Tel Aviv, the commercial and tech capital of Israel, still has a lot going for it in culture and art. White City, where you’ll find the world’s most extensive collection of international-style buildings, and a long beachfront make the city lively and easygoing. See the best hotels in Tel Aviv.
The Nordoy is the city’s oldest continually operational hotel, standing in the city’s heart and a Tel Aviv landmark since its founding in 1925. One of Tel Aviv’s top heritage hotels is distinguished by a classical magenta front surmounted by a dark grey dome. It has vast, stylishly renovated rooms decorated with monochrome prints and dark parquet floors. A ground-floor cafe serves breakfast and late cocktails, but the rooftop lounge, a patio softened with potted plants and quiet jazz, is the winner.
The Jaffa, Tel Aviv’s ultimate old-meets-new building, is named after the city’s old port neighborhood and occupies what was originally a 19th-century French-built pilgrims’ hostel and hospital. The ancient Romanesque wing – all archways, columns, and stained glass windows – has been sensitively restored and altered, and it still breathes history while gently incorporating modern minimalist rooms, some with soaring vaulted ceilings. A new wing flanks it with the same color, dimensions, and roofline. The little top-floor chapel has been converted into a lounge bar following formal de-sanctification and the removal of icons.
This premium boutique hotel is located in the heart of Tel Aviv on tree-lined Ben Tsiyon Street, just a short walk from Dizengoff Street, Rothschild Boulevard, and the beach. The property was originally a Bauhaus-style private dwelling in 1947, inspired by architect Le Corbusier. Inside, travelers ascend the two-story structure through a spiraling marble staircase. The hotel features 18 rooms decorated in a white-on-white palette and accented with Italian furnishings and fireplaces. Certain rooms provide balconies or patio access. A daily breakfast of exquisite brioches, fresh cheese, and bread is served on the modest porch.
This lavish Miami hotel business built a branch in Tel Aviv in 2017, upping the bar for premium accommodation in the city. The Setai, a five-star urban resort in Jaffa, was originally a fortress and an Ottoman jail and is set in a restored historic compound near the Clock Tower. It offers a rooftop pool as well as 120 magnificent rooms and suites, some of which have stunning views of the ancient harbor and the Mediterranean Sea.
Brown, which sits at the urban crossroads of north-central Tel Aviv (trendy Rothschild Boulevard on one side and earthier districts on the other), has enthusiastic energy fueled by its closeness to the vibrant gallery and cafe scene of Neve Tzedek and the beach beyond. Interiors merge glam-tinged 1970s Americana with retro décor found from boutiques and flea markets, offsetting the relative blandness of this former office block — expect plenty of brown, rhomboid bookcases, and dark lighting. Outside showers and a bathtub are natural features of the plant-filled rooftop patio bar.
It’s easy to see why American travel publication Jetsetter named The Norman the most fabulous boutique hotel in the world shortly after it debuted in 2014. Set in two restored 1920s buildings facing the lovely King Albert Square on Nachmani Street, It has been at the top of Tel Aviv’s high-end hospitality scene for a long time. It houses two of Tel Aviv’s favorite fine-dining restaurants, The Norman and the Tel Aviv branch of London’s Dinings, in addition to 50 rooms and suites. In addition to great dining, guests can enjoy delectable cocktails at the exclusive Library Bar.
This 12-room luxury hotel in Tel Aviv’s center is perfectly positioned for anybody looking to enjoy the thriving nightlife and culinary scene. It is housed in a refurbished 1922 building right off Rothschild Boulevard. The lobby’s signature restaurant is highly praised, and the bar features a curated menu of classic and unique beverages.
Fabric Hotel, located in a former textile mill, boasts a design that pays respect to the building’s industrial background with exposed red brickwork and wood paneling. It’s only a five-minute walk to Carmel Market, the Yemenite Quarter, and Rothschild Boulevard from the Lev Ha’ir neighborhood in the city’s center. Imperial Cocktail Bar, a New York-themed all-day cafe-bar on-site, is a terrific destination for evening drinks. There are also rooms with bunk beds if you want to be stylish while saving money.
A gem like The Vera is born when the work of local artists, designers, and crafters is combined. From bespoke furniture to bathroom soaps and booze in the bar, this 39-room boutique hotel in a former office building offers a retro-industrial design. It exhibits the abilities of local artisans and artists. The Vera, located on Lilinblum Street in Lev Ha’ir, is a great place to stay if you want to see the best of Tel Aviv.
You can stay at this posh boutique hotel in the lovely streets of Neve Tzedek’s American colony. It was built in 1866 by John and George Drisco, two American Christian brothers who came to Tel Aviv as part of the New England Church of the Messiah’s mission to prepare the region for the second coming. The Drisco is the result of architect Ari Shaltiel’s ten-year restoration project. The 42 nicely equipped rooms and suites vary in style, but they all have white walls, oak floors, and marble baths. Several rooms overlook the Mediterranean Sea. At the same time, the suites have their own terraces with views of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. A delightful isolated villa can also be booked. Gourmet egg dishes and brioches with toppings like home-cured salmon and poached eggs are served at the Zada Restaurant for breakfast. Enjoy a modern Ottoman culinary experience for supper while the Drisco Bar in the opulent lobby serves classic and specialty drinks, wines, and light nibbles.
Hotel Saul is located on a residential street near Carmel Market, one of Tel Aviv’s most popular attractions. Inside, the industrial-chic architecture pays homage to the building’s previous life as a 1940s workplace. A contemporary feel is created by restored street lighting, exposed white brick walls, and whimsical artwork gracing the walls. High ceilings, pale walls, and a modern style with exposed concrete and steel contrast with walnut furnishings characterize the 34 rooms. Hand-woven Turkish linens, cosmetics from local artists, and flat-screen TVs with Netflix are among the amenities. This hotel can accommodate a variety of budgets, from small, less expensive rooms to rooms with patios. For cuisine, it is home to Barvazi, a gourmet sandwich store managed by Raz Rahav, one of Tel Aviv’s most well-known chefs.
The Poli House is directly close to Carmel Market and is housed in a restored Bauhaus structure with a signature white, curving facade. Expect a dramatic, bright, and modern decor on the inside, with futuristic red pods in the foyer. The 40 light-filled rooms are basic and compact, with huge windows, stripped flooring, bright furniture, and walk-in rainfall showers in the bathrooms. The vast, panoramic rooftop contains:
- A cocktail bar (which also serves lunch and supper).
- A heated swimming pool and spa.
- Access to a neighboring gym for guests.
The famed Love-eat cafe, which serves Middle Eastern cuisine, serves breakfast next door.
This boutique hotel, located on a side street off Rothschild Boulevard, has 23 tiny but pleasant rooms with a warm color palette. Bellboy, the neighborhood’s most relaxed speakeasy bar, is located on the ground floor and has excellent, offbeat cocktails and delectable food (shrimp dim sum). Breakfast options include salads, eggs, fresh juices, and coffee at the neighboring Nehama VeHetsi cafe. To relax, book a massage at the hotel’s spa, featuring a Jacuzzi and sauna.