Famous for its hospitality, Renaissance heritage and the beauty of the city’s architecture, Florence is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most iconic cities. Consequently, it should come as no surprise that you’re absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to hotel accommodation. No matter where you want to stay in the city, there are magnificent hotels to base yourself in while you immerse yourself in the unique Florentine culture, cuisine and artistic heritage.
The Best Hotels Near The Florence Cathedral.
The Florence Cathedral also known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, is one of the most visited Cathedrals in all of Italy.
Located on the Piazza del Duomo, just a stone’s throw from Florence Cathedral, the Hotel Duomo Firenze is a charming, relaxed residence that has a great selection of rooms, free WiFi and delightful staff who are always on hand to help. The hotel is part of an ancient 14th Century building that was once the home of the famous Gondi family and is decorated in an elegant style with oak flooring and all the modern conveniences.
Each room has air conditioning, a mini bar, a LCD TV with satellite channels and an en suite bathroom with a shower, bidet and WC. Rooms are serviced daily and with fully soundproof windows you won’t be bothered by the noise on the busy streets outside at night.
Situated on the Via del Proconsolo 3, the Grand Hotel Cavour Florence offers incredible hospitality to its guests and has a beautiful restaurant, rooftop bar and a great choice of rooms spread over 6 floors. Right in the heart of Renaissance Florence, it’s only a short walk to the Cathedral as well as a whole plethora of other historic monuments. The 6th-floor Divina Terrazza has fantastic panoramic views of the city with an American bar where you can sip cocktails and drink wine in the evenings.
The hotel has single rooms, double rooms and family suites, all of which have WiFi, an LCD TV, an electric kettle, a mini bar, a safety deposit box and plush bedding. The ideal choice for couples or families, the Grand Hotel Cavour Florence is perfectly located for a sightseeing vacation in the Renaissance city.
As one of Florence’s best-kept secrets, the Hotel Monna Lisa is a spectacularly palatial hotel that celebrates the Florentine traditions of fine art, exquisite furnishings and antiques. The hotel has a tranquil garden and an eccentric on-site bar where you can unwind in between sightseeing trips. Located on Borgo Pinti 27, you’re a short distance from the Florence Cathedral as well as other attractions such as the Baptistry of St John.
The hotel has single, double, triple and family rooms available for their guests; all of which have free WiFi, luxury furnishings and lovely views across the city. Each morning you can enjoy a complimentary American breakfast buffet and pick up some sightseeing tips from the friendly staff. The hotel also has an in-house laundry service, room service in the evenings and allows small pets to stay in the hotel.
The Best Hotels Near The Santa Maria Novella Train Station.
Firenze Santa Maria Novella is one of the busiest train stations in Italy. It is used by more than 59 million people every year!
This stylish, 4-star hotel is located on Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 1 and provides guests with elegant rooms, a smoking room, a bar and a free breakfast each day. The hotel also has its own fully equipped gym, a sauna and a magnificent terrace with amazing views of the city and the surrounding Florentine hills.
Each of the hotel’s 71 rooms is unique and beautifully decorated with four poster beds, marbled en suite bathrooms and furnished with unwavering attention to detail. All of the rooms have free WiFi, a LCD TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar, a daily cleaning service and beds of Egyptian cotton linen. Hypoallergenic pillows are also available to guests upon request.
If you’re looking for a chic B&B within easy reach of the city’s central train station, the Eco Urban B&B is situated on the Via Fiume 5 in a historic Florentine building. The B&B is just a few moments’ walk from the Santa Maria Novella station as well as the Piazza del Duomo, the Fortezza da Basso and the Galleria dell’Accademia.
The entire interior is designed with the principles of sustainability in mind and the B&B is even committed to planting a new tree for every reservation that is made! Each day you can enjoy a fully organic a la carte breakfast which includes gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options as well as all the traditional favorites. The Eco Urban B&B is partnered with another nearby hotel so you can benefit from a 24-hour reception, concierge services and a free luggage deposit.
