The Best Florence Hotels Conveniently Located Near the Train Station

Paul Feinstein | June 29, 2018

Lugging your wheels over cobblestone streets is neither fun nor easy. You’ll be doing it no matter where you stay in Florence, but if you’re close to the train station, at least you have less a chance of breaking your bag’s plastic wheels. Here are some great hotels in close proximity to the Stazione di Santa Maria Novella.


Velona's Jungle Luxury Suites

Why it made the list

Though it’s not technically by the station, it is next to a tram line which can drop you at the station in a matter of minutes. This cute and quaint B&B only has four rooms (all suites) and offers the best vegan breakfast in Florence.

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Il Guelfo Bianco

Why it made the list

A maze-like property dating back to the 15th Century, this train-station adjacent property has an incredible ground floor bistro and warm staff all hours of the day. Rooms come in all shapes and sizes and you’ll find ancient gems throughout like original ceilings and frescoed walls.

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Hotel Magenta

Why it made the list

Non-descript, this hotel on a quiet street just north of the river is only a few minutes from the train and is incredibly family friendly. If you need a babysitter – the hotel has a PlayStation in the lobby that should keep your kids occupied for hours.

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Casa Howard

Why it made the list

Quirky and refreshing, this guest house has themed rooms, a stellar breakfast, and an incredibly friendly staff. It’s very close to the train station and walkable to most attractions. Don’t sleep on the ground floor restaurant either, its chef is outstanding.

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Montebello Splendid

Why it made the list

On the western side of the city center, Montebello Splendid is a high-end hotel that’s great for families. Walking to and from the train station is a breeze in this location and there are some incredible ethnic restaurants in the immediate vicinity (you know, if you’re sick of Italian food).

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Sina Villa Medici

Why it made the list

An oasis in the city, this luxury property has a pool, multiple dining outlets, and a great bar. Close by the train station, it’s very walkable, or you can grab one of their bikes as they have a partnership with Pirelli.

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J.K. Place Firenze

Why it made the list

Set in the Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, this high-end boutique hotel is a short walk from the train and a shorter walk to incredible attractions. Hang out here as the restaurant is first-rate and the Clef d’Or concierges uber-knowledgeable.

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Hotel L'Orologio

Why it made the list

A completely watch-themed hotel, L’Orologio is a short walk to the train and is a very dog and family friendly property. If you want to relax, they also have a Finnish sauna to soothe aching feet from cobblestone streets.

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Palazzo Castri 1874

Why it made the list

A new and modern boutique hotel, the Palazzo is right by the train as well as markets, restaurants, bars, and outdoor shopping areas. Inside the hotel, you’ll find a 1,000 square meter garden with an indoor/outdoor pool and lots of lounge seating.

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Hotel Nuova Italia

Why it made the list

A no-frills spot, Nuova Italia is only a few minutes from the train and gives its guests a hearty free breakfast and excellent coffee. The location is great as it’s also nearby the San Lorenzo street market and Mercato Centrale – a food hall with dozens of options.

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