CityLove: The Best Hotels in Florence

A round-up of hotels for different types of travelers to enjoy in Florence, Italy
Photo via Flickr Creative Commons: sherseydc

The gem of Tuscany (and one of the most attractive places in Italy), Florence, is a vacationer’s dream. With gorgeous wine, Italian cuisine, and scenic views, there are so many historic — and offbeat — attractions to explore. Fortunately, Florence is able to accommodate the visitor who comes to experience all this city has to offer, and there many hotels at which to stay that add to the experience.

Before you make your hotel booking, figure out what hotel is right for you:

Experience Luxury

Golden Tower Hotel & Spa is your answer to a luxurious stay in Florence. A small hotel (there are only 27 rooms), guests receive the greatest care. Located on Piazza Strozzi, in the middle of the action, the 5-star hotel delivers some serious luxury. Think marble tubs,  Turkish bath, full-service spa, and more. Rooms offer bedding to sink into, in an intimate and beautiful setting.

Bring the Kids

Near the Florence train station, Hotel Ambasciatori is a fantastic family friendly option. With a restaurant serving local and international meals, to cater to kids who aren’t into the local delights, and near many of the top attractions, this is an ideal spot. Rooms here are sound-proofed, and there is a babysitting service to treat parents to a little kid-free exploration, if need be.

On a Budget

With rooms coming in well under $100 a night, Nord Florence is budget-friendly option for travelers who don’t want to break the bank while in Florence. While it is about 20 minutes from the city center, it’s easy enough to get into town. Rooms are basic, but include free Wi-Fi and a complimentary breakfast buffet.

Get Your Boutique On

There are plenty of boutique hotels in Florence. If you’re looking for a unique property, check out Hotel Albani Firenze. A small property tucked down a quiet street near the train station, this art deco property delivers Italian charm and easy access to the city. With a restaurant, bar, and spa, this spot is great from which to head out and see the city, but also at which to unwind.

The Comforts of Home

For travelers who prefer to stay at chain hotels, Florence has plenty to offer. Looking for a big name and some serious luxury? Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is your answer. This 5-star resort is away from the bustle of the heart of the city and gives guests a posh oasis to return to after a day exploring Florence. The property includes a sculpture garden, pool, and private park for guests to enjoy. Plus, it has a lot of amenities, including a spa, hair salon, childcare, and more.

If you’re in the market for a more budget-friendly big name property, check out Best Western Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti. This 4-star hotel is heavy on Italian charm. In fact, this property in the Old City is in a building that dates to the 19th century. With plenty of exploring opportunities just outside the door, this spot has general amenities and free Wi-Fi. In addition, rooms are sound-proofed, so while the city bustles outside the window, guests can enjoy quiet.

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