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The doyenne of the city’s 5-Star hotels, the Dan Tel Aviv’s central location is its top selling point: It’s just steps away from good dining choices and right across the road from the popular Gordon Beach. It’s also a very short block from Ben Yehuda Street, with its buses and sheruts, so guests don’t need to depend on taxis to get around. Of course, it also offers the comforts of a deluxe hotel, which include careful service, dignified decor and such swank amenities as the choice of either fresh or saltwater swimming pools (indoor and outdoor respectively). The design of the hotel is conservatively modern, but the layout is eccentric. It began as a small place in the 1950s and slowly expanded into wings and sections built around inner courtyards. Rooms facing inward have no view, but they shut out the city’s street noise. As this is not a high-rise, the rooms facing the sea sadly overlook a busy road, so if you’re sensitive to noise you may want to sacrifice the view in favor of sleep. There are many, many room categories, so ask questions before you choose.