A great budget find, this recently renovated hotel is extremely well located: on a small taxi- and car-accessible street (rare for this area) just a 3-minute walk from Zion Square. Most rooms and bathrooms are Lilliputian—are you seeing a pattern among Jerusalem hotels?—but the large windows or sliding doors to balconies that all rooms have make them feel less cramped. Plus the in-room safes, glass-enclosed showers or tubs, plasma TVs, and cushy beds (and bedding) are all above the quality usually found in this price range. Loaner laptops, offered by the bright, helpful young Israeli staff, are a terrific perk. Yes, the lack of an elevator is a minus; if you have heavy baggage or accessibility problems, you may want to ask for the roomy ground-floor VIP rooms. And late-night noise can sometimes be a problem in this central area. But the small rooftop patio and an upgraded breakfast buffet added in 2013 mean the positives outweigh the negatives here. And there’s even a small pay parking lot across the street—a small miracle in Jerusalem!
- Frommer's Staff