by Amanda Norcross
Planning a visit to Tel Aviv? Consider a stay at the Tal by the Beach Hotel. The surprisingly affordable boutique hotel caters to families with modern guestrooms and suites, an onsite restaurant that offers complimentary breakfast each morning, and complimentary bicycles for exploring the city. The hotel’s location can’t be beat, either—it’s close to the Metzizim Beach and Tel Aviv Promenade, yet feels removed from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Tip: Be sure to head up to the resort’s rooftop bar/deck for stellar views of the city!
Our Editor Loves
- Location close to beach
- Complimentary bicycles
- Complimentary breakfast buffet
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Rooms & Rates
The maximum amount of guests per room is two adults and one child. Connecting rooms are available and are also the best option for families and large groups wanting to stay together. There are four types of rooms:
This room has one queen bed (or two twin beds) and a sofa where a child can sleep.
This room also has one queen bed (or two twin beds) and a sofa where a child can sleep, plus a kitchenette for preparing snacks and small meals.
Slightly smaller than the Kitchenette Rooms, the Executive Rooms offer mini-bars and are located on the hotel's top floors. They sleep two adults only.
Suites feature stellar ocean views, plus mini-bars. They have one queen bed (or two twins) and also feature a sitting area. They sleep two adults only.
All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a safety deposit box, a hairdryer, and complimentary bath amenities. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations.
The hotel provides complimentary bicycles—including bikes with kids’ chairs and kid-size bikes (a rarity at many hotels in the U.S.). Grab a few and head to the Tel Aviv Promenade, a safe, pedestrian-only pathway that runs along the beach.
If you’ve ever visited Israel, you know about the fantastic, complimentary breakfasts offered at most hotels. If you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat. At Tal by the Beach Hotel, you’ll find Western dishes such as eggs and French toast, Israel favorites such as Shakshouka (poached eggs in tomatoes), breads, and cheeses, and everything in between.
Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and dinner are offered at the onsite restaurant daily.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Wi-Fi is complimentary at the hotel.
- Fitness Center
The hotel offers a fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment. It is open 24 hours.
- Package Rates
All room rates include breakfast, but you can also opt to have dinner included in your nightly rate.
Parking is available in a garage beneath the hotel, but be warned that getting into and out of the facility requires that you drive a steep, narrow hill that’s especially challenging when trying to leave the facility.
- ATM Machine
The hotel doesn’t have an ATM machine, but you’ll find one around the corner from the property.
Tal by the Beach Hotel is located about 30 minutes to an hour from Ben Gurion International Airport, depending on traffic.
While buses and taxis are available and efficient in Tel Aviv, you’ll want your own vehicle—especially if you plan to explore other parts of Israel.
The hotel offers a complimentary happy hour between 5 and 6 p.m. daily, with wine and hors’ d’uevres on offer. The happy hour is typically hosted at the rooftop bar, which offers spectacular views of the city; in the event of inclement weather, drinks are served in the lobby.