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10 Best Hotels in Haarlem, Netherlands

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Haarlem, a charming port city in North Holland, just west of Amsterdam, is one of my favorite cities in the Netherlands.

Despite being ripe for a day trip from Amsterdam (where I live), only half an hour away, I’ve spent a couple of weekends here to properly soak in the city without having to go to and fro between home and Haarlem. If you plan to visit Haarlem, you’ll be pleased to know that the hotels here will not likely disappoint!

Many offer modern and even world-class amenities, top service, delectable cuisine, and outstanding access to the city center. But above all, what these absolutely lovely accommodations offer, most importantly, is comfortable rooms for a comfortable stay.

As you consider the options when choosing from the popular hotels on our top-ten list. These hotels are all special, each with its character and charm. So don’t delay and read on for the best hotels in Haarlem, or if you’re in a rush, check out our handy-dandy top-five table.

TL;DR

Hotel Name Booking.com Rating Best Features Nearby Attractions
Hotel ML 8.5 Room service, 2 restaurants, 24-hour front desk, wine/champagne De Hallen, Amsterdam Poort, Recreatiepark Linnaeushof, Circus Zandvoort
Hotel Lion d’Or 8.4 Pets allowed, private parking, room service, bar, breakfast De Hallen, Amsterdam Poort, Recreatiepark Linnaeushof, Circus Zandvoort
Niu Dairy 8.3 Snack bar, good breakfast, bar, soundproof rooms, free wifi De Hallen, Amsterdam Poort, Recreatiepark Linnaeushof, Circus Zandvoort
Carlton Square Hotel 8.3 Room service, balcony, bar, breakfast, free wifi De Hallen, Amsterdam Poort, Recreatiepark Linnaeushof, Circus Zandvoort
Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem 8.2 Spa, steam room, balcony, fitness center, breakfast De Hallen, Amsterdam Poort, Recreatiepark Linnaeushof, Circus Zandvoort

Best Haarlem Hotels

1. Hotel ML

Hotel ML building exterior
Hotel ML / Booking.com

Address: Klokhuisplein 9, 2011 HK Haarlem, Netherlands

It is easy to find hotels in Haarlem that offer easy access to the city and nightlife, but some locations stand out. One of them is Hotel ML.

The convenient location of this hotel makes it a fantastic choice for those who plan to see the city. Very close to a bus stop and some fab restaurants, the property offers concierge services, allergy-free rooms, and free Wi-Fi throughout the building.

In the rooms, guests will find full air conditioning, an in-room coffee machine, and a private, spacious bathroom. It also has a 24-hour front desk for any questions.

Guests share that this hotel is very spacious and beautifully decorated throughout, though they love the onsite restaurant and just how close Hotel ML is to the area’s best amenities.

There are restaurants within walking distance, including Stempels, La Plume, and Cafe Koops. There are a few bars within easy reach, and it takes only a few minutes to bike to area parks for some time outside.

Price: $$$

Pros:

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Two onsite restaurants
  • Loads of great eateries nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons:

  • Busy location
  • Limited availability

See Related: Best Museums in Haarlem, the Netherlands

2. Hotel Lion d’Or

Hotel Lion d’Or building exterior
Hotel Lion d’Or / Booking.com

Address: Kruisweg 34-36, 2011 LC Haarlem, Netherlands

Quite the stunning hotel in the heart of the city’s historic center, Hotel Lion D’Or, is a short distance from Market Square and St. Bavo Church, and many more. This hotel offers larger hotel rooms, air conditioning, and excellent elegant and modern furnishings.

Each room features a Nespresso coffee machine for long mornings looking out over the square with some joe. For those who want a proper breakfast, a breakfast buffet is served each morning. The hotel also has a bar with drinks, coffee, and tea available throughout the day.

For history buffs and culture vultures, Hotel Lion D’Or is near places like the Frans Hals Museum and the Teylers Museum. Even better, it is very close to some of the best artisan and antique shops in the area, so pick up a few souvenirs and drop them back off at the hotel!

