Designed as a showcase of modern Israeli art, this boutique hotel manages to pull off the look of a gallery and the feel of a homey oasis. Each floor includes a mural by a different Tel Aviv painter, and art books line the shelves of the retro-style lobby and surround the long wooden table of the dining room. A lovely roof deck lined with white couches is a good place to unwind.
If you're traveling with Fido, you're in luck: Not only is the ArtPlus dog-friendly, but they'll provide a bed for your fur baby and pamper him with some treats.
This is a hotel that doubles as an art gallery, so it's fitting that the basic room design feels more like a blank canvas. Bedding and walls are plain white, but elaborate and incredible art installations, from paintings to electric lights to full-fledged sculptures, differ from room to room.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The rooms at this urban hotel are on the small side, and there's often construction and street noise from the busy street below.
Bathrooms are compact but efficient, with whitewashed walls and stainless steel appliances.
The lobby has a retro feel and features artwork by Israeli artists Zadok Ben-David and Ilit Azulay. An adjacent library offers plenty of reading material to guests.
The small basement spa shares space with a compact gym, and while it's not luxurious, it does offer firm massages and body treatments on site, as well as a dry sauna.
The gym, located on the hotel's lowest level, is small and compact but offers the gear you need to get in a workout while on the road.
The hotel sits on busy Ben Yehuda Street, which means it's easy to find a bus heading in basically any direction. Taxis are also plentiful, and those who with to book in advance can download the GetTaxi app.
For an excellent upscale meal, head to the nearby Mendeli hotel and feast at Mashya (5-minute walk), one of Tel Aviv's best new restaurants; for an excellent and authentic taste of the east, head to locals' favorite Thai House (1-minute walk).
Cigars and whiskey are the name of the game at the chic and modern Hola, where a killer sound system and vertical garden add an urban edge; at Molly Bloom's (4-minute walk), locals and tourists alike create a vibe that's one half Irish, one half Israeli and all parts fun.
WHY WE LIKE IT
If you want to get close to great art - in your bedroom close - friendly and bright hotel is an excellent choice. Its location, while noisy, is strategic for both the beach and the city's urban offerings, and since no room is alike, you never know which great piece of design will be awaiting you when you check in.