Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Polina Tankilevitch
When In Florence, Stay In These Luxe Hotels
As Beyoncé tours around the world on the Renaissance World Tour, we can’t help but wanderlust about the birthplace of the Renaissance. Florence, Italy, is a culturally rich destination that draws travelers with its majestic architecture, captivating history, and artistic masterpieces. This city is on many people’s travel bucket lists, and with good reason. The city is home to world-renowned landmarks, awe-inspiring museums, and some of the best luxury shopping in the world.
Whether you’re spending your days learning about the works of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli or shopping, people-watching, and eating your way through its picturesque streets, Florence will leave you inspired.
Choosing the right hotel for your stay is extremely important. Hotels in Florence are all about location and hospitality. While there are plenty of great properties to choose from, we’ve made it easy by narrowing down our absolute favorites.
Keep reading to find out our top 5 hotels to stay in Florence.
RELATED: Florence, Italy Travel Guide: Discover Your Renaissance In Tuscan’s Capital City
Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel
Described as “where renaissance spirit meets modern indulgence,” this hotel is recognized as one of Italy’s best small boutique hotels. The property has 42 stunning rooms and suites and is surrounded by lush gardens and breathtaking views of Florence. It’s located in a monastery dating back to the 15th century. Whether you’re taking a stroll in the gardens filled with roses and lemon trees or dining al fresco, this property is the breath of fresh air you need. The work of the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo inspired the exterior of the property. The interior is a beautiful blend of contemporary and Renaissance decor.
The St. Regis Florence
If you’re looking for luxury treatment, look no further than The St. Regis Florence. Located on the banks of the Arno River, you’ll get unparalleled views of the stunning hills of Tuscany. This hotel has been adored by travelers who love luxury since the 18th century. Guests can enjoy the property’s modern amenities and services, as well as award-winning dining, afternoon tea, and more. A dedicated St. Regis butler service also ensures your needs are met. Treat yourself to the Bottega Veneta suite, designed by Tomas Maier, the former Creative Director of the luxury designer brand Bottega Veneta.
If you’re looking for a home away from home while in Florence, look no further than Portrait Firenze. Located in the heart of Florence, this property was built around the city, making it the perfect place to stay if you want to immerse yourself in everything Florence has to offer. The property is pet-friendly so that you can bring your furry loved ones along for an adventure through Florence. If you want to experience the city like a local, rent one of the hotel’s Vespa’s to explore on two wheels.
This boutique hotel is the perfect place to stay if you’re on a budget. It is located in the Oltrarno district in Florence and was once a home workshop of a Renaissance baker. Before being restored and converted into the boutique hotel that it is today, the property was also a noble residence and philanthropic institution. There are seven rooms across four floors of the property. Each room has its own character that makes them unique. The garden on the property is calming and perfect for an evening away from tourists. Amenities include breakfast, an honesty bar with a selection of tea, coffee, wine, and spirits.
Helvetia & Bristol Firenze
This stunning 5-star hotel has been in operation since 1885. It was recently renovated to have a new wing and the largest luxury spa in the historic center. This property also has a delicious breakfast buffet served daily. Dine at its restaurant and bar for mouth-watering food that is authentic to Florence. Located in the heart of the historic center, this hotel is the perfect place to stay if you want to be in close proximity to the Palazzo Strozzi, the Duomo, and tons of luxury boutiques. It’s a great place to be if your favorite way to explore cities is on foot.
RELATED: There’s A Black Renaissance Brewing In Italy And We’re Here For It