I liked this hotel for several reasons - the main two being the location (just inside the wall of the Old City by the Jaffa Gate) and because we got four beds in a huge room for a good price, which was great for a family - and the room was very spacious.
A breakfast and an evening buffet was included in the price. Jerusalem can be an expensive place and the Gloria was a good deal that made our week stay more affordable.
Very safe location, and you are close to everything. Though certainly not a 5 star hotel it was clean and kept up very nice and I would definitely go there again. Good views of the city wall and the ramparts. We were there during Ramadan and could hear the cannons if we left the windows open - you feel a part of the Old City.
There are some great tours just outside the Jaffa Gate - about a two minute walk from the lobby. There is the Sandeman 3 hour walking tour of the Old City (excellent and free - they accept donations). There are also a couple of van tours: one to the Sea of Galilee / Jericho and one to Masada / Dead Sea.
Also walking distance to many tourist sights and hundreds of shops and restaurant.
This was a good choice for taking a family for an Old City experience at an affordable price.