, 2022-11-07 08:15:00,
On a recent trip to Israel, the seaside city of Tel Aviv exceeded all my expectations.
I had been told for years that it was an incredible destination filled with trendy nightlife, sunny beaches, cool hotels and vibrant street life. So when I found a good award redemption using Delta SkyMiles to fly Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic, I jumped at the chance to explore this gorgeous Mediterranean city. It didn’t hurt that I have a second cousin living in Tel Aviv who I got to meet for the first time, too.
While in Tel Aviv, I decided to stay at a few of the city’s top hotels to see which ones we could recommend to readers, and what type of traveler each might suit best. Here are how my top four Tel Aviv hotel picks compare.
David Intercontinental Tel Aviv
Best for: Family travelers, IHG One Rewards members.
The price point: Award nights range from 68,000-71,500 IHG One Reward points per night if booked well in advance. Cash rates start around $375 per night over the next few months. TPG paid $497.52 for one night in July, earning me 7,819 IHG One Rewards points, which TPG values at $39. I have Platinum elite status with IHG, so I got 2,932 bonus points on top of the 4,887 I earned as base points for the stay.
The vibe: The David Intercontinental Tel Aviv is in a central spot between the main beaches of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. It’s a massive, 25-story hotel with 555 rooms. The central location means much of Tel Aviv is within…
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