Hotel National (Jerusalem, Israel)

Hotel National (Jerusalem, Israel)

About National

National is a mid-size lodging option which possesses air-conditioned rooms and an on-site restaurant. Situated in one of the busiest shopping districts Jerusalem has to offer, the hotel is a six-minute stroll from the historic Herod's Gate. Warm and welcoming, the well-sized rooms at National incorporate a minibar, built-in saf,e and flat-screen TV. A private bathroom with toiletries is also standard with each room. For exercise-conscious guests, the hotel has the advantage of a small fitness centre. A 24-hour reception is also on-hand at all times with multilingual staff members, while other features include free Wi-Fi and a business centre. Al Watani Restaurant is the property's dining option. Along with modern takes on classical Middle Eastern cuisine, the restaurant serves international favourites – all of which use seasonal and locally sourced produce when possible. Rockefeller Garden is a five-minute stroll from the hotel, while the Garden Tomb Jerusalem is eight minutes away on foot. Temple Mount is a 15-minute walk.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


4 Al Zahra Street, Jerusalem, Israel

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.6 / 10
  • Rooms
    Good  7.9 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.9 / 10

Positive Reviews


A short walk from the Old City.

National Hotel Jerusalem is five minutes on foot from Herods Gate, one of the nine open gates to Jerusalem's Old City. This close proximity makes the hotel an optimal choice for pilgrims and tourists looking to visit the Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Dome of the Rock and the Old City's many other famed landmarks.


First class hosting by front desk personnel.

Guests are almost unanimous in their praise of the hotel's front desk staff. According to reports, guests arrive to a warm welcome, while the staff is always eager to help with tourist advice and more. So good is the customer service that some guests suggest that the staff makes the hotel.


Hotel restaurant receives praise.

Al Watani Restaurant, located on the hotel's fourth floor, has proven very popular with diners. Reports indicate that the food is good and the service matches.

Negative Reviews


East Jerusalem location can be off-putting.

National Hotel Jerusalem is located in East Jerusalem, a neighborhood that has a somewhat dubious reputation. Some guests do not feel comfortable walking the streets, especially after dark. Meanwhile, reports suggest that there are few options when it comes to dining in the local area.


Refresh needed for some accommodations.

According to past guests, some hotel rooms are in need of an update. Reports suggest that décor and furnishings in some rooms are showing signs of wear and tear, while a number of guests are critical of the condition of bathrooms.


Some rooms are a bit gloomy.

Several guests have pointed out that accommodations can be on the gloomy side. This problem seems to be enhanced by poor in-room lighting.

All amenities

Wellness / Spa
  1. Beauty salon
Hotel facilities
  1. Business centre
  2. Café
  3. Entrance Hall/lobby
  4. Express check-in
  1. Wheelchair accessible
Room facilities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Ironing board
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 12:00


4 Al Zahra Street , Jerusalem , Israel
Telephone: +972(2)6278880 | Fax: +972(2)6277007 | 

Cleanliness policies

  • New safety protocols
  • Safe distance
  • Doctor on site

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