There are a number of hotel options around Amsterdam Schiphol airport. These are recommended if you have an early flight/overnight transfer at Schiphol; or if you are coming to Amsterdam for a very short time, such as a business meeting. If you are planning a longer stay in Amsterdam then you should probably consider booking a hotel nearer the city centre itself.
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Hotels at the airport
There are 3 main hotels within walking distance of the airport hall:
Sheraton Schiphol - This is a very convenient hotel just a short 50m walk from the airport station hall exit. Large and comfortable rooms, public area includes an atrium bar. 30 different meeting rooms of various sizes. The higher room prices do reflect the hassle-free hotel location.
Citizen M Amsterdam Airport - This is an excellent budget choice, a design hotel with small but modern all-white rooms and free WiFi. Brilliant service and 24 hour lounge bar with funky furniture. Read our review here. Located just 5 minutes away from the airport hall by covered outside walkway.
Hilton Schiphol Airport - 5-10 minutes covered walk, free shuttle bus also available. This Hilton is a little dated and the rooms are on the small side, but the service is good. 16 function rooms available for hire. Hilton plans to replace the current property with a brand new 433 room hotel at Schiphol by 2015. Like the Sheraton, prices are on the high side reflecting the proximity of the airport.
There are also 2 small hotels located within the airport terminal itself beyond passport control. They are the Mercure Terminal Hotel and the Yotel (a pod style hotel) - they are only really suitable for short-term transfer passengers and room numbers are very limited.
Hotels near Schiphol accessible by rail
1. Amsterdam Zuid station (one-way €2.60, 8 mins, up to 12x hourly)
Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South - Relatively new and well-rated hotel with spacious, nicely designed rooms. 6 different meeting spaces. Competitive advance rates available. Located 2 minutes walk from Amsterdam Zuid station (south exit). Recommended.
CitizenM Amsterdam City - CitizenM design hotel (small, high-end rooms, free WiFi) located about 5 minutes walk from Zuid station.
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam South - Budget brand of Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG). Offers good size rooms, free continental breakfast and WiFi. Rates under €100 if booking in advance. Note, this hotel is located in a residential area about 1km south of Zuid station - 10 minutes walk or take tram 5 / metro 51 to "van Boshuizenstraat". There is a Jumbo supermarket round the corner.
2. Hoofddorp station (one-way €2.10, 4 mins, up to 8x hourly)
Hoofddorp is a town 6km west of Schiphol. Note, you will need euro coins to purchase train tickets at Hoofddorp station.
Crowne Plaza Schiphol Airport - Modern hotel with good swimming pool. Located in an office district, a few hundred metres from Hoofddorp train station. Free shuttle bus to the hotel but return journey charged at €7.50.
Holiday inn Express Schiphol-Hoofddorp - This budget hotel provides good value with free continental breakfast and rates below €100 if booked in advance. Across the road from the Crowne Plaza, close to Hoofddorp train station. Also shares the same shuttle bus with the €7.50 return fare.
Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Airport - Recently opened (2013) Hilton budget brand hotel close to Hoofddorp station. Comfortable rooms, free WiFi. Free breakfast can be a bit hit and miss. Shuttle bus is currently shared with the above hotels.
Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport - The new Hyatt Place hotel is also located near Hoofddorp station and offers 330 stylish, spacious rooms with free WiFi and complimentary breakfast. Free shuttle to/from airport.
3. Amsterdam Sloterdijk station (one-way €3.30, 11 mins, up to 6x hourly)
Holiday inn Express Amsterdam Sloterdijk - Budget IHG hotel literally next door to Sloterdijk station offering decent rooms, free WiFi and continental breakfast. Excellent fast links to both the airport and Amsterdam centre.
Hotels near Schiphol accessible by shuttle bus/taxi
There are a number of modern and comfortable hotels within a few kilometres radius of the airport. Room rates at these properties can be significantly cheaper than the Sheraton/Hilton at the airport or similar standard rooms in the centre of Amsterdam. However, there are a few drawbacks to be aware of:
some feel a little
isolated, often located in business parks or near motorways.
Ramada Apollo Hotel - This is an interesting option as it is actually located on the outskirts of western Amsterdam, near the large Rembrandt Park and where tram 13 runs into the city centre (15 mins). Free shuttle minibus from airport, €5 charge back to airport. Large 17 storey hotel has stylish rooms, free WiFi and excellent views.
Steigenberger Hotel Amsterdam Airport - Formerly the Dorint, this is a decent choice with large, modern rooms, free half-hourly large shuttle bus to and from the airport (runs 6am-midnight), free WiFi and free bike rental for guests. Well regarded restaurant, good pool facilities. 15 conference rooms available. Located in a business park on the eastern perimeter of the airport.
Radisson Blu Amsterdam Airport - Reasonable standard hotel with free WiFi and good breakfast. Try to get a renovated room if you can. Free half-hourly shuttle bus though timetable a little patchy. 15 meeting rooms available. Located in a business park on the southern boundary of the airport, about 15 minutes walk away from the small town of Aalsmeer.
Park Inn by Radisson Schiphol Hotel - Recently opened hotel (2013) with spacious, modern rooms and free WiFi. Shares the same free shuttle bus with the nearby sister Radisson Blu hotel.
Van der Valk Schiphol A4 - 4-star hotel located on a service station stop on the A4 motorway, south-west of the airport. Often used by airlines when dealing with delayed passengers. Spacious rooms with balconies, free WiFi and free shuttle bus. 22 function rooms available.
NH Schiphol - Acceptable mid-range hotel with pool located just south of Hoofddorp. Free shuttle (limited space) to the hotel, charge for return journey. Within walking distance of a public bus stop which can also get you to Schiphol.
Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport - Modern Carlson hotel located north of the airport in the Lijnden business park. Decent restaurant, free WiFi, free shuttle bus to/from the airport. 20 different meeting rooms. It's also 15-20 minutes walk from tram 1 running into Amsterdam Centre.
Near the small village of Badhoevendorp (north of the airport) are 3 Accor properties: the very basic Ibis Amsterdam Airport and Ibis Budget Amsterdam Airport (both near the A4/A9 motorway intersection). A free Accor shuttle bus runs to the hotels.