American Colony Hotel - Jerusalem

1 Louis Vincent, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, 97200  show map
 5 stars
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American Colony Hotel - Jerusalem

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

Massage

Jacuzzi

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Poolside snack bar

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Editorial review:

This 19th-century historic hotel is located near the Old City and has guests ranging from diplomats to world-famous journalists. The rooms and dining are top-notch and this hotel is highly recommended.

Overview

The American Colony hotel is a luxury hotel located in a historic building in east Jerusalem, within 10 minutes of the Damascus Gate in the Old City. Its’ perfect location allows you to easily reach all of Jerusalem’s major sights. The hotel provides a luxury accommodation which consists of 86 guestrooms in three separate buildings. All rooms are designed to provide guests with luxury, comfort and convenience.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of rooms   96.

Rooms

The hotel offers 86 guestrooms including superior rooms, pasha classic, junior suites, suites, penthouse suites and suite №6. All guestrooms are differ in space and decoration but all of them have electronic safes, hair dryer, interactive TV, cable with in-house video and complimentary broadband internet access.

Penthouse suites are equipped with extra spacious bathrooms with steam showers.

Dining options

The hotel boasts five non-kosher restaurants and bars, each with their own ambiance.

The Arabesque serves continental and Arabic dishes in a Middle Eastern setting. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Val's Brasserie Lounge serves local specialities and continental dishes by the swimming pool at lunch and dinner. Also open for traditional English afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones, cake and strawberry jam.

The Courtyard is set in the hotel courtyard and featuring a Turkish Fountain and lush greenery and fresh flowers. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Cellar bar with its century-old warm pink floor and low, Arabian style ceiling, serves as a meeting place, a place particularly favoured by the area's journalists.

The Lobby offers light refreshments throughout the day.

The Summer bar is located in the Palm House Garden, facing the main entrance of the hotel, open in summer evenings.

The hotel American Colony serves a buffet breakfast for free. 

Services

Secretarial service is available.

Leisure

The hotel features fitness center, sauna and professional masseur.

Barber shop and hairdresser are always welcoming.

Some 100m from the hotel there is a heated outdoor pool (May-October).

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • Free private hotel parking is possible on site.

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

How to reach hotel

hotel American Colony Hotel - Jerusalem Jerusalem location
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Hotel Address:

1 Louis Vincent, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, 97200

Get directions
City Center
  • Jerusalem
    1.7 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Malkha
    3.8 mi
  • 400 ft
Restaurants
  • Coffee Bean Cafe (cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen)
    700 ft
  • American Colony Hotel Arabesque Restaurant (cuisine: Contemporary)
    1100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of rooms:
    96

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Rooms and availability

The hotel offers 86 guestrooms including superior rooms, pasha classic, junior suites, suites, penthouse suites and suite №6. All guestrooms are differ in space and decoration but all of them have electronic safes, hair dryer, interactive TV, cable with in-house video and complimentary broadband internet access.

Penthouse suites are equipped with extra spacious bathrooms with steam showers.

American Colony Superior RoomAmerican Colony Superior Room Hotel informationAmerican Colony Superior Room Hotel information
Superior Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds or Queen Size bed
Size: 270 sq. feet
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Located primarily in the main building, designed to meet our most exigent guests’ expectations

Room facilities
    American Colony Pasha Classic RoomAmerican Colony Pasha Classic Room Hotel informationAmerican Colony Pasha Classic Room Hotel informationAmerican Colony Pasha Classic Room
    Pasha Classic Room
    Bed type: Double or Twin beds or Queen Size bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 295 sq. feet
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    Each room was built to order with typical Ottoman architecture of the 1800’s. Step back more than a hundred years and lose yourself in history.

    Room facilities
      American Colony Pasha Deluxe RoomAmerican Colony Pasha Deluxe Room Guest roomAmerican Colony Pasha Deluxe Room Deluxe Room
      Pasha Deluxe Room
      Bed type: King Size bed or Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
      Size: 410 sq. feet
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      • Private bathroom
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      The famous original rooms built by the Turkish Pasha in the 1800’s for his three wives. Three rooms in the Courtyard for summer time and three rooms above for the winter. They are all completely refurbished using our best efforts to respect the charm and the atmosphere of the original building. There are additionally a number of these rooms in the East House, most with gardens and balconies

      Room facilities
        American Colony Junior SuiteAmerican Colony Junior Suite Hotel informationAmerican Colony Junior Suite Hotel informationAmerican Colony Junior Suite Hotel information
        Junior Suite
        Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
        Size: 410 sq. feet
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        One king bed or one queen bed. Modern, contemporary larger rooms, some with wooden ceilings. They are located in the newer parts of the hotel and in the Palm House. Most rooms with a balcony or terrace.

        Room facilities
          American Colony SuiteAmerican Colony Suite Hotel informationAmerican Colony SuiteAmerican Colony Suite
          Suite
          Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 1 Single bed or 1 King or 1 Queen bed
          Size: 680 sq. feet
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          One king bed or one queen bed. Unique and luxurious, located in both the old and new buildings, each have a distinctive character of their own, yet all share something in common: a spacious sitting room, a large unique bathroom and meticulous attention to individual decor.
          5 Suites each with their own character, features and design.

          Room facilities
            Penthouse Suite
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            Located in the recently refurbished East House building these rooms are designed in a more modern style.

            American Colony Superior QueenAmerican Colony Superior Queen Hotel informationAmerican Colony Superior Queen Hotel information
            Superior Queen
            Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds or Queen Size bed
            Size: 270 sq. feet
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            A comfortable room located primarily in the newer sections of the Hotel. Recently refurbished.

            Room facilities
              American Colony Deluxe Pasha Room TwinAmerican Colony Deluxe Pasha Room Twin Guest roomAmerican Colony Deluxe Pasha Room Twin Deluxe Room
              Deluxe Pasha Room Twin
              Bed type: King Size bed or Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
              Size: 410 sq. feet
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              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              The famous original rooms built by the Turkish Pasha in the 1800's for his three wives. Three rooms in the Courtyard for Summer time and three rooms above for Winter. There are also a number of Deluxe Pasha rooms in the luxurious, quiet East House, all with either private Gardens or patios. They have been completely refurbished using our best efforts to respect the charm and the atmosphere of the original building.

              Room facilities
                American Colony Deluxe Pasha Room DoubleAmerican Colony Deluxe Pasha Room Double Guest roomAmerican Colony Deluxe Pasha Room Double Deluxe Room
                Deluxe Pasha Room Double
                Bed type: King Size bed or Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
                Size: 410 sq. feet
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                • Free Wi-Fi
                • Air conditioning
                • Private bathroom
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                The famous original rooms built by the Turkish Pasha in the 1800's for his three wives. Three rooms in the Courtyard for Summer time and three rooms above for Winter. There are also a number of Deluxe Pasha rooms in the luxurious, quiet East House, all with either private Gardens or patios. They have been completely refurbished using our best efforts to respect the charm and the atmosphere of the original building.

                Room facilities

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel American Colony Hotel - Jerusalem Jerusalem location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  1 Louis Vincent, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, 97200

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Jerusalem
                    1.7 mi
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Malkha
                    3.8 mi
                  • 400 ft
                  Restaurants
                  • Coffee Bean Cafe (cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen)
                    700 ft
                  • American Colony Hotel Arabesque Restaurant (cuisine: Contemporary)
                    1100 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2006
                  • Number of rooms:
                    96

                  Hotel Awards

                  IsraeliHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedJerusalemAmerican Colony

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Luxury Hotels in Israel

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                  What's nearby

                  What's nearby.

                  All tourists, staying in Israel, take the opportunities to visit exciting tourism attractions, known all over the world, around the city and country by car or minivan which can be rented at the hotel.

                  You can also visit Munir shop, facing the front entrance to the hotel, where you can find a large selection of antique oriental items.

                  Tourist attractions

                  Popular areas

                  • Kikar Zion - 4300 ft
                  • Mishkenot Sha'ananim - 1.2 mi
                  • Jerusalem Central Bus Station - 1.5 mi
                  • City Center - 1.7 mi

                  Places of interest

                  • Jerusalem St. Jones Baptist Church - 4600 ft
                  • Mur des lamentation, Esplanade des Mosqués - 4600 ft
                  • Western Wall - 5000 ft
                  • Old City of Jerusalem - 1.0 mi
                  • Moses Montefiore Windmill - 1.1 mi

                  Shopping areas

                  • Mamilla open mall - 5000 ft
                  • Mahne Yehuda Market - 1.0 mi

                  Museums

                  Parks

                  • Garden of Gethsemane - 5000 ft

                  Universities, Institutes

                  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - 1.9 mi

                  Local Attractions

                  • Old City of Jerusalem - 1.0 mi
                  • Armenian Quarter - 5000 ft
                    David Street, Jerusalem
                  • Four Sephardic Synagogues - 1.1 mi
                    Ha Tuppim Road and Misherot Hakehuna, Jerusalem
                  • Western (Wailing) Wall - 5200 ft
                    Western Wall Plaza, Jerusalem
                  • Al Aqsa Mosque - 5200 ft
                    Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif), Jerusalem

                  Near the hotel

                  • Saint George's Cathedral - 700 ft
                    20 Nablus Road, Jerusalem
                  • Garden Tomb - 2200 ft
                    Conrad Schick St, Jerusalem
                  • Rockefeller Archeological Museum - 2700 ft
                    Sultan Suleman Street, Jerusalem
                  • Yad LaKashish - 3600 ft
                    14 Shitvei Israel, Jerusalem
                  • Museum of the Seam - 1500 ft
                    4 Chel Handasa Street, Jerusalem
                  • Mea Shearim - 2200 ft
                    Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem
                  • Tayelet Haas Promenade - 3100 ft
                    Daniel Yanofsky Street, Jerusalem

                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • Coffee Bean Cafe - 700 ft

                    Cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen

                  • Cardo Restaurant - 1100 ft

                    Address: Nablus Road
                    Phone: 02-6270800

                    71% likes this, based on 31 reviews
                    Cuisine: Seafood, International, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

                  • Turquoise - 1500 ft

                    Address: 6 Amr Ibn Al Aas St.

                    71% likes this, based on 41 reviews
                    Cuisine: Lebanese

                  • American Colony Hotel Arabesque Restaurant - 1100 ft

                    Address: Nablus Road

                    66% likes this, based on 91 reviews
                    Cuisine: Contemporary
                    Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

                  • Pasha's Restaurant - 1400 ft

                    63% likes this, based on 43 reviews
                    Cuisine: Tapas, Grill, Middle Eastern
                    Price Range: USD 16 - USD 21

                  Getting there.

                  The hotel is within walking distance of all of Jerusalem’s major sights and within 10 minutes of the Damascus Gate in the Old City, and a 45 minute drive from Ben Gurion airport outside Tel Aviv.

                  Getting around.

                  The Hotel is a 45 minute drive from Ben Gurion airport.

                  Free parking is on premises.

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2006
                  • Number of rooms:
                    96

                  Hotel Awards

                  IsraeliHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedJerusalemAmerican Colony

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Luxury Hotels in Israel

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                  American Colony Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at American Colony

                  Average guest rating

                  8.0out of 10
                  Excellent
                  Based on 191 reviews

                  Rating by category:

                  Location
                  8.0
                  Rooms
                  10.0
                  Service
                  10.0
                  Value
                  8.0
                  Dining
                  8.0

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    There was nothing I didn't like. I have been to this hotel several times before and I would go back again without hesitation. It is my favorite hotel in Jerusalem. The staff are expert and beyond reproach, the facility is an oasis within a busy city, and the accommodation and food are top notch!

                  • Couple
                    6.6

                    The bed and cleaness of the room, the gardens were also very nice.

                    The service was awful, we have stayed at many upmarket hotels and for the price we expexted better service. We booked dinner but they had no reservation when we arrived, the table was wobbly and we had to ask 4 times for it to be fixed - they didnt even realise we were staying in the hotel and the food was awful. The staff on the front desk were rude and tried to upsell a bigger room for a "good price" - it made the whole experience tacky and we felt we were being pushed. If it was not for the bad service we probably would have stayed a few more days.

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    There is immediately a feeling of relaxartion when you enter the hotel. The staff are attentive and the service is excellent . Breakfast and lunch in the courtyard is an exceptional experience . I would not hesitate to recommend the hotel .

                  • Group of friends
                    7.8

                    Stayed at the hotel twice during my visit to Isreal. Excellent service, accommodation, location and food.

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    My wife and I liked the first class service.The best hotel I've experienced in the Holy Land!

                    Only one thing. The hotel should have an ATM! Although they are prepared to give one cash from one's Visa card, they will only do it for a 10 per cent commission, which is grossly excessive! There are of course other ATMS in Jerusalem, but we found that many of them were either not functioning properly or would not give more than 400 shekels or were not for use by foreigners.

                  • Older travelers
                    9.6

                    The hotel was an oasis of calm in a troubled city. It had a great cosmopolitan aura with a huge history and this lives on in the large number of business people and diplomats who use the hotel as well as the large number of travellers who are visiting Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The calm in the courtyard was astonishing and the total calm, tolerance and well-being could not be better epitomised than by the way the staff treat the large numbers of birds that live in the courtyard.

                  • Family with children
                    10.0

                    The staff was very courteous and accommodating. We felt welcomed and our request to have the children in our rooms granted. The rooms were lovely, beautifully decorated with a nice view. We use the pool as well, it was very nice. The hotel was within walking distance to the Old Jerusalem in a nice and private neighborhood. We felt safe and enjoyed our stay tremendously. We would go back to Amrecican Colony on our next visit for sure and would recommend it to our family and friends who are interested.

                  • Family with children
                    5.8

                    The open courtyard and breakfast

                    The hotel did not want to honor the room rate posted on Booked.net. There is a lack of clarity in the room description on the hotel website and Booked.net. Standard versus Superior is not explained and should be with a very clear understanding as to how many people can fit in a room.

                  • Group of friends
                    8.8

                    All the amenities. The staff were very obliging and very well trained. Food was good and the rooms and decor very elegant. The hotel has a special quality and the historical element is attractive and very evident. The pool is wonderful and relaxing. The hotel is in a special class however it is very comfortable and welcoming for the "ordinary" guest. thankyou for a great and memorable stay.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    Location and service as compared with the other hotels in Israel and Jerusalem in particular.

                  • Couple
                    7.8

                    The gardens were beautiful. Loved the architecture and history. It was like an oasis in the desert.

                    We actually decided to upgrade our room to a suite. Our room faced the muslim prayer tower. I did not mind hearing this throughout the day, but at 6 a.m. it was quite the wake-up call. Also, we read that the breakfasts here were out of this world, when in fact out of the 5 hotels we stayed in during our visit to Israel, it would probably be rated 2nd to last.

                  • Family with children
                    8.2

                    beautiful surroundings, great staff, wonderful courtyard and breakfast

                    uncomfortable walk to the old city. While it was only a 15 minute walk, it was difficult and sometimes dangerous with children

                  • Single
                    8.8

                    The American Colony was truly an oasis of calm and elegance amidst the cultural bustle of Jerusalem. An extraordinary breakfast buffet with an impressive array of choices, including delicious local cuisine. Immaculate rooms, attention to comfort, with unique interior features. Beautiful grounds and gardens, and an exquisite central courtyard. 24/7 convenience in the business center, including four computer stations for ease in communicating with home or business. No question, any future trips to Jerusalem would include a stay here again.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.4

                    the staff were very good and helpful. the breakfast was very good and delicious, lots of fresh fruit and cooked food too. The restaurants were quite expensive but very good food. The garden looked nice but it was wrong time of year andtoo cold to go out there, same with the swimming pool. We very much enjoyed reading about and seeing pictures of the Christian heritage of the hotel and the history of it. There was a lovely cellar bar which we enjoyed.

                  • Older travelers
                    7.0

                    Architecture of the hotel, terrasses, internal yard. Also very calm. Staff very friendly.

                    Not really a 5 Star hotel (rather 4 or 4+), although it is satisfactory in many aspects.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel American Colony Hotel - Jerusalem Jerusalem location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  1 Louis Vincent, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, 97200

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Jerusalem
                    1.7 mi
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Malkha
                    3.8 mi
                  • 400 ft
                  Restaurants
                  • Coffee Bean Cafe (cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen)
                    700 ft
                  • American Colony Hotel Arabesque Restaurant (cuisine: Contemporary)
                    1100 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2006
                  • Number of rooms:
                    96

                  Hotel Awards

                  IsraeliHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedJerusalemAmerican Colony

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Luxury Hotels in Israel

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