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Another hotel question!

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Another hotel question!

Hello,

We will be coming in to Amsterdam on May 25th for one night only. Leaving on a cruise the next day.

We would like something centrally located for seeing some sights.............we love to walk, especially in a new city, but would also like to be convenient to the port the next day, hopefully just a quick cab ride away,

Would prefer to stay around $200 if possible, but if not would still love some suggestions.

Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Another hotel question!

It's an expensive night. I look at opaque deals as do many others here.

I see a highly reviewed 8+ four star in the lovely museum zone for $162 usd

I also see an 8+ 4 star for $199 usd in the royal palace dam sq zone.

These will be quality hotels

If interested I will go on

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2. Re: Another hotel question!

Pay attention to John. He knows his stuff!

And don't worry about being close to the terminal. Amsterdam is a compact city so almost anywhere you stay will be a convenient taxi ride away.

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness"--Mark Twain

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3. Re: Another hotel question!

Thank you, John.

I have limited experience with the opaque deals, so welcome your assistance.

I have noticed that May 25th seems higher than other nights.........is there something going on that week?

Whatever info you can share will be greatly appreciated-

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4. Re: Another hotel question!

I use Priceline express deal because I am so comfortable with it. Others use Hotwire Hot Rate. Many use both.

Similar models.

I went to PL ED and put in your date. I got a nummber of opaque offers in a variety of zones.

I look at Jordaan Zone, Royal Palace Dam Sq Zone, Museum Zone, and Canal Belt East. I ignore the rest.

I also look for 8+ and higher review scores when I am suggesting this way of booking for others. I myself would have no problem with most 7+ and one of my best stays was in a 6+

Stay with 8+ If you can.

It's a no brainer for me-----I can pick a very highly reviewed 4 or 5 star in the zone I pick at possibly 2 star prices.

As long as its a high quality well located hotel well below cost I don't care which hotel it ends up being.

But if I did care I could most likely figure it out or narrow it down. If I did care .

In a moment I will post for you a recent thread of advice

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5. Re: Another hotel question!

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g18859…

Here you go

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6. Re: Another hotel question!

By following the advice in post # 4 and # 5 you will be able to find an upscale 4-5 star for reasonable prices in this expensive timeframe.

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7. Re: Another hotel question!

Thanks so much...............I will work on this today and hopefully come back with good news!

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8. Re: Another hotel question!

If in doubt ask questions. If still in doubt ask more questions.

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9. Re: Another hotel question!

John

You are very generous with your time and knowledge..........thank you!

I am looking at something on Express Deals:

4 star

8/10

Museum Park-Vondelpark for $162

Any chance this might be Sir Albert or Hotel JL?

Also, if I did not choose to do opaque, do you have any suggestions for me?

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10. Re: Another hotel question!

Well because that $162 4 star has a suite option I know it's not the Nh Museum Quarter .

So it could be the Park Hotel.

Id double check if either of those two hotels above do not have a suite option. You could then rule them out.

As to other suggestions like booking direct for that date? Yes raise your budget . If you don't raise your budget you might be able to get a decent 3 star for $162 by booking direct. Might?

You could forget looking at a well located 4 star in the center without raising your budget.

It's hard to beat an opaque deal as far as value and price. And that $162 opaque deal in the MZ was one of the less expensive ones.

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