Florence, one of the most famous Italian cities around the world, is visited by thousands of tourists each month and is a great destination for a weekend of art and relax all year round. Finding a place to stay in Florence is not difficult, however, depends on in what area and, above all, at what price. Sometimes you find yourself at several kilometers from the center, having to move by car or by public transportion, or you choose a central but very expensive hotel.
To help you find a central, budget hotel in Florence, we’ve identified five hotel solutions within 1 to 2 km from the center and with excellent value for money.
We hope your stay in Florence will be as beautiful and pleasant as a work of art!
Closed to Museo del Novecento (Museum of the Twentieth Century) and Santa Maria Novella
Just a 3-minute walk from Piazza Santa Maria Novella you will find the Unicorno Hotel, a 3-star hotel offering its guests all the essential services for a comfortable and pleasant stay.
Thanks to the proximity to the train station, you can easily reach the hotel even if you arrive by train and, equally, it will be a great base if you want to move from Florence to other nearby cities. The Unicorn Hotel is located on a historic street in the city center, full of craftsmen’s shops, and with a pleasant walk you will reach all the major monuments within minutes.
Closed to Piazza di Santa Maria Novella and the Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore
The Paris Hotel is located in the historic center of Florence, via dei banchi precisly, dating back to 1324. The hotel is housed in two prestigious Renaissance palaces, linked together with a passage.
In each of these two buildings you will find preserved important pieces of history, especially the frescoes on the ceiling of the room which welcomes guests for breakfast. The hotel’s 67 guest rooms are of various sizes, finely furnished and can accommodate up to 4 guests. The Paris hotel is just 300 meters from Florence Cathedral and is a great base from which to explore the city.
Closed to Santa Maria Novella and Monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi
Set in a historic building dating back to the 800’s, Hotel Palazzo Ognissanti perfectly combines the architecture of the past with modern design and thanks to its proximity to Santa Maria Novella station is a great spot from which to explore the city, both on foot and by public transportion.
All the city’s major attractions are no longer than a 15-minute walk away, so it is a really comfortable hotel with all the amenities and comfort of a 4 star hotel.
Closed to Santa Croce
This hotel has been for years the “home” of famous Italian movie actors who were reciting in Florence and still encapsulates that romantic and dreamy atmosphere of a time.
Il Poeta Dante Hotel is just a few meters from the Basilica di Santa Croce, the most central point of the city, from where you can reach the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio in just 10 minutes on foot. The day at this hotel begins with a rich breakfast, which will satisfy every palate and will give you the right charge to wander the wonders of Florence.
Closed to Piazza Duomo and Piazza Santa Croce
The B&B Residenza Borgo Albizi is located in the heart of Florence’s historic center, just 300 meters from Piazza Duomo and Piazza Santa Croce. The rooms are inside the Torre degli Albizi, very impressive as it has preserved its ancient charm, and are all furnished with style and good taste making it a very welcoming and confidential environment.
Residenza Borgo Albizi is really central and this will allow you to enjoy Florence comfortably on foot even in the evenings, as the road that hosts the b&b is full of typical restaurants, bars and trattorias.