Beirut has an abundance of high-end accommodations unrivaled in the Middle East, with the possible exception of Dubai. The largest concentrations can be found in the hotel district in Ain el-Mreisseh, on the outer edges of downtown and along the Corniche. More hotels, including boutique properties in renovated mansions, have opened in Ashrafiyeh. Less expensive, though also high-quality, lodging can be found in Hamra.
The summer months attract a large influx of expatriate Lebanese and tourists, so you should reserve a room, especially a lower-cost room, at least a month in advance if you plan to visit during that time.
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