When it comes to airport hotels, often the only thing worth noting is the convenient location. But not when you are staying at the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The covered walkway that connects the hotel to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in less than a 10-minute walk is a big perk, but it’s just the beginning of an impressive list of reasons to make it your home base when visiting Amsterdam.
Its unique cube structure and diamond-shaped windows make the exterior of the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol eye-catching. Expect to be impressed inside as well. The center of the hotel is a light-filled 138-foot high atrium, that at the bottom is home to the front desk, and Axis Lobby & Cocktail Bar.
The property boasts 433 guest rooms. Ninety rooms have an atrium view, and 196 Deluxe Rooms have an airport view. The 130 Executive and Executive Corner rooms, located on the 9th through 11th floors include access to the Executive Lounge and command even better airport views. (The property also offers a dozen suites and five accessible rooms.)
Two diamond-shaped windows acted like television screens in my King Executive View room, allowing an entertaining view of planes on the go at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It’s worth noting although the view was fun, there was no airport noise. And when it was time to sleep, black out curtains blocked all light.
The king bed, made European-style with a duvet and no top sheet, was topped with fluffy pillows that sink down to adjust your sleeping style. Bedside electrical outlets near both night stands made plugging in easy. Along with a sitting area that included a chair, ottoman and small table, the room had plenty of room for a desk, big enough to work or spread out assorted electronic gadgets. Charging was also easy thanks to conveniently placed plugs and USB ports.
The bathroom was spacious and well-lit with more than enough vanity space for two. The large walk-in shower offered both a hand-held and rainfall shower head.
A tea kettle and Nespresso machine are provided, along with a well-stocked minibar with an open shelf of usable space for guests.
Executive rooms offer access to the 10th floor Executive Lounge and its additional airport views. Open 6am to 11pm, a buffet breakfast is served daily until 10:30am. Drink and snacks are available throughout the day; heavy hors d’oeuvres are served in the evening.
Bowery Restaurant, located on the ground floor of the hotel, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Perfect for jetlag recovery, there is a sauna, steam room and hot tub located on the first floor, not far from the 24-hour fitness center, and full-service Eforea Spa.
The airport’s Schiphol Plaza is known for its shopping, but Amsterdam and well-known attractions such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House, are just a 15-minute train ride away.
Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. Parking in an underground lot is available for a fee. Rates for King Executive View rooms with an airport view range from $272 to $511. Book direct with Hilton or check rates at Expedia.
Review and photos (except where noted) by Dana Rebmann. Her stay was hosted by the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, but as always her thoughts and opinions are her own.