Return visitors say they love the sense of history at the Dan, built in 1953 and billed as Tel Aviv's very first hotel. The rainbow-painted rear of the hotel, facing the Mediterranean, contributes to the landmark status—famed Israeli artist Ya'akov Agam designed it. Rooms in the luxurious King David wing have panoramic sea views and double-glazed windows to ensure a good night's sleep. The leisure complex includes a gym and an indoor and outdoor saltwater pool. A popular stretch of public beach is right across the street.