There’s a Marriott hotel that has intrigued me for quite some time. Now that I have the chance to actually stay at it, though, I’m not actually sure I want to pick this property? So I’m curious what y’all think…
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Marriott’s Corendon Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
In the near future I have an overnight planned at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (I’ll let you guys guess which airline product I’m planning to review), and I’m trying to decide where to stay.
For quite some time, I’ve been intrigued by the Corendon Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, which is part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio. There’s one simple reason I’m intrigued by this 207-room hotel, and that’s the fact that there’s a Boeing 747 just outside the hotel.
For those not familiar, Corendon is a leisure vacation group, with low cost carriers based in both Turkey and the Netherlands. The company acquired a former KLM Boeing 747 and painted it in its own livery, and it’s now on display at the hotel.
The Dutch version of the airline currently operates a single long haul route using an Airbus A350 leased from World2Fly, and that plane flies from Amsterdam to Curaçao. The airline created a hilarious, raunchy safety video exclusively for this route, and I believe it was even filmed inside this Boeing 747.
The hotel is quite affordable, and seems to have a fairly cool design, though the rooms look pretty simple.
Why I’m not sold on staying at this property
As an aviation geek, I of course find the Boeing 747 at this hotel to be very cool. The only catch is that best I can tell, there’s not actually an aviation theme to the property beyond that. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t believe you can actually enter the aircraft either.
So it is it worth staying at a hotel just to be able to look at a 747, cool as it may be, when I’ve seen pictures of it online? This isn’t like the TWA Hotel, where there’s an aviation theme throughout the property (though that hotel is sort of a nickel-and-diming mess).
If there weren’t any other great airport hotel options I’d probably stay there anyway, but there’s also the Sheraton Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, which seems pretty great for an airport hotel:
- The hotel is connected directly to the airport, so doesn’t require taking a shuttle, which is something I hugely value at an airport hotel, given what a time consuming pain shuttles can be
- The hotel has a club lounge, which is an amenity I appreciate, especially when I’m trying to work from somewhere other than my room while traveling, to avoid falling asleep due to jet lag
- The Sheraton has some rooms that have airport views, which is always quite a selling point as an aviation geek, because who doesn’t like seeing airplanes from their room?
- The Sheraton was recently renovated, and actually looks really nice
I’m trying to decide where to stay for an upcoming overnight at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. I’m intrigued by the Corendon, which has a Boeing 747 parked outside, but isn’t otherwise connected to the airport. As much as the hotel has been on my radar, I can’t help but actually think that a stay at the Sheraton would be better, between it being connected directly to the terminal, the club lounge, and the airport views.
Where should I stay (and review) — the Corendon or Sheraton?