The shores of the southern part of the Dead Sea are lined with many hotels, mostly spa resorts which are popular with both Israelis and international tourists, who come to relax and stay to experience the medicinal properties of the waters. As well as the big Dead Sea hotels, there are a number of smaller accommodations, guest houses and hostels, which offer a very different experience. It is important to be aware, that not all hotels are located on the beach, some might be located across the road. All of the large, resort hotels included here have direct beach access unless otherwise noted. Here is a list of the best Dead Sea Hotels worth checking out.
Isrotel Dead Sea Hotel
The Isrotel Dead Sea is one of the large, spa-resort style Dead Sea Hotels. Located next to the shores of the Dead Sea with its own private beach, the hotel is rated five stars and has stunning modern decor. The Isrotel Dead Sea has large spa facilities including a sulfur pool, massage rooms, private sun deck, sauna and steam bath making it one of the best Dead Sea hotels.
Gil’s Guest Rooms
Gil’s Guest Rooms is not one of the typical Dead Sea hotels! Located about 300 meters away from the shores of the Dead Sea, there are six basic rooms in this building which has pretty gardens and terraces. The hotel has an agreement with the Lot Dead Sea Hotel allowing guests to have breakfast here and use many of the facilities for a reduced price giving a different overall Dead Sea experience.
Kibbutz Ein Gedi Hotel
Located further north than most of the Dead Sea hotels, the hotel at Kibbutz Ein Gedi is one of the most popular places to stay at the Dead Sea, and has been one of the best Dead Sea hotels for some time. Whilst not high luxury, the beautiful setting, a few minutes from the Dead Sea, in this famous kibbutz with its amazing botanical gardens, is incredible. The hotel is also regarded to have very good food!
Leonardo Club Dead Sea Hotel
A large four star hotel at the Dead Sea, the Leonardo Club Hotel Dead Sea is situated right on the Dead Sea, with its own private beach (not all hotels have this so be aware!) The hotel has a great range of facilities from pools, and spa facilities, to amazing activities for kids, and also has a twice weekly Dead Sea Mud Party! Easily one of the best Dead Sea Hotels in the area, ideal for couples and families.
Hod Hamidbar Dead Sea Hotel
On the shores of the Dead Sea, the Hod Hamidbar hotel is one of the oldest and most traditional Dead Sea hotels. It does, however, have a great reputation and is very popular particularly with Israelis having a short getaway at the Dead Sea, making it one of the best Dead Sea hotels. It might not be as luxurious or modern as many of the other Dead Sea hotels but the Hod Hamidbar seems to be getting it right when it comes to service.