Which Marriott Bonvoy hotel is the best in Israel: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv And Herzliya? We have already reviewed the best luxury hotels in Israel and the best executive club lounges at hotels in Israel, now we investigate the best Marriott Hotels.
There’s plenty of choice within the Marriott brand including top brands like the Luxury Collection, EDITION, St Regis, W Hotels and JW Marriott as well as mid-range brands like their Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Design Hotels and their Westin collections.
Ritz-Carlton hotels are often some of the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in an area. They also tend to offer the best club lounges. Interestingly, you can get a bunch of free benefits at the Ritz if you book it via our luxury travel concierge if you decide this is the hotel brand for you. While there is a truly gorgeous Ritz-Carlton in Israel, it does not have a club lounge, and there’s no Ritz-Carlton in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.
If you are an avid collector of Marriott Bonvoy loyalty points, or want to spend your loyalty points on the best luxury hotel, we have outlined everything that you need to know below.
Israel offers more than pilgrimages to holy places like the Dome of the Rock and the Wailing Wall. In Jerusalem, stroll Wohl Rose Garden and absorb the nocturnal light show screened on the Tower of David’s walls. Explore Tel Aviv’s galleries and museums, or take a swim in the Sea of Galilee, scuba dive in the Red Sea, or take a tour to the Dead Sea and float about in this crazily buoyant water. For action try windsurfing off Beit Yanai Beach. The opportunities to enjoy yourself are endless!
Wherever you decide to stay, in Israel or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental and more.
Typically, our free benefits* at luxury hotels include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
1. The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya
The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya is a Marriott Bonvoy Category 6 hotel and is a gorgeous beachfront hotel is located in the Marina overlooking the Mediterranean in the affluent residential area of Herzliya. Gaze upon Israel’s largest marina and the Mediterranean from your balcony. Indulge in spa treatments by Japanese beauty brand Shiseido. Enjoy sunset cocktails at the Rooftop Bar, or dine at the distinguished Herbert Samuel restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton’s first kosher restaurant.
At Herzliya, you’re very centrally located within an hour’s drive of Jerusalem and two hours from the remarkable Dead Sea. The Pete Dye–designed Caesarea Golf Course also lies nearby.
The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya is a unique elegant oasis, featuring 115 guest rooms and 82 suites including studios, one-and two-bedroom suites and the presidential suite. The tranquil sea influences all elements of this urban resort, from the soft hues in the room decor to the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Being the first luxury resort in Israel, this beach hotel offers stunning rooms, all with private balconies overlooking the mesmerizing Mediterranean Sea. An elegant lobby bar features a wide variety of signature cocktails, but it is the 12th-floor outdoor rooftop swimming pool with an outdoor bar, which offers the best sea view.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa features 6 luxurious treatment rooms, Hammam, Swedish sauna, ocean-view relaxation area, a spacious 24-hour gym overlooking the ocean, plus there is plenty of meeting space including ballroom, meeting room, and business center. Unlike most Ritz-Carlton hotels, while it is one of the best luxury hotels in Israel, the Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya does not have a club lounge.
2. The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv
The Jaffa is set in the Old City of Jaffa, which is the oldest continually inhabited city in the world with over 4000 years of history. The Jaffa is a Marriott Bonvoy Category 7 hotel and is also located in an exclusive area where only artists can reside.
Boasting stunning views of Jaffa’s ancient port and the Mediterranean Sea, The Jaffa is adjacent to the small streets of the artists’ quarter and is within proximity of the Jaffa port, the old city’s art galleries, as well as the famous Flea Market and its abundance of restaurants and nightlife.
The hotel pays homage to its historical surroundings, seamlessly blending a section of the 13th century Crusaders Wall from the courtyard into the contemporary lobby. Signature chef restaurant, Don Camillo, infuses international dishes with indigenous flavors and serves a daily Israeli Italian breakfast.
Mingle with stylish locals at the destination Chapel Bar and sample New York classics at Golda’s Delicatessen. The Jaffa houses an outdoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and a world-class spa. World-renowned designer John Pawson’s signature minimalist style, custom furniture, sumptuous beds, lavish bathrooms and luxurious amenities characterize the 120 rooms & suites, presenting the fine comforts of a lifestyle hotel, designed to harmonize with the historical architecture of the 19th-century building stunningly restored by architect Ramy Gill.
3. Publica Isrotel Autograph Collection
Publica Isrotel Autograph Collection is a Marriott Bonvoy Category 6 hotel and all hotel guests have free access to the hotel’s social club activities that include sports&fitness classes, live music and more. This way hotel guests get the chance to meet local visitors, mainly professionals from Herzliya’s Hi-Tech Zone.
The concept of sharing is essential to Publica and visitors can feel it in various places, Greco restaurant, shared work space, outdoor terrace, art gallery and of course in the Social Club. The beach is just a 10-minute walk away, shops, cafés and restaurants are within a short walking distance.
Visitors can easily reach Tel Aviv by car (20 minutes) or by public transport. Greco Restaurant: every dish is typical of Greek cuisine, with a variety of flavors, all placed in the table center. The Bar: open 24/7 the oversized bar caters to guests and patrons day and night. On the go deli-style breakfast and night time bar offering a true urban bar experience in the heart of the hotel.
4. Sheraton Tel Aviv
Sheraton Tel Aviv is a Rewards Category 6 Marriott Bonvoy hotel. It sits on a prime beachfront location, right in the heart of the Herbert Samuel Boardwalk, overlooking the Mediterranean coastline.
The hotel is within walking distance of Tel Aviv’s hotspots, artist’s quarter and picturesque Jaffa. Enjoy their fitness room as well as the unique SPA featuring dead sea treatments. Rooms are nicely renovated with stylish wooden floors and seascape decor and color scheme.
The 7th-floor executive club lounge at Sheraton Tel Aviv is open 0630-2300 daily and offers a decent array of food for breakfast and dinner and excellent desserts along with kosher wine and a limited hard alcohol selection. The staff here are reportedly great. There are snacks and drinks available all day and from lunchtime onward, and there is a full bar (no extra charge). There are newspapers in the lounge and you have access to an exclusive outside balcony, but there is no seating on the balcony.
5. Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel
Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel is a Marriott Bonvoy Category 6 hotel and has an excellent location directly on the beach, where you can sink your toes into the warm white sand and the Mediterranean Sea. It is also within easy access to business, shopping and entertainment.
Your comfortable air-conditioned accommodation features a private balcony with fabulous sea views, a well-lit work desk, wireless Internet, in-room safe and mini-bar.
Before enjoying a hearty breakfast buffet, take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or rejuvenate yourself in the on-site fitness gym. After a long day of meetings or sightseeing, rest your eyes or relax with a good book on our sun deck.
There is an executive club lounge here which is open seven days a week including weekends but is closed on Jewish Holidays such as Passover, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashana.
The lounge serves breakfast and evening snacks 6-8pm and free wine, beer and soft drinks. There are free sodas (Coke and diet Coke, Sprite and diet Sprite) and bottled water throughout the day. Daytime snacks include assorted nuts, dried fruits, fresh fruit and cookies.
Book a stay here, or any of the other hotels above, with our luxury travel concierge for exclusive free upgrades, free breakfasts, free hotel credit and VIP gifts.
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