Are you in search of a great hotel in Rotterdam? Rotterdam is the ideal place for a city trip. It is rich in architecture, history, art and has lots of fun hotspots. But how can you make your weekend extra special?
With the right accommodation of course! Below we share 22 very unique hotels in Rotterdam for a guaranteed unforgettable stay.
Be sure to check out these hotels in the centre of Rotterdam!
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It is multifunctional, sustainable and super tiny. Located within walking distance of the centre, you have your own oasis on the water.
Perfect if you want to travel in an environmentally conscious way and are looking for a special experience. Rotterdam is, after all, a port city. And this must be discovered!
Wijnhaven 2 (dockside), 3011 WP Rotterdam
2. Stayokay in the Cube Houses
It is one of the icons of the city: the cube houses. With its distinct architecture, it is a favourite spot for travelers who love taking photos. But how cool would it be to not only see it from the inside, but actually experience how it is to live on the inside?
Stayokay, which is located in one of the cubes, offers private rooms for two, three, four or six people in addition to shared rooms.
Overblaak 85-87, 3011 MH Rotterdam
3. Ibis Styles Rotterdam
Ibis Styles Rotterdam is known for its colourful and unique designs, and this location is no exception. From the moment you enter the lobby, through the restaurant area to the bar, you feel like you are traveling through different worlds. The interior is characterized by minimalist furniture and calming colours, embellished with trendy, original wallpaper.
The hotel houses the Italian restaurant Giacobbe, where, in addition to traditional pizzas and pastas, you can enjoy dishes such as delicious grilled sea bass with crispy vegetables and fries. As a refreshing, not overly sweet ending, we recommend the lemon Tartuffo.
The breakfast buffet is an absolute must-visit. Here you will find an extensive selection: eggs, sausages, grilled vegetables, cheese and bread, and for sweet breakfast lovers there is yogurt and fruit, pancakes and delicious pastries.
Jacob Kleiboerweg 80, 3084BG Rotterdam
The most modern hostel we have ever seen is definitely Cityhub. Everything in this hostel can be controlled with your wristbands and the Cityhub app. Your room is not just a room. It’s your own pod! The pod offers Wi-Fi, bluetooth and lights which you can change into any color of the rainbow.
Apart from the fact that everything is just very awesome in this hostel, Cityhub is located in the Witte de Withstraat. A street where you will find everything around food, drinks and art.
So, expect a special experience, right in the middle of the city, with lots of touchscreens and fast service!
Witte de Withstraat 87, 3012 BN Rotterdam
Do you want to wake up with the best view of perhaps the whole country? Then definitely spend a night at Nhow. We have been able to experience it for ourselves and really, it feels as if you are in New York.
It offers an amazing view over the Erasmus Bridge and skyline of Rotterdam. The perfect place to watch the sunset and see the city come to life.
Besides the beautiful rooms – think of a lot of windows, even the walls of the bathroom! – and the beautiful view, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or a drink at the bar with an equally beautiful view.
Wilhelminakade 137, 3072 AP Rotterdam
6. ss Rotterdam
Wondering how people in the 1950s sailed to New York on a huge cruise ship? Then board the 4-star hotel on the water, also called the ss Rotterdam. In this former flagship of the Holland-America Line you can stay in one of the 254 rooms with a choice of six different room types.
In terms of food you are also in the right place. In the Club Room diner you will be served delicious courses and there is plenty of choice in wine. And we speak from experience when we say it’s really good ;).
Furthermore, there is no need to get bored during your stay. With an Ocean Bar, an Escape Room and a beautiful terrace on the aft deck, you don’t even have to leave the ship if you don’t want to!
3e Katendrechtse Hoofd 25, 3072 AM Rotterdam
We know Nhow has a beautiful view… But the Euromast certainly is a winner as well! The hotel has two suites: one on the north side and one on the south side. Both with a ridiculously good view over the city. Not only do the suites come with complementary champagne, one suite even has a jacuzzi!
Although there is a price tag when spending a night in the Euromast, it’s certainly a night to remember. Definitely a great idea for a special occasion such as a birthday or a wedding night!
Parkhaven 20, 3016 GM Rotterdam
8. Hotel New York
A hotel with history! The building of Hotel New York has been there since 1901 and is the former head office of the Holland America Line. Nowadays, it has been a hotel for quite some years and with its beautiful location, it is the ideal place to enjoy Rotterdam.
