Residences at the American Center of Research Overview

The Residences at the American Center of Research completed a multi-million dollar renovation in early 2022. All rooms have air conditioning, high-speed WiFi access, new bedding and linens, renovated bathrooms, and they 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.

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The American Center Residences 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 a buffet lunch served at 1:00 p.m. 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).

The American Center of Research is located in the Tla’ Ali area of Amman, near the University of Jordan. (Photo by P. P. Creasman, September 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 the internet and 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 email or, if necessary, by telephone or fax. You can use the web form or send a message to

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. Please email 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 for cleaning and other efforts. The fee may be more, should cleaning, repair, etc., require such a charge.

COVID-19 Procedures

UPDATE Effective March 2024 Residents are recommended to maintain current vaccination. 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 PCR test results in a negative for COVID-19. All guests must notify management immediately on symptoms of COVID-19 and a positive test.

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

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