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 are planning to visit Haarlem, you’ll be pleased to know that the hotels here are not likely to 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 own character and charm to offer. 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.
|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
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.
- 24-hour front desk
- Two onsite restaurants
- Loads of great eateries nearby
- Free Wi-Fi
- Busy location
- Limited availability
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2. Hotel Lion d’Or
Address: Kruisweg 34-36, 2011 LC Haarlem, Netherlands
Quite the stunning hotel in the heart of the historic center of the city, 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 furnishings that are both elegant and modern.
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, there is a breakfast buffet served each morning. There is also a bar in the hotel 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 that the staff is helpful and very 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 direct 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.
- Allows pets
- Private parking
- Close to some of the city’s top attractions
- Great access to the train station
- Top shopping and dining nearby
3. The Niu Dairy
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 (it’s 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, available 24 hours 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. Restaurants that are nearby include De Witte Zwaan, PokeLohaBowl, and Uiltje Bar.
The only real drawback to this location is that it does not have its own private parking, so those renting a car may find parking a bit more expensive when choosing to stay here. That said, I really enjoyed my stay here.
- Free Wi-Fi
- The breakfast is fantastic
- Allows smoking (if that’s your thing)
- A little spendy
- Busy area
- Allows smoking (if that’s not your thing)
4. Carlton Square Hotel
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 of the 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 the dinner I had here was top-tier. But if you feel like eating elsewhere, there are some great restaurants 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.
- Free wi-fi
- Incredible food at Bar & Kitchen Zocher
- No security for bicycle parking
5. Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem
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, which is ideal for taller people or those who need more room. It’s also right off the city center, meaning restaurants and shops are just around the corner.
The hotel also features Restaurant Martinus onsite. This is a modern in-house eatery that offers mouthwatering international cuisine and a Sunday brunch that many people recommend, though you do need a reservation for it because of how popular it is.
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, both of which are just about 10 minutes away from the hotel itself. 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, there are restaurants that are nearby, including Friet van Piet, Het Belastingparadijs, and Eet Cafe.
- Spa facilities
- Onsite dining is fantastic, and the Brunch is a riot
- Access to key Haarlem attractions
- Fitness center
- Longer beds!
- Price – it’s a bit spendy
- Loud – like I said, Brunch is a riot
6. Amrâth Grand Hotel Frans Hals
Address: Damstraat 10, 2011 HA Haarlem, Netherlands
A stunning hotel in Haarlem, Amrâth Grand Hotel Frans Hals offers all of the facilities that you need 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 all of the things 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. There are some pretty good restaurants 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.
- Nearby attractions and amenities
- Exceptional concierge services and impeccable staff
- Bike rental
- Breakfast in bed!
- Lack of city views from the rooms
- Breakfast is simple!
7. iBis Styles Haarlem City Hotel
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 offers the perfect location within minutes of Grote Markt and Frans Halsmuseum as well.
There are a few things to consider at this iBis hotel. First, they’ve taken steps to be sustainable and improve its overall carbon footprint by reducing energy costs.
Guests benefit from having lots of fun things to do at the hotel, 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.
- Activities can be organized through the hotel, like bike rentals and squash
- Close to the beach
- Lounging areas
- Onsite parking
- Lack of in-room amenities
8. Stayokay Hostel Haarlem
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 terms of 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 outskirts of the city, about a 20-minute walk to the beach from Bloemendaal aan Zee.
This hostel does a great job with extras. There’s free parking onsite 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.
There’s also a large terrace area that overlooks the waterfront, and you can enjoy coffee from the Shuffle, the onsite coffee shop. It’s also easy enough to bike to The Dunes for those looking for some adventure.
- Bang for your buck
- Great breakfast
- Within walking distance of the beach and The Dunes
- One of the best hostels in town
- On city outskirts
- Distance to amenities
- Not a true hotel
9. Ambassador City Centre Hotel
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 to it 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 rooms are a little larger and quieter, making this a great hotel if you’re bringing the family. Stepping inside, the hotel lobby, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, is stunning. Consider upgrading to the honeymoon suite for a special view.
Customers share the location is fantastic and puts you right in the heart of the city, and the lobby and bar area are great places to hang out.
- Near top Haarlem attractions and restaurants
- Wonderful Decor
- It’s a bit more expensive
- In a busy area
10. Amadeus Hotel
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 itself, but there is a lot of noise from the streets.
- Great price
- Located in the center of city
- Big rooms
- Wonderful staff
- Loud location
- Older hotel with some of the oddities that come with older buildings
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 heart of the city. While there may be a cheap hotel available, keep in mind that the average nightly price tends to be higher if you book last minute and in person.
What are the best hotels in Haarlem, Netherlands?
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.