Florence is the capital of the Tuscany region in Italy and houses many Renaissance masterpieces and architecture. The Duomo is probably Florence’s most iconic landmark. The Duomo is a cathedral worked on by two artists. Brunelleschi designed the massive terracotta-tiled dome, while Giotto designed the bell tower. Tourists often walk up the hundreds of steps to get to the top of the Duomo, where you can see gorgeous Florence from a bird’s eye view.
Art lovers will enjoy walking through Uffizi Gallery or seeing one of the greatest sculptures of all time: Michelangelo’s sculpted David. Foodies enjoy walking through Mercato Centrale or enjoy sitting outside the narrow streets of Florence while sipping on a glass of wine and enjoying a charcuterie.
Enjoying all that Florence has to offer can get quite expensive, but your accommodations do not have to be. Here we will talk about three different places to do stay in the heart of Florence that can save you money so you can enjoy more of the city’s art and food.
If you want to stay in the heart of Florence, Hotel Nella is the perfect accommodation. Just outside the hotel is Via Faenza, and a short walk will bring you to the market of San Lorenzo, Piazza del Duomo, Accademia Gallery, and San Marco Church.
The staff at this hotel speak English, Italian, Spanish, and French. They also have baggage storage if you get there before check-in or are staying in Florence a little after check-out.
The rooms are simply decorated and have free WiFi, toiletries, air-conditioning, and heating. They also include a tea and coffee maker in each room. Each room can accommodate two to three guests. Cribs can be requested for free for babies and toddlers up to two years old. Extra beds can also be requested for older children and adults, but are an additional charge.
Past guests have commented on the hotel’s sparkling clean premises and wonderful staff. They also remark on the hotels perfect location being close to all major attractions.
Via Faenza 69/Black, 50123 Florence, Italy.
4.6 out of 5
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Arno Boutique Hotel
Arno Boutique Hotel will fancy you with its clean and sleek decor. The hotel is located right next to the Ognissanti, or a short walk will also bring you to the Santa Maria Novella, Rucellai Palace, and much more.
The hotel offers free WiFi throughout and a snack bar. The front desk staff speak many different languages and are always willing to help 24 hours. There is public parking at a nearby location, but extra charges do apply.
The rooms at Arno Boutique have many amenities like a flatscreen TV, WiFi, private bathrooms with a bidet, fridge, and kettle. Rooms can sleep up to two guests in either a full bed or a queen bed. Guests with young ones can request extra beds for an additional charge.
Those who have stayed here in the past have loved the large clean rooms and general peacefulness of the location! Everything is fresh and clean, and many say the hotel is one of the best hotels they have stayed at in Europe.
13 Corso Italia, 50123 Florence, Italy
4.6 out of 5
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Hotel Boccaccio mixes both modern comforts and traditional architecture. This renovated hotel is located in a historical building from the 18th century. The hotel is within walking distance to many top attractions like Strozzi Palace, Piazza del Duomo, Accademia Gallery, and San Marco Church.
Hotel Boccaccio has been modernized with marble and the newest amenities. Guests can enjoy some relaxing time on the terrace or at the coffee house on site. There is also private parking available for an additional charge. The front desk is available 24 hours a day and offers baggage storage, concierge services, and express check-in and check-out.
Guest rooms are spacious and comfortable and include wood floors, a TV, and private bathrooms. Free WiFi is also included throughout the building. Rooms can sleep between one and four guests in either a single, double, triple, or quadruple room. Families with small children under two can request a crib for an additional charge.
Many past guests have described this hotel as exceptional. They enjoyed the super friendly and helpful staff, the welcoming and clean rooms, and the great location next to many attractions and restaurants.
Via della Scala 59, Santa Maria Novella, 50123 Florence, Italy.
4.5 out of 5
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About our budget hotel recommendations in Florence
We are a travel research company. Our team helps you discover the best cheap hotels in Florence by researching the internet for you. We have also visited some of these places. Hence, it’s not just our opinion, it’s the opinion of thousands of travelers who have been there before you. We make it easy for you to find out about the best budget hotels in the city.
Please note, we only list hotels that have an aggregated guest review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5. We aggregate all reviews from different booking sites and other unbiased review websites. Any hotel listed here should have a price of $100 or less per night. Hence, you can be certain all hotels listed above offer you a great and affordable stay in Florence.
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Top 3 budget hotels in Florence
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