Jerusalem has some of the best hotels in Israel – many of which are located in Jerusalem and have won international awards of recognition. These luxury hotels not only know high-quality service but have rich architecture linking to impressive histories. Travelers, celebrities, and artists from all over the world have stayed in some of Jerusalem’s finest hotels, and we’ve compiled a list to help you choose the best of the best. Each honing in on its own prestigious and unique character, read on to find your perfect luxury hotel in Jerusalem.
King David Hotel
The King David Hotel has a rich history dating back to the 1930s when it was built by a wealthy Jewish Egyptian banker overlooking Mount Zion and the Old City. Since then it has hosted hundreds of foreign diplomats and celebrities. Today, the hotel is the flagship product of the Dan Hotels chain and one of the most prestigious hotels in Israel. Its grand building and entrance are somewhat akin to a country house or chateau, and it continues to attract guests from around the world. Enjoy traditional Israeli food in the popular Garden Restaurant, a tennis court, as well as fitness center.
23 King David St, 23, Jerusalem
American Colony Hotel
Located in the east of Jerusalem, the American Colony was originally constructed as a palace and has many remaining influences of opulence remaining. Marvel at the luxurious architecture – some of the finest in the city – and indulge in a buffet breakfast out in the courtyard. Uncover the quaint bar, nestled in a wine cellar, and take advantage of the American Colony’s full amenities. From the spacious guest rooms to its remarkable location – a mere 10-minute walk from the Old City – this hotel will treat you to an exclusive stay that delivers only exceptional service.
1 One Louis Vincent St., Jerusalem
David Citadel Hotel
One of two more modern hotels to make this list, the David Citadel Hotel is located on King David Street, near King David Hotel and also Mamilla Hotels. A u-shaped building designed to take advantage of the view across to the Old City skyline. In recent years, David Citadel Hotel has been recognized as one of the best luxury hotels in the Middle East, hosting an array of world leaders, from US presidents to global dignitaries. If you want exceptional service, comfortable stays, and excellent location, you can’t go wrong with the David Citadel Hotel. Soak in a relaxing bath and even choose your own pillow from their pillow menu after a long day of touring.
Somewhat different from the other hotels included in the list, Mamilla Hotel is ultra-modern, contrasting seamlessly against the backdrop of the traditional Jerusalem charm. Named among the Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s ‘World’s 100 Best Hotels’, Mamilla has gained a reputation as one of the most prestigious hotels in Jerusalem. The modern Akasha Wellness Center includes a spa and an indoor swimming pool. Sauna, fitness room, and massages are also available on site. If you are seeking great amenities, intimate quarters, and some of the finest service, book your stay at Mamilla before accommodations fill up.
Shlomo Ha Melekh Street 11, Jerusalem
At The Inbal Jerusalem, immerse yourself in world-class hospitality. Located right in the heart of the city, this 5-star hotel blends modern comfort with the timeless charm of Jerusalem stone architecture. Enjoy the convenience of free Wi-Fi throughout the property and indulge in luxurious rooms and suites, some of which offer breathtaking panoramic views of the Old City. Experience ultimate relaxation with the hotel’s year-round outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, massage rooms, saunas, and hot tub. The newly renovated club lounge adds an extra touch of luxury, providing guests on the executive floor with drinks, light meals, and a spacious balcony overlooking the Old City.
3 Jabotinsky Street. Liberty Bell Park, 1, Jerusalem
Discover luxurious elegance at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, ideally located in the heart of the city near Mamilla Mall and Jaffa Gate. This lavish hotel offers 226 rooms with iPads and flat-screen TVs, along with complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast between 6:30-10:30 am on weekdays and on weekends from 7:00-11:00 am. Indulge in private bathrooms with jetted bathtubs and designer toiletries. Take advantage of the 24-hour fitness center and a rooftop terrace with city views. Enjoy exquisite dining at the hotel’s restaurants, coffee shop, and bar/lounge. Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet, a business center, and event spaces, while self-parking is available onsite.
30 Agron Street, Jerusalem
You will find ultimate luxury at Orient Hotel Jerusalem, centrally located near Jerusalem’s exciting and holy sites. This 5-star hotel offers 243 air-conditioned rooms with minibars and flat-screen TVs. Stay connected with complimentary WiFi, and indulge in the spa’s massages and body treatments. Revel in the indoor and seasonal outdoor pools, along with a fitness center. As you sip on your favorite drink at the bar or lounge, take in the sublime atmosphere. Self-parking is available, and you can savor delicious 24-hour room service and delectable breakfast options during your stay.
3 Emek Refaim St, Jerusalem
Other Hotels in Jerusalem
These are some of the best luxury hotels in Jerusalem, but by no means are they the only hotels we offer. Looking for things to do in Jerusalem? Take one of our day tours to fully explore the ancient city.
Traveling to Tel Aviv as well? See our list of the best luxury hotels in Tel Aviv.