With 360 days of sun a year, a loud nightlife, scuba diving and swimming with dolphins, beaches, and awesome spring break parties… you don’t need to leave Israel to have a great weekend away!

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We’ve broken this guide into sections:

  • Luxury Hotels
  • Mid-Range Hotels
  • Hostels
  • Coral Reef – Located about 5km south of Eilat Center, this is a divers’ paradise

We’ve also 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

Luxury Hotels

Royal Beach Eilat

Swimming Pool | Tower | Luxury | Isrotel | $$$$$

Isrotel Royal Beach Eilat

The Royal Beach Eilat is positioned as the most luxurious of Isrotel’s eight Eilat hotels – and is also one of Isrotel’s five ‘Exclusive Collection’ Hotels. The hotel has 353 rooms all with balconies, 3 pools, and a private beach.

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Herods Vitalis Spa Hotel

Swimming Pool | Tower | Luxury | Fattal | $$$$$


Consistently rated as one of the top hotels in Eilat, the Herods Vitalis Spa Hotel is a small exclusive spa hotel. This is a great romantic getaway, with five-star service, adults only, and a spa with over 60 different types of treatments!

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Dan Eilat Hotel

Swimming Pool | Tower | Luxury | Dan | $$$$

Dan Eilat

With elegant rooms (albeit a little dated now), decorated with warm colours and earthy tones, The Dan Eilat Hotel offers free WIFI, a swimming pool area, a squash court, an outdoor hot tub, and parking free of charge. And if you have kids, the Dan is the coolest hotel in Eilat, with a waterslide in its pool and the DanyLand kids play area.

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Mid-Range Hotels

Aria Hotel

Swimming Pool | Suites | Mid-Range | Astral | $$$

Welcome to Aria the luxurious suites hotel in Eilat. We promise you a pampering and relaxing holiday along with activities for both the young and the adult. Enjoy the spectacular beach with direct private access to the hotel guests.

At the Aria Eilat you can enjoy all the luxuries that will guarantee you a perfect and unforgettable vacation: gourmet meals, a spa center with a wide range of treatments and massages, an enchanting beach, a children’s club with lots of fun activities, a dance bar and a modern business lounge and spacious suites equipped with modern design.

Dan Panorama Hotel Eilat

Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | Dan | $$$

Ideal for a sun and fun vacation, the Dan Panorama Eilat Hotel is splendidly located overlooking a picturesque marina with sailboats at anchor. Every contemporary guestroom and suite in the hotel has a private balcony, and everything is planned for your enjoyment and comfort.

Isrotel Lagoona

Swimming Pool | All inclusive | Mid-Range | Isrotel | $$$$

Sandy beaches, turquoise waves, and the bustling streets of a welcoming city.

All these delights are right on your doorstep at the Isrotel Lagoona All Inclusive, ideally located on Eilat’s vibrant North Beach promenade and just a 2-minute walk from the city’s top shopping and entertainment destinations, plus, of course, the beach itself.

U Magic Palace Hotel Eilat

Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | Fattal | $$$$

The U Magic Palace Eilat Hotel invites guests to enjoy the ultimate lively and exciting break, with enough on-stop entertainment and activities to keep the whole family happy night and day. The fun-packed kids club, top notch dining options and indulgent spa facilities provide all the ingredients for the vacation of a lifetime.

Guests at the U Magic Palace Eilat Hotel can enjoy a variety of high quality entertainment – from acrobaticand dance performances to musicals the whole family will love.

Isrotel Agamim

Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | Isrotel | $$$


The Isrotel Agamim is positioned more as a boutique hotel rather than the larger high-rise hotel complexes – although with 280 rooms it is still a big hotel. It is also a bit cheaper than the large high-rise hotels – yet with 4-stars it still has a lot of luxury.

The Agamim regularly gets good reports in Secret Tel Aviv – big pluses include the breakfast staying open till 12pm and nice pool. Negatives include being a 5-minute walk from the tourist centre of the city. Some of the ground floor rooms have a private terrace and direct access to canals leading to the pool.

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Herods Palace Hotel

Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | Fattal | $$$$

Herods Palace Eilat

The Herods Palace Hotel is the largest of Herods’ three hotels in Eilat with almost 300 rooms – all with balconies. Located at the north part of the city, the hotel has it’s own pool area and a very large spa with a Turkish Bath! You can enjoy the hotel’s daily Israeli breakfasts, or snack at the hotel’s coffee shop or poolside bar.

The hotel’s wellness centre consists of a sauna, gym and an amazing Turkish bath. If that’s not good enough for you­ just go out to the hotel’s private beach and enjoy a cool swim in the Red Sea.

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Soleil Boutique Hotel Eilat

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Mid-Range | $$$

Homely atmosphere of freedom were the main inspiration for planning and designing the hotel in Eilat. With an unique design, Architect Ari, from the original architecture and interior design office Shaltiel-Castiel, composed a game of contrasts and exquisite styles, volumes, colors and textures; Geometry is integrated into the pavement in front amorphous forms of animal movement in the deep sea walls…

Soleil Boutique Hotel Eilat invites you to savor, enjoy and relax with all the good that freedom can offer.

Herods Boutique Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Mid-Range | Fattal | $$$$

Herods Boutique Eilat

If you fancy some pampering, check out the Herods Boutique Hotel. All the rooms have a king-sized bed, most have large balconies, and the Boutique Hotel has its own private swimming pool.

