Here are top recommended hotels in central Florence based on guest ratings on Venere for Florence, Italy. You'll find all levels of hotels, from 1-star to 5-stars. Florence has a compact historic center so it's easy to reach Florence's major sites from any of these hotels. Use this Florence Map
to orient yourself to the top historic center attractions
. For more options see Florence Bed and Breakfast Inns
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Hotel Davanzati is a small 3-star hotel in the historic center close to Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and Uffizi Gallery. The hotel is housed in an ancient building and has 20 rooms with air-conditioning and internet access.
J.K. Place is a small 4-star hotel in Piazza Santa Maria Novella. More like a house than a hotel, J.K. Place has 20 elegant rooms and suites for two people with air conditioning, internet access, dvd and cd players, and bathrobes. Non-smoking rooms and rooms with views are available.
Palazzo Magnani Feroni houses twelve luxurious suites in the Santo Spirito neighborhood near Ponte della Carraia. Suites have marble bathrooms, antique artwork, many amenities, and modern technology.
Degli Orafi is a 4-star hotel in a restored ancient Florentine building dating back to the 13th century with frescoes and historic decor. It's between Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery on the bank of the River Arno. The hotel has 42 single, double standard, executive, deluxe and triple rooms, all with modern furniture and air-conditioning. Most of the rooms have views.
Casci Hotel is a 2-star hotel in a 15th century building that was the former home of the composer Rossini. It features original frescoed ceilings, a bar, and wireless internet access. There are 25 air-conditioned single, double, triple and quadruple bedrooms. It's located on Via Cavour between San Lorenzo and the Duomo.
The Centrale is a 3-star hotel housed in the historic Palazzo Malaspina near the Church of San Lorenzo, the Medici Chapels, and the Duomo. The hotel has a lounge bar with piano, internet point, and a meeting room. Its 20 non-smoking single, double, and triple rooms have air-conditioning and internet plug. 10 of the rooms have views of the Medici chapels, three rooms are soundproofed, and two are equipped for disabled guests.
The Caravaggio is a 3-star hotel in a 19th century building on Piazza Indipendenza, between Piazza San Marco and Fortezza da Basso, and a short walk to the Duomo area. Rooms have internet access and air-conditioning and some have views.
Cestelli Hotel is a 1-star hotel in the historic center near the Duomo. From the hotel there are views of the Duomo and city center. Some rooms have a shared bath. The hotel is in a historic building and has parking.
Brunelleschi Hotel is a 4-star hotel in the heart of Florence very near the Duomo. Part of the hotel is an ancient tower that's one of the oldest buildings in Florence. In Dan Brown's book, Inferno, Robert Langdon stays at the Brunelleschi Hotel (see Florence and Venice Sites in Inferno).
Relais Piazza Signoria apartments are by Piazza Signoria and several apartments have a view of Palazzo Vecchio and the square. The property houses ten apartments of various styles, all with cooking corner - classic, deluxe, executive, suites, and penthouse.