Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Hotel Palazzo Dal Borgo Aprile is a family-run hotel in a Renaissance-era building. Rooms are decorated in traditional Florentine style with canopy beds and rich upholstery, and street-side rooms on the upper floors offer fantastic views over the rooftops of central Florence. Despite the age of the building -- it was built in 1480 -- bathrooms are functional and have large bathtubs, as well wonderfully detailed decor. Room keys attached to large red tassels are a memorable touch.