Where to stay in Florence outside the historic centre

Value for money hotels linked to the historic centre of Florence


Ponte Vecchio Florence

Bridge of Gold: Ponte Vecchio Florence

All the sights that visitors want to see in Florence are in a very tight maze of street called the historic centre of Paris. There are a wide range of hotels in Florence historic centre including budget hotels, but you do pay a price premium which can be substantial at peak times.


We have a separate dedicated pages looking at budget hotels in the historic centre of Florence and 3 and 4 star hotel in Florence historic centre.


In the historic centre, room rates are more expensive at the weekend than mid-week. Outside the city centre the reverse is generally the rule.


If you are visiting Florence by car a hotel outside the city centre is much less problematic, most hotels have private parking facilities although many will make a charge.


So if you are looking for value for money and think the savings realised are well worth the 15-20 minutes inconvenience it is going to take a local bus into the centre, then look to the suburbs of Florence for your hotel accommodation.


Most of the best buy hotels outside the historic centre are to the west of the city, past Santa Maria Novella Station on the edge of the city centre, (the main central public transport hub) and out towards Florence Airport.


As you would expect, room rates in Florence are highly seasonal with peak rates on the shoulder months of April to June and September to November. Unlike in the historic centre you will find hotels with familiar global brand names.


Most hotels in Florence city centre include breakfast in the room rate, the reverse is true outside the city centre, so do factor in this cost in your value for money evaluation. Free Wi-Fi is also the standard, but again there are exceptions and in some properties it is only available in public areas not in rooms.


Like many major cities in Italy, Florence now imposes a small daily tax on tourists. The tax is levied by hotels and is usually not included in any prepaid arrangements or package deals.

The amount you pay will differ according to the grade of accommodation and should be stated at the time you reserve. Again, even if you have prepaid for your accommodation you will still have to pay this tax when at the hotel during your stay.


Franchi Hotel Florence
Franchi Hotel Florence Room Rates

Franchi Hotel - 3 star hotel
Double rooms from €83 (sampled price for late April 2019)

Located five minutes' drive from Florence Peretola Airport with garden terrace. En-suite, air-conditioned rooms come with a balcony and include a flat-screen TV and wooden furnishings. The private bathroom has free toiletries plus a hairdryer. Parking plus Wi-Fi are both free. Breakfast can be included and taken in your room. 24-hr front desk, bar. Airport shuttle (paid).

Rooms: Single, Double & Triple Rooms
Location: Novoli - 3km from city centre, 1km airport

Hotel Astro Mediceo Florence
Hotel Astro Mediceo  Florence Room Rates

Hotel Astro Mediceo - 3 star hotel
Double rooms from €94 (sampled price for late April 2019)

With garden, bar and restaurant, this hotel is well connected with a bus linking you to Santa Maria Novella Station just a five minute walk from the hotel. Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio are 1.9km away. Hotel Astro Mediceo offers classic-style rooms with a minibar. Buffet breakfast included in room rate. Free Wi-Fi, nearby supermarket and cafe. Bike hire and coffee house.

Rooms: Single, Double & Triple Rooms
Location: Campo Di Marte Railway Station 1km, 2.5km from city centre

Hilton Garden Inn Novoli Hotel Florence
Hilton Garden Inn Novoli Florence Room Rates

Hilton Garden Inn Novoli - 4 star hotel
Double rooms from €96 (sampled price for late April 2019)

Set in a residential and commercial area, with garden and fitness centre, next to San Donato Park, five minutes' drive from Florence Airport and a 15-min bus ride from the city centre. Rooms with satellite TV, refrigerator, microwave and complimentary coffee station. Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel. Breakfast can be included. Paid parking, bar and restaurant. 24-hr front desk.

Rooms: Double/Twin Rooms and Suites
Location: Novoli - 3km from city centre, 1km airport

Cosmopolitan Hotel Florence
Cosmopolitan Hotel Florence Room Rates

Cosmopolitan Hotel - 4 star hotel
Double rooms from €100 (sampled price for late April 2019)

1km from Florence Peretola Airport and a 10-minute bus ride away from the historic centre. Rooms have a contemporary design with a minibar and TV with satellite channels. Relaxing lounge bar with wide-screen TV, and a bright breakfast room with a daily buffet of fresh choices (can be included). Free parking on street. 24-hr front desk, ticket desk.

Rooms: Double/Twin Rooms
Location: Novoli - 3km from city centre, 1km airport

Diva Hotel Florence
Diva Hotel Florence Room Rates

Diva Hotel - 3 star hotel
Double rooms from €102 (sampled price for late April 2019)

Public bus number 22 to Florence historic centre stops outside the building. Rooms and apartments at Hotel Diva come with air conditioning, a private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi access. Breakfast included in room rate, and can be taken in your room. Cooking class, bike tours, walking tours. Paid parking and 24-hr front desk. Tickets service.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin & Triple Rooms
Location: Novoli - 3km from city centre, 1km airport

B&B Hotel Firenze Nuovo Palazzo Di GiustiziaFlorence
B&B Hotel Firenze Nuovo Palazzo Di Giustizia Florence Room Rates

B&B Hotel Firenze Nuovo Palazzo Di Giustizia - 3 star hotel
Double rooms from €103 (sampled price for late April 2019)

Set 3km from central Florence, buses to the historic centre stop in front of the hotel. All rooms come with independent air conditioning, satellite TV, and a private bathroom with hairdryer. A buffet is available for breakfast (extra). Free Wi-Fi and free parking nearby. Bike rental, 24-hr front desk, vending machine (drinks and snacks).

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin & Triple Rooms
Location: Novoli - 3km from city centre, 1km airport

AC Hotel Firenze by Marriott Florence
AC Hotel Firenze by Marriott Florence Room Rates

AC Hotel Firenze by Marriott - 4 star hotel
Double rooms from €103 (sampled price for late April 2019)

Set next to the old Leopolda Station and if you want to a 15-20 min walk to the historic centre. All the guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a safe with entertainment amenities including Wi-Fi and a TV with over twenty channels. A hot and cold buffet breakfast is available at the restaurant, which also serves at lunch and dinner.

Rooms: Double/Twin Rooms
Location: 700m from Santa Maria Novella Station on edge of historic centre

Starhotels Tuscany Hotel Florence
Starhotels Tuscany Hotel Florence Room Rates

Starhotels Tuscany Hotel - 4 star hotel
Double rooms from €116 (sampled price for late April 2019)

With fitness centre and room service, this hotel is also close to public buses connecting to the historic centre of Florence 300m away every fifteen minutes. All rooms have satellite TV and a marble bathroom with bath, shower and toiletries. Breakfast is included in the rate. Free public parking and free Wi-Fi. Bar and restaurant, 24-hr front desk, and ticket desk.

Rooms: Double/Twin & Family Rooms For 4
Location: Novoli - 3 km from city centre, 1km airport

Hotel Nilhotel Florence
Hotel Nilhotel Florence Room Rates

Nilhotel - 4 star hotel
Double rooms from €145 (sampled price for late April 2019)

With sun terrace, and fitness centre, offering free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout, a 10-minute drive from Florence Airport and city centre. Spacious rooms are elegantly furnished. Minibar and an satellite LCD TV. Restaurant serving Italian and international cuisines. Tuscan dishes and wines are also available. American breakfast included (can be taken in room).

Rooms: Single, Double & Triple Rooms
Location: 2.5 km north west of city centre, 2km airport


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