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Points hotels in Israel

Marriott:
Ritz Herzliya
Publica Isrotel Herzliya
Renaissance Tel Aviv
Sheraton Tel Aviv
The Jaffa Tel Aviv
Elma Arts Zichron Yaakov

IHG
Crowne Plaza Jerusalem
Crowne Plaza Dead Sea
Crowne Plaza Eilat
Intercontinental Tel Aviv
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv/ Beach
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv/ Center
Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv
Crowne Plaza Haifa

Wyndham
Tryp Jerusalem
Ramada Jerusalem
Ramada Hadera
Ramada Netanya

Hilton
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Hilton Tel Aviv

Hyatt
Norman Tel Aviv
Dan Jerusalem
The American Colony Hotel Jerusalem

Better than Rabbanut Hechsher Hotels:
Most, or all, are not bookable with points

Yerusholaim
Yirmiyahu 33 - Eida
https://y33.co.il/
Haneveim Butique - Eida
https://www.haneviimboutique.co.il/t-he
Litov Hotels (Haneveim & Jewish Quarter) - Rubin (has changed back and forth from Eida)
https://litovhotel.co.il/
Prima Palace (Badatz Agudas Yisrael per their website) https://www.prima-hotels-israel.com/prima-palace-jerusalem-hotel-services
Bnei Brak
Aristocrat Hotel - Rav Landua
https://www.aristocrathotel.co.il/
Malon Bnei Brak - basic - Rav Landua
03-579-2222
Malon Vagshal- Basic - Eida/Sheiris??
03-5799959

Netanya
Ga'alei Sanz
09-862-1777

Tsfas/Meron

Tveria
Zipori BaKineret - Eida
https://www.zipory.co.il/ziporyseaofgalilee
Kinar?

Kinorot - Eida
https://kinorothotel.co.il/

Galil
Haifa Area - Nir Etzion??

Rest of Country
Arad - Margoa Hotel?? basic hotel
Kibutz Chofetz Chaim - Zipori Bakfar - Eida
https://www.zipory.co.il/ziporyvillage
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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1580 on: December 23, 2019, 10:00:19 PM »
Any recent data points on crowne Plaza Jerusalem?
Going Solo for two weeknights, not Shabbos. It seems to be the only jlem points option open to me, but I don't want to stay in a dump.
For comparison purposes, the litov and prima palace were fine for me in the past.

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1581 on: December 29, 2019, 10:08:36 PM »
Any reviews on stays in Inbal hotel Jerusalem? breakfast? location? is it walk-able to western walls? how are the rooms ? how is this hotel compare to Leonardo?

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1582 on: December 30, 2019, 02:42:19 AM »
Any reviews on stays in Inbal hotel Jerusalem? breakfast? location? is it walk-able to western walls? how are the rooms ? how is this hotel compare to Leonardo?

thank you so much
seems a step up from leonardo plaza in terms of luxury, but leo has a stricter kosher supervision. has a nicer heated pool, and recently updated rooms, but generally costs more than leo. a few minutes longer walk to western wall.

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1583 on: December 30, 2019, 06:55:19 AM »
The Inbal's renovated rooms are closet to Waldorf level than the Plaza
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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1584 on: December 30, 2019, 10:16:28 AM »
Going to Israel for a week in about a week. Trying to figure out the pros and cons of renting a car vs taxis. Not going to travel much but to and from the airport and one day up north and bnei brak on the way back to the airport.
Would also like to go to Kever rachel, Har Hazeisim and Mearas Hamachpeila. Any insight on this is greatly appreciated. Haven't been there in over a decade.

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« Reply #1585 on: December 30, 2019, 08:09:48 PM »
Going to Israel for a week in about a week. Trying to figure out the pros and cons of renting a car vs taxis. Not going to travel much but to and from the airport and one day up north and bnei brak on the way back to the airport.
Would also like to go to Kever rachel, Har Hazeisim and Mearas Hamachpeila. Any insight on this is greatly appreciated. Haven't been there in over a decade.
Where will you be based out of? If Yerushalayim then the last three are accessible by bus

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1586 on: December 31, 2019, 10:05:23 AM »
Where will you be based out of? If Yerushalayim then the last three are accessible by bus
based out of Yerushalaim.
Does it make sense to just rent a car for the day to go up north?

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1587 on: December 31, 2019, 12:29:01 PM »
based out of Yerushalaim.
Does it make sense to just rent a car for the day to go up north?
Depends on what you want to do- if going only to one place then returning, a driver might be OK. Public buses very economical. If you want flexibility and going to several places and are comfortable driving then renting would be fine. Car rentals, especially smaller cars, are not that expensive and likely far less costly than a driver.

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1588 on: December 31, 2019, 02:28:31 PM »
Depends on what you want to do- if going only to one place then returning, a driver might be OK. Public buses very economical. If you want flexibility and going to several places and are comfortable driving then renting would be fine. Car rentals, especially smaller cars, are not that expensive and likely far less costly than a driver.
On the other hand, hiring someone who knows his way around can easily save you a couple of hours and allow you to get much more done.
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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1589 on: December 31, 2019, 07:02:23 PM »
based out of Yerushalaim.
Does it make sense to just rent a car for the day to go up north?
I have rented for a few days to do similar to what you want to visit. I like the freedom of going and coming when I want so a car rental works for me.

