As the largest city in Israel and one of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem is an incredible destination and a major hub for tourism as well as for business. The combination of modern architecture and historic religious structures make it a unique environment and there is no end to the amazing landmarks waiting around every corner. With so many different hotels in Jerusalem, it can be challenging to pick just one for a stay in Israel. To find the best hotels in the area, it makes sense to stick with accommodations that have been favorably reviewed. Here are five of the most recommended hotels in all of Jerusalem.

1. YMCA Three Arches Hotel
Travelers in search of an affordable hotel that also boasts one of the best locations in the entire city will love the YMCA Three Arches Hotel. The hotel is ideal for visitors who want to do a lot of sightseeing on foot as many of the biggest attractions and landmarks are only a short walk away. The hotel property itself also offers plenty to do and amenities for guests include an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center and a library. Both Wi-Fi and parking are complimentary for all guests and there is also a restaurant on the property that serves kosher as well as non-kosher meals. While suitable for business travelers, the YMCA Three Arches Hotel is most loved by leisure travelers on a budget.

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2. Eldan Hotel
The Eldan Hotel comes highly-recommended in large part because of its incredible proximity to the Old City. Overlooking the Old City walls, the Eldan Hotel is a short walk from the Jaffa Gate, putting visitors directly in the heart of the vibrant excitement of this incredible city. Although the Eldan Hotel is steeped in history, its amenities are thoroughly modern. Guests can enjoy free wireless Internet in rooms and common areas throughout the hotel, and each room is equipped with flat-screen televisions and cable channels in multiple languages. Breakfast is provided for guests and can be eaten indoors or on the outdoor terrace with city views. Other dining options are readily available just steps from the hotel and rooms also come with basic kitchen facilities such as miniature refrigerators and coffee makers. 

3. Legacy Hotel
The Legacy Hotel was once a YMCA, but it was given an upgrade and refurbishment in order to serve as the luxury hotel of Jerusalem. As is the case with many of the city's best accomodations, the Legacy Hotel is a mere five-minute walk from the Old City, allowing visitors to go sightseeing with ease and convenience. Each of the rooms boasts a spectacular view of either the Old City or the modern district of Jerusalem, allowing guests to soak in the vistas in privacy. A large and contemporary fitness center on the property is a great way for guests to work up an appetite which can be sated at the on-site restaurant which serves international cuisine as well as Middle Eastern specialties. Some rooms include private balconies and all rooms have soundproofing, air conditioning and wireless Internet at no additional cost.

4. The Sephardic House Hotel
The Sephardic House Hotel was built in the 19th century making it a truly historic choice in the heart of Jerusalem. Guests will undoubtedly appreciate the hotel's location as it is just a short walk from the Zion Gate, which serves as the entrance to the city's Jewish Quarter. The Sephardic House Hotel is airy and bright thanks to its large interior courtyard atrium where guests can dine in the fresh air. Travelers hoping to see as many of the historic Jewish sights as possible will appreciate that the Sephardic House Hotel is less than half a mile from the Western Wall and only slightly further away from the Dome of the Rock.

5. Hotel Arthur
The Hotel Arthur is an Atlas Boutique Hotel which makes it a unique and upscale accommodation option in Jerusalem. The building housing the Hotel Arthur is colonial in style and the interior embraces that theme. Expect classic elegance and bursts of vibrant color in the decor. Hotel Arthur is situated on a pedestrian promenade called Ben Yehudah, allowing guests easy access to countless surrounding shops, cafes and restaurants. The sights of the Old City are also just a 15-minute walk away. Hotel Arthur boasts a 24-hour front desk and rooms are equipped with features such as a refrigerator, a kettle, free wireless Internet and a flat-screen television.

The best hotels in Jerusalem tend to be located in lively historic areas. Each of these five hotels in Jerusalem is highly recommended and includes a range of amenities, spectacular locations and world-class service suitable for business travelers or those sightseeing throughout Israel.


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