Kick back, and relax poolside!  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 neighborhoods:

  • The Beach – High-Rise Hotels with pools, and Mid-Range Boutique Hotels
  • Rothschild Neighborhood – Luxury and Mid-Range Boutique Hotels
  • Jaffa – Everything from Luxury Hotels to 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

The Beach

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.

Hilton Hotel

Hayarkon 205 | Swimming Pool | Luxury | Tower | Hilton | $$$$$

Hilton tel aviv

A great hotel for executive travel. The location is ideal, next to the beach, the reception is efficient and professional, the rooms are spacious and well-furnished, each with a balcony, the breakfast buffet is huge and there are five kosher restaurants, and the pool is a great place to sunbathe and meet new people. The hotel has 560 rooms, and the top two floors have access to an exclusive Executive Lounge.

The hotel’s clientele is usually a mix of businessmen, or families from France, America, Russia, and the rest of Europe. The hotel also regularly hosts conferences and weddings.

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Dan Hotel

Hayarkon 205 | Swimming Pool | Luxury | Tower | Dan | $$$$$

The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel was the first luxury hotel to be built in Tel Aviv, and continues to reflect the dynamic lifestyle of the city that never sleeps. Long regarded as the Tel Aviv hotel of choice, the Dan Tel Aviv offers sea-facing or city view guestrooms and suites that embody the highest standards of luxury and service.


David Intercontinental Hotel

Yehezkel Kaufmann 12 | Swimming Pool | Luxury | Tower | Intercontinental | $$$

David Intercontinental

One of Tel Aviv’s better mega-hotels, the David InterContinental is on the South of the hotel beach strip, just next to Neve Tsedek. It is great for families – with large well-furnished rooms, professional staff, kosher restaurants, and a large swimming pool!

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Royal Beach Tel Aviv Hotel

Ha-Yarkon 19 | Swimming Pool | Luxury | Tower | Isrotel | $$$

If you’re looking for a getaway where you’re truly treated like a king, book a room at the Royal Beach Hotel located right on the beautiful beaches of Tel Aviv. Of course such a luxurious hotel does not come cheap, but if you’re coming to be pampered and leave refreshed and with a golden tan, this is the hottest place in Tel Aviv to stay. The facilities at the Royal Beach Hotel will make you never want to step out of the room and explore the city. The amenities don’t stop at just the comfortable beds and beautifully done bathrooms; just wait until you check out the magnificent pool and spa on the fourth floor.

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Rothschild Neighborhood

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.

The Norman Hotel

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

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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The Poli House

Nahalat Binyamin 1 | Swimming pool | Mid Range | Boutique | 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.

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Jaffa

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!

The Jaffa Hotel

Louis Pasteur 2 | Swimming Pool | Luxury | Tower | Marriot | $$$$$

The Jaffa, a new Luxury Collection Hotel, is a 5-star property set within a restored 19th century complex that once housed Jaffa’s French Hospital. The Jaffa provides a perfect blend of service, style, and state-of-the-art luxury.


The Setai Tel Aviv Hotel

David Razi’el St 22 | Swimming Pool | Luxury | Tower | Setai | $$$$$

The Setai Tel Aviv is a prestigious five-star hotel that offers luxury and tranquility at one of the most beautiful locations in the city. The building where the Setai is built was once used as a jailhouse, and it has been transformed with contemporary touches and classic refurbishments.

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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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