Concierge.com's insider take:
If historic canal-side hotels, such as the Ambassade, let you pretend to be a Golden Age burgher, Miauw Suites makes you feel like a contemporary Amsterdammer living in your own stylish apartment in the bohemian Nine Streets district. The hotel's co-owner, fashion designer Analik Brouwer, meets you in the ground-floor exhibition space and hands over your keys. While the four guest rooms vary in size (there are two suites and two bedrooms), they all have the same impeccable accents: pillowy white duvets, sandstone or limestone bathrooms with heated floors and cascade showerheads, a ready-to-use iMac on a little wooden desk, Diptyque candles, fresh flower bouquets, and a well-edited stack of DVDs (Brouwer's partner, Rene Eller, is a director). The rooms are all also surprisingly affordable: A 300-square-foot bedroom with private bath is $210; the top-floor White Suite ($350) comes with a fully equipped kitchen, separate bedroom, and long combination dining/living area punctuated by a gray Cubist couch and Persian rug. The long bank of windows overlooking the Keizersgracht is alone worth the tariff.