Tel Aviv is a vibrant city, rapidly becoming one of the most iconic holiday destinations in the world, and we’re happy to help you discover the best places to stay in Tel Aviv. A mix of old and new, a place where bustling flea markets, modern hotels, and UNESCO listed heritage buildings sit side by side, 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 as hip crowds catch up after work. There are bustling shuks where you can haggle for gifts and spices, museums, shopping malls, and golden sandy beaches stretching for miles, and 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.
Best for Culture: City Center
Many of Tel Aviv’s noteworthy sites are located around the City Center. It’s where the main train stations are located, if you’re arriving in the city by rail. You’ll find interesting architecture around Dizengoff Square – the newly revamped fountain is a popular symbol of Tel Aviv. Near the northern port there are a variety of shops, restaurants, and nightclubs along a beautiful beach and boardwalk where you can sip cocktails and people watch. Take a stroll to Habima Square, there are a number of cultural institutions including the Helena Rubenstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Culture Palace, and Habima Theater. The city center is also a wonderful area for dining, with Israeli, Asian, Vegan, Sushi, and Mediterranean restaurants, and there are abundant wine shops, cocktail bars, and nightclubs to frequent during your stay.
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, this 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.
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 and 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, the local open air market.
25 Ben Zion Bl 28607, Israel
Best for Art & Cafe Culture: 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 seeking a bohemian lifestyle. It’s home to art galleries and workshops, a wonderful cafe culture, off-beat shops, and colorful street art murals. 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.
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
Best for Architecture, Dining & Nightlife: Lev Ha’ir
Lev Ha’ir translates to “The Heart of the City”, and Tel Aviv’s heart constantly buzzing with activity. Nestled around Rothschild Boulevard and surrounded by fine restaurants, trendy bars and specialty stores, the neighborhood is also home to Tel Aviv’s White City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring a stunning array of over 4,000 Bauhaus design buildings. It’s a popular place for entrepreneurs and boasts the largest market in the city, Carmel Market, where you can purchase anything from souvenirs to spices and food. Be sure to check out the artist’s market that runs on Tuesday and Friday every week. By day, wander around, browsing stalls and admiring architectural gems, and by night, enjoy animated dinners with locals, or drink and dance till dawn in one of Lev Ha’ir’s many nightclubs.
The Rothschild Hotel
This iconic hotel, located right on the boulevard it’s named for in the beating heart of the city, has been a part of the city for nearly a decade. Offering guests uncompromising luxury in the center of the city, this 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.
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.
36 Montefiore St. Tel Aviv 66883, Israel
Best for Shopping & City Charm: 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 and was the first neighborhood to be built for Jewish people outside the old port city of Jaffa. It’s a charming spot with narrow streets, chic boutiques, art galleries, specialty shops, and historic houses, a tranquil oasis within an otherwise bustling city. There are cafes and restaurants in shaded courtyards and distinctly European style buildings where you can enjoy traditional cuisine and catch up with friends. 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, an urban oasis, 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.
Lilienblum St 27, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 6513102
Lily & Bloom Hotel
Experience urban chic in Tel Aviv at Lily & Bloom Hotel. Located close to Rothschild Boulevard with its abundant bars, restaurants, and nightlife attractions, this hotel is warm, friendly, and calming after a day in the bustling city. It’s great for business or leisure travelers with a dedicated concierge service, rooftop patios, a solarium, and a selection of delightful rooms catering to solo travelers, couples, and families. The hotel restaurant serves a breakfast and lunch menu focusing on Mediterranean cuisine and an extended happy hour takes place in the bar every evening between 18.00 and 20.00 hours.
48 Lilienblum Street, Tel Aviv, Israel, 6513455
Best for History: 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. It hasn’t changed much today; Jaffa is vibrant, atmospheric, and brimming with history. One favorite pastime is a visit to Jaffa Flea Market – a treasure trove of hand-woven rugs, jewelry, old coins, and textiles.
Winding alleyways are home to trendy studios, galleries, design shops, and museums, and charming restaurants and markets serve mouth-watering local cuisine. Spend time browsing Jaffa Museum or St. Peter’s Church, and walk across the Wishing Bridge towards the sea. You can gain superb views of the coastline and Tel Aviv from HaPisga Garden, and as you look across the old Jaffa Port, the ancient clock tower and neighborhoods, you begin to imagine life as it used to be in this region of Israel.
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. The chic rooftop terrace showcases one of the most beautiful views of the nearby Mediterranean Sea while the opulent George & John restaurant, decked out in glowing marble, offers a luscious taste of classic Israeli cuisine with a modern panache. The rooms are plush oases, the spa is 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. 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 hotel 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. Main attractions of Jaffa, including the famous Flea Market, St. Peter’s Church, and the port are just a few minutes’ walk away.
Avraham Even Shoshan St. 1, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, 6817696