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1590 on: January 07, 2020, 05:29:46 PM »
Anyone have an opinion on tryp vs Crowne plaza?

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1591 on: January 07, 2020, 07:07:28 PM »
Anyone have an opinion on tryp vs Crowne plaza?

Haven't stayed at the Crowne Plaza but I just got back for a stay at the Tryp (literally this was the first time in Israel not staying at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, since they opened) and I thought the Tryp was awesome.  The location on King George absolutely can't be beat.  Convenience and location are really important to me since I like to walk all around the city and the traffic is ridiculous (I also like that it was really close to the light rail).  Although the room was really small, I was very impressed with the little touches that were much nicer than what I expected at that price point.  There was a cute box of chocolates and welcome note upon check-in, breakfast was solid, the toiletries were nice Dead Sea products.  Also, even though there is no on-site restaurant, they have a little coffee corner off the lobby that has an espresso machine where you can have have hot drinks and free cookies and cakes all day.  I don't know if they normally do this or it was special for Hannukah but they also had like a nice little free happy hour with soup and snacks and drinks every evening.  I paid about $115 a night over peak dates the last week of the year from a flash sale and used points for those nights that had higher rates, and I couldn't have been happier.  In hindsight, I'm kinda glad that the WAJ didn't have availability when I needed and I didn't waste the HHonors points, when this great deal was available.   

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1592 on: January 08, 2020, 07:59:51 AM »
A little out of the way Hotel:

I just stayed at the Hermon Holiday Village in Neve Ativ. The place is AWESOME!!! Private cabin 2 floors. Huge pool and hot tub. 20 minutes to the Hermon. 20 minutes to Kiryat Shmona (Mehadrin Food). In middle of the Golan so it is awesome location!!!

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« Reply #1593 on: January 08, 2020, 12:44:30 PM »
One other thing I wanted to post because I haven't seen it written about anywhere on the forums is that I spent my last night at the Sadot Airport Hotel near Ben Gurion for about $175.  I cancelled my last night at the Tryp and stayed there instead (booked with hotels.com using their free nights).  I had an early BA flight and the train doesn't run that early.  Since I needed to travel near Tel Aviv the day before I left, it was much easier for me to stay here than return all the way back to Jerusalem.  The hotel is just a couple miles away from Ben Gurion and your stay includes a free taxi to the airport (they book it for you and pay the driver with a voucher).  It was so nice to get to sleep an extra hour and at $175 less than even the Tryp plus the cost of cab/driver from Jerusalem.  The room was very clean, with modern decor, large (like a suite) and would easily sleep 4.

Since our returning flights seem to always leave super early in the morning, I think the last nights of our future trips will be at this hotel, since I really liked the convenience, extra sleep, knowing my ride was set for me and I'd much rather pay that reasonable amount than waste points at the WAJ, RITZ or Hilton and like I said it was even a better deal than the Tryp plus a cab fare.

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1594 on: January 10, 2020, 11:17:49 AM »
Fulfilling a promise to my mother, z"l, and taking my step-dad to Israel for his first trip there in July, arriving late Sun night from Spain, heading back on Friday morning. He is really keen on seeing J'lem. Neither of us wants to rent a car, and TLV for an afternoon / overnight prior to flight is sufficient for us (we come from the Med already). We are thinking maybe Mon & Tue ion J'lem. Where would you go for Wed & Thu? Would you use J'lem as a base and do a couple of day tours to Masada / Dead Sea etc...? Or shlepp the cases etc...?

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1595 on: January 13, 2020, 01:22:56 PM »

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1596 on: January 19, 2020, 10:41:33 PM »
Does anyone know if the Leonardo Plaza has cribs?

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1597 on: January 19, 2020, 10:48:17 PM »
Is there a good b and b in the desd sea area?  Also what is the best least expensive option ( non points) hotel in that area.  Do dead sea hotels allow motzei shabbat checkouts for Friday one day stays?

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1598 on: January 19, 2020, 10:51:08 PM »
Does anyone know if the Leonardo Plaza has cribs?
Don't all hotels have cribs?

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1599 on: January 24, 2020, 09:13:33 AM »
Hi
My family is looking for a place in the North to stay for Shabbat after the Tiberias Marathon.   There is always Kibbutz Lavi but I'd appreciate if anyone has any experience with other hotels in the North.
Thank you
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For other readers.  Ended up staying at the Caesar Permier Hotel for Shabbat.   There were Shabbat keys, elevator and minyan at the Hotel, as well as good Shabbat Dinner and Lunch.  The hotel was solid - clean and decent size rooms.  Location was excellent.  Wish they would spruce up the downtown area because there is huge potential for both Jewish and Christian tourists.