Tel Aviv is a vibrant city, and we’re happy to help you decide where to stay in Tel Aviv. A mix of old and new, the city is a lively coastal metropolis bursting with art, music, and nightlife. Tel Aviv has a great cafe culture, bohemian districts are decorated with street art, and restaurants serve Israeli cuisine al fresco. There are bustling shuks where you can haggle for gifts and spices. Trawl museums and shopping malls, or walk golden sandy beaches stretching for miles. When it comes to history and architecture, you’ll be spoiled for choice as to where to visit first. Tel Aviv is a city for all ages, with a fascinating heritage, vibrant art, culture and cuisine, all waiting to be discovered. Look at our full list of hotels in Tel Aviv if you can’t find your perfect fit below.
Where to Stay in the City Center
Many of Tel Aviv’s noteworthy sites are located around the City Center. You’ll find interesting architecture around Dizengoff Square – the fountain is a popular symbol of Tel Aviv. Near the northern port there are a variety of shops, restaurants, and nightclubs along a beautiful boardwalk. Take a stroll to Habima Square. There are a number of cultural institutions here including the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Habima Theater. The city center is also a wonderful area for dining.
This branch of the Atlas group is a true jewel in their crown. Housed in a painstakingly restored Bauhaus building from the 1930’s that originally served as a movie theater, the Cinema Hotel takes you back in time and surrounds you with the magic of moving pictures. Nightly showings and the memorabilia displayed around the hotel give this hotel a unique atmosphere, while the cozy and elegant rooms in the center of the city are more than enough reason to stay. You’re steps away from elegant dining, bustling bars, and an iconic Tel Aviv landmark: the newly refurbished Dizingoff Fountain. Relive the past with this boutique property.
Zamenhoff St 1, Tel Aviv-Yafo
White Villa Tel Aviv
White Villa is a peaceful hideaway, chic and stylish in the heart of Tel Aviv. Built in 1948 by Shmuel Barkai, this urban dwelling quickly became a pretty addition to the neighborhood. Originally a two-story house, the interior was designed for functionality with superb attention to detail. Today, White Villa is considered an architectural gem of Tel Aviv. It’s frequented by guests seeking a peaceful haven in the heart of the city. Rooms, suites and lofts are sleek and minimalist in design, with flat-screen smart TVs and Dead Sea ‘Ahava’ amenities. The hotel is walking distance to Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv, beautiful beaches, fine restaurants, and Shuk HaCarmel. Take our urban Tel Aviv tour to explore the area surrounding it with an expert guide.
25 Ben Zion Bl 28607, Israel
Where to Stay in Florentin
Florentin is located between southern Jaffa and Tel Aviv’s city center. It’s a buzzing neighborhood popular with the hip crowd and creatives. It’s home to art galleries and workshops, a wonderful cafe culture, off-beat shops, and colorful street art. With sidewalk cafes, numerous art tours, a huge variety of restaurants, and specialty shopping in the area, it’s a wonderful place to stay if you want to immerse yourself in local culture. Learn about the locals with our Levinsky Market and cooking class tour.
The Levee is an exquisite property, an authentic city bolthole offering guests a luxurious home-from-home experience. The hotel consists of 8 upscale apartments, allowing you to sample life in Tel Aviv as a resident. Decorated with clean lines and cool hues, these properties are elegant and stylish, many with bird’s eye views of the city. Close to fine bars, bistros, and restaurants, museums, parks, and beaches, it’s the perfect location for couples, groups and families staying in Tel Aviv.
Yehuda Halevi 16, Tel Aviv, Israel
Where to Stay in Lev Ha’ir
Lev Ha’ir is “The Heart of the City” and constantly buzzing with activity. It centers around Rothschild Boulevard and is surrounded by fine restaurants and specialty stores. The neighborhood is also home to Tel Aviv’s White City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It boasts the largest market in the city, Carmel Market, where you can purchase anything from souvenirs to spices. By night, enjoy animated dinners with locals, or drink and dance till dawn in one of its many nightclubs.
The Rothschild Hotel
This iconic hotel has been a part of the city for nearly a decade. Offering guests uncompromising luxury in the city, the Rothschild Hotel is a modern tribute to the Baron Rothschild and his vision for Israel. Meticulously restored by master craftsmen, this bastion of timeless architecture and historic decor is truly a step into the sumptuous past. Their commitment to a low environmental impact, from a use of all-natural materials within the hotel, locally sourced cosmetic products from a socially responsible provider, and a focus on reducing their carbon footprint is a refreshing change. A fitting choice for honeymooners and those celebrating other milestones, this is one of the best hotels in Tel Aviv and has been for decades. It’s also close to a number of stops that could easily be included on our Bauhaus tour.
