi did not work however in the state rooms for me

My 2nd stay at this fine hotel. I love the area: close to museums, Vondel Park, great nightlife and dining nearby. Love walking along the canals & exploring other sections of Amsterdam. I've made many friends over the years in the Leidseplein area.

Will stay here again on my next visit to Amsterdam.

I grabbed this hotel for a quick overnighter could not be more pleased for the regarding price. Great location for walking around the city. Room was large but cold, and the thermostat was finicky. Bed was a little on the worn side and softer then average, but hey, I still slept just fine. Breakfast is a great buffet assortment. and overall I would totally stay here again.

The hotel staff were great and very accommodating! The room was very clean. The bed was so comfy and warm. Great location within walking distance to practically everything. If you don't like walking there were 3 tram stops right out front to get you anywhere you wanted to be.

Nice hotel, little outdated and you can get some really isolated rooms with a view of the roof. About what you would expect in an older hotel.

We booked a so called deluxe room. The lighting was dim and depressing even when they added a dim standing lamp. The mattress was soft and when I sat on it, it was reduced to a sliver. Wallpaper was peeling. Chunks of plaster were missing around the window. The website promises upscale bathroom products and robes. We did not get that at all. We got one thin soap bar that turned to mush by the second day, no shower cap and a combo shampoo and body soap dispenser in the shower/tub like you might find in a gym. On the third day of our 5 night stay I showed the website to the manager and asked why I didn't have robes in the room. He stated that I could only get it on request. So I requested the robes. I asked another guest if her room was rundown like ours. She told us that she detected a bad odor from the carpet on arrival and was shown a room that was much worse and decided to keep the room with the odor. I then wrote a detailed e-mail with my complaints to the hotel manager. He offered to change our room on our last night. I responded that based on what the other guest told me that I had no confidence that another room would be better. He responded that I had one of the older rooms and that other guest also probably had one of the older rooms and that there are newer nicer rooms. The manager also said in his e-mail that we were supposed to have been given robes in our room and he did not know why we didn't receive them upon check in. The head of housekeeping came to see if she could make us feel better. We were offered lunch in the dining room for which we were not available as we were sightseeing during the day. Then we were offered dinner, which we accepted. Also, a bottle of wine with fruit was given to us in our room on the evening of my written complaint. On the last evening, new amenities arrived in the room. They were normal soaps (2), slippers and a shower cap. I was told that this hotel will be renovated in the future. I expressed that this did not help me at all. I don't understand why we were not given one of the newer rooms since we booked this hotel many months in advance. I also don't understand why they charge the same price for a rundown room as for a newer room. My husband and I tried to make the best of an uncomfortable situation. This room was not worth what we paid for it.

The hotel was charming and comfortable. The location was great for museums, restaurants. I had a comfortable room with a balcony. I loved the beautiful city of Amsterdam and this hotel added to the charm

The hotel was great. When I dropped my daughter off in 8/2014 to start her master's program I stayed at the hotel. I like it so much I recommended it to my sister who visited my daughter in November. When I returned to visit my daughter in April with my husband who is wheelchair bound we stayed here again. The accessible room was large and the bathroom was as well. The only thing that was bothersome was the outside Lift so we had to have someone from the front desk pull out all the luggage racks and open the door for my husband when we were going out. This was okay. But upon our return it was difficult to get someone from the front desk to operate the lift for my husband. It was rainy and cold and he and I stood outside until the front desk person was available to operate the lift. Also the elevators inside the hotel were tiny and my husband's chair and I hardly fit in the elevator. The door to the room opened with the push of a button which is great but it did not close quickly enough and when it did it did not completely latch so when we were going out we had to wait for the door to close and pull it shut completely or it remained unlocked. Regardless the hotel was great, it was so centrally located and the staff was friendly and helpful. If I return to Amsterdam I will definitely consider staying here once again. Oh, the food in the restaurant was rather pricey but the bar was great!! So, was the café.

the hotel is in the best location just wonderfull

This hotel was excellent. The location was amazing, we were able to walk just about everywhere and a plus was the bus from the airport stopped right in front of the hotel. The rooms are very clean and the staff are all nice. The breakfast buffet is slightly expensive but it is really good, and the had mimosas, so it was worth it. I would definitely stay here again if I am ever in Amsterdam.

The hotel is a classic. Couldn't be situated in a better location. A charmer for a first time visitor. Less of a business hotel, as the floors creak and the hotel is showing its age. I love this hotel, but for work, i'll stay elsewhere. For pleasure, i'd gladly bring my wife there.

