Welcome to the Sea of Galilee, the lowest fresh water lake on earth! The Sea of Galilee (The Kineret) is located in the North, nestled in the Jordan Rift Valley. There you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful nature and history! Whether you’re looking for five-star luxury, the coolest hostels, or anything in between, this guide has got you covered!

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We’ve broken this guide into categories:

  • Luxury Boutique Hotels
  • Mid Range Boutique Hotels
  • Mid Range Tower Hotels 
  • Kibbutz Hotels
  • Tents & Hostels

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 Boutique Hotels

Setai Sea of Galilee Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Isrotel | North East | $$$$$

The Setai Sea of Galilee, located on the eastern cost of the Sea of Galilee, offers 110 luxurious rooms and villas.  The villas boast breathtaking views of the Sea of Galilee, Tiberius and Golan Heights. Rooms also offer enchanting views of the hotels spacious gardens with lush vegetation.

Their unique “Kinneret” villas have a private outdoor pool or hot tub. Their Standard rooms offer high end accommodation in a pleasant and cozy atmosphere tub.

The Scots Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Tiberias | $$$$$

Stay at a beautiful historic building overlooking the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights and explore all the history behind the Scots Hotel. The once hospital is now renovated into a beautiful and luxurious hotel with a swimming pool, old (but renovated) and modern rooms, a gourmet festival with a delicious breakfast. The perfect location for your trip to North Israel.

U Boutique Hotel Kinneret

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Fattal | Tiberias | $$$$$

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the sea, U Boutique Kinneret is located in Tiberias. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, Free WiFi and free private parking.

Every room comes with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. You will find a coffee machine in the room. The rooms come with a private bathroom. Extras include L’Occitane toiletries and a hairdryer.

Cnaan Village Boutique Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | North | $$$$

Located in one of the most beautiful locations of the Golan Heights in the Had Nes village, the Cnaan Village Boutique Hotel & Spa is the perfect place for a romantic escape. Wake up to a delicious and generous Israeli breakfast by the pool, enjoy the panoramic views of the Sea of Galilee, spend the day at the beautiful pool and spa, and stay at a spacious and beautiful suite, the perfect combo for a weekend away from the city.

Best Mid Range Boutique  Hotels

Ramot Resort Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Mid Range | North East | $$$

At the foot of the Golan with a wonderful view of the Sea of Galilee, the Ramot Resort Hotel offers well-equipped rooms and cabins surrounded by green lawns.

The hotel rooms offer spacious accommodations in the hotel wing, while the Wood Cabins and Chalet Deluxe offer ground floor accommodations with private terrace and a luxurious hot tub.

Vered Hagalil Guest Farm

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Mid Range | North West | $$

Overlooking the Sea of Galilee, this beautiful boutique hotel is a perfect spot to escape from the city… or use as a base to tour the local area.

The hotel has 31 separate chalets for guests, each with a little garden and most with amazing views, a swimming pool, an excellent chef restaurant, and a horse-farm for the adventurous!

Vila Europe 1917 Hotel

Swimming Pool | Boutique | Mid Range | Tiberias | $$

Offering an outdoor pool with a sun terrace, Europa 1917 Hotel is historic building from 1917 preserving its authentic European elements.

Rooms and suites here all come with a flat-screen satellite TV, AC, WiFi, some also consisting of a seating area. Each has a safe, a desk, a mini-bar, an electric kettle and a coffee machine.

Shirat Hayam Boutique Hotel

Boutique | Mid Range | Tiberias | $$

Accommodations at the Shira Hayam Boutique Hotel features period architecture of the 19th century, and many rooms and suites have a hot tub. Some rooms offer a balcony with views of the sea.

Shirat Hayam is a historic building located on the seafront promenade in Tiberias, overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Rooms and suites come with LCD cable TV, fridge, and tea/coffee maker.

Ohalo Manor Hotel

Boutique | Mid Range | South | $$

Located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, just 6.2 mi south of the ancient city of Tiberias, this resort hotel is an excellent base for exploring the Upper Galilee region and the Golan Heights.

The hotel is set at a delightful spot surrounded by lush gardens and with splendid views over the Sea of Galilee. The peaceful settings of the hotel assure you a relaxed holiday.

Best Mid Range Tower Hotels 

The Sea of Galilee Hotel

Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid Range | North West | $$

The Sea of Galilee Hotel in Migdal provides accommodations with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service, along with free WiFi. Each room comes with a balcony with views of the pool.

Caesar Premier Tiberias Hotel

Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid Range | Tiberias | $$$

Set along the lakeside promenade in Tiberias, the Caesar Premier has rooms with a balcony overlooking the Sea of Galilee. It features a pool, a spa, and free Wi-Fi.

Spacious rooms at the Caesar have air conditioning, a TV and refrigerator. Each has an electric teakettle and a private bathroom with free toiletries plus a hairdryer.

Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tiberias

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

Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tiberias is set on the promenade overlooking the Sea of Galilee. It has a spa with a gym, and includes seasonal facilities, such as a pool.

