There’s a lot to live up to when you have a name that promises a good locale, as well as an up-to-the-minute look. But the Center Chic, which was redesigned in 2011, comes through, transforming a classic Bauhaus structure into the most color-saturated lodging in the city. Rooms are awash in bold patterns and deep hues; were it not for the keen eye of the designer here, the look would be quite off-putting, but somehow it all works. Much of the appeal comes from the fact that nearly every room offers its own balcony space. The staff, too, draw raves from all those who stay here, as does the spacious gardened roof terrace with sun lounges overlooking Dizengoff Square. Breakfast and complimentary late afternoon drinks and snacks are served next door at the Cinema Hotel where you can also borrow a free bike. Most rooms are very small (although fine for singles), but a few are roomier—ask if a larger room is available.
- Frommer's Staff