Hotels in Positano

From ancient villas to recently converted rustic homes, hotels in the town of Positano offer a restful place for everyone to relax. That means there are hotels in Positano to meet the needs of solo travelers, romance-seeking couples, or families. These are some of T&L’s favorite hotels in the village:

Albergo Miramare is a small vacation home, open since the 1930s, features white-washed walls, terracotta floor tiles, and antique furnishings. Plus, each of the 16 rooms has a terrace or balcony overlooking the blue water.

La Sirenuse, an 18th-century villa, is another of the best hotels in Positano and allows guests to step into the luxurious life of Italian glamor if only for a few days. Like the Albergo Miramare, each room has a private balcony or patio for enjoying the beautiful sea. La Sirenuse also has an outdoor Champagne and oyster bar, a spa, a pool, and a private boat built by the hotelier’s uncle, which is perfect for a trip along the coastline.

For more seclusion but just as much luxury, opt for Il San Pietro di Positano. The lush 18th-century villa is one mile outside of town and offers a private beach and patio, plus free boat excursions along the coast.

The San Pietro may be flashier, but nothing beats archrival Le Sirenuse for traditional, dignified luxury.

What began in the 1930’s as a single house rented by future hotel mogul Carlino Cinque is now a bougainvillea-covered, 16-room hotel just 200 steps (albeit vertical) from Positano.

In the middle of town, just up the street from tony Le Sirenuse but at one-fifth the price for a sea-view room, the California is the Amalfi Coast’s best budget find.

Long a jet-set playground, Italy’s Amalfi Coast is still accessible, thanks to a handful of affordable hotels that includes La Rosa dei Venti.

Flowers are the theme at this cliffside, 150-year-old villa hidden behind vines of bougainvillea along Positano’s main drag.

One mile outside town seems to be just far enough from Positano’s crowds to attract a constellation of stars (George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Franco Zeffirelli) to the coast’s most famous cliff-top hideaway, which spills down the sides of a rocky promontory, its terraced rooms discreetly hidden am