Bologna is an old university city in northern Italy known for its beauty, great cuisine, and its left-wing politics. Bologna has porticoed walkways and a compact, interesting medieval center with a large central square and medieval towers.
Here are top recommended hotels in Bologna, 2 - 5 stars, based on guest ratings on Venere, a booking site I use myself, for Bologna, Italy. From the hotel link, you can see guest ratings and reviews, hotel photos, and descriptions as well as book hotels directly.
Hotel Porta San Mamolo is a 3-star hotel in the center of Bologna near two famous towers and Bologna's main square, and 3.8 km from the train station. The hotel features a veranda and courtyard, air conditioning, soundproof rooms, and internet. Junior suites with views and rooms with terraces are available.
The Royal Carlton is a 4-star hotel in the center of Bologna by the pedestrian zone and about 600 meters from the train station. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, garden, and conference facilities.
The Savoia Regency is a 4-star hotel. It features a swimming pool and garden, roof garden, restaurant, bar, fitness center and meeting rooms. The hotel is outside the city center near the motorway exit so it's convenient for those with a car (offering free parking) and may be less expensive than hotels in the center.
Starhotels Excelsior is the top rated hotel by the train station. It's a 4-star hotel directly in front of the station and about a 10 minute walk to the city center. It has a bar and restaurant, parking facilities, meeting rooms, and a fitness room. Rooms have air-conditioning, high speed internet, and are soundproofed. Non-smoking rooms, antiallergic rooms, and rooms for disabled guests are available.
Albergo Atlantic is a modern 2-star hotel near the railway station. The hotel has access for disabled guests, a small internal courtyard, internet point, and is pet friendly.
Art Hotel Corona D'Oro is a 4-star hotel in the historic center by the medieval towers. The hotel is in a 13th century building with arcades and wood-paneled ceilings. Some of the rooms have city views.
Paradise Hotel is a small, inexpensive 3-star hotel close to Bologna's main square and airport bus and 700 meters from the train station. There's one studio with a kitchenette and single, double, and triple rooms are available - all with air-conditioning. On Sundays, guests are offered a free guided walking tour of the city in English and Italian.
The Art Hotel Orologio is a 3-star hotel in the pedestrian area next to Bologna's clock tower and main square. Deluxe rooms and suites have views of Bologna's towers.
Grand Hotel Baglioni is a 5-star luxury hotel on Via Indipendenza, near the main square of the historic center. The hotel is furnished with antiques and has a restaurant and 125 single and double rooms and junior suites, in varying categories, some with balcony or terrace.
Bed and Breakfast Biocasamia is near the historic center and serves local or biological products for breakfast. The five rooms have air-conditioning and free wireless internet.