All of the rooms have air conditioning and heating, a safe, a mini bar, a wardrobe, flat screen TV, en suite bathrooms with a shower, bidet and WC as well as bathrobes and slippers. You can also benefit from the free courtesy bag which includes all-natural products.
This timeless hotel retreat is located on the Via della Scala 18 and is an eclectic, stylish and unique historical residence just moments from the Santa Maria Novella train station. As a combination of a B&B and a traditional hotel, the Casa Howard has a great choice of luxury suites for couples, families and solo travelers. It also has an impressive library and a restaurant where you can have a free breakfast in the morning.
Each room has an en suite bathroom with heated flooring, an LCD TV with satellite channels, free WiFi and comes with complimentary shampoo and soaps. Casa Howard also has a 24-hour concierge service so you can always call the reception to ask for help with your luggage, book a table at a local restaurant or arrange a sightseeing trip in the city.
The Best Hotels In Oltrarno, Florence.
Oltrarno is the a cool neighborhood of Florence that is separated from Central Florence by the Arno River.
This laid-back hotel is located on Piazza Santo Spirito 9, in Florence’s ultra-trendy Oltrarno district. The hotel has its own private lounge and a truly magnificent terrace, with stunning views of the iconic city skyline. The terrace, known as the Loggia, was one of the first of its kind in the city and is still a famous Oltrarno landmark in its own right.
Each room in the hotel is unique and decorated with elegant furniture and has special features such as ancient fireplaces, frescoed ceilings and private balconies with fantastic views of the Pitti Palace, the Florence Cathedral and the Palazzo Vecchio. All rooms have en suite bathrooms with a bath or shower, free WiFi, a mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and a safety deposit box.
The Piazza Pitti Palace is an opulent boutique hotel with lovely suites and apartments at Piazza de Pitti 13, in the heart of bohemian Oltrarno. The entire building is steeped in history and has an enchanting atmosphere where you’ll be pampered like royalty! The staff are always available to help you arrange your sightseeing in the city, book a table at a nearby restaurant or organize your onward travel.
All of the suites and apartments are non-smoking and partially furnished with unique artwork on the walls, large comfortable beds and sofas, as well as balconies and other special features. There are double, triple and quadruple rooms available for guests and children under 6 can stay for free. The rooms have free WiFi, an en suite bathroom, air conditioning, a flat screen TV, a desk, bathrobes and slippers, a kettle and a mini bar. Rooms are serviced each day for your convenience.
This small hotel in the center of Oltrarno is situated on Via dei Serragli 88 in the former home of a Florentine nobleman. Since then, the building has been renovated and transformed into a wonderful hotel with a gorgeous period garden. Decorated with lowlights, antique furniture and contemporary features, the hotel has a timeless comfort just waiting for you to discover.
The hotel has 7 spacious rooms, spread over 4 stories, as well as one suite that has its own private terrace and kitchenette. All the Ottantotto Firenze’s rooms have free WiFi, herbal teas and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, LCD TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box, a hairdryer and convenient USB ports. The rooms are also decorated with lovely photographs and local prints giving them a real home-from-home feeling.
The Best Hotels Near The Uffizi Gallery.
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of the most important and famous museums in the world. It is located close to the Piazza della Signoria.
This sophisticated establishment is located at Lungarno degli Archibusieri 4, just a few minutes away from the Uffizi Gallery. The Hotel Degli Orafi has its own rooftop bar and an elegant library. The hotel offers guests a free breakfast that is served in an ancient Florentine ballroom that overlooks the River Arno and is decorated with 14th Century frescoes.
When you arrive at the hotel, you’ll be welcomed with a complimentary drink on the roof terrace so you can relax and unwind after your journey. During your stay at the hotel, you can also enjoy your lunch or a light snack on the delightful roof terrace.
The hotel has a good range of rooms, including singles, doubles and suites, as well as the famous ‘Room with a View’ that featured in the hit 1980s movie of the same name! Directed by James Ivory, and starring Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands and Denholm Elliot, the Room With A View was partly set in Florence and told of the romantic story of a young English couple who were visiting the city. The ‘Room with a View’ is available for guests who can relive the romance while enjoying the same iconic city that was a centerpiece of the film’s plot line.
