The American Colony Hotel

1 Louis Vincent Street, Jerusalem, Israel

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19.5
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Hotel Description

The American Colony Hotel is, in some sense, a relic of a more innocent time — it was built in 1860 as a pasha’s palace, with a separate wing for each of his wives. In 1883 a group of American evangelicals bought the palace and founded a religious community, called (naturally) the American Colony, which operated as an orphanage, a clinic, and eventually a hostel.

In later years the hotel has become one of Jerusalem’s finest, a luxurious, old-world affair, and the hotel of choice for visiting foreign journalists and diplomats. It has about it that certain romance associated with the wartime correspondents, and has itself played a part in Israel’s turbulent history — here began the negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, which eventually led to the signing of 1993’s Oslo agreement.

The location is outside the Old City walls, in Arab East Jerusalem, a short distance from many holy sites, and the shopping district is about ten minutes away. Though the overall atmosphere is one of dignified elegance, there are rooms for every budget and sensibility, from the more modest accommodations in the main building to the more extravagant suites in the additions. This is not to say the main building is devoid of luxury; the Pasha’s own room (Room No. 1) is open to guests, as are those which once housed his wives.

There is a splendid courtyard restaurant, open for all meals, with tropical plants all around, and a gurgling Turkish fountain. Indoors, in a more formal setting, is Arabesque, serving Continental and Arabic dishes (featuring ingredients from the hotel’s own gardens). And of course the cellar bar is the place to mix with foreign correspondents over a glass of whiskey and a cigar.

How to get there: The American Colony Hotel is approximately a 45 minute drive from Ben Gurion International Airport.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 96 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar

Need to Know

Credit card deposit required at time of booking. There will be an additional 18% VAT due at check-in/out for Israeli citizens only.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Standard Single Room

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    This room features 1 Single/Twin Bed and is approximately 182 ft²/17 m².
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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 215 ft²/20 m².
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  • Superior Room - 1 Queen Bed

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 269 ft²/25 m².
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    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
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    • safe
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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 269 ft²/25 m².
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    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
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    • flat panel television
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    • minibar
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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 290 ft²/27 m².
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  • Classic Pasha Room - 1 Queen Bed

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 290 ft²/27 m².
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    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • crib (on request)
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 301 ft²/28 m².
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    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 409 ft²/38 m².
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    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • wake up service
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 473 ft²/44 m².
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    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
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    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar

Need to Know

Credit card deposit required at time of booking. There will be an additional 18% VAT due at check-in/out for Israeli citizens only.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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