Guests at Hotel Lion D’Or share that the rooms are beautiful, and the staff is helpful and welcoming to international travelers. They also note that breakfast was a great way to start the day.

The hotel is also within a short few minutes walk to the Harlem Railway Station, which provides access to Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam Central Station. There are a number of restaurants within walking distance, too, including Come to Thai Wok, Het Wachtlokaal (their vegan burgers are amazing), and Sushi Time.

Price: $$

Pros:

  • Allows pets
  • Private parking
  • Close to some of the city’s top attractions
  • Great access to the train station
  • Top shopping and dining nearby

Cons:

  • Busy area of the city

3. The Niu Dairy

The Niu Dairy room interior
The Niu Dairy / Booking.com

Address: Zijlsingel 1, 2013 DN Haarlem, Netherlands

The Niu Dairy is an upscale hotel just minutes from key attractions and great dining. It’s also pretty convenient if you desire access to Amsterdam, and a perfect spot if you’re planning a day at the beach.

Guests can enjoy a vegetarian breakfast each morning (surprisingly good), and there is a snack bar for drinks in the evening. For those visiting for work, the location has a large business center and very helpful staff who speak English and Dutch and are available 24 hours a day at the front desk. Rooms are soundproof, so you can sleep in after a long night!

The Zandvoort Beach is less than 4 miles from the hotel, making for a quick drive for those who want to enjoy the water. Nearby restaurants include De Witte Zwaan, PokeLohaBowl, and Uiltje Bar.

The only real drawback to this location is that it does not have private parking, so those renting a car may find parking a bit more expensive when choosing to stay here. That said, I enjoyed my stay here.

Price: $$$

Pros:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Snackbar
  • The breakfast is fantastic
  • Allows smoking (if that’s your thing)

Cons:

  • A little spendy
  • Busy area
  • Allows smoking (if that’s not your thing)

See Related: Amsterdam Day Trip to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken

4. Carlton Square Hotel

Carlton Square Hotel room interior
Carlton Square Hotel / Booking.com

Address: Baan 7, 2012 DB Haarlem, Netherlands

The Carlton Square Hotel has a lot to offer guests who are looking for a more international design. This luxury hotel has ample amenities and top-notch hospitality.

It is easy to see the elegance here from the spacious rooms, well-appointed amenities, and more modern décor. All rooms here have air conditioning, in-room tea service, and a minibar (though there’s an extra charge for that).

The location also has Bar & Kitchen Zocher here, which provides a daily fresh breakfast with a changing menu. The breakfast options are numerous, and my dinner here was top-tier. But if you feel like eating elsewhere, some great restaurants are nearby, like Parck and Sushi Point.

Customers appreciate the breakfast here since it is so extensive with an international blend of flavors. The staff is very friendly, and the rooms are large, clean, and quiet. Annoyingly, they do not have bike parking or a pool onsite, but the beach is just a few minutes drive away.

Price: $$$

Pros:

  • Free wi-fi
  • Incredible food at Bar & Kitchen Zocher

Cons:

  • No security for bicycle parking

5. Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem

Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem building exterior
Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem / Booking.com

Address: Toekanweg 2, 2035 LC Haarlem, Netherlands

There are a few things that really help Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem stand out from other hotels in Haarlem. First, the beds are longer, ideal for taller people or those needing more room. It’s also right off the city center, meaning restaurants and shops are nearby.

The hotel also features Restaurant Martinus onsite. This modern in-house eatery offers mouthwatering international cuisine and a Sunday brunch that many people recommend. However, you need a reservation for it because of its popularity.

This hotel has spa facilities, too, including a sauna and a steam room. The property offers a fitness center, business center, bar, and a larger family room area for mingling in the lobby.

Getting around is easy, especially to destinations within walking distance, like the Grote Markt and Frans Hals Museum, just about 10 minutes from the hotel. There’s also free parking, which is somewhat rare in Haarlem.

