Makkah is one of the most important locations to the Muslim religion and annually sees millions of visitors during the holy month. The city is so important to the religion that non-Muslims are not allowed to visit the city and checks are carried out at the entrance to the city. Any Muslim wishing to visit Makkah should acquire the relevant documented proof of their religion before leaving home, from their local Mosque. The hotels in Mecca may also ask for proof of religion.
Although it is necessary during the holy month, for many visitors to be accommodated in the huge tent city outside of Makkah, there are luxury hotels in the city some of which are near Masjid al-Haram. This list may help you to find your best hotel to stay in Makkah including the closest hotel near Masjid al-Haram.
Manazel Al Ain Mercure Hotel
This hotel is located only 4.5kms from the Holy Mosque in the district of Al Azizia. This luxurious hotel not only offers two restaurants and an outside pool but also a sports and entertainment center.
Pullman ZamZam Makkah Hotel
Located in the Abraj Al Bait complex, this hotel stands as somewhat of a landmark as it adjoins the Kaaba and Masjid Al Haram, facing the King Abdul Aziz gate. These extravagant suites with their luxurious amenities offer spiritual relaxation with views of the Kaaba.
Le Meridien Makkah
Centrally located for visiting the holy cities of Mecca, Mina and Arafat it is best reached from the King Abdul Aziz International Airport and its local attractions include the Holy areas of Mena and Arafat with nearby cities of Jeddah and Taif. Amenities at the hotel include a limousine service and business center.
Al Marwa Rayhaan by Rotana
This hotel is located in the Abraj Al Bait project and can offer rooms with views of Masjid Al Haram and the Kaaba. Whilst providing the best of 5 star amenities, the hotel is careful to uphold the culture and beliefs of the guests that it caters to.
Movenpick Hotel and Residence Hajar Tower
Facing King Abdul Aziz gate on Haram Court, this hotel is part of the Abraj Al Bait Complex and offers 5 different dinning venues that feature an array of international and Swiss fare. The rooms have been specially designed to cater for guests that are either on business or the Hajj pilgrimage.
Intercontinental Dar Al Tawhid
This superb luxury hotel has four separate first class restaurants available to dine in, plus of course all the other amenities that you would expect from a 5 star hotel.
Dar Al Ghufran Hotel
This is perhaps one of the closest hotels to Haram and the rooms offer either a view of it or of Mecca’s skyline. This is a modern 5 star luxury hotel that is situated in front of King Abdul Aziz Gate and has both 24 hour restaurant and room service.