The 9 Most Fantastic Florence Hotels Near the Duomo

Paul Feinstein | June 29, 2018

The most magnificent attraction in Florence is the famed Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral (The Duomo) and its miraculous Cupola del Brunelleschi (Brunelleschi’s Dome). Just being in the church’s presence inspires a sense of awe and wonderment for “how did they build this thing back then?!” The great news is that there are a number of hotels that are right nearby, so you can stare and gape at its beauty all day long.


J.K. Place Firenze

Why it made the list

It’s only six-minutes away from The Duomo and boasts its own great views as it sits right on Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. The high-end boutique publishes its own travel guide, so make sure you take in the sites and sounds on that six-minute walk to the church.

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Golden Tower Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

About six minutes-walk from The Duomo, Golden Tower is known for its elegant spa that offers everything from facials and body wraps to manicures and massages. Tucked away on a quiet street, it’s close to some incredible shopping areas.

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Hotel Helvetia and Bristol

Why it made the list

A luxury hotel, Helvetia & Bristol has a more than 100-year history of catering to high-society travelers, diplomats, and dignitaries. Within five-minutes of the Duomo, the hotel also has bike rentals in case that walk is too strenuous (read: sarcasm).

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Palazzo Vecchietti

Why it made the list

Also next to Piazza della Repubblica, this small boutique has large family-friendly rooms and inspires long term stays with full kitchens and multiple bathrooms. The Duomo is just around the corner and worth going to at sunrise when the plaza is completely empty.

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Hotel Savoy

Why it made the list

Right in the heart of Piazza della Repubblica, this fancy spot is a high-end hotelier’s dream with spacious digs, a world-class restaurant, and high design by Emilio Pucci. It’s also incredibly close to the famous church as you can walk there in about 3-minutes.

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Hotel Brunelleschi

Why it made the list

This hotel’s claim to fame is that it’s built out of one of the oldest original structures in the city. The hotel’s tower dates back to the 6th Century and has a basement museum where they found ancient Roman ruins. Even better, the hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Duomo.

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Il Guelfo Bianco

Why it made the list

A labyrinthine property dating back 500 years, the hotel is spitting distance to the church and offers a host of goodies. On the ground floor is a highly rated bistro and throughout the hotel are original ceilings, frescoes, and ancient brick to take you back to the Renaissance.

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Hotel Casci

Why it made the list

Probably the most inexpensive hotel within minutes of The Duomo, this no-frills spot offers free breakfast under original frescoes and same day laundry service.

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Palazzo Niccolini al Duomo

Why it made the list

If you want to really be near the hotel, you can’t get much closer than this. The property is only steps away with unparalleled window views from suites. Inside, you’ll also find a charming staff, free breakfast, and portable batteries to keep your camera-phones fully charged.

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