This is a 'safe' and prestigious hotel in Jerusalem. Many notable people who stayed here are recorded on a plaque in the lobby. Our room was spacious and the balcony was nice. The breakfast buffet selections were abundant and varied. We learned to love tabouli and hummus for breakfast, but we also loved the pastry, cereals, fruits and vegetables, fresh squeezed juices, breads, meats, eggs, plus. The bar in the garden was a nice gathering place in the evening. This is an expensive hotel with the amenities you would expect. But realize that if you accept the welcoming drink in the lobby upon arrival, your bill will most likely reflect a $10 charge for the 2 glasses of orange juice or champagne. Definitely review your bill upon checkout-several people in our group had erroneous bills, but the front desk was easily able to pull out the tickets we had signed We were in Room 201. In spite of several calls and follow ups with the front desk, our tub never drained. Even a quick shower resulted in several inches of standing water in the tub. Also we could never get a second robe, as there were 2 of us in the room. The pool is great and refreshing after a hot day touring. Everything does not always translate easily: I needed a curling iron for my hair; upon inquiry, an ironing board and iron were promptly delivered to our room. You can walk to several Palestinian restaurants, and their food is delicious. If you are so inclined, you can 'smoke' fruit (watermelon) in a 'hubbly bubbly'. This is popular with the locals. ATMS are nearby. We liked the Petra Restaurant, which was a close walk. Try the Taybey beer which is only available in the Palestinian area.
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- American Colony Jerusalem
- American Colony Hotel Jerusalem