We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 26 King David Street, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 2-569-2694
Description:

Landmark tower designed by Arthur Lewis Harman, the Empire State Building's...

Landmark tower designed by Arthur Lewis Harman, the Empire State Building's architect affords dramatic views over the entire city.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 62 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
4 night stay

Second time we have stayed here. If you stay here you are opting to stay in an architectural icon. The building is a very calm, restful place - almost has retreat like qualities... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Deborah C
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 36: English reviews
Level Contributor
49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time we have stayed here. If you stay here you are opting to stay in an architectural icon. The building is a very calm, restful place - almost has retreat like qualities. The location is excellent- short walk to Jaffa Gate and in other direction short walk to the redeveloped First Railway Station - and beyond to the Emek... More 

Helpful?
Thank Deborah C
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
5,505 reviews
3,535 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11,900 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The YMCA in Jerusalem is landmark building on King David Street just across from the equally famous King David Hotel. The building was designed and constructed between 1926-1933 by American architects Arthur Loomis Harmon. Amongst several architectural achievements, the building features a distinctive 10 storey observation tower, overlooking the city. The tower is made of sandstone like the rest of... More 

Helpful?
Thank BradJill
Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
161 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very lovely building with great staff where you can come to stay, relax or join others to have coffee and enjoy a nice time. The structure is beautifull and the Cafe is really nice, as well as the gardens!

Helpful?
Thank Dr.Sylvia
Kfar Saba, Israel
Level Contributor
105 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The YMCA Tower is part of the YMCA hotel, opposite the famous King David hotel in Jerusalem. The look-out from the tower top gives the best view of the old and the modern parts of the city. A traveler doesn't have to stay in this hotel to got to the tower top and visit, there is a fee of 20... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank sarasagiv
New Jersey
Level Contributor
1,828 reviews
1,033 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,230 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This impressive architectural complex was located near our hotel. There is so much to see in Jerusalem that naturally YMCA is not a prime destination. In a sense I was grateful for the opportunity to see this amazing building with its famous Jesus Tower. After I learned who the architect is it became obvious why the whole structure emanates power,... More 

Helpful?
Thank podrozniczka60
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Architecture lovers will not be disappointed by this building. It's an absolute gem that shouldn't be missed.

Helpful?
Thank Florence B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
123 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

And you can have a cooling drink in the arches - opposite you can see the Kind David hotel - really nice piece of architecture

Helpful?
Thank Gavster Bedlington
Jerusalem, Israel
Level Contributor
518 reviews
286 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

YMCA is active in Jerusalem since 1878 T5he present magnificent center designed by the architec A .HARMON (The ARCHITECT OF the Empire State Building NYC-USA) started 1928 and innagurated 1933 .The tower called Jesus Tower overlooks the city.Aset of two cloisters connects the two wings,Very nice auditorium and the first swimming pool of Jerusalem

Helpful?
Thank airport2015
Nazareth, Israel
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent starters, they gave something on the house as a starter and another as dessert, excellent waiters, service, food price & setting.

Helpful?
Thank Emmaus Bible Sc... N
Boliden, Sweden
Level Contributor
1,025 reviews
811 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Nice building, hosting some temporary photography exhibitions. The view from the tower is also quite nice, but you have to pay.

Helpful?
Thank Ana L

Travellers who viewed YMCA Tower also viewed

Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
 
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
 

Been to YMCA Tower? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from YMCA Tower staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?