Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Milan.
The Residence Aramis Downtown is a mid-range boutique condo property with 27 units. While it lacks standard hotel features (there's no pool, restaurant, or bar), its apartment-style set up equals privacy and a home-like atmosphere within one of Italy's biggest cities. Situated in the bustling district of Navigli, the Aramis is located in an area with some of Milan's best nightlife and a healthy selection of restaurants and shops to boot. The colorful apartments come equipped with kitchenettes, making them a great self-catering option for tourists or business travelers on longer stays. Some apartments can sleep up to 10 people, ideal for large families and groups. If you must have an on-site restaurant, spa, and fitness center check rates at BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles -- though you'll lose the kitchen amenities and Navigli neighborhood.
This five-pearl perfume-factory-turned-hotel is one of the top boutique hotels in Milan. It's far from the city center, but its location in a trendy design district seems appropriate for its fashionable vibe. The 39 chic rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars, and electronic wall panels that control the temperature. On-site features are what’s expected of a luxury boutique hotel: a stylish Italian restaurant and bar, a rooftop and garden terrace, and a modern (though small) gym and spa with massages available. But the open-air lobby might be too cold in the winters for some. Travelers may want to compare rates with the Boscolo Milano, which has an indoor pool, a larger spa, and bolder, more colorful interior design.
The Hotel Sanpi Milano, a 79-room, four pearl property, is a 12-minute walk to the city's central railway station. Some of the rooms face an interior garden -- the hotel's most charming feature -- where guests can take coffee or a glass of wine. Other rooms have balconies. A four-suite villa can also be rented. The fitness center is in a former wine cellar, with an array of equipment and mounted TVs under a brick, barrel-vaulted ceiling. A sumptuous breakfast buffet is included in the room rate, and is served in a room whose sky-blue walls include painted flowers and trellises. A small, understated bar occupies a second-floor balcony but guests looking for a less staid atmosphere should consider Hotel Mediolanum Milan.
The Starhotels E.c.ho. is a 143-room upscale, eco-friendly property that's a short walk to Milan’s central railway station and the subway. Decor is stylish and modern throughout, and upgraded rooms have balconies with nice views. Breakfast is included in the rates, and the hotel has an organic Italian restaurant and indoor/outdoor bar, along with a small but well-equipped gym. Wi-Fi is free throughout, and meeting spaces are available. On the down side, standard rooms can be small, there’s no parking, and some services require fees. Travelers could also consider the nearby Hotel Mediolanum, which has lower rates.
The 250-room upscale Radisson Blu Hotel, Milan is a large, stylish four-pearl property that maintains the high standards of this well-known chain. Located on the outskirts of Milan, there are excellent transit links close to the hotel, meaning getting into the city is easy, although it does take a while. There’s lavish Italian-Indonesian decor throughout, and spacious, comfortable rooms with generously sized bathrooms. Facilities include an indoor pool, a spa, and a gym, and the on-site Italian restaurant has outside seating, but the hot and cold buffet breakfast isn’t included in most rates. Guests get free Wi-Fi access and free newspapers and magazines, and parking is available. For something similar that’s closer to the city center, consider the Enterprise Hotel.
The 144-room Una Hotel Century is a three-and-a-half-pearl hotel in one of Milan’s business districts. Guest rooms are clean and modern, with a white and chocolate brown color scheme, but they lack adequate soundproofing. There’s an on-site Italian restaurant, a cafe, and a free breakfast service, plus meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi for business guests. However, the lack of a business center or public computers is odd for a business hotel. Tourists wishing to be closer to the city center may want to consider the NH Collection Milano President, while business travelers could check the prices at the Windsor Hotel Milano, which has room service and a business center.
The 103-room NH Milano Machiavelli is an upper-middle-range chain property in the Porta Venezia district of central Milan. Sleek and airy common spaces include a light-filled restaurant and bar where a free breakfast buffet is served daily. Rooms are understated with an old-school style and modern bathrooms, though air-conditioning can be weak and some rooms get traffic noise. The hotel draws many business travelers with its six meeting rooms and comprehensive business center. Travelers with young children might prefer the less work-centric Starhotels Echo, which has a fitness center, stylish rooms, and a fine-dining restaurant.
The Crown Plaza Hotel Milan is a four-pearl property in a bustling neighborhood near the Central Train Station in Milan. The property is popular with business travelers and tourists who want to stay a little further away from the Duomo district to save cash, but still get to the hot spots quickly via the nearby subway entrance. Rooms and suites are jazzed up with marble bathrooms and graphic art. The wellness center is a major perk, with free access to the Turkish bath and sauna. Wi-Fi is free, but breakfast and parking cost extra. Metropolitan Restaurant is a decent choice for lunch and dinner, but there are almost limitless restaurants in the neighborhood if you'd like to explore. Check rates at the nearby BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles if you want an indoor swimming pool.
Best Western Plus Hotel Galles is an upper-middle-range property with more to offer than the average chain hotel in Milan. The hotel retains much of its original 19th-century palace architecture with modern renovations that include a chic rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of Milan. The on-site Turkish bath, sauna, and fitness center are free for all guests to use as well, and breakfast is included in the rates. Rooms are decorated in the classic style and some have beautiful veranda-style balconies; some guests have complained of noise carrying from the street. The nearby Lima Metro Station takes passengers to the city center Duomo Cathedral in just four stops, while world famous Corso Buenos Aires is just outside of the hotel's topiary lined front doors.
The 75-room Hotel Silver is an upscale property located a 20-minute drive from central Milan and an eight-minute drive to the local trade fair and exhibition center. Rooms are stylish with contemporary bathrooms and range from pleasant Standard Rooms to ornate Suites with whirlpool soaking tubs. The property includes a restaurant for all-day dining, a cozy bar, and a fitness center. An outdoor terrace with lots of tables and chairs gives another appealing common space. Nice freebies include buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking. The hotel also provides a free shuttle on the hour to a metro station, though the location is best suited to travelers with cars. For a property right in Milan's business district, travelers may prefer the Four Points by Sheraton Milan Center, which also has eight meeting rooms.
The 30-room Hotel Palladio is a charming budget hotel with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It’s far from the city center but surrounded by restaurants and bars and is well within walking distance to public transportation. Rooms are basic and functional, and surprisingly spacious, with amenities that include air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs (with no English channels); some also have minibars and balconies. The biggest drawbacks are the small showers, slow Wi-Fi speeds at certain times during the day, and lack of breakfast. As an alternative, the 22 Marzo Hotel has more dated decor, but provides a free breakfast and a small on-site bar.
Unlike most Ramada properties, the four-pearl Plaza Milano has both standard hotel rooms and apartment-style residence units. The 167 rooms and 96 apartments are spacious and outfitted with the same modern, retro-style decor that's found in the common areas. Apartment units have kitchenettes and some have separate bedrooms. All guests receive free access to the hotel's large spa facility and fitness center; outdoor parking, Wi-Fi, and breakfast are also free. The hotel is located on the outskirts of town in an area that some past guests have found a bit rough. It's near the Turro metro station, and the hotel provides a free shuttle to the city center. If location is a must have, compare rates at UNA Maison Milano, a boutique property next to the Duomo Cathedral -- but you'll lose most of the free perks and apartment style rooms found at Ramada Plaza Milano.
The Uptown Palace, an upper-middle-range property in the heart of Milan, correctly bills itself as a "business hotel," and its sleek, contemporary interiors as well as its comprehensive business center with five meeting rooms, reflect that. Spacious, modern rooms are a bit bland in terms of decor, but offer a host of amenities and generous bathrooms. In-room Wi-Fi, surprisingly, incurs an extra fee, but it's free in common areas. A breakfast buffet is included in the room rate, though many guests report that like the hotel's design, it lacks spark, and there's also a restaurant serving lunch and dinner. For another modern hotel with similar rates, travelers could try the NH Milano Machiavelli.
Within walking distance of the Milan Cathedral, Opera House, and the Via Montenapoleone shopping district, the upper-middle-range Cavour Hotel is well situated for any tourist who wants to stroll to the sight. While many of the 125 rooms have been recently refurbished, some guests complain about dated furnishings. Potential guests should consider booking an Executive Double Room or Romantic Double Room, which have more contemporary furnishings than the Classic Double or Suite. Features include free breakfast and meeting space for up to 100 people. Travelers interested in staying in the area may want to consider the NH Collection Milano President, which has similar amenities and more updated furnishings at slightly higher room rates.
Located within 200 feet of Turro Metro Station, BEST WESTERN Antares Hotel Concorde is a somewhat dated chain hotel. There’s an Italian restaurant with a wine bar on-site, and breakfast is available for a fee, though it earns mixed reviews. The hotel has a fitness center (a rarity among this category) and garage parking is offered for a charge. The 120 rooms are spacious and clean with several amenities including flat-screen TVs, minibars, and free Wi-Fi. Overall, the hotel provides a solid value for the location.