We are going on a cruise leaving (and returning) from Amsterdam in June. Never having been there, we are totally unfamiliar with the city, hotels, etc. Here are our questions/concerns and we appreciate any/all help we can get, since we need to find a hotel (for 2 nights) sooner than later. We are hoping to find a clean (3-4* hotel) in an interesting area, within walking distance from many sites and restaurants. I've narrowed the hotels to the following - please feel free to comment on any:
Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City
Hotel V Frederiksplein
Royal Amsterdam Hotel-Restaurant
Hampton by Hilton Arena Blvd.
I've checked the Marriotts; they are all booked (by the cruise companies/and are expensive).
Thanks again for any help you can provide.