Hotel Brunelleschi Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany

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Pros

  • Historic hotel surrounded by 1,500 year-old byzantine walls with an on-site museum
  • Located on a quiet pedestrian plaza
  • Charming rooms with high-end fixtures, comfortable beds, and flat-screen TVs
  • Modern marble bathrooms with rain showerheads
  • Many rooms have views of the Duomo, Piazzetta del Giglio, or Calzolari Street
  • Convenient location near restaurants, shopping, and Florence's popular sights and museums
  • 24- hour room service

Cons

Bottom Line

The Hotel Brunelleschi is a historic boutique property that's on the higher end of the price scale -- for good reason. The 95 rooms are of average size by Florence standards, and have lovely, classic decor -- wood floors, crisp white linens, wall panel molding, and in suites, four-poster canopy beds (though some rooms have contemporary touches, such as dramatic headboards). The hotel juxtaposes modern design elements such as glass staircases with historic elements such as old stone walls, and houses a private museum displaying ancient Roman artifacts found near the hotel. It's a convenient location for first-time visitors to Florence, just a short walk away from high-end shopping and popular museums, and the train station.

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 Location

In a calm pedestrian plaza, surrounded by ancient Roman walls, and a very short walk to museums and shopping

Even for a comfortable luxury property like the Hotel Brunelleschi its solid location is still one of its strongest suits: It's situated near central Firenze facing a private cobbled street, offering a quiet locale close to many of the city's main draws. The Duomo and popular public squares (including the Piazza della Signora) are within walking distance.

Florence is extremely pedestrian-friendly, and is one of Italy's most beautiful cities -- it's more compact, and less gritty, than Rome. The Duomo is the most iconic sight here, but other popular attractions include Michelangelo's "David" at the Galleria dell'Accademia, the works of Botticelli and da Vinci at the Uffizi, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge, which dates back to the 1300s. The Piazza della Signora is a popular tourist hub, and many hotels are located near it.

  • 21-minute drive from Peretola Airport
  • 1-hour-and-19-minute drive from Galileo Galilei Airport
  • 2-minute walk to Piazza della Repubblica
  • 4-minute walk to Piazza della Signoria -- the political center of Florence
  • 4-minute walk to Palazzo Strozzi cultural center
  • 1- to 5-minute walk to dozens of bars and restaurants
  • 1- to 5-minute walk to designer shopping
  • 6-minute walk to the iconic Duomo cathedral
  • 7-minute walk to Palazzo Rucellai
  • 11-minute walk to Museo dei Fratelli Alinari photography museum
  • 5-minute walk to the Uffizi Gallery, which houses Botticelli's "Birth of Venus"
  • 6-minute walk to Piazza Santa Croce
  • 7-minute walk to the 14th-century Ponte Vecchio bridge
  • 7-minute walk to Museo Galileo
  • 7-minute walk to Teatro Verdi
  • 9-minute walk to Museo Horne, which houses a private collection of Renaissance art and furniture
  • 12-minute walk to Santa Maria Novella train station
  • 10-minute walk to San Lorenzo Market
  • 20-minute walk to Giardini della Fortezza
  • 13-minute drive to Galleria dell'Accademia, home to Michelangelo's "David" statue
  • 14-minute drive to the Stibbert Museum, which features international artifacts
  • 18-minute drive to Boboli Gardens

 Bottom Line

The Hotel Brunelleschi is a historic boutique property that's on the higher end of the price scale -- for good reason. The 95 rooms are of average size by Florence standards, and have lovely, classic decor -- wood floors, crisp white linens, wall panel molding, and in suites, four-poster canopy beds (though some rooms have contemporary touches, such as dramatic headboards). The hotel juxtaposes modern design elements such as glass staircases with historic elements such as old stone walls, and houses a private museum displaying ancient Roman artifacts found near the hotel. It's a convenient location for first-time visitors to Florence, just a short walk away from high-end shopping and popular museums, and the train station.

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Address

  • Via Santa Elisabetta Florence, FI 50122 Italy

Room Types

  • Bargello Suite
  • Classic Executive Room
  • Classic Executive Room W/ View On Via Dei Calzaiouli
  • Deluxe Executive Panorama Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe Room W/ Direct View of the Duomo
  • Deluxe Room W/ Side View of the Duomo Chapel
  • Deluxe Room W/ View on Via Dei Calzaiouli
  • Duomo Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Junior Suite Executive
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Pool Suite
  • Superior Executive Room
  • Superior Executive Room W/ View on Via Dei Calzaiouli

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 92
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Florence, Province of Florence
Address: Via Santa Elisabetta Florence, FI 50122 Italy
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