Despite the lingering threat of unrest, Jerusalem is a thriving city and when it comes to its hotels, surprisingly modern. Aside from Five Star Alliance hotels and the luxurious King David, you’ll find unique boutique stays that put up a fair fight to the boutique hotels in Tel Aviv. And, If you come off season, you will even get reasonable prices that don't warrant a Jerusalem hostel, but rather still provide the most over-the-top amenities. Here’s a look at the best hotels for the next time you come to site-see in the Old City of Jerusalem or Israeli wine and dine at the best Jerusalem restaurants. Oh, and don't be surprised if you get to the hotel later than you thought, the Jerusalem nightlife scene is thriving more than ever!
Jerusalem hotels worth the stay
One of Jerusalem’s most famous hotels, the King David offers luxury décor, panoramic views and an outdoor pool. The spacious gardens overlook the Old City, a 15-minute walk away. Free Wi-Fi is provided.King David Hotel Jerusalem features air-conditioned rooms with LCD TV and marble bathrooms. Many rooms have views of the Old City and Mount Zion.Traditional Israeli food is served outdoors in the popular King's Garden restaurant, just one of Hotel King David's 4 dining facilities.A tennis court and a modern fitness centre are just some of King David's sport facilities. The outdoor swimming pool and children's pool are open during summer.Recommended by many travel-guide books and magazines, Hotel King David offers a central location. The Yemin Moshe neighbourhood and the Mamila Mall are a short walk away.
Located in the heart of Jerusalem, 500 metres from the Jaffa Gate and Jerusalem's Old City, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is housed in a building whose design blends Greco-Roman, Gothic and Ottoman motifs. It offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi.The rooms are air-conditioned and feature a smart 46'' LED TV with satellite and pay-per-view channels, a minibar and a coffee machine. The bathroom is equipped with both a bathtub and shower. Free toiletries, towels, linen, slippers and a bathrobe are included in the rate.The Palace Restaurant serves an Israeli buffet breakfast in the mornings. After noon it turns to a French Brasserie that offers various meat dishes. The King's Court is a gourmet restaurant and bar that serves Italian food.The Waldorf Astoria has a huge dividable ballroom, and next to it, a large foyer that can be used for cocktails and pre-function events.Upon check-in, all guests receive a personal tablet. The tablet can be used for checking the email, turning on the air conditioning and TV, as well as calling for room service.The Mamilla Shopping Mall is 250 metres away. Ben Gurion Airport is 41 km from the hotel. The Waldorf Astoria has 12 Mercedes cars for picking up guests at the airport, which can also be rented.
Mamilla Hotel - The Leading Hotels of the World features a panoramic rooftop terrace overlooking Jerusalem's Old City. This stylish hotel was designed by architect Piero Lissoni and is 10 minutes’ walk from Jaffa Gate.The hotel offers a choice of restaurants, including the trendy Mirror Bar with live music and the seasonal brasserie with city views. Mamilla Café restaurant serves local specialities.Rooms at Hotel Mamilla are equipped with LCD TV, pure Egyptian cotton bed linen and modern-style décor. Some bathrooms feature a transparent glass wall that can be switched on and off.The modern Akasha Wellness Centre includes a spa and an indoor swimming pool. A sauna, fitness room and massages are also available on site.Set within the Mamilla shopping area, the property is a 20-minute walk from the Western Wall, while the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is 750 metres away. Ben Gurion Airport is 48 km from the Mamilla Hotel.
Boasting a wellness centre with an indoor pool and sauna, Herbert Samuel Hotel Jerusalem offers luxurious accommodation located just 800 metres from Jerusalem Old City. Guests enjoy a restaurant and free WiFi.All air-conditioned rooms and suites display elegant décor and flat-screen TVs. Junior suites feature a seating area with sofa.The Herbert Samuel Hotel's restaurant serves lunch and dinner, guests can also enjoy drinks at the bar. A continental breakfast is served daily.The wellness and spa centre comes with an indoor pool and sauna. Massages can be booked. Other facilities of the property include a business centre and free bike rental service.The Western Wall is 2 km from Herbert Samuel Hotel Jerusalem, while the Great Synagogue is a 10-minute walk away.
