A Moorish-inspired lobby decorated with soaring stone arches lets you know that you've arrived at sumptuous desert resort, as do the pools that sparkle in the arid valley. The hotel was built when Jericho seemed to be on the cusp of an economic upturn; the boom was elusive, but you can still soak in a Dead Sea–water pool, relax in a Turkish bath, or dine at the poolside restaurant before retiring to well-appointed rooms that cost a fraction of those farther south along the Dead Sea. Until 2014 this was an InterContinental hotel. Make sure you specify a non-smoking room if you do not smoke.
Jerusalem–Jericho Rd., Jericho, Israel