The American Colony Hotel is truly a landmark in Jerusalem, a city where history comes to life. Marked by classic Arabian arches, elaborate furnishings, and opulent suites, this luxurious boutique hotel offers guests an enchanting ‘east-meets-west’ experience in a distinctively tranquil and romantic setting.
The American Colony Hotel is a story within itself. The seeds of the American Colony Hotel were sown in 1902, when Baron Ustinov (grandfather of actor Sir Peter Ustinov), finding the Turkish inns of the time unacceptable, needed suitable accommodations in Jerusalem to house his visitors from Europe and America. Before long, the American Colony emerged as a point of lodging for Western travelers and pilgrims whose expectations for high standards of luxury and service were not met by the establishments then existing in Jerusalem.
Much of the hotel is still very reminiscent of the original structure and the “vintage luxe” atmosphere that encompasses it. Antique decor, rustic chandeliers, and large windows accent the historic exterior, while modern furniture and soft bedding add the comfort of your stay. While each room has its own unique character, there are several different accommodation types available for your stay at the American Colony:
Located primarily in the newer sections of the hotel, each room has an electronic safe, hairdryer, interactive cable television with in-house video, and high-speed Internet access.
Every room was built to order with typical Ottoman architecture of the 1800’s. Step back more than a hundred years and lose yourself in history.
The famous original rooms built by the Turkish Pasha in the 1800’s for his three wives. Three rooms in the Courtyard for Summer time and three rooms above for the winter. They are all completely refurbished, taking great care to respect the charm and the atmosphere of the original building.
Junior Suites & Suites
Larger rooms, some with wooden ceilings, located in the newer parts of the hotel and in the Palm House.
Built as a bedroom by the pasha for his beloved fourth wife, overlooking the courtyard, meticulously restored with a charming character and stunning fittings.
Located in the new east house building these rooms are designed in a modern touch. The newest technology is available including working area provided with its own necessary set-up.
The American Colony is well known for its service and its impeccable staff. Browse the book shop, gift store and antiquarian store, full to the brim of exciting Persian treasures, Russian icons, Caucasian carpets, Bedouin jewelry, and much more.Request Information