There has been a revolution in the boutique hotel space in Israel over the last few years, with beautiful new boutique hotels popping up every few months. Combining the 24-hour service and amenities of larger hotels with the more personal touch of a smaller hotel – these are a great option for people wanting to stay somewhere unique and special. Here are a few of our favorites…
We’ve broken this guide into neighborhoods:
- Rothschild Neighborhood – Luxury and Mid-Range Boutique hotels
- The Beach – High-Rise Hotels with pools, and Mid-Range Boutique Hotels
- Jaffa – Everything from Luxury Hotels to Hostels
- South Tel Aviv – Boutique Hotels and Hostels
We’ve created a ranking system based on ratings from other popular websites.
Pricing for 2 people sharing 1 room:
- $$$$$ >$500/ night
- $$$$ >$400 / night
- $$$ >$300/ night
- $$ >$200/ night
- $ <$200/ night
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The Rothschild Neighborhood is located in the centre of the city, and is home to some of the most beautiful streets in Tel Aviv… and some of its most beautiful boutique hotels and hostels. Away from the chaos of the beach, this chilled out neighborhood is also home to a lot of Tel Aviv’s best bars and restaurants.
Rothschild Boulevard itself is both beautiful and historically important: on one end is Tel Aviv’s modern theatre and concert hall, on the other is the building where Israel’s state was announced in 1948. Many of the buildings in the area are of Bauhaus 1930s design.
Nachmani Street 23-25 | Swimming pool | Luxury | $$$$$
Ok, so its going to cost you an arm and a leg to stay here… but if you can afford it, this is the best hotel in Tel Aviv at the moment. Located two minutes from Rothschild Boulevard, the hotel is set in a converted and enlarged 1920s mansion, specked up to the highest standards, with a beautiful infinity pool on the roof, a top-class restaurant, and the best customer service in Israel.
Montefiore 36 | Mid Range | $$$$
Another beautiful boutique hotel in central Tel Aviv, created out of the conversion of a 1920s heritage building, the hotel has 12 unique elegant rooms specked to the highest standards. The restaurant is also well-known in Tel Aviv, famous for its amazing breakfasts.
Tel Aviv’s first real luxury boutique hotel, The Rothschild still exudes class and elegance. The Hotel design combines influences of diverse cultures. The hotel is built to reduce the impact on the environment, and most of the furniture has been lovingly built by local craftsmen. It also has the perfect location, in an iconic building on Rothschild Boulevard.
Lilienblum St 27 | Mid Range | $$$
The Vera Hotel is a beautiful new boutique hotel located just a block away from one of the most popular streets in Tel Aviv, close to many shops and restaurant. The hotel offers 39 modern rooms, a trendy bar, spa, rooftop sundeck, local concierge and personalized service for business.
Tchernikhovski St 17 | Mid Range | $$
Urban Flare mixed with Tel Avivian Warmth. Welcome to Saul Boutique Hotel in Tel Aviv. Experience the true nature of Tel Aviv in the center of the city. Settled between Tel Aviv’s historic buildings and buzzing neighborhoods, the hotel is right next to the city’s most famous attractions. Saul’s modern yet warm design concept combines classic and contemporary motifs – a nod to Tel Aviv’s incomparably eclectic vibe.
Sheinkin St 20 | Mid Range | $$$
Sam&Blondi is a 45 room boutique hotel in Tel Aviv is situated in a historical conservation building from the 1930s. It is a yellow gem with picturesque green windows, located on Shenkin st., in the heart of Tel Aviv.A short walking distance from the most appealing places in the city. Sam&Blondi’s Boutique Hotel is designed in eclectic European style, and it’s all about the smallest details. See Tel Aviv through Sam&Blondi’s eyes.
Rothschild 65 | Mid Range | Atlas | $$$
Lilienbloom 48 | Mid Range | $$
Tel Aviv’s newest boutique hotel opened in July 2015. With a great location on Lillenbloom Street, two minutes from Rothschild Boulevard and next to the very fashionable Abraxus North Restaurant and Bar, the hotel has a chic urban style and a solarium and terrace.
Rothschild 22 | Mid Range | Fattal | $$
Welcome to Hotel Rothschild 22: a new, luxurious and unique boutique hotel at the heart of Tel Aviv’s famous Rothschild Boulevard. This hotel has been meticulously designed by Ari Shaltiel – among the Israel’s leading designer – and seamlessly integrates a modern and elegant style with a pastoral boulevard. Nearby, you will find gourmet restaurants with the finest chefs, museums, galleries, cafes and much more.
