I stayed at the American Colony Hotel for 4 nights with my husband and family members. We had pre-arranged with the hotel to be picked up from the Allenby Bridge after crossing into Israel through Jordan. This is a little more expensive then taking a random taxi at the border but we felt it was a safer and reliable option for us. We stayed at the hotel during the Christmas holiday season. The hotel itself is very beautiful and clean. The front desk staff is very helpful and friendly, they arranged a few dinners for us in Jerusalem (Pasha, The Little Eucalyptus, both excellent) on Christmas Eve and Christmas day for dinner as the hotel dining room was serving only a very pricey pre-fixed menu that cost $110. The dining room is our only complaint. We were disappointed that the hotel dining options were limited on Christmas Eve, as the main dining room was the pre-fixed menu and the bar/cellar restaurant was closed for a private party. That left us limited because Christmas Eve fell on Shabbat and most Jerusalem restaurants were closed. In addition the staff in the dining room next to the bar is not always very friendly. There were a few occasions that we came back to the hotel after a long day of city tours, and tried to get a late lunch (3:00pm). They refused to serve us at first, but once we complained they accomodated our needs. The hotel dining room manager though is a very friendly Armenian local. Overall it is a nice hotel but for the price I would have rather stayed at the King David.
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- American Colony Hotel Jerusalem