1. Arthur Hotel, 13 Dorot Rishonim

The 54-room Arthur Hotel, named after Lord Balfour, is decorated in an early 20th century theme complete with photos from that era, Turkish rugs, tiled floors and handcrafted Armenian plates hung in the bathrooms.

Armenian plates in the bathrooms of the Arthur Hotel in downtown Jerusalem.  

  1. Ben Hillel Boutique Hotel, 3 Ben-Hillel

Tucked among a row of small shops on a central side street off Ben-Yehuda, the privately owned two-year-old Ben Hillel Boutique Hotel offers 10 guest rooms and an onsite bar.

Ben Hillel Boutique Hotel has 10 rooms.

  1. Eyal Hotel Jerusalem, 21 Shamai

In addition to 68 rooms, Eyal Hotel has event and dining halls, a solarium with a “green” wall, an ecologically advanced heating system and sublevel parking.

The Eyal Hotel lobby.

Eyal is part of the Smart Hotels boutique chain, whose name implies not just smart technology but also smart location. The other Smart properties are not far from Ben-Yehuda Street: the 48-room Hotel Montefiore (7 Shatz Street) and the 25-room Jerusalem Inn (7 Horkanos Street).

  1. Harmony Hotel, 6 Yoel Moshe Salomon

The 50-room Harmony, close to Zion Square on an historic pedestrian alley, coincidentally “harmonizes” with the theme of the new Music Squarecomplex recently opened there. Harmony hosts a complimentary happy hour for guests each evening in its English club-style business lounge.

The business lounge at Harmony Hotel

  1. Herbert Samuel,  25 Shamai

Located on Zion Square above the iconic Bank Hapoalim, this Orchid chain hotel opened in 2016. Herbert Samuel’s 137 guest rooms, two meeting rooms, spa, gym and indoor pool are topped by an 11th-floor rooftop restaurant with panoramic views over Jerusalem. Guests may borrow bicycles to tour the city.

Rooftop restaurant at Herbert Samuel Hotel, Jerusalem

  1. Ibis City Center,  1 Elisar

Scheduled to open in July with 124 rooms as part of the international Accor Hospitality chain, Ibis is a mix of a renovation and new construction on a side street across Jaffa Road from Zion Square.

A room in Hotel Ibis Jerusalem City Center.

  1. 8. Shamai Suites, 15 Ben-Hillel

Billed as an apartment boutique hotel, Shamai Suites is in a new building on the corner of Ben Hillel and Shamai Streets, adjacent to the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall. Its 18 suites range from studio to two-bedroom with salon.

  1. Shani Luxury Boutique Hotel,  6 Shamai

The 50-room Shani, opened in April 2015, boasts spacious rooms, mahogany furniture and wooden floors. On the walls are paintings by contemporary Jerusalem artist Silvia Bar-Am.

  1. City Center Hotel, 17 King George and 2 HaHistadrut

Four types of rooms are available among the two wings of this boutique hotel adjacent to the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall, from 18-square-meter studios to 55-square-meter one-bedroom suites for up to six guests. There are seven rooms in the HaHistadrut wing and 28 in the newer King George wing.