Staying in Rotterdam might not be at the top of everyone’s list, but it worked for me when I had some business to do in The Hague.  Rotterdam is only 20 minutes from The Hague and about an hour from Amsterdam.  Of course, nothing in the Netherlands is very far away.  I don’t think you can drive two hours in any direction without exiting the country.

As with most full Marriott’s it is located in the center of the business district.  Plenty to see and do here during business hours, but fairly dead after that.

I parked at the underground next door since the hotel does not have parking of their own.  Charge parking to your room so you don’t have to visit the little booth at the exit.  I was surprised that you couldn’t pay at the card reader on the way out and it took me a while to realize that you need to visit the office to pay.

The hallway to the room on the Executive Floor gave me pause with the purple carpet and matching wall paper.  Sounded like this was going to be one of those famously outdated hotels.  Nothing could have been further from the truth.

As you can see, it was a really modern décor with a full king bed.

There was a nice little coffee setup and a special welcome from the manager for being a Gold.  The certificate there was for a free drink at the lobby bar.  Nice.

There is an executive lounge as usual in a Marriott.  This one was unusual in that it was open from 0600 to 0000.  Accessible 18 hours was great as I could go there are work in a nice atmosphere pretty much whenever I wanted.

Lastly, I wanted to add a show from the Executive Lounge.  This is a shot of the main train station which makes this hotel a great spot if you are traveling Europe by train.  You can catch the train right at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam (AMS) so a good option if you don’t want to drive.

All in all, this was a pretty good spot to stay for a couple of nights and very reasonably priced for a full Marriott.

 

Posted by glenn | One Comment

One response to “Hotel Review: Marriott Rotterdam”

  1. andy says:

    Some history on the building/hotel….it originally opened as a Westin when the office building complex was first built. It was a stunning Westin and one of the first early Westin’s in Europe. It was later re-flagged as another property and then a Marriott a few years ago. It’s part of the Congress (Convention) Center…and sits across the street from the new ultramodern train station.

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