The historic Hotel Embassy advertises itself as a luxury property, but some of its 38 rooms -- particularly those housed in the newer building -- are not quite high-end. All feature flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi, and some even have furnished terraces. But with decor ranging from classic -- think: wooden beams, restored 19th-century ceiling frescoes, and wooden floors -- to generic and contemporary, the design experience can vary greatly. There isn't much in the way of amenities -- just a small business center and an attractive breakfast room with vaulted brick ceilings. The highlight here is arguably the hotel's convenient location, which is adjacent to the Santa Maria Novella train station and within walking distance of major attractions.