Florence

Where to stay in Florence

Florence is one of Italy's most internationally famous cities of art. If you are about to visit this beautiful city, here is a mini-guide to the best accommodation in town!
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Florence is a town of great charm and boasts an artistic and architectural heritage that attracts visitors from Italy and abroad. The historic city centre is not very large and can be easily walked around as this is the only way to fully discover all its beauty. If you are planning a trip to Tuscany, a stop in Florence is a must, where you can organise a stay of a couple of days to visit the main sights and experience its lively nightlife.

But where is the best place to sleep in Florence? The city boasts various types of accommodation and lodgings that are able to meet all needs.

To choose the area where to stay in Florence, you need to be clear on what your travel needs are. The historic centre is definitely the best area if you are coming to Florence for a few days and want to have not only the main monuments on your doorstep, but also numerous shops and restaurants.

Alternatively, you can stay in the Santa Maria Novella area, which is close to the railway station, or in the Oltrarno, a very quiet district that lies south of the Arno river. Lovers of nightlife and entertainment can choose accommodation in the Piazza Santo Spirito area, which is considered the movida district, or in Via dei Benci in the Santa Croce district.

Those opting for a quiet stay, on the other hand, can book accommodation outside the centre of Florence in an accommodation immersed in the quiet of the Tuscan countryside. Finally, remember that if you choose to stay in the historical centre and reach the city by car, it is better to find accommodation that also offers parking, as the centre is totally pedestrianised. To help you choose the most suitable accommodation, here we have written a mini-guide with some useful advice on the different areas where it is best to sleep in Florence.

Historical centre – San Giovanni

Choosing accommodation in the historical centre of Florence is certainly one of the best solutions, especially if you plan to stay in the city for a limited time. The city centre is convenient for visiting the main attractions such as the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio. The area of the historical centre, also known as the San Giovanni district, boasts numerous accommodations in different price ranges: from luxury hotels to cosy Bed&Breakfasts, from flats to hostels. Besides hosting the main sites of interest, the centre is also full of shops, big brand boutiques, restaurants and clubs.

Due to its central location, this is one of the most expensive areas to stay, but if you book well in advance, you can find accommodation at great prices. Some of the most strategic streets in the centre are: Via dei Leoni, Via del Proconsolo and Via della Condotta.

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1 B&B Le Stanze del Duomo
Florence - Via Martelli 8Extra sanitary measures
8.6Fabulous 6.458 reviews
Le Stanze del Duomo is a 1-minute walk from Florence Cathedral. It offers self-catering apartments plus a mix of contemporary and classic rooms with free national calls, a kettle and flat-screen TV.
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2 Albergo Firenze
Florence - Piazza Donati 4 (Via del Corso)Extra sanitary measures
8.1Very good 3.346 reviews
In the heart of Florence's historic centre, Albergo Firenze lies in Piazza Donati just steps off of the main Via del Corso where one can easily reach the Florence Dome, Piazza della Signoria square and the Uffizi.The air-conditioned rooms offer a satellite TV, tiled floors and classic furnishings.
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3 Hotel Davanzati
Florence - Via Porta Rossa 5Extra sanitary measures
9.3Superb 2.513 reviews
Ideally set in the centre of Florence, Hotel Davanzati offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, private parking and room service. This 3-star hotel offers a bar.
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4 Hotel Nizza
Florence - Via Del Giglio 5Extra sanitary measures
8.5Fabulous 2.359 reviews
Just a 5-minute walk from Florence’s Santa Maria Novella Station, Hotel Nizza offers attentive service and an extensive continental breakfast. It features free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with satellite LED TV.
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5 Hotel Paris
Florence - Via Dei Banchi 2Extra sanitary measures
8.2Very good 2.225 reviews
Set in a 17th century Florentine palace, the Paris is a luxury boutique hotel featuring frescoed ceilings and stained glass windows. The hotel lies 300 metres from both Florence Cathedral and the Medici Chapels, while the Uffizi Gallery and Old Bridge are a 10-minute walk away.
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6 B&B Hotel Firenze Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio
Florence - Borgo San Jacopo 3/RExtra sanitary measures
8.5Fabulous 1.871 reviews
Set in the 13th-century Rossi Tower next to Ponte Vecchio, Hotel Pitti Palace features a panoramic roof terrace with beautiful city views. It offers free Wi-Fi.
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7 Hotel della Signoria
Florence - Via delle Terme 1Extra sanitary measures
8.9Fabulous 1.583 reviews
Hotel della Signoria is set in the heart of Florence, a few steps from Piazza della Signoria square and Ponte Vecchio bridge. It offers classically furnished rooms, and WiFi is free throughout the property.
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8 Hotel Accademia
Florence - Via Faenza 7Extra sanitary measures
8.8Fabulous 1.367 reviews
Just a 5-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella Train Station, Hotel Accademia is in central Florence. It offers elegant rooms with free WI-Fi.
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Santa Maria Novella – Railway Station

Those who want to find accommodation in a less expensive but still central area can look for accommodation in the district of Santa Maria Novella, which is located in the north-west part of the historical centre. This area, which includes the famous Church of Santa Maria Novella and the railway station, hosts not only hotels but also guesthouses and hostels.

Santa Maria Novella is a very convenient area because from here you can easily reach both Piazza Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, which are only a 10-15 minute walk away! Finding accommodation in this area is recommended for those arriving in the city by train or for those who use Florence as a base to get around by train and visit other places nearby.

Also close to the station is the Fortezza da Basso, the city’s trade fair centre, so Santa Maria Novella is an ideal area to stay if you need to attend trade fairs.

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9 c-hotels Club
Florence - Santa Caterina da Siena 11/RExtra sanitary measures
8.3Very good 6.284 reviews
Just 200 metres from Santa Maria Novella Church, Hotel Club is air-conditioned and offers a modern design. Free WiFi is available in the lobby and the train station and cathedral both a short walk away.
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10 Hotel Machiavelli Palace
Florence - Via Nazionale 10
7.8Good 4.938 reviews
The Machiavelli Palace is set in a 14th-century convent, 300 metres from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Its seasonal roof garden overlooks the historic centre of Florence, and Wi-Fi is free throughout.
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11 Hostel Archi Rossi
Florence - Via Faenza 94 R
8.6Fabulous 4.034 reviews
Hostel Archi Rossi is in Florence’s historic centre just 250 metres from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. It is within easy walking distance of all the main tourist sites, including the Uffizi Gallery and Florence Cathedral.
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12 c-hotels Joy
Florence - Via Degli Orti Oricellari 30Extra sanitary measures
8.4Very good 3.920 reviews
C-Hotels Joy offers accommodation in the heart of Florence, 150 metres from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.
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13 Hotel Atlantic Palace
Florence - Via Nazionale 12Extra sanitary measures
7.7Good 3.877 reviews
The Atlantic Palace is a historic hotel beside Florence Santa Maria Novella Train Station. The rooms of the restored 14th-century monastery offer a classic style, an LCD TV, and air conditioning.
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14 Hotel Lombardia
Florence - Via Panzani 19 (nero)Extra sanitary measures
8.2Very good 2.421 reviews
Housed in an 18th-century building, the Lombardia is a friendly little hotel set in front of Santa Maria Novella Basilica in Florence. The train station is a 2-minute walk away.
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Oltrarno – Santo Spirito

If you want to stay in a less chaotic area characterised by small shops, artisan workshops and art galleries, Oltrarno is the district for you. This area lies south-west of the Arno river and is connected to the centre by the Ponte Vecchio. Nearby are the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens, as well as numerous restaurants, wine bars and cafés. Staying here means always being in the centre of Florence and being able to reach the main points of interest with a pleasant walk.

Part of this area are the Santo Spirito and San Frediano areas, which are full of restaurants and clubs that come alive from aperitif time onwards. Some of the liveliest streets are Via Santo Spirito, Via Romana, Via Sant’Agostino and Piazza della Passera. The area is very popular with young people and nightlife lovers, so you will find not only hotels and flats at good prices but also numerous hostels in this area.

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15 Hostel Santa Monaca
Florence - Via Santa Monaca 6Extra sanitary measures
7.2Good 2.422 reviews
Set in the Santo Spirito district of Florence, Hostel Santa Monaca features accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi. The property is situated 1 km from Santa Maria Novella, 1 km from Strozzi Palace and 1.
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16 "il Pitti" Soggiorno
Florence - Piazza Pitti 8
8.1Very good 2.092 reviews
Located in a historic residential building, "il Pitti" Soggiorno is right in front of the former royal palace of Florence. The property offers en suite rooms with parquet floors and air conditioning.
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17 B&B Hotel Firenze Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio
Florence - Borgo San Jacopo 3/RExtra sanitary measures
8.5Fabulous 1.871 reviews
Set in the 13th-century Rossi Tower next to Ponte Vecchio, Hotel Pitti Palace features a panoramic roof terrace with beautiful city views. It offers free Wi-Fi.
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18 Casa Botticelli
Florence - Piazza San Felice nr. 8 (black)Extra sanitary measures
9.3Superb 1.016 reviews
Situated in Florence, 120 metres from Pitti Palace, Casa Botticelli offers rooms with air conditioning and free WiFi. The property is set 1.
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19 Santo Spirito Venti
Florence - 20 Via di Santo SpiritoExtra sanitary measures
8.9Fabulous 665 reviews
Featuring free WiFi, Santo Spirito Venti is situated in Florence, 300 metres from Pitti Palace and 550 metres from Strozzi Palace. The property is around a 4-minute walk from Ponte Vecchio and a 15-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella.
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Santa Croce

If you want to get to know the most authentic Florence, the advice is to stay in Santa Croce, the district that houses the Basilica of Santa Croce, which is one of the largest Franciscan churches in Italy. Inside the Basilica are the tombs of illustrious personalities such as Machiavelli, Alfieri, Michelangelo and the tomb of Galileo Galilei.

Being further away from the most interesting sites, this area is less frequented during the day while it is particularly lively in the evenings thanks to the presence of bars and restaurants serving local cuisine. In this district one can find restaurants in luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants, pubs and small taverns.

Also in this area there are numerous accommodations in different price ranges: from hotels in historical buildings to small B&Bs.

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20 Boutique Hotel La Casa di Morfeo
Florence - Via Ghibellina 51 NeroExtra sanitary measures
8.5Fabulous 1.381 reviews
Set on the historic Via Ghibellina in central Florence, La Casa di Morfeo is a 15-minute walk from Piazza della Signoria square and the Ponte Vecchio bridge. This brand-new property offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and hydromassage shower.
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21 Palazzo Roselli Cecconi
Florence - Borgo Santa Croce 6Extra sanitary measures
9.0Superb 878 reviews
Featuring a terrace and a bar, Palazzo Roselli Cecconi offers rooms in Florence, 150 metres from Santa Croce Basilica. Free WiFi is available throughout.
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22 La Maison du Sage
Florence - Via Magliabechi 7Extra sanitary measures
9.1Superb 652 reviews
Set a few steps from Santa Croce Basilica in Florence, La Maison du Sage offers spacious rooms with free WiFi, 800 metres form Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Guests enjoy breakfast served daily.
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23 ARIA DI CASA APARTMENT
Florence - Via Di San Giuseppe 44Extra sanitary measures
8.3Very good 185 reviews
Situated in Florence, ARIA DI CASA APARTMENT offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi. The air-conditioned unit is a few steps from Santa Croce Basilica.
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Florence Airport

Florence has an airport, named after Amerigo Vespucci, located in the Peretola area about 10 km from the city. The airport is served by the A11 Firenze-Maree motorway and the Ponte all’Indiano Viaduct. From the airport one can reach the city centre by car or with the Volainbus airport shuttle. Those arriving in Florence by plane, perhaps in the evening, or those who have to catch an early morning flight can stay in the airport area where there are several hotels. Sleeping here is a matter of choice as there are neither sites of interest nor many accommodations in the vicinity.

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24 Hotel Paganini
Florence - 66 Via Niccolò Paganini
8.0Very good 4.473 reviews
Hotel Paganini is located in Florence, 2. 5 km from Fortezza da Basso and 3 km from Santa Maria Novella.
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25 Wyndham Garden Florence
Florence - Viale Luigi Gori, 10Extra sanitary measures
8.1Very good 3.433 reviews
Situated in Florence, 5. 7 km from Santa Maria Novella, Wyndham Garden Florence features accommodation with a fitness centre, free private parking, a shared lounge and a restaurant.
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26 NilHotel Florence
Florence - Via Eugenio Barsanti 27 a/bExtra sanitary measures
8.2Very good 3.372 reviews
Offering free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout, the 4-star NilHotel Florence is a 10-minute drive from Florence Airport and city centre. A varied American breakfast is served every morning.
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Staying outside Florence

Many people decide to stay outside Florence in places more on a human scale or in accommodation in the quiet Tuscan countryside, such as Fiesole or Sesto Fiorentino. Sleeping in one of these locations makes it possible to reach Florence quickly by bus or train, but also to explore other Tuscan locations with ease. Outside the centre, you will often find cosy B&Bs and agriturismi that offer more space than a hotel room in the centre.

In addition, these accommodations also boast the presence of extra services such as a swimming pool, SPA and spacious outdoor areas. Some of the most recommended locations are: Montespertoli, Barberino Val d’Elsa and Dicomano. Staying in these areas can also be a good solution for those who are touring Tuscany by car and Florence is only a daily stop on the itinerary.

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