19 Best Hotels in Haifa and the Northern Coast, Israel

Akkotel

$$ | 1 Salahaddin St., 24112, Israel

At this three-story hostelry inside a former Turkish police station, original wooden doors lead in to a small lobby, where a painted plaster rosette decorates the gold ceiling. The lavish old-world design has received some updates—original bathrooms are beautifully modernized—but original stonework remains in the windows and walls. Double rooms are decorated in brown, caramel, and beige, and net curtains embroidered with flowers frame the windows. Each of the five family rooms has a loft with two beds so four people can settle in comfortably. The rooftop café showcases the lovely skyline of Old Akko.

Pros

  • Family run
  • Unusual lodging built into the Old City walls
  • Warm service

Cons

  • No pool
  • Small rooms
  • Roof deck could use updating
1 Salahaddin St., 24112, Israel
04-987–7100
hotel Details
18 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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B&B Batia & Claude

$ | Ein Hod, 3089000, Israel

Batia's and Claude's small B&B is quiet and hidden behind masses of hot-pink bougainvillea. The ground-level Provence Apartment has a little garden and patio and is furnished in antique French provincial style, with armchairs and a pullout sofa in the large living area, plus a good-size bedroom and kitchenette. The two-level Green Room studio has art deco touches. Olives from the yard, local cheeses, and homemade bread and jam make breakfast, which costs extra, a treat. Be sure to visit the antique store and Batia's art studio.

Pros

  • Pretty, private building
  • Fun on-site shop
  • Great location

Cons

  • Often gets booked well in advance
  • Breakfast not included in the rate
  • No nightlife
Ein Hod, 3089000, Israel
04-984–1648
hotel Details
2 units
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Bat Galim Boutique Hotel

$ | 10 Yonatan St., 3501255, Israel

This romantic boutique hotel has great views of the sea and is a five-minute walk to the beach, making it a perfect couples' getaway. The modern rooms and lobby tend to the small side, but guest rooms are freshly decorated in earth tones with sparkling ceramic fixtures. The attentive staff will greet you with a cold drink and a warm smile.

Pros

  • Short walk to restaurants
  • Close to the beach
  • Convenient to train and bus station

Cons

  • No elevator
  • No restaurant
  • Small rooms
10 Yonatan St., 3501255, Israel
04-603–7800
hotel Details
12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Carmel Forest Spa Resort

$$$$ | Rte. 721, 31900, Israel Fodor's Choice

Set by itself in the Carmel Forest, this spa-resort 25 km (15 miles) south of Haifa is the ultimate escape, thanks to a top-of-the-line spa and tasteful lodgings designed to pamper guests in a calm and healthy setting (no cell phones or children under 16). From the hillside are stunning views of pine trees and the Mediterranean. Rooms on the second and third floors have balconies overlooking the Ofer Forest. Spa treatments include massages, aromatherapy, body peels, and seaweed wraps. Green wicker chaises let you relax with a cup of herbal tea as you contemplate nature through the solarium windows. A sample day? Consult the nutritionist, strike out on a forest walk, enjoy a sesame-oil massage, and then sit down to a gourmet meal prepared with all-natural ingredients. Day guests are welcome.

Pros

  • Serene setting
  • Lovely forest walks
  • Spa services

Cons

  • No public transportation
  • Rather pricey
  • No nightlife
Rte. 721, 31900, Israel
04-830–7888
hotel Details
126 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Colony Hotel

$ | 28 Ben Gurion Blvd., 3502332, Israel

Step into the palm-shaded courtyard here to enter the world of the German Templers: the three-story lodging is in the center of the German Colony, amid the neighborhood's carefully restored red-roofed homes. Guest rooms retain the original geometric-tile floors and other graceful touches. Ask for one with a gorgeous view of the Baha'i terraces. A dozen rooms have hot tubs, and all include freestanding bathtubs in spacious bathrooms. A spa room offers several massage options, and the rooftop terrace has eye-popping views of the port. Room service is delivered from a nearby restaurant, and breakfast is served in the charming dining room.

