The Dead Sea is the world’s lowest point located almost 1000 feet below sea level. As well as visiting and floating in the Dead Sea, another cool place to visit nearby is Masada – the last refuge for the Jews against the Roman Empire in AD 73. We recommend climbing Masada at sunset, or visiting one of the cool concerts that are staged there every year.
Where to stay at the Dead Sea?
- The majority of hotels in the Dead Sea are located in Ein Bokek, a tourist town on the south west shore of the dead sea. Choose from lots of 4 and 5 star hotels.
- For those wanting luxury and peace and quiet, check out the hotel at the Ein Gedi Kibbutz.
- For travelers on a budget, there are three excellent hostels to check out.
We’ve broken this guide into sections:
- Ein Bokek – Luxury Hotels
- Ein Bokek – Mid-Range Hotels
- Outside Ein Bokek – Kibbutz and Hostels
We’ve also created a ranking system based on ratings from other popular websites.
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Ein Bokek – Luxury Hotels
Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Herbert Samuel | $$$$
A different kind of luxury hotel, celebrating the joy of life, and reminiscent of the magical colors and textures of the breathtaking beaches of Greece. In the heart of an intimate and exceptionally lush environment, you will enjoy a calm and relaxing holiday, together with the pleasures and activities in the hotel and its surroundings.
Swimming Pool | Tower | Luxury | Isrotel | $$$
Located in Ein Bokek, the Isrotel Ganim Dead Sea Hotel is only a few minutes away from the beach by foot. The hotel offers an indoor pool filled with seawater from the Dead Sea, an outdoor pool fresh-water pool, and a spa with a variety of treatments to indulge on in your vacation. The hotel was recently renovated, the rooms are clean, and there is a high-level of service. If you are travelling with kids you’d be happy to know that the Isrotel Ganim Dead Sea Hotel has it’s own children’s pool. Free WIFI is available throughout the entire hotel, and you also have a free parking lot.
Swimming Pool | Tower | Luxury | Herods | $$$
The award-winning Herods Dead Sea hotel invites you to a luxurious, rejuvenating and majestic experience on the shores of the Dead Sea. Located on its own private beach, feel at one with the sublime landscape while enjoying pure tranquility and pampering in the exclusive Herods Dead Sea Hotel.
Swimming Pool | Tower | Luxury | Isrotel | $$$$
Being 5 stars, the Isrotel Dead Sea hotel has bigger rooms than the average hotel in the area, and all rooms are overlooking the Dead Sea with their private balconies. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, or go visit the hotel’s private beach, and don’t worry about the kids they have their own games room in the hotel! The restaurant offers American style dinners and breakfasts, and if you worry about gaining weight in your vacation just go to the hotel’s gym! Facilities also include: Spa, Massage rooms, Sulphur tub, Sauna and steam bath.
Enjoy a unique experience for the whole family – All inclusive hotel with waterpark! The All-Inclusive Leonardo Club Hotel Dead Sea is located on a private beach in “Ein Bokek”, at the lowest point on earth. The hotel provides an amazing location with a breathtaking view to the Edom Mountains and the Judean Hills.
Ein Bokek – Mid-Range Hotels
Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | Prima Hotels | $$
If you are looking for a relaxing vacation this recently renovated spa hotel is all you need. Enjoy your private oasis without being afraid someone else will spoil your vacation, as the hotel restricts the guests by not allowing: Cellphones, smoking or guests under the age of 18. The spa has a Moroccan style and offers all kinds of body treatments, from regular massages to full mud mask body treatment.
Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | Intercontinental | $$
Set right on the beach, Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Hotel features a large freshwater pool. The rooms are elegant and offer views of the sea. There is free WiFi throughout. The large and luxurious spa offers a fitness room, a heated pool with salt water from the Dead Sea, 2 hot tubs, wet and dry saunas, and 2 pressure showers. A wide variety of treatments and massages are available. All rooms at this Crowne Plaza come with parquet or carpeted floors, air conditioning, and a tea/coffee maker. Some have a private balcony.
Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | Tamares | $$
The Daniel Dead Sea Hotel is more like a little city than a hotel. As well as 300+ rooms, it has a swimming pool, a spa and sulphur pool, a gym with lots of different fitness classes, restaurants, a pub, tennis courts, soccer courts, basketball courts, kids games rooms, and even a 7-lane bowling alley!
Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | Tamares | $$
With a unique Moroccan design, Oasis Dead Sea Hotel is set on the shores of the Dead Sea in Ein Bokek. It offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a modern wellness center. Free WiFi and parking are provided. All rooms at the Oasis Hotel offer views of the sea. Each comes with air conditioning, and a kettle with tea and coffee. Breakfast and dinner are served in the Marin dining room.
Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | $
The Hod HaMidbar Hotel is a reasonable mid range hotel in Ein Bokek by the Dead Sea. It has 200 rooms, a private beach, a salt-water swimming pool, and a well equipped spa that includes a sulfur pool, a sauna, a hot tub and a gym.
Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | Grand | $
As the quintessential hotel in the Dead Sea area, David Dead Sea Resort & Spa has prepared, specifically with you in mind, a prestigious selection of modern rooms and suites, two palatial spas offering the most advanced facilities, a celebration of fine cuisine at the hotel restaurant, all set against the mythical background of the Dead Sea and the breathtaking desert stretching away before your eyes.
Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid-Range | $$
The Royal Rimonim Dead Sea Hotel is a decent mid-range hotel. It comes with all the features you would expect – 400+ rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, a private beach at the Dead Sea, a spa, and on-site restaurants.
Outside Ein Bokek – Kibbutz and Hostels
Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | $$
The Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel is ten minutes drive from the Dead Sea, and is a great solution for people who want to combine luxury with experiencing the Kibbutz life. The Kibbutz has its own private beach which you can access as a guest of the hotel. If you are travelling in the months of April to November you will also have access to the hotel’s outdoor pool. The restaurant is really good, and the grounds are very beautiful.
Hostel | $
Located about 1km from the Ein Gedi Kibbutz, the Ein Gedi Hostel has many of the amenities you would expect from a decent hostel – clean rooms, free wifi, free breakfast good location. Many rooms have balconies overlooking the Dead Sea, and the location is great for people wanting to hike nearby.
Hostel | $
A good cheap alternative for people who want to visit the Dead Sea and Massada on a budget. The hostel has clean rooms, free breakfast and wifi, and an outdoor pool! It is located on the foot of Massada, making it a great option for hikers and travellers who want to walk up Massada or hike around nearby trails.
Hostel | $
Metzoke Dragot – the magnificent view of the Dead Sea on one side and the wide open desert and breathtaking mountains on the other. Imagine being surrounded on all sides by open-air spaces. Perfect for your next trip! Metzoke Dragot village offers various accommodation styles: a campsite, hostel rooms of various sizes, or fully-equipped apartments on a cliff 21 m above sea level.
Find the perfect hotel in the perfect location!
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 Eilat; 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.