All of the hotel’s rooms have air conditioning and heating, a mini bar, an en suite bathroom with marble flooring and a bathtub or shower. You will also be delivered a daily newspaper and have access to the concierge services at any time during your stay.
This chic 4-star hotel is located on Piazza Mentana 7 and has 50 spacious rooms, a charming ground-floor cafe and an elegant bar. Just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Uffizi Gallery and a whole range of other city center attractions, the Hotel Balestri offers guests a truly upscale experience.
The hotel’s rooms are beautifully decorated and have recently undergone a complete renovation, so they have all the modern conveniences as well as traditional Florentine elegance. The rooms have unique views of the city which you can appreciate from your private balcony and come with complementary designer toiletries and fragrances for your convenience.
Situated on Chiasso del Buco 16, the Relais Uffizi is only a stone’s throw from the Uffizi Gallery and makes the perfect place to base yourself during your time in Florence. This quiet, elegant and sophisticated hotel has a 24-hour reception and warmly welcomes all its guests with traditional Florentine hospitality. The hotel’s lounge bar overlooks the Piazza della Signoria and if you need a hand booking your itinerary then the concierge is always available to assist you.
The rooms in the Relais Uffizi are spacious and furnished with loving attention to detail. All rooms have a Smart TV, a mini bar, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and a complimentary premium vanity set by Farmacia SS Annunziata 1561.
The Best Hotels Near Florence Airport, Peretola (FLR).
Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola also known as Amerigo Vespucci Airport is the main airport of Florence Italy. Although Florence is an important city, the airport in Florence is not the biggest airport in Tuscany. The airport in Pisa is more busier.
Only a few minutes’ drive from Florence Airport, Peretola, on Via Giuliano Ricci 12/B, the B&B Palazzi is located in the midst of the Medici Villas of Castello on Via Giuliano Ricci 12/B. The B&B, in a stately 15th Century villa, at the foot of Mount Morello, is the ideal accommodation with easy access to both the airport and the city center.
The B&B Palazzi has a real family atmosphere and is super welcoming to all of its guests. The exclusive B&B’s 4 rooms are equipped with all the modern conveniences, including a Smart TV, free WiFi, air conditioning, luggage racks and a spacious en suite bathroom with a courtesy hygiene kit. You can also use the B&B’s kitchen on request, as well as have a barbecue in the gardens or borrow a bicycle for free.
Located on Via Sandro Pertini 2/9, the Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli has a lovely restaurant, a pleasant terrace and is close to the Florence Airport and the Centro Commerciale San Donato, where you can shop or eat out in a restaurant. The hotel has a fully equipped fitness center, a lobby lounge and a 24-hour on-site restaurant.
The hotel is also only a short way from the San Donato tramway stop where you can catch a lift into the city center within 15 minutes. If you’re driving an electric car the hotel has recently installed EV charging ports.
The rooms in the Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli are all of a high standard and have free WiFi, air conditioning, a mini bar, an en suite bathroom and coffee making facilities. All of the rooms are also pet friendly and room service is available at all times.
The luxurious Villa Aruch on Via della Villa 5, is a beautiful upmarket hotel that offers guests an amazing range of chic apartment units within easy reach of the Florence Airport. The Villa Aruch’s apartments are perfect for couples, families and solo travelers who want the comfort of a private residence in a serene complex with a delightful shared garden.
The apartment units are modern in design and have all the contemporary conveniences that you would expect, including secure indoor parking. You can choose from a 1 bedroom apartment, a studio or a superior apartment that can sleep up to 5 people. All the units have their own fully equipped kitchenette so you can make your own meals during your stay in Florence.
Florence Is The Jewel In The Tuscan Crown.
No matter where you stay in Florence, you’ll find world-class accommodation, superb food and kind, friendly staff who are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that your stay is unforgettable.