Italy's Amalfi Coast has long attracted tourists with its breathtaking cliffs, colorful buildings dotting the hills, and charming town centers. Throughout the popular towns and smaller villages are excellent hotels that offer quintessential Italian getaways alongside jaw-dropping sea views. We've explored this famous destination from top to bottom and found the best hotels along the Amalfi Coast. Whether you want to stay in hot spots like Amalfi and Positano, or the hilltop town of Ravello, we picked a hotel for you.
One of the most famous hotels along the Amalfi Coast, Il San Pietro di Positano is a stunning cliffside property set a five-minute water taxi from Positano’s port. Luxurious, elegant, and quiet, Il San Pietro makes for a stellar honeymoon or romantic getaway. Highlights here include a huge outdoor terrace offering a bar menu and sensational views of both Praiano and Positano, a Michelin-starred restaurant, a small spa, and a private beach that can be reached by elevator or 402 steps. Guests can also take a free cruise around the coast. The 57 chic rooms are individually decorated, and all have furnished terraces with sea views, free minibars, and air-conditioning.
Located in the hilltop town of Ravello, Belmond Hotel Caruso is one of the most luxe hotels in all of Italy. It affords excellent Tyrrhenian Sea and town vistas from its outdoor infinity pool, well-regarded restaurants and bars, and many rooms. The property occupies an 11th-century palace, with Moorish arches and preserved ancient walls adding lovely historic touches. The 50 rooms and suites have beautifully tiled floors and marble bathrooms, and a classic style that will either come off charming or a bit dated. Free buffet breakfasts, a small spa and gym, and free shuttle service to Amalfi and Positano add value, and the hotel is suitable for both couples and families.
Set in the charming town of Amalfi, Santa Caterina Hotel is a historic 1880-built property constructed right into the rocky cliffs, allowing for gorgeous sea views. This luxurious hotel offers lush gardens, open-air verandas, and a sophisticated Mediterranean style. The 66 rooms here come with individually painted Majolica tiles, wall murals, and beautiful wood furniture, plus furnished balconies or terraces. Features consist of a seasonal outdoor pool, a spa offering massages, wellness treatments, and a sauna, and a tasty restaurant serving free breakfasts.
The 22-room Relais Paradiso has a secluded, scenic setting a 10-minute drive from the center of Vietri sul Mare, which is on the eastern edge of the Amalfi Coast. The spacious and stylish rooms are equipped with outdoor spaces, romantic glass bathrooms, and flat-screen TVs, plus most have separate tubs and showers. An array of top-notch features include a rooftop pool with lovely views, a well-regarded restaurant with a popular outdoor terrace serving free breakfast, and free shuttle service to a sister hotel’s spa.
Although it’s one of the most expensive hotels along the Amalfi Coast, Le Sirenuse Hotel is easily one of Positano’s most popular properties. The swish hotel offers all the expected amenities of a luxury property, including a stellar central location within walking distance of top attractions. A Michelin-starred restaurant with beautiful terrace views, an oyster and Champagne bar, a charming outdoor pool, and an upscale spa with treatment rooms and a sauna keep guests on-site. Nearly all of the 58 individually decorated rooms have terraces with amazing views, plus free Wi-Fi, large whirlpool tubs, and antique furniture come standard.
The 11th-century Villa Cimbrone is one of the most iconic buildings in Ravello, having once been a monastery and then a private property for an English lord who transformed it with its now-famous gardens. Today, it’s family-run, and it attracts guests and non-guests alike with its beautiful rose- and statue-filled gardens overlooking the sea. Those who stay overnight are rewarded with individually decorated rooms that have furnished terraces — many with amazing vistas. A Michelin-starred eatery serves free breakfasts with Prosecco, and there’s a swimming pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Set in the quaint town of Praiano, Hotel Pellegrino is a lovely family-run guesthouse made up of only nine rooms. It has a lush cliffside location that offers stunning views of the sea and out to Capri. Grounds contain ivy and flowering vines, plus a stellar rooftop terrace with various seating arrangements. Inside, travelers will find local ceramics, attractive architecture full of arches and angles, and romantic rooms, some of which have sea views. There’s little more than a restaurant here, but the staff’s service is raved about.
Le Agavi Hotel is an upscale property set outside the center of Positano, on a cliff that allows for magnificent sea and city views. The property is spread across five levels, which are connected by a funicular cable car and elevators, and all 55 rooms have sea vistas from their terrace. Extensive features include a private beach with an adjacent restaurant, an outdoor pool with a bar, a gourmet restaurant run by a Michelin-starred chef, and a gorgeous terrace with bar service and a poolside massage hut. The free breakfast is excellent, and a free hourly shuttle runs to the town center.
Located a five-minute walk from Amalfi, NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi is housed in a beautifully restored medieval monastery. Luxurious and romantic, the Grand Hotel Convento has a spectacular cliffside setting and a 1,000-foot-long terrace that houses a small infinity pool and adjacent cafe/bar. Unlike many of the area’s hotels, the rooms here are swish and modern, all with sea views, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs, plus terraces in some. The restaurant serves local cuisine and free breakfast spreads, and a spa offers massage treatments and a Turkish bath.
Located in the hills above Conca dei Marini, one of the many fishing villages of the Amalfi Coast, the 20-room Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa is a luxury property with a romantic atmosphere that makes it popular with vacationing couples. Acting as a monastery from 1681 to 1912, the structure was converted into a hotel in 1924. Today, the classically elegant hotel has terraces of landscaped gardens with lounge space, an infinity pool, and a striking spa with original old stone walls and archways. Free breakfasts are delivered to guest rooms, which have gorgeous sea views.
The adults-only Casa Angelina is set on the Praiano cliffs, providing spectacular views of Positano and Capri. The 39 all-white rooms are modern and chic, and all come with terraces, bathrobes and slippers, and flat-screen TVs. Guests get access and lounge chairs at La Gavitella Beach Club and Bar, which can be reached by an elevator, followed by 200 steps. Meanwhile, on-site features consist of a small outdoor pool, an indoor wellness center with a spa, sauna, and a gym, and a restaurant serving tasty Italian fare. A cigar bar and cocktail lounge are also here.
A five-minute walk from Amalfi’s center, the 43-room Hotel Luna Convento is an upper-middle-range property with a gorgeous cliffside location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Occupying a former 13th-century convent, the hotel has undeniable historic charm, with appealing fresco ceilings, Vietri tile floors, Roman-style arches, and a beautiful cloister and courtyard. The spacious rooms have Mediterranean-style decor, air-conditioning, and flat-screen TVs, plus some add sea-view balconies. Two restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free breakfast buffet are added pros.
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