The staff is fantastic, and the balcony views are a great feature in the evening. The only drawback is that breakfast is often packed and a bit rowdy. However, some restaurants are nearby, including Friet van Piet, Het Belastingparadijs, and Eet Cafe.

Price: $$$$

Pros:

  • Spa facilities
  • Onsite dining is fantastic, and the Brunch is a riot
  • Access to key Haarlem attractions
  • Fitness center
  • Longer beds!

Cons:

  • Price – it’s a bit spendy
  • Loud – like I said, Brunch is a riot

See Related: Best Weekend Trips from Amsterdam: Top Getaway Options

6. Amrâth Grand Hotel Frans Hals

Amrâth Grand Hotel Frans Hals room interior
Amrâth Grand Hotel Frans Hals / Booking.com

Address: Damstraat 10, 2011 HA Haarlem, Netherlands

A stunning hotel in Haarlem, Amrâth Grand Hotel Frans Hals offers all the necessary facilities and easy access to many of the attractions in Haarlem and further afield.

This is one of our top-rated hotels for several reasons, not least that it’s within walking distance of just about all of the Haarlem area’s top tourist sites, like St. Bavo Church. It’s also within a 15-minute drive of Zandvoort Beach, and the beaches of Bloemendaal are about 20 minutes away.

Amrâth Grand Hotel Frans Hals has some fantastic features, including full concierge services to help you book everything you want to do throughout the city. You can rent a bike from the hotel, relax in the lounge room, and use the meeting facilities. There is a hot tub onsite, too.

As for breakfast, it’s included each morning for guests in their room should they desire, but it is a simple fruit-based breakfast rather than a Full English. Some good restaurants are nearby, including Cafe Koops, La Plume, and De Blauwe Druif.

Guests who stayed at Amrâth Grand Hotel Frans Hals rave about the hotel’s comfy beds and proximity to the city’s amenities, including the Haarlam Train Station.

Price: $$$

Pros:

  • Nearby attractions and amenities
  • Exceptional concierge services and impeccable staff
  • Bike rental
  • Breakfast in bed!

Cons:

  • Lack of city views from the rooms
  • Breakfast is simple!

7. iBis Styles Haarlem City Hotel

iBis Styles Haarlem City Hotel room interior
iBis Styles Haarlem City Hotel / Booking.com

Address: A W F Idenburglaan 2, 2024 AX Haarlem, Netherlands

As you compare Haarlem hotel suites, do not overlook the modern feel and art deco vibe of the iBis Styles Haarlem City Hotel. As one of the top budget hotels in Haarlem, it also offers the perfect location within minutes of Grote Markt and Frans Halsmuseum.

There are a few things to consider at this iBis hotel. First, they’ve taken steps to be sustainable and improve its carbon footprint by reducing energy costs.

Guests benefit from having lots of fun things to do at the hotel, such as grabbing a drink at the bar or lounging in the TV room. Bike rentals are available, and there’s onsite parking for a fee.

Guests here noted that the location is perfect for those who want a comfortable place to stay near the train station and the beach.

Price: $$

Pros:

  • Activities can be organized through the hotel, like bike rentals and squash
  • Close to the beach
  • Lounging areas
  • Onsite parking
  • Price

Cons:

  • Lack of in-room amenities

See Related: Ouderkerk aan de Amstel: A Hidden Day Trip from Amsterdam

8. Stayokay Hostel Haarlem

Stayokay Hostel Haarlem exterior
Stayokay Hostel Haarlem / Booking.com

Address: Jan Gijzenpad 3, 2024 CL Haarlem, Netherlands

If you are seeking cheap hotels in Haarlem, think about a hostel rather than an actual hotel. Dutch hostels have come a long way since the 80s and 90s, with many rivaling hotels in comfort and amenities.

For a backpacking trip, a college summer trip, or just a quick getaway, the Stayokay Hostel Haarlem is a solid option. It is located just on the city’s outskirts, about a 20-minute walk to the beach from Bloemendaal aan Zee.

