I am searching for a hotel for 2 nights pre-cruise in Amsterdam in August. We would like to stay somewhere close to the city Centre. The choices are overwhelming!! I am currently looking at the Pension Homeland and the DoubleTree as possibilities. The Pension Homeland is much less expensive, but the reviews I have read are mixed. It appears that there is no air-conditioning and it may be a bit further from the center. Do any of you have any experience with either of these hotels or other recommendations? We would like to stay under $250.00 per night, but that may not be possible. Some of the other recommendations I have seen here (Banks Mansion, Movenpick, etc.) are over $300 per night for that time of year.
Thank you in advance.