There is a wide range of hotels to suit every budget in Bologna, with prices spiking for properties close to the historic centre and railway station.
The hotels below have been hand-picked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over €120)
Cheap (up to €60)
These are the starting prices for a standard double room and include taxes and breakfast, unless otherwise specified.
Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni
This 109-room hotel, on one of Bologna's main shopping streets, is the city's most luxurious. It was designed during the 18th century and built on orders of a pope. Murano glass chandeliers sprinkle the ceilings, while expansive corridors lead guests to beautifully decorated rooms containing antique furniture and modern amenities.Address: , 8 Via Indipendenza, Bologna , 40121
Telephone: +39 51 225 445.
Hotel Corona D'Oro
Situated by the Two Towers in the heart of the historic centre, this luxury hotel is housed in an historic 14th-century palace and is within walking distance of all the major sights. Rooms are grand and elegantly furnished with spacious bathrooms. Particularly popular is the aperitivo buffet at happy hour and its plentiful breakfast.Address: , Via Oberdan 12, Bologna , 40126
Telephone: +39 51 745 7611.
With minimalist decor, white walls, clean lines, candles and South East Asian art, Hotel Metropolitan is something of a calm oasis. The buffet breakfast is stocked with organic produce and there is a little courtyard to relax if the weather is good. The central square is just a short walk along one of the city's main shopping streets.Address: , Via dell Orso 6, Bologna , 40121
Telephone: +39 51 229 393.
Albergo delle Drapperie
This charming 3-star, set in the characterful Quadrilatero district, is only a few blocks from the central piazzas and overlooks a busy food market. There's a sense of history and atmosphere in its 21 rooms, with wood beams and frescoed ceilings.Address: , Via del Drapperie 5, Bologna, 40124
Telephone: +39 51 223 955.
Hotel Porta San Mamolo
Excellent value, this comfortable, quiet and central hotel is close to Piazza Maggiore. Rooms are light and prettily decorated with period fabrics, elegant furnishings, floral oil paintings and candy-stripe wallpaper. The bright breakfast room is set between two courtyards. There is free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and complimentary bike hire.Address: , Vicolo del Falcone 6/8, Bologna, 40124
Telephone: +39 51 583 056.
Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta
In a 14th-century convent, this chic boutique combines the building's original features and traditional style (exposed brickwork, beams, oriental rugs and religious frescoes) with elements of contemporary design, such as Perspex and chrome chairs and blown-up modernist floral photographs. A spa area offers a Jacuzzi and Turkish bath.Address: , Via Orfeo 32-34B, Bologna, 40124
Telephone: +39 51 272 039.
Hotel Albergo Atlantic
A cosy and charming budget hotel within walking distance of the city centre, Hotel Albergo Atlantic is also close to the train station. The rooms have been renovated recently and are light and bright. Expect friendly, welcoming staff, spotlessly clean rooms and a continental buffet breakfast. Complimentary Wi-Fi is included too.Address: , Via Galliera, 46, Bologna, 40121
Telephone: +39 51 248 488.
This good value hotel close to the railway station has small but clean en-suite rooms, and pleasant staff. It has tea and coffee making facilities but doesn't offer breakfast. It also has the option of a room in a nearby apartment.Address: , Via Elisabetta Sirani, Bologna, 40129
Telephone: +39 51 358 270.
Within walking distance of the tourist centre, the 3-star Hotel Paradise offers 18 rooms, including mini apartments with small kitchens. Most of the rooms have elegant modern decor and offer fantastic views of the city's red rooftops. Its free internet and Wi-Fi access is a bonus.Address: , Vicolo Cattani, 7, Bologna, 40126
Telephone: +39 51 231 792.