£59.86 Avg/night
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Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam

3 stars
Herengracht 13-19, Amsterdam, 1015BA
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
10 reviews
Excellent Hotel!

This hotel was just what I was looking for: 1. clean 2. easy walk to the train station (~... See full review

  • gpm614
  • 15 Oct 2012
Very good location and excellent value

Location is great - at intersection of two canals one block from main street and three blocks from... See full review

  • Alex Boston
  • 1 Sep 2011
Max Brown is situated in three monumental Amsterdam canal houses with an amazing 300-year old facade, at the corner of Amsterdam most famous canals, the Herengracht & the Brouwersgracht. Youre in Hipsterdam the moment you check-in when you pick up your key from the guy or girl behind the impressive bar. You can choose to go straight up to your cosy room or to take a seat at the living room bar. Or at one of the comfy tables, chairs and sofa to gather around with a drink and some delicious bar bites.

Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam Rooms

Superior Room
Contrasting colours, urban and classic, industrial and handmade. Love for the ornate detail and funky patterns, amen. Its here you will find a healthy dose of downtown hipster funk.
Standard Room
The standard room, the name alone pretty much sums it up. Squeeze into this room and two people can fit easily, neither too much nor too little. This is the room to ask for when working in your room is not on your agenda.
Superior Room Canal View
If you consider yourself as a huge fan of the outside living, just read the lines above and add the most perfect canal view of Amsterdam. Thats what we call the Superior Room Canal View.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Services
In-Room Safe
Doctor on call
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

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Hotel Map

52.379 4.8921
Area served
Amsterdam.
Nearby airports
Schiphol (AMS) 11.8 km, Rotterdam Airport (RTM) 56.0 km.
Area description
Were a block from Amsterdam Central Station, a block from Dam Square, a block from the finest local shops at the nine streets and Haarlemmerstraat and an easy stroll to just about everywhere else. The Amsterdam Canal District area is likely everybodys favourite part of Amsterdam, and trusts us, we know what we are talking about.

Nearby points of interest

  • The narrowest house: 0.1 mi
  • ArTicKs Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • De Rode Hoed: 0.2 mi
  • Noorderkerk: 0.2 mi
  • Recycled Bicycles: 0.2 mi
  • Noordermarkt: 0.3 mi
  • Het Huis met de Hoofden: 0.3 mi
  • Sex Museum: 0.3 mi
  • The Whale: 0.3 mi
  • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 0.3 mi
  • Central Station: 0.3 mi
  • New Church: 0.4 mi
  • Appie Baantjer Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Magna Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Amsterdam Tulip Museum: 0.4 mi
  • The narrowest house: 0.1 mi
  • ArTicKs Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • De Rode Hoed: 0.2 mi
  • Noorderkerk: 0.2 mi
  • Recycled Bicycles: 0.2 mi
  • Noordermarkt: 0.3 mi
  • Het Huis met de Hoofden: 0.3 mi
  • Sex Museum: 0.3 mi
  • The Whale: 0.3 mi
  • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 0.3 mi
  • Central Station: 0.3 mi
  • New Church: 0.4 mi
  • Appie Baantjer Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Magna Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Amsterdam Tulip Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Single: 0.4 mi
  • Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies: 0.4 mi
  • Old Church: 0.4 mi
  • De Bijenkorf: 0.4 mi
  • Church of St. Nicholas: 0.4 mi
  • Dam Square: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Palace of Amsterdam: 0.4 mi
  • The World Peace Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Gassan Dam Square: 0.4 mi
  • Anne Frank House: 0.4 mi
  • National Monument: 0.4 mi
  • Homomonument: 0.4 mi
  • Moooi: 0.4 mi
  • Erotic Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Red Light District: 0.5 mi
  • Absolute Danny: 0.5 mi
  • Schreierstoren: 0.5 mi
  • Galleria d'arte Rinascimento: 0.5 mi
  • Herengracht: 0.5 mi
  • Shan He Hya Temple: 0.5 mi
  • Ertoic Discount Centre: 0.5 mi
  • National Museum of Spectacles: 0.5 mi
  • EYE Film Institute: 0.5 mi
  • The Chocolate Factory: 0.5 mi
  • Fluorescent Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum: 0.5 mi
  • The Jordaan: 0.5 mi
  • Waag: 0.6 mi
  • Singelgracht: 0.6 mi
  • Nieuwmarkt: 0.6 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by ebookers

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.5

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
flying tourist
Business
istanbul
6 Dec 2012

one day trip

location is good, close to central station and dam square however our room was very small and you could hear everything from the other rooms and that was really wierd! Staff helped us a lot, and in overall the hotel is clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gpm614
Business
Phoenix
15 Oct 2012

Excellent Hotel!

