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King David Jerusalem

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It's a great location and although there are few other 5 star hotels nearby I wouldn't have swapped them for this one. King David feels so quintessentially Jerusalem... It's like living in a landmark. The service is great, the breakfasts are very good and all around it gives you everything you would want for the price. The only observation is that the rooms feel out of date and in need of an upgrade. We were very comfortable for our 3 night stay so this shouldn't put any one off from staying here but it is a bit old-fashioned.

This hotel is full of charm and history. I love this place as it is such and institution- everyone has stayed there from the world of politics, entertainment etc Location - amazing Pool area- gorgeous /relaxing Food - breakfast fabulous , dinner and lunch also good Not a place for you if you like modern minimalist. 5 star service and very relaxing - loved it & Jerusalem Very special place to visit

I know there are hotels that are newer... my husband and I chose the King David because of the history surrounding this beautiful hotel. The lobby is refined having greeted many a head of state. The public rooms, restaurants and pool area are beautifully maintained, filled with mahogany paneling, oriental rugs and beautiful period accents. The other 5 star hotels don't have the essence that differentiates the King David from 4 or 5 year old hotels. The rooms were comfortable, with a gorgeous view of the old city of Jerusalem. The service was quiet and efficient. Thank you for a memorable stay.

So overrated this place. It might be rich in history and illustrious visitors but..... The setting outside is quite nice which is the only aspect we liked. Service very poor which equates to pathetic for such an institution. Waiters who can't even explain dishes on the menu...look very disorganised without coordination. Takes ages to get noticed and be served even if just a few tables occupied. Quality of food also very disappointing but at least they paid attention to matching it with their service! Lobby area very pretentious and tasteless decor with a temple theme which degrades the entire hotel. It looks like cardboard rooms in Walt Disney. Last but not least general feel when arriving quite stuck up staff and not welcoming at all.

This is definitely the Grand Dame of hotels in Jerusalem. Built in the early 30's it has hosted a long slew of dignitaries from all around the world. The drive into the hotel is somehow not so grand, very discreet indeed, however when you walk in the wow moment happens. The lobby area is impressive, the rooms are beautifuly appointed (hopefully you're facing into the old town and not the street) and the service was very good. Special mentioning has got to go to the bed. Which was heavenly! We slept so well on a huge bed, perfectly firm, with a light yet very warm duvet which perfectly suited the cold room. Loved it! The pool area is also wonderful, especially during the hot days of the Jerusalem summer. The gym perhaps is a bit disappointing - it's small and has a very low ceiling - however, it was manageable. It was wonderful to return back to the hotel in the evening and have a night-cap at the great ground floor bar. What a perfect way to end a beautiful day in Jerusalem.

There are many reasons to stay at The King David Hotel, but four good reasons are Jeremy and Naomi in guest relations, Hany in the dining room, and Emma in housekeeping. They all went above and beyond to make our stay in Israel the best yet. As always our room was beautiful, with a lovely view of the old city. It was kept impeccably clean and organized by Emma. She is quick and efficient and always so welcoming and happy. The breakfast experience is the best ever. The food is fresh and delicious and so plentiful. Our waiter, Hany is really tops. Whether we were the first in the dining room or the last dawdler, the service was always the same - EXCEPTIONAL. Both Jeremy and Naomi from guest relations were always available to help with any questions we had and to make recommendations for things to see and do. We will miss the King David and the wonderful staff, but will return next year.

I have never been disappointed with this property. It is constantly renovating so rooms are never old. The history can't be beat nor can the breakfast. There is no pool area in the entire country that can competent with the King David.

You should not stay here. You will be spoiled for any other hotel. That is the prime problem. Having always wanted to stay here, I was not disappointed. The view over to the Old City while dinning on the terrace is spectacular. The food was excellent (it is most anywhere in Israel-fresh, healthy and well prepared). There were details in how this place operates that I can not list, but all showed why this is the best place to stay. A shout out to Adnan (spelling?) the concierge. Also kudos to the breakfast staff in the main dinning hall. There is a genuine warmth in their welcome. Also, note that everyone on the staff down to the cleaning maids, speak English. A few small negatives: The king bed was really two singles pushed together, and second, the wine list is limited. No French wines. Deb at the bar was a hoot! This place is not cheap, but if you can go, you must- just to experience what a great old hotel can be like. We are going back!

I'm getting ready to check out of the King David to go home, but I really wanted to take a few minutes to stress how unique, caring, and genuine the staff is at this iconic luxury hotel. My son has severe food allergies, including sesame, which is an extremely difficult allergy to handle in Israel. Almost all foods in Israel contain sesame or traces. To say we were worried about his first trip to Israel is an understatement. Tareb is amazing. With warmth and a smile, he connected us to chefs Dudu, Kareem, and Rima. Each was so patient, guiding us through what he could eat safely throughout his stay and preparing him delicious, elaborate meals, always with a smile. They spent a great deal of time with us to ensure his safety. We have stayed here on several occasions and would never consider staying anywhere else in Jerusalem. From the priceless Old City views to the best hotel pool (thank you Nadav), there is no place like the King David. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

I loved the service in the hotel - it was really professional, helpful. The building is very classic, so I did not expected this, but it was a nice surprise the automation in the rooms. I also liked the delicious choice for breakfast. Nice for business stay and for families.

23 King David Street Jerusalem

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem and Mamilla Mall
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

King David Jerusalem places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Mamilla Mall and Jerusalem Great Synagogue. This 233-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Jerusalem and also a short walk from Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem and Jaffa Gate.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: La Regence specializes in international cuisine, and serves dinner; Kings Garden Restaurant offers relaxing pool views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All of King David Jerusalem's 233 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Other standard amenities include hair dryers, phones, and desks.

Property features

At King David Jerusalem, guests enjoy features like a children's pool, a health club, and a sauna. There's free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Deluxe New City

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Old City

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1489 reviews