• The Very Best Luxury Hotels in Jordan

The Very Best Luxury Hotels in Jordan

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.

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The Best Luxury Hotels in Jordan

Intercontinental, Amman

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 As it’s an older hotel, you will notice that the rooms are a little outdated in style.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.

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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.

Tips for the Dead Sea in Jordan kempinski

Tips for the Dead Sea in Jordan kempinski

Tips for the Dead Sea in Jordan kempinski

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.

Movenpick, Petra

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 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.

The Very Best Luxury Hotels in Jordan

The Very Best Luxury Hotels in Jordan

Marriott, Petra

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.

The Very Best Luxury Hotels in Jordan

The Very Best Luxury Hotels in Jordan

Kempinski, Aqaba

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!

Tips for the Dead Sea in Jordan kempinski

Tips for the Dead Sea in Jordan kempinski


About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.


  1. Tim UrbanDuniya May 6, 2016 at 11:50 am - Reply

    I still remember the Movenpick in Petra – didn’t stay there, but went for a drink one night. Beautiful place!

  2. Katherine July 21, 2016 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Hey Buddy !

    I really like your post ,its incredible.

    I must say that Jordan is really a best place to visit.

    A big thanks for including A Luxury Journey Blog. You have a lovely varied selection here that cave hotel looks like a lot of fun.

    From my point of view I must say that you may want to choose a hotel that offers proximity to local attractions, nightlife, outdoor recreation, and more.

    It may be a benefit to many travelers to have an on-site tour desk or tour pick-up available as well.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this great experience with us.

    God Bless U buddy!

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  5. Sarah Heidt July 16, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    The Old Village Resort is also an excellent luxury option AND socially responsible as profits from the hotel go to support over 100 families from Wadi Musa. The hotel is built as a restoration/renovation of the original stone structures the families lived in before the town was built up in the 1970s so it has a certain uniqueness and authenticity that you can’t get from a chain hotel.

  6. SILVIA January 27, 2019 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Hi Rachel,

    I enjoyed reading your blog and would like to ask for your suggestion. If we would like to pamper ourselves for a night stay in a luxury property, do you recommend ma’in hot spring resort or kempinski dead sea? I’ve previously stayed in both six senses resort and oberoi resort but not a kempinski resort and prefer six senses to oberoi..

    Thank you and look forward to your reply :)

    • Rachel Jones January 28, 2019 at 1:15 am - Reply

      Hard to say! The kempinski is more luxe, but the ma’in is just so unique really!

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