In the 1930s this was the Esther Cinema, one of the first movie theaters in Tel Aviv. Skip the elevator and take the elegant winding staircase from the lobby to the various floors: when restoring it, the architect left the depressions made by thousands of moviegoers over the decades. Vintage projection equipment, tickets, playbills, and other paraphernalia give the feel of a truly charming museum. The comfortable guest rooms have black decor and reading lamps that look like tiny spotlights. The hotel has a sunny terrace with a wonderful view of Dizengoff Circle.