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Isrotel King Solomon

Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | Isrotel | $$$


The Isrotel King Solomon is one of eight Isrotel hotels in Eilat. It is positioned as a high-end hotel that caters for families – with waterslides in the pool and activities for the kids throughout the day.

It has 420 rooms and suites, all offering views to either the sea or the Edom Mountains, and the top three floors are executive King Floors with access to the King’s Lounge – located on the 12th floor with a large sun balcony and executive perks.

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Astral Maris Boutique Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Mid-Range | Astral | $$

Astral Maris resides in the most central location in town, on Eilat’s beautiful promenade, which enables fast and easy access to the beach and the various recreation and shopping centers in town, and it is also nearby the airport.

You can enjoy the  large swimming pool, connecting harmoniously to the horizon of the Red Sea,
along with sunbathing beds and deck chairs and “Astraland” club, which is filled with games for children and toddlers.

Queen Of Sheba Hotel Eilat

Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | $$$

Hilton Queen of Sheba

The Hilton Queen Of Sheba Hotel positions itself as an upmarket luxury hotel complex. It has a whopping 480 rooms, four restaurants, an outdoor pool, a spa and gym, and even a shopping mall!

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Isrotel Royal Garden

Swimming Pool | Suites | Mid-Range | Isrotel | $$$

Like an enchanted island full of surprises, a vacation at the Isrotel Royal Garden suite hotel puts a world of pleasures right at your fingertips:

An idyllic tropical island, swimming pools with waterpark slides, a pool designed to look like a real beach, a magnificent boulevard of high-end designer shops, and spectacular shows at the Isrotel Theater, including our very own WOW Vegas!


Abraham Hostel Eilat

Hostel | Abraham | $

Abraham Hostel Eilat, a one of a kind hostel located in Eilat’s city center, and is only a short walking distance to the beach.

With modern dorms & private rooms, a swimming pool, and bar & lounge, the hostel is a unique meeting point for global travelers looking to experience the wonderful combination of sea, sun, and desert.

Bordering with Jordan & Egypt, the hostel is the perfect starting point to explore the amazing underwater world of the red sea, the powerful desert, along with beautiful sandy beaches.

HI Eilat Hostel

Hostel | $

Eilat Hostel

Does exactly what is says on the tin – Cheap accommodation in Eilat! Located in the city center, about 1km from the touristy North Beach, the hostel has various different room options and a free breakfast.

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Arava Hostel

Hostel | $

The Arava Hostel is located in Eilat’s town center, a 10-minute walk from North Beach. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and free breakfast. The simply furnished rooms and dormitories come with air conditioning.

Rooms at the Arava all have a private bathroom. The mixed dormitories have shared facilities.

The property has a relaxing sun terrace and a communal kitchen for guests’ use, as well as barbecue facilities.

Eilot Kibbutz Country Lodging

Hostel | Kibbutz | $

Featuring an indoor and outdoor pool, Eilot Kibbutz Country Lodging is 3.7 mi north of Eilat and its beach. It offers spacious rooms, and a garden with free BBQ facilities.

Modern, air-conditioned rooms at the Eilot Kibbutz come with a balcony, seating area, and refrigerator. Some also include a microwave.

Coral Reef

Located about 5km south of Eilat center, Coral Reef is a divers’ paradise.

The Reef Eilat Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Mid-Range | Herbert Samuel | $$$

Orchid Reef Hotel Eilat

The Orchid Reef is a lovely small hotel, with a great pool, good conditioned rooms, and a delicious breakfast. However what really makes the hotel stand out is its location – right next to Coral Beach. This is perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. It’s about a 15-minute drive from the more touristy North Beach, but offers free bike rental and a free shuttle bus to make the trip easier.

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U Coral Beach Club Hotel

Swimming Pool | All inclusive | Mid-Range | Fattal | $$$$

The U Coral Beach Club Eilat Ultra All Inclusive offers a truly unique all-inclusive vacation where guests can enjoy a wealth of exciting activities from yachting and snorkeling to dance lessons and archery, at no extra cost. Add to this the hotel’s beautiful private beach, superb onsite entertainment and high quality meals and you have the perfect, stress-free break for all the family.

Isrotel Yam Suf

Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | Isrotel | $$$

Hidden away from the bustle of the city, Isrotel Yam Suf is a haven of peace and tranquility.

This spacious, luxuriously decorated hotel boasts three wings: the main building, the suites wing and the gardens wing, all arranged around a large central complex of beautiful pools and gardens. With vistas of the awe-inspiring Edom Mountains and the turquoise waters of Eilat Bay, the hotel offers a perfect getaway for sea-lovers and freedom-seekers, all just a few steps from the beach.

Royal Shangri-La Eilat

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Mid-Range | Herbert Samuel | $$$

Royal Shangri-La Eilat by Herbert Samuel is located on the top of the mountain with rooms and villas. Most of our rooms offers a balcony with panoramic views of the Gulf of Eilat, spacious bathroom, smart TVs and luxury furnishings.

The most prestigious wing of the hotel, the Villa Royal, features 2 luxurious villas located on top of the mountain with breathtaking views and surrounded by private swimming pools and spacious tanning beds, luxurious bedrooms and a luxurious bathroom.

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; for those looking for boutique hotels we have guides for the Best Boutique Hotels in Israel and Best Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv; and for those traveling in a budget, we have guides for the Best Hostels in Israel and Best Hostels in Tel Aviv

Did you know Eilat is very close to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Petra? Check out our guide for the Best Petra Tours!

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