The American Colony Hotel

5 star hotel


1 Louis Vincent Street JerusalemSee nearby area


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More than any other hotel in the city, the American Colony does its best to whisk you back through time to Jerusalem c 1900, with its period architecture, elegant furnishings and colonial air. Winston Churchill, Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev and John Steinbeck are but a few of the VIPs who have checked in here. Pricier junior suites have domed ceilings, arched windows, cushions, alcoves and wrought-iron frame beds. Rooms in the newer block lack traditional decor, but are no less luxurious.

Our independent authors have visited The American Colony Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Jerusalem.

Services & facilities

  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • Guest services
    • VIP room facilities
    • Tour desk
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Room service
  • Outdoor space
    • Terrace
    • Garden
  • Concierge
    • Concierge service
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • Currency exchange
  • Transport/transfers
    • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Car hire
  • Bar
    • Available
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
    • WiFi
    • Internet services
  • Parking
    • Free parking

Description provided by property

With its swimming pool, gourmet restaurants, landscaped gardens and a high-tech fitness centre, The American Colony Hotel, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, offers a tranquil atmosphere in the heart of the vibrant city of Jerusalem. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel.

Rooms at The American Colony are located in 4 buildings; the Main House, the East House, the Palm House and the Cow Byre. Luxurious and spacious rooms feature air conditioning, flat-screen TV and Italian "Frette" bed linen. The modern bathrooms are equipped with designer amenities.

Like all meals, you can enjoy the buffet breakfast out in the courtyard. You will find a number of dining options, including a characteristic bar set in the old wine cellar.

The hotel wellness centre includes an outdoor swimming pool, Swedish-style Sauna and a well equipped fitness room. Free business centre is also provided.

The American Colony Hotel is within walking distance of Jerusalem’s major sights and within ten minutes of the Damascus Gate in the Old City. The nearby light-rail can take you to Jerusalem's modern city centre. Free on-site parking is available.

Important information

Please note that the hotel and its restaurants do not serve kosher dishes. Some restaurants in the surrounding area can provide these.

Based on local tax laws, Israeli citizens must pay VAT.

This tax is not automatically calculated in the total cost of the reservation.

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