Jerusalem stone lends a warm glow to this low-slung hotel, which is wrapped around a central courtyard and atrium. In warm weather, the best way to start the day is with an excellent outdoor breakfast in the shaded courtyard. The well-maintained guest rooms, decorated in shades of brown and beige, are comfortably furnished, all have views. Deluxe rooms have balconies overlooking the Old City, a 10-minute walk from the hotel; others face the leafy Talbieh neighborhood.
The gym, spa, and heated pool are added bonuses. The hotel's location next to the playgrounds at Liberty Bell Garden makes it ideal for families.