Yesterday I wrote about an upcoming overnight at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, and asked y’all if I should stay at the Sheraton Schiphol Airport (which looks nice and convenient) or the Corendon Schiphol Airport (which looks unremarkable, except for the fact that it has a 747 parked out front).
Well, several readers brought up an interesting point, so I have an update about my decision. I actually reworked my trip just a little bit, and I’ll now be spending two nights in Amsterdam. While I could redeem points to spend two nights at the amazing Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam enjoying the city, I’ll instead be hopping around between two budget hotels that aren’t near a whole lot, and I’m kind of excited. Let me explain…
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Corendon Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (Boeing 747 outside)
I’ll first be spending a night at the Corendon Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Look, I just can’t help but stay at a hotel that decided to park a 747 in its yard, and that sells rooms with views of that airplane. I’m not expecting the hotel to be remarkable, though I figure it’s worth giving a shot, especially since I’m arriving late at night, so I won’t be at the hotel for that long.
If nothing else, I’m excited to be able to post more pictures of an airplane when publishing Marriott content, as that’s pretty darn cool. Base rooms at this hotel are reasonably priced, and I paid under €100. As you’ll see, this is by far the less interesting of the two properties that I’m staying at, though…
Corendon Amsterdam New-West (Boeing 737 suite)
Okay, so here’s where it gets really fun, I hope. I’ll also be spending a night at the Corendon Amsterdam New-West, which is about 10 minutes from the airport. Base rooms at this property are even cheaper than at the other Corendon property, and the location of this hotel doesn’t seem ideal for my purposes.
However, there’s exactly one reason I’m staying at this hotel. I booked the property’s top suite, which is the 737 suite. The suite is huge, at 1,291 square feet, with most of the suite being… a Boeing 737 cabin and cockpit?!? How flippin’ cool is this?
This has to be one of the most interesting hotel rooms in the world, and I couldn’t help but book it. And honestly, the pricing was surprisingly reasonable, given what this is — my one night is costing me €290, which is about what the St. Regis Deer Valley charges for an hour. 😉
Okay, so I’m very excited about this, though I have to admit I have two hesitations, which I’m sure I’ll overcome:
- To put it delicately, I hope the aircraft cabin is thoroughly sanitized between each stay (it’s probably not), because I’m guessing many others aren’t approaching a stay in this suite as wholesomely as I am
- I’m excited to enjoy the aircraft cabin during the day, though I feel like it’ll be kind of weird to sleep right next to an open 737 door, no?
Does anyone have more of a sense of what I should expect here? Is the cockpit still fully intact? Is there any simulator opportunity? Is there any way to make the experience even more aviation themed? The hotel’s website has surprisingly little information about what all of this actually entails…
Two nights near Schiphol Airport in random budget hotels wasn’t really on my bingo card for an upcoming trip, but the aviation aspect of this was too interesting to skip. I love Corendon’s commitment to the aviation theme.
I’m not expecting a whole lot from the first property, other than a view of a 747, while the second property should make for a very interesting stay. Stay tuned, because I’ll of course have detailed reviews.
Any predictions or tips for these Corendon stays in Amsterdam?