Brener St 21 | Mid Range | $$
With a great location just behind Shenkin Street, 2 minutes from the Shuk, and 10 minutes from Rothschild Boulevard and the beach, the Shenkin Hotel is a great choice for someone who wants a boutique experience on a budget. It features a roof terrace with lounge chairs, spa center and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, although unfortunately no restaurant.
Nahalat Binyamin 1 | Swimming pool | Mid Range | Brown | $$
The Poli House (by Brown Hotels) opened its doors recently and quickly became an icon! Its beautiful design and unbeatable location made it one of the favorites among tourists. It is a boutique hotel that combines modern and bauhaus designs without sacrificing luxury. The Poli House has a beautiful rooftop with a pool that often hosts parties. It also has a wellness spa with a wide menu of treatments.
Kalischer 25 | Mid Range | Brown | $$$$
This hotel is situated between the beautiful Rothschild Boulevard, the trendy Neve Tzedek, and the lively Shuk HaCarmel and Nahalat Binyamin. It has beautifully designed rooms, a well equipped and charming spa, and a great rooftop terrace with a panoramic view of Tel Aviv. It is also a lot cheaper than the Norman and Montefiore hotels.
Tel Aviv is blessed with 5km of beautiful beach, stretching from the modern Tel Aviv Port in the North to the biblical Jaffa Port in the South. The beach is lined with high-rise hotels, and a few new boutique hotels are starting to sprout.
Hayarkon Street 216 | Mid Range | Atlas | $$$
Enjoy the cool breeze and beautiful sunsets in the heart of the city, overlooking the Tel Aviv beach. The Shalom Hotel and Relax offers 51 rooms designed to pamper guests that want to enjoy the resort atmosphere of Tel Aviv. The rooms have sea or city views, with three levels of rooms – standard double, superior double, and for the romantic the superior double with private spa bath – an indulgent hot tub facing the magnificent view.
HaYarkon Street 220 | Mid Range | Atlas | $$$
Steps from Tel Aviv’s beach shore, near the greenery of Independence Park and the bustle of Ben Yehuda and Hayarkon streets, is the Melody – a hotel which encompasses its philosophy of “Work & Play.” Providing fine business facilities, an inviting lobby lounge, a delicious buffet breakfast and happy hour bites, guests will be swept along with the melodic charm that is unique to this hotel.
Mendeli Street 5 | Mid Range | $$
Moments away from the beach, a design hotel that reflects the contemporary spirit of Tel Aviv, the Mendeli Street Hotel is more than just a place to rest your head. The beautiful interiors and bar are all set against the backdrop of the latest in Israeli art and design trends. The hotel has sixty six elegant rooms, albeit a little on the small side.
Dizengoff St 197 | Mid Range | $$
Jacob Samuel is a boutique hotel situated on the legendary Dizengoff/Arlozorov crossroads, at the center of Tel-Aviv, just a 2-minute walk from Tel-Aviv’s famous beaches and designed in the classic style of Europe’s capital cities such as Paris, Rome and Barcelona.
Jaffa, the Biblical port city in present day. Jaffa is where old meets new, and where you will fine unforgettable Hotels and places to stay. Whether you’re looking for five-star luxury, the coolest hostels, or anything in between, you can find it in Jaffa!
Beit Eshel Street 5 | Mid Range | Atlas | $$
Situated on Beit Eshel Street next to the Jaffa Clock Tower and Flea Market, the Market House Hotel contains the archeological remains of a Byzantine Chapel which can be viewed by guests through the glass floor of the lobby. Influenced by the unique spirit of Jaffa and the lively market atmosphere, the hotel design features works of art that express the magical feeling of the city. The hotel boasts 44 rooms, many with balconies overlooking the market’s surroundings.
South Tel Aviv
Hipsters are welcome.
Auerbach 6 | Mid Range | $$$$
Welcome to the Drisco Hotel, part of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. The Drisco is a magical mix of old world luxury and contemporary design. We are situated in the heart of the historic American Colony, in two exquisitely restored buildings with stunning views of the Mediterranean, Jaffa’s Old City and Tel Aviv’s skyline.
Perets St 1 | Mid Range | $$
Located in South Tel Aviv, Kalvin Boutique Hotel Tel-Aviv features accommodations with private balconies. Also enjoy a shared kitchen and lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.
This guide is part of our series of Best Hotel Guides in Israel. Also check out our guides for Best Hotels in Israel, Best Hotels in Tel Aviv, Best Hotels in Jerusalem, Best Hotels in the Dead Sea, Best Hotels in Eilat; for those looking for boutique hotels we have guides for the Best Boutique Hotels in Israel; and for those traveling in a budget, we have guides for the Best Hostels in Israel and Best Hostels in Tel Aviv.