With its swimming pool, gourmet restaurants, landscaped gardens and a high-tech fitness centre, The American Colony Hotel - The Leading Hotels of the World offers a tranquil atmosphere in the heart of the vibrant city of Jerusalem. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel.Rooms at The American Colony are located in 4 buildings; the Main House, the East House, the Palm House and the Cow Byre. Luxurious and spacious rooms feature air conditioning, flat-screen TV and Italian "Frette" bed linen. The modern bathrooms are equipped with designer amenities.You can enjoy a selection of international and local savoury products in the garden, in the bar and or in the patio.The hotel wellness centre includes an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and a well equipped fitness room. The business centre is at your disposal for free.The American Colony Hotel is less than 2 km from the Old City. The nearby light-rail can take you to Jerusalem's modern city centre. Free on-site parking is available.
The David Citadel Hotel overlooks the old city of Jerusalem. It features a large swimming pool, free gym, and a range of dining facilities; all with panoramic views. Free WiFi is provided in the entire building.Guest rooms are modern and spacious. The bathrooms are large and feature both a bath and shower. You will also find an LCD TV, pillow menu, and black-out curtains.At The David Citadel you have a modern spa and wellness centre, plus a range of banqueting halls and business services. You can choose between Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, or a simple snack from the pool bar (open in summer).The hotel is just opposite the Mamilla shopping area featuring a variety of shops, cafés and restaurants. The property is 20 minutes' walk from the Western Wall and 900 metres from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Ben Gurion Airport is 48 km away.
Located in the heart of Jerusalem and within walking distance of the Old City, the Dan Panorama is a hotel offering air-conditioned accommodation and a great range of facilities. Free Wi-Fi is provided.All of the Dan Panorama Jerusalem Hotel's rooms are spacious and elegant. They come with cable TV, while most have views across Jerusalem and some overlook the Old City.At the Dan Panorama Jerusalem Hotel you can enjoy the rooftop pool and sun terrace in summer. The hotel also has a free gym, a synagogue and shops.The Panorama's restaurant serves many Israeli specialities alongside international dishes. The children's club Daniland is open during August. The opening date is subject to change.A limited number of free parking spaces is available.
Set amidst vineyards on a peaceful countryside location, the Cramim by Isrotel Exclusive Collection has a 3000 m² spa area with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna and 23 treatment rooms. You can enjoy wine tasting and tapas at the stylish wine bar. Cramim's elegant rooms have private balconies boasting views of the Jerusalem mountains. Air conditioning, minibar and flat-screen cable TV are standard equipment. Guests benefit from free access to the entire spa area, which also includes a hot tub, Turkish bath and a fitness centre. The à la carte Shiraz Restaurant serves various local and international specialities. Cakes, pastries and coffee are offered at the dairy lobby bar. The surrounding area is filled with vineyards and hiking trails. Segway excursions are possible within a 1 km radius. Cramim by Isrotel Exclusive Collection is 2 km from the town of Abu Gosh and 12 km from Jerusalem. Tel Aviv is 50 km away.
The Inbal Hotel is located in Jerusalem’s city centre, a short walk from both modern Jerusalem and the Old City. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi in the entire property.Inbal Jerusalem Hotel has excellent leisure and spa facilities, modern fitness centre, massage rooms, saunas and a hot tub. The property offers an outdoor swimming pool and a heated indoor swimming pool.The hotel is built entirely in traditional Jerusalem stone, and offers luxurious rooms and suites with an LCD TV. Some rooms offer panoramic views over the old city.The new and renovated club lounge offers drinks and light meals throughout the day to guests staying on the executive floor. It has a huge balcony overlooking the Old City.