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Amsterdam September 14

We arrive in Amsterdam September 14 from a river cruise and are trying to find a reasonable hotel with an elevator. We are in our 80's and my husband cannot do the stairs too well. Any ideas? I realize that's a bad week but we have not chose.

Posted by
5149 posts

Research on booking.com and filter for elevator. Good luck!

Posted by
513 posts

Filter for "working elevator" kidding/not kidding. We just returned from Belgium and the Netherlands and ran into a few hotels with existing, but non functioning elevators. We stayed the Hotel die Port van Cleve, and 1 of the 2 elevators worked. It was conveniently right at a tram line stop, but I wouldn't consider the pricing particularly reasonable, but perhaps average pricing for Amsterdam?

Posted by
99 posts

I did a quick search on hotels.com and I didn't see any reasonably priced hotels.

There are details that are missing in your request. How long do you plan to stay in Amsterdam? What location in Amsterdam would you like to stay?

If it is not too late, you may want to purchase a post-cruise stay with the river cruise company.

Posted by
7720 posts

I would focus on modern chain/business hotels. Right near Centraal Station is an Ibis, a Kimpton not too far. Near the Sloterdijk station are a number of modern hotels, a Holiday Inn Express, a Mercure, a Park Inn.

Posted by
394 posts

If you don't find a place in Amsterdam, you might consider Leiden or Haarlem. The IBIS hotel in Leiden appears to have rooms for Sept 14, is reasonably priced, has a modern working elevator, and is right across from the Leiden train station. It is a 35 minute train ride to Amsterdam Central Station and 20 minutes to the airport.

Posted by
191 posts

We stayed at the Movenpick before our Viking cruise. It’s large and has elevators and is where many cruises begin/end. And just a short tram ride from the train station.

Posted by
208 posts

What's "reasonable"? Is that a price or a distance from the port or both?

Without a doubt, a hotel like the Marriott will have nice rooms and working elevators.

We also stayed at the Kimpton De Witt - also "modern" with elevators.

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Thank you all. I have been trying, with difficulty. I have a Marriott reserved near the Arena (using free nights) but a lot of the comments don't seem to thin of that as a good area.