Staying in the heart of the centre Cool hotels in Rotterdam

Written by Lisanne van Beurden

During a visit to Rotterdam, you prefer to stay where all the action is: right in the centre. After a day of shopping in the Koopgoot or a night out on the Witte de Withstraat, you want to dive into bed for a nap or a good night's sleep as soon as possible.

We are happy to help you and share great hotels with a good central location in the heart of the city. This way you will find the perfect starting point to discover Rotterdam!


Want to stay in the centre with sights, restaurants, shops and offices within walking distance? Hilton Hotel on the Weena has it all. And of course you will sleep like a baby in one of the comfortable rooms.

For business travellers there are also boardrooms and several meeting rooms in the building. And should we mention that there is unlimited free WiFi? Because there is.

Have a bite to eat in the hotel? That is possible in the always fun restaurant Jaq, where the table is always full with food to share. With their all day concept you can order delicious dishes here all day long, whether you come for lunch or dinner.

Suite in Hilton Rotterdam.
Restaurant Jaq in the Hilton.
‘With their all day concept you can order delicious dishes here all day long, whether you come for lunch or dinner.’


The four star Inntel Hotel Rotterdam Centrum is located at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge. Obviously this is a fantastic location to stay. You will be on the Witte de Withstraat in no time and the Coolsingel starts right around the corner from the hotel. And not unimportant: the hotel overlooks the Maas.

Each room type is named after the view you can expect, such as the skyline of Rotterdam, the bustling city, the Maas and the Erasmus Bridge. Highly recommended are the Panorama Top Rooms on the higher floors of the hotel, which offer a view over the water, the skyline of Rotterdam and the Erasmus Bridge. Furthermore, all rooms are fully equipped. The Panorama Top Rooms have a king-size bed, bath and rain shower.

To completely relax, you can also use the Wellness Club H20 on the eighth floor of the hotel during your stay. Relax during a wellness treatment and take a seat in the Turkish steam bath or the Finnish sauna, what more could you want?

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Centrally located on Eendrachtsplein, Unplugged is one of the newer hotels in the city. It is also a very innovative hotel. They use the latest technological gadgets to run their hotel.

Check in with your mobile phone. This can be done simply with the push of a button. In the room you can use the Chromecast and enjoy watching Netflix or Videoland.

Of course, the luxury hotel room has everything you need for a good night's sleep: a super comfortable bed, a bath and a spacious shower with great care products.

Hotel Unplugged: completely relax in the bathtub.


Witte de Withstraat is where it all happens in Rotterdam. So it’s a super convenient street to book a hotel! On this cultural street you have all the nice restaurants, bars and art galleries within easy reach.

Bazar is one of those hotspots that has become an indispensable part of this hip street. In the restaurant you can order delicious North African and Middle Eastern dishes that are served on various colourful plates and bowls.

What not everyone knows is that Bazar has a great hotel above the restaurant where you can sleep. In total there are twenty rooms, each with a different theme. After a night's sleep, you can enjoy Extra Bazar breakfast with a thousand-hole crepe, yogurt with fresh fruit, Turkish bread, all kinds of spreads and spreads, orange juice and a coffee or tea. That's a good start to the day!

Imagine yourself in the Middle East at Bazar Hotel.

Hotel the James

Amazing design and that for a reasonable price! The James Hotel is located in the heart of the city centre, on the Aert van Nesstraat to be precise. Here you are in the middle of the bustling city life, with the Coolsingel, the Lijnbaan and the Meent all around the corner. After a day of shopping you can be back in your hotel room in no time.

What else does the hotel have to offer? Well, you have everything you need right here. There is someone available at the reception day and night, there is a 24/7 Food Market, gym, meeting room and free WiFi.

Hotel the James: beautiful design for a reasonable price, right in the centre!

NH Atlanta Hotel

Right in the heart of the city centre, The NH Atlanta Hotel is located on the Coolsingel, with the Bijenkorf, Lijnbaan, Meent and Koopgoot right next door. The hotel is entirely in Art Deco style and there are different types of rooms. You have the standard rooms or the Superior New Style rooms. Some of the rooms even have an amazing view over the Coolsingel!

Furthermore, the hotel offers everything you might need during your stay. Each morning, the NH Atlanta hotel serves a fresh buffet breakfast with an extensive selection of fresh juices, pastries, cold cuts, cheese, fruit, yogurt, pastries and more. There is also a bar where you can drink a cup of coffee or enjoy a snack or a drink.

Prefer to eat in the room? The hotel also offers room service. In addition, there is a fitness room, WiFi, luggage storage, 24-hour reception and many more of the necessary facilities that you expect from a hotel.

Urban Residences

Would you rather have your own apartment instead of a hotel room? At Urban Residences they offer you the chance to stay in Rotterdam like a local. Here they offer studios or apartments, in the middle of the city, but with the advantages of a hotel. This means all the comforts and personal services you are used to from a hotel, combined with the great feeling of being at home. All this while the city is at your feet.

Urban Residences has no fewer than 24 apartments and 54 studios, housed in the ultra-modern B-Tower. You will find this above De Bijenkorf, directly next to the Koopgoot. One step outside and you are in the heart of the city centre!

Postillion Hotel

Another great hotel in the middle of the city centre is the Postillion Hotel. This hotel is located in the WTC with the Coolsingel, Koopgoot and Meent at your feet. Can't get more central than this, right? The hotel is brand new, meaning beautiful new and modern bedrooms and facilities that you must come and try for yourself.

Not only is the Postillion Hotel perfect if you visit Rotterdam for a conference or event at the WTC, but also if you come here for a few days to explore the city. Be sure to check the website of the Postillion Hotel for their current deals.

Bilderberg Parkhotel

For luxury you go to the Bilderberg Parkhotel. This hotel is located on the stately Westersingel, close to the Witte de Withstraat and Museum Park. The hotel offers private parking, a restaurant, spacious rooms, fitness and sauna and a beautiful city garden.

Our tip is to book a hotel room on one of the higher floors, so that you are assured of a beautiful view of the city. In addition, the hotel offers a nice breakfast with various sandwiches, coffee, tea, juices, fruit and various hot dishes. For lunch and dinner you can visit the Lobby-Bar or their restaurant The Park. We recommend doing this in their city garden, a real hidden gem!

Marriott Hotel

Last but not least, a centrally located hotel that should certainly not be missed is the Marriott Hotel. This classic hotel is located directly opposite Rotterdam Central Station. That makes it the ideal starting point for exploring Rotterdam, as this is where the trains, metros, buses and trams all converge. All rooms have large windows, which offer a beautiful view of the city, with the station as the highlight.

There are plenty of restaurants in the centre where you can be from the hotel in no time, but if you prefer not to 'go out' for a while, there are two restaurants in the hotel itself where you can go. For example, take a seat at Pillars Bar & Kitchen for contemporary dishes. You can also score your breakfast here in the morning.

And then you have the star restaurant The Millèn on the first floor of the hotel. Top chef Wim Severein prepares the tastiest culinary dishes here using pure, seasonal ingredients. And through the ceiling-high windows you have a beautiful view of Rotterdam Central Station from this restaurant. Highly recommended!

Written by Lisanne van Beurden
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