Pros

  • Uniquely charming setting
  • Discounts at local restaurants with stay
  • Great location in German Colony

Cons

  • No pool
  • No restaurant on-site
  • Small rooms
28 Ben Gurion Blvd., 3502332, Israel
04-851–3344
hotel Details
40 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Dan Caesarea

$$$ | 1 Rothschild St., 30600, Israel
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Equidistant from Tel Aviv and Haifa, this four-story chain hotel suits business executives and vacationers alike, and the 15 acres of landscaped lawns, sparkling swimming pool, and 18-hole minigolf course make it great for families. All the guest rooms have balconies overlooking the sea or the countryside. Especially recommended are the comfortable deluxe doubles, with marble bathrooms and modern decor in cheerful hues. The Caesar Hall restaurant overlooks the pool. The hotel is a short drive to the beach and Caesarea. Bikes are on hand for riding around in the conveniently flat countryside.

Pros

  • Beautiful grounds
  • Family-friendly vibe
  • Helpful staff

Cons

  • No public transportation
  • Far from restaurants
  • Pool closed during the winter
1 Rothschild St., 30600, Israel
04-626–9111
hotel Details
113 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Dan Carmel

$$$ | 87 Hanassi Blvd., 3464216, Israel
Dan Hotels

Beautifully situated on the heights of Merkaz Carmel, this longtime favorite has stately charm and a devoted staff. Guest rooms are decorated in soothing hues and feature sleek, modern furnishings and narrow balconies with views over the city or bay below. The pool area, surrounded by a large garden with potted geraniums and many trees, is pleasant and breezy. The concierge can direct you to several excellent restaurants within an easy walk of the hotel. Several dining choices are available in the hotel as well.

Pros

  • Superb views
  • Attentive staff
  • Bathroom mirrors feature built-in TV

Cons

  • Pool closed in winter
  • Buffet can get repetitive
  • Rooms a bit dated
87 Hanassi Blvd., 3464216, Israel
04-830–3030
hotel Details
227 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Dan Panorama Haifa

$$ | 107 Hanassi Blvd., 31060, Israel
Dan Hotels

The glitzier younger sister of the Dan Carmel up the road, this 21-story hotel is popular with business executives, thanks, in part, to a comfortable second-floor lobby with a circular bar. Rooms are spacious with blue-and-yellow design and pale-wood furnishings. Many look out onto the gold-topped Baha'i Shrine and the bay, while the rest have lovely city views. The hotel is connected to the Panorama Center mall, with casual eateries and boutiques.

Pros

  • Welcoming staff
  • Splendid views
  • Large fitness center

Cons

  • No balconies
  • Dated decor
  • Slow elevators
107 Hanassi Blvd., 31060, Israel
04-835–2222
hotel Details
266 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Efendi Hotel

$$$$ | Louis IX St., 24124, Israel Fodor's Choice
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Two notable Ottoman-era palaces overlooking the Mediterranean have been united to form this uniquely charming boutique hotel. The tastefully furnished guest rooms are made more special by ornamented ceilings and latticed woodwork. Efendi's lovely setting is the result of work by a joint team of Venetian and Israeli artisans, who restored the two historic homes—erected over a Crusader vault—with great attention to detail, adding chic, modern elements to the opulent frame. While the old Crusader vault is now the wine cellar and bar, don't miss the restored 1878 fresco of the city of Istanbul, which was found during the renovation. From the gourmet breakfast to a massage in the renovated 400-year-old hammam, service is impeccable.

