The Mainport Hotel is a chic, modern lodging located right on Rotterdam’s waterfront. Enjoy the extensive wellness facilities, the stylish, world-travel-themed rooms and the on-site restaurant’s international cuisine in this comfortable, nautical-themed hotel near the historic maritime port.
Hotel New York
A historic building surrounded by modern skyscrapers, Hotel New York offers maritime style in a convenient waterfront location. Formerly the office building for the cruise-ship company Holland America Line, the hotel has stayed true to its nautical roots with details like the concierge’s ship captain’s garb, maritime photos on the walls and leather steamer trunks turned into furniture.
Flanked on either side by modern glass-and-steel skyscrapers, the brick building stands out, with a zig-zag roofline and two towers with patinaed domes on top. Inside, the communal areas are a lively space for you to enjoy comfy leather sofas, plush armchairs and a coffee bar. On one side of the lobby is the large restaurant and café, and beneath that is the NY Basement bar and restaurant.
There are 72 rooms and suites, all in different shapes and sizes due to the historic nature of the hotel. All rooms, however, remain true to the nautical theme throughout.
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The maritime theme continues into the 72 rooms and suites, all of which are unique in shape and decor. The room numbers are marked with nautical flags, while some rooms have lights in them that are replicas of the ones used to send signals from ships. There are three main categories of rooms, the Waterfront rooms, Tower rooms and Suites. The views vary from room to room, as some look onto the water, some onto the street and others onto the hotel’s courtyard.
All the rooms feature air conditioning, Wi-Fi and en suite bathrooms.
Hotel New York is located on Rotterdam’s waterfront in an up-and-coming area of businesses and shops, and it has water taxi access right out front.
The SS Rotterdam is about a 20-minute walk away or ten minutes by car, while the Cube Houses and Markthal are a ten-minute drive or 35-minute walk away. You can reach the Maritime Museum and the Kunsthal on foot in about 25 minutes, or in under ten minutes by car, while the Museumpark is a half-hour walk or ten-minute drive away.
Please note that you may be able to reach these destinations more quickly using public transportation like water taxis.
Food and drink
- A buffet breakfast is served daily beginning at 7am.
- The Hotel New York restaurant serves lunch and dinner and offers an extensive menu, featuring à la carte dishes, sandwiches, salads and a dedicated oyster bar.
- Afternoon tea is served in the restaurant at 3pm daily.
- NY Basement is a restaurant and cocktail bar open for dinner and drinks daily, and for lunch on Sundays.
There are two family rooms available and the option to add an extra bed in larger rooms.
Facilities and activities
- Laundry service
- Terrace for your use
- Bikes to rent
- Guided tours of the hotel and surrounding area by concierge, booked directly through hotel
- Water taxi tickets for purchase at reception
There are two fully accessible rooms available.
We like this historic hotel’s location in the modern, evolving part of Rotterdam. Its original architectural design provides a stark contrast to the surrounding contemporary buildings, and we love the ode to its maritime past in its interior decor.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
The Suite Hotel Pincoffs offers a stylish place to stay in a stately and historic building. Admire the waterfront directly across the street, relax at the hotel bar or learn a bit about the hotel’s controversial namesake.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
A cycle tour that encompasses Rotterdam’s buildings, culture and food. You’ll explore a mosaic of architectural styles, from Cube Houses to gleaming skyscrapers, as well as below-the-radar street murals and sculptures while stopping off to sample the food that the Dutch love to eat.
You’ll visit the Dutch village of Kinderdijk, where 19 wood and stone windmills stand sentinel along the canals, keeping the town from being lost to the water. Learn the history of these 18th-century structures and go inside one to see how it works.