Boutique hotels in Florence, Italy was once limited but that is not the case today thanks to new openings and renovation of historic properties. Boutique Hotels are fast becoming the favorite among both millennials and baby boomers because who really wants to be herded in and out like cattle?
Once hotels and resorts reach a certain size they often lose their intimacy, their hands-on service, and the magical feeling that they care about each and every guest.
Florence truly offers a wide range of accommodation options, and if you are staying for just a few days, the most convenient choice will be to stay at a boutique hotel so you can easily take day trips from Florence to other parts of the country.
The city center of Florence is quite compact, making it ok to explore by foot or even by bike. Anywhere you choose to stay within the city walls, or just within the immediate outskirts, will be a short distance from most of the city’s monuments and museums.
For those who demand the utmost in luxury, the best boutique hotels in Florence, Italy include the gorgeous J.K. Place, set in a Piazza Santa Maria Novella townhouse, and the Golden Tower Hotel on Piazza Strozzi.
Ultimate Guide To The Boutique Hotels in Florence, Italy
Travelers that are on a budget have an array of bed and breakfasts located within walking distance from the city’s main attractions.
When deciding where to stay in Florence, Italy it may seem like the city center area is a good idea because the hotels are close to everything. I assure you that is the wrong choice because the streets are overcrowded with tourist, it’s extremely noisy and you will not be able to get any rest at night.
Be Open To Staying Outside Of Center City
I stayed in the Oltrarno neighborhood south of the river; it is much less crowded but still within walking distance of most sights.
Summer’s in Italy is almost unbearable due to the heat, therefore, I suggest moving from the city to the hills, where the temperature is several degrees cooler than in the city center and you might just survive the Italy heat. Hotels such as Villa San Michele and Villa Cora have lush, shady gardens, beautiful pools, and regular bus services that will take you back into town.
My insider’s guide to the best boutique hotels in Florence Italy includes Best rooftop bars, gardens with pools, stylish bedrooms, and neo-classical décor, in locations near the Duomo and the center of Florence.
Top Boutique Hotels In Florence, Italy
Plaza Hotel Lucchesi exudes luxury and hospitality and has been synonymous with Florence, since 1860. My husband and I arrived at the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi, checked in, and settled into our room, where we found a complimentary fruit platter and bottle of wine.
The hotel is located in the heart of the city on the bank of the Arno River, with stunning views of Florence. The ideal location of Plaza Hotel Lucchesi allows you to be walking distance from landmarks such as the Church of Santa Croce, the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery, and the Duomo (Cathedral). Click here to book your stay today at JK Place.
1865 Residenza d’Epoca This chic boutique hotel in the Mattonaia neighborhood northeast of Santa Croce has the feel of a private home. The hotel is situated on the second floor of a gorgeous 1865 townhouse. There are five bedrooms and each bedroom is inspired by an author who once worked in Florence.
The purple Dostoevsky room has a Mezza-corona bed; dreamy ‘Henry James’ has a claw-foot tub. There are frescoed ceilings, antiques, high-quality linens, robes and slippers are common to all.
Belmond Villa San Michele is located in the northern suburb of Florence, surrounded by lush trees and terraced gardens that overlooks Florence Italy. Its facade said to have been designed by Michelangelo. Step inside and experience the beauty of a Renaissance monastery that is as much a part of Italy’s culture as the country’s greatest cathedrals and galleries.
Around half the luxurious bedrooms and suites are housed here; others are in modern annexes in the fabulous terraced gardens. Up here, all is peaceful and quiet, a world away from the crowds of neverending tourist.
There is a pool at the top of the property; a gourmet restaurant and bar in the loggia with views over the city; and lots of nooks and crannies, both inside and out. There is also a complimentary shuttle bus service will take you to the city center in 20 minutes. Click here to book your stay today Belmond Villa San Michele
Hotel Lungaro has 65 luxury rooms and suites, many with beautiful terraces overlooking Renaissance masterpieces, the hotel is within walking distance of cities most renowned boutiques, granting you the possibility to breathe in the magic of Florence Italy.
The best rooms are the suites with large terraces on the river, but even if you don’t manage a river view, picture windows on the ground floor, as well as the wood-paneled lounge area, and the breakfast room look right onto the water.
The living room is suspended over the river and provides space for private rendezvous and only steps away from the Borgo San Jacopo Michelin Star Restaurant, where you can experience masterful, world-class cuisine right in the heart of Florence. Click here to book your stay today at Hotel Lungarno
Set on the north bank Portrait Firenze perfectly located for both shopping and sightseeing. The interiors take their inspiration from the glamorous days of the 1950s as seen in the collection of beautiful prints that hang throughout the hotel.
The hotel boasts if traveling is like dreaming, then at Portrait, you can live the dream, romanced by the irresistible charm of the country and its people.
The dove-gray suites have living rooms with sofas and armchairs, as well as cute kitchenettes are hidden in a lacquered cabinet; most rooms have river views through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Ground floor Caffè dell’Oro offers a sumptuous buffet breakfast, all-day dining options, and a dinner menu of mod-Italian dishes like baked with clams, artichokes, and cherry tomatoes for dinner.
Additional Boutique Hotels In Florence, Italy
1. Al Palazzo del Marchese di Camugliano, Florence
|Via del Moro,15, 50123, Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy.|
Experience the historic charm of the past and at the same time enjoy modern comforts in this beautiful hotel.
2. Alfieri9, Florence
|Via Alfieri, 9, 50121, Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy.|
Alfieri9 is a small boutique hotel, located in the Sant’Ambrogio area, a typical nineteenth-century district in the center of Florence. The property was restored in 2015 and is a cozy bed and breakfast with friendly, welcoming service.
Within easy reach of many of the most important landmarks and attractions in this beautiful city, Museo dell’Accademia, Piazza Santa Croce and Santa Croce, the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio are just a few of the fabulous attractions within a short walk of the hotel.
3. Be-ONE, Florence
|Via Dei Brunelleschi, 1, 50123, Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy.|
Be-ONE, a new boutique hotel in the historic center of Florence, is a short walk to Duomo, Piazza Della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio. A hidden five-star gem set within a historic building, Be-ONE hotel provides an exclusive glimpse into authentic Italian luxury and style.
All furniture is by Fendi Luxury Leaving and the nearby shopping street, Via Tornabuoni, has all the top brands such as Gucci, Ferragamo, Armani, Cavalli, D&G, and Valentino. With comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi Internet throughout, Be-ONE hotel is the ideal spot for a romantic escape or an enlightening getaway.
4. Soprarno Suites, Florence
|Via Maggio, 35, 50125, Florence, Florence, Tuscany, Italy.|
Soprarno Suites is a small boutique guest house located in the heart of historic Florence. Imagined by a team formed by an architect, a lawyer with a passion for vintage furniture, a carpenter and a designer-calligrapher, together they created a ”Residenza d’epoca” that offers a genuine Florentine experience in a beautifully restored 16th-century palazzo.
A five-minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio, Soprarno Suites offers cozy accommodation in just ten uniquely designed rooms and suites. Even closer to hand are the Palazzo Pitti and the Basilica di Santo Spirito, and Soprarno Suites’ friendly, expert staff are on hand throughout the day with insider tips on the city’s hidden corners, the best restaurants, shopping, and entertainment for a truly memorable experience.
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