Whether you’ve come to Jerusalem to explore religion, culture, or history, there’s a lot to see before you leave. This list of 10 unique places to stay in Jerusalem will help you find accommodations near your favorite attractions. Some of these hotels and vacation rentals capture Jerusalem architecture so well that they also become an attraction themselves.
Although Jacob recommends this apartment for 2 adults plus a child, it has 2 beds and a sofa bed; Jacob is willing to accommodate additional guest if notified in advance. This newly renovated studio is housed within a historic building, built in 1914, in the center of Jerusalem. If you’re planning on cooking from home, the apartment does not have a full kitchen, but a kitchenette. This apartment also has a beautiful view of Jerusalem from the large windows, the perfect place to watch the sunset.
Jacob's city center apartment with a view
Price: from 61 USD
Number of Guests: 2+1
The Malka Hotel is perfectly located in the city center of Jerusalem, close to all of the main attractions, in fact it is just a short walk from Zion Square, Damascus Gate, and Mamilla outdoor mall. The designers chose to leave the Jerusalem stone bricks exposed, creating an environment that is unique to Jerusalem and captures its history. Many of the rooms have balconies, a lovely place to eat breakfast, while there is also an onsite bar, a great place to start or end your night, or even meet fellow guests in the hotel.
Price: from 89 USD
Address: 15 Heleni ha-Malka Street, Jerusalem, 91010, Israel (see map)
The New Imperial Hotel is located with a stunning 19th-century building owned by the Greek Orthodox Church, just outside of the Old City, highlighting the rich religious history in Jerusalem. And of course, it’s the perfect location for exploring the history, religion, and food of the Old City. Many of the rooms have balconies, offering a one of a kind view of the Old City. The hotel offers an abundant breakfast buffet with an omelet bar. The breakfast, however, is not kosher.
New Imperial Hotel
Address: Jaffa Gate Old City, Jerusalem, 14085, Israel (see map)
Price: from 95 USD
Ofek’s apartment is the perfect combination of ancient history and modern conveniences. It’s located on the ground floor, great for those of you who can’t take stairs, and opens to a small garden at the entrance, a perfect place to have a relaxing glass of wine. Minutes away from the market, Machane Yehuda, this apartment can be perfect for a foodie. It’s also just a few minutes away from the Light Rail, which can help you access all of the other major points in the city. You should note that the price increases to 115 USD on the weekends.
Ofek's authentic stone house
Price: from 105 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This sunny studio, located inside of a pottery studio, is perfect for couples or a solo retreat. The original tile floors add a vintage feel that make this apartment unique. All ceramics in the apartment, including the dishes and the sink, are custom creations by the owner, adding to the one of a kind experience. The apartment is just a five minute walk from Machane Yehuda and a 10 minute walk from the Light Rail.
Daniela's Urban Tranquility
Price: from 106 USD
Number of Guests: 2
With a Turkish bath, an outdoor pool with a hot tub, and an enormous breakfast buffet, the Mount Zion Boutique Hotel is truly a luxurious experience located in the historical heart of Jerusalem, just a 10 minute walk to the Old City. There are amazing views of Jerusalem from the pool, terrace, and lounge that make this hotel well worth the price.
Mount Zion Boutique Hotel
Address: 17 Hebron Road, Jerusalem, 93546, Israel (see map)
Price: from 240 USD
Jacob’s city center apartment is perfect for groups because it has four beds and can comfortably accommodate 6. This apartment is located on the corner of the two main pedestrian areas, Jaffa Street and Ben Yehuda, making it one of the most ideal locations for visitors. The apartment is also within a 10 minute walk to the Old City and the market, Machane Yehuda. A great feature of this apartment is the sunny balcony, while the Apple TV provides some entertainment if you’d rather spend a night in.
Jacob's beautiful apartment in the city center
Price: from 102 USD
Number of Guests: 6
The Sephardic House Hotel is situated in a 19th-century building, which was constructed around a large, tile courtyard, now utilized as a dining space. The hotel itself is in a perfect location, just outside of Zion Gate, an entrance into the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. The elaborate tile work, stone bricks, and vaulted ceilings make this hotel a work of art.
The Sephardic House Hotel
Address: Batei Mahase 1, Jerusalem, 9751494, Israel (see map)
Price: from 139 USD
The Alegra Boutique hotel is truly a one of a kind experience. Located in a 19th-century arabesque building, the hotel highlights the cultural texture of Jerusalem with their gourmet restaurant and mix of traditional Middle Eastern decor and modern Israeli artwork. One of the best features of this hotel is its full Israeli breakfast, featuring bread baked fresh onsite, which can be eaten in their modern restaurant or their fruit orchard. The luxurious bathrooms, massage services, and romantic garden make this hotel perfect for couples.
Alegra Boutique Hotel
Address: Derech Hahachaiot 13 St., Jerusalem, 95746, Israel (see map)
Price: from 256 USD
The American Colony Hotel is located about 2 km (1.2 miles) from the Old City, but a close walk to the Light Rail which can take you directly into the center of town. This hotel is a great option for family trips because of its large garden and pool. For both convenience and luxury, the American Colony Hotel has multiple restaurants on its premises. They also have a popular onsite bar.
The American Colony Hotel
Address: 1 Louis Vincent Street, Jerusalem, 97200, Israel (see map)
Make your own experience
From modern to arabesque, there are so many different kinds of architecture to choose from in Jerusalem. Make your accommodations a part of your travel experience by choosing one of these uniquely stunning options that all reflect an aspect of culture in Jerusalem.
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