I just realized that the Marriott is on Jordan side of the Dead Sea. So that won't work. It looks like the best choices are Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Hotel or the Hod Hotel. We will be renting a car in Jerusalem driving to Masada and then would like to get a day pass at a Dead Sea resort. The wife may want to do some spa treatments so a nicer resort would be ideal.
Also on the driving. Since she may want to do some spa treatments should we be concerned about driving back to Jerusalem after dark? And looking at the map the straightest route is shooting down the 90, but either going or coming would anyone recommend the more western route via the 60 to see more of the countryside?
Thanks in advance