Here are the best Milan recommended hotels convenient for shopping and visiting the Duomo and La Scala Opera House. Because of the proximity to the fashion district and La Scala, many of them are fairly upscale but there are a few lower priced choices. All hotels except the 1-star are air-conditioned.
These are the top recommended hotels in Milan's historic center based on guest ratings on Venere for Milan, Italy. By clicking the hotel link, you can see guest ratings and reviews, hotel photos, and descriptions. You can book the hotels directly on Venere, a booking site I often use myself.
Milano Scalo is a 3-star hotel in the center of Milan, very near La Scala Opera House. The hotel is housed in a renovated 19th century mansion and has a restaurant and bar on the ground floor and on the eighth floor, there's a panoramic terrace with views of the historic center.
Manzoni is a 4-star hotel on the edge of the historic center in the fashion shopping area, near several museums and about 500 meters from La Scala Opera House. In the hotel is a spa and wellness center and fitness room.
Grand Hotel et de Milan is a 5-star luxury hotel with restaurant, fitness center, and meeting and banquet rooms. The bedrooms are decorated in 18th century Art Deco style but have modern amenities such as wi-fi internet, air-conditioning, and mini-bars. Five rooms are designed for disabled guests and some of the rooms are dedicated to famous guests who resided in the hotel.
Hotel Straf is a 4-star hotel right by the duomo in the center of the historic and shopping area. Besides single and double rooms the hotel has executive rooms and suites. The hotel is a "fusion of Italian fashion, original design and elegance, combining minimalist design and classic Italian architecture."
Hotel Canada is a recently renovated 3-star hotel on the edge of the historic center. It has 35 rooms with high speed internet connection. The hotel has a garage and cafeteria and accepts pets.
Hotel Star is a reasonably priced 3-star hotel very near the duomo. It's in an early 20th century art noveau building. There are 30 rooms, some with jacuzzi bathtub or sauna. There's no restaurant but the bar has snacks and sandwiches.
Starhotel Rosa, a member of the Starhotels chain, is a recently renovated 4-star hotel just off the Piaza Duomo. The hotel features an elegant entryway, restaurant, fitness center, and internet point. There are Superior, Executive and Deluxe double rooms all with wireless internet access and soft feather Starbeds.
Galileo Hotel is a 4-star hotels in a modern building 300 meters from the duomo and 600 meters from La Scala. The hotel has single, double, and triple rooms and non-smoking rooms can be requested. There's a bar, restaurant, and internet access.
King Mokinba Hotel is a 4-star hotel near the Cadorna underground stop, a short walk from the duomo and castle. Rooms have wireless internet and the hotel offers bike rentals and accepts pets. There's a bar and breakfast room but no restaurant.