Pros

  • Perfect Old City location
  • Design flair with local flavor
  • Superb staff

Cons

  • Not a lively nighttime neighborhood
  • Early reservations required
  • Spa services not always available
Louis IX St., 24124, Israel
074-729–9799
hotel Details
12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel

$$$ | 1 Yair St., 30900, Israel Fodor's Choice

You would be forgiven if you thought this hotel was newly built: with its exposed cement, clean white lines, and natural walnut furnishings, the modern design from 1973 has been renovated into a striking hotel and world-class center for the arts. The small, hivelike rooms of the original plan have been reinterpreted as luxury accommodations. In a separate wing, the complex has an auditorium with nearly perfect acoustics; it has become a magnet for local and international performance artists. Notable works of art adorn public spaces in the hotel, and you can call ahead for a docent-led tour. The Elma's flagship restaurant, Oratorio, is a special treat.

Pros

  • Breathtaking views
  • Historically significant building
  • World-class art collection

Cons

  • Standard rooms are quite small
  • Difficult to reach without a car
  • A bit pricey
1 Yair St., 30900, Israel
04-630–0123
hotel Details
95 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Beit Maimon

$$ | 4 Zahal St., 3090804, Israel

On the western slopes of Zichron Ya'akov, a 10-minute walk from the center of town, this family-run hotel has a spectacular view of the coastal valley and the sea and rooms done in blues and yellows. The terrace restaurant specializes in meat dishes like oven-roasted duck in plum sauce. There's a pretty garden, a whirlpool-tub, and small aboveground pool. Less fit guests feel the climb to the sundeck on the roof; the three-story building has no elevator.

Pros

  • Delicious Israeli breakfast is included
  • Superb views
  • Accommodating staff

Cons

  • Lots of steps to climb
  • Old-fashioned
  • Outlets not conveniently placed
4 Zahal St., 3090804, Israel
04-629–0390
hotel Details
25 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Beth Shalom

$ | 110 Hanassi Blvd., 3464235, Israel

Plain but pleasant, this lodging has three floors of small rooms; each room has wicker furniture, beds with fluffy duvets, and good reading lights. The public areas have some comfortable seating in sunny spaces. A healthy breakfast is served cafeteria-style, and you can enjoy it on the patio. Beth Shalom is on a busy street, but the front rooms are quiet thanks to the double-glazed windows. The manager, a licensed tour guide, runs minibus tours.

Pros

  • Central location close to Carmel Center and promenade
  • Modest prices
  • Clean rooms

Cons

  • No restaurant
  • Basic decor
  • Unreliable Wi-Fi
110 Hanassi Blvd., 3464235, Israel
04-837–7481
hotel Details
30 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Mirabelle Plaza Haifa

$ | 111 Yefe Nof St., 3445413, Israel

Catering to a business crowd, this modern, well-designed hotel is built into a pine-shaded slope. The glass-domed lobby, with mauve and silver couches set off by floral arrangements, opens onto a restaurant that has spectacular views and serves Moroccan dishes. The executive floor has a fully equipped and well-stocked 24-hour business lounge and billiards room. Half the rooms, which have wooden furniture and soothing tones, have gorgeous bay views, especially the ones on the sixth floor with balconies.

Pros

  • Indoor pool and Jacuzzi open until 9 pm
  • Spa
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms and lobby

Cons

  • Mediocre breakfast by Israeli standards
  • Additional charge for business center
  • Nicest rooms above floor 9
111 Yefe Nof St., 3445413, Israel
04-835–2352
hotel Details
100 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Mizpe Yam

$ | 1 Jabotinsky St., 4227701, Israel

Don't expect luxury at this family-owned five-story hotel; what you can count on is good value and a warm welcome. The compact rooms have simple modern furnishings, and the entrance has pleasant sitting areas on an attractive veranda. There's no pool, but the beach is a short walk away. There's a sundeck on the roof, and self-service coffee machines are in the hallways.

