Over the last few years boutique hotels have opened across Israel, with Tel Aviv obviously leading the way. There’s now loads of great boutique hotels within an hour of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Carry on reading for our Guide to the Best Boutique Hotels in Central Israel.

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We’ve broken this guide into areas:

  • Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv
  • Boutique Hotels in Jerusalem
  • More Boutique Hotels in Central Israel

We’ve also created a ranking system based on ratings from other popular websites.

Pricing for 2 people sharing 1 room:

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  • $$$$ >$400 / night
  • $$$ >$300/ night
  • $$ >$200/ night
  • $ <$200/ night

Best Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv

The Norman Hotel

Nachmani Street 23-25 | Swimming pool | Luxury | $$$$$

Norman Pool

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.

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Hotel Montefiore

Montefiore 36 | Mid Range | $$$$

Hotel Montefiore

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.

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The Vera Hotel

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.

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The Drisco Hotel

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.

Market House Hotel

Beit Eshel Street 5 | Mid Range | Atlas | $$

Market House 05

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.

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For more Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv check out our Guide to the Best Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv.

Best Boutique Hotels in Jerusalem

Bezalel Hotel

Mesilat Yesharim St 1 | Boutique |Atlas | $$$


Just steps away from the revived Mehane Yehuda Market, sits the Bezalel Hotel, a 37 room boutique hotel with artistic influences. The building is a beautifully restored landmark with modern and comfortable rooms, and the location is unbeatable.

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The Arthur Hotel

Dorot Rishonim St. 13 | Boutique | Atlas | $$$

Arthur Boutique Hotel Jerusalem

If you are thinking about traveling to the holy city for your next vacation, the colonial­ style Arthur Hotel (an Atlas Boutique Hotel) will make you feel right at home. Opened in 2013, the boutique hotel consists of 54 rooms in three different styles: Turkish, Jewish, and British.

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The American Colony Hotel

Louis Vincent Street 1 | Boutique | Luxury | $$$

American Colony Hotel

Another historical landmark in Jerusalem, the American Colony Hotel is unique in that it stands in East Jerusalem, about a 10-minute walk from the Old City.

It was opened as a hotel in the early 20th century by Americans, the hotel is owned neither by Arabs nor Jews, but by Americans, British and Swedes, making it a favourite haven for international journalists, high-ranking officers of the United Nations and diplomats from across the world.

When checking in to the American Colony hotel in Jerusalem, your room will be in one of the 4 buildings that together create one of the best hotels in Jerusalem. Having a good time in the holy city starts with a great outdoor pool, a Swedish sauna and spending the night on Italian “Frette” bed sheets.

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For more Boutique Hotels in Jerusalem check out our Guide to the Best Boutique Hotels in Jerusalem.

More Boutique Hotels in Central Israel

Judean Hills

Cramin Resort and Spa

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Isrotel | Judean Hills | $$$

Nestled in the Jerusalem hills, 20 minutes drive from the Old City, is the beautiful Cramim Resort and Spa.

Part of the exclusive Isrotel Executive Collection hotels, the resort has 155 magnificent rooms and suites, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, hot-tub, and a Turkish Bath, 26 spa treatment rooms, and an excellent restaurant specilising in local produce.

Gordonia Private Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Judean Hills | $$$$$

Located in Maale Hachamisha in the Kiryet Anavim District, 9.9 mi from Mount Herzl, Gordonia Private Hotel features free WiFi is available throughout the property.

All air-conditioned, rooms at Gordonia Hotel have access to either a private or a shared pool, and are fitted with a satellite flat-screen TV, a coffee machine and a mini-bar. All rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. The bathroom comes with bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer. Some also have a hot tub.

Alegra Boutique Hotel

Boutique | Mid-Range | Judean Hills | $$$$

Located in Ein Kerem village, Alegra Boutique Hotel is 200 m from the Church of the Visitation. It offers a sauna in its fruit orchard, and luxurious suites with exposed-stone walls.

With Persian rugs and contemporary bathrooms, the suites at the Alegra are a mix of old and new. Each is uniquely decorated and comes with air conditioning, satellite TV and a tea/coffee maker. A safe is also included.


Publica Isrotel Hotel Herzliya

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Isrotel | Herzliya| $$$$

Publica Isrotel, Autograph Collection has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and bar in Herzliya. Featuring a shared lounge, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property has a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

Rooms contain a flat-screen TV, and certain accommodations at the hotel have a sea view.

Benjamin Business Hotel Herzliya

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

Located in the heart of the commercial district of Herzelia, Benjamin Herzliya Business Hotel offers a free Wi-Fi throughout the property and a restaurant with a terrace serving dairy meals. The beach is 0.6 mi away, and there is a free gym on site.

Each room is air-conditioned and consists of a flat-screen satellite TV, seating area, laptop safe and a private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Wired Internet for heavy traffic is provided in each room.

Bat Yam

Armon Yam Hotel

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

Just opposite the beach and in the heart of Bat Yam city, Armon Yam Hotel is a completely renovated hotel with an intimate and friendly atmosphere.

Guests rooms are neatly decorated and offer beautiful sea views. All rooms are fresh in design and contain cable TV with international channels, tea & coffee making facilities and free WiFi.

Rishon LeZion

Mevaser Christian Hostel

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

Located in Rishon LeẔiyyon, 4.3 km from Superland, Mevaser – Christian Hostel provides a ticket service and free WiFi throughout the property. The property has a shared kitchen, a tour desk and currency exchange for guests.

All rooms comes with air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, an electric tea pot, a shower, a hairdryer and a closet. Rooms are complete with a shared bathroom, while some accommodations at the hostel also feature a seating area. Guest rooms will provide guests with an oven.


Sur La Mer Boutique Hotel Ashdod

Boutique | Mid-Range | Fattal | Ashdod | $$

Sur La Mer Boutique Hotel Ashdod provides free WiFi throughout and rooms with air conditioning in Ashdod. All rooms feature a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom. The hotel features a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge and luggage storage.

At the hotel, every room is equipped with a wardrobe. Certain rooms come with a kitchenette with a fridge.


Lear Sense Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Gedera | $$$

Lear Sense Hotel in Gedera provides accommodations with a bar and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. The property features an outdoor pool, fitness center, hammam and garden.

At the hotel, every room includes a closet. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower and a hairdryer, all guest rooms at Lear Sense Hotel have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and certain rooms will provide you with a seating area. The rooms will provide guests with a desk and a coffee machine.

Mazkeret Batya

Hapina Shel Michal Hotel

Boutique | Mid-Range | Mazkeret Batya | $

The Hapina-Shel-Michal is a boutique hotel located in Mazkeret Batya, a 15-minute drive from Ben Gurion Airport. It offers free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned accommodations, a patio and free parking.

All rooms come with a private bathroom, cable TV and a desk. The apartments also include a kitchenette with microwave and a dining area.

LeMazkeret Boutique Hotel

Boutique | Mid-Range | Mazkeret Batya | $

Offering a tranquil garden with BBQ, Lemazkeret is in the town of Mazkeret Batya in central Israel, just south-east of Rehovot. Rooms have exposed stone walls, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

This family-run property is historic and yet features a number of modern amenities. Each room is bright, colorful and individually decorated. They all feature an LCD TV with satellite channels and a fridge with complimentary soft drinks, as well as a kettle with tea, coffee and milk. You will also find a patio and a small kitchenette.

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 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 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

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