Hotels in Florence

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Quality hotels in Florence were once limited, but today they are plentiful, thanks to new openings over the last decade. Many properties have also in... Read More

Quality hotels in Florence were once limited, but today they are plentiful, thanks to new openings over the last decade. Many properties have also invested in renovations, so chances are you'll find amenities to rival those in leading hotels in any other major European city. In high season (May to September), book well in advance to secure the room of your dreams.

For those who demand the utmost in luxury, the best hotels in Florence include the elegant J.K. Place, set in a Piazza Santa Maria Novella townhouse, and the Golden Tower Hotel on Piazza Strozzi. History buffs can stay in Florence hotels that date back to the 15th and 16th centuries, such as the Casci Hotel, centrally located between San Lorenzo and the Duomo. Finally, for travelers who are looking for more wallet-friendly options, there's an array of bed and breakfasts (pensiones) located within easy walking or driving distance from the city's main attractions. Think carefully about location; the city center hotels may be close to everything but the streets are often stuffed with tourists. Check out the possibilities in the Oltrarno neighborhood south of the river; it is much less crowded but still within easy walking distance of most sights. In high summer, head for the hills, where the temperature is several degrees cooler than in the hot and sticky city center. Hotels such as Villa San Michele and Villa Cora have lush, shady gardens, beautiful pools, and regular shuttle bus service for runs into town.

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  • 1865 Residenza d'Epoca

    This chic oasis of calm in the Mattonaia neighborhood northeast of Santa Croce has the feel of a private home. Occupying the second floor of an elegant... Read More

  • AdAstra

    The name of this wonderful boutique hotel (ad astra means "to the stars") refers to a 19th-century observatory tower that dominates the largest... Read More

  • Belmond Villa San Michele

    From its hillside perch just below the village of Fiesole, a northern suburb of Florence, the Villa San Michele overlooks the wide sprawl of the city.... Read More

  • Continentale

    The 43-room, Ferragamo-owned Continentale has an unbeatable location right over the Ponte Vecchio, and a hip vibe with retro overtones. Done out... Read More

  • Four Seasons Florence

    Florence's 116-room Four Seasons hotel is located in grand, fifteenth-century Palazzo della Gherardesca, which stands in the largest privately owned... Read More

  • Garibaldi Blu

    The latest opening from the dynamic, Florence-base Why the Best hotel group, Garibaldi Blu stands on Piazza Santa Maria Novella a short walk from the... Read More

  • Hotel Lungarno

    The Ferragamo-owned Lungarno enjoys a magnificent position on the south bank of the Arno steps from the Ponte Vecchio yet away from the thick of the... Read More

  • Il Salviatino

    Austere, 14th-century patrician villa meets 21st-century luxury hotel here, and the mix is a winning one. Solid, square Il Salviatino sits on a hillside... Read More

  • JK Place

    Although it has been joined by sister hotels in Rome and Capri, JK Florence remains the prototype for this small, luxury boutique brand. Occupying a... Read More

  • Palazzo di Camugliano

    A stay at this palatial family residence (it is the home of Marquis Lorenzo Niccolini di Camugliano) offers a taste of aristocratic Florentine life. The... Read More

  • Palazzo Vecchietti

    As far as central location goes, this imposing, 16th-century palazzo (steps from Piazza della Repubblica, the Duomo, and the posh designer boutiques of... Read More

  • Portrait Firenze

    Set on the north bank of the Arno a short sashay from the Ponte Vecchio—perfectly located for both shopping and sightseeing—the Ferragamo-owned Portrait... Read More

  • Riva Lofts

    If sharp design is your thing and you don't mind being a little removed from the action, this boutique hotel is a great choice. Occupying a small... Read More

  • Soprarno Suites

    This 11-room boutique gem is hidden away in a handsome, 16th-century palazzo surrounded by antique stores and art galleries in Florence's boho-chic... Read More

  • St. Regis Florence

    Formerly the Grand Hotel Firenze, this 15th-century landmark reopened as the St. Regis Florence in 2011 following a multimillion-dollar renovation of... Read More

  • The Savoy

    Rocco Forte's Savoy is the hippest and most relaxed of the city's five star hotels, and enjoys what is arguably the best location, right on Piazza della... Read More

  • Tre Stanze

    If you value your independence and like the idea of staying in an arty, private apartment, Tre Stanze (Three Rooms) could be for you, and the location... Read More

  • Villa Cora

    The leafy boulevard that winds through the hillside just above the south bank of the Arno is packed with grand houses, but late 19th-century Villa Cora... Read More

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