From riding Arabian horses in Amman to riding in a hot air balloon in the deserts of Wadi Rum, there is no shortage of luxury in Jordan. The country may not be as rich as it’s Gulf neighbors, but it’s luxury options are many if that’s the type of trip you want to take. I was in Jordan for 10 days and stayed in 4-star properties and other unique boutique properties and am going to share the best luxury hotels in Jordan.
Getting to Jordan is easy enough. You fly into Amman, which is just outside of the city, about 30 minutes drive. You could go super luxury and use a private jet hire into and out of Amman! I recommend hiring a car (I use rentalcars.com) rather than taking a taxi unless you have a tour set you up. Most 5 star hotels will arrange airport pick up for you as another option. Many countries are offered a visa on arrival at about 40 Jordanian Dinar (around $60 USD). Get more information on visas here.
Also, check out:
- My 10-day itinerary which has a map with all the highlights of Jordan and how to do it all in under 10 days.
- Tips on how to dress in Jordan
The Best Luxury Hotels in Jordan
Can’t go wrong starting out with this hotel. It’s the oldest 5 star hotel in Amman and you can feel the tradition here. The prices are very low here compared to Intercontinental hotels around the world. The buffet is incredible. As it’s an older hotel, you will notice that the rooms are a little outdated in style. There are two pools and a spa and the location is ideal. Click through here to book.
Four Seasons, Amman
TipAdvisor reviewers have chosen this as the #1 hotel in Amman and although it doesn’t have the rich history, it is newer and fresher. The hotel is stunning and Four Seasons brand is one of my all time favorites. There is a pool, incredible spa, and it’s just 15 minutes from Old Downtown (which is where you want to sight-see). Click here to book.
Kempinski, Dead Sea
This is the most luxurious hotel in Jordan! If you are saving up for one splurge out night, this is the place to do it. Brad and Angelina agree, as they stayed in one of their private villas. The spa is the #1 Spa in the country and there are 7 pools! Honestly, one of the coolest hotels I’ve stayed at. The “basic” rooms are HUGE. Click here to book.
Crowne Plaza, Dead Sea
This hotel is a serious rival for the Dead Sea and actually ranks higher than them on TripAdvisor. Although I will always choose a Kempinski property (the one in Istanbul is amaze-balls), this one is a great option as well and would be my second choice, so check out the prices and compare. Location-wise, it’s just next to the Kempinski. Click here to book.
You won’t visit Jordan without going to Petra I hope! This is the top 5 star hotel in the area, hands down. This hotel is the nicest in the area plus it’s LITERALLY right outside the entrance to Petra. That’s extra ideal for early morning walks there and seeing “Petra by Night”. There is a swimming pool (you can wear bikinis here while in 5 star hotels). The hotel is older, but feels like something very regal. The bar area is absolutely stunning. Click here to book.
Another great option, although not as awesome as the Movenpick, it’s sometimes cheaper (based on searches I’ve just down) so definitely worth your consideration. It’s a 5 star and has fantastic views! You won’t have that Movenpick service and charm, but Marriott is always a good brand. Click here to book.
Ma’in Hot Springs Resort, Ma’in
This is a no-brainer option for visiting the Ma’in hot springs. There are no other luxury options in the area and this hotel is out of this world. The wooden and natural decor is how I want my house one day! The swimming pools are full or hot water which is rushing down from natural waterfalls into the pool- a nice free back massage. The spa was the bomb. Definitely go for the dead sea mud wrap and massage. You can use the spa pool as well which is really neat and quiet. The food is also the best we had in the hotels in Jordan. Click here to book.
Aqaba is the coastal beach hotspot here and on most tourists itinerary. Maybe you’ve noticed I love Kempinski hotels, but overall in all of Jordan this hotel won the TripAdvisor best hotel in Jordan. I sadly didn’t make it this far South, but when I do go back, this is 100% where I’ll stay. It looks like amazing modern architecture and pools, right next to the ocean. Click here to book.
More hotels in Jordan…
You may be curious why there aren’t hotels listed for the other popular options like Wadi Rum, Dana Nature Park, and Ajloun. The reason is what’s available, although very cute and fun to stay at, are not luxury options. They are tents, camping, and eco-lodges. For this reason, many people make day trips to these areas from other places. I also didn’t find any “boutique” style hotels and options here so if you want luxury go for 5 star!