We are arriving in Israel on a Shabbat and need to make our way to Jerusalem where we will be for 5 nights for work. We have been several times before so have seen all historical sights. We were hoping to go to a hotel with a pool to relax for the day on Saturday. The hotels seem to be either the very high end and expensive hotels or ones that are much farther from the market or Ben Yehuda. The David Citadel offers a day pass to their pool for the equivalent of $145 dollars a day per person - not something we are going to do. Any ideas for options?
Have you gone on booking.com and checked the "swimming pool" box in the filters? When I do so, there are a number of hotels and within a mile or so of Jaffa Gate into the old city that have swimming pools. I did not filter for cost, though, as I don't know what "expensive" means to you.
I have filtered and if the hotel is nice or newer it is very expensive. There are plenty of others but I’ve seen them and they are circa 1970 at best. I was hoping to find a good hotel with a fair price - a pipe dream.