Best Jerusalem Hotels
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 another but have in common exceptional service standards and the promise of a comfortable, pleasurable and memorable stay in Jerusalem
King David Hotel Jerusalem
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. A room for two will cost around $720* per night.
Address: 23 King David St., Jerusalem
The David Citadel Hotel
The David Citadel Hotel undoubtedly offers one of the best vantage points of the Old City walls and the Tower of David. A stunning view is available from the rooms, dining room, and even from the outdoor swimming pool. If you’re fan of famous Israeli architect Moshe Safdie, who designed adjacent Mamilla Avenue, then you’ll love the opulent yet warm ambience of the David Citadel. Furthermore, the hotel offers delicious dining options and an inviting spa. The David Citadel is the best hotel for those who are looking for magnificent views, luxury, location and an unforgettable experience. A room for two will cost around $580* per night.
Address: 7 King David St., Jerusalem
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. A room for two adults will cost around $500* per night.
Address: 11 Shlomo Hamelech St., Jerusalem
Inbal Jerusalem Hotel
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. A double room will cost around $500* per night.
Address: 3 Jabotinsky Rd., Jerusalem
The American Colony Hotel
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. A room for two will cost about $495* per night.
Address: 1 Louis Vincent St., Jerusalem
If you enjoy being in the heart of Jerusalem’s city center, within the magical cobblestoned Nachalat Shiva neighborhood, then the boutique hotel Harmony is an excellent choice. This is the best hotel for you if you’re looking for chic accommodation, great value for money, impressive service and of course location – near to Ben Yehuda Street, Jaffa Street, the light rail, Mamilla Avenue and the Old City. A room for two adults will cost around $212* per night.
Address: 6 Yoel Moshe Salomon St., Jerusalem
Dan Panorama Jerusalem
The Dan Panorama offers comfortable lodging at a good price and is a favorite with tour groups, business travelers and families. Centrally located on Keren Hayesod Street, the hotel is within walking distance of downtown Jerusalem and the ancient Old City. A selling point for some is the hotel’s shuttle service to the Western Wall, available upon request on Fridays. Families will be delighted by the hotel’s two children’s clubs: Danyland on Saturdays, with arts and crafts, toys and movies for the little ones as well as Cyberland, which offers video games and independent activities for older children. A double room will cost around $249* per night.
Address: 39 Keren Hayesod St., Jerusalem
Mount Zion Hotel
Mount Zion Hotel is one of the best hotels for you if you’re after striking views of the Old City walls, elegant accommodation and good value for money. This popular boutique hotel is located in a grand 19th-century building, and boasts gorgeous gardens and delightful Middle Eastern touches. One of the highlights of the spa and health club is the traditional hamam (Turkish bath). A hotel room for two will cost around $224* per night.
Address: 17 Hebron Road, Jerusalem
Considered one of the best value hotels in Jerusalem, Casa Nova Jerusalem is geared toward pilgrim groups and to those looking for pristine and lovely accommodation in the Old City. The unassuming Franciscan hospice has an extremely tranquil ambience with a church on site, courtyard area and dining area, and scores points in its proximity to many holy sites in the Old City. A double room will cost around $90 per night.
Address: 10 Casa Nova St., Jerusalem
Eden Jerusalem Hotel
Eden Jerusalem Hotel is the perfect family or business hotel for those on a low budget and those who don’t mind being a little out of the way. Situated on a tree-lined street in the green residential neighborhood of Talpiot – Arnona, close to Baka and the German Colony, Eden Jerusalem is accessible to the city center by public transport. The hotel offers bright and comfortable rooms with many facilities. A double room will cost between $130 and $149 (holidays cost extra), with smaller double rooms from just $95 per night.
Address: 4 Giladi St., Jerusalem
Popular with Catholic tourists, other Christian pilgrims as well as non-pilgrims, Jerusalem’s splendid Pontifical Institute Notre Dame is a grand French cathedral and guest house located across from the Old City’s New Gate, just a few minutes’ walk from the famous Church of the Holy Sepulchre. With a long history dating back to the 1880s, the complex is a must for those who’ll appreciate its combination of classical and modernist architecture and for those who are looking for comfortable lodging and delicious dining options. A room for two adults will cost around $220 per night.
Address: 3 HaTsanhanim Rd., Jerusalem
*Room rates quoted are based on rates in April, 2013 and generally increase during high season (May – October and during religious high holidays).