In the past few years, Israel’s moderate-range Atlas Hotel Chain has developed new standards for style, up-to-the-minute amenities, helpful staff, and all kinds of guest-pampering extras, such as free late-afternoon happy hours with snacks and refreshments. Its Harmony Hotel is a wildly popular property, located on a charming pedestrians-only street just off Zion Square. Public areas are pleasant and include a library stocked with coffee-table books. Guest rooms are not the largest but are sleek and chic, with zebra print chairs, fluffy white duvets, and, in the suites, actual working fireplaces. Double-glazed windows and summer air-conditioning help block out street noise in this busy area (ask for a rear-facing room). For religious guests, a special elevator is programmed to run on Shabbat.
- Frommer's Staff