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Old Mar 14, 18, 6:40 am
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Best AMS Transit Hotel

We have a layover in AMS, arrive 15:30 on 10/20 & leave 12:30 on 10/21. Is the Sheraton the best closest hotel? After checking into the hotel on 10/20 we would like to go back to AMS & take the train into town & it looks like we can walk to AMS from the Sheraton - ?
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There should be a thread devoted to the AMS Sheraton in the Starwood hotels forum here on FT.

IIRC there's a second chain hotel, perhaps a Hilton, next to the Sheraton and also completely connected indoors to the terminal. There's also a newer trendy (think IKEA furniture, somewhat like an aloft but more European) hotel on airport property that requires a walk outdoors of a block or two, although the path is largely under a roof. You can walk to/from any of these hotels and, in fact, AFAIK none of them provide an airport shuttle.

There's also a genuine transit hotel right in the terminal (airside) which does not require customers connecting between longhaul international flights to go through customs and immigration, but it wouldn't be easy/possible to go downtown and return if you were to try to stay here. It's located very approximately a floor up from the entrance to the G gates, beyond the nonschengen lounges.
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Define best.

There should be a thread devoted to the AMS Sheraton in the Starwood hotels forum here on FT.

IIRC there's a second chain hotel, perhaps a Hilton, next to the Sheraton and also completely connected indoors to the terminal. There's also a newer trendy (think IKEA furniture, somewhat like an aloft but more European) hotel on airport property that requires a walk outdoors of a block or two, although the path is largely under a roof. You can walk to/from any of these hotels and, in fact, AFAIK none of them provide an airport shuttle.

There's also a genuine transit hotel right in the terminal (airside) which does not require customers connecting between longhaul international flights to go through customs and immigration, but it wouldn't be easy/possible to go downtown and return if you were to try to stay here. It's located very approximately a floor up from the entrance to the G gates, beyond the nonschengen lounges.
That Hotel is “M”. You walk, push your luggage trolley, past the Sheraton on the other side of the road maybe 300m further on. About half the walk is covered and half exposed. There were plenty of trolleys at “M” for the return trip.
The whole walk from terminal to hotel takes five or six minutes.
M is a bit IKEA. It is clean, modern, comfortable, well run and great value for a bed for the night.
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It's the citizenM Schiphol hotel. I'm a big fan—probably one of my favorite layover hotels anywhere. Decent bar in the lobby, nice rooms for spending the night, and a 3 minute walk from the airport entrance. Also easy to run into town using the train station if you have a bit of extra time.

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That Hotel is “M”. You walk, push your luggage trolley, past the Sheraton on the other side of the road maybe 300m further on. About half the walk is covered and half exposed. There were plenty of trolleys at “M” for the return trip.
The whole walk from terminal to hotel takes five or six minutes.
M is a bit IKEA. It is clean, modern, comfortable, well run and great value for a bed for the night.
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Old Mar 15, 18, 9:13 am
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You might want to consider a hotel in the city rather than an airport 'transit hotel'. Read this thread for an example.
Edinburgh hotel price differences

Your thread here Rubesl is a perfect example of what I was trying to get across on my thread on Edinburgh. Sometimes our 'transit' thinking can put blinders on us to other possibilities.

I try to avoid sterile chain hotels whenever possible, in favour of more interesting boutique hotels with some character.
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