Are you looking for boutique hotels in Florence? You’ve come to the right place! We love Florence, not only is it one of the most romantic cities in the world, but it’s also one of the most beautiful with so many things to do.
Full of renaissance art and architecture (there are so many beautiful frescoes!), Florence is a place that will surely captivate you with its beauty, you will definitely leave part of your heart amongst the streets of Florence!
If you’re struggling to figure out what part of Florence you should stay in, don’t fret! We have written a blog post all about this here.
What are Boutique Hotels?
Boutique hotels are non chain hotels. They are a great way to support the local economy as they are often owned by locals, or even families. They can often be the difference between a good vacation and a GREAT vacation as they pride themselves on customer service, providing a much more intimate experience.
Why Stay in a Boutique Hotel in Florence?
Many of the boutique hotels in Florence are situated inside gorgeous old buildings with original frescoes on the ceiling.
Each boutique hotel is different and has its own character which you may not find in chain hotels. Many boutique hotels also come with their own story behind them.
As boutique hotels in Florence are often owned by locals, they will often give you great suggestions of places to visit and eat that are off the beaten path and you may not have found yourself. They’re a great way to find some hidden gems!
15 Best Boutique Hotels in Florence Italy
Despite its name, this boutique hotel in Florence is in a great location in the city – it’s right next to Florence Cathedral and only half a mile away from Ponte Vecchio.
Hotel Paris is set in a 17th Century Florentine palace and features frescoed ceilings and stained glass windows. This boutique is definitely one to stay in if you’re wanting to feel like 17th Century Royalty!
All of the bedrooms feature antique furniture and marble bathrooms. Some of the bedrooms even have views of Florence Cathedral or the Medici Chapels.
Hotel della Signoria
Hotel della Signoria is one of the boutique hotels in Florence that is right in the heart of the city – it’s just a few steps away from Piazza della Signoria square.
This is the perfect boutique hotel in Florence if you’re looking for something a bit more modern rather than historical, as all of the rooms are classically furnished.You can even enjoy breakfast from a panoramic view terrace on the 7th floor.
In the surrounding area, there are many restaurants where you can enjoy traditional tuscan cuisines and pizzas.
Hotel Laurus Al Duomo
Laurus Al Duomo is a boutique hotel in Florence that is situated right next to Santa Maria Maggiore, one of Florence’s oldest churches. It’s also just 200 yards from Florence Cathedral so you really are in the centre of history here!
The rooms are decorated with classical elegance and the hotel has a gorgeous roof terrance. Its open from April to October and is open in the evenings so you can enjoy a glass of wine and take in the panoramic views. It sounds like true bliss!
This boutique hotel in Florence is conveniently located less than a 10 minute walk from Santa Maria Novella train station and is surrounded by popular shops and restaurants for you to enjoy.
We think that Hotel Calimala is one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Florence!
This hotel is super close to the airport, only five miles away and is situated close to Strozzi Palace and Palazzo Vecchio.
At Hotel Calimala, there is a restaurant, fitness centre, and a swimming pool for you to enjoy. The beautiful bedrooms features stone walls and marble bathrooms. We adore the brightly coloured furniture and jazzy tiling!
Palazzo Alfieri Residenza D’Epoca – Alfieri Collezione
Set in one of many of Florence’s historical buildings, this boutique hotel in Florence is right in the city centre. It’s only a 5-minute walk away from the Uffiizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio bridge.
The beautifully modern bedrooms all have air conditioning and some even come with views of the Arno River.
Guests at this hotel have said that the breakfast at Palazzo Alfieri is fantastic!
A 19th century building surrounded by a park only a mile away from the centre of Florence!? Sign us up!
The stunning Villa Cora is the perfect boutique hotel in Florence if you’re wanting to have a bit of an escape from the business of the city. It’s far enough away to be away from the hustle and bustle, but you’re definitely not out of the way.
You can walk to the Uffizi Gallery in 20 minutes and there is also a bus stop close by that will get you to the centre of Florence in 10 minutes.
This boutique hotel in Florence has an outdoor swimming pool, a spa with a sauna and turkish bath, and numerous massage and beauty treatments are available. Villa Cora is perfect if you’re looking for a relaxing getaway.
Porcellino Gallery Art Boutique BB
Based in Florence’s historical centre, this boutique hotel in Florence doubles as a bed and breakfast and an art gallery!
The building is from the 16th century and each room has been decorated by different Florentine designers. We love the eclectic feeling that these bedrooms have!
This boutique hotel in Florence is just a few steps away from the Signoria Square and the Ponte Vecchio bridge.
Hotel Home Florence
The lovely minimalist rooms of the Hotel Home Florence give this boutique hotel in Florence a bright and airy feeling.
Located just 550 yards away from Basilica di Santa Croce Church and some rooms even offer balconies for you to enjoy a drink whilst you watch the sun set over Florence.
Wow, the rooms of this boutique hotel in Florence really took our breath away!
The high ceilings and frescoes from the 16th Century is sure to make you feel like royalty! We’re sure it will be super hard to leave this place.
Palazzo Guicciardini is conveniently located just a five minute walk away from Ponte Vecchio and just over 1,000 yards away from Florence Cathedral
B&B La Terrazza Sul Duomo
B&B La Terrazza Sul Duomo is another boutique hotel in Florence that is close to the Santa Maria Cathedral.
The hotel comes with a terrace which has amazing views of the city.
La Terrazza Sul Duomo have spacious rooms and really do have a ’boutique’ feeling with their high headboards on the beds and gold tones.
We love the Art Deco feel that this boutique hotel in Florence has!
Located just a 4 minute walk away form Accademia Gallery, Corte Guelfa has a bar and a private garden. The staff at this hotel always get very highly complimented.
The rooms have a patio, with some even including a seating area. You can enjoy either a buffet breakfast or a traditional Italian breakfast at this boutique hotel in Florence.
Hotel Art Atelier
This boutique hotel in Florence is great for those looking to see all of the sights as its located close to both the train station and the metro station.
Located just 100 yards away from the Medici Chapels, this hotel comes with an art gallery on site! Each of the rooms have stuccoed ceilings and beautiful marble bathrooms.
The neutral tones of Art Atelier really do make it feel like you’re in the Italian countryside, not right in the middle of Florence!
This hotel is great for solo travelers too as there is an option for single beds and smaller rooms if your stay is short. If you’re stuck on what to do during your short stay, you can check out how Florence in a day post!
Hotel Pendini really does look like an Italian stately home!
This boutique hotel in Florence is a family run hotel that dates back to 1879 and features stunning antique furniture and frescoes.
If you’re visiting Florence for the historical sites, then this is the hotel for you as the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio are just a 2 minute walk away. Hotel Pedini is 350 yards away from Florence Cathedral.
If you’re looking for a boutique hotel in Florence in a quiet area, then Hotel Orcagna is for you!
Hotel Orcagna is located near the Arno River and is just a 15 minute walk away from Piazza S.Croce. If you feel like exploring Florence via bike, you can hire one at reception!
There is a small garden with a seating area and a hot tub. The staff are known for being extremely kind and helpful here.
And that’s our list of the best boutique hotels in Florence! We hope you found a hotel that you like and wish you a great vacation in Florence – we know that you will love the city just as much as we do!