Leidsekade 97 Amsterdam

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Leidseplein and Rijksmuseum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Museum Quarter, Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American is adjacent to Leidseplein and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Rijksmuseum. This 175-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. It's in central Amsterdam and also a short walk from Van Gogh Museum and Flower Market.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American's 175 individually decorated rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 26-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American offers a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this historic hotel include 4 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American

Everyone (11) Couples (22) Business (9) Family (4) Other (9) Friends (2)
4

recommendation from a former hotel quest

Everyone

Perfect location to hop on hop off bus and boat. Near museums. The only down side is the pillows were not clean and had a sour odor. Not sure bed Was changed . Second night everything was fresh as I requested.

By , from california on Nov 20, 2017

5

favorite hotel

Everyone

I love staying at the Hotel American -- the architecture of the Cafe Americain is fabulous. This time though the Cafe is closed for renovations...looking froward to seeing the changes.

By , from A2 on Nov 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 23, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and review posting. There is indeed a lot to do around the hotel, as we have the perfect location within the city centre. The café will be re-opened on the 18th of December. We hope to welcome you back when the Café is open again. Kind regards,

5

great hotel in great location

Everyone

Easy access to everything while staying in a Grand old hotel with all the modern amenities. Staff is superb. Helpful, friendly. Salmi and Mustafa greet you and take care of you throughout your visit. They will arrange dining and excursions too.The American Bar in this hotel is staffed by some of the best people we have ever met in all our travels. Rogier, Michel, Sarah and Tony took care of our group with great attention and much fun. I would recommend this hotel to those who appreciate a great deal a great room and great people around them. Close to Vondelpark and the museums and surrounded by the best shopping in the world. I would go back right now if I could. I love the Hampshire American Hotel. I love Amsterdam

By , from California USA on Nov 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 23, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and feedback. Such a pleasure to read your experiences in our hotel and bar Americain. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards,

3

three day stay sep17

Everyone

The name of this hotel is the American Hotel, not the Hampshire Hotel as Orbitz states. It was very odd to look for the Hampshire Hotel and be told it's the American Hotel. The room was close to shabby, definitely needs renovation. Black-painted woodwork had dents and dings. We paid too much per night for this 3-star-at-most hotel room. The refrigerator had a sign that stated "if you move anything in this refrigerator, it will immediately be charged to your room", which meant we couldn't put milk and wine in it. There was so much hotel stuff (notices, cards, coffee maker, tea pot, etc.) on the counter, that there was little room for our things. Unacceptable!

By , from Houston, TX on Oct 3, 2017

5

great location near tram and center of city

Everyone

Great location with ability to check out a little later than normal with a sumptuous breakfast buffet for only 15 euro extra.

By , from Nesconset, NY, USA on Sep 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 6, 2017

Dear Alan, thank you for your visit and review posting. We are happy to read that you had a great stay! We hope to welcome you again in the near future. With kind regards,

5

beautiful hotel

Everyone

This was a beautiful hotel and close to tram stop. My room overlooked one of the canals. Lots of shopping and restaurants.

By , from texas on Aug 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 31, 2017

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your review. We hope to see you back soon. Regards,

5

awesome hotel in a nice district of amsterdam.

Everyone
View from American Hotel A courtyard in Amsterdam 2 canals intersecting Ray on the Leidsegracht

A fantastic staff in all sectors of this historic hotel made me feel very comfortable. My 3rd time in this hotel and they always welcome me back. Amsterdam is my favorite city and there is so much to experience. Have made a lot of friends here and I will be back.

By , from Connecticut USA on Jul 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 28, 2017

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your frequent visits and loyal patronage. We hope to see you back in this vibrant city. regards,

5

amsterdam a great vacation-amsterdam american rock

Everyone

From the moment we walked in after a long day flying the hotel was wonderful. We were able to check right in even though it was early, the room was wonderful. We had a balcony over looking the canal. The location couldn't have been better. A very short walk to the museum district and a quick tram ride to Dam square. Shopping was all around us. One of the best hotels I've stayed in Europe. Our room was a good size and very comfortable, no problems at all. The bar and restaurant was nice. Very reasonable rates.

By , from Austin, TX on Nov 14, 2016

4

great hotel great location

Everyone

Enjoyed this hotel. Friendly and clean, good location to walk in all directions. The wifi did not work however in the state rooms for me

By on Sep 26, 2016

5

hotel is in de leidseplein my favorite area.

Everyone
Canal scene Bulldog looking out a window Small bridge over a canal Heineken wagon drawn by horses

My 2nd stay at this fine hotel. I love the area: close to museums, Vondel Park, great nightlife and dining nearby. Love walking along the canals & exploring other sections of Amsterdam. I've made many friends over the years in the Leidseplein area.

By , from Connecticut USA on Sep 7, 2016