Places to Stay
There are three general options for places to stay: Guest houses that are managed by religious institutions, such as St. George's Guest House; Full service hotels that are rated according to Western hotel standards; and Hostels.
AFEDJ encourages you use Christian-owned hotels to lend moral and financial support to the Christian presence in the Holy Land.
The Episcopal Diocese runs three guest houses in Palestine and Israel: St George's Guest House in Jerusalem, St Margaret’s Guest house in Nazareth, and St Andrew’s Guesthouse in Ramallah.
Near St. George’s Cathedral
St. George’s GuestHouse — Nablus Road 20, Jerusalem 91190 972-2-628-2627. Stgeorges.firstname.lastname@example.org. 10 minute walk to the Old City. The GuestHouse is part of the Cathedral Close with St. George’s College and Diocesan offices. It’s a quiet oasis with 32 double rooms with private baths and individually controlled heat and air conditioning. Wifi and a beautiful garden.
The Ambassador Hotel — 10 minute walk from St. George's Episcopal Cathedral, Nablus Road | Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem 19186, Israel, Phone 0972 (02)5412222 email@example.com
The American Colony Hotel — short walk from St. George’s Cathedral, 1 Louis Vincent St, Jerusalem, 97200 Israel; Several restaurant choices, pool, best hotel in the neighborhood and priced to match. Phone: +972-2-627-9777, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.americancolony.com
The Christmas Hotel — Ali Ben Abi Taleb St, Jerusalem. 3 minute walk from the Episcopal Cathedral, 972- 2-628-2588. Good restaurant with a garden. www.christmas-hotel.com
The Franciscan de Marie guest house — across the street from the Garden Tomb on Nablus Road in East Jerusalem — 3 minute walk from the Episcopal Cathedral, air conditioned, bar, garden, lecture hall, chapel. www.travelujah.com.
Holy Land Hotel — 6 Rashid Street, Jerusalem, 19700 Israel 972-2-628-2627. Less than 0.5 miles from St. George's Cathedral, Rockefeller Museum, Herod's Gate, Damascus Gate, and Dome of the Rock. www.holylandhotel.com
The Jerusalem Hotel — Nablus Road, P.O. Box 19130, Jerusalem. 5 minute walk from the Episcopal Cathedral, 972 2 6283282, Toll Free Reservation Numbers USA 1-800-657-9401 e-mail: email@example.com www.jrshotel.com
Olive Tree Hotel — 93 St Georges Street, Jerusalem, 97200 Israel,866-539-0036; 31.78903, 35.22826 — Within 900 yards from Herod’s Gate, Damascus Gate, St. George’s Cathedral. www.olivetree.com
Old City of Jerusalem
The Austrian Hospice — the Hospice of the Holy Family, 37, Old City, 37 Via Dolorosa, PO 19600, Jerusalem 91194 972-2-626-5800, www.austrianhospice.com. Includes a Kaffeeshaus that serves Viennese-type coffees and pastries.
Gloria Hotel — 33 Latin Patriarchate St.P.O.Box: 14070, a short distance from the Jaffa Gate. www.gloria-hotel.org
Lutheran Guest House — Old City, St. Mark’s Road, 972-2-626-6888, www.luth-guesthouse-jerusalem.com. Doubles from 39 euros.
St Andrew’s Guesthouse, Ramallah — Tel: + 972 2 298 9172, Mobile: +972 (0) 544 462596. www.etvtc.org/faci_guest_house, firstname.lastname@example.org A new guesthouse offering affordable accommodation with motivated student staff enrolled in the Hotel School ETVTC training program.
Saint Margareth, Nazareth — email@example.com. + 972 (0) 4 657 3507 or +972 (0) 4 646 6838, The thirty-room St Margaret’s Hostel is perched high on the hill in the northeast part of the city with a commanding view of the Basilica of the Annunciation and the rest of the old city centre. Most of the rooms are double occupancy. There is a lovely stone terrace for meals outdoors when the weather is pleasant and an indoor dining area and gift shop. Some rooms in need of renovation.
Sisters of Nazareth — up a side street across from Basilica of the Annunciation in the Old City of Nazareth; 972-4-655 4304. The rooms are modern each with private bath and climate control. Meals are simple and hearty; breakfast is French, continental style. There is a chapel within its walls and a first century excavation in the deepest environs of the building.
Lake of Galilee
Tabgha Guesthouse, Pilgerhaus — Located at the northern end of the Sea of Galilee, a tranquil and lovely facility. 972-4-670-0100.
Mount of beatitudes Monastery — located on the top of the Mount of Beatitudes and surrounded by gardes and orchards. Tel. 00972-4-6726712, firstname.lastname@example.org
Colony Hotel — Ben Gurion Boulevard, 35023 Haifa. 300 m from the world famous Baha’i Gardens. Convenient to restaurants, cafes and a shopping mall, and it is only a short walk from the sea. www.colonyhaifa.com
Haddad Guest House — Owned by a Christian family – clean, nice, lower cost accommodations. www.haddadguesthouse.com
St. Charles Hospice — Guest House run by the Catholic Church in Haifa, email@example.com
Stella Maris Hospice — a charming place to stay but you will need a car to get around. Stella Maris Road, Haifa. www.stellamaris-haifa.com
Geneva Hotel — Abdulla Ghosha Street, P.O.Box: 851262, Amman, 11185, Jordan. Tel: (+962) 6-58 58 100 www.genevahotel-amman.com
Movenpick Hotel — PO Box 214-7810, Petra, Jordan +962 3 215 7111. firstname.lastname@example.org www.movenpick-hotels.com. This is a Swiss based hotel chain. The hotel and resort is near the opening to the Petra ruin. They have several restaurants open to non-resident guests.