11 Best Places to Stay Near the Duomo in Florence, Italy

The best hotels, bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) and guesthouses within 150 m (3 minutes’ walk) of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo) in Florence.


  • Best places to stay near Duomo
    • Top 3 picks
    • Table summary of all 11 hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses
  • FAQs 
    • Which hotels in Florence have family rooms?
    • Which hotels in Florence have single rooms?
    • Which hotels in Florence have a pool?
    • Which Florence hotels are near the Ponte Vecchio?
    • Which Florence hotels are near the Uffizi Gallery?
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The Duomo di Firenze — more formally, the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore — is perhaps the most visited landmark in the city of Florence in Italy. It’s an architectural masterpiece with an interesting (and somewhat amusing) history and the area around the Duomo is just marvelous at evoking the magnificence and drama of Renaissance Italy. It’s a fantastic place to choose as your base in exploring Florence and the rest of Tuscany, and the best part about staying nearby is that you can get up and about early enough to make the most of the gorgeous early morning light and avoid the otherwise inevitable crowds.

There are a good number of hotels and other types of accommodations with great reviews and ratings near the Duomo. Below, we list down the top 11 places to stay that are within 150 meters (around 3 minutes’ walk) of the famous cathedral. We handpicked the best 3 to describe in more detail below and then all 11 are summarized in the table that follows. To make sure these are truly the best places to stay in the vicinity of the Duomo, all the hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs shortlisted in the table have a rating of at least 8/10 at (where only verified guests can rate and review hotels) and at least 4/5 in TripAdvisor and Google Reviews. The top 3 are all rated over 9/10 at, 5/5 at TripAdvisor, and 4.7/5 or higher at Google Reviews.

1. Palazzo Niccolini al Duomo

If you’re looking for accommodations that you’re 100% sure you’re going to love, look no further than the Palazzo Niccolini al Duomo. It’s located in a building right on the Piazza del Duomo, where the cathedral is located. A palazzo in the truest sense of the word, the Palazzo Niccolini features high ceilings, large windows, antique furniture, and gorgeous frescoes that will certainly make you feel like medieval royalty. They have double rooms as well as a variety of suites, including suites with an in-room Jacuzzi. Rates start at €161 a night. Children are welcome and pets are allowed with no extra charges.

2. B&B A Florence View

This excellent bed and breakfast is right in front of the Battistero di San Giovanni (the Florence Baptistery) and only 30 meters to the adjoining Piazza del Duomo. The B&B has a single room that’s perfect for solo travellers, a selection of double/twin rooms, and a triple room. Some of the double/twin rooms have window views of the Duomo. Previous guests love not only the unbeatable location but also the wonderful hosts, the cleanliness of the rooms, and the B&B’s superior value for money. Pets are not allowed but children are welcome. Rates start at €84 per night.

3. Domus Plaza

This highly rated guesthouse is on the southeastern side of the Piazza del Duomo, less than a minute’s walk away. They offer double rooms, suites that can sleep 3, and various apartments, some of which have a terrace. All the apartments also come with a small kitchen for preparing your own food. There is no elevator so if you have mobility problems, this might not be the place for you, but otherwise the staff help with the luggage, and the guesthouse’s pros far outweigh the cons, as its stellar ratings can attest. Children are welcome. Rates start at €119 a night.

  • 50 meters from the Piazza del Duomo
  • 9.3 / 10 at, 5 / 5 at TripAdvisor, 4.8 / 5 at Google Reviews
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Best hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses within 3 minutes’ walking distance of the Duomo in Florence

Hotel Name B. Rating G. Rating Starts at
Palazzo Niccolini al Duomo
B&B A Florence View
Domus Plaza
Hotel Brunelleschi
b&b Florence Cathedral
Il Terrazzino sulla Cattedrale
Relais Tosinghi
Adelaide House
Hotel Costantini
B&B Soggiorno Battistero
Hotel Duomo Firenze

B – / G – Google Reviews

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Which hotels in Florence have family rooms?

Highly rated Florence hotels that have rooms able to accommodate 4 or more persons include the Hotel Lungarno (5-star), Arte’ Boutique Hotel (4-star), and Hotel Davanzati (3-star).

A little farther uphill is the Villa Cora, in the neighborhood of the Piazzale Michelangelo, which has quadruple rooms and an outdoor swimming pool.

Santa Croce 14 B&B, Piazza Pitti Palace, and B&B La Signoria Di Firenze are all centrally located bed and breakfasts with outstanding ratings and reviews from previous guests.

Finally, for those looking for excellent value for money, Soggiorno Pitti and Guesthouse Bel Duomo are highly rated, located right by some of Florence’s most popular attractions, and have quadruple rooms that start at less than 80 euros a night.

Which hotels in Florence have single rooms?

This is the shortlist of the most centrally located and highly rated Florence hotels, guesthouses, and B&Bs that offer single rooms:

  1. Hotel Milù
  2. Residenza Della Signoria
  3. B&B La Signoria Di Firenze
  4. B&B A Florence View
  5. Hotel Davanzati
  6. Helvetia & Bristol Firenze
  7. Relais Cavalcanti Guest House
  8. B&B Tourist House Battistero
  9. Relais Del Duomo
  10. Hotel Pendini
  11. Il Salotto Di Firenze
  12. Room Mate Isabella

Which hotels in Florence have a pool?

Florence hotels that have swimming pools include (starting from the most centrally located):

  • Helvetia & Bristol Firenze (indoor pool)
  • Palazzo Portinari Salviati Residenza D’Epoca (indoor pool)
  • Grand Hotel Minerva (rooftop pool)
  • Hotel Ginori Al Duomo (outdoor pool)
  • Rivoli Boutique Hotel (courtyard pool)
  • Hotel Glance In Florence (rooftop pool)
  • Palazzo Castri 1874 (outdoor and indoor pools)
  • Plaza Hotel Lucchesi (rooftop pool)
  • Hotel Kraft (rooftop pool)
  • Villa Royal (outdoor pool)
  • Four Seasons Hotel Firenze (outdoor pool)

Which Florence hotels are near the Ponte Vecchio?

Hotels with excellent ratings that are under 3 minutes’ walk to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy include:

  1. Portrait Firenze (5-star)
  2. Hotel Lungarno (5-star)
  3. Hotel Continentale (4-star)
  4. Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio (4-star)
  5. Gallery Hotel Art (4-star)
  6. Hotel degli Orafi (4-star)
  7. Ponte Vecchio Suites & Spa (4-star)

Highly rated guesthouses and B&Bs within 3 minutes’ walk of the Ponte Vecchio include:

  1. Le Stanze degli Amidei
  2. BSJ15-Borgo San Jacopo Room
  3. Residenza Ponte Vecchio Firenze
  4. Residenza Alessandra

Which Florence hotels are near the Uffizi Gallery?

Highly rated accommodations that are within 3 minutes’ walk of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy include:

  1. Hotel degli Orafi (4-star hotel)
  2. La Tana Dei Leoni Affittacamere (guesthouse)
  3. Atelier delle Grazie (guesthouse)
  4. Relais Uffizi (4-star hotel)
  5. Residenza Ponte Vecchio Firenze (guesthouse)
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Note: Accommodations are shortlisted based on their review scores on and TripAdvisor, as well as their distance from the train station as determined through Google Maps. We are not connected in any way with any of the properties listed, and the best accommodations are selected based on a combination of reviews, rankings, nearness to the train station, and best value for money. Affiliate links are used in this article; when you book, we may earn a small commission from the booking platform, but the price stays the same for you.