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Popular amenities for Amman vacation rentals

Stay near Amman's top sights

Abdali Mall24 locals recommend
Amman Citadel58 locals recommend
City Mall46 locals recommend
The Galleria Mall7 locals recommend
Taj LifeStyle Center58 locals recommend
Grand Husseini Mosque4 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Amman

  • Total rentals

    5.3K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    43K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    2.3K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    1.5K properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    400 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    2K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Amman

All About Amman

Located in northwestern Jordan near the Israeli border, the capital city of Amman sits on the hills between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. Amman is a city full of contrasts, with modern skyscrapers and trendy art galleries mixing with ruins dating back thousands of years, including a restored Roman theater and the Citadel, a historical site that’s been occupied since the Bronze Age. From high above the city on Citadel Hill, you can look out over a maze of souks and markets mingling with gleaming shopping malls and high-rise office buildings. On street level, you’ll find upscale restaurants rubbing elbows with traditional coffee shops and rug dealers.

Amman also makes an excellent base for exploring places in northern Jordan. Just outside of the city, a string of ancient desert castles known as the Desert Castle Loop makes for a fascinating day trip. The most famous of these castles are the seventh-century Al-Mshatta Castle and the Al-Harrana Castle.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Amman

Due to its high elevation, Amman is a little cooler than other cities in the region, making it a great place to visit any time of the year. During the summer, you will have the hottest weather, which may not be ideal if you want to explore the valleys, but it is pleasant if you are just planning on staying in Amman. Spring and summer experience moderate weather that is perfect for hiking. Winter can get a bit chilly, but this is a great time to visit nearby hotspots like Petra without the crowds. And if you’re securing your vacation apartments for rent in Amman during the holy month of Ramadan, know that many businesses and restaurants may have limited operating hours throughout the day.


Top things to do in Amman

Citadel

Perched high up on a hill in the center of Amman, the Citadel features ruins dating as far back as the Bronze Age. Highlights include the Temple of Hercules, a Roman temple built 2,000 years ago, along with the stone hands of what must have once been a towering sculpture of Hercules that historians believe stood almost 40-feet tall. While here, be sure to visit the Jordan Archeological Museum, which helps give context to the remains of the structures found there.

Qasr Al-Mshatta

Just outside of Amman, you’ll find a wide array of well-preserved desert castles and caravansaries. One of the most impressive is the Qasr Al-Mshatta Winter Palace, located around 20 miles outside Amman near the airport. It was built in 744 A.D. by the Umayyad Caliph and is surrounded by a defense wall complete with 25 towers. Although much of the facade is now gone, you can still get an idea of the palace’s grandeur and take in early examples of Islamic art and architecture.

Roman Theater

Just 20 minutes from the Citadel by foot, the restored Roman theater was built more than 2,000 years ago, and was once able to accommodate nearly 6,000 people on its steep stone stairs. It was also the place to be and be seen during the Roman era. Concerts and plays are still held here during the summer, which is a great way to see the theater as it was originally intended.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Amman?

    Amman experiences a Mediterranean climate with dry, warm summers and mild, rainy winters. In summer, from June to September, temperatures typically range from 64°F to 90°F (18°C to 32°C). Winter, from December to February, sees temperatures between 40°F and 55°F (4°C to 13°C), with occasional rainfall.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Amman?

    In Amman, visitors can explore ancient ruins at the Amman Citadel, indulge in local cuisine at traditional restaurants, shop at bustling markets like Al-Balad, or stroll down Rainbow Street with its unique shops and cafes. One can also discover the city's rich history at the Jordan Museum.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Amman?

    The most popular time to visit Amman is during the mild spring and fall seasons, from March to May and September to November. Visitors can experience local events such as the Amman Marathon in October, and the Al-Balad Music Festival, typically held in July or August.

  • What are the best places to stay in Amman?

    Amman has several popular neighborhoods for visitors. The bustling Downtown area is home to traditional markets, historic sites, and local eateries. Jabal Amman offers boutique hotels and a vibrant arts scene, while Sweifieh is known for its shopping malls and entertainment venues. Abdoun, a more residential area, also provides tranquil accommodation options.

  • What are the best places to visit in Amman?

    Amman is rich in cultural attractions. The Amman Citadel, with its stunning views of the city, and the Roman Theater, a well-preserved 2nd-century stadium, are often recommended. The Jordan Museum and the King Abdullah I Mosque are also worth exploring for their historical and architectural value.

  • What are some hiking trails in Amman?

    Wadi Numeira, about 130km (81 miles) south of Amman, presents a rejuvenating hike along a water stream, while the Rummana Campsite trail in Dana Biosphere Reserve, roughly 150km (93 miles) away, treats you to breathtaking views of the reserve's diverse fauna and flora.

  • What are some family activities to do in Amman?

    Families in Amman can enjoy a visit to the Children's Museum with its interactive displays, or the Royal Automobile Museum showcasing classic cars. A picnic at the King Hussein Park, with its spacious green areas, or a trip to the Amman Waves Aqua Park & Resort, are other enjoyable family activities.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Amman?

    You can explore the historical city of Jerash, approximately 48km (30 miles) north of Amman, known for its well-preserved Roman architecture. Or, venture to the Dead Sea, about 55km (34 miles) southwest, to float in its famed salty water. For nature lovers, a trip to the Dana Nature Reserve, approximately 150km (93 miles) south, is frequently suggested.

  • Do boutique hotel rentals in Amman have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 boutique hotel rentals with a kitchen in Amman. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Amman?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Amman. Choose from more than 1,510 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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