Planning a trip to the holy city? Get a taste of the high life, and live it up in the lap of luxury! If you are looking for the best 5-star deluxe hotels, then this post is for you! Most of the luxury hotels in Jerusalem are in the Mamilla area, but there are a couple of others dotted around the city.
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Best Luxury Hotels in Mamilla
King David Street 23 | Swimming Pool | Luxury | Tower | Dan | $$$$$
Built in 1920s, and refurbished most recently in 2013, the King David Hotel in Jerusalem has a history befitting of such a special city. It is often used for state banquets and to host world leaders and famous personalities.
The 5 star hotel comes complete with a beautiful outdoor pool (one of the few in Jerusalem) surrounded by amazing gardens, a tennis court, and all that while being a 15-minute walk from the main city attractions. The amazing gardens are also the place for you to enjoy an Israeli restaurant. If you choose to eat indoor the King David hotel also offers 4 more restaurants for you to dine in.
Agron Street 26-28 | Luxury | Tower | Hilton | $$$$$
Opened in 2014, if you are looking for the best hotels in Jerusalem Waldorf Astoria should be at the top of your list. The sumptuous 1920s style decor is complemented with a free personal tablet when you check in and 46” smart TV as standard in every room.
Other than being 500 meters from Jaffa Gate, the hotel’s main attraction is the Palace restaurant. The Palace Restaurants gives you the best of 2 culinary worlds with an Israeli breakfast and a French lunch.
King David St. 7 | Swimming pool | Luxury | Tower | $$$$$
Opened in 1988, The David Citadel Hotel is one of the best hotels in Jerusalem offering a huge swimming pool and a number of restaurants within its facilities.
The main attraction of The David Citadel Hotel would be your room, many of which were refurbished in 2015. The rooms at The David Citadel Hotel are larger than most rooms other hotels have to offer, and your bathroom will include both a bath and a shower.
King David Street 26 | Swimming pool | Luxury | Tower | $$$$$
Opened in 2009, the Mamilla Hotel is regarded as one of the finest in Jerusalem. The modern hotel, designed by Piero Lissoni, is contemporary to the core, bridging the gap between tradition and modernity.
The hotel offers a variety of restaurants, and is located only 10 minutes walking from Jaffa Gate. If you are looking for hotels in Jerusalem and want to make sure you travel in style, the hotel’s Egyptian cotton bed linens along with a transparent glass wall (that can be switched on and off) will do the trick!
Like every 5 star hotel Mamilla has a private spa, where you can enjoy a sauna, gym, an indoor swimming pool and treat yourself with a massage while visiting Jerusalem.
Best Luxury Hotels in Emek Refaim
Emek Refa’im St 3 | Swimming pool | Luxury | Tower | Isrotel | $$$$
The Orient Jerusalem hotel is located in a very central location in Jerusalem, walking distance from countless cultural, tourist, and historic attraction. It has 234 luxurious rooms and suites plus many amenities including a rooftop pool overlooking iconic landmarks, an indoor pool on the spa level, gym, saunas, and Turkish hamam.
Best Luxury Hotels in East Jerusalem
Louis Vincent Street 1 | Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | $$$
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.
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 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.