In 2021, the finishing touches were put on this 52-room boutique hotel, transforming a building that in the 1950s served as a public library and bookstore and then, for decades later, as a Yiddish cultural center. Renowned local Tel Aviv architect Yoav Messer designed The Ink’s facade to resemble a stack of weighty books piled at one’s bedside. Most importantly, the hotel is proudly green: natural light is used to reduce electricity consumption, smart insulation optimizes temperatures. The building is located on a quaint, low-key side street that feels far from the tourist bustle, though it’s there if you want it. The compact rooms come with minibars, Nespresso coffee machines, and TVs hooked up to streaming sites, but the jewel in this hotel’s crown is the lush rooftop pool deck. The beach is about 10 minutes away by foot, and the fashionable Sheinkin Street, one block over, has a many trendy cafes and shops.