All rooms are air conditioned and feature cable TV and a mini-bar. Some have a balcony with a view of the Sea of Galilee.

Leonardo Club Hotel Tiberias

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

The Leonardo Club Tiberias is located in the city center. Being right next to the promenade, restaurants, cafés and shops are all a few steps from the hotel. The beach and the Sea of Galilee are 10 minutes’ walk away.

This hotel is a great base from which to explore the city of Tiberias, the Galilee area, and Golan Heights region.

Kinar Galilee Hotel

Swimming Pool | Tower | Mid Range |  North East | $$$

Set on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee, Kinar Galilee Hotel is a kosher property located 2.5 mi from Moshav Ramot. It offers a gym and a Kosher restaurant serving meat and fish specialties.

The Kinar Galilee is around 30 minutes’ drive from Tiberias on the other side of the Sea of Galilee and the Holy City of Safed. The nearby beach has separate sections for men and women.

Best Kibbutz Hotels 

Nof Ginosaur Kibbutz Hotel

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid Range |  North West | $$

Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel has a private beach on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, 6.2 mi from Tiberias. Set in peaceful surroundings, it offers comfortable rooms and a seasonal outdoor pool.

With a great location at the foot of Mount Arbel, the Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel is ideal for exploring the Upper Galilee, the Jordan Valley and the Golan Heights.

Degania Bet Kibbutz Country Lodging

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid Range | South | $

Degania Bet Kibbutz Country Lodging is a short walk from the Sea of Galilee. It offers lots of leisure facilities, including a swimming pool and football and indoor basketball courts.

All rooms at Degania Bet Kibbutz offer air conditioning, cable TV, and a small kitchenette with coffee maker. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

Kinneret Village Country Lodging

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid Range | South | $

Set about 500 m from the Sea of Galilee, Kinneret Village is 0.6 mi from the baptismal site of Yardenit on the River Jordan. Its grounds include a barbecue.

Offering free WiFi, the studios are air-conditioned and modern. They come with a flat-screen TV, kitchenette and a patio overlooking the garden. A continental breakfast is available daily.

Out of Africa Resort

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid Range | North | $$

Overlooking the Sea of Galilee and surrounding hills, this property has a distinctive African design and is ideal for a relaxing break. It features a garden and an outdoor pool.

The elegant suites at Out Of Africa Resort come with a balcony or private garden area overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Each one includes a double hot tub, kitchenette and an LCD TV. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Daria Resort

Kibbutz | Mid Range | Olive |  South | $$

Facing the beachfront in HaOn, Daria – authentic Israel experience features a restaurant and a private beach area. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a playground. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

Maagan Kibbutz Holiday Village Hotel

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid Range |  South | $$

Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Ein Gev Holiday Resort

Kibbutz | Mid Range |  East | $$

Located on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee, Ein Gev Holiday Resort is close to the Golan Heights. A wonderful starting point for exploring the area, including Kibbutz Ein-Gev, the first Israeli Kibbutz on this side of the lake and the area’s Christian Holy sites.

Best Hostels & Tents

Ghengis Khan of the Golan

Tents | Hostel |  East | $$

Located along the Golan Trail, the family-run Genghis Khan offers handmade and air-conditioned Mongolian tents with free Wi-Fi. It features an equipped garden with a seating area and free BBQ facilities.

Tents have wooden frames and come with an attached private or shared bathroom just outside the tent. Each has comfortable mattresses and pillows. A shared kitchen is also available for guests, and a grocery shop can be found in the village.

Village on the Cliff

Tents | Hostel |  East | $

Providing lake views, Village on the Cliff in Giv’at Yo’av has accommodations, a shared lounge, a garden, barbecue facilities and a terrace.

Offering a patio, specific units are air-conditioned and feature a dining area and a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Some units also have a kitchen equipped with a microwave, a fridge, and an oven.

HI – Poriya Hostel

Hostel |  South West | $

Set on the slopes of Mount Poriya, HI – Poriya Hostel overlooks the Sea of Galilee. Located 10 minutes’ drive from Tiberias, it offers free Wi-Fi.

Rooms and dormitories are air conditioned. A fridge and tea and coffee making facilities are also included.

HI – Karei Deshe Hostel

Hostel |  North | $

Located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, 2.5 mi from Kibbutz Ginosar, the HI – Karei Deshe Hostel has access to the beach. It offers free WiFi and simple rooms and dormitories with a fridge and free toiletries.

Accommodations at the Karei Deshe is air conditioned and has a tea/coffee maker and a TV. Rooms include a private bathroom.

Tiberias Hostel

Hostel |  Tiberias | $

Offering modern budget accommodations and a free shared kitchen, Tiberias Hostel is just 5 minutes’ walk from the Sea of Galilee. WiFi is free throughout and there is a rooftop terrace offering sea views.

The hostel is located in the heart of Tiberias, the main town on the banks of the Sea of Galilee. Central Bus Station is only 5 minutes away on foot.

David Hostel Tiberias

Hostel |  Tiberias | $

David Hostel provides accommodations with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden and barbecue facilities. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hostel features family rooms.

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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