Tel Aviv’s vibrant urban life and great beaches have made it into a hot tourist attraction. With new hotels popping up left and right, some of the world’s biggest designers now want in, translating Tel Aviv’s unique sense of style into rooms and amenities. No matter what you need, there’s no lack of cool hotels.
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Relax amid the foliage on the sun-soaked deck | Courtesy of Brown TLV Urban Hotel, Tel Aviv
With stylish rooms, free bikes, and the best location in the city, The Brown Hotel is Tel Aviv’s coolest boutique hotel. Strategically located on a small side street, the hotel is literally minutes from all of the center’s key locations: Rothschild, Carmel Market, Neve Tzedek, and the beach. Catering to “value-minded” urban guests and business people, this hotel has won international acclaim for its ability to provide local access at an international level—and with free bikes and deals with local cafés, it’s a shame to miss out.
Eclectic yet quaint, The Diaghilev Hotel somehow suits both art lovers and business people. Located inside a historic White City building and host to a startup hub, The Diaghilev puts you in a quiet side street in Tel Aviv’s beautiful Lev Ha’ir district. With monthly exhibitions in the lobby and cultural events in the hall, The Diaghilev Hotel is the boutique hotel to stay at to make the most out of your visit. Even the art in the rooms changes to showcase local artists, so there’s always an incentive to come back and be surprised.
Right off of Rothschild Boulevard and Tel Aviv’s Bima Square (The Cultural Palace), nested in one of central Tel Aviv’s sweetest small streets, stands the Hotel B Berdichevsky for the “lifestyle-driven traveler.” Home to The Bellboy, one of the city’s best cocktail bars, this hotel boasts the atmosphere of a local boutique hotel with the facilities and standards of an international brand name, perfect for business or pleasure.
Though Hotel Montefiore only offers 12 rooms, this boutique hotel is the finest the city has to offer, with Tel Aviv’s coolest locals frequenting its lobby restaurant for one of the best brunches in town. Housed in an eclectic and historic 1920s building, this small and stylish place in the heart of Tel Aviv’s White City is everything Tel Aviv wants to be.
The newest and coolest kid on the boutique hotel scene, the Poli House sits on top of one of Tel Aviv’s most main squares and is one of the closest to the beach. Designed by “starchitect” Karim Rashid, this new hotel defines itself as gritty-chic and sits within one of the city’s finest Bauhaus buildings. With a rooftop bar and campy, whimsical art, it’s a surreal but stylish experience.
Colonial and eclectic, The Rothschild Hotel is everything Tel Aviv was supposed to be: Hebrew in attitude and European in style. Inside what is claimed to be Tel Aviv’s most photographed building are great rooms, a fine bistro, and an unbeatable location that even its namesake, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, would have enjoyed.
Not far off in a pristine white Bauhaus-style building, set in the heart of Tel Aviv’s most famous boulevard is The Rothschild 71, offering all the trimmings of a fine boutique hotel as well as access to the city. With fantastic room service, a wet bar, and a fashionable garden terrace—and located just above Cantina, one of Tel Aviv’s trendier restaurants—you’ll be tempted not to leave this cool classic.