Hotel Brunelleschi

Jewel of the city

from$270night
Includes all taxes & fees
Perks
worth over
$155
  • $50 Food & Beverage credit
  • Daily Breakfast For 2
  • Complimentary bottle of wine
  • Free Wi-Fi

Hotel Brunelleschi

Florence, Italy

What it is

A centuries-old bolthole in central Firenze.

What it isn't

Soulless and service-less. Don’t stay here if you’re looking to be just another nameless guest.

What we think

A hotel that had a star turn in The DaVinci Code is expectedly cinematic. This one, built in and around the Pagliazza Tower, which dates back to the sixth century, is where the fictional Professor Langdon stays when he’s in town. Rooms would make nonna proud (fabrics are velvet and shimmery) and include locally made toiletries by Dr. Vranjes, Italian linens, oak parquet floors and iPod docking stations. If you want a view of San Lorenzo, the Giotto Tower, or Santa Maria del Fiore (or all three) just ask. For special occasions—engagements, or perhaps just a week away from the kids—it’s worth splurging on the Tower Suite, housed in the round Byzantine-era brick walls that are purportedly the oldest in town, with prime views of Giotto’s bell.

You're here because

You like your history with a side of style—like what you’ll find in the Tower Bar, where apertifs and housemade gelato await promptly at 6:30 (try the Perrier-Jouët champagne).

The Moment

Starting the day with bottomless breakfast (just-baked pastries, a profusion of local meats) in the hotel’s stained-glass-windowed dining room has spoiled you for life—though your belt may say otherwise.

Location

Less than four miles from the Florence Airport Amerigo Vespucci, and walkable (even with all that Tumi luggage) from the S. Maria Novella train station. The Duomo is just a few blocks north.

Piazza Santa Elisabetta #3
Florence, 50122
Toscana, Italy

Dining

Ristorante Santa Elisabetta - unique luxury restaurant with seven tables accommodating up to 24

Osteria della Pagliazza - traditional Tuscan fare

Tower Bar - an aperitif in Florence