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American Colony Hotel

  • 1 Saint Vincent St. Map It
  • East Jerusalem
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Atmospheric cellar bar
  • Good English bookstore
  • Lovely pool


  • Neighborhood at night
  • A cab ride from most attractions

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Once a pasha's palace, this cool limestone oasis with its flower-filled inner courtyard and gorgeous garden is in a class of its own—no wonder it's a favored haunt of statesmen, stars, and spies. It's a 10-minute walk from the Old City's Damascus Gate but shielded from the hubbub of East Jerusalem. Owned by a British family, managed by a Swiss company, and staffed mainly by local Arabs, the American Colony combines the best of all these disparate worlds. The turquoise-and-blue tilework, Damascene wood inlay, and potted palms in the elegant vaulted lobby lead to historic rooms with rug-strewn flagstone floors and antique painted-wood ceilings.

Hotel Information


1 Saint Vincent St., Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 97200, Israel

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 96 rooms, 12 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 03/07/2016

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