The Damascus hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over US$250)
Moderate (US$120 to US$250)
Cheap (under US$120)
The Damascus hotel prices quoted are for a double room per night, including tax and breakfast unless otherwise stated.
Damascus's first boutique hotel is in a grand 17th-century city house, built around a central courtyard with fragrant citrus trees and a fountain. The eight luxurious bedrooms are each decorated in a particular style reflecting a period of history and using traditional Syrian furniture and crafts.Address: Old City, Bab Touma, Damascus,
Telephone: (011) 543 0445.
The Cham Palace, located right in the heart of the city, is one of the oldest luxury hotels in Damascus. The rooms command great views over the city and Mount Qassioun and the lobby is a popular meeting point for Syrian businessmen. The hotel has five good restaurants, including the Étoile d'Or, the city's only revolving restaurant, on the top floor.Address: , Sharia Maysaloun, PO Box 33555 Damascus,
Telephone: (011) 223 2300.
Four Seasons Hotel Damascus
The Four Seasons Hotel is the top hotel in town, and with 23 storeys it has become a landmark on the Damascus skyline. Set in a landscaped park, opposite the National Museum, it is only a short walk from the old city. The rooms are sumptuously decorated and have great views over Damascus and the Barada River.Address: PO Box 6311, Sharia Shukri al-Quwatli, Damascus,
Telephone: (011) 339 1000.
Beit Rumman is a recent addition to Damascus's burgeoning boutique hotel scene. Located in Bab Touma, Beit Rumman is a converted, 17th-century house complete with its own cellar and courtyard. It offers six bedrooms, each uniquely decorated.Address: Bab Touma, 72 Sharia Qishleh, Damascus,
Telephone: (011) 545 1092.
Beit Zaman Hotel
This impressive, 300-year-old Ottoman palace is located in the heart of Bab Touma, a vibrant neighbourhood. There are 28 rooms on offer, and while the room rates are marginally cheaper compared to other boutique hotels in Damascus, guests have complained that Beit Zaman can be a little sterile. Nevertheless, the hotel is in the heart of the city, and it boasts a well-maintained inner courtyard.Address: Old City, Bab Touma, PO Box 10302 Damascus,
Telephone: (011) 543 5380.
Omayad Hotel Damascus
Centrally located, Omayad Hote Damascus is a popular four-star business hotel in Damascus. The hotel has a grand lobby and spacious soundproofed rooms with air conditioning, satellite TV and a free Wi-Fi internet connection.Address: , 4 Sharia Brazil, PO Box 7811 Damascus,
Telephone: (011) 221 7700.
For many years now the best budget option in Damascus, the Sultan is popular with travellers for its excellent location near the old city, its friendly and helpful staff and the basic, but clean rooms with an unchanged motel-style1960s décor. It is advisable to book ahead.Address: , Sharia Mousalam al-Baroudi, Damascus,
Telephone: (011) 222 5768.