This is a little known gem! I am a white American who felt completely welcome and safe at all times. PLUS the views from some hotel windows and even the sidewalk in front of hotel is spectacular. You can see east wall of Temple Mount area and 50% of golden dome (because new apartmnents close-by block the view. But you can go across the street to Mustafa's roof top restaurant and see everything while enjoying a soft drink. Church of Ascension Shrine is next door and Pater Noster is 1/2 block away.
Amenities include: hot daily breakfast, free computer room, free wi-fi (used by my smartphone to save data), English speaking front desk staff 24/7, day tours can be arranged, which I did, taxi's everywhere or take the 65 or 75 city bus to Damascus gate terminal (near Garden Tomb also) and rub elbows with the locals. I walked down the steep hill on various paths to Mt of Olives shrines and the Temple Mount itself and took a bus or taxi back up! I was there 9 nights alone and felt safe all times. Oh yes, free use of safe in room for valuables!More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included