Airport Hotels Redefined: The New Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
One of my favorite pieces of travel advice to families with children (of all ages) is to book a room near the airport the night before a super-early flight. Long gone are the days when the only options are creepy airport hotels. Today, airport hotels are evolving, and the latest versions are located directly inside airport terminals. This is the case with the new airport hotel, Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which opened last year.
The Best Amsterdam Airport Hotel
The Hilton at Amsterdam airport is truly a work of art and an incredibly comfortable place to spend the night before an early flight or the evening after a late incoming flight. In fact, it’s such a nice airport hotel that you may want to base yourself there for a short stay in Holland since it’s just steps from the station with trains that can whisk you all over the country, including nearby Amsterdam. You can even reserve a room for day use if you are seeking a quiet place to nap, relax or recharge during a long layover.
This Amsterdam airport hotel has several category of rooms, including standard guest rooms, executive rooms, suites and accessible rooms. Our corner room had a king-size bed and room for a roll-away bed. The spa-like bathroom included a large walk-in shower. Corner rooms are also equipped with a fancy coffee and tea maker.
My favorite part of this airport hotel was the spa with its large Jacuzzi which was the size of a small swimming pool and the perfect temperature. The spa area also featured a 24-hour fitness center with new equipment and a dry sauna. Spa treatments can be booked on site.
Impressive Executive Lounge
As a Hilton Honors Diamond member, my family received access to the airport hotel’s executive lounge. It was one of the best I have ever visited and offered an afternoon happy hour and delicious breakfast buffet.
The lounge staff was gracious; the setting was comfortably cozy; and the variety of food and drink was impressive. Complimentary wine, beer and cocktails are available until early evening, but alcohol is locked up prior to closing. Lounge access is also open to individuals who book an executive room or suite.
Convenient Amsterdam Airport Location
The location of Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol is literally inside the airport terminal. After a quick breakfast in the lounge, we took the elevator downstairs to the sprawling lobby, exited the hotel and were just steps away from a series of moving sidewalks that took us to security in about 5-10 minutes.
Tip: When travelling with children, always ask if the room category you booked can fit a roll-away bed. If not, consider booking an executive suite. Many rooms in Europe are simply too small to fit a family with children (especially more than one child), and you may find yourself in for a tight squeeze. The included, convenient and delicious breakfast buffet offered at the executive lounge is worth the cost of the upgrade!
You may also enjoy:
- 5 Family-Friendly Amsterdam Tours
- The Fault in Our Stars Amsterdam Walking Tour
- Bring Your Own Helmet: Biking in Holland with Kids
- Amsterdam Tips for Families: Attractions, Food & Transportation
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A self-proclaimed Jersey Girl (with a soft spot for Jon Bon Jovi), Amy currently resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and 11-year old daughter. She picked…