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Leiden hotels and places to stay

Villa Rameau
4 out of 5
16A Kloksteeg, Leiden, ZH
Free Cancellation
The price is $224 per night
0.19 mi from city center
2/5 (1 review)

"small villa in 3 floors connected by a narrow spiral staircase; Very difficult to use and move baggage. Bathroom is in a different floor than the bedroom. No inside lock for doors. No lobby, reception or any kind of support."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Villa Rameau
Boutique hotel Huys van Leyden
4 out of 5
Oude Singel 212, Leiden
The price is $92 per night
0.32 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)

"Delft Room was perfect. Local flavour with modern amenities. Helpful and professional staff."…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Boutique hotel Huys van Leyden
Boutique Hotel De Barones van Leyden
4 out of 5
Oude Herengracht 22, Leiden
The price is $124 per night
0.43 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)
Excellent value with lots of character

"Superb value. Bags of character. Excellent breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Boutique Hotel De Barones van Leyden
Holiday Inn Leiden
4 out of 5
Haagse Schouwweg 10, Leiden
The price is $68 per night
1.45 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,105 reviews)

"Good family hotel. Lots of space for the children."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Holiday Inn Leiden
City Hotel Rembrandt
3 out of 5
Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 10, Leiden
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $87 per night
0.32 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (157 reviews)

"Excellent location, close to Leiden Central train station good, clean place."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

City Hotel Rembrandt
Van der Valk Hotel Leiden
4 out of 5
Haagse Schouwweg 14, Leiden
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $100 per night
1.79 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (292 reviews)

"very nice hotel. the staff was very helpful and polite. we took the family room and he was big and quite. the balcony was also big enough."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

Van der Valk Hotel Leiden
Steenhof Suites
3.5 out of 5
Steenschuur 11, Leiden
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $101 per night
0.25 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)

"Exceptional experience on all levels. 1. Accommodating staff and noteworthy hospitality. The hostess was very accommodating when she found out we had a lot of luggage. She adjusted our stay to a lower level. We were so grateful for this accommodation. NOTE: there are no lifts. 2. Room accommodations ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Steenhof Suites
Golden Tulip Leiden Centre
4 out of 5
Schipholweg 3, Leiden
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $91 per night
0.57 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (263 reviews)
Good hotel

"hotel right next to the train station and an easy walk into the town. Good location and reasonable hotel. Sunday morning breakfast was a little chaotic. Very busy and there were shortages and queues for the food and coffee. Staff were very good and we would stay again, just get ready for the scrum ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Golden Tulip Leiden Centre
Ex Libris boutique hotel
3.5 out of 5
Kloksteeg 4, Leiden
The price is $101 per night
0.26 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)
Perfect place for a short stay in Leiden!

"Loved my stay at Ex Libris! Amazing location - right in the middle of all of the Pilgrim Fathers historical sites. My room was very cozy and immaculately clean."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2019

Ex Libris boutique hotel
Fletcher Wellness-Hotel Leiden
4 out of 5
Bargelaan 180, Leiden
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $75 per night
0.66 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (471 reviews)

"Clean comfortable and excellent customer service"…"

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Fletcher Wellness-Hotel Leiden
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Visiting Leiden

History buffs will enjoy exploring Leiden, and all visitors are sure to appreciate the museums. Tourists who journey to this culturally-rich city can discover its local tours, university setting, and entertainment choices. Wet 'n Wild, Madurodam, and Escher Museum are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 386 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of The Hague
  • The closest major airport is in Rotterdam (RTM-Rotterdam The Hague), 14.8 mi (23.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol), 15.4 mi (24.8 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Leiden

Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Museum Boerhaave, Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, and Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Waag, Burcht, and Marekerk. Taking local tours is a top activity, and Old Observatory is one place to visit.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 26 hotels and other lodging options to choose from in Leiden. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Boutique Hotel De Barones van Leyden - This 4-star hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi, and parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and central location.
  • Steenhof Suites - Our customers like the helpful staff and proximity to shopping at this hotel. This 3.5-star hotel features a marina, free WiFi, and a fitness center.
  • Boutique Hotel d'Oude Morsch - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and a marina, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers love its quiet location and comfortable, quiet rooms.

Top places to visit around the area include Wet 'n Wild, located 8.1 mi (13 km) from the city center, and Madurodam, which is 9.1 mi (14.7 km) away.

Getting Around Leiden

If you want to journey outside of the city, hop aboard a train from Leiden Central Station, Leiden Lammenschans Station, or De Vink Station. Leiden might not have very many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Leiden

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 51°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 33°F
  • From April to June, the average is 67°F during the day and 38°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 70°F during the day and 49°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 60°F as the daytime average and 35°F as the nighttime average
  • Leiden gets about 32.36 inches of rain per year
  • August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 68°F, while February and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 34°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Leiden?
Golden Tulip Leiden Centre is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Steenhof Suites and Fletcher Wellness-Hotel Leiden as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Leiden, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the top deals on offer in Leiden.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Leiden?
For additional details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Leiden, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Leiden?
Based on reviews, Holiday Inn Leiden is a popular hotel for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and an indoor pool. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include City Hotel Rembrandt and ibis Leiden Centre.
What's the best place to stay for families in Leiden?
Best Western City Hotel Leiden is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features laundry facilities and free WiFi. Other good choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Fletcher Wellness-Hotel Leiden and Tulip Inn Leiden Centre. Attractions in the area like Madurodam and Sea Life Scheveningen are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic vacation to Leiden?
City Hotel Nieuw Minerva is a favorite hotel for couples, and features a restaurant and a bar.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Leiden?
Boutique Hotel d’Oude Morsch is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a marina along with free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Boutique hotel Huys van Leyden and Holiday Inn Leiden.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to Leiden University?
Adjacent to Leiden University, Ex Libris boutique hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers free WiFi and a terrace. Other good options within a short distance include Fletcher Wellness-Hotel Leiden and ibis Leiden Centre.
What about the best place to stay near Waag?
One of the top choices for your stay is Best Western City Hotel Leiden, located next to Waag, and this 3-star hotel offers free WiFi and a bar. Fletcher Wellness-Hotel Leiden and Hotel The Rose are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Leiden?
Golden Tulip Leiden Centre is a top 4-star hotel for a beach vacation, and features 2 restaurants and an indoor pool. Other good choices for your beach trip include Van der Valk Hotel Leiden and Marienpoel Hotel. Head to Scheveningen Beach or Zandvoort Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury accommodation in Leiden?
Holiday Inn Leiden is a 4-star hotel with 2 restaurants and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Fletcher Wellness-Hotel Leiden and Van der Valk Hotel Leiden are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Leiden?
Steenhof Suites is a favorite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a bar and a rooftop terrace. Boutique Hotel De Barones van Leyden and Boutique Hotel d’Oude Morsch are other boutique-style choices.

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