96 Rothschild Blvd. , Tel Aviv, 65224, Israel
This beautifully restored 12-room boutique hotel is timeless and sophisticated in its design with spacious accommodations, floor-to-ceiling libraries in rooms, a welcome basket of baked goods from their sister bakery, luxury amenities, and robes in en-suite marble bathrooms. The hotel has an award-winning restaurant often frequented by locals as well as tourists, serving French/Vietnamese cuisine made with Israel’s finest seasonal produce. Enjoy a classic martini at the bar whilst listening to jazz or feast on a scrumptious high tea after a day of exploration. Hotel Montefiore is located close to beaches, shops, bars, and attractions of Lev Ha’ir, making the perfect spot for couples, solo travelers, and families seeking urban luxury and fine dining in the city. It’s also close to many of the hits on our best bars in Tel Aviv list.
36 Montefiore St. Tel Aviv 66883, Israel
Where to Stay in Neve Tzedek
Close to golden beaches, Gutman Museum, and the Old Train Station, Neve Tzedek has a village like atmosphere in Tel Aviv. It is one of the city’s oldest districts. It was the first neighborhood to be built for Jewish people outside the old port city of Jaffa. When in the city, explore this charming spot with narrow streets, chic boutiques, art galleries, and historic houses. It’s the perfect neighborhood choice for anyone who wants a peaceful retreat close to beaches but steeped in charming culture.
This boutique property, right on the edge of Neve Tzedek and central Tel Aviv, takes local living to a new level. With a heavy emphasis on making this a Tel Aviv hotel, not just a hotel in Tel Aviv, everything from the soap and hand-woven rugs to the furniture and boutique wines, comes from local artisans. They are also a zero-plastic hotel, and rank among the top ten most environmentally friendly hotels in the country. Their rooftop sundeck is an urban oasis. It hosts their namesake spa and a number of exercise classes in addition to lounge chairs and relaxing spaces. The Vera is a leader in Tel Aviv boutique hotels, and well worth the stay. It’s also a great way to check out some of the boutiques in our Tel Aviv Shopping Guide.
Lilienblum St 27, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 6513102
Lily & Bloom Hotel
Experience urban chic in Tel Aviv at Lily & Bloom Hotel. This boutique hotel is close to Rothschild Boulevard with its abundant bars, restaurants, and nightlife attractions. Undoubtedly, this hotel is warm, friendly, and calming after a day in the bustling city. It’s also great for business or leisure travelers. It’s got a dedicated concierge service, rooftop patios, a solarium, and a selection of delightful rooms catering to solo travelers, couples, and families. While there, enjoy their breakfast or lunch menu focusing on Mediterranean cuisine. An extended happy hour takes place in the bar every evening between 18:00 and 20:00.
48 Lilienblum Street, Tel Aviv, Israel, 6513455
Where to Stay in Jaffa & the Old City
Jaffa is one of the world’s oldest ports and was once the main entry point into Israel. It still is a bustling city filled with labyrinthine narrow passageways, shouting market vendors, and gorgeous heritage buildings. Jaffa is vibrant, atmospheric, and brimming with history. Firstly, take a visit to Jaffa Flea Market – a treasure trove of hand-woven rugs, jewelry, old coins, and textiles. Secondly, spend time browsing Jaffa Museum or St. Peter’s Church, and walk across the Wishing Bridge towards the sea.
The Drisco Hotel
One of the Leading Hotels in the World, this luxury property is in a historical building in the American Quarter. It’s minutes away from the old city of Jaffa, bohemian Florentin, and a short walk from the beach promenade. Its chic rooftop terrace showcases one of the most beautiful views of the nearby Mediterranean Sea. When you’re at the opulent George & John restaurant, decked out in glowing marble, enjoy a luscious taste of classic Israeli cuisine with a modern panache. The rooms at the Drisco are plush oases. Take advantage of the spa that’s world-famous for their soothing treatments, and every corner of this design hotel stands ready to amaze.
4-6 Auerbach Street, Tel Aviv, 6811911, Israel
This Atlas Boutique hotel that sits in historic Jaffa combines design and convenience to give you an unprecedented experience. Additionally, it’s only minutes from the serene Clock Tower and the bustling flea market, and 300 meters from Tel Aviv’s famous beaches, you’ll have the full run of Yafo right outside your door. The Market House is a paragon of hospitality, with free snacks and staff ready to help with your every request. The interior is colorful and vibrant, and the views from the private balconies are postcard picture-perfect.
5 Beit Eshel St., Tel Aviv, 6802505, Israel
Bright and cheerful, Margosa Hotel sits within a few minutes’ walk of the Old City of Jaffa in Tel Aviv. Offering a range of spacious design rooms with balconies looking over the old port city, it’s the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere and imagine life centuries ago. The hotel offers a full Israeli breakfast, spa treatments by appointment, and transport rentals so you can get around easily. The lobby bar is open 24/7 with drinks and snacks, but there are plenty of options nearby to dine out. Additionally, it’s near the main attractions of Jaffa, including the famous Flea Market, St. Peter’s Church, and the port.
Avraham Even Shoshan St. 1, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, 6817696
Trips to Tel Aviv
No matter if you’re following our guide for 2 days in Tel Aviv or exploring on your own, you’re spoiled for choice. From small boutiques to luxury chains, the White City has it all. See all of our tours in Tel Aviv to keep you busy on your journey!