The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya

Sleek style with marina views

Located on the breathtaking Herzliya Marina overlooking the crashing waves of sky-blue seawater, The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya is a gorgeous refuge just 15 minutes from Tel Aviv. Here, you’ll find sumptuous accommodations with ocean views, a stellar spa and a fine-dining kosher restaurant that is loved by locals and visitors alike.

The brand’s first Israel property maximizes its prime waterfront locale with an array of thoughtful extras, such as private sea-facing balconies in guest rooms, a 12th-floor rooftop pool and a 24-hour gym overlooking the tranquil waves.

The luxurious hotel offers a quiet escape from the buzz of Tel Aviv, while still enjoying a convenient location — just an hour from both historic Jerusalem and lush Haifa.

Thanks to its proximity to Israel’s cyber-focused city bursting with tech companies, The Ritz-Carlton, Herzlyia is great for those who like to mix business and pleasure. With the beach, the spa and high-end dining, it’s all here.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya’s location just above the marina gives you a serene environment and quick access to Tel Aviv. Take advantage of your waterfront surroundings by booking activities like stand-up paddleboarding, surfing and beachside dining.
  • Whether you’re a self-proclaimed foodie, a museum lover or simply looking to sample some local wines, the property’s top-notch concierge team can organize an outing.
  • Book a day of relaxation at the luxury hotel’s intimate six-room spa to enjoy sea-themed treatments and a steam in the Turkish hammam — don’t miss a chance to catch some rays at the gorgeous rooftop pool.
  • Herbert Samuel is one of the most praised restaurants in the country, serving up kosher fare that is entirely local and seasonal. It also showcases an open kitchen so that you can watch chef Mor Cohen creating his flavorful plates before your eyes.
  • The accommodations showcase modern comfort mixed with elegant style, but the extra-luxe touch comes in the form of spacious Mediterranean-facing balconies — a perk found in every room.

Things to Know

  • The hotel’s central location makes getting around easy. Buses and shuttles depart from just outside the property to other major cities, including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
  • If you’re here on business, there are plenty of places to wow discerning clients, from spacious meetings rooms to the beautiful lobby lounge with rotating flower arrangements. Herbert Samuel even offers dividers so you can have more privacy.
  • Even though this is an elegant hotel, informal dress is welcome all over Israel (even in the business world), so you can forgo suits for khakis or dresses.
  • Many locals observe the weekly Sabbath from sundown on Friday through Saturday evening. Keep in mind that the Tel Aviv hotel does not offer warm dishes during this time (starting a flame is not allowed during the Sabbath) and Herbert Samuel is closed during the day on Saturdays.

The Rooms

  • In addition to offering stellar marina or ocean views, accommodations here are exceptionally large — the basic Superior Rooms start at 538 square feet.
  • Oversized marble bathrooms — complete with separate showers and soaking tubs — up the relaxation quota. Details like Nespresso machines and fresh floral arrangements make the rooms feel homey
  • Comfort and excellence unite with plush feather beds, duvets and pillows, alongside custom Asprey bath amenities, rainforest shower heads and double sinks.
  • If you’re looking to spread out, the Herzliya hotel also offers a bi-level Duplex Suite, one- and two-bedroom penthouses and the palatial Ritz-Carlton Suite, all of which provide full kitchens, separate living areas and furnished balconies for indoor-outdoor living.

The Restaurants

  • With a contemporary design that subtly nods to the sea, Herbert Samuel is the property’s sublime fine-dining restaurant. A favorite among locals, the kitchen’s kosher cuisine highlights the region’s local produce and seasonal bounty.
  • Chef Mor Cohen and his team cook in an open kitchen, so you can experience the beauty of their culinary skills in action. The venue’s cuisine is a delicious merger of French, Mediterranean and fusion favorites, like potato gnocchi with hazelnut and truffle butter, Mediterranean grouper with fennel risotto, and lamb chops coated in a fragrant Galilee herb rub.
  • You won’t want to skip out on the carbs here. The bread is made from scratch and desserts —like an unforgettable tahini ice cream atop slices of soft, fresh date cake — are an elegant way to end your meal.
  • For a more relaxed atmosphere, stop by Blend Lounge for high tea and all-day dining, or head to the roof to savor seasonal sips at the bar alongside picture-perfect ocean views.

Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
4 Hashunit Street, Tel Aviv, 4655504 Israel
TLV (22-30 min)