Residence Overview

The Center completed a multi-million dollar renovation in early 2022. All rooms have air conditioning, high speed WiFi access, new bedding and linens, renovated bathrooms, include half-board (breakfast and lunch), access to a shared residents’ only kitchen and lounge (with Netflix), access to a small onsite gym, and more.

Covid-19 Procedures — In effect until otherwise noted.

As we continue to follow the updates on Covid-19 and its variants, kindly be advised of the latest ACOR Covid-19 procedure:

*UPDATE Effective April 19, 2022* Only fully vaccinated AND boosted individuals (as defined by the CDC) are allowed in the Center’s business and residential spaces, which includes fellows, residents, staff, visitors, and guests. It is our duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone at the center, and this is a proactive step we are now taking accordingly. To this end, we would like to draw your kind attention to the updated recommendations for fully vaccinated people given the current variants.

All guests are required to observe all ACOR procedures (e.g., social distancing, wearing a mask, checking temperature daily, regular use of hand sanitizer/washing hands).

The only acceptable masks to be used at ACOR are the N95 or KN95. Cloth and standard surgical masks are not sufficient.

All guests must notify management immediately on signs or symptoms of covid-19. Should a guest develop Covid-19 symptoms they must test immediately at their own expense. Proof of a negative test will be required to continue residence at ACOR. A positive test may require a quarantine per Jordanian law.

ACOR is not equipped to facilitate quarantines, so the guest must quarantine outside of ACOR, at their own expense, for the required duration, and until a final PCR test results in a negative for Covid-19.

By requesting a reservation, you fully agree to abide by all ACOR Covid-19 measures, which are subject to change.

The American Center provides accommodation for scholars and students who visit and work in Jordan. Rooms have en suite showers and bathrooms. There are a few apartments also available.

The room rate includes half board. There is a self-serve breakfast and buffet lunch served at 1:00 pm daily.  The Center is a relaxed and scholarly setting. There are several common areas available to residents, as well.

Please note that all regularly scheduled meals (i.e., half-board) include a vegetarian option. When preparing meals for 50+ people daily, we cannot accommodate more specific dietary considerations, so it is residents’ responsibility to arrange for their needs should they differ from the buffet served.

To that end, we have a kitchenette on the 4th floor Resident’s lounge, equipped with a cooking hub and the essential cooking utensils, to be utilized by residents at their convenience. Please note that pork products may ,and occasionally are, cooked in the 4th floor kitchenette (pork products may not be and are not prepared in the main ACOR kitchen).

ACOR is located in the Tla’ Ali area of Amman, near the University of Jordan (Photo: P.P. Creasman, Sept. 2022).

Rooms are cleaned and bedding is changed weekly on a posted schedule.

Residents who bring their own laptop computers and handheld devices benefit from high speed wireless internet service throughout the building. In addition there is a computer laboratory adjoining the lower library where residents can access internet, use standard software packages for data, image and word processing and analysis.

Scholars and fellows at the Center may be provided private research offices and can rent workrooms to facilitate activities, such as research with archaeological materials or holding regular small meetings.

Making your reservation is simple. Determine your dates in Amman and request rooms preferably via e-mail or, if necessary, by telephone or fax. You can use the web form or send a message to the Administrator at

Your affiliation with a university, educational institution, excavation or scholarly program should be mentioned in the request. See the rate chart for approximate fees for rooms and services. A reservation is not completed until confirmed by us in writing.

Changing or canceling your reservation is also simple. There is no booking charge, fee for cancellation or deposit required. Please e-mail immediately once you know of a forthcoming change.

Smoking of any kind is prohibited on our property (everywhere: rooms, gardens, roof, patios, stairwells, etc.). Residents who smoke on the property will be charged a minimum $250 fee to clean and otherwise attend such. The fee may be more, should cleaning, repair, etc., require such.

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