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You’ll find plenty of lovely modern hotels throughout the historic city of Jerusalem. From classic hotels to the upcoming Waldorf-Astoria Jerusalem near Mamilla, the holy city’s lodging options are becoming increasingly upscale. Here are Forbes Travel Guide editors’ picks for the five best places to stay in Jerusalem.
1. Mamilla Hotel. This hotel has set a new standard in Jerusalem hotels, as has the new and beautiful open-air Alrov Mamilla promenade for which it is named. With a skylit reception area and two top-tier restaurants on site, the Mamilla is steps away from the Jaffa Gate and mixes modern with old world charm – the visually stunning design features Jerusalem stone interiors that remind you, in an understated and beautiful way, of where you are
2. The David Citadel Hotel. A modern treat of a hotel tucked into the classic context of Jerusalem, the David Citadel (located across from the Mamilla Promenade) offers magnificent views of the Old City, chic and very spacious guestrooms and a grand pool complex in the center of the hotel. Try for a balcony room facing the Jaffa Gate for a truly perfect Jerusalem view.
3. The Inbal. This deluxe hotel features a prime location just steps from the Old City and Botanical Gardens, views overlooking Liberty Bell Park, an amazing breakfast buffet and a phenomenal spa. It’s also a haven for kids, with a fabulous pool, gaming area, and large workout room.
4. King David Hotel. Built in the 1931, the historic and luxurious King David has long been the go-to option for celebrities, heads of state and families traveling to Israel. A landmark in its own right, the King David is perched over Old and New Jerusalem, boasting unparalleled views. Special amenities include private grounds and gardens, a tennis court, separate supervised children’s pool and a playground.
5. American Colony Hotel Jerusalem. Another iconic Jerusalem hotel, the American Colony was built around an Ottoman pasha’s mansion. Despite the stone archways and vaulted ceilings, it has an intimate feeling. The Cellar Bar is a popular watering hole for both foreign correspondents and spies.