The Best Western Hotel Rivoli offers a bit more charm than a standard chain, thanks to its setting in a former convent built more than 500 years ago. Architectural details such as wood-beamed ceilings and sandstone columns create old-world charm, while the artwork on display adds an elegant touch. The 80 rooms look dated, however, with floral print furnishings and pastel walls. The hotel features pretty courtyards and a Jacuzzi, which are popular spots for guests to unwind after a day of sightseeing. Many of Florence's famous landmarks are within a 15-minute walk of the hotel.