The 8 Best Florence Hotels on the Arno River

Paul Feinstein | June 29, 2018

One of the best things about Florence is how the Arno River divides the city in half. Two distinct vibes can be felt from each side and strolling along the river at sunset is one of the city’s greatest pastimes. Property along the Arno is priceless and so are the hotels that line the river, giving guests a front row seat to unbeatable Tuscan sunsets.

#8

Hotel Hermitage

Why it made the list

While it’s not exactly a luxury property, what the Hermitage has is a prime spot right next to the Ponte Vecchio and a flower-laden rooftop terrace, which is idyllic for late-day wine drinks.

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#7

Hotel degli Orafi

Why it made the list

This hotel is famous. Lovers of the 1985 movie A Room with a View will melt when they see the actual room with its quaint balcony hovering over the Arno River. Make sure to reserve far in advance as this romantic spot books up fast.

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#6

Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni

Why it made the list

Tornabuoni is known for its high-end shopping as every major designer has a shop along this stretch of road. At the end of the street is the hotel, just north of the river, which is a converted 13th Century mansion with a tower boasting 360-degree views of the city.

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#5

Hotel Continentale Firenze

Why it made the list

The last of the Ferragamo-owned hotels in Florence, this particular spot has a prime location looking right over the Ponte Vecchio giving guests the perfect people-watching perch. On the roof of the hotel is La Terrazza with a giant cocktail menu and endless Florence views.

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#4

Gallery Hotel Art

Why it made the list

The third of four Ferragamo branded hotels, this boutique is known for its rotating collection of art, a stellar fusion restaurant, and of course, a front row seat to the river just south of the property. Tornabuoni is known for its high-end shopping as every major designer has a shop along this stretch of road. At the end of the street is the hotel, just north of the river, which is a converted 13th Century mansion with a tower boasting 360-degree views of the city.

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#3

Portrait Firenze

Why it made the list

Also owned by the Ferragamo group, this small lux boutique on the north side of the Arno, is an all-suite spot that has a Bib Gourmand Michelin restaurant and free bicycle rentals that are perfect for cruising next to the water.

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#2

Hotel Lungarno

Why it made the list

Perched on the southside, Hotel Lungarno is a Ferragamo-owned luxury spot that has the most epic views of the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge. Reserve a seat at the Michelin-starred restaurant Borgo San Jacopo for the most romantic river-side dining in town.

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#1

The St. Regis Florence

Why it made the list

With a prime spot on the north side of the water, The St. Regis is a five-star luxury hotel with golden views of the river below. Most rooms have balconies, and it’s pretty much not even worth bothering if you don’t secure one of these water-side rooms.

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  • 8. Hotel Hermitage
    Vicolo Marzio 1,Florence,Tuscany,Italy,50122
  • 7. Hotel degli Orafi
    Lungarno Archibusieri 4,Florence,Tuscany,Italy,50121
  • 6. Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni
    Via Tornabuoni 1,Florence,Tuscany,Italy,50122
  • 5. Hotel Continentale Firenze
    Vicolo dell’Oro, 6r,Florence,Tuscany,Italy,50123
  • 4. Gallery Hotel Art
    Vicolo dell’Oro, 5,Florence,Tuscany,Italy,50123
  • 3. Portrait Firenze
    Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 4,Florence,Tuscany,Italy,50123
  • 2. Hotel Lungarno
    Borgo San Jacopo 14,Florence,Tuscany,Italy,50125

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