The mid-range Marina Piccola 73 has nine charming rooms a couple minutes’ walk from the Port of Sorrento. Individually styled rooms are stylish and quiet, with unique options such as a dual-level Tower Room and room with a cave-like bathroom, though all have air-conditioning, at least partial sea views, and minibars. All rates include a well-regarded breakfast with eggs, pastries, and cold meats, served on a lovely terrace overlooking the sea and Mount Vesuvius. A lobby bar serves drinks throughout the day, but there’s no full restaurant here. In fact, the only other real amenities are free Wi-Fi and parking. Also note that reaching the main square of town requires walking up many steep steps or taking an elevator (fee). For a spot closer to the town center, consider Magi House Relais.
The nine-room Hotel La Moresca is a pretty mid-range property set a 10-minute walk from Ravello’s center. Rooms are colorful and modern, all with furnished balconies, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and showers. Some have stellar sea views, while others overlook the hillside. Free continental breakfast buffets with sweet and savory fare are served on a top-floor terrace with gorgeous vistas, plus there’s a rooftop deck with a couple of worn loungers and panoramic views. A ground-level eatery serves Italian dishes for lunch and dinner, and guests receive a discount. Free property-wide Wi-Fi is reliable, but parking requires a fee. This is a good pick for travelers who want to be a bit outside the hubbub of town, while travelers wanting to be closer to sights should consider Hotel Villa Fraulo.