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The Best Places to Stay in Florence for Couples

Updated: Dec 21, 2023


Where to stay in Florence, Italy - Alpacka My Bags Travel Blog

Florence is one of Italy’s most charming cities. From bustling streets in the shopping district to the incredible architecture of the Duomo, Florence, Italy has something for everyone. And that’s why you need to add it to your Italy itinerary!


If you need help planning your stay, we also have this detailed 2-Day Florence Itinerary that covers the best this Italian city has to offer so you can truly make the most of your trip here.


Choosing the best place to stay in Florence will make or break your time here, but I’ve done the dirty work so you can plan your trip to Italy with ease. Check out the best hotels and Airbnbs in Florence, Italy for couples, choose the one that fits your needs, and book away!


Before You Visit Florence


Make the most of your time in Florence. Prepare for your trip with these travel guides. There's a lot to see and do in Florence (and in Italy in general); here's how you can enjoy your trip to the max.



Best Location to Stay in Florence


Florence is very walkable. If you stay near the city center, you'll be close to many sights and activities. The best locations to stay in Florence are Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella. These two neighborhoods have many hotel and Airbnb options and are walkable.


  • Santa Croce: quieter, but still many restaurants, cafes, activities, etc

  • Santa Maria Novella: city center, busier, close to many things


Best Places to Stay in Florence - Hotels


Finding a place to stay for your vacation can be a hassle. We've gone ahead and found the best hotels in Florence so you only have to choose between three: budget, mid, and luxury. All of the following places to stay in Florence are wonderful and have their own perks, so pick the one that best meets your needs and get booking! You do not want to miss out on this vibrant Italian city.


Budget | "Hotel Dali"


The perfect, affordable hotel for couples is Hotel Dali. It is very close to the Duomo and many other popular sites. Along with being affordable, Hotel Dali is spacious and comfortable, and charmingly decorated.


It also offers wifi, free parking (which is incredibly rare for Florence), and a very welcoming atmosphere. The owners truly want you to have an excellent stay. Some rooms even offer a fridge and stovetop which is great if you want to save more money and cook some meals at home!


  • Affordable and comfortable

  • Free parking, wifi, & amenities

  • Welcoming atmosphere



Mid Range | "I Sleep B&B"


This hotel offers a great location, kind and helpful staff, and breakfast included! I Sleep B&B is about a 3-minute walk from Piazza del Duomo and very close to many other top attractions in Florence. The cleanliness is also a huge bonus here, and the furniture and appliances are all quite new and chic.


  • Super friendly staff

  • Superb location

  • Clean and updated




If you are looking for a luxury stay while in Florence, Hotel Bernini Palace is a great place for you. With lovely staff, beautiful decor, spacious rooms, and a rooftop terrace, this hotel lives up to its luxury expectations. Breakfast is also included here, and the food is amazing.


Some rooms enjoy a nice view of the pretty private courtyard, and some rooms even have views of the city and the bell tower. There are also minibars in the rooms, along with bathrobes, wifi, and TVs. Not to mention its steps away from Piazza del Duomo.


  • Excellent amenities

  • Rooftop terrace dining

  • Breakfast included



Florence Duomo at night, Where to stay in Florence Italy

Best Places to Stay in Florence - Airbnbs


Below are the best Airbnbs Florence has to offer. There are so, so many to choose from, and sorting through them all is tedious and time-consuming, so we've done the dirty work for you. Take a look at the Airbnbs and find where to stay in Florenc depending on your travel style.



If you're looking to visit Florence, Italy without spending a ton, which is very possible, then this is the place for you! "Your Home" is a quaint, one bedroom condo located close to many of Florence's popular attractions. It even has a view of the top of the Duomo! This is a great place for couples to stay while in Florence if you want to save money on accommodation but still be in a great location to explore the best of this Tuscan city.


  • Great view and location

  • Cheaper accommodation

  • Wifi, kitchen, and washer




This one bedroom apartment has a queen bed along with two pullout couches. It has a little balcony overlooking a very charming street as well, making a great place to enjoy a glass of wine after a day of exploring Florence. Magazzini dei Medici also has wifi and is located very close to most popular sights. The host, Eleanora, runs a family restaurant nearby, and her local recommendations are super helpful too!


  • Private balcony

  • Local recommendations

  • Family restaurant




Looking for a place with incredible views, beautiful decor, and a working space? The View of Sangiorgio is perfect for you! This two-bedroom apartment is very spacious for Florence.


It has a large terrace complete with outdoor living furniture and incredible views of the city, including the Duomo, as well as the mountains in the distance. It's close to many restaurants and attractions which makes for accessible exploring by foot. Complete with beautiful decor, wifi, and separate workspace, this apartment is a great place to stay in Florence.


  • Terrace with furniture and views

  • Workspace and fast wifi

  • Spacious with separate rooms



top of the Duomo in Florence and view of Florence Italy

What to Do in Florence


There are many things to do in Florence, Italy. From admiring historical monuments and marvelous gardens to enjoying local cuisine and sipping on a cappuccino with a view. While the options are endless, there are several things you can't miss here.


  • Duomo and Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

  • Boboli Gardens

  • Galleria dell'Accademia

  • Pitti Palace


Take a look at my 2 day Florence itinerary to plan your visit!


Where to Stay in Florence


You now know the best places to stay in Florence depending on your budget. The Tuscan city of Florence has so much to offer, and each “neighborhood” has its own unique vibe. There’s so much to explore here, so having a great place to relax and recharge will make your trip all the better.


Check out my Florence Itinerary if you’re looking for travel inspiration! This charming Italian city needs to be on your Italy vacation itinerary, it is such a wonderful place.


There are pros to all the hotels and Airbnbs above, so choose the one that best fits your needs and get booking your stay! Where will you be staying in Florence, Italy? Let us know in the comments below!


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Hi, I'm Georgina, adventure enthusiast and creator of Alpacka My Bags. I'm here for all of your travel and adventure planning needs! 

 

I've been exploring this beautiful planet since I was a child, so I decided it was time to share my travel tips with others to enjoy. After college, I knew the "traditional career path" was not for me.

 

I needed to travel and explore what this world has to offer. It sounds cliché but you do only live once. So I made going on adventures a priority, and soon realized that I wanted to share them with others so you can enjoy them too! 

My passion is spreading the travel bug and showing others that travel is attainable and so worth it. From itineraries to camping tips to packing lists, Alpacka My Bags has you covered!

Join me, and often my partner and my dog, as we find exciting adventures and travel recommendations for you! If you've been bit by the travel bug just as I have, I hope you find my tips useful for all of your future travels.

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