There is a wide range of hotels in the city catering to all budgets, from romantic old palazzos to contemporary design hotels.
The hotels below have been hand-picked by our guide author and grouped into three different pricing categories:
Luxury (over €300)
Moderate (€190 to €300)
Cheap (under €190)
Hotel prices are subject to IVA (value added tax) at 10% and service charges. The prices quoted here are the starting prices for a double room, including tax and breakfast, unless otherwise specified.
Imaginatively reinvented from a Byzantine tower and a medieval church, this 4-star-hotel combines swish modernity in a romantic setting, right in the heart of Florence. Located just off Piazza Signoria, its architectural characteristics of exposed brickwork and wooden beams are retained throughout, giving a pleasing sense of history.Address: , Piazza Santa Elisabetta, Florence, 50122
Telephone: +39 55 27370.
Hotel Lungarno has views to die for. Anywhere closer to the Ponte Vecchio and guests would be on top of it. The recently renovated 59 rooms and 14 suites of this lavish hotel have classic interiors with contemporary touches, and merge strong and serene colours. Little betters a glass of fizz on a private balcony here as the River Arno twinkles by.Address: , Borgo San Jacopo 14, Florence, 50125
Telephone: +39 55 27261.
The home of Baron Oppenheim, this incredibly ornate villa has been the smartest address in town for 150 years. Now a luxury hotel, with the only open-air swimming pool in Florence to stay open all year round, guests can choose from rooms adorned with roses, antiques or a 1940s-themed suite.Address: , Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, 50125
Telephone: +39 55 228 790.
Gallery Hotel Art
This chic art hotel stands on a small square not far from the Ponte Vecchio and attracts a host of funky young designers and artists. Cool modern interiors are a world away from the medieval rat race outside. Communal spaces display rotating collections of contemporary art and the guest library contains over 400 books.Address: , Vicolo dell'Oro 5, Florence, 50123
Telephone: +39 55 27263.
Palazzo Magnani Feroni
On another level of luxury, this fantastical palace harbours 12 theatrical suites on four floors, filled with antiques and lavish furnishings, mammoth mirrors and frescoed rooms. A stay is like being immersed in the world of Florentine royalty. The city views from the rooftop over are incredible. Look out for offers that make it affordable.Address: , Borgo San Frediano 5, Florence, 50124
Telephone: +39 55 239 9544.
On the banks of the river Arno, this spa hotel is the perfect retreat from the bustle of the city. Highly affordable for a 5-star, many of the large rooms here come with river views and each has elegant furnishings. It also has indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna and steam room as well as a top-notch restaurant serving Tuscan treats.Address: , Lungarno Cristoforo Colombo, 1/3/5, Florence, 50136
Telephone: +39 55 670 971.
Antica Dimora Johlea
This stylish bed and breakfast in a 19th-century palazzo offers 11 eclectic rooms with four-poster beds, silk curtains and jewel-bright colours. Set in a quiet street, it has a lovely roof terrace with panoramic views, and a comfortable homely atmosphere. The breakfast hall and lounge have polished floors, jazzy rugs and works of art.Address: , Via San Gallo 80, Florence, 50129
Telephone: +39 55 463 3292.
Set in 16th-century building on the River Arno, this charming hotel on a quiet back street is within a 10-minute walk of top sights such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo. The rooms feature antique furniture, Wi-Fi access and air-conditioning, and most have private bathrooms; some have river views. Breakfast is included.Address: , Borgo SS Apostoli 17 , Florence, 50123
Telephone: +39 55 283 438.
Located outside the historic old town of Florence but only a 15-minute walk from the Duomo, this budget hotel makes its guests feel welcome with friendly staff and spacious, modern rooms (some with balconies and/or jacuzzi tubs). Breakfast and Wi-Fi access are included in the room rate, and the hotel provides parking, although free spaces can usually be found in the surrounding streets.Address: , Via Orcagna 57, Florence, 50121
Telephone: +39 55 66 99 59.