The Hotel Pulitzer
I chose this hotel for a couple of reasons. One was the location as this hotel is centrally located to most sights I wanted to visit. Second reason was because it is part of the Starwood Hotel group and I consider points earned from these stays very valuable.
The hotel is located a block from a main road and Tram stop. I arrived in Amsterdam by train from Brussels and hopped right onto the Tram from the train station. The Tram ride was about 15 minutes and a taxi is minimum 15 euros which is about $22. The Tram was about $4
I read a lot about the hotel on line in that it is comprised of about 25 townhouses. This made for a somewhat maze like interior. I normally prefer modern contemporary hotels if possible but decided to give this a try. Also because my first choice, Conservatorium was booked but I think Pulitzer’s location was more convenient.
The room was bigger than anticipated with a nice size bathroom. The window looked out to the inner courtyard although I would have preferred a room facing the canal but did not want to pay for an upgrade. I remember thinking that the last thing I want in my room is vaulted or beams in the ceiling but I think the room had both. Just something about that I just don’t like. Everything was clean and in working condition of course. This is a 4 start hotel, just a little traditional. Besides, I did not spend very much time in the room.
I did not have a chance to dine at the hotel so can’t comment on the food. My room was not ready when I checked in so I left my bags and headed out. The room was ready when I returned that evening. Everyone was very nice and attentive but not stuffy. The décor is very calming but nothing very distinctive. The grounds where very nice but I didn’t have time to lounge.
I don’t have anything negative to report, just don’t expect to be wowed.
If you are looking for a more traditional charming even romantic hotel, in a quiet charming central canal location this may be the place for you.