Best hotels & accommodations in Florence

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Florence as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.

 

Best cheap hotel in Florence: Hotel Nella

Best boutique hotel in Florence: Ad Astra

Best luxury hotel in Florence: Portrait Firenze Hotel

Best hostel in Florence: Academy Hostel

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Bed & Breakfast Ad Astra, Florence

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.9
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Hotel Ottantotto Firenze, Florence

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.9
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Guesthouse Soprarno Suites, Florence

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.8
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J.K. Place Hotel, Florence

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.8
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Portrait Firenze Hotel, Florence

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.8
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Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Florence

Reccomended by:

CNN, Telegraph

4.7
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Hotel Lungarno, Florence

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, Telegraph

4.7
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Hotel San Firenze Suites & Spa, Florence

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.7
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St. Regis Hotel, Florence

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.7
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Hotel Orto de’ Medici, Florence

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.5
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Rocco Forte Hotel Savoy, Florence

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.5
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Academy Hostel, Florence

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.2
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Hotel Scoti, Florence

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.2
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FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Florence?

The mesmerising capital of Tuscany, Florence, is seeped in art and architecture. It is the city of Renaissance masterpieces and popular names. Art galleries and cathedrals adorn the streets of Florence. It is also, the most populous city in Tuscany and the 8th largest city in Italy.

San Frediano
The neighbourhood of San Frediano lies in Oltrarno. San Frediano is full of bars, restaurants and music venues. An extremely friendly region, this neighbourhood hosts the ultimate view of the typical Florentine skyline. San Frediano has an enthralling nightlife.

Santa Croce
Sharing its border with the Saint Ambrosia area, the neighbourhood of Sant Croce is a mesmerising one. This locality is a host to patisseries shops, local restaurants and live music venues. The neighbourhood of Santa Croce has some amazing hangout spots.

Santo Spirito
This neighbourhood is extremely popular for its elegant and novel markets, like a flea market, farmer's market and creative market. Serenading music, and rounds of drinks define this lit up neighbourhood. Santo Spirito is popular among students and travellers. Summer nights in this neighbourhood are its major attraction.

San Niccolò
This is an artistic region. The neighbourhood of San Niccolò is more of a paradise. One can witness street art while taking a walk down the locality. San Niccolò has many art galleries and has an overall hipster lifestyle.

Sant’ Ambrosio
This neighbourhood has a liking for coffee joints and local cuisine. Authentic Italian food is served in the restaurants in this neighbourhood. The Sant’ Ambrosio market is extremely popular for shopping among locals, as well as tourists.

Also check out our travel guide about the best areas to stay in Florence.

What is the best budget hotel in Florence?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Florence, then book Hotel Nella. It has great customer reviews and has been recommended by leading travel experts. Also read our shortlist of the best cheap hotels in Florence.

What is the best boutique hotel in Florence?

You like some luxury but don't like the famous chain hotels. If you're looking for the best boutique hotel in Florence, you should check out Ad Astra. It's a very cool hotel that has been highly recommended by travelers and experts.
Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Florence, it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels in the city.

What is the best luxury hotel in Florence?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Florence, then go for Portrait Firenze Hotel. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it. Also check out our list of the best luxury hotels in Florence, it's a manually curated list of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in the city.

What is the best bed & breakfast in Florence?

Looking for a cozy place to stay in Florence that serves you handmade and fresh breakfast in the morning? Go and check out Bed & Breakfast Ad Astra. The B&B has been recommended by well-known travel experts and recent guests have given it top ratings.

What is the best hostel in Florence?

If you're looking for a great hostel in Florence, then you should check out Academy Hostel. The hostel has magnificent reviews by backpackers, it has been recommended by well-known travel experts and it's in a good location. Also check out our list of the best hostels in Florence.

How much does it cost to stay in a Florence hotel?

Hotels in Florence aren't cheap. For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $140 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $210 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Florence hotel then you can expect to pay around $600 per night.

Which Florence hotel offers great views?

If you're looking for a room with a view, then try the St. Regis Hotel, it offers some amazing views of Florence according to recent customer reviews.

Which Florence hotels serve great breakfast?

Try Hotel Ottantotto Firenze if you're looking for a delicious breakfast in Florence. The hotel has excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.

Which Florence hotel is the best for a romantic getaway?

If you're looking for a romantic Florence hotel for couples then try Portrait Firenze Hotel. The hotel has excellent customer review ratings by couples.

What are the best things to do in Florence?

Florence: Uffizi Gallery Timed Entrance Ticket. Enjoy priority entry to Italy’s greatest art treasures with a reserved entrance ticket to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. See masterpieces by Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and Giotto, and spend as much time as you like gazing at Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus.” Price: $24.

Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence. Experience the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre in one day with a guided tour through the five idyllic fishing villages of old-world Italy. Following the walking trails along the cliffs of the national park, you will see glorious views of this unspoiled stretch of the Italian Riviera. Price: $66.

Florence: Timed Entrance Ticket to Michelangelo’s David. Enjoy priority entry to one of Italy’s top attractions with a reserved entrance ticket to the Accademia Gallery in Florence. Price: $24.

More things to do in Florence

About Florence

Florence, the city of love and Renaissance art, is also known as the city of churches. It’s no wonder, given that there are around 130 of them dotted throughout its historic center. In this small area, visitors can find many of Florence’s most famous landmarks: Piazza del Duomo, with the cathedral and Baptistry; Piazza della Signoria, with its famous Loggia; and Piazza Santa Croce, home to the famous Basilica di Santa Croce. With so many sights to see and things to do in Florence, it can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. This ultimate guide will help you plan your trip to this beautiful city as efficiently as possible.

The city has been described as the “Athens of the Middle Ages.” The city attracts millions of tourists and visitors annually, and the historic center of the city was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1982.

Before you go: Prepare for your trip by deciding what to pack. Florence is a popular tourist destination, so it’s best to dress in layers and bring comfortable walking shoes. Florence also has a wide range of weather, often changing from one day to the next, so be sure to pack clothes for both warm and cold days. Your guidebook will provide information on what museums are open when and which churches are free to enter. Remember that many museums charge an entrance fee, but admission is usually discounted with purchase of a Firenze Card or Firenze Pass; these cards offer discounts on many attractions as well as free public transportation while they’re valid. If you plan on visiting more than three museums or churches on your trip, consider purchasing the Firenze Pass or the Firenze Card (or the Firenze Card Plus). These passes offer unlimited admission to all the aforementioned attractions for 48 hours or 72 hours respectively at a discounted rate. Florence offers plenty of places where you can grab some food if you want a break from Italian food—from Indian cuisine at Indicus to Mediterranean fare at Bibi’s Cafe (pictured). The latter has great vegetarian options as well as meat dishes like lamb couscous.

The Duomo is the stunning cathedral of Florence, built in the 13th century. The interior is breathtaking, with a coffered ceiling and many sculptures. But the exterior is just as beautiful: it has a Brunelleschi dome and is adorned with statues from Giovanni Pisano and Donatello. There are actually two baptistry buildings in Florence: the octagonal Baptistry of Pisa, designed by Nicola Pisano, which houses a round skylight; and the square Baptistry of San Giovanni, which has an elaborate domed roof. Both are worth visiting, but it is important to note that you can visit only one of these buildings on each visit to Florence.

The Museum of the Opera del Duomo is one of the most famous museums in Florence and has a vast collection of Renaissance art. The museum spans over 14 rooms, each with a different focus. The first room is filled with sculptures, paintings and architectural models of churches which are typical in the city. There is also an installation called “The Baptistery” which was created by Mario Merz that is worth checking out. In the second room you can enter through Giovanni’s doors. These doors were specifically made for the church San Giovanni Battista, or John the Baptist, to celebrate the birth of Christ. The third room displays works from masters like Giotto and Donatello as well as a statue of David by Michelangelo that was made from marble he sculpted back in 1501-1504 when he was 27 years old. There are many things to do in Florence including visiting museums so it might be worth setting aside at least half a day for this particular museum alone!

One of the most notable landmarks in Florence is the Duomo, or cathedral. It features a dome that dominates the skyline and can be seen from miles away. Visitors can climb up to the top of the dome for a breathtaking view of Florence from above. As you climb, you’ll also see Michelangelo’s famous frescoes on each of the four sides of the dome.

The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels was built in 1260. It is located in the heart of Florence, not far from the Duomo. It has a great view of the city and its architecture is supported by columns that create a magnificent perspective. If you are visiting Florence for the first time and want to see something different from all those churches, this museum might be perfect for you. It’s worth a visit, especially if you’re interested in Medieval art.

The Museum of Orsanmichele is an artistic gem in Florence. In fact, it’s one of the oldest museums in Italy, dating back to the 13th century. Located in a former grain warehouse near Piazza della Signoria, this museum houses many important art works from the time when Florence was at the height of its Renaissance power.

One of Florence’s most famous sights, the Galleria dell’Accademia houses the famous marble David by Michelangelo. Make sure to book your ticket in advance; tickets are much easier to obtain at this popular museum. After you visit the Galleria dell’Accademia, consider stopping by Palazzo Medici-Riccardi to see the collection of Renaissance paintings and sculptures.

Want to get to know the city a bit better? Check out our guide about where to stay in Florence, it includes recommendations about the best areas, museums, attractions and other things to do.

If you like our list of the best hotels and hostels in Florence, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Rome or the best hotels in Milan.