Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
What it is
A 226-room luxe hideaway tucked within an ornate 1920s facade, with a Guerlain spa, rooftop garden restaurant and legendary afternoon tea.
What it isn't
Poorly serviced. Expect pampering, including 24-hour room service, in-the-know concierges, and more.
What we think
After you’ve spent a day exploring Jerusalem’s millenia-old sights, there is something especially comforting about knowing you’ll come home to all the five star luxuries you’ve come to expect from modern living. Guest rooms are traditionally appointed enough to satisfy a white-gloved member of any royal family, and bedecked in embellished crown moldings, flowing draperies and crisply tailored furniture. And even the starter room is glam—the Twin Deluxe begins at 430 square feet, and is fitted with crystal chandeliers, 400-thread-count sheets, heated Italian marble floors in the bathroom and a deep soaking tub that feels like your own private spa. Upgrade to the 9th floor Ambassador Suite and you’ll have the run of 807-square-foot digs, including an entirely separate living and dining area, plus an al fresco balcony for fresh air—and ideal for putting the happy in happy hour.
You're here because
You have an obsession with over-the-top spas, and this one is nothing less than camera-ready, with a glowing turquoise pool under a barrel-vaulted ceiling.
You’ve made a Waldorf Salad plenty of times at home, but there’s something about tucking into it here in the atrium of the Palace Restaurant that makes it taste exceptionally regal. Or is it knowing your main course will be a char-grilled ribeye? Living your best life, wherever you roam.
Restaurants & Bars
King's Court - offering light bites, coffees and teas, cocktails and wines
The Garden Terrace - tapas bar located on a rooftop garden offering modern cuisine with a Mediterranean twist
Palace Restaurant - gourmet kosher meat restaurant with an extensive à la carte menu
Set just over a mile’s walk from the Western Wall, and four blocks from the 1857 Montefiore Windmill—touristy, yes, but also a prime spot for a sommelier-led wine and cheese workshop overlooking the area’s storied sights.