Built over 120 years ago on top of the remains of a 4th century Byzantine church and in the immediate proximity of the Old City, the Jerusalem hotel building has witnessed a diverse and extensive history.
The Jerusalem Hotel as a site, a building and a business has been intertwined with history since the Byzantine Period. The building was constructed on top of the foundations of a Byzantine church part of which was newly discovered in the backyard behind the hotel. The building was never intended to be a hotel. In the beginning of the century it was an Ottoman police station and a mobilization site where Ottomans recruited young men to the world war. It later became a house for one of the affluent families of Jerusalem, a school and finally a guest house since 1950.
Welcome to the Jerusalem Hotel
Art and Heritage add to your Experience
Authentic Ambience, Authentic Service
A touch of Middle Eastern Inspiration to greet you
Embroidered bed covers, hand carved wood, lime flagged stone
Cozy and authentic Ambience
We support women producer groups
Every Room has its Own Ambience
The Place to Get Together
The Jerusalem Hotel is a hub for locals and internationals to meet and get together. The Garden is the hotel’s refuge from the hustle and bustle of the Old City markets nearby. It is a hive where people can enjoy a drink, a snack or a full meal working on their laptops, indulging in discussions or simply relaxing and enjoying the commanded simplicity and serenity of the foliage and verdure all around. The Jerusalem hotel is your one stop shop where you should be able to organize your itineraries, get advise, rent a car and have easy access to all public transportation.
I have stayed in this unique hotel four times during the last three years. The location is perfect, the staff is nice and helpful, and the restaurant and the waiters have improved since my first staying. So has the breakfast, very varied, and tasteful, both Palestinian and continental. I will stay here during my next visit to Jerusalem in September.
"If you want to avoid chain-run hotels and support a Palestinian family owned business, this is a great place to go - it's a 19th century Arabic mansion, that has been owned and run by the same family since 1960. The Jerusalem Hotel is extremely well located for visiting the Old City, just a 5 minute walk from Damascus Gate....
We only had lunch here on our last day in Jerusalem. But the service was very good, and the meal enjoyable. And O would reccomend this place to eat out in. It is not far away from the ancient walled city.
Loved this hotel. The rooms were beautiful with the stone work and needlepoint bed spreadsheet. Initially we were worried about the proximity to the Damascus Gate but we felt it was a sanctuary from the hum of activity. The only downside is the second hand smoke coming into our room from the restaurant.