Pros

  • Near the promenade and beach
  • Nice rooftop sundeck
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • No sea views
  • No-frills decor
  • No pool
1 Jabotinsky St., 4227701, Israel
09-862–3730
hotel Details
35 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Nes Ammim Hotel

$ | Rd. 8611, 22801, Israel

Founded in 1963, this ecumenical Christian settlement—whose name, which means "Sign of the Nations," is taken from Isaiah—between Akko and Nahariya focuses on mutual respect and tolerance; it also runs a hotel, where you're invited to chat with members of the community, who are also happy to take you around the beautifully landscaped grounds. Lodging options are either standard rooms or kibbutz apartments with kitchenettes. The setting, 10 km (6 miles) north of Akko, is picturesque and rural, once you get past the dismal approach road.

Pros

  • Good for families
  • Outdoor swimming pool in summertime
  • Beautiful pastoral setting

Cons

  • Basic rooms
  • Few activities
  • Modest furnishing
Rd. 8611, 22801, Israel
04-995–0000
hotel Details
48 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Port Inn Hostel

$ | 34 Yaffo St., 3326108, Israel

A haven for budget travelers, this inn occupies a beautifully renovated Arab house that's painted shades of pale yellow and is set in a neighborhood filled with interesting shops. The dormitories with bunk beds mainly interest backpackers (one is for women, one for men, and two are co-ed), but there are 10 double rooms with private bath, and several apartments (with kitchens) that accommodate up to five.

Pros

  • Cheerful garden
  • Small rooms good for solo travelers
  • Pleasant guest lounge

Cons

  • Far from tourist sites
  • Not a lot of privacy
  • Inconsistent air-conditioning
34 Yaffo St., 3326108, Israel
04-852–4401
hotel Details
18 rooms, 10 with bath
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Rimonim Palm Beach Hotel

$$ | Rte. 4, 24101, Israel

A private beach with exceptional views and a country club with state-of-the-art facilities make this hotel a great deal, especially for families. There's a huge outdoor pool in a sprawling grassy area where wooden walkways lead down to the curving bay. The views are fantastic: on one side you can see Old Akko's blue domes, skinny minarets, and stone walls; on the other, the Carmel mountains behind Haifa. For youngsters there's a children's pool, and for adults a Turkish bath with wet and dry saunas. There's also a bar in the cheerful lobby.

Pros

  • Attentive staff
  • Private beach
  • Tennis and squash courts

Cons

  • Small rooms
  • Far from Old City sights
  • Maintenance is wanting
Rte. 4, 24101, Israel
04-987–7777
hotel Details
125 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Villa Carmel

$ | 1 Heinrich Heine Sq., 3448507, Israel

The facade may look ordinary, but this chic boutique hotel's interior is unlike anything else in Haifa. The guest rooms are sleek and stylish, in a variety of styles: some have dove gray curtains, charcoal wallpaper, chrome lamps, and black leather hassocks. Many have whirlpool tubs, and some have balconies. A tufted-leather sofa adds a homey touch to the small lobby, while white leather chairs distinguish the glass-enclosed dining room. There's a hot tub and sauna on the rooftop terrace, as well as a tranquil garden outside, where lunch and dinner is served à la carte. The location is ideal, putting you within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants.

Pros

  • Stylish atmosphere
  • Attention to detail
  • On a quiet street

Cons

  • No pool
  • Light controls and water valves confusing to operate
  • Rooms may seem small by American standards
1 Heinrich Heine Sq., 3448507, Israel
04-837–5777
hotel Details
15 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Yakir Ein Hod

$$ | Ein Hod, 3089000, Israel

If you'd enjoy a dip in a pool ringed by olive trees while you gaze at the blue Mediterranean, consider this delightful lodging. Host Yakir rents three suites, each with a hot tub and stunning view of Atlit Bay, plus a kitchenette and a sitting area for reading or watching satellite television. A bountiful brunchlike breakfast costs NIS 60 per guest.

Pros

  • Quiet location
  • Private pool
  • Lovely sea views

Cons

  • Minimum stay required on weekends
  • Breakfast costs extra
  • Small, so tends to book up
Ein Hod, 3089000, Israel
050-554–3982
hotel Details
3 suites
Rate Includes: No Meals

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