It’s the second time I joyously stayed at The Hoxton hotel in Amsterdam last week. There is something about returning to a hotel you stayed at before. It’s a little extra comfortable and makes it feel more like home.
But making you feel like home comes naturally for Hoxton. Its lobby feels warm at the entrance, a pleasant ambiance and often full of people. Especially during winter, it’s such a sweet welcome.
The Hoxton has a retro interior design that continues from the lobby into the rooms. Wooden walls, fancy furniture (read: huge velvet sofas) and cool pops of colors. Even the details are retro-inspired, like the phone and radio, together with some vintage books. The beds are super comfy and the bathrooms are small but convenient. Book a room with a view of the canal, it’s a unique experience on its own.
The lobby is actually more than a traditional lobby. It’s a bit of everything: a coffee bar where freelancers like to work from behind their laptops and it’s a popular lunch spot (try their eggs benedict with salmon). The restaurant is really atmospheric and the bar serves fancy drinks. So, what I like to do when I’m back in Amsterdam is to plan a day full of meetings here. First, I would do some emails or write articles with a flat white by my side, then I would meet some business related people and, subsequently, have dinner with friends.
The location of The Hoxton is pretty much perfect. I mean, it’s on the canals of Amsterdam, it can’t get any more convenient. Popular and trendy neighborhoods the Jordaan and Nine Streets on walking distance. Also, the Dam is just a few steps away and you could even walk easily from Central Station. Read my article 5x non-touristy things to do in Amsterdam to find out my favorite things to do in Amsterdam when I’m back from traveling.