A Guide to the Best Hotels in Jerusalem

A Guide to the Best Hotels in Jerusalem

autor iconBy Loren Minsky

Jerusalem is home to a range of world-class hotels that vary greatly in atmosphere, clientele and price range. We’ve rounded up some of the best hotels in Jerusalem based on factors that include location, convenience, comfort, value and how geared each hotel is to their respective clientele. As you will see each hotel differs greatly from one another but they all have in common exceptional service standards and the promise of a comfortable, pleasurable and memorable stay in Jerusalem.

Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem

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Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem is a 5-star hotel located at the perfect location in Downtown Jerusalem, within walking distance to the city's major tourist attractions. The hotel offers elegantly designed rooms with stunning views over the Old City as well as the new and modern Jerusalem. The hotel is great for those who keep kosher since it offers Mehadrin kosher kitchen led by Chef Shalom Kadosh. There are plenty of great facilities in the hotel such as gourmet restaurants, a spa center with pampering spa treatments, an elegant library with newspapers, books and magazines, and an outdoor pool during the warmer seasons.

Where: 47 King George Street, Jerusalem

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Inbal Jerusalem Hotel

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The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is the place to be if you are looking for a friendly luxury hotel in a central but slightly more leafy, residential location (Talbiyeh). The hotel is not a far walk from the city center, as well as the exciting re-launched First Station, hip Emek Refaim Street, Yemin Moshe and of course Liberty Bell Park. The hotel offers one of the city’s top spas and a year-round swimming pool. For those who enjoy being around Anglos, the Inbal is likely to be the best hotel for you with its predominantly American clientele.

Where: 3 Jabotinski Street, Jerusalem

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Mamilla Hotel

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The Mamilla Hotel is the best hotel choice if you have a penchant for sleek, trendy and minimalistic décor (with a Jerusalem edge, of course). The hotel boasts great dining options, one of the city’s swankiest bars, and the stunning Akasha Wellbeing Center, meaning you just need to walk steps from your hotel room to enjoy the best in Jerusalem cuisine, nightlife and pampering. And if you enjoy shopping, you’ll love the selection of local and international design stores on the gorgeous Mamilla Avenue shopping strip, en route to the Old City.

Where: 11 Shlomo Hamelech St., Jerusalem

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Waldorf Astoria Hotel

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Housed in a historic building, Waldorf Astoria Hotel is probably the most luxurious hotel you can find in Jerusalem. The rooms and suites are absolutely gorgeous with retro yet modern design touches. The hotel features everything you can think of, including a meeting rooms, a French brasserie, an Italian fine-dining restaurant, a tea lounge and a cocktail bar. Waldorf Astoria is also located in a central location, near the Old City, surrounded by beautiful shops, bars and galleries.

Where: 26-28 Agron Street, Jerusalem

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The American Colony Hotel

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The American Colony Hotel offers unique Middle Eastern and Arabic charm and is sumptuously decorated with antique furnishings. The hotel has an interesting history and is popular with foreign media and diplomats. In an alternate location on the border between east and west Jerusalem, the hotel is the best hotel choice for you if you wish to get a feel for the diversity of Jerusalem – but in a luxury setting. Those who are not looking specifically for kosher dining will enjoy the hotel’s dining options, from Arabic food to afternoon tea with English cake and scones.

Where: 1 Louis Vincent Street, Jerusalem

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King David Hotel Jerusalem 

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If you appreciate old-school elegance and budget is not an issue, then the famous King David Hotel is one of the best accommodation options for you. With stunning views of the Old City and within a few minutes’ walk from the Old City, city center and upscale Mamilla Avenue, the hotel is ideally located. The King David is renowned for its convenience factor and offers a round-trip airport shuttle service and a concierge who go out of their way to provide attentive, detailed assistance and advice. Another unique attribute is the hotel’s exquisite landscaped grounds and gardens. In short, this is the best hotel choice if you’re looking for luxury, convenience, comfort and location.

Where: 23 King David Street, Jerusalem

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Prima Royale Hotel

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This chic concept hotel is located in the picturesque neighborhood of Talbiyeh, offering 133 guestrooms overlooking the green and serene views of this beautiful area. Staying at Prima Royale Hotel is nothing less than a culture experience with contemporary Israeli artworks hung all around, Saturday evening drinks to the sounds of a beautiful harp and breakfasts with live piano music at the hotel's magical terrace. In addition, the hotel has its own health & spa club where you can find spa treatments, dry sauna and fitness equipment.

Where: 3 Mendale Mocher Sfarim Street, Jerusalem

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Villa Brown Jerusalem

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Villa Brown Jerusalem is housed in a beautiful authentic villa, once owned by one of Jerusalem’s upper-class families, at the very heart of Jerusalem. It's a small and intimate hotel filled with warm and cozy ambience alongside vibrant colors and lavish design combining curvy Turkish features with British neoclassicism and a touch of that Israeli freshness. The hotel offers 24 rooms, a bistro cafe, a charming garden, English afternoon tea party, a rooftop, spa treatments, a hot-tub, a library, and even an a late-night bar in a unique place that used to be a water well. Perfect for a romantic getaway.

Where: 54 HaNeviim Street, Jerusalem

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Orient Jerusalem by Isrotel Hotels

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This exclusive hotel by Israel’s largest luxury hotel chains is located in another beautiful area of Jerusalem - the German Colony. Orient Jerusalem Hotel embodies the spirit of the beautiful and historic neighborhood, featuring Templar-style buildings and a large luxurious residence with 240 rooms and suites. The hotel has a fine-dining restaurant with kosher dairy menu, an outdoor and indoor swimming pools and a spa. The views are absolutely astonishing, the location is convenient and the atmosphere is perfect for a relaxing and pampering vacation.

Where: Emek Refaim Street, Jerusalem

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