This hotel was just what I was looking for: 1. clean 2. easy walk to the train station (~ 7minutes) 3. reasonably priced 4. quiet neighborhood The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was small, but who cares? I didn't go to Amsterdam to hang out in a room. Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Amsterdam fan
Business
essex england
23 May 2012

good location

This is our second stay in this hotel. It is exactly as described,..chic and basic. A good base for exploring Amsterdam with only a five/ten minute walk to the train station. Worth paying for a canal view, Only down side of this stay was that the kitchen was closed and only had toast and jam for breakfast, we were not made aware of this until our arrival. Overall good value though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
robot
Business
Portland, OR, USA
8 Oct 2011

Good location, otherwise disappointing

Great location. Otherwise, hotel is in disrepair. It was clean, but falling apart. Bathroom with very slow drain--nearly flooded my room with a 3 minute shower. I would not stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alex Boston
Business
Boston, MA, USA
1 Sep 2011

Very good location and excellent value

Location is great - at intersection of two canals one block from main street and three blocks from Centraal Station. Room was extremely clean, bed was great, white, clean, lights and amenities very convenient. Staff was very frendly and helpful, front desk guy show me where the tea/coffee machine was, and where the breakfast was served , and it was done in 5 seconds. The whole experience was very good. Will try to stay there again (probably next week). Price was very good for Amsterdam also - like 70 euros.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Greek restaurant, soup, salad, souvlaki plus pitcher of rose house wine - 17 euros! Also Wok to Walk (several locations nearby) is the very good option.

Review of Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J G G
Business
Los Angeles, CA
27 Jun 2011

Chic Basic and Remodeling

Chic and Basic is the name and the decor and hotel match that name well. The room was an odd shape but the layout wasn't a problem. The room and bathroom were clean and tidy. The bread and coffee in the lobby was great. My sister and I enjoyed the personal touches. Probably the best part of this hotel is the location, far enough away from the noise yet an easy walk to it. My only problem with the hotel was the remodeling, and not so much the remodeling as the start time of the workers (7:30a). In my opinion it would have been nice to have the rooms next door to the work maybe not in use, or ask the work to start at 9am. But all-in-all I would return and recommend it to my friends (but I'll ask about remodeling noise for sure).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mightymia
Business
New York, NY
7 Jun 2011

Loved it!

The hotel was great. Extremely clean and away from the red light district but close enough to everything else. The staff was friendly, bi-lingual and ready to help with everything. My room needed a fresh coat of paint, but the letter on my bed apologized that my room was not up to par. I can't wait to tell everyone about this hotel and experiencing this hotel again in Amsterdam and in Spain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Grid Walls
Business
Wheaton, IL
28 Mar 2011

Great Location

Were very pleased - room was small but clean - had the best shower we'd had in 2 weeks. Location was great close to all we wanted to see.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First time Europe traveler
Business
Newark, DE
30 May 2010

Good stay

Hotel is in an excellent location on a canal, a 10 minute walk from the railway station, Amsterdam Centraal. It's close to resturants on Haalemmerstraat and maybe 15 minutes from the Anne Frank house. Amsterdam can readily be covered by tram or on foot- the Dam is maybe 20 minute's walk from the hotel. Rooms are very clean and the beds very comfortable. Staff was friendly, helpful on several occasions. All spoke English and one spoke Spanish as well. Laundry service is available for 7 euros. Wi-fi is free but a new access code needs to be obtained every 10 hours from the front desk. A desktop with internet is also available free of charge. No breakfast is available but there is free water and coffee at all times and free toast with jam provided in the morning. Small safes are available in a separate room; they're large enough for a laptop and camera. Prospective guests should make sure they're ok with the decor. A bench shaped like a giant set of lips isn't for everyone! Decor and items are odd but amusing (i.e. the soap is labeled as being the cutest soap you will ever steal from a hotel room). My biggest problem with the room was not that the primary light source is a weird backlit photo of a couple staring at you, but that this light was rather dim. The lounge however is well lit, comfortable, and a lively gathering place of guests in morning and evening.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Haalemmerstraat has a lot of resturants. Good upscale casual Stout is less than 5 minutes away north of location by foot.

Review of Max Brown Hotel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fort Lauderdale, FL
28 May 2009

Great Location...Rooms Not So Great

Check in was easy, staff were friendly. We checked into the first room and it was the loudest room we've ever experienced....no sleep that night. We moved to a new room the next day, but our second room had the bathroom down a small spiral staircase which was not convenient or easy at all. The rooms were stuffy with the only window unreachable...it could only be opened by staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Buffet van Odette en Yvette restaurant at Herengracht 309, just blocks from the Chic and Basic hotel. Great food, lovely little place with a stellar canal view and wonderful food at super fair prices.

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