There are various hotels in Groningen; choosing the best the fits your budget can be a tough row to hoe though. Good thing, we’re giving you a list of Groningen hotels that will help you weigh your options.

 Known for being a lively, quaint city in the North of Holland, it has an unparalleled nightlife and historic and cultural attractions. As the people of Groningen say, ‘Moi!,’ or ‘welcome’ to Groningen. If you’re visiting the city for the first time, “Moi!” And if you’re searching for the best hotels in Groningen, Ask the Dutch Guy has the answer!

1. Mercure Hotel Groningen Martiniplaza

This 4-star hotel located in the city centre is equipped with several room categories to meet the various needs of guests and holidaymakers. The hotel promises a pleasant stay in a lush green setting close to Martiniplaza event and conference centre.

Standard room

The standard single rooms have air-conditioning, high-quality double bed or twin beds, flat screen TV, desk and comfortable furniture, with free Wi-Fi.

Privilege room

Each privilege room is a high-quality room that boasts comfortable features and convenient extras for a pleasant stay. Aside from the usual features of the standard room type such as the high-quality double bed, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi, the privilege rooms also include a Nespresso machine, free minibar items, additional toiletries and 50% parking discount. A baby bed is available on request.


The suites provide even more space than the privilege rooms, with separated living and sleeping areas. Suite guests get extra items, such as free Pay-TV channels, bathrobe and slippers. A baby bed is available on request.

2. Hotel Prinsenhof

Hotel Prinsenhof, a 4-star superior boutique hotel, is located in one of the city’s oldest and most beautiful buildings in the heart of Groningen. The hotel is near the Martini Tower, bordering the walled garden of Prinsentuin, which is well-known for its fairy-tale green paths.

Guests can access the beautiful Prinsentuin through the sundial gate at the Turfsingel. The old special sundial, which was placed in 1731, shows the time in various ways. Many agree that Prinsenhof is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.

This Groningen hotel is equipped with 34 unique rooms, two high-end restaurants, and four classy private areas for parties or business meetings.

Standard room

The (25-square-metre) standard rooms are cosy double rooms with a garden view. The bathrooms have a rain shower and the beds are queen-sized.

Superior room

The (27 to 30-square-metre) superior rooms are comfortable double rooms with century-old beams. The bathrooms are equipped with rain showers and all rooms have king-sized beds.

Deluxe room

The (30 to 35-square-metre) deluxe rooms are spacious double rooms with a rain shower and bathtub, with a very special view.

3. Hotel Miss Blanche

Hotel Miss Blanche is a 3-star hotel that offers a variety of accommodations. Guests will enjoy a relaxing and satisfying meal at the hotel’s Café De Sigaar with a terrace alongside the canal, and De Uurwerker café, which is a hotspot in Groningen’s University Quarter.

The hotel has 39 rooms and 6 suites that are modern or monumental, economically compact or luxuriously large. All rooms are equipped with very comfortable Serta beds, free high-speed Wi-Fi, and free coffee and tea facilities

Standard room

The (20-square-metre) standard rooms are perfect for 1-2 guests, with one twin bed.

Deluxe room

These 35 to 45-square-metre rooms are within easy reach from the elevator, and with one extra bed on request. Some deluxe rooms have a pantry.

Junior suite

The junior suite is 55 to 80 square metres in area, and offers a view of the canal.


There are six suites, each is divided into four categories with special unique features. All are very spacious with remarkable décor, using artefacts from the private collection of the hotel’s owner.

Business suite

The (60-square-metre) business suites are accessible by elevator, and with a pantry and bathtub.

Canal suite

The canal suite is 80 square metres in area, perfect for 1-2 adults and 1-2 children (up to 12 years old). It has a pantry and a French balcony with an amazing view of the canal.


The penthouse is 100 square metres, and can accommodate 1-4 adults and 1-2 children (up to 12 years old), with two separate bedrooms and a second bedroom on the mezzanine. It has a pantry and a French balcony with an amazing view of the canal.

 4. NH Groningen

This is a 4-star hotel that is a close walk to the city centre, near must-see landmarks including the Martinitower, Cartoon Museum, Groninger Museum of Art, Martiniplaza conference centre, and the main square, Grote Markt.

NH Groningen has 127 rooms with sweeping views across the city. The standard and superior rooms are all spacious and decked out in green and white; family rooms are clean and modern with separate sections for parents and children, while the function rooms with a grandstand city view on the 10th floor are perfect for business meetings and events.

The hotel also has a gym, bike rentals, and a huge buffet breakfast,

According to a satisfied guest, “The room was very spacious with friendly colours and a nice comfy chair. Also a spacious bathroom with nice toiletries and a good shower.”

5. Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys

This award-winning 3-star hotel is situated in seven historic buildings that are connected by a beautiful courtyard garden. Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys is a laid-back property with two restaurants and a lounge, as well as a 14th-century wine cellar.

Classic, historic, modern and daring, the hotel combines historic elements with modern trends, with all the areas and halls with striking colours and beautiful classic details. 

Guests will enjoy dining in the Empire room in front of the hotel, right on the Oosterstraat. Empire room is known for its delicious dinner and cup of coffee, and may be rented exclusively. Bourgondisch Broodhuys, on the other hand, serves fresh bread and homemade bonbons.

Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys is famous for its luxurious and extensive High Tea.

The hotel is equipped with an Art Nouveau room, a relaxing courtyard garden, and a classic Baroque room, as well as 60 authentic rooms. Each room is unique with its own historic matching style. 


Each suite is large and spacious, with a whirlpool for two.

6. Best Western Hotel Groningen Centre

Conveniently located in the centre of Groningen, Best Western Hotel Groningen Centre is near the city canals and only a 10-minute walk from Central Station and the Groninger Museum. Also nearby are De Oosterpoort, several shopping streets and interesting sights.

The hotel offers 77 comfortable hotel rooms and 6 fully furnished apartments. All rooms are equipped with a spacious bathroom with shower and toilet, a desk, LCD TV and telephone, with free Wi-Fi. 

For its guests’ pleasure and convenience, Best Western is equipped with Grand Café that serves extensive international breakfast buffet, a bar that serves a variety of drinks that may be taken out, a fitness room with four Technogym machines, and a parking garage under the hotel. 

7. Apollo Hotel Groningen

Apollo Hotel is located at the edge of the city centre, next to Martini Plaza and the Martinitoren. The hotel has 105 brand-new rooms with streamlined industrial design interiors.

Each room has a lounge area, air-conditioning, and coffee and tea facilities.

Breakfast is available and served free of charge for children up to 3 years old, and with a 50% discount for kids aged 4 to 12.

Groningen is a fun, interesting, and student-friendly Dutch city that is bustling with local and international tourists. They normally flock the restaurants, cafés, canals, entertainment centres, and different landmarks. Check out one of these Groningen hotels  to make your stay easier and more memorable.

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