Marriott receives our highest ranking for two reasons. First, it is the proud owner of the best hotel gym in Amsterdam. Second, the property is located within two blocks of Vondelpark Amsterdam's best jogging and strolling greenspace.
Located below the hotel building, Marriott's complimentary 24/7 gym is a multi-level space filled with impressive Life Fitness cardio machines, a 5-50 lbs. (2-20 kg) dumbbell set, approximately 12 stack-loaded weight stations, and even a Smith machine for free-weight workouts! Although natural light is missing, the ambiance is tasteful and uplifting. If you're looking for the full health club experience, consider a short walk to Splash, located less than a quarter-mile from the hotel (€20/day; €45 3-day; €69/week).
The sweat options are impressive, but the rest of the 11-story hotel is just as desirable. All 387 rooms have undergone recent renovations that include premium bedding, 26-inch flat-screen televisions, high-speed internet access (wired) and modern bathrooms. One side of the property overlooks a noisy street request a quiet room away from the busy thoroughfare.
Marriott is beyond walking distance from the Central Train Station (especially with luggage in tow), so those arriving by rail will want to taxi or tram to the hotel.
Note: Marriott's parking garage does not allow cars to enter/exit from 11pm to 7am.