More and more travellers are looking for smaller, charming hotels.
Jerusalem boutique hotels are the perfect choice if you wish to enjoy four or five luxury and personal service in an intimate atmosphere, without the crowds and tourist groups at large hotels.
Choose from our list of the six best Jerusalem boutique hotels. We've reviewed most of the boutique hotels in Jerusalem and chosen the top six: two from the luxurious Brown group, 3 from the popular 4-star Atlas group, and one more boutique suites hotel.
You can find the exact location of each hotel in the map below.
Select from the six boutique hotels in Jerusalem that suits you best - based on location, style and price:
Location: 54 Hanevi'im Street near the Old City
We think the Villa Brown is the ultimate, luxury boutique hotel in Jerusalem. It's in the heart of the city, just a five to ten minute walk to the Old City's Damascus Gate.
The hotel is in a beautifully renovated villa that was originally built as the home of the doctor who ran the Rothschild Hospital of Jerusalem in the 19th century.
The hotel is an opulent mix of east and west, with original stone walls, Turkish arched doorways, lush curtains, carpets and fabrics in ruby and emerald colors.
There are just twenty four stunning guest rooms.
Each room has its own unique design and atmosphere.
The villa has a lovely outdoor garden, an old-fashioned library, an indoor tea room and a rooftop cafe and bistro. The rooftop also has a wonderful spa with an outdoor Jacuzzi and sunbathing area.
And you'll love the atmosphere in the cool Cave Bar on the spot where the villa's underground water well was dug.
Location: 6 Yo'el Moshe Salomon Street near the City Center
The Harmony Hotel is one of the first boutique hotels in Jerusalem. It is near the Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall ('HaMidrahov'), a lively area full of shops and restaurants, and within walking distance to the Old City, Mamilla and the light rail.
The Harmony Hotel is part of the Atlas boutique hotel group, known for great service, chic styles and 4 star accomodation.
The hotel has a fun atmosphere.
The lobby is airy with high ceilings and comfy sofas and chairs. The guest rooms are compact, but comfortable and stylish.
Even the bathrooms have a hip, quirky design.
There is a lovely buffet breakfast with espresso and cappuccino. And like all Atlas boutique hotels, there is a great (complimentary) Happy Hour with wine, juices, pasta or couscous, veggies, snacks, deserts, and more.
The facilities include a lounge with a pool table, a sun roof and free parking (a rarity at Jerusalem hotels!).
Location: 1 Mesilat Yesharim St near Mahane Yehuda Market
The Bezalal Hotel is the newest Atlas Group boutique hotel, located in the cool Jerusalem neigbhorhood of Nachlaot. Old meets new in the narrow alleys and courtyards full of food stands, trendy restaurants and bars, ancient synagogues, parks and the one and only Mahane Yehuda open-air market.
You can walk to the Old City's Jaffa Gate in fifteen minutes or take the tram.
The hotel is in a restored, limestone building near the historic structure that served as the original site of Israel's most famous art institute, the Bezalal Academy of Arts and Design.
So its no coincidence that the Bezalel hotel is dedicated to original Israeli art and design. You can see the unique design and art work everywhere in the hotel... Like the Armenian ceramics that decorate the lobby and other common areas -
And original art work in all the guest rooms.
The rooms are chic and comfortable, although on the small side. If available, ask for a room with a balcony.
As in all Atlas hotels, you are served a tasty buffet breakfast and free Happy Hour. The dining area is uniquely designed as an intimate, lovely library room.
The Bezalel has a nice garden, and a rooftop sun deck with a great view of the city.
Location: 34 Ben-Yehuda Street
Take a ride up to the top in the elevator of one of the high-rise buildings in Jerusalem, in the heart of Jerusalem near the Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall and the hub of shops, cafes and nightlife.
On the 21st floor you'll find one of the unique boutique hotels in the city - 21st Floor, 36 Suitop Hotel.
There are fourteen beautiful duplex suites.
Each suite has a a living room and kitchen area downstairs and one or two bedrooms, bathroom and a Jacuzzi on the the 2nd floor.
The beds are large and comfortable and there is always an unlimited supply of coffee capsules!
Each suite has large windows and a telescope to enjoy spectacular views of Jerusalem in different directions. The best, if available, are suites with a view to the Old City and the Mount of Olives.
And since there are only 14 rooms, you get exceptional, personalized service for all your needs, whether you need touring help, taxi service and more.
The rooms include a free breakfast, either at one of the three local cafes or a generous continental breakfast served to your room, with breads, cheeses, fruits and pastries.
There is parking in the hotel (for a daily fee) - the entrance is from a back street.
Location: 13 Dorot Rishonim Street in the City Center
The Arthur Hotel is in the Jerusalem Center near the Ben Yehuda pedestrian zone and just a fifteen minute walk to the Old City.
If you love boutique hotels, you will love the charming Arthur Hotel. The hotel is named after Lord Arthur Balfour, the British statesman who issued the famous Balfour Declaration of 1917 supporting the rights of the Jewish people to return to their homeland.
The hotel style is distinctly British Colonial from the early 20th century, combined with exquisite Ottoman period style design. There is a cozy lobby for relaxing indoors. Throughout the hotel are vintage photographs documenting the colonial history of Jerusalem.
Like other Atlas hotels, the rooms are snug but spotlessly clean, comfortable.
The Arthur room decor is traditional colonial with red, blue and green decor. The beds and pillows are second to none and the bathrooms are modern.
They serve a great Israeli breakfast, and a substantial Happy Hour every afternoon, both free of charge. If weather permits, you can eat in the outdoor garden.
Arthur Hotel is known in particularly for its warm and friendly service.
Location: 13 Yehoshua Bin Nun Street in the German Colony
Villa BaMoshava Hotel, like the Villa Brown is also part of the Brown group of boutique hotels.
Villa BaMoshava is in a beautiful landmark building with 3 stories and an elevator. It was built in 1918 in the 'eclectic' architectural style for the Arab Harufa family of tailors from their profits selling elegant dresses in the days of the British Mandate.
The hotel is situated in the trendy Moshava neighborhood in Jerusalem.
'Moshava' means colony and the hotel sits in between the Greek Colony and the more well-known 'German Colony', built by the German Templars in the 19th century. It's in a quiet side street just a block from the charming Emek HaRefaim Street, the main German Colony road, full of shops, restaurants and cafes located in historic colonial buildings.
The rooms at Villa BaMoshava are not large but very clean with classic, traditional furnishings.
For breakfast, you choose from two nearby restaurants, both are excellent.
And every afternnon, they serve a complimentary Happy Hour with wine, nuts and appetizers.
Other hotel facilities include a garden with large trees, tables and chairs as well as a top-notch Spa offering massages and beauty treatments.
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