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Reviewed by: Christopher Luu
Since the hotel opened in the '30s, the King David has played host to just about every dignitary and head of state paying a visit to the city of Jerusalem. And for good reason, too, it's one of the most historic hotels in the world, not only because it's got stunning views of Mt. Zion, but because it's as intrenched in history as the place Greece held its temporary government and setting the scene for the movie Exodus in the '60s. But aside from political strife and sanctuary, it's also a hotel that's sitting right in the center of Jerusalem's sights. Gardens and the pool make it hard to leave the property, but just hop on the train (steps away from the hotel) to experience the city itself. Once you're back, you'll be able to enjoy the hotel's on-site gourmet restos and retreat to your room, which have views of either the New or Old city below. Whichever you prefer, you'll be surrounded by history at every turn.