This hostel does a great job with extras. There’s free parking on site and free Wi-Fi as well. A generous breakfast is also included in your stay here, and they’ll pack you a lunch for a small fee. You can’t say that about some hotels in Haarlem.

A large terrace area overlooks the waterfront, and you can enjoy coffee from the Shuffle, the onsite coffee shop. It’s also easy enough for those looking for some adventure to bike to The Dunes.

Price: $$

Pros:

  • Bang for your buck
  • Great breakfast
  • Within walking distance of the beach and The Dunes
  • One of the best hostels in town

Cons:

  • On city outskirts
  • Distance to amenities
  • Not a true hotel

9. Ambassador City Centre Hotel

Ambassador City Centre Hotel room interior
Ambassador City Centre Hotel / Booking.com

Address: Oude Groenmarkt 20, 2011 HL Haarlem, Netherlands

The Ambassador City Centre Hotel is in the heart of Haarlem, just across the street from St. Bavo Church. This is a beautiful hotel with a quintessentially Dutch feel that is all its own. With modern amenities juxtaposing wooden beams exposed throughout and gorgeous vistas, it is an excellent choice for those who want to be in the heart of it all.

The hotel is also just a few meters from the Teylers Museum. Nearby there are also restaurants like, Cafe Colette, Table 24, and Thrill Grill.

The rooms are a little larger and quieter, making this a great hotel if you bring the family. Stepping inside, the hotel lobby has floor-to-ceiling windows and is stunning. Consider upgrading to the honeymoon suite for a special view.

Customers share the location is fantastic and puts you in the heart of the city, and the lobby and bar area are great places to hang out.

Price: $$$$

Pros:

  • Near top Haarlem attractions and restaurants
  • Wonderful Decor

Cons:

  • It’s a bit more expensive
  • In a busy area

See Related: Where to Stay in Amsterdam

10. Amadeus Hotel

Amadeus Hotel building exterior
Amadeus Hotel / Booking.com

Address: Grote Markt 10 – 1 hoog, 2011 RD Haarlem, Netherlands

Simple and unassuming, this last hotel is a welcoming, affordable place to stay in the heart of a beautiful city. Amadeus Hotel is utterly charming and very much a traditional Dutch hotel.

It’s in a historic building with a brick façade and an underwhelming exterior. Yet, inside, it is a truly beautiful space and well-appointed throughout.

This hotel offers some super features, including a large terrace and lounge for relaxing and an internet café if you have to do some work. They also serve a good breakfast, and the staff are noted as being extremely helpful.

Located right on Grote Markt, it’s easy to get around the city when staying here. It’s close to the Centrum bus stop and about a five-minute walk to multiple attractions, including the Teyler’s Museum. If you’re peckish, restaurants like Square, L’Anders, and XO are nearby.

Customers love the location, but there is a lot of noise from the streets.

Price: $$

Pros:

  • Great price
  • Located in the center of city
  • Big rooms
  • Wonderful staff

Cons:

  • Loud location
  • Older hotel with some of the oddities that come with older buildings

FAQs

Are there budget-friendly hotels in Haarlem?

Yes, you can find Haarlem hotels that are very affordable. You can also find a few ways to save money on the hotels in Haarlem, such as booking in the off-season.

Also, do not just look at the popular hotels in the city center, but those that are a bit further away from the city’s heart. While a cheap hotel may be available, remember that the average nightly price tends to be higher if you book at the last minute and in person.

What are the best hotels in Haarlem, Netherlands?

From boutique hotels to those with comfortable rooms, there are a lot of fantastic hotels in the city. Some of the most recommended include the Ambassador City Centre Hotel, iBis Styles Haarlem City, and the Carlton Square Hotel. These are some of the best Haarlem city hotels, but others are available here, too.

What amenities are available at Haarlem hotels?

Many of the hotels do have air conditioning and Wi-Fi. However, there are still some that do not offer these features. You will also want to consider the decor, proximity to the city center, and how family-friendly the location is. One last amenity that may be of major importance to you is whether or not they offer breakfast as part of the stay.

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