This cheery hotel, built in the 1990s, has more of a Western vibe than others in its price category, for all the good and the bad that implies. Rooms are a hair larger than one usually gets at this price point and feature more color: navy blue rugs, happy bubble-patterned coverlets, toast-colored curtains. Rooms that face Shatz Street on higher floors tend to be the quietest picks, unless you get one near the squeaky elevator (ask to move if that happens). We very much like the location, right on a pedestrian street just 1 1/2 blocks from the intersection of King George Street and the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall. A very good breakfast buffet was instituted in 2013. Because the hotel is on a pedestrian street, taxis can’t drop you off at the door, but it’s only a half-block downhill from Shmuel HaNaggid Street. Call ahead for arrival info and possible help with baggage. Parking is difficult here. In late fall and winter, there are often fabulous room deals, so do surf the Internet.
- Frommer's Staff