Hotel New York offers 72 unique rooms and for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner you do not have to go far as the restaurant is also very popular among locals.
Next to Restaurant Hotel New York, you can also find Restaurant NY Basement in the same building; a trendy place where you can drink delicious cocktails.
Koninginnenhoofd 1, 3072 AD Rotterdam
9. Hotel Not Hotel
In addition to their well-known location in Amsterdam, Hotel Not Hotel has also found a spot in Rotterdam. A central location where you can spend the night according to a unique concept.
What makes it so unique? This is due to the artists who have set to work here to make it a whole experience. Villages, squares, houses, hidden front doors; it just seems like a different world! For example, you have the Hansel and Gretel house, an Italian house, a castle, a house full of mirrors and more.
And to make it even better: the restaurant Jesús Malverde is located in the hotel, where you can enjoy Mexican street food and cocktails throughout the evening.
Schaatsbaan 83, 3013 AR Rotterdam
10. Hotel Room Mate Bruno
A piece of Rotterdam history mixed with a luxury and design. At Hotel Room Mate Bruno you stay in the most colourful rooms we have ever seen, located in a former warehouse for tea from the Dutch East India Company.
The hotel has 217 rooms, all containing elements of seafaring and astronomy in a way that you may not immediately expect!
Room Mate Bruno is located on the Kop van Zuid, right on the banks of De Maas river and surrounded by the architectural gems of Rotterdam.
The hotel has, among other things, a nice restaurant where you can have breakfast. But for lunch and dinner you’re set too, because the same building has a market hall, where you can try all sorts of different cuisines.
You will also find plenty of other options surrounding the hotel, such as the Fenix Food Factory, By Ami Urban Bistro, Rolph’s Deli and more!
Wilhelminakade 52, 3072 AR Rotterdam
11. Hotel Bazar
The Bazar on the Witte de Withstraat is a true concept in Rotterdam. It is the ideal location for an evening of having dinner and chatting with friends, family or a date. But did you know that Bazar also has a very special hotel?
Hotel Bazar is perfect for those looking for the artistic side of Rotterdam. Each room has its own style, with Oriental, African and South American styles. And then in the morning you can enjoy a delicious breakfast! My tip: order the ‘Extra Bazar’ with pide, tasty dips, a thousand-hole crepes, yogurt with fresh fruit, boiled egg, fresh orange juice and coffee or tea.
Witte de Withstraat 16, 3012 BP Rotterdam
12. Marriott Hotel
The Marriott Hotel is right opposite Rotterdam Central Station. Due to this fantastic location, right in the centre of our city, the hotel offers a beautiful view!
There are two restaurants in the hotel where you can enjoy a delicious meal. De Millèn, a star restaurant where top chef Wim Severein cooks with seasonal products and honest ingredients. And Pillars Bar & Kitchen, a contemporary restaurant with simple but tasty dishes.
And what is definitely a plus of this hotel? The incredibly comfortable bed!
Weena 686, 3012 CN Rotterdam
13. The Slaak
You can stay romantically in Kralingen at The Slaak. A boutique hotel within walking distance of the Kralingse Bos, a nice place where you can enjoy urban nature hand in hand.
This hotel is high up, so some rooms have a nice view over the rooftops of the city. The rooms are stylishly decorated, with gold and marble elements.
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Slaak 34, 3061 CS Rotterdam
14. Suite Hotel Pincoffs Rotterdam
For a romantic, warm stay in Rotterdam, a boutique hotel such as Suite Hotel Pincoffs Rotterdam is the ideal choice. The national monument in which the hotel is located is a former customs office from 1879 with many authentic details. The location on the river offers a beautiful view of the famous Erasmus Bridge.
If you are looking for real luxury, a room in Hotel Pincoffs Rotterdam is definitely for you. The boutique hotel also offers beautiful suites with jacuzzis.
Spend the night in style in one of these luxury hotels in Rotterdam.
Stieltjesstraat 34, 3071 JX Rotterdam
15. The Bellhop hotel
If you want to spend the night at a top location in Rotterdam, the bellhop hotel is a good choice. The hotel is located on the Witte de Withstraat, the cultural heart in Rotterdam.
The hotel is super comfortable, with a great bed, high-speed WiFi and great breakfast. The interior of the hotel is both minimalistic and colourful, a mix of Scandinavian design and Caribbean use of colour. A successful combination! Definitely a unique hotel to stay in.
Witte de Withstraat 77, 3012 BN Rotterdam
16. Hotel unplugged
The focus of Hotel Unplugged is on a comfortable bed, unique bathroom designs and technology.
For example, you can check in here with your phone and you can connect your laptop or telephone to Chromecast.
The hotel is located on Eendrachtsplein, a good, central location. Ideal during a city trip in Rotterdam.
Eendrachtsplein 12, 3012 LA Rotterdam
17. Motel One
Motel One, the successful budget design hotel group from Munich, can be found in the heart of the city centre. The new hotel can be found on the Hoogstraat, between the Markthal and Laurenskerk.
Characteristic of the hotel are the vibrant, colourful details that can be found in the wall design. But also the design furniture and decoration, inspired by the unique architecture of the Rotterdam Market Hall.
Read more about this new budget design hotel in Rotterdam here.
Grotekerkplein 70, 3011 GE Rotterdam
18. The James
For a New York feeling right in the city centre, go to The James. Located in the Aert van Nesstraat, it is literally a stones throw away from the major shopping streets. The hotel has been around for a few years now, but the luxury remains. The rooms have wonderful beds, beautiful golden details and a great view. If, like us, you are lucky enough to stay on the 16th floor, take a seat in front of the window and enjoy the show.
Also very nice about this hotel is the 24/7 Food Market and the parking availability. Highly recommended if you are visiting the city for a weekend and want to stay in a central location.
Aert van Nesstraat 25, 3012 CA Rotterdam
The H2otel is a special hotel in the centre of Rotterdam. The floating hotel consists of five lash tanks from the American army, transported to Rotterdam to turn it into a museum. The museum closed after a few years and since July 2008 it has been transformed into a hotel.
H2otel can be found in a beautiful part of Rotterdam, near the bustling centre. If you book a little in time, you have a room here for a nice price!
Wijnhaven 20A, 3011 WR Rotterdam
20. Logeerboot Visithor
Rotterdam is known for its port and it is not surprising that the next one in our list is, again, a boat! “Logeerboot Visithor” is located in the Maritime District, which means that sleeping here will provide a real harbour experience.
The guest boat offers a cool Captain’s cabin for a wonderful stay with two people. You have your own entrance with two terraces, a cozy and cozy spacious room with an extra wood stove, a bathroom with shower and a separate toilet. Coffee, tea and a few tasty drinks are waiting for you. You can book breakfast separately per day.
If you want to discover the city, this hotel definitely is situated perfectly. Within walking distance you will find the iconic Markthal (food hall), the Koopgoot for great shopping, the Witte de With Street with all kinds of nice bars and restaurants and museums such as the Maritime Museum.
Wijnhaven 107, 3011 WN Rotterdam
A hotel with a real Rotterdam culture. It might even feel a bit like home, thanks to the homely decor, the garden, the soft linen and a TV where you can play your own content. And did you know that the rooms have nice elements such as record players or comfy lounge areas?
In their bar Supper you can enjoy a nice breakfast or the special Supernova cocktails. Would you rather go out? Around the corner is the Nieuwe Binnenweg, with all kinds of fun hotspots such as Lilith, Jordy’s Bakery, KINO cinema and more.
‘s-Gravendijkwal 68, 3014 EG Rotterdam
22. King Kong Hostel
And last but not least: King Kong Hostel. If you’re looking for a bed in the liveliest part of Rotterdam, this hostel is a top choice. Located in the Witte de Withstraat, the hostel is surrounded by trendy shops, bars and restaurants. The major shopping streets, Rotterdam’s best museums, public transport and the famous attractions of Rotterdam are all within walking distance.
At King Kong Hostel you can choose from private rooms as well as dormitories with 4,6 or 8 beds. Also nice to mention: the design of this hostel is really worthwhile and makes it a special place to stay in Rotterdam.
Witte de Withstraat 74, 3012 BS Rotterdam
Hopefully you have found the special hotel for your stay in our beautiful city. Would you rather want to spend the night in one of the best hostels in Rotterdam, need inspiration on where to eat in Rotterdam or would you like to know other practical information for your visit?
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