Here is the definitive guide on the 10 best hotels in Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Discover what is best for you.

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Florence is a must for those who want to visit the most beautiful and fascinating cities of Italy. Surrounded by hills and overlooking the river Arno, the city is the capital of the Tuscany region. A city rich in history and art. The advice is to take at least three or four days to enjoy Florence.

Visititaly has compiled a list of the best hotels to stay, whether your trip is with friends, couples or family. In this article we have selected ten hotels for your stay in the cradle of the Renaissance. For all your needs, travel, budget and taste. 

To better plan your trip, we have also created an in-depth study dedicated to the best neighborhoods to stay in Florence. Take a look here.

10. Hermitage Firenze

Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

In point 10 of this list of the best hotels in Florence, we report the Hermitage. Located along the river Arno is a great solution if your trip is in pairs. Like all the other hotels on this list is located in the historic center of Florence and will allow you to easily reach the main tourist points of the city. This hotel also has a terrace from which you can admire Florence. It is located just two hundred meters from the Uffizi Gallery. The rooms are furnished with period furniture. A way to go back in time!

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9. Hotel Domus Plaza

Cupola del Brunelleschi, Florence, Italy

Just behind the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is the Hotel Domus Plaza. A very comfortable accommodation that will allow you to reside in the heart of the historic center of Florence. A modern hotel equipped with all comforts. Great if your trip is with the family. From Domus Plaza you can walk to the main points of interest. Some rooms have a terrace that will let you admire the Brunelleschi Dome. A great way to start your day as a tourist!

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8. Hotel Calimala


Inside the District 1, in Via Calimala there is the homonymous Hotel, that is the Hotel Calimala. A very comfortable structure that will guarantee you a stay just a few steps from the most important city works of art. Just three hundred meters you can visit Palazzo Strozzi, another building that deserves to be included in your itinerary.

At Palazzo Strozzi there are always exhibitions of contemporary art. For example, from July 7 to September 3, 2023 there will be the exhibition of the painter Yan Pei-Ming. This is a comfortable stay especially for families. And again the hotel offers parking and an excellent international breakfast.

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7. Hotel Dimora 72

Piazza Santa Croce, Florence, Italy

Another place not to be missed in Florence is Piazza Santa Croce, with the Basilica that is worth a visit. There are many works within it that here the so-called Stendhal syndrome was born. And if you are visiting Florence in June, in the center of Piazza Santa Croce you will see a sandy arena with stands around. This is the Calcio Storico an anniversary that every year sees the four teams of the four districts of Florence compete. The Whites of Santo Spirito, the Blues of Santa Croce, the Greens of San Giovanni (Duomo) and the Reds of Santa Maria Novella.

Hotel Dimora72 is located very close to the square, precisely in Via Ghibellina, a few steps from the Teatro Verdi. It is also only eight hundred meters from Piazza della Signoria and near the Galleria Dell'Accademia and Piazza del Duomo. You can book your room at Hotel Dimora72 and enjoy express check-in and check-out.

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6. Hotel David

Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Italy

The river Arno crosses the city, often giving postcard images, especially at sunset. If you want to appreciate a romantic landscape and take pictures of excellent quality, Piazzale Michelangiolo is for you. It is the highest and closest place from where you can admire the entire city of Florence. You can walk up from Porta San Niccolò, a few meters from Ponte Vecchio, or by bus with lines 12, 13 and 23.

If you are interested in this route, you can consider staying at the Hotel David. It is located on the road leading to the square and is a solution that requires a slightly smaller budget. By bus you can also easily reach Santa Maria Novella Station.

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5. Hotel Silla

Forte Belvedere in Florence, Italy

Near the river Arno, overlooking the gardens of Piazza Nicola Demidoff is the Hotel Silla. Very comfortable accommodation, also near the historic center of Florence. A hotel renowned for its international cocktails that you can enjoy after a whole day of sightseeing, shopping and good food.

Just six hundred meters from Ponte Vecchio, Hotel Silla also has private parking. Silla Hotel serves a rich breakfast buffet, in the dining room or on the outdoor terrace.  One of the visits not far from this hotel is the Forte Belvedere, a place from which you can admire the city and take breathtaking photos. 

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4. Plus Hotel Florence

Florence, Italy

If the budget for your stay in Florence is smaller you can consider fewer central options, but always a few minutes’ walk from the historic center. One of these is the Plus Hotel Florence. It is also a hostel and offers various solutions for sleeping. It has both rooms and dorms. It is in via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and is only ten minutes’ walk from Santa Maria Novella Station and twelve minutes from the Uffizi Gallery.

The Duomo is only one kilometer away. This hotel also offers a swimming pool and fitness area. This is a great solution, especially if your trip is with friends.

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3. Hotel la Scaletta al Ponte Vecchio

Hotel La Scaletta al Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

The Scaletta al Ponte Vecchio is a building dating back to the fifteenth century, located between Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. It has a rooftop terrace open all year round. It is located in the so-called Oltrarno area, on the bank of the river opposite the Uffizi Gallery. Very popular for a couple stay, it offers romantic sips.

Near the Hotel La Scaletta al Ponte Vecchio you can, in fact, find excellent restaurants that will allow you to dine at sunset along the river, perhaps enjoying an excellent Florentine steak accompanied by a glass of red wine.  In the evening, in particular, the view of this area of the center is very suggestive!

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2. Hotel Relais Piazza Signoria

Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy

Piazza della Signoria is certainly one of the focal points of tourism in the city. If your solution to sleep in Florence is in this square, the Hotel Relais Piazza Signoria is the one for you. Located on the corner of Piazza della Signoria, it is also just a few metres from the Uffizi Gallery. In this case you are in the central area and you can easily walk to Piazza Santo Spirito, Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens.

Hotel Relais Piazza Signoria offers small apartments completely renovated, with private kitchen, where you can stay. In addition, there is the possibility to book an attic apartment with terrace from which you can enjoy a great view.

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1. Solo Experience Hotel


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Florence is a city that you can visit on foot, so an accommodation in the historic center is more than recommended. Of course, if you love landscapes, Tuscany is full of them and you can consider sleeping in the countryside around the city, but you will need either a means of transport or a solution that allows you to reach Florence. If you want to stay in the heart of the historic center you can evaluate many solutions that will suit your needs. The most central area is between Piazza Duomo and Piazza della Signoria. Here you will find the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo), the Accademia Gallery near Piazza San Marco. Just to mention a few examples.

If the idea for your stay is to sleep in the heart of the city, the Solo Experience Hotel is less than ten minutes walk from Santa Maria Novella train station and a few meters from the Duomo. It is a building of the seventeenth century overlooking the Basilica of San Lorenzo in the homonymous district.

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