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Max Brown Hotel Canal District

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location. Friendly staff. Nice place! Good coffee

location is good, close to central station and dam square however our room was very small and you could hear everything from the other rooms and that was really wierd! Staff helped us a lot, and in overall the hotel is clean.

This hotel was just what I was looking for: 1. clean 2. easy walk to the train station (~ 7minutes) 3. reasonably priced 4. quiet neighborhood The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was small, but who cares? I didn't go to Amsterdam to hang out in a room. Would definitely stay here again.

Great location. Otherwise, hotel is in disrepair. It was clean, but falling apart. Bathroom with very slow drain--nearly flooded my room with a 3 minute shower. I would not stay there again.

Location is great - at intersection of two canals one block from main street and three blocks from Centraal Station. Room was extremely clean, bed was great, white, clean, lights and amenities very convenient. Staff was very frendly and helpful, front desk guy show me where the tea/coffee machine was, and where the breakfast was served , and it was done in 5 seconds. The whole experience was very good. Will try to stay there again (probably next week). Price was very good for Amsterdam also - like 70 euros.

Chic and Basic is the name and the decor and hotel match that name well. The room was an odd shape but the layout wasn't a problem. The room and bathroom were clean and tidy. The bread and coffee in the lobby was great. My sister and I enjoyed the personal touches. Probably the best part of this hotel is the location, far enough away from the noise yet an easy walk to it. My only problem with the hotel was the remodeling, and not so much the remodeling as the start time of the workers (7:30a). In my opinion it would have been nice to have the rooms next door to the work maybe not in use, or ask the work to start at 9am. But all-in-all I would return and recommend it to my friends (but I'll ask about remodeling noise for sure).

The hotel was great. Extremely clean and away from the red light district but close enough to everything else. The staff was friendly, bi-lingual and ready to help with everything. My room needed a fresh coat of paint, but the letter on my bed apologized that my room was not up to par. I can't wait to tell everyone about this hotel and experiencing this hotel again in Amsterdam and in Spain.

Were very pleased - room was small but clean - had the best shower we'd had in 2 weeks. Location was great close to all we wanted to see.

Hotel is in an excellent location on a canal, a 10 minute walk from the railway station, Amsterdam Centraal. It's close to resturants on Haalemmerstraat and maybe 15 minutes from the Anne Frank house. Amsterdam can readily be covered by tram or on foot- the Dam is maybe 20 minute's walk from the hotel. Rooms are very clean and the beds very comfortable. Staff was friendly, helpful on several occasions. All spoke English and one spoke Spanish as well. Laundry service is available for 7 euros. Wi-fi is free but a new access code needs to be obtained every 10 hours from the front desk. A desktop with internet is also available free of charge. No breakfast is available but there is free water and coffee at all times and free toast with jam provided in the morning. Small safes are available in a separate room; they're large enough for a laptop and camera. Prospective guests should make sure they're ok with the decor. A bench shaped like a giant set of lips isn't for everyone! Decor and items are odd but amusing (i.e. the soap is labeled as being the cutest soap you will ever steal from a hotel room). My biggest problem with the room was not that the primary light source is a weird backlit photo of a couple staring at you, but that this light was rather dim. The lounge however is well lit, comfortable, and a lively gathering place of guests in morning and evening.

Check in was easy, staff were friendly. We checked into the first room and it was the loudest room we've ever experienced....no sleep that night. We moved to a new room the next day, but our second room had the bathroom down a small spiral staircase which was not convenient or easy at all. The rooms were stuffy with the only window unreachable...it could only be opened by staff.

Herengracht 13-19 Amsterdam

Located in Amsterdam City Centre, Max Brown Hotel Canal District is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Anne Frank House and New Church. This 34-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Amsterdam and also a short walk from Dam Square and Royal Palace.


Dining

Each morning free breakfast is included with your stay. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


The 34 rooms have safes and phones. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Rooms


Property features

Max Brown Hotel Canal District features free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds, Canal View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Loft

Full 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Max Brown Hotel Canal District

Everyone (1) Couples (4) Business (1) Other (4) Friends (1)
4

great location. authentic canal house .

Everyone

By , from New Jersey on Oct 22, 2016

5

awesome place

Couples

Great location. Friendly staff. Nice place! Good coffee

By on Sep 30, 2015

2

one day trip

Couples

location is good, close to central station and dam square however our room was very small and you could hear everything from the other rooms and that was really wierd! Staff helped us a lot, and in overall the hotel is clean.

By on Dec 6, 2012

5

excellent hotel!

Singles

This hotel was just what I was looking for: 1. clean 2. easy walk to the train station (~ 7minutes) 3. reasonably priced 4. quiet neighborhood The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was small, but who cares? I didn't go to Amsterdam to hang out in a room. Would definitely stay here again.

By on Oct 15, 2012

2

good location, otherwise disappointing

BusinessTravelers

Great location. Otherwise, hotel is in disrepair. It was clean, but falling apart. Bathroom with very slow drain--nearly flooded my room with a 3 minute shower. I would not stay there again.

By on Oct 8, 2011

4

very good location and excellent value

Singles

Location is great - at intersection of two canals one block from main street and three blocks from Centraal Station. Room was extremely clean, bed was great, white, clean, lights and amenities very convenient. Staff was very frendly and helpful, front desk guy show me where the tea/coffee machine was, and where the breakfast was served , and it was done in 5 seconds. The whole experience was very good. Will try to stay there again (probably next week). Price was very good for Amsterdam also - like 70 euros.

By on Sep 1, 2011

4

chic basic and remodeling

GetawayWithFriends

Chic and Basic is the name and the decor and hotel match that name well. The room was an odd shape but the layout wasn't a problem. The room and bathroom were clean and tidy. The bread and coffee in the lobby was great. My sister and I enjoyed the personal touches. Probably the best part of this hotel is the location, far enough away from the noise yet an easy walk to it. My only problem with the hotel was the remodeling, and not so much the remodeling as the start time of the workers (7:30a). In my opinion it would have been nice to have the rooms next door to the work maybe not in use, or ask the work to start at 9am. But all-in-all I would return and recommend it to my friends (but I'll ask about remodeling noise for sure).

By on Jun 27, 2011

4

loved it!

Singles

The hotel was great. Extremely clean and away from the red light district but close enough to everything else. The staff was friendly, bi-lingual and ready to help with everything. My room needed a fresh coat of paint, but the letter on my bed apologized that my room was not up to par. I can't wait to tell everyone about this hotel and experiencing this hotel again in Amsterdam and in Spain.

By on Jun 7, 2011

4

great location

Couples

Were very pleased - room was small but clean - had the best shower we'd had in 2 weeks. Location was great close to all we wanted to see.

By on Mar 28, 2011

4

good stay

Singles

Hotel is in an excellent location on a canal, a 10 minute walk from the railway station, Amsterdam Centraal. It's close to resturants on Haalemmerstraat and maybe 15 minutes from the Anne Frank house. Amsterdam can readily be covered by tram or on foot- the Dam is maybe 20 minute's walk from the hotel. Rooms are very clean and the beds very comfortable. Staff was friendly, helpful on several occasions. All spoke English and one spoke Spanish as well. Laundry service is available for 7 euros. Wi-fi is free but a new access code needs to be obtained every 10 hours from the front desk. A desktop with internet is also available free of charge. No breakfast is available but there is free water and coffee at all times and free toast with jam provided in the morning. Small safes are available in a separate room; they're large enough for a laptop and camera. Prospective guests should make sure they're ok with the decor. A bench shaped like a giant set of lips isn't for everyone! Decor and items are odd but amusing (i.e. the soap is labeled as being the cutest soap you will ever steal from a hotel room). My biggest problem with the room was not that the primary light source is a weird backlit photo of a couple staring at you, but that this light was rather dim. The lounge however is well lit, comfortable, and a lively gathering place of guests in morning and evening.

By on May 30, 2010