King David Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

The hotel

Steeped in history with a twist of modern luxury, the King David Jerusalem is recognised as the most famous hotel in Israel. You'll feel like royalty here, with the grandeur of the decor surrounding you, and with the views of the Old City walls, minarets and domes beyond. When it comes to food and drink, you'll be spoilt for choice with the options on offer, and you can spend your days relaxing in the poolside summer sun, or being pampered in the spa complete with Finnish sauna.

Amenities

  • Children's Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Close to City Centre
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

A 15-minute walk from the Old City, and a short stroll to local restaurants. Transfer time from Ben Gurion airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

All rooms have air-conditioning, LCD TV, bath amenities, mini-bar* and safe. Jerusalem Rooms are on floors 1-4 and have views of the New City, with 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe New City Rooms are on floors 1-4 and have views of the New City, with 1 double bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe New City Top Floor Rooms are as above, but on floors 5-6.

Deluxe Old City Rooms are on floors 1-4 and have views of the Old City and hotel's gardens, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Old City Top Floor Rooms are as above, but on floors 5-6.

La Regence (fine dining, open for dinner). King's Garden Restaurant (traditional Mediterranean dishes, open for lunch and dinner). The Wine Bar. Poolside Snack Bar. 24-hour room service*. Swimming pool (open May-Oct only) and separate kids' pool. King David Hotel Spa* with Finnish Sauna. Fitness centre. Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating The grandest of Grand Hotels

Nov 27, 2021 22club58 San Diego, California

Two of us spent four nights in a mini suite of this classic hotel now celebrating its ninetieth year in business. We stayed just after Israel opened up to individual tourists and found that the property had resumed the highest level of hospitality and comfort. This mini suite would pass for the presidential suite in many properties. The living… Read more
Two of us spent four nights in a mini suite of this classic hotel now celebrating its ninetieth year in business. We stayed just after Israel opened up to individual tourists and found that the property had resumed the highest level of hospitality and comfort. This mini suite would pass for the presidential suite in many properties. The living room was of good size with a comfortable sofa, a desk working surface equipped with local power, and guest seating. A particular feature was the very modern lighting, air conditioning, housekeeping signaling, and drapes switching systems which provided the simplest of methods of controlling one’s environment. The bedroom had the most comfortable of beds, while the bathroom was equally accessible from both - with sliding doors providing separation, privacy, and noise reduction among the three rooms and the foyer. The bathroom was narrow and long not providing easy access to the lavatory (with bidet) and rainhead shower when one of the twin sinks was in use. The bathroom was well equipped with quality amenities and there was a refrigerator (with complimentary soft drinks) and coffee/tea maker. All the front, food and beverage, and housekeeping staffs were amiable, proficient and solicitous of ones well being. The service standard was the highest with one exception - failure to uniformly enforce the much advertised code of face masks to be worn at all times by guests when not eating or drinking. Too often we found groups of individuals seated in the lobby/lounge and bar areas, walking the hallways, and using the elevators without face covering. Access to the property is by a narrow driveway which does lead to blockages while vehicles are waiting or being loaded or unloaded. But having said all that we had the finest stay in the very top group of all the world class, grande hotels at which we have stayed over the past many years. Read less
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Nov 21, 2021 G9017EOjoej

My wife and I ended our trip to Israel with a stay at The King David, a truly amazing property. Unfortunately COVID has had an impact especially at the staff level. Trained senior staff were placed in the lobby area to triage, but it was the initial interaction with wait staff, hostess’ that required involvement of experienced staff such as… Read more
My wife and I ended our trip to Israel with a stay at The King David, a truly amazing property. Unfortunately COVID has had an impact especially at the staff level. Trained senior staff were placed in the lobby area to triage, but it was the initial interaction with wait staff, hostess’ that required involvement of experienced staff such as Jeremy. Understandably La Regence was closed, and room service menu was limited as we are here just as Israel opened back up. Room service pasta dishes were very good, but likely the worst pot of coffee ever from room service in the morning - the in room Nespresso more than made up for it. In closing, we have great empathy for hotel management as clearly the labor shortage has resulted in untrained entry level staff which is not a criticism but rather just an acknowledgement of COVID reality. We’d stay here again and again and give it 5 stars for it is truly venerable, but like everywhere the property is struggling. We are sure they’ll right the ship. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our best hotel experience in Israel - by far!

Nov 16, 2021 718assaf

We spent this weekend - two nights - at the hotel to celebrate a birthday. And from the minute we set foot at the hotel we felt like royalty! The service is second to none (Jeremy!!! and Karawe in particular) , the staff knew us by name and the special occasion was recorded and acknoledged throughout our stay. The hotel itself is beautiful and… Read more
We spent this weekend - two nights - at the hotel to celebrate a birthday. And from the minute we set foot at the hotel we felt like royalty! The service is second to none (Jeremy!!! and Karawe in particular) , the staff knew us by name and the special occasion was recorded and acknoledged throughout our stay. The hotel itself is beautiful and very well maintained. We had great view from our room to the old city and the gardens are beautiful. Obviously the location is perfect - you can easily travel by foot to the main attractions and restaurants. Breakfast was amazing as well. I also understand from my partner that the hotel staff were exceptionally helpful in the days before our arrival to prepare the celebration. The overall experience was very very special and the price was competitive. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great and nice Chief of concierge, Jeremy Weiss !

Nov 15, 2021 pfeiffair

Great and nice Chief of concierge, Jeremy Weiss ! We met at the front desk and lobby. Jeremy was more than helpful with my clients, staying in the hotel for one night. Moreover, this was the start of a new German-Israeli friendship.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing historical hotel in Jeruselem

Nov 11, 2021 paulasmouha Brooklyn, New York

If u love history and amazing architecture king David is the hotel for u! There is an amazing hotel tour led by Ron. Ron is very knowledgeable in the amazing history of the hotel. He is also a dedicated part of the hotel who made sure our stay was as enjoyable as possible! The breakfast outdoors is beautiful and selection delicious. Shirin made… Read more
If u love history and amazing architecture king David is the hotel for u! There is an amazing hotel tour led by Ron. Ron is very knowledgeable in the amazing history of the hotel. He is also a dedicated part of the hotel who made sure our stay was as enjoyable as possible! The breakfast outdoors is beautiful and selection delicious. Shirin made our morning breakfast so pleasant and service